Chamber members are reminded Wednesday, Jan. 17 will be the next meeting date for the business luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at Dodson’s on Broadway in New Lexington.

Speakers will be Detective Lieutenant Kevin Starrett from the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, and Task Force Criminal Analyst Eric Brooks.

Reservations are not required, but we would like a tentative head count. Please call the Chamber office at 740-342-3547 or email us at pcccofc@yahoo.com by 10 a.m. on the 17th with numbers. Both a chicken breast and a pork tenderloin lunch will be offered for $15 which include two sides, dessert, beverage, and gratuity.

Groundhog breakfast, Feb. 2

Invitations/reservation materials have been sent out for this third annual event which will be held on Friday morning, Feb. 2 at Sheridan High School.

Holly Hoffman, the last woman standing on CBS hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua” and author of “Your Winner Within,” will be the keynote speaker.

This event is open to the public, but has limited seating, so contact the Chamber of Commerce Office right away for tickets.

Board of Directors election results

Kathleen Danielson, Kevin Howell, John Largent and Chad Winegardner have been re-elected to new three-year terms on the 12-member Board of Directors.

Feel free to contact them or any other board members with suggestions, needs, etc. that you may have for the chamber.

‘Shop Local’ billboard campaign info

Two new billboards will begin showing up throughout Perry County and beyond starting next month. Special thanks to the following businesses for their commitment to this important message to our residents:

12 months — Allwell Behavorial Health Services, Dodson’s on Broadway, Mt. Perry Propane, Peyton Flooring, Snider-Flautt Lumber, and The Peoples National Bank.

6 months — Hill Real Estate, New Dimensions Fitness & Tanning, New Lex PRO Hardware, North Valley Bank, Thompson Insurance, and Wichert Insurance.

Membership information

Thanks to all of you who have already renewed your Chamber membership for 2018. We certainly appreciate your support. Hopefully, the rest of you can still locate the Membership Renewal materials that were sent out last month. We will be sending our “Second Notices” soon, so you can save us postage, etc. by completing the requested materials and sending that in along with your payment.

Also, any leads, help, etc. that you can provide to potential new members, in or outside the county would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your involvement in your Chamber of Commerce.

Membership discount program materials

A complete listing of participating businesses and their discount offerings, along with special cards for all your employees, should be sent to you by the end of January.

If your business would like to offer a special discount to chamber members and their employees: (1) complete the information on the Membership Renewal Form in your packet or (2) contact the Chamber Office and let us know of your interest.

Thanks to those members already participating in this program by offering discounts!

College and Training Fair, Feb. 2

“Train to Work,” is the focus of this special fair that will be held Friday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Perry County District Library in New Lexington. Representatives from several Career and Training Centers will be on hand to provide the information.

To register or for more information contact Jace Jackson, Perry County Job and Family Services at 740-721-0068.

Upcoming events

January

- 19 — ‘Class Reunion’ presented by PCCAC –New Lexington

- 20 — ‘Class Reunion’ presented by PCCAC – at Tecumseh Theater, Shawnee

- 21 — ‘Class Reunion’ presented by PCCAC – at Burr Oak Lodge.

February

1-3 — ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’ by PCCAC.

Blood drives

January

11 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Crooksville High School

16 – 8 a.m. to noon, Miller High School

24 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Lexington High School

27 – 8 a.m. — 1 p.m., Junction City American Legion

February

6 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheridan High School

8 – 2 to 7p.m., Amvets Post 51

10 – 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thornville Masonic Lodge.

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