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Our Mission:
The Highland County Chamber of Commerce is an active advocate and resource for our business community, promoting economic and community development.

Our Vision:
To provide benefits to businesses that no business can live without.

Chamber Annual Diner a success

The Highland County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, Oct 7, at Back Room Paradise in New Market. Close to 150 guests attended “Autumn Night in the Country” and enjoyed an evening of networking within the Highland County business community. Dinner was provided by Jill’s Farmhouse Catering, Shoelaces Catering, Batter Up Bakery, White’s Bakery, The Daily Grind, The Frog & Club Restaurant, and Larry’s Party Shop.

Highlights of the evening included comments made by Chamber Board President Seth Philips, a financial report was given by Scott Hopf, Board Treasurer, remarks by Chamber Executive Director Jamie Wheeler, and county and state issue updates from Commissioner David Daniels and Representative Shane Wilkin.

Over 35 different local businesses donated items for gift baskets that were raffled off at the conclusion of the evening. A ‘smores bar and photo booth were also present to encourage networking among guests.

Platinum sponsors for the event included: Adena Health System, Bear Mechanical, Merchants National Bank, Southern Hills Community Bank. Gold sponsors were: First State Bank, Great Oaks Career Campuses, Hamilton Insurance Agency/Grange Insurance, Highland District Hospital, NCB, Peoples Bank, Southern State Community College. Silver sponsors included: Barr Pharmacy, Edward Jones – Susan Vaher, Highland County Water Company, Huhtamaki Inc, Innergex, National Grid Renewables, Shabby Moose, Southern Ohio RetroFoam, The Linen Closet, and Wooden It Be Nice. Bronze sponsors for the event: Burwinkel Family Dentistry, Chris Mahan Consulting, Classic Real Estate Company, Farm Credit Mid-America, Greenfield Research, Highland County Historical Society, Horne Law Office Inc, Hunter Family Chiropractic, Kibler Lumber, Shafer Heating and Cooling, Stevens Do It Best Hardware, and Village of Leesburg.

Businesses and individuals who donated to the raffle baskets included: 62 Classics' Diner, Bob Hottle, Bowman's County Line Store, Cincinnati Zoo, Classic Real Estate, Cundiff's, Faith's Boutique, Family Farm & Home, Franklin House, From Me to You, Hillsboro Orpheum, Hillsboro YMCA, Hometown Woodwerks, iHeart Radio, Innergex, Janie's Closet, Jerry Haag Motors, Lind Media, Lori Tompkins, Merle Norman, Momma's, Rick's Hometown Appliances, Robyn Coomer - Classic Real Estate, Single Office Stop, Southern Hills Community Bank, Southern Ohio Appraisers, Star Cinemas, Tara Pendell, The Alley, The Arven Group, Times Gazette, Tissot's Home Center, and Tux & Tan.

Proceeds from the event allows the Chamber to support their initiatives of advocating for the business community while promoting economic and community development.

For more photos from the event, visit the Chamber’s Facebook page. Plans for the 2022 Chamber annual dinner will be made available in early 2022.

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