The Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce hosted their "Community Forecast Breakfast" Friday morning.
One day before "Chillicothe Chuck" looks for his shadow, six speakers gave an overview of last year's happenings and this year's predictions.
They include an expansion at Kenworth...a regional economic development outreach...how farmers have had too much quantity and not enough quality in their harvests...making downtown Chillicothe more walkable...and preparing for the Hopewell UN listing.
Chamber president and CEO Mike Throne pointed out the biggest news was from APEG, the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth . He said they hope to have a "regional prosperity plan" put out in June.
That was presented by Chillicothe business owner Katie Farber, who is also the vice president of APEG, which covers 24 Ohio counties and 13,000 square miles.
She said they will have "engagement events" to hear from businesses, both regionally and locally.
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils and local culture