Business After Hours
August 13th
5:00 - 7:00PM

Barrel Run Crossing Winery
3272 Industry Rd.
Rootstown, 44272

Stop by and
enjoy a local favorite!

Sign up now and get great benefits:

  • Free Listing on our Website
  • Free Advertising in Chamber Ads
  • Networking with all members
  • Discounts at Community Expo
  • SummaHealth Insurance Plans



Saturday, October 24th
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Rootstown High School Gymnasium

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and a printable booth reservation form.

or secure your booth now and pay online:

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Welcome to the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce

I hope everyone has been enjoying this hot summer weather and have been having a resounding success at your business! Thank you to all who have come out to the many events this spring and summer.

Your support and attendance means a lot to this organization. We have set a big goal for the 2016 scholarship fund. In the past, we have always provided two $500.00 scholarships to graduating seniors of the Rootstown High School. Well, in 2016 Bio-Med Science Acedemy, located at NEOMED University, will graduate its first ever class of seniors! What an accomplishment for the school and this community.

That accomplishment means that we have chosen to broaden our horizons and not lessen the awards to the Rootstown High School seniors, but rather add to our support by providing Bio-Med with its own scholarship. This is a tall order for us, which is why we have focused the many after-hours-events. Those networking sessions not only help all of us get to know fellow Chamber businesses, but also allow us to sell raffle tickets in an effort to raise those additional funds for the scholarship.

Therefore, if you have not yet made it to an event, or maybe you would like catch up with old friends and local business leaders such as yourself, we do have a few more opportunities to get to know a few more of the Chamber member businesses and more chances to support that scholasrship fund:

Summer 2015
Barrel Run Winery
August 13, 2015
5:00PM – 7:00PM

Fall 2015
Randolph Home Furnishings
Date & Time: TBD

FALL 2015
The Annual Expo
October 24th, 2015
Rootstown High School
10:00AM – 2:00PM

Winter 2015
Santa Comes To Rootstown
Saturday, Dec. 5th
5:30PM – 8:00PM
First Congregational Church, Rt.44/18


June General Membership Meeting

GUEST SPEAKER: Brad Ehrhart, President
Portage County Development Board

What a valuable resource our businesses have in the Portage County Development Board (PCDB). They are an economic trade organization that will help businesses all over Portage County. Brad informed us just how the PCDB connects business owners with the resources necessary to: start and/or manage a business; obtain education and financing; and can be a liaison with government offices when issues arise.
They are a wealth of information!

Contact Brad at: (330) 297-3470 or


To promote the interest of its members and of business in general
To create a bond among existing businesses
To promote new business in the area
To inform the public of existing and new business
To work with schools, residents, and other community organizations
To be a source of information about the community

President - Denese Schneckenburger • Vice President - Peter (Bud) Sworak • Treasurer - Ina Sayre • Secretary - Pam England

Trustees - Linda Hankins, Vince Pelose, Dave May