Next Monthly Meeting
a luncheon!

August 11th, 8:00AM
Location: TBA

Speaker: Lori Wemhoff
Central Portage County
Visitor Convention Bureau

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Welcome to the Rootstown Area Chamber of Commerce

We have a winner! Thursday, June 18th was the business after hours Wine & Beer Tasting at NEOMED's New Center and it was a wonderful success. A lot of people stopped out to enjoy the evening and have a taste of local wine and beer. How nice it is that so many people join in these local events to support the community. We even spotted the Mayor of Kent!

During the evening, we held a raffle ticket sale to benefit the Chamber Scholarship program. That too was a grand success. Thank you to all who purchased tickets. Your support means a lot to our organization and the graduating seniors who benefit from your generosity. Ticket number 499359 drawn and the winner of the lottery bouquet was......Kayla Scalf. Congratulations to her. She promises to let us know if she hit the jackpot! Pictured at right is Kayla with her prize and boyfriend Christopher Madias:

Don't forget our other upcoming events: Mi Rancho Cruise-in after-hours (6/23), Angelos Pizza after-hours (7/15) and planning has begun for the annual Community Expo (10/24). Stop by and catch up with fellow chamber members. Don't forget that you too can purchase raffle tickets at each event to have a chance at winning a door prize. Prizes vary by event and are donated by local businesses. All proceeds benefit the Chamber Scholarship Program.

Summer 2015
Angelos Pizzeria @ the Farmers Market
July 15th, 2015
NEOMED Farmers Market
4:00PM – 6:00PM

Another fun and unique outdoor event. Stop by NEOMED's farmers market to meet the crew of Angelo's Pizzeria. Music, BBQ and a live DJ! Woodie & Sue Goodnight, owners of Angelo's Pizzaria will be holding a 50/50 raffle to support the Chamber Scholarship fund. Come on out and support another great Rootstown business. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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

Planning is underway. Details coming out soon on registration and Chinese Auction.


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