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About the Chamber

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is an organization of leading business professionals in the Carroll County area whose vision lays the groundwork for our common economic goals.

Carroll County Ohio Chamber of Commerce

The chamber creates a unified voice for area business owners to accomplish economic, social and local goals with a backdrop of the scenic vistas and rolling hills of Ohio’s Appalachia.

With a strong work ethic, our community has always had a focus on agro-tourism and, most recently, on the oil and gas industry for the development of the Utica Shale. Our residents have a strong entrepreneurial spirit that is evident as small businesses are the backbone of our community.

The chamber acts as a catalyst for business professionals to work together for the common good of the community. It does this through sharing member news in its newsletter and social media, promotes networking opportunities during its luncheons and business after-hours and recognizes member investments into their business with the Golden Shovel Awards.

Carroll County is a great place to visit, live and work. 

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Board

2023 Officers
President: Tait Carter, Kiko Company
Vice President: Susan Williamson, St. Johns Villa
Secretary: Michilyn Hemming, Hemming Benefits 
Treasurer: Nicole Paulette, Elevated Services 

2023 Board Members
Connie Jenkins, The Messenger

Chris Hyde, Boy Scouts of America

Chris Shepherd, Huntington Bank

Kimberly Lewis, Free Press Standard

Melissa Schaar, Carroll County Commissioners Office

Michele Catlett, Consumers National Bank

Michilyn Hemming, Hemming Benefits

Nicole Paulette, Elevated Services

Susan Williamson, St. Johns Villa

Tait Carter, Kiko Company

Wendy Russell, Aultman Hospital



The Board of Directors is elected by the membership and determines the policies and programs. The board employs a paid director, whose responsibility is to organize and execute those policies and programs.

The board meets once a month on the fourth Wednesday at noon at a different location. 

Business Meeting

Economic Development

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce strives to help businesses become and stay successful.

One way we do this is by offering a loan of up to $25,000 to members who meet certain requirements and who will use the funds for property improvements or job creation. This allows local businesses the ability to invest in their company, while still investing in the community through job growth and physical improvements to the business.

The Chamber also provides opportunities for businesses to save money by receiving discounts for services.

Companies can receive discounts on their workers compensation fees through CareWorks Compensation. Office Max Online offers discounts on office supplies to chamber members.

The chamber also offers programs and trainings at discounted rates to chamber members. We also work closely with the Economic Development office in Carroll County to provide maximum benefits to businesses.To learn more, please call 330-627-4811.

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