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New to the area?

Contact the Chamber!

demoOur Welcome Mat is out! Are you or do you know of a new resident in our area? Call the chamber at (740) 439-6688 and let us welcome them with a tote bag full of goodies, special deals and other great stuff! Click here for the list of participating Member businesses

Oil & Gas Industry

News and Information

The Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the oil and gas industry to Guernsey County! The chamber's oil and gas coalition meets the first Thursday of every month at 9am at the Southgate Hotel. Open to Chamber members, this informative series of meetings bring our community together with representatives from the industry to discuss current issues and provide information about the shale play here in eastern Ohio.

Latest Ohio Oil & Gas News

Power Point Presentation from Nov. 1st coalition meeting about natural gas vehicles  in PDF format.

View Ohio Shale Energy Conference Video

Community Events

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Guernsey County Profile

Welcome to Guernsey County! We boast that we’re at the crossroads here in the county seat of Cambridge, with the intersection of Interstate Routes 70 and 77. But we’re so much more than a good location. This city and this county have spunk. In fact, in 2009, Cambridge was voted one in five of Ohio’s Best Hometowns! You’ll see it demonstrated in the way we’ve embraced our diverse culture and character. From bountiful farmland to innovative business models, from stellar medical facilities to top-notch school systems, and with prime hunting lands and state parks, Guernsey County provides a way of life that satisfies the soul. And our businesses are able to attract the best employees because of this quality of life.

Guernsey County businesses thrive in an area where the Midwest work ethic abounds. The 350+ members in the Chamber of Commerce work collaboratively to increase vital networking activities, recognize each other’s accomplishments, and continually upgrade the quality and volume of commerce. The Chamber’s role is to be the voice of businesses, and to enhance the culture and quality of life in the Cambridge area. We sponsor a Home, Garden, and Business Expo in the Spring that attracts thousands of attendees to businesses’ exhibit booths; we hold a Fall Auction to promote businesses and area artists; we also sponsor a Welcome Mat program that personally delivers more than 35 participating businesses’ information, as well as critical community information, to the homes of new residents. Monthly Business After Hours and networking events that often include training and upgrading business skills, accent the value that our membership organization provides the business community. And we sponsor a fabulous photo contest that showcases the stunning beauty of Guernsey County – so much so that we make a calendar of the winning photos for sale in our office, in several member businesses, and online. It’s a poignant reminder, month by month, of the beauty that surrounds us.

The Chamber of Commerce provides ongoing programs throughout the year that promote our existing businesses, as well attract new ones.

Our Chamber business members are an active coalition, dedicated to improvement of commerce and the quality of life that we all hold dear. We know that when we work together towards this goal, growth will occur and increased prosperity will follow. Whether you are visiting, or if you are considering a longer commitment to a place you’d like to call home, we’re confident you’ll find a proud and true business community to welcome you in Guernsey County. We are a Chamber with arms wide open to welcome new businesses, new residents, new ideas, and fresh perspective.

When you’re in Cambridge, please stop by the Chamber office at 607 Wheeling Avenue. We’d love to talk with you about the area and provide additional information you’ll find helpful. We’ll keep the light on for you!

Guernsey County Established: 1810
Named For: Island of Guernsey, UK
County Seat: Cambridge
Land Area: 522 Square Miles
Water Area: 6.30 square miles

Population
2010: 40,087
Largest Areas
City of Cambridge: 15,064
Jackson Township: 5,399
City of Byesville: 2,502
Valley Township: 2,378
Adams Township: 2,019

Vital Statistics
Persons per square mile: 76.8
Average age: 37.7
Persons under 18 years of age: 24%
Persons 65 years old and over: 15.7%

Income
Median income: $30,110
Median Income Family: $35,660

Business & Labor
Labor Force, 2009: 19,500
Total number of firms: 3,113
Construction: 5.5%
Retail: 8.4%
Professional/Technical: 14.1%
Government: 20.6%

Agriculture/Farming
Farm Count: 910
Acres in Farming: 137,443
Avg. Farm Acres: 151
% from crops: 26.8%
% from livestock: 73.2%

Housing
Housing Units: 19,609
Renter Occupied: 22.06%
Median Home Cost: $76,720
Median Value owner-occupied: $90,300
Home Ownership: 72.5%
Median Home Age: 39 years
Average Household Size: 2.47

Education
Public School Districts: Cambridge,
Rolling Hills, and East Guernsey
Vocational Schools: 1
4-year public universities: 1
2-year public colleges: 1
Public Libraries: 2
School Enrollment
Population 3 yrs. and over 9,866
Pre-school: 1,185
Grades 1-12: 7,576
College: 1,105
Student-Teacher Ratio: 18.7

Transportation & Roads
Register motor vehicles: 48,564
Interstate Highways:
70 East &West; 77 North & South
State Routes: 40, 22, & 209
U.S. Highway Miles: 39.59
State Highway miles: 153.84
Commercial Municipal Airport: 1
Public Bus System: 1

Health Care
Physicians: 60
Registered Hospitals: 1
Number of Beds: 200
Licensed Nursing Homes: 3
Number of Beds: 250

Communication/Media
Television Stations (local): 1
Radio Stations: 6
Daily Newspapers: 1

County ProfileInformation gathered from:
* U.S. Government Census
* Ohio Department of Development
* Ohio Farm Bureau
 

 

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