The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce continued with budget preparations Wednesday evening, listening to the annual report and funding request from Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce president Eric Sensenich.

Sensenich highlighted some of chamber's activities and noted that the organization is 300 members strong. Among activities, he noted, were the annual awards banquet, which was attended bo more than 215 people, Great Northwest Day at the Capitol, the annual Piccadilly Ladies Night Gala and Auction, which attracted more than 300 women last year, the Chautauqua in the Park, the Holiday Parade, and much more.

Last year, the chamber requested, and was funded $4,950. The same is being requested this year

The city began hearing annual reports during the regular city council meeting Monday night. The city's fiscal year begins April 1.