• Welcome to The Meadville - Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce  Welcome to The Meadville - Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce

    Mission Statement -

    The Chamber works collectively to build business and connect community, provide educational programs,

    promote our members and empower leaders of tomorrow.

     

    Vision Statement -

    Leading our community to prosperity.

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    From the Director’s Desk

     

    I am looking forward to the holidays and at the same time, find it hard to believe another year is ready to begin soon! Time flies by as we get older. I heard that saying often growing up and it is now a reality. I know these last couple years have been different for all of us, in one way or another. I hope that you reach the end of this year with good health, lasting memories, positive experiences and are looking forward to a new year!

    We are pleased to say that our Women in Business Expo was a huge success and lovely evening for approximately 150 women! We highlighted numerous locally women owned or managed businesses, heard community updates from several dynamic business and community leaders, shopped for ourselves or the holidays and enjoyed a wonderful ladies night out supporting other businesswomen! Thanks to all our sponsors and ladies that attended for making this event possible, and to the Country Club for the fabulous evening!

    At the Chamber, this year has been unique, like many of your businesses. We want to sincerely thank you for your continued support of all that we do. We are proud to say that our Chamber continues to grow & thrive, our partnerships are strong, our Leadership Meadville program is mid-way through our 12th year, our Foundation continues to accomplish great things in our education systems with the partnerships that Eileen Mullen has with our business & community leaders and the educators. We are thrilled to have been able to hold many of our signature events in person these last few months and are eager to share our 2022 calendar of events and programs with you. Our Businesswomen’s group will meet at our member businesses this next year to highlight a variety of our members. Our Human Resources meeting will continue to bring you expert speakers and cover important topics. We will hold quarterly Chamber informational sessions for you to have the opportunity to learn more about what we do on a regular basis and the many opportunities there are with your Chamber membership. If you are unable to attend these meetings, please feel free to schedule a one-on-one meeting with me at any time!

    Our Light Up Night and First Friday will be spectacular this year on Friday, December 3rd, thanks to the collaboration from the Chamber, MIBA, and the City of Meadville! There will be close to 40 ice sculptures throughout the downtown to enjoy, along with the free hot cocoa & cookies from the Pampered Palate and Allegheny College. Santa will arrive in Diamond Park to officially light the Christmas tree! This is the perfect night for the whole family to enjoy! Our final event of the year will be our Annual Christmas Party and Member Appreciation evening on Wednesday, December 8th at the Hotel Conneaut, where we will celebrate our members, announce various event & raffle winners, announce our new 2022 Board members while thanking our entire Board of Directors, enjoy live music by Love Minus Zero and delicious food & cocktails with our friends & business colleagues.

    We are all set with a schedule of events and programs for 2022 for you and will kick the year off with our signature Chamber GALA on Saturday, January 8th at the Meadville Country Club! This is an event you do not want to miss! Join us for live music by 50 Miles to Empty and Justin Gray, delectable food including our carving stations and seafood shooters! I am anxious to see the lavish dessert display from Confections of a Cake Lover, which is as delicious as it looks, which is always outstanding! Many of you look forward to the signature bourbon, scotch, wine and beer sampling compliments of Rob & Nancy Smith and Tye & Meghan Cressman. This year we will also have the addition of Cussewago Creek Distillery samples to go along with the favorite and unique features. Get your friends together as this will be a great party that you want to attend.

    I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & healthy New Year. I hope you are blessed to see your family and dear friends over the holiday time and enjoy quality time with those you love. Please do remember the reason for this season and if you are able to, share with those less fortunate than we are and check on those that are unable to see or be with any loved ones over this time.  I look forward to seeing you very soon, at any or many of our events.

    Sincerely,

    Christa

     

     

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  • "Today’s Chamber is a vital networking source to help develop my business.  I can’t imagine being a business owner in Meadville without being an active member of the local Chamber.  "

    -Dan Crandall, owner of Fine Print Commercial Printers

  • YOUR CHAMBER, YOUR VOICE

  • The Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is the third oldest chamber in the nation and has supported the businesses and communities of Western Crawford County and beyond for over 200 years! We offer several programs, events, and services to help your business and assist in the renaissance of this great region.

    The links below will take you to some of these events and services.