From the Director’s Desk
Happy Spring! This is one of my favorite times of the year. We are in full event mode! One of our biggest nights of the year is our Annual Diamond Awards Celebration. We will recognize numerous individuals, companies, and non-profit organizations at our Awards night. We will also recognize the Raymond P. Shafer Award winner and the Lew & Ellie Davies Community Service Award. This year’s Diamond Awards Celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at the Pampered Palate Conference Center. We will feature a cocktail reception from 5-6p.m., dinner at 6:00 with the program to follow. Be sure to make your reservations now for the Chamber’s biggest night of the year. Help us recognize your fellow business colleagues and celebrate with this year’s award recipients. Congratulations to all nominees in each category!
Ladies, get your golf team together!! We will kick off our 2-day event with the Caddy Auction on Tuesday, June 25th at the ICC and the Women’s Golf Outing on the 26th at Whispering Pines Golf Course! The Caddy Auction is an event for everyone, and this year will also be our Business After Hours for June - whether you are involved in the golf outing or not. Get your basket raffle tickets, see which local businessman goes for top dollar to caddy for which team! This is a fun night of good food, cocktails and entertainment as Lon Wilson auctions our caddies off to the highest bidding team. In addition to the regular fun at this golf outing, we have added some friendly competition! This year our theme is a Fiesta! Break out your sombreros & ponchos, bright colored clothing, and there may even be a piñata. This is sure to be a fun event. We will have the best-decorated golf cart & team outfit competition as well as the best-dressed caddy. We will surely sample some fun cocktails including mojitos & margaritas, a tequila tasting & more!!
This year marks the 11th Anniversary of Thunder in the City and we have a fantastic weekend community celebration planned for August 2nd & 3rd! The featured bands will be The Groove on Friday night and the Porcelain Bus Drivers on Saturday night! Join us for the Thunder Bike Run from ST&T, the car show, and more. We will have new additions to the old favorites like the corn-hole tournament, the dunking booth, the local vendors and some local food trucks this year.
Rounding out August will be our Fall Golf Outing on August 28th at Mt. Hope Golf Course! This signature event fills up quickly, so be sure to get your team together and register. This is always a day of fun in the sun, great food, the breakfast cocktail station sponsored by Firehouse Tap & Grille, unlimited cold beverages, fun games on the course, prizes for golfers and more!
There is always something happening at your local Chamber and I am proud to say that we continue to grow each month! I sincerely thank you for your continued support of the Chamber whether you have been a long time member or have just recently joined. Our programs and events are not possible without your support.
Happy Spring and I hope to see you soon!
"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.