From the Director’s Desk
Happy July! We enjoyed a fun but eventful June here at your Chamber office! Thanks to everyone who helped make the Women’s Golf Outing & Caddy Auction a huge success! Twenty teams of women, their caddies, and many volunteers enjoyed a fabulous day! We had delicious food all day, the weather held out, great golf, many people won prizes for their golf skills and our auction was awesome thanks to the many generous businesses who donated items! Speaking of auctions, the Caddy auction continues to get better each year!!! Be sure to attend this fun event next year!! You won’t want to miss the caddies enjoy their time on stage as our emcee Lon Wilson introduces them to the ladies. Lon keeps the evening entertaining and fun. Then see the bidding war begin. A fun evening is had by all and it is just the pre-party for the next day’s golf outing.
Speaking of golf, join us of our Fall Golf Outing on August 29th at Mt. Hope Golf Course. I don’t want to wish away summer, but mark your calendars for this fun and fantastic event! This event fills up quickly, especially with adding some new teams this year. Be sure to register your team soon. We will be looking for hole sponsors, beverage sponsors (we need several of these!!), auction items and line prizes to give away and more. This is a great opportunity to display your company logo to almost 200 people from all over the region. I guarantee you a fun-filled day including delicious food, cold beverages, fun games, friendly volunteers, fabulous prizes and a great day of golf. Of course, we will be continuing the party on the deck at Hunter’s Inn after the event, which is on the way home for many of us. This year we have added a Hole in One cash prize of $10,000.00 sponsored by DJB group & Steve Fisher.
Our 10th Anniversary Celebration of Thunder in the City is August 3rd & 4th.. Join us for FREE events and there is something for everyone. For our 10th Anniversary, we are featuring 10 local bands. The bands will be Edenlight, Mayflower Hill, Rick & The Roadhouse Rockers, Square Roots, 50 Miles to Empty, Sofa King Cool Band, 41 North, Go for Broke and Jakes Blues! We still need sponsors for the event and are trying to fill the streets with vendors. We are adding more kids’ activities and bringing back the poker walk this year! Get your scorecard at the ABATE booth, go to all 5 stops to get your poker cards and the best poker hand at the end will win half the money collected. See the event flyer for all the event details.
Our fun events do not stop there! The Chamber’s 4th Annual Wine & Brew Walk will be Saturday, September 15th. This is an event you don’t want to miss! This will be a great way to spend the afternoon & early evening with friends and visit businesses you may not normally get to. There will be 15-20 stops with wineries, breweries, & distilleries represented. People will come from all over for this event, and it is the perfect opportunity to get your logo and company name to people. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available. Many of these include event tickets. I know that a few locations have planned live music after the event, so be sure to plan accordingly. Each year this event has sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early. Arrive early & enjoy our downtown! Grab lunch, shop downtown, grab a coffee or sweet treat at a local bakery, check out the Market House vendors & make a day of it!
I hope that you have a happy and safe 4th of July holiday with your family and friends and I look forward to seeing 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.