From the Director’s Desk
Summer is here! We have an event filled summer for our members and community. This month begins daily golf outings, but none are like our Women’s Golf Outing & Caddy Auction! This has proven to be a successful, fun and very entertaining event for all. Please join us on Tuesday, June 25th at the Italian Civic Club from 5-8p.m. for delicious appetizers, a cash bar, a fantastic basket auction, and see which team is bidding on who and for how much? This year we have a Fiesta theme! Wear your sombrero, bright clothing, break out your maracas & more! Enjoy delicious themed appetizers & specialty themed cocktails! Lon Wilson is our emcee & host for the event, which always proves to be very entertaining! The golf outing is the next day on the 26th at Whispering Pines, where we will be enjoying that fiesta theme complete with some fun games, amazing Fiesta bar, margaritas & coronas & more! Be sure to get your team together to join the fun, we still have sponsorship opportunities to be part of the fun & get your logo out on the course to show your support of this fun event!
August rolls in with the 11th Anniversary of Thunder in the City on the 2nd & 3rd! Join us for this fun annual event which begins Friday night with the Lang Motors Classic Car Cruise In, vendors open at 5pm, and this year we are very excited to feature local Erie award winning band, The Groove!
We return bright & early Saturday morning for the many annual events that take place during Thunder like the classic car show, the crafters & vendors, the Do Wopp Diner live broadcast in the Diamond Park Gazebo, the RoboBOTS demonstration, the corn hole tournament, the dunking booth, the shimmy mob feature is returning and the downtown merchants & stores will have specials for the weekend. This year we have come changes and few new additions for the families. In Diamond Park there will be a Kids Zone sponsored by the Second District Elementary PTO and the YMCA is sponsoring Zumba!
The Thunder Bike Parade will be named the STARS & STRIPES Bike Run, to honor all our military men and women who have served, are serving and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We sincerely want to show our support & respect for our hometown heroes! This will once again be a more scenic route and leave ST&T at 10:30 then arriving into town as people have lined Park Avenue to witness this favorite part of our weekend festivities! Many bikes will be parked on streets downtown to admire as well. We have several educational & interactive things for children to do. For the adults we have our Poker Walk, where participants visit various stops downtown to collect their poker cards and the best poker hand collected will win half of the funds collected. New this year we are featuring many local talented musicians that are used to entertaining at Open Mic Nights in our communities. Enjoy this entertainment from 1-5, then be entertained by our featured band, one of the area’s hottest bands, the Porcelain Bus Drivers! Special thanks to our sponsors for making this great Entertainment FREE for the thousands of locals and visitors for the weekend!
August isn’t done with Thunder. We will hold our annual fall golf outing on August 28th at Mt. Hope Golf Course. This outing always fills up quickly, so register your team soon. I know there is a golf outing almost every day all summer, that is why I ensure you that we have one of the BEST golf outings in the area at a reasonable price. Enjoy a fun day on the course with prizes, great food, cold beverages, fun volunteers, good friends and more. Join us at Hunter’s Inn on the deck for the after party!
We have more in store, but these events are most important for now. Our 4rd Annual Wine & Brew Walk is on Saturday, September 14th! Be sure to watch upcoming newsletters for details. Be sure to keep us updated on your company so that we can share any good news with fellow members. Join us at our monthly Business after Hours or events. 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.