From the Director’s Desk
Holiday season is upon us and what a wonderful year it has been! Another successful year at the Chamber with events, programs and membership growth. We have had a great year, with membership continuing to increase and events meeting or exceeding our goals and expectations. Our newest added event, the Chamber’s Wine & Brew Walk showcased numerous businesses downtown and sold out again! We brought approximately 1000 people downtown and are already looking forward to next year’s event on Saturday, September 15th!
Our new event for 2018 is the Chamber GALA on Saturday, January 13th at the Meadville Country Club. This will be a night of red carpet entrances, valet parking, superb food & desserts, beverage sampling stations, fabulous local entertainment with performances by Justin Gray, 50 Miles to Empty and Dave McMillin. You won’t want to miss this event! Part of this event’s proceeds will go towards the Leadership Meadville Program. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities which include event tickets for yourself, staff or invite friends.
I look forward to this time of year to celebrate the holiday season with my family, good friends and business colleagues that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. A great example of this is our combined Chamber Mixer at Cross Creek Resort on Wednesday, December 6th with Venango, Franklin and Titusville Chamber members. Thanks to PM Bus for providing a FREE ride to and from the event! The bus will leave the Chamber office at 4:15, pick up more passengers at Hunter’s Inn at 4:30 before heading to Cross Creek. The bus will drop people off and stay at Hunters Inn until 8:45 and return passengers to the Chamber office at 9:00p.m. This is always a fun night and a great networking opportunity with all of the various Chambers bringing members. RSVP to me at 814.337.8030 to reserve your spot or just RSVP to meet us at Cross Creek.
In closing, I wish each of you a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New year with your family and the ones you hold dear. Be thankful for all that you have and think of a way to help anyone less fortunate this season. I hope to see you at upcoming events this holiday season and please be sure to mark your busy calendar for our Christmas Party & Member Appreciation night on Wednesday, December 13th at the Meadville Country Club from 5-7p.m. I am looking forward to announcing our new 2018 Board members, announcing the winners of the downtown decorating contest and drawing for the FREE 2018 Chamber membership.
Thanks for a fabulous year 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.