From the Director’s Desk
Welcome fall! Cooler weather, Friday night high school football games, more baking & cooking at home, changing of the leaves and some of the Chamber’s best events! We just completed our 4th Annual Wine & Brew Walk, with over 750 people enjoying a wonderful day in downtown Meadville sampling cocktails, good food & visiting businesses on a beautiful day. Thanks to all that made the day possible, including the sponsors, the event participants, & all the volunteers! Mark your calendars for next year’s event; the 5th Annual Wine, Beer & Spirits Walk, which will be Saturday, September 12th!
You won’t want to miss our signature event in October! Join us for the spectacular deals, good food & desserts, & great beer as we hold the Bids & Brews event, also known as our Advertising & Member Services Auction at the Voodoo Production facility on October 9th! This is the perfect opportunity to get great advertising & media packages at a fraction of the cost while enjoying a fun evening. There is something for every budget. There are packages not only for all your advertising & marketing needs like tv, radio, print, website design, logo design, embroidery & screen printing & more, there are also packages to use for employee appreciation or potential clients. These packages include restaurant & catered packages, entertainment & recreation, golf, venue space, health & wellness, transportation & spa packages. Be sure to register for this event, so that we can promote your company and get specific details of any advertising specials that you will be offering to promote your business. Special thanks to Voodoo & Making Memories Catering for providing our appetizers & desserts for the evening. Good food. Great Beer. Amazing Deals. Prizes. Silent Auction. $20 Envelope Surprise Game. Delicious Desserts. Spectacular Deals. JOIN US! Bring a friend. You won’t want to miss this event!
November 6th is our Women in Business Expo at the Country Club of Meadville. We are extremely excited to announce our featured speaker, Kiya Tomlin, of Kiya Tomlin Designs near Pittsburgh. She will also be bringing a sample of her clothing line! Join us for this spectacular event featuring women owned/managed/focused businesses as vendors, our highlighted speaker, fabulous food and a nice evening out with girlfriends & business colleagues. Our 30+ vendors donate great prize packages that will be given to lucky winners! Be sure to register your vendor space now or to attend! This is the perfect opportunity to holiday shop while supporting your local businesses!
Please mark your calendars for more upcoming Chamber events, as we have several fun ones at holiday time & the first quarter of 2020 planned for you!! Our Christmas party is at The Hotel Conneaut on December 11th, and a month later January 11th join us for our 3rd Annual Chamber Gala at the Country Club of Meadville for the red carpet, valet parking treatment. Join us for a wonderful evening with friends with live music, a bourbon, scotch & wine tasting, carving & appetizer stations, a spectacular dessert showcase & more! Then January 25th – February 1st, a fun group of us will be enjoying a 7-day all-inclusive tropical paradise vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico at the Grand Palladium Colonial and Kanteneh Resort & Spa! There is still room to join us, please call me for details. When we return, I’ll be ready to make final preparations for our newest event the Chocoholic Frolic at the Italian Civic Club on February 22nd! Join us to sample chocolate desserts, savory chocolate dishes and of course chocolate cocktails this year! All the details of all these events are in your newsletter along with sponsorships that include event tickets!
As always, I look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions at all, or want to schedule a one on one meeting, please contact me at the Chamber office.
"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.