From the Director’s Desk
It’s almost here! The 9th Annual Thunder in the City is August 4th and 5th! Downtown Meadville will be very busy with fun events, from the antique car show, motorcycle parade, live music, corn hole tournament, kids zone, vendors, dunking booth and new this year is the belly dancing/shimmy mob feature. Thanks to all of our generous sponsors who ensured that there was something for everyone to do throughout the weekend.
We are in full event mode with our Fall Golf Outing the end of this month on the 30st at Mt. Hope Golf Course. We have a few openings left. Call us today to reserve your team spot. This is also the perfect opportunity to advertise your company logo on the course, volunteer if you don’t golf, or possibly win some skills prizes if you do! There are many ways to sponsor this event, so please let us know if you are able to help in any way. We always need auction items and prizes for our golfers, as we like for as many people to walk away with items as we can.
September will bring our 2nd Annual Chamber Wine & Brew Walk. This event will be held on Saturday, September 16th. Our inaugural event was a huge success and we have expanded the event this year. We have added more stops, added an extra hour, Voodoo Food Truck will be available along with many of our local restaurants offering lunch & dinner specials, merchants have special promotions & sales, local pubs will offer live music during and after the event and more. We will feature 23 Wineries or Breweries at various stops in downtown. This is a premier opportunity to promote your company or organization! All of the featured wineries & breweries will be advertising the event along with the Chamber’s advertising. The event will be taking place throughout Meadville’s historic downtown, giving you the chance to reach over 750 ticket holders and thousands or potential customers with event publicity. This will be a busy day in Meadville and you won’t want to miss this advertising opportunity. There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available that include event tickets! Please call me with any questions.
October brings two main Chamber events. First is our Annual Advertising & Member Services Auction on October 11th at the Movies at Meadville. This is the perfect opportunity to get great advertising and business packages at a fraction of the cost while enjoying an entertaining evening. Be sure to register for this event as well, so that we can promote your company and get specific details of any advertising specials that you will be offering to promote your business. Next, we will be featuring our 4th Annual Women In Business Expo at the Riverside Golf Course on Wednesday, October 18th. Join us for this spectacular event featuring women owned/managed businesses as vendors, enlightening speakers, fabulous food and a nice evening out with girlfriends & business colleagues. All of our vendors donate great prize packages that will be given to lucky winners!
As you can see, we are very busy at the Chamber office, but never too busy for our members. I would love to meet more members for one on one meetings to learn of your businesses. Please be looking for your Chamber survey to complete, so that we can better serve you and promote your company. We need to update some records and get feedback from you in order to give you what you are looking for from your Chamber. Thanks in advance for completing this information and updating our records.
As always, I look forward to seeing you at any of our upcoming Chamber events!
"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.