• Welcome to The Meadville - Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce  Welcome to The Meadville - Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce

    Mission Statement -

    The Chamber works collectively to build business and connect community, provide educational programs,

    promote our members and empower leaders of tomorrow.

     

    Vision Statement -

    Leading our community to prosperity.

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    From the Director’s Desk

    Well, the month of January ended with 45 of us having a magnificent time on the 9th Annual Chamber trip to the Dominican Republic! Many returning travelers joined us, along with several new people. We enjoyed tropical paradise for 7 days, made some new friends and many lasting memories. My favorite by far was a private dinner at the steakhouse, then most of the group relaxed in a big circle on the beach, enjoying our very own concert by our favorite local duo, 50 Miles to Empty. As I stated then, it doesn’t get much better. Family. Old friends. New friends. Harmonizing music. Sitting on the beach listening to the waves. Now onto planning with my friends and amazing travel agent, Amy Rectenwald of Amy Rectenwald Luxury Travel Designs, for Chamber Trip 2024, the 10th Annual adventure! Watch for details in upcoming months.

    There is no slowing down, as we are preparing for our sweetest event of the year, with the Chocoholic Frolic on Saturday, February 18th at the Italian Civic Club. This event is the only major fundraiser benefitting the Chamber Foundation’s education programs, the Crawford County K-12 Career Education Alliance and Leadership Meadville. Please join us by sponsoring, participating as a chocolatier, or attending. This is not just a basic chocolate competition. Our caterers, bakeries and restaurants make unique sweet treats, and all will be vying for the coveted People’s Choice Award! Special thanks to Memory Lane Jewelers fordonating a diamond ring and earrings and to Roberts Jewelers for donating a LeVian Chocolate Diamond ring, all of which will be raffled at the event to benefit the Chamber’s programs. Get your tickets online at www.meadvillechamber.com, at any of our events, or in the office. Three winners will be drawn the night of the Chocoholic Frolic.

    In March we’ll bring more restaurants together, only this time for their favorite chili, chowder or soup recipes! This is always a community favorite where families can come taste some new or favorite recipes, and relax for the evening. Our Leadership Meadville class helps to plan and execute this fun event, which also includes a great array of items donated by local merchants to be raffled during the Cookoff. Join us on Thursday, March 30th at the Italian Civic Club for a taste of Meadville’s finest chili, chowder, and soup and vote for your favorite!

    We are almost booked for Business After Hours host locations in 2023! Thanks to many of you for answering the call and wanting to host your fellow chamber members for one of the Chamber’s monthly meetings. These networking events give hosts a chance to highlight their business, and introduce new eyes and ears to the work they do. I always look forward to learning more about our members and this is a perfect way to do this each month. If you would like to host in 2024, please let us know.

    As our mission states: “The Chamber works collectively to build business and connect community, provide educational programs, promote our members and empower leaders of tomorrow.” Your Chamber is growing continually. If you know of anyone interested in joining us, please contact the office. If we can be on any help to you in any capacity, please reach out. Be sure to attend one of our Chamber membership meetings to learn all that your chamber membership has to offer and be sure to take advantage of as much as you would like to.

    I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

    Sincerely,

    Christa

     

     

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  • MEMBER NEWS RELEASES

  • What do you like about living in Crawford County?

     

  • "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.