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 & Caddie Auction! This has proven to be a successful, fun and very entertaining event for all. Please join us on Tuesday, June 12th at the Italian Civic Club from 5-8p.m. for appetizers, a cash bar, a fantastic basket auction, and see which team is bidding on who and for how much? All attendees will receive Hawaiian leis for our luau theme this year! Lon Wilson is our emcee & host for the event, which always proves to be a good time! We have our largest group ever with 21 teams golfing! The event is at the Riverside Golf Course where we will be enjoying that luau theme complete with tropical drinks, leis, a tiki hit, a limbo contest, Hawaiian shirts, coconut bras, grass skirts, a hula hoop contest, some hula dancing and more .
August rolls in with the 10th Anniversary of Thunder in the City on the 3rd & 4th! Join us for this fun Annual event which begins Friday night with the Lang Motors Car Cruise In, vendors open at 5pm, and this year we are very excited to feature 10 local bands!! Friday we will begin with Edenlight, then Mayflower Hill will add their unique flare to stage before Rick & the Roadhouse Rockers rock the house!
We return bright & early Saturday morning for the many annual events that take place during Thunder like the 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 Anniversary Celebration! The Thunder Bike Parade will be a more scenic route and leave ST&T at 10:30, 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. Live music will begin at noon with several outstanding local acts including the following; The Square Roots, 50 Miles to Empty, Justin Gray, the Sofa King Cool Band, 41 North, Go for Broke and our Grand Finale for our Anniversary Celebration is Jakes Blues!! As you can see, there is something for everyone, we hope to see you all weekend to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, supporting downtown!
August isn’t done with Thunder. We will hold our Annual Fall Golf outing on August 29th 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 3rd Annual Wine & Brew Walk on Saturday, September 15th! 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.