• 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

    October was National and local Chamber of Commerce month, and what a month it was! I am honored to be on the Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals Board of Directors and chairperson of our Annual Conference. This year we enjoyed our time in Gettysburg, and I loved exploring the historical downtown. Roughly 100 Chamber professionals from across the state gathered to share ideas, hear from expert speakers on a variety of Chamber-related topics, and network with our peers. I am honored that some of these Chamber colleagues entered my life as Chamber mentors, when I began my Chamber journey fourteen years ago, and now I am proud to also call them friends.

    October also is important to the Chamber as one of my favorite events takes place, our Women in Business Expo. This unique event was held on the 26th at the Country Club of Meadville, with roughly two hundred women in attendance. Almost forty women-owned or woman-managed businesses were represented, sharing their stories, promoting their companies, and selling merchandise. It was a great way for women to support other businesswomen and kick off the holiday shopping season! We heard from two very dynamic and community minded business leaders. Kim Adsit, of Vision Source Meadville spoke about “Practicing with a Purpose: Curating a  Culture of Compassion”, and Ashley Ryckman of Chic Lifestyle, Inc. shared her story of “My Million-dollar basement-How I grew an engaged social media following that converts from home”. Both were inspirational, motivational, and informative.

    We also had a very large turnout for our monthly Businesswomen’s Roundtable when the ladies of Bayshore Homes opened the doors to their homes to us! Well over 30 women enjoyed hearing more about Bayshore Homes, now a 3rd-generation family business, and all that they do professionally and within the community. We shared ideas and upcoming community events, discussed possible host locations for our 2023 meetings, and enjoyed a lovely evening.

    The Chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year, our Member Services Auction, took place  on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Movies at Meadville. Thank you to those of you who donated auction packages or bid on packages during the event, and congratulations to the highest bidders. We thank you for your support of the event!

    In this final quarter, we are still busy with ribbon cuttings, anniversary celebrations, after hours events, and our upcoming annual holiday events. Mark your calendar for Meadville’s Light Up Night on Friday, December 2nd, to see Santa, enjoy some festive cheer, and enjoy the downtown businesses open late for First Friday. Then join us at Cross Creek Resort on Wednesday, December 7th for our combined Chamber Christmas Party with Chamber members from Titusville, Venango and Franklin. The following week, on Wednesday, December 14th, we will host the Meadville Chamber’s Member Appreciation/Christmas Party in the Kelly Ballroom at the Riverside Golf Course. That evening we will be announcing the new Board members joining us in 2023, drawing the winners of our entertainment beverage cart and annual membership giveaway, and sharing happenings from our busy year. Please be sure to RSVP for these events and celebrate the holiday season with us.

    As always, I hope to see you at any of our upcoming events or programs. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please call the office, or email me at clundy@meadvillechamber.com.

     

    Sincerely,

    Christa

     

     

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  • "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.