From the Director’s Desk
I love fall! The change of seasons and I always know that some of our best Chamber events are fast approaching!!! Of course, we have our holiday parties, and we are now gearing up for our Chamber Gala on Saturday, January 11th! This has come to be one of my favorite events of the year and I hope to be seeing hundreds of you at the Country Club for this spectacular evening of live local music, delicious food, specialty cocktails, good friends, dancing & fun!
October was Local Chamber of Commerce Month! Thanks to everyone who helped make our 10th Annual Advertising & Member Services Auction a success! Thanks to Dan Crandall for emceeing the event. A fun night was had by all, including some amazing deals on advertising and member services packages, good beer & great food! This is a phenomenal fundraiser for the Chamber and a great way for companies to maximize your advertising budget dollars. You won’t want to miss this event next year, as we are changing things up a bit. Watch for details!
Ladies, be sure to join us on Wednesday, November 6th at the Country Club of Meadville for the Women In Business Expo. This event is open to all women, not just Chamber members. It is only $30 to attend, which includes delicious appetizers, holiday shopping specials & speakers. There is a cash bar with signature cocktails. We are honored to be hearing from Kiya Tomlin of Pittsburgh this year, with her stylish & comfortable designs. Her topic is Paying the Price; What we are willing to sacrifice to claim our purpose”. This is such a fun night out, while supporting local women owned businesses. Start your holiday shopping or treat yourself!! Treat your staff to event tickets, make this a fun night for employees or coworkers after work. Please RSVP to the Chamber.
We look forward to seeing you at the Business After Hours on November 13th at Pampered Palate Café & Bistro. We will be sampling unique & delicious menu items and learn more of the variety of meals, baked goods, desserts, specialty drinks and all this hot spot downtown has to offer.
Don’t forget our Christmas parties! The combined BAH is on December 4th at Cross Creek Resort with the Venango, Franklin and Titusville Chambers. This is a great networking opportunity to meet members from four local Chambers and kick-off the holiday season! We will have buses to transport you from the Chamber office to Cross Creek and back for this event. Please call the Chamber for details.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 11th at 5:00 at the Hotel Conneaut for our Annual Christmas/Member Appreciation Party! We will enjoy fabulous food & cocktails! We will be announcing the new Chamber Board members and will be drawing for the 2020 FREE Chamber Membership. We also announce the winners of the downtown holiday decorating contest.
In closing, I wish all the hunters a safe hunting season and I wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving with your friends & family. Be sure to shop local on Small Business Saturday on November 30th!
"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.