From the Director’s Desk
Summer is finally here and what a summer we have planned for you!! This month begins daily golf outings, but none are like our Women’s Golf Outing/Caddy Auction! This has proven to be a successful, fun and very entertaining event for all. Please join us on Tuesday, June 14th 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. Lon Wilson is our emcee and host for the event, which always proves to be a good time. We have 18 teams registered, are still accepting more teams, items for the Basket Auction, line prizes or any additional sponsorships. Our ladies will be golfing at Whispering Pines this year.
On July 12th, join us at the Italian Civic Club again for our Insurance Forum. We are proud to partner with NTMA and the DJB Group to bring you this educational and informative seminar. Hear the latest news and updates from not only the major carriers, but many ancillary carriers as well. Whether you have one employee, 10 employees, 100 or 1000, this is an event you should attend! Bring your questions and concerns to the experts and we will also have local, regional and state legislative update.
August rolls in with Thunder in the City on the 5th & 6th. Join us for this fun annual event which begins Friday night with the Lang Motors Car Cruise In, vendors open at 5pm, Junction PA will perform on stage from 6-9pm and many local merchants & restaurants will have specials happening all weekend. New this year is an outdoor movie in Diamond Park at 7p.m.
We return bright and early Saturday morning for the car enthusiasts bringing their pride and joy into the Diamond for the Car show. The vendors are ready by ten, the Do Wopp Diner broadcast is live from the Diamond Park Gazebo from 10-1, see the RoboBOTS demonstration from 11-2, join us at Street Track & Trail for festivities before we roll out at 12:30 for my favorite part of the weekend - the Rusty Hanaway Memorial Bike Parade, followed by the Community Chevrolet Corvette parade. Whether you bring your bike to the parade or just ride to the event, be sure to show off your bike in the CHANNELLOCK Challenge in the ERIEBANK parking lot, or come vote for your favorite bike. Go For Broke kicks off the live entertainment at 1:30. The CAYCC Corn Hole Tournament starts at 2. The O’Needers will entertain us at 4pm. Two new events this year are the Dunking booth near Firehouse Tap & Grille, sponsored by Miller Brother Staffing Solutions, (be sure to enter someone from your company to be dunked)!, another is the Poker Walk, which is like so many Poker Runs that happen, but participants will be walking from stop to stop choosing their poker hand, with the winning hands being announced on stage before our main event of the night; we are so thrilled this year to bring Jake’s Blues back to Meadville!! He is sure to bring people from all over to our annual festival.
August isn’t done with Thunder. We will hold our annual fall golf outing on August 31st at Mt. Hope Golf Course. As you know, this event fills up quickly, so please 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! See page 30 & 31 for all the details.
We have more in store, but these events are most important for now. Another new event is our Wine & Brew Walk on September 17th! Turn to pages 32 and 33 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 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.