• 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

    May has arrived and we are so excited! We experienced a busy and rewarding April with many ribbon cutting & anniversary celebrations and celebrated our Annual Diamond Awards at the end of the month. We recognized finalists in many categories and announced our winners in the Emerging Leader, Non-profit and Businesses of the year, as well as featuring this year’s Raymond P. Shafer Award recipient, Mr. Rob Smith. Over two hundred people enjoyed a lovely evening at the Pampered Palate for this prestigious event. Thanks to all our sponsors, and those who attended. Congratulations to all the finalists for being nominated, I know the judging was difficult. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Thanks for all that you do in our local  community, we sincerely appreciate you!   Please check the awards page for more details. 

    May brings many important things to many of us. Celebrate Mother’s Day with those special moms, if you are blessed to have yours or someone like a mother in your life.  Graduation season is upon us for high schools and colleges. Warmer weather brings ball games, more time outside, boat time, and time to explore our incredible communities. We are blessed to have many trails, golf courses, waterways and more to explore. Enjoy local fairs and festivals. Many restaurants open patios soon and most have live music on a regular basis. Take advantage of this. Many businesses stay open longer in summer. Take advantage of these summer fun things to do. Shop local. Eat local. Drink local. Explore local. Adventure local. Support local musicians. Park your car. Walk around small towns and communities. Enjoy Mother Nature and all that our region has to offer.

    We are busy with our monthly After Hours, anniversary celebrations, ribbon cuttings & grand openings, Businesswomen’s Roundtable meetings, Human Resources Consortium meetings and more. We are gearing up for our golf outings, Thunder in the City and then our signature fall events like our Wine, Brew & Spirits Walk and the Women in Business Expo. There is always something to plan and be working on. We are also working on membership and growing our Chamber. We want to learn more about your business and other local   companies. Please reach out to the Chamber to arrange a meeting, let us share information about the Chamber while learning more about your company.

    Be sure to register for our upcoming signature events. The Women’s Golf Outing is on July 24th and the Fall Golf Outing is on August 28th. Our biggest community event, Thunder in the City is August 2nd & 3rd. Mark your calendars for our Annual Wine, Brew & spirits Walk on Saturday, September 14th!

    I hope that you have a wonderful beginning to summer. I would like to challenge you to help the Chamber if you feel inclined. We want our Chamber to continue to grow, to prosper and be a resource for the business community. If you have a testimonial for the Chamber, please share it with your fellow business colleagues and friends. If you would like to learn more about us, schedule a meeting. If you haven’t attended any Chamber event or meeting in a while, choose one and be present. If you would like to be in our Leadership Program, apply today. If you would like to get more involved in any way, please contact any of us here at the Chamber office. First and foremost, we are here for you; our members.















      Chamber of Commerce Presents 2024 Annual Dinner & Diamond Awards



    The Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce recently held their annual Annual Dinner and Diamond Awards at Saegertown's Pampered Palate Catering and Conference Center.

    Christa Lundy, Executive Director of the Chamber says, "The Chamber is delighted to be honoring these deserving individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses that are doing so much for our community. There are so many wonderful acts happening. That is why we always look forward to recognizing these Chamber members who have been doing remarkable things."

    One of the biggest highlights of the evening is the recognition of the prestigious Governor Raymond P. Shafer Award for Distinguished Community Service, presented by the Chamber, Allegheny College and Shafer Law Firm. Rob Smith was honored as this year's recipient based on his decades-long volunteer service in Meadville. Among his contributions over the past 30 years, Smith, in addition to being the former President and Owner of Acutec Precision Aerospace, has served on the Crawford Central School Board, on the Board of Trustees of Allegheny College, the NTMA Board, The Chamber of Commerce Board and serves on the Women's Services Board, the Meadville Medical Center Board, the Academy Theater Board and the Board of Corporators for the Economic Progress Alliance and MMC just to name a few. He remains on the Board of Directors for Acutec Precision Aerospace and is active with the National Tooling and Machining Association, the Meadville Literary Union and is bringing his vision of revitalizing the Meadville Community with the Cussewago Square project. This project is an active renovation of the former Race Street Lumber Co. property being redeveloped with restaurants, a community theater, an artist studio and gallery space and more in hopes to become a destination draw.

    The esteemed Lew and Ellie Davies Award for Outstanding Community Service was bestowed on Ashley Tipton, an Allegheny College junior. Tipton was nominated for her work with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mentoring Program at Meadville Area Middle School. She's worked with the Tamarack Wildlife Center and as a tutor with Operation Reads and the MAMS Saturday Study Help program, with the Fourth Graders as Scientists Program and Crawford County 8th Grade Career Awareness Fair. Honorable mention recognition was presented to Bianca Sanchez, a senior who was nominated for her service as a four-year project assistant with Creek Connections, a program that supports regional K-12 schools in turning their local waterways into outdoor environmental laboratories. She is active with Green Students of Color Society and with the Center for Political Participation as an Andrew Goodman Foundation Ambassador. She formerly served as the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs for Allegheny Student Government. 

    The highlight of the evening was the awarding of the 2024 Diamond Awards. And the winners are:

    Emerging Leader, Male - Adam Prenatt, UniFirst Corp.

    Emerging Leader, Female - Jayne Martin, Bayshore Homes Inc.

    New Business - You Matter, LLC

    Small Business - Confections of a Cake Lover

    Mid-Sized Business - Inspire Salon & Spa

    Small Non-Profit - Hunters Sharing the Harvest

    Large Non-Profit - Family & Community Christian Association (FCCA)

    The Emerging Leader Award is presented to an individual in the early years of their career who has demonstrated leadership qualities within their businesses and community. The Emerging Leader Award was established to foster young leadership and enhance retention of young professionals in our community. All nominees have demonstrated professional leadership and a commitment to community service. 

    Both the Small and Mid-Sized Business Awards are issued to recognize local businesses that have achieved success and to support initiatives and organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Meadville-Western Crawford County area. All nominated businesses have demonstrated admirable performance, growth, innovation, creativity, and community involvement.

    The Small Non-Profit and Large Non-Profit of the Year Awards celebrate local organizations that have achieved success while supporting initiatives and projects that enhance the quality of life in the Meadville-Western Crawford County area.

  • Congratulations, 2024 Diamond Awards Finalists!

    Winners were announced during the Chamber's Annual Dinner & Diamond Awards on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.


    Emerging Leader Award, Female
    Virginia Dann, Acutec Precision Aerospace, Inc.
    Jayne Martin, Bayshore Homes, Inc.
    Amber Pfeifer, Anchor Performance Clinic


    Emerging Leader Award, Male
    Gabe Panchura, Hagan Business Machines of Meadville
    Adam Prenatt, UniFirst Corp
    Corey Young, French Creek Framing & Fine Art and Hospice of Crawford County


    Small Business Award
    Blue Canopy Marketing
    Confections of a Cake Lover
    The Woolen Mill

    Mid-Size Business Award
    Inspire Salon & Spa
    Riverside Brewing Company
    The Meadville Tribune


    New Business Award
    Anchor Performance Clinic LLC
    Black Bear Hemp Dispensary
    Chalets by the Lake
    You Matter, LLC

    Small Non-Profit
    Hunters Sharing the Harvest
    Meadville Community Theatre
    The Learning Center K-8 School

    Large Non-Profit
    Family & Community Christian Association (FCCA)
    The Arc of Crawford County
    The Meadville Family YMCA





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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


  • 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.