From the Director’s Desk
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! It has arrived and your Chamber office is ready! What a fantastic 2nd Annual Wine & Brew Walk we had last month!! Thanks so much to everyone who helped to make this event such a success! Our numerous sponsors, our volunteers, all the participating hosts, the Wineries, Breweries, and Distributors that donated, all the participants and the City. We increased the number of tickets by 250, added an additional hour & added 5 more stops and still sold out!!! Close to 1000 people enjoyed a day of beautiful weather, sampled a variety of cocktails & appetizers while going into businesses they may not normally go into on a regular basis. People came to downtown local places and many from far away! We have already begun the planning process for next year’s event, which will include many of our regular participants now. There will be numerous sponsorship opportunities available that include event tickets! You definitely won’t want to miss it! The 2018 Meadville Chamber Wine & Brew Walk is Saturday, September 15th!
October brings two main Chamber events. First is our Annual Advertising & Media Auction on October 11h at the Movies at Meadville. This is the perfect opportunity to get great advertising and media packages at a fraction of the cost while enjoying an entertaining evening. Be sure to register for this event as well, so that we can promote your company and get specific details of any advertising specials that you will be offering to promote your business. Next, we will be featuring our 4th Annual Women In Business Expo at the Riverside Golf Course on Wednesday, October 18th. Join us for this spectacular event featuring women-owned/managed/focused businesses as vendors, enlightening speakers, fabulous food and a nice evening out with girlfriends & business colleagues. All of our vendors donate great prize packages that will be given to lucky winners! Be sure to register your vendor space now or to attend!
Be sure to mark Saturday, October 28th on your calendar! This marks the 51st Celebration of the Meadville Halloween Parade, the largest nighttime parade in PA! This year’s theme is Halloween Safari, thanks to the event sponsors; the Meadville CAYCC organization! Whether you are a kid at heart and love all parades or not, whether you like Halloween or not, this is an event you will not want to miss! The floats and parade are just an incredible sight to see. Thanks to the numerous businesses that put so much time and effort into making these spectacular floats for thousands to see!
As you can see, we are very busy at the Chamber office, but never too busy for our members. Please remember to vote for your new Chamber Board members. I am honored and proud to say that we continue to have a large number of applicants that are interested in being on our Chamber Board. We have a very engaged and unique group of business and community-minded individuals on the current Board and I look forward to announcing the new Board members at our Holiday party on December 13th.
As always, I look forward to seeing you at any of our upcoming Chamber events!
"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.