• Networking Opportunities

    Annual Awards Night

    The Annual Awards Dinner is held each year, recognizing our Chamber members in leading area businesses. The Diamond Awards are handed out in honor of an Emerging Leader, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, as well as Small Non-Profit and Large Non-Profit of the Year. During this annual celebration, the Lew Davies Award along with the Raymond P. Shafer Award will be given as well.

     

    Golf Outings

    Golf is great anytime – spring, summer or fall in Western PA. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for outdoor fun and networking with other Chamber members at our annual fall golf outing and a summer women’s outing and caddy auction.

     

    Advertising & Member Services Auction

    The Advertising & Member Services Auction is designed to be a win-win-win event.  Businesses get to try new advertising sources at reduced prices while media and promotional companies get access to new customers.  Local and regional media and promotional companies will be donating various advertising opportunities ranging from billboard, newspaper, radio, websites, graphic design, business cards…anything you might use to promote your business.  Packages will be auctioned off with starting bids beginning at 10% of their value. 

     

    Local Job and Internship Fair

    A job fair for area college and technical school students.  In an effort to let area post secondary students know what job opportunities are in the Meadville-Western Crawford County area, we give our Chamber members the opportunity to showcase their businesses.  Along with full and part-time employment possibilities, this is also a chance for underclassmen to check out potential internships.

     

    Business After Hours

    This casual networking event is a great way to cultivate new business relationships and strengthen existing ones.  Each month, a different Chamber member hosts the event as an opportunity to showcase their business and staff.  There is no charge for members and potential members to attend.  The host provides the location, food, beverages and at least one door prize.  The Chamber will promote the event via newsletter, radio and eblast. 

     

    Round Table Discussion Groups

    Professionals and business colleagues engaging in round table discussions on hot topics, specific events and ways to work together in order to enhance and promote each business involved.  These are informal meetings after business hours in a relaxed atmosphere at the Chamber office.  Groups include Women in Business and one for Non Profits.