Editorial by Executive Director

Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce PROUD to be Involved   As many of you may know, I have recently been named Director of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce {ECACC}. I am very proud to lead this group of volunteers that serve our area. Their enthusiasm is what initially caught my interest and desire to join the Chamber. I have been volunteering for our Ellwood City Area Public Library, Ellwood City Wolves, Car Cruise, Gobblers Gallop and Ledger Race and the excitement at the Chamber Office was contagious for me. I am asking residents in our Chamber area ( Ellwood City, Wampum, Marion, Wayne, North Sewickley, Perry, Big Beaver, Franklin, Ellport, New Beaver and Koppel ) to focus on the good we have. We have great schools, a local newspaper, wonderful businesses, active churches, a community radio station and neighborhoods where people know each other. We have a local library, hospital and newspaper. We also have beautiful rivers, ballfields and parks. Perhaps more importantly, we have local leadership that we need to support. Let’s give our boroughs, schools and townships a chance to try new things and different approaches. They serve offices not for themselves but the good of our community. I conclude by stating: We have volunteer organizations that I would put up against any others. We have the Ellwood City Wolves, Rotary and Lions working and volunteering to benefit the Ellwood City Area Public Library and Ellwood City Revitalization for the betterment of the area at the Oktoberfest. We have strong PTO groups, a Carpenter’s Project group, a Kitchen Cabinet group, Ellwood City Community Enrichment,...

L.A. Cuts Celebrates Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

L.A. Cuts had their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on April 2 at their new location! The LA stands for Lawrence Avenue and they are excited to be a part of the downtown area. Stacy Houk has updated the inside and given the salon a high-end feel but offers very reasonable prices!   Check them out at 726 Lawrence Avenue in Ellwood City! Or visit their website at...

Doreen Welsh set to speak at 2016 Employee Appreciation Luncheon

Employee Appreciation Luncheon April 27th, 2016 11:30-1:00 PM  Luncheon RegistrationConnoquenessing Country Club Speaker: Doreen Welsh, Flight Attendant from Flight 1549   Ninety Seconds To Impact! If you had only 90 seconds to focus the survival skills of those around you, what would you do? This is the question Doreen asks, it’s the question she answers, it’s the story she tells – it’s the story that has audiences in tears one minute and laughing out loud the next. Doreen takes participants on the emotional journey of that fateful day which became known as The Miracle on the Hudson. Doreen likes to say that had one person perished during that crash it would have been known as the US Airways Flight 1549 crash. Because of the heroic deeds of five crewmembers – who had never met until that day – it was a miracle! In additional to being a captivating program, Doreen provides powerful points applicable to any audience, regardless of their occupation or background. Her program inspires audiences to develop their survival skills and manage their personal resources through proper training, skill development and risk management. She’ll help your audience see the necessity of maintaining their situational awareness, the importance of engaging in team participation and the necessity of continued training and refresher programs. As Doreen likes to say, “What would you do if you only had “90 Seconds to (make an) Impact?” 2016 Luncheon Registration Form...