A Message from the Director

As many of you may know, I am currently the Director of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce.  I write this to inform our area as an update to chamber activities and membership.

First I continue to ask all residents in our chamber area (Ellwood City, Wampum, Marion, Wayne, North Sewickley, Perry, Portersville, 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 strong fire and police departments, a local library, history center and a local hospital. We also have beautiful rivers, ballfields and parks. Perhaps more importantly, we have local leadership that we need to thank and support. Let’s applaud the good we have in our area, let’s please speak out about it and create a positive tone. I also want to add that we have many events coming soon.

We have Earth Day on April 22 in beautiful Ewing Park hosted in Ellwood City for all of Lawrence County.  On April 26, we have two great events — we have our employee appreciation luncheon planned and Hack Wilson Day/Ellwood City Day at PNC Park.

I also thank all of our chamber members, we greatly appreciate your membership and support.  As of Feb. 16, we have 356 paid total members. I would also like to welcome our new Chamber Directors: Kristin McKelvey from McElwain Motors, Ed Heltman from Medavac, Shawn Leopardi  from Core 3 Group, Allison Frickanish from Wampum Underground and Samantha Brewer from  Eric Ryan Corporation.  Our office is growing because of these volunteers . Thank you for serving.

Lastly, I challenge you to share all of the good we have in the Ellwood City Area.  This would generate a lot of contagious excitement and more of a positive feeling about the Ellwood City Area.

Thank you
All the Best
Sincerely,

 

Raymond Santillo
Executive Director
Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce



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