What Does the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce Do for You?

….Lots of Things!

The simplest definition of the Chamber of Commerce is a group of businesses and professionals who work together to improve the workplace, the success of businesses and the quality of life of your community.

Economic Development:

  • New influx of funds from state and local grants
  • Support of local retail businesses by supporting a variety of programs, including Cash Mob, Holiday Open Houses, free and discounted advertising in Weekly Happenings and Member ADvantage program, respectively
  • Recruiting new businesses and industries
  • Attracting tourists

Community Development:

  • Planning for growth
  • Revitalization of downtown area
  • Sponsoring cultural and community activities

Human Resources Development:

  • Economic education and training
  • Developing and supporting new businesses
  • Improving access to health and human resources
  • Insurance opportunities for member businesses

Public Relations:

  • Offering networking opportunities for member businesses
  • Presenting business and civic issues to local, state and national leadership and governing bodies
  • Developing consumer affairs programs
  • Supporting local businesses in a wider public forum and improving marketing opportunities

How have we done this in the past year? Take a look!

  • Cultural and community events such as the Storytelling Festival, Earth Day, the Ellwood City Community Plaza Summer Concert Series, Light Up Night, Christmas in the Park, Annual Arts, Crafts and Foods Festival and more
  • Support of retail businesses through Open Houses, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, and Grand Openings
  • Networking events which includes the Golf Outing, Chef, Wine & Ale Event, and Annual Holiday Party & Meeting
  • Community Calendar and website with up-to-date information on community events, Chamber events and member business events
  • Complimentary press release service for all member businesses
  • Newsletter articles on issues facing area businesses and communities
  • Generating interest in community and local businesses through contests and events
  • Educational opportunities such as the Grow Your Business seminar, Social Media Marketing, and Cyber Security
  • Joint initiatives with other area Chambers of Commerce for networking in and around Lawrence, Beaver, Mercer and Beaver Counties
  • Health, dental and vision insurance available through a partnership with Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance
  • Business counseling services
  • Membership profiles on the Chamber website with live links to your own business website

Did you know you can become an active member of the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce simply by attending one of our monthly meetings?

The Chamber’s Board of Directors meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm. These are open meetings and we encourage all of our members to attend. Every other month the meetings are held in the Chamber of Commerce at 806 Lawrence Avenue. The meetings are held at member businesses the other months. You can express your concerns, suggest opportunities and get to know the Directors. Please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 or info@ellwoodchamber.org to find out where the meetings will be held or if you would like to host a meeting at your business. You can also join a variety of committees that work with our members and the community to improve the quality of life and business for everyone:

  • Ellwood City Community Enrichment (ECCE)
  • Marketing & Membership Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Employee Appreciation Luncheon Committee
  • Thank You Picnic Committee
  • Golf Outing Committee
  • Small Business Saturday & Let There Be Lights Committee
  • Chef, Wine & Ale Committee
  • Fall Fest & Car Cruise Committee
  • Annual Dinner Committee

Investing in the Revitalization of the Ellwood City Area

These are the growing number of businesses and organizations that are leading the revitalization and creating a prosperous community. We are extremely grateful for their support and we encourage you to get to know them.