Meet the Chamber Staff




Dale Thomson has been hired as the new Executive Director for the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce. Even though he was transplanted here 15 years ago Dale has great pride in the community and is excited to be a part of its continued growth.

Dale has been in the hospitality industry since 1979 with positions in Columbus Ohio, Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA Cranberry Twp., Pittsburgh PA and most recently Shakespeare’s Restaurant at Olde Stonewall here in Ellwood City.

Dale has been on the Board of Directors for the Chamber for the past twelve years and has served on several committees and boards over those past 12 years.  Most importantly he developed and has watched the growth of the Chef Wine and Ale fundraiser for the chamber over the past 15 years.

Dale lives in Portersville  and he has  three  grown sons and five grandchildren under the age of 3. His first official day at the chamber was August 16, 2020 however he has been volunteering at the office for the past several months during his layoff from Shakespeare’s due to COVID-19.

Dale’s favorite quote by which he tried to live his life is “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but rather by the number of times it takes our breath away”.

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.