Membership Benefits

Social Media Policies

Included with your yearly dues, is access to our large social media following via the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce’s pages. We want to make sure you are taking full advantage of this fantastic Membership perk! Please note that our social media hours follow our regular office hours. We will be active on social media Monday-Friday from 9-4 P.M.


If you have an event, flyer, or post that you would like us to “share” for you, please tag our page (@EllwoodCityChamber) so that we get a notification. We encourage our members to tag the Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce’s page because with over 400 members, there is no guarantee we will see your post unless we are tagged.

We are unable to create flyers for you but are happy to set up a meeting and walk you through how we make ours.

Facebook Live

If you are interested in doing a Live video with us, please email us at and we will add you to the schedule. This a fantastic way to let the community in to your business and it helps them put a face to the name.

This is available to ALL members, even those without Facebook, and we encourage you to explore this option!


If you would like a post you have recently shared on Instagram to appear in our “Story,” please follow, and tag our page.(@EllwoodCityChamber)

We try to share all posts from Members to our story, but occasionally we may miss one. If this happens, please let us know.

We are unable to create posts for you but are happy to set up a meeting and walk you through how we make ours.

Weekly Happenings

If you have a flyer you would like us to share via our Weekly Happenings e-mail blast, please send it to in either PDF or JPG format with all of the important details about your event/advertisement included on the flyer.

Weekly Happenings include event flyers, job postings, and other general advertisements.

We are unable to create flyers for you but are happy to set up a meeting and walk you through how we make ours.

If you have any questions regarding our social media policies, please call us at (724) 758-5501.

Member Referrals

Chamber of Commerce businesses, members, and staff are always ready to refer businesses to others in need of services and products.  Shopping locally brings smiles to both a consumer and retailers face and is a great way to offer member-to-member discounts. Shopping locally is what keeps local businesses around.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies & Press Releases

The Chamber of Commerce can help coordinate ribbon cutting ceremonies and grand opening events for new businesses. At your ribbon cutting, representatives of the Chamber, the Mayor of Ellwood City and others will be in attendance to wish you well and welcome your business to our community. A photographer will be on hand and our office will issue a Press Release regarding your opening to all area media outlets, including newspapers, quarterlies and websites. Is your company launching a new product, expanding its market or participating in a charity event? Our professional media writer will craft and issue a Press Release for you!

Business Profiles

When a new member company joins the Chamber, we post a business profile on the Chamber website, including contact information and a brief bio. We also regularly profile member businesses on the Chamber of Commerce website, the Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook and Instagram pages, and in our newsletter. Business profiles include photographs of the business and their employees, owners or products taken by a professional photographer. It’s a great way to get your company’s name in front of the community and generate new interest in your products or services.

B2B Networking Opportunities

The Chamber hosts a variety of business networking opportunities throughout the year, including Multi-Chamber networking events, business seminars, young professionals’ events and more.

The Chamber has Monthly Board and Networking Meetings. At your request, we can have that meeting at your place of business. Afterwards, a business social mixer can be a good way for you to meet other business members in the community who are very much interested in your success. Other business members in attendance will find out more about you and your business for recommendations in the community.

Annual Activities & Events

Many Chamber activities and events are well attended, organized and beneficial to our members. The events are a great way to get involved in your local community. Some annual chamber events are as follows: Earth Day Celebration, Annual Awards Banquet, Ellwood City Arts, Crafts & Food Festival, Chamber golf outing, Ellwood City Community Day, Chef & Wine Tasting Event, Storytelling Festival, Christmas in the Park, Arts & Humanities Series. Learn more about these events on our Annual Events page.

Advertising Opportunities

Many advertising opportunities exist for Chamber members. Chamber members can exhibit their marketing materials (business cards, brochures, etc.) in the Chamber lobby. Members also have the opportunity to link their website with ours AT NO COST as part of the Chamber’s Membership Directory. Advertising space is also available in the monthly newsletter and member offers e-blast that goes out once a month highlighting offers, sales, information or featured products and services from members. If interested, please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 or email us at

Business Counseling

Business counseling is available AT NO COST at the Chamber. Assistance is available in developing a business plan, estimating cash flow, designing a loan package, and understanding state and federal regulations. Call 724-758-5501 for an appointment or contact us at

Community Outreach

Ellwood City Community Enrichment

Ellwood City Community Enrichment proudly partners with the Ellwood City Area Public Library, Historical Society,Ellwood City and Riverside School Districts, and the local municipalities to provide cultural and educational programming to enrich the quality of life in the Ellwood City area community and to attract visitors to our region. Go to for more information.

Ellwood City Revitalization

The Ellwood City Revitalization vision is to recognize the unique and varied economic and visual interests and needs of the downtown, its property owners and community.  We will achieve this by planning a coherent appearance to our downtown while maintaining our heritage.  We will strive to become an excellent example of how a private enterprise, working with local government officials and policy makers, can build on existing assets to revitalize the Ellwood City downtown community. Go to for more information.

Workplace Wellness

Workplace wellness refers to the education and activities that a worksite may do to promote healthy lifestyles to employees and their families.  Examples of wellness programming include such things as health education classes, subsidized use of fitness facilities, internal policies that promote healthy behavior, and any other activities, policies or environmental changes that affect the health of employees.  Wellness programs can be simple or complex.  Many programs require a minimal investment of time and money.  More substantial programs often use more resources, but the many benefits to supporting and encouraging employee health and safety outweigh the costs.

Lawrence County Outreach Program

The Duquesne University Chrysler Corporation Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a member of a statewide consortium of college and university-based centers designed to provide comprehensive management and technical assistance to the small business community in PA.  The SBDC program is jointly funded by the US Small Business Administration and the Lawrence County Economical Development Corporation support the Lawrence County Outreach Program and provide an office scheduled meetings between the SBDC Consultant and the Lawrence County Client.