CHAMBER CONNECTION


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BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Durbin & Greenbrier  Valley Railroad

Congratulations Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad! Here is what Chase Gunnoe, Business Development Manager, had to say about being selected this month “We’re thankful for the opportunity to be profiled as the business of the month by the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce. We are currently about halfway through our peak tourism season, which brings tens of thousands of tourists into the streets of downtown Elkins to ride tourist trains, enjoy the town’s local entertainment and dining, and relax in the hills of our beautiful region. We’ve enjoyed seeing many familiar faces making their annual visits and plenty of new faces coming from as far as Arizona and New Jersey and everything in-between. This year, the Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad celebrates 20 years of tourist trains and we’d like to thank Elkins for their role in making our MountainRail Adventures a popular destination!”

  *A new Chamber business will be selected each month for “Chamber Business of the Month”. Names are drawn from Chamber members attending all Chamber events like our monthly After Hours, Chamber Networking, Committee Meetings, Seminars, etc.Attend Chamber events for more chances to WIN! The Chamber will promote one Chamber Member business every month. The "Chamber Business of the Month" will be featured in our Chamber Connection, displayed on the opening page of our website and will receive a "Chamber Business of the Month" Certificate to display in their business! 
UPCOMING EVENTS



THERE IS STILL TIME TO BECOME A SPONSOR!


The Sunset Chase wil be held on September 9, 2017! Designed as a community-wide, family friendly event, the Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run, will be an un-timed, five-kilometer “race” aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and celebrating successes. 

The 5K Fun Run will begin prior to dark and participants will receive neon glow accessories at registration. Throughout the run participants will be wearing as much “light” as they can! 

Whether you walk every step or sprint to the finish, we know you’re up to the challenge!

Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. Opening ceremony at 6:50 p.m. and 5K Fun Run begins at 7:00 p.m. Registration for the event is $15 per participant. No registration needed for children 5 & under but must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian.

All paid registrants will receive a FREE t-shirt if registered by 9/1/17.


Registration fee is non-refundable. Inclement weather date is scheduled 9/16/17.

There will be a drawing of 3 - $100 cash prizes for any registered participants who finish the race.

REGISTER ONLINE AT ACTIVE.COM or CONTACT US TO SPONSOR THIS EVENT!
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS OF OUR     SUNSET CHASE 5K FUN RUN!
PREMIER SPONSOR
CORPORATE SPONSOR
AWARDS SPONSOR
WATER STATION SPONSOR
AFTER HOURS 
501 Wilson Lane
Elkins, WV 26241
Phone: (412)365.5374 
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/IBEXGLOBALELKINS

RSVP's are appreciated!
After Hours are open to members and their guests.

RSVP  to (304)636.2717 or  chamber@erccc.com or www.erccc.com

CHAMBER  NETWORKING GROUP
STILL TIME TO RSVP!
Chamber Networking Group events are designed specifically for our members who want to expand their network of business contacts, generate new business leads, and learn the most effective strategies for networking. Bring your business card to exchange! Each attendee will have the opportunity to introduce themselves to the group and share a little about their business. This group will meet every month on the 2nd Wednesday at Noon. Join us at the Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College this Wednesday, August 9th!! Lunch will be provided.  Members $10 / Non-Members $15.  Please RSVP! 
QUARTERLY CHAMBER MEETING


NOTICE DATE CHANGE!


Join us each quarter for our Chamber Quarterly Meeting! We are excited to announce  Woody Thrasher, West Virginia's Secretary of the Department of Commerce will be our guest speaker at this event. Plan to be at the Arts Center for lunch at Noon on September 12, 2017. Lunch will be catered by Davis & Elkins College. This event is sponsored by Randolph County Development Authority!  Members $15 / Non-Members $20. Please RSVP by Thursday, September 7, 2017.
PATHWAY TO LEADERSHIP 

The Chamber is pleased to partner with Mark McMillon to bring an exciting opportunity for those interested in leadership development to our area.  Classes will begin October 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  If you have an interest in the topic of leadership on any level, or aspire to grow at work, school, in the community, or personally, don’t miss this 4-week series!

JOIN A COMMITTEE 
Find a committee that matches your interests and get involved. Look below for a list of available committees and let us know which one(s) you’d like to learn more about! 

Special Events – The Special Events Committee plans, seeks sponsorship, encourages and promotes various events that will improve the social and economic well-being of residents of Randolph County while marketing and networking with various businesses. This committee will oversee the following events: the Annual Dinner & Awards, Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run, Women in Leadership Conference, and the Christmas Parade.  Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Chamber office at Noon.
 
Membership & Marketing – The main focus of the  Membership & Marketing Committee is to support membership by developing outreach strategies for membership retention and recruitment. This committee will also focus on helping the Chamber maximize it's ability to communicate the Chamber's mission to the membership, community, and entities by focusing on the recognition of and participation in all Chamber initiatives and events. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Noon. The location varies contact Chamber office for details.
 
Government  Relations – This committee plans and executes the Legislative luncheon and sends regular updates to the Executive Director regarding important legislation that affects the business community. Committee maintains strong relationships with our local elected officials.  Meets the fourth quarter of the year.

Ambassadors – The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities. Chamber Ambassadors are Chamber members in good standing who volunteer for a one year term to enhance member retention and involvement. Ambassadors are some of the most visible Chamber members, and have the opportunity to increase their network, as well as their leadership skills through the program. Ambassadors are selected through an application process.  Meets the  3rd Wednesday of each month at the Chamber office at 1:00 p.m.
CHAMBER CALENDAR 
Chamber Calendar of Events for August

Wednesday, August 9
Chamber Monthly Networking
Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 10
Membership Committee Meeting
Kissel Shop, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 17
After Hours
Hosted by: IBEX GLOBAL, 501 Wilson Avenue, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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