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Chamber Connection
June 2020
A Statement from the Chamber

The Chamber supports all Randolph County businesses as they reopen and adjust to doing business this summer. We aim to uplift and promote businesses and organizations as they offer their services and products to our community in this new environment. We support each business's right to offer their products and services in a manner that best suits their needs and philosophies. We encourage customers to Shop Local! and join us in supporting our business community and their efforts to provide all of Randolph County with safe shopping, dining, and service experiences.
Bi-Monthly Meeting: COFFEE & A CONVERSATION
June 18 via ZOOM
The Chamber is pleased to resume our Bi-Monthly Meetings! We will gather virtually on June 18th at 8:00 AM for COFFEE & A CONVERSATION .

This month's meeting will not have a guest speaker. Instead, we want to hear from you!

How is reopening/adjusting to this new environment going for your business or organization? What's working? What isn't working? What do you need help doing? What good advice do you have for other business owners?

We plan to come together, as a community, and catch up with one another. We want to give you the opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas, questions, and concerns. We want you to share your successes and failures as you've navigated through phases and guidelines and shortages and more!

Grab your coffee (or whatever suits your fancy) and Zoom with us on June 18th at 8:00! Click the button below for the Zoom link.

If you need assistance with the Zoom link or have additional questions about this meeting, contact the Chamber.
ROAMIN' RANDOLPH: Share Your Spirit!
Now through Labor Day
Have you heard about ROAMIN' RANDOLPH?

The Chamber, in partnership with Elkins Main Street, created this 14-week series of events to give neighborhoods and towns across Randolph County the opportunity to share their spirit! It's been a tough spring, and ROAMIN' RANDOLPH provides our residents with a chance to get out, enjoy fresh air, and socialize safely.

This family-friendly, summer-long event takes place in two-week installments. The first venue is the WEES District in Elkins (behind the courthouse to Elkins City Park). It started on June 1 and runs through June 14. Hundreds of visitors have walked, cycled, or driven through Walkin' on the WEES Wild Side!

Our next venue is downtown Elkins. June 15 through 28, come enjoy the West Virginia theme of The Place I belong . Scavenger hunt for WV state outlines, the WV state flag, and Elkins/WV history in the storefronts and windows downtown. Click the button for the WV Shape participating businesses map.
Starting June 29, Coalton will be ROAMIN' RANDOLPH 's third venue with a patriotic Coalton Freedom Drive through July 12th . Elkins' First Ward is planning something exciting for the second half of July. Details to come!

Do you know of another place in Randolph County that would like to invite residents to experience ROAMIN' RANDOLPH? There are three additional venues needed for the last three installments. Need more information? Check out the Chamber's Facebook page or contact the Chamber for more information!
Drive-in Movie Style Fireworks being planned
Late Summer 2020
The Chamber is excited to announce that plans for a fireworks show later this summer are underway. Working with a collaborative group that includes the Randolph County Commission, Elkins City Council, the Elkins and Beverly mayors,  Elkins Main Street, and others, the Chamber is planning a drive-in movie theater style fireworks show no later than Labor Day.

A four-week window is required to get the fireworks show ready. Once we have the go ahead from the collaborative group and other officials, we will get the ball rolling! We are committed to finding ways for the public to enjoy the summer while following state guidelines about crowds and social distancing. Having the drive-in style fireworks offers a fun, family-friendly event while still adhering to government guidelines for social distancing and large scale gatherings.

The tentative venue for this special fireworks event is Camp Pioneer. Sarah Cunningham, Camp Pioneer Executive Director, said “We are very excited about the possibility of being able to provide a location for the fireworks and look forward to joining forces with others to provide a great event!”

  • Additional information will be released once the date and location have been solidified. To make an event like this possible, a large number of volunteers will be needed. If your organization or business would like to help with this project as a sponsor or as event volunteers, you are asked to contact the Chamber.
Elkins - Randolph County Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Wood, Executive Director
304.636.2717
lisa.wood@erccc.com