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Make sure you have these event dates on your calendar and plan to join us! 
2017 Staff Development Day 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Join us for a training opportunity for you & your staff! This will be a best practices event with lunch included, and we're excited to present a conference call session with Libby Spears, Bravo cc, who will be our featured speaker for the 2017 PACP Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference. The event will be offered on the same date at the following locations so pick one that is closest to you:
  • Bedford County Chamber (Breezewood)
  • Clarion Area Chamber (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Main Line Chamber (Chamber conference room)
  • Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber (North Fayette Community Center)
  • Schuylkill Chamber (Chamber conference room)
To register for the event, please CLICK HERE.
 
2017 Chamber Professionals & Leadership Conference 
Wednesday-Friday, October 25 - 27, 2017  /  Clarion, PA
This event is designed to present Chamber Executives and their professional staff members new ways to solve management problems, to motivate people, and to increase their knowledge in order to become more effective in developing better local communities.
 
PACP WELCOMES NEW MEMBER
Phoenixville Chamber
Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Jessica Capistrant, President/CEO  
171 E. Bridge Street 
Phoenixville, PA  19460
(610) 933-3070
jcapistrant@phoenixvillechamber.org 
 
PA CHAMBER ARTICLE 
PA Chamber
Legislature, Governor Agree on Spending Plan, Work on Revenue Package Continues    
Gene Barr, President and CEO
The 2017-18 fiscal year has officially begun and while the legislature and governor have agreed on  how much to spend, work continues on a number of budget-related bills, including a revenue bill to pay for the nearly $32 billion plan.     
PACP MEMBER NEWS
Chamber for Greater Philadelphia  
A new online presence has been launched called Grow PAThis new initiative seeks to convene people and organizations in key sectors in Pennsylvania to establish a modern economic growth agenda for the 21st century that includes transforming post-secondary education, modernizing all facets of our infrastructure, leveraging our energy assets, and accelerating the development of innovation in health care technology and delivery. Our overall goal is to begin to build a common language for growth and an economic plan that will achieve results.  The initial vehicle for this conversation is Grow PA, a statewide, online news gathering entity that will report on the innovative projects happening today, and tell the extraordinary stories about the people and organizations leading the way .  We want you to be a part of this important discussion. To share your story ideas, please  contact Tony Abraham at tony@technicaly.ly. 
Indiana County Chamber
Indiana County Chamber
The Third Annual Paddle and Picnic in Blairsville was held on the Conemaugh River on May 27. More than 50 kayakers participated in the event.
Over 220 people packed  the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in Indiana, PA on Thursday, June 8, for the Third Annual Indiana County Business Hall of Fame induction dinner. The Indiana County Chamber created the Hall of Fame in 2015 to recognize past and present business leaders for their lifetime achievements in supporting and advancing the economic climate of Indiana County.

Mon Valley Regional Chamber
Mon Valley Regional Chamber
The 10th Annual Melvin B. Bassi Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Nemacolin Country Club in Beallsville. 120 golfers participated in the sell out event, and sponsorships were also sold out. The First Place Team with a score of 60 was Davies Ford.  Event Sponsor was Highway Appliance with cfsbank sponsoring the $10,000 Hole In One Contest and Stoney's Brewing as the Beer Sponsor. They were joined by more than 50 additional sponsors.  A hockey stick putting contest, and a Money Wall that paid out $1,040 to the winner were featured as fund raising activities throughout the day.

North East Area Chamber
The Chamber brought the community together to raise money for....the community! The Chamber presented the first Olde Fashioned Fourth of July event on Saturday, July 1 as a family friendly community event. Churches and non-profits in the community set up tents to offer free kids activities, yard games, and raffles. The Chamber hosted live entertainment, archery tag, pony rides, chicken BBQ and Cow Pie BINGO. At the end of the night, there was a fireworks display donated by a Chamber member. While the participating non-profits and churches raised money for themselves with their individual activities, the Chamber used the proceeds from the BBQ and BINGO to establish a fund that will be reinvested back into the community through community projects and initiatives.

TriCounty Area Chamber
TriCounty Area Chamber
The Chamber's Leadership Tri-County Class of 2017 graduated on June 8, 2017. The Class of 2017, consisting of 15 individuals, participated in monthly sessions over a 10-month period. Class members also completed 7 projects on behalf of local Chamber Member non-profits. In order to graduate from the program, each individual in the class secured placement on the Board of Directors of a local non-profit.