Are you prepared for a night of delicious food, networking, and prizes? If so, plan to join us for a Business After Hours at Japalenos Mexican Restaurant on June 23rd!

Attendees will be able to select from a limited menu and non-alcoholic drinks will be included. A special $5 "Chamber Cocktail" will also be available in addition to their normal full bar.

Door prizes, including a $50 Jalapenos gift card will be drawn. Also, the Chamber will be offering up the "Big Bucks" drawing which currently sits at $100! Bring your business card to get an extra chance to win.

This event is open to any Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce member including any employees or members of those organizations and their families. A $15 cover charge will include your meal for those who R.S.V.P on or before June 21st; $20 for those who show up the day of the event. We can invoice those who do not wish to pay at the door. Please, cash only

Guests are encouraged to arrive around 5:30 PM. The evening will begin with an opportunity for networking and fellowship before meal orders are taken. This is the perfect chance to have a relaxing evening and socialize with other local business leaders.

To R.S.V.P., call our office at (304) 455-3825 or email

Learn more about Jalapenos at WWW.JALAPENOSWV.COM
Our sponsor for this week's Local Trivia Challenge is Shoe Sensation. Courtesy of Zach and his crew at the Shoe Sensation Riverfront Plaza in New Martinsville, one lucky person who answers this week's question, will get a $25 gift certificate for some new kick!

Since this Friday is Father's Day, I decided to ask a question related to the holiday. We are going to go a little outside of Wetzel and Tyler County for this week's question, but not too far.

Everyone knows that Grafton, WV is credited with holding the first Mother's day observation, but there is another local city that "claims" to have held the first Father's day observation. It's going to be hard to find this city as the claim is unsubstantiated, so I will give you one more clue. This place is also credited with creating the first pepperoni roll.

If you know the answer, send us a message on Facebook or email One correct entry at random will be chosen to win that gift card from Shoe Sensation!
Last week, New Martinsville Dental asked about the former home of the caboose that is now located beside the Wetzel County Museum on Main Street. We had a lot of responses to this question and there were two answers we would accept.

The one most people got was - the caboose was the former birthday party house behind McDonald's in New Martinsville. Also acceptable would have been, across the highway from Riggenbach Tile & Carpet. That is where I lived as a kid and the caboose was once home to the "Little Red Caboose Craft Store" and sat in my back yard as a kid while my grandmother ran a craft store inside.

Later today, I will pick one respondent and they will win a free cleaning, exam, and x-rays from New Martinsville Dental where Dr. Andrea Lockhart and her team will provide them with the expert modern care you deserve.