There are only a couple of days left in this year's Town & Country Days.
 
The Chamber has a booth set up in the vendor building and we would love to have you stop by! We’ve got lots of information on our area businesses and organizations as well as discount coupons. Also, be sure to pick up a “211 Information” card to place on your fridge. The handy card offers helpful info at your fingertips. If that’s not enough…some of our members have generously donated terrific items for a raffle and it costs nothing to enter!
 
We hope to see you at the fair!

We’ve had a very busy week. I hope that many of you had the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Town & Country Days; we certainly did! We had the chance to highlight many of our member businesses and to distribute information on their behalf. Thank you to all members who provided information for our table. A special thank you to the following members who donated items for our raffle: Grandma’s House of Quilting, Wayside Furniture, Shoe Sensation, The Flower Basket & Gift Shop, and Genesis Healthcare.

A couple of community events that are reoccurring and of which everyone should be aware are “Breakfast with the Mayor” and “First Friday Music”, both events are at The Square on Main and sponsored by the Wetzel County Museum, Convention & Visitor's Bureau.
How often have you wanted to express your opinions, concerns, ideas, etc. to your elected officials but felt that your voice would not be heard?  Well, New Martinsville's Mayor, Sandy Hunt, wants to hear from you in person. Once per month Mayor Hunt will host “Breakfast with the Mayor” providing you with the opportunity to engage in an informal setting. You will also be contributing to a very worthy cause. Breakfast is made to order by Wetzel County Hope & Memories/Ham Snack Shack. Your donations provide cancer patients with gas cards to help them get to and from their treatments. The ladies who prepare your breakfast to order are Loretta Moore and Tonia Alleman; both volunteers. Mayor Hunt intends to have breakfast on the first Saturday of the month starting at 8:30 am.

If you’re driving down Main Street on the first Friday of the month around 7:00 pm and you hear some great music near the end of town, stop by and listen; it’s “First Friday Music”. This is a free concert, by local musicians and sponsored by the Wetzel County Museum, Convention & Visitor's Bureau. It’s an excellent way to kick off your weekend! If you missed last Friday’s concert with Jakob Barrows and Robbie Parsons you missed a real treat on an absolutely perfect evening!

Mark your calendars and check our calendar of events often to stay up to date on community and business happenings!

On the business front:

I’ve been working with a terrific team of community and business representatives to bring as much useful information as can be pushed out in as timely a manner as possible. There’s a lot out there that we really need to take advantage of to support our businesses and our community.  The two buttons provided below are from a Facebook meeting I attended on low-interest business loans through the Small Business Administration. I’ve included the entire presentation and the application. Contact our office if you need assistance in applying for these funds while they last. We are working on creating, or linking to a portal to make it easier to stay up to date on all that is currently being offered, so stay tuned!

Sharon Campbell
Director@WetzelTylerChamber.or
Upcoming Chamber Meetings & Events
Meetings are open to all members or those thinking about joining
August 15, 5:30 PM - Economic Growth Committee Meeting (Zoom Only)
August 18, 8:00 AM - Board of Directors Meeting (Chamber Office & Zoom)
August 26, 5:30 PM - Business After Hours at S&S Diamonds with AutumnFest
August 31, 10:00 AM - Ground Breaking at the future home of Bayer Heritage FCU's new processing facility in Steelton

For a full list of events and meetings, check out our event page by clicking the button below!

The Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce office is located at 132 North St in Downtown New Martinsville.
Make a New Connection in Paden City
Pictured above: The Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce never goes anywhere without ribbon and scissors. (right to left) Chamber Executive Director, Sharon Campbell, Church Trustee Dave Edgell, Pastor Rocky Wills, Associate Pastor Kathy Wills, & Trustee Alan Fritzman cut the ribbon before the dedication program.
Last Sunday, the Connection Church of God invited the Chamber to attend the formal dedication of their new meeting place, located at 241 North 4th Street in Paden City. We were happy to join them as many members of the community came out to celebrate the Church's new home.
 
All ages are welcome and attire is casual.  The Connection Church currently has a number of teens and children who attend regularly. It is a great, family-friendly place to worship. In addition to services, they offer transportation for those who might want to attend but cannot get to the new venue.
 
Stop by Sunday at 10:00 am for weekly services followed by 11:00 am study groups for all ages. If you would like to learn more about the Connections Church, click below to check out their Facebook.