Together, let us remember…let us honor…let us say “thank you” to all those who bravely protected and served our fellow citizens twenty years ago in New York City. Together, let us remember…let us honor…let us say “thank you” to all those in Wetzel-Tyler and Monroe Counties who continue to protect and serve us today.

As an expression of our appreciation, the Chamber has enlisted the support of a coalition of local businesses and leaders from across Wetzel, Tyler, and Monroe counties to let our first responders know that "we see you!"

When: 9:15 AM, Saturday, September 11, 2021, volunteers assemble
Where: Stalder's Creamery located at 305 North Main Street, New Martinsville
Volunteer Activity: Prepare and pack over 500 meals to be delivered to our local heroes for lunch.

Late Afternoon Events:
When: 6:00 PM
Activity: A parade of emergency vehicles and first responders
Where: Main Street, New Martinsville, followed by a community cookout in the field by WVNCC. **First Responders eat for free**

Evening Final Event:
When: 7:30 PM
Activity: "Ceremony to Honor and Remember"
Where: WVNCC lawn area

We hope to see you there!
Last week I had the privilege of attending the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce 85th Annual Meeting and Business Summit.
The conference was very well attended and presented a wide range of speakers and topics. I sought to attend the sessions that I believe were relevant to our mission and goals. Following are links to WV Chamber position papers as well as links to organizations that support the growth and prosperity of our counties and state.
Steve Roberts, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President and our Executive Director, Sharon Campbell in the upstairs lobby of the Greenbriar

What is Redistricting?
The redrawing of West Virginia's Congressional and Legislative boundary lines. This must be accomplished using U.S. Census data every 10 years to indicate changes in population.
Why is Redistricting Important?
Redistricting will determine political representation for the next ten years. During this process, the lines and boundaries of governing bodies are redrawn so that each district is roughly equal in population size based on the most recent census data.
A virtual public hearing for Congressional District 1 for Wetzel and Tyler Counties, will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 pm.
September 10th -16th
Saturday, 9/11 9:15 AM - Volunteers meet at Stalder's Family Creamery to assemble meals and deliver them to area first responders.

6 PM - Parade of emergency vehicles in New Martinsville on Main St.

7:30 PM - "A Ceremony to Honor and Remember" Lawn area of WVNCC

Monday, 9/13 5:30 PM - Economic Growth Committee Meeting - Zoom only

Wednesday, 9/15 8 AM - Board of Directors Meetings - Chamber Office & Zoom

Thursday, 9/16 9-5 - Estate Jewelry Event, S&S Diamonds & Fine Jewelry