Chamber welcomes new members

I am delighted to share that we added 24 new members to our Chamber roster during the first half of 2013. While many of these were brand new businesses to the area, such as Nostalgia and Monkey Business Photography, several were already located in the community and sought out Chamber membership as a good fit for their existing and growing businesses, such as Brown Asphalt and Runyon Lock Service.

For many, many years our Chamber motto has been “Chamber members support Chamber members.” When new members join the Chamber we work diligently to communicate this information to our existing members. The goal is to encourage our existing members to connect with the new members.

For each business and organization, this “connection” takes a unique form – it may be stopping by to patronize the new member, keeping them top-of-mind when a challenge presents itself that the new member can assist with, or seeking out the new members at a Chamber event to make introductions. Whatever form it takes, I encourage our members to continue the tradition of supporting one another.

Thank you to our existing members and to the following businesses and organizations that have joined the Chamber so far this year. We are delighted to have your support of our activities and the business community. More importantly, we are delighted to help support you in your endeavors!

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Advanced Pest Control

304-481-8386

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Amanda Buckley Imaging

1411 Grand Central Ave

Vienna, WV 26105

740-683-6339

www.amandabuckleyimaging.com

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Brown Asphalt

1340 Staunton Turnpike

Parkersburg, WV 26104

304-428-2982

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D P Associates

Vienna, WV

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El Mariachi

1907 Grand Central Avenue

Vienna, WV 26105

304-916-1356

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EZCare Walk-in Medical Center

2107 Pike Street

Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-916-1270

www.ezcareclinics.com

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Marietta

200 Cherry Tree Lane

Marietta, OH 45750

740-374-3000

www.marriott.com/pkbfi

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Fairlawn Baptist Church

215 Fairlawn Drive

Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-863-6782

www.fairlawnbaptist.com

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Holiday Inn Express

80 Nicholette Road

Mineral Wells WV 26150

304-489-4111

www.hiexpress.com/ParkersburgWV

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Lindsay Husk Photography

3501 Emerson Ave. Suite 313

Parkesburg, WV 26104

304-482-4936

www.lindsayhusk.com

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Melissa Weppler

Origami Owl-Independent Designer

740-629-1751

www.melissaweppler.origamiowl.com

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Microtel Inn by Wyndham

94 Old Nicholette Road

Mineral Wells, WV 26150

304-489-1234

www.microtelinn.com

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Monkey Business Photography

Little Hocking, OH

740-517-1646

www.monkeybusinessphotos.com

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Nostalgia

810 Market Street

Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-834-3954

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Parkersburg Correctional Center

225 Holiday Hills Drive

Parkersburg, WV 26104

304-420-2443

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Premier Productions

Parkersburg, WV

740-706-0000

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Runyon Lock Service

1129 19th Street

Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-485-7041

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Shoney’s of Parkersburg

1120 Garfield Avenue

Parkersburg, WV 26101

304-428-7835

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T&J Adventures

www.ohiovalleymudrun.com

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Trademark Solutions

21670 State Rt 821

Marietta, OH 45750

740-374-9779

www.tm-solutions.com

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Waterman Douglass & Associates

533 Rosemar Road

Parkersburg, WV 26104

304-428-5715

www.watermandouglass.com

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Wingate by Wyndham

1502 Grand Central Ave

Vienna, WV 25105

304-295-5501

www.wingatehotels.com/hotel/30422

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Woodridge Golf Course

301 Woodridge Drive

Mineral Wells, WV 26150

304-489-1800

www.woodridgegolfclub.com

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WV Social Media Consultants

Vienna, WV

304- 834-0764

www.wvsocialmediaconsultants.com

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Complete contact information for all Chamber members, including phone, address and website, can be found under the “Member Directory” on the Chamber website at www.movchamber.org

If your business or organization is interested in joining the Chamber, give us a call! We’d love to share all the benefits of Chamber membership and would be delighted to have you as our special guest at an upcoming event. Check out the New Member Application on our website at www.movchamber.org for detailed information about membership and the value-added benefits of our local Chamber.

Upcoming Events:

* Chamber office closed July 15

* Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff committee meeting, July 9 from noon- 1 p.m. at the Chamber office. Open to all Chamber members who want to work on the Chamber’s signature fall event. Bring your lunch. Please RSVP to info@movchamber.org

* Chamber 101- New member orientation conducted by the Chamber Champions, July 10 from noon-1 p.m. at the Chamber office. New members are invited to join us for lunch and a short orientation to the Chamber. Please RSVP to info@movchamber.org

* July Business After Hours hosted by Le Colour Bar, July 16 from 6-8 p.m., Le Colour Bar, 811 Grand Central Ave.,Vienna. Free for Chamber members. Register on-line at www.movchamber.org

* Chamber Public Relations Workshop, Special Guest Karen Facemyer – Lobbying Elected Officials, July 17 from noon-1 p.m.,Judge Black Annex (319 Market St., Parkersburg). Open to all Chamber members. Register on-line at www.movchamber.org

* July Lunch & Learn with the Red Cross, July 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,Free for Chamber members. Seating limited to 30 attendees, so register today. Register on-line at www.movchamber.org

* Visit this space every other Sunday for more Chamber news. We also invite you to call us at 304-422-3588, email us at info@movchamber.org, or stop by the Chamber office at 409 1/2 Market St. in Parkersburg.

Jill Parsons is president/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley.