It’s membership recruitment week at the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry.
From this Monday, Nov. 16, until Friday, the WCCBI will be looking to add new members.
The week begins with a ‘Meet and Greet’ on Monday and Tuesday, where the doors will be open to the WCCBI for non-members to meet with WCCBI Staff.
It ends on Friday at Eggs and issues on Friday at 7:30 a.m. at the Conewango Club, where the Chamber will give a presentation about their goals for 2021. The cost is free.
“This week is first and foremost a thank you to our existing members for every year, including this past year,” said WCCBI Director of Chamber Operations & Tourism John Papalia. “I’s also about trying to gather more information on how we can better serve Warren County and our membership base to provide more resources to the citizens of Warren.”
Papalia expressed excitement at what the Chamber has going on this week.
“With the ‘Meet and Greet,’ it’s an opportunity for businesses to come learn more about the Chamber,” Papalia said. “There’s a 10 percent off discount for joining this week plus you get entered into a drawing for a free membership.
“Thursday we’re doing an open forum night for people to come, share ideas, learn more about them, their business and how we can better serve them. We’re also doing a ‘Chamber Chatter’ with Warren Tire Center on Facebook Live. We’ll highlight the business and give a quick little tour.”
With COVID 19, it’s been a challenging year, but Papalia is excited about the future.
“Membership has held pretty steady,but we are down a few members,” he said. “We’ve grown for the past five years, but took a little dip as many Chambers have. The sting of Covid had a great impact on our businesses. We’re here to work with them, help them and bounce back in 2021.”
Here is the full schedule for the week:
1.) Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th is Membership recruitment call dates and “Meet & Greet”
— During the “Meet and Greet” our doors will be open to non-members to come meet the staff of WCCBI and our special member guests.
— Every WCCBI member and any non-member that visits our office, during these two dates, OR signs up for a 2021 membership by the end of recruitment week on the 20th of November, will be entered to win:
* One FREE 2021 WCCBI membership
* AND have the chance at a drawing for $500 worth of FREE advertising with Media One Radio Group
(Drawing to be held at Eggs & Issues on Friday, November 20th)
2.) Thursday, November 19th at 5 PM: “Open Forum Night”
Every business of Warren County is welcome to attend.
We want to hear from YOU! Your issues, the concerns you see in our community, how COVID has directly affected your company, and how WCCBI can better serve your organization are the topics we need to know about.
Folks that wish to attend “Open Forum Night” virtually should contact [email protected] for more information.
3.) Friday, November 20th at 7:30 AM at the Conewango Club: Eggs & Issues Presentation by WCCBI
Cost is FREE!
Due to COVID-19, reservations and face coverings REQUIRED.
To RSVP, please email [email protected] or contact a WCCBI staff member by calling 814-723-3050.
*Join us for our annual update
*Be the first to hear our exciting news we have rolling out in 2021
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“The whole week is about reaching as many businesses as we can,” Papalia said. “We’re looking forward to it. It’s going to be a fun week.”