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Chamber Has Busy Summer Planned

May 30, 2012 - Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce
The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce had its regular monthly meeting this morning, 5/30. The various committees have a very busy summer ahead and there will be lots to do as usual in the County. Tom Myslinsky, our Vista volunteer, reported the progress of the community garden located behind Wetzel County Hospital along with the wooden raised planting beds located throughout the county as part of the Go Local Grow Local campaign. The planting beds are in place in Pine Grove, Paden City and New Martinsville, The next one will be located in the Hundred/Burton area at the roadside park.

The Chamber is also working on a cohesive marketing plan for the organization and a meeting will be held Monday evening at 5:30 at the Chamber office to discuss that venture. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Doug Patterson reported that the Commerce Park has been brush hogged. It was discovered that someone had been dumping dirt on the site. A large cleared area was also found when they were mowing. Doug is actively seeking suggestions for how best to develop the Commerce Park - send your thoughts or ideas to

Some of the upcoming events that you might like to be aware of: Business After Hours June 14th Presto's 5:30 Ribbon Cutting June 12 Simply Impressions Florentine Arts Center Ribbon Cutting June 21 Memory Maker's

Also, on Father's Day, June 17th, the New Martinsville Records Challenge (Regatta Time Trials) will be hosting a steak dinner as a fund raising event for the time trials. The steak fry will be from noon to 6pm at Klug Hall with meals provided by Quinetts. The steak will be grilled on site by a group of volunteers. Tickets will be available soon at various sites around town - check the Chronicle for more information. There will also be some great prizes and raffle tickets will be sold.

The American Wind Symphony will be in New Martinsville on July 11th and 12th with a free public concert at the wharf on the 11th, rain date of the 12th. Committee Chairman Fran Caldwell is currently looking for lodging for 40 + musicians (one person per bed please). The musicians will be holding teaching sessions at local schools so we will also need to transport them to the lessons and provide 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners for each guest. If any one would like to host one of the musicians please get in touch with Fran through the chamber office at 304-455-3825. We are very excited to be hosting the symphony this year as the conductor is retiring and he began his career with a concert here in New Martinsville.

Festival of Memories is on track for July 21st and the Riverfront Development Committee will soon start working on the Fireman's Park.

So many good things happening - come be a part of it all!


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