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Thursday, September 13, 2018Social Event

Launchpad

By now most of the civilized world has seen an episode of "Shark Tank." An entrepreneur is launching a new business or posing the next great invention to a panel of judges, hoping one of them will approve of the concept and invest in the venture.

What if you had the chance to do that locally?

Guess what? You will!

For the last two years, a committee of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council (MOVRC) has organized a business pitch contest called "Launchpad" (our version of "Shark Tank.") We are proud to share that Year 3 is upon us!

How can Chamber members get involved in Launchpad?

#1 Sponsor the event
We already have several area businesses and state-wide organizations who have expressed interest in helping to sponsor the pre-launch and prize award, but additional support is greatly appreciated to fully cover the costs. The chairperson for the Launchpad is Jody Murphy, executive director of the Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce and he can be reached at (304) 684-9909 if you would like more details about sponsorship.

#2 Offer in-kind services to the Launchpad winner
Accounting, legal, marketing, IT - just to name a few of the areas that a new...  More >>

When:
Thursday, September 13, 2018 5:00 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Parkersburg Art Center
725 Market Street, Parkersburg
Registration:

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Friday, September 14, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Five Below

Ribbon Cutting for Five Below
The Grand Central Mall invites MOV Chamber members to come celebrate the Grand Opening Five Below on Friday, September 14! The store is located in the former H.H. Gregg location next to Old Navy. Join us as we cut the official ribbon and be the first to take a tour of this brand new retail location! Open to all Chamber members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.

When:
Friday, September 14, 2018 9:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Five Below
852 Grand Central Mall Vienna
(Next to Ulta at the Mall North Entrance)
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Friday, September 14, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Lee's Studio Medi Spa

Ribbon Cutting for Lee's Studio Medi Spa
Join us as we celebrate with new Chamber memeber Lee's Studio who just completed renovations to their facility. Stay tuned for more details to come!

When:
Friday, September 14, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Lee's Studio
3113 Murdoch Avenue, Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Serenity Gifts & Global Market

Ribbon Cutting for Serenity Gifts & Global Market
Join us for the Grand Opening of Serenity Gifts and Global Market! The Global Market offers a unique shopping experience right here in the Mid-Ohio Valley. The market offers a variety of clothing and unusual items, craft beer and wine and even locally roasted coffee. They will also be featuring their new Tea Room. Open to all MOV Chamber members. Please register if you plan to attend this event.

When:
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Serenity Coffee House
1903 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018Business After Hours

Business After Hours Hosted by Grand Pointe

Business After Hours Hosted by Grand Pointe
Join us for an evening of networking with fellow MOV Chamber members!  Spend some time networking with new and familiar faces of the MOV Chamber, all while enjoying delicious hors d'oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine and non-alcoholic refreshments.

Don't forget to bring your business cards to be entered in for door prize drawings!

Open to all Chamber members.
Please RSVP below by Friday, September 21.

When:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Grand Pointe Conference Center
1500 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018Committee Meeting

CANCELLED: Special Events Committee

CANCELLED: Special Events Committee

When:
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Our meeting for this month has been cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018Social Event

Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo

Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo

What is MOVEE? The Mid-Ohio Valley Entrepreneurship Expo is a one-day conference that brings aspiring and existing business owners and their employees together with educators, industry experts, students, and resource providers. Participants will hear inspiring stories from successful entrepreneurs; attend a variety of workshops that provide specific tools and information on timely topics related to marketing and promotion, management, finance, accounting, insurance, and legal issues that affect businesses. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to network with other business and community leaders during the Resource Fair and Networking session of MOVEE.

Registration is $25 to attend.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://khorassj.wufoo.com/forms/zuniarb05c6swa/

For more information, please visit https://www.marietta.edu/movexpo


When:
Thursday, September 27, 2018 8:00 AM thru 04:30 PM
Where:
Marietta College, 215 5th Street Marietta, OH 45750
Programs will be held in the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center and Legacy Library.

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018Committee Meeting

Schools & Business Committee

Schools & Business Committee
The School & Business Committee focuses on the relationship between education and the business community. They work closely with our local education system to provide opportunities to highlight students, educators and Chamber members through the Partners in Education Program and annual teacher recognitions. Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Schools & Business Committee meeting.

Not on the roster? Email us at info@movchamber.org and we'll get you added for meeting reminders and updates!

When:
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Edison Middle School
1201 Hillcrest Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588q
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, October 04, 2018Social Event

Amazing Chamber Chase 2018

Amazing Chamber Chase 2018

We are excited to continue our Amazing Chamber Chase scavenger hunt in Downtown Parkersburg this year! This was such a fun, well-attended event last year and we had some GREAT costumes! Join us at Bicentennial Park for a fun, outdoor team activity in Downtown Parkersburg. Gather a team of at least 4 co-workers, friends, family.

Visit the link below to register and for more information!

http://www.movchamber.org/amazing-chamber-chase-2018/ 


When:
Thursday, October 04, 2018 5:30 PM thru 08:00 PM
Where:
Bicentennial Park
300 block of Market Street
Downtown Parkersburg

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Friday, October 05, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Ulta Beauty

Ribbon Cutting for Ulta Beauty
Join us to celebrate the Grand Opening of Ulta Beauty! Ulta offers a various line of cosmetics, skincare brands, men's and women's fragrances and hair-care products-and even a salon for all of your styling needs.

RIBBON WILL BE CUT AT 9:45am.

FIRST 100 GUESTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT VALUED FROM $5-$100!!

Open to all members. Please RSVP  if you would like to attend this event.

When:
Friday, October 05, 2018 9:30 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
Ulta Beauty
850 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna
(next to Five Below and Old Navy)
Registration:

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018Breakfast

Candidate Forum

The City of Vienna and the MOV Chamber invite all Chamber members and guests to a special Candidate Forum.  Candidates for the Senate (District 3) and House of Delegates (Districts 8, 9 and 10) races will be invited to speak to MOV Chamber members and the public.   Each candidate will be given 3-5 minutes to speak, then audience questions will be submitted and moderated by Chamber representatives.

A light breakfast will be served.
Please RSVP today.
Open to all Chamber members and the guests.

When:
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 7:45 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
Grand Pointe Conference Center
1500 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna
Registration:

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting/Open House Emily Allman Insurance Agency Inc.

Ribbon Cutting/Open House Emily Allman Insurance Agency Inc.
Join us to celebrate the opening of Emily Allman Insurance Agency! We will cut the ribbon at 4:15pm and an Open House will follow until 6:00pm. Open to all MOV Chamber members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Extra parking will be available in front of Vinyl Werx and Garage Trendz (located behind Emily's office) and also across the street at Wesley United Methodist Church (497 21st Street, Vienna).

When:
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Emily Allman Insurance
2007 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018Committee Meeting

Chamber Champions Committee

Chamber Champions Committee
The Chamber Champions are Ambassadors that serve as representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley. The goal of the Chamber Champions is to facilitate contact with existing Chamber members and work to identify new members through their contact efforts.
Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Chamber Champions Committee meeting.

Not on the roster? Email us at info@movchamber.org and we'll get you added to receive meeting reminders, updates, etc.

When:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Location varies; Contact the Chamber at (304) 422-3588 for more information.
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, October 11, 2018Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn Hosted by NOE Office Equipment

Lunch & Learn Hosted by NOE Office Equipment
SPECIAL TOPIC: How email spam can compromise cybersecurity: What to watch for and simple ways to protect

When:
Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
NOE Office Equipment
610 Green Street, Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, October 11, 2018Business After Hours

Business After Hours Hosted by Pickering Associates

Business After Hours Hosted by Pickering Associates

Join us for the annual Pickering Associates Annual Business After Hours in conjunction with the MOV, Marietta, Belpre and Pleasants County Chambers. Enjoy great company, outdoor activities, complimentary beverages and delicious food courtesy of Valley Catering. This year, Pickering Associates is celebrating their 30th Anniversary and will be hosting this event in benefit of Firefly: A Spark of Hope, a non-profit that supports cancer patients in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Please consider a suggested $5 donation in support of this wonderful cause at the door or via text message during the event. Please note that there is no requirement to donate in order to attend, however, we appreciate any donations since Pickering will be matching up to $5,000 raised for the event.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 8.  


When:
Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Pickering Associates
11283 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV, 26104
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Monday, October 15, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for Starbucks

Ribbon Cutting for Starbucks
Join us to welcome Starbucks to the Mid-Ohio Valley! After opening remarks, we will cut the official ribbon at 9:30am, then give everyone the opportunity to meet the team and enjoy complimentary samples for all attendees. Open to all Chamber members. Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event.

PARKING: We encourage all to park in the lot close to Pet Supplies Plus to try and alleviate congestion in the drive-thru area.

When:
Monday, October 15, 2018 9:15 AM thru 10:15 AM
Where:

Starbucks

(North Entrance of the Grand Central Mall)

Grand Central Avenue, Vienna

Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018Committee Meeting

Government Relations Committee

Government Relations Committee
Government Relations Committee reviews proposed Legislation and recommends action to be taken on behalf of our members. The Committee maintains strong relationships with our local elected officials. This committee now meets meets bi-monthly. Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Government Relations Committee meeting.


Not on the roster? Send us an email at info@movchamber.org and we'll get you on the list to receive updates, meeting reminders, etc.

When:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
MOVED TO MOV CHAMBER OFFICE FOR OCT 17 MEETING
9th Floor, 501 Avery Street, Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Thursday, October 18, 2018Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting/Open House for SWC Realty

Ribbon Cutting/Open House for SWC Realty
Join us to celebrate with SWC Realty! SWC Realty opened up their offices in June 2018 and are ready to cut the official ribbon with us on October 18. Join us at 5pm for their ribbon cutting. Take a tour of their offices and learn more about SWC at their Open House that will follow until 7pm.

BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS! The SWC Realty team will be doing two drawings for a two night stay at Seven Springs Resort for (2 people)! This prize includes lift tickets, breakfast for two and course lodging!

Open to all members of the MOV and Marietta Chambers. Please RSVP if you would like to attend.

When:
Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
SWC Realty
519 Juliana Street, Suite #2
Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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Friday, October 19, 2018Open House

Google Event at WVU Parkersburg

Google Event at WVU Parkersburg

Google is coming to Parkersburg!

Join us for this special Google Small Business Workshop, brought to the area by West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the MOV Chamber of Commerce.

Learn how you can grow your business online with a trainer from Google.

We'll share how to: 

1) Get Found on Google Search & Maps

2) Reach Customers Online with Google

3) Make Your Website Work For You!

 

Cost is just $15 per attendee for this direct connection to Google!

Only 50 spots available so register today! Deadline to register is Oct 12.

 

Click here to register


When:
Friday, October 19, 2018 8:30 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
WVU Parkersburg Main Campus
300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018Committee Meeting

Special Events Committee

Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee members possess interest and skill in event planning and fundraising while marketing and networking with a variety of businesses.
Please RSVP by clicking the link if you are planning to attend this Special Events Committee meeting.

Not on the roster? Send us an email at info@movchamber.org and we'll add you to the list to receive our updates, meeting reminders, etc.

When:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
MOV Chamber Office
501 Avery Street, 9th Floor United Bank Building
Parkersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
(304) 422-3588
info@movchamber.org

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