Belpre Chamber of Commerce
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Thank you for visiting our Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce site!!! Our staff and membership can provide you with resources, referral mechanisms, marketing tools, discount programs, social and business networking, community service opportunities, and educational opportunities and sources. Why not make the move now and become a member of our business, non-profit and agency family working together to keep the Mid-Ohio Valley strong and growing? Join Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce right now!
- Multiple DatesWed, Oct 04Belpre Church of ChristOct 04, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AMBelpre Church of Christ, 1614 Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH 45714, USAOct 04, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AMBelpre Church of Christ, 1614 Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH 45714, USAJoin other businesses, non-profits, and community members at this monthly event...full of time for making good business contacts and hearing an update from the breakfast sponsor. We travel the room to hear a quick message from each attendee.
- Tue, Oct 17ParkersburgOct 17, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PMParkersburg, 11283 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26104, USA
- Thu, Oct 19ViennaOct 19, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PMVienna, 1500 Grand Central Ave #118, Vienna, WV 26105, USA
- Tue, Oct 24ParkersburgOct 24, 3:00 PM – Oct 25, 5:00 PMParkersburg, 701 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101, USA
- Thu, Nov 16Belpre Church of ChristNov 16, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PMBelpre Church of Christ, 2932 Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH 45714, USANov 16, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PMBelpre Church of Christ, 2932 Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH 45714, USAEveryone finds our luncheons an opportunity to meet other business and non-profit representatives. You gotta have lunch, so why not add n some networking while enjoying a homemade meal with other members and guests, $20 for the complete meal, including beverage.
- Tue, Dec 05BelpreDec 05, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PMBelpre, 605 Washington Blvd, Belpre, OH 45714, USA
Annual Dinner 2023 set for October 19 at Grand Pointe Conference Center
Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) announces the 85th Annual Dinner “Work Made Fun Gets Work Done” set for Thursday, October 19, at Grand Pointe Conference and Reception Center, 1500 Grand Central Ave., Vienna.
Tickets for the buffet-style meal are $65 and are available by calling 740-423-8934, through links contained in chamber communication, or by visiting www.belprechamber.com.
Social Hour is 5:30-6:30 pm followed by dinner, a special guest panel, and “A Night of Awards.”
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The evening will focus on best practices, experiences, and innovations in using a positive work culture and environment to attract and retain employees. Panelists are:
Simon Hargus: Hargus owns and operates First Settlement Physical Therapy, a local business with 230 employees. He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 2002 and subsequently graduated college with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Master’s in Business Administration.
Mary Ann Ketelsen: Ketelsen is co-owner of Mister B Snacks, LLC located in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Ketelsen bought into Mister Bee in 2015 and took over operations and strategic planning in May 2018. She obtained 27 years of experience from the manufacturing companies, American Cyanamid and Solvay. After leaving manufacturing, she moved on to become manager of Welch Oil and Gas where she worked alongside Mary Welch, her mother, for ten years.
Deanna Shuler: Shuler is the Director of Community Health & Wellness for Memorial Health System, has been with the organization for over 20 years. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree in athletic training, Shuler spent the early part of her career involved in collegiate and high school athletics, outpatient rehabilitation, and the hospital’s sports medicine clinic. An additional certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist allowed her to transition to the Wellness Center in 2014, where she has spent the last 10 years.
Bill Wilkinson: Wilkinson is owner of Mid-Ohio Valley Employment (MOVE) in Downtown Marietta. He holds a BA in Accounting and Business from Muskingum University and has completed masters level coursework at Ohio University in Finance/Business. MOVE opened in January 2020. He had previously worked at Perry and Associates CPAs for 16 years in various roles, (Senior Audit Manager, CEO, and Director of Business Development), and currently co-owns Perry and Associates with his wife Jodey.
According to Barb Close, community president and mortgage loan officer at Huntington Bank and president of Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the dinner and celebration is the culmination of a great year and focuses on Chamber and member accomplishments.
“On behalf of BACC, we are looking forward to celebrating another wonderful year of success for our chamber and the business community that we serve. BACC wants to be the pillar that drives business development and supports education for economic development in Belpre and the surrounding communities. We are appreciative of the experienced panel that will be joining us for the annual dinner. We feel confident that the attendees will discover some avenues to see how “Work Made Fun Gets Work Done”, she said.
Master of Ceremonies will be Ben Bradley of Sow-N-Sew & Sun LLC.
A feature of the event includes a video presented during the 5:30 pm social hour spotlighting Platinum Sponsors and other supporters.
Stand-out businesses, individuals and organizations will be placed in the spotlight as winners as the “Night of Awards” are featured. Awards will include Belpre Citizen of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Spirit of the Chamber, Business Person of the Year, Spirit of the Community, Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Nonprofit of the Year.
Social Hour appetizers and Coffee Break will be sponsored by the Platinum Plus sponsor Belpre UPS Store, with a special focus on experiences that build teaming, relationships and a positive work environment. Dessert specialty cupcakes will be sponsored by Village Cakery.
BACC Business Marketing Funding winner will be announced.
The BACC is a tremendous resource for my business and family. Recently, my father had to have his leg amputated. Through the Chamber I met Nancy Miller and immediately knew I had a professional to lean on through this difficult time. She not only was able to extend resources and offer local support to my Dad but she was able to share thoughts on what our family may experience. Through networking, this Chamber offers countless referral sources.
Vice President & Regional Manager
The Belpre Chamber has proved to be an invaluable asset to our company. We depend on its support throughout the year, and the organization never lets us down. It provides so many networking and educational opportunities that ensure business growth meets potential!
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Our little town of Belpre is growing. We have new first class medical facilities and more on the way. Our future is looking very bright and the Belpre Chamber of Commerce is helping to lead the way. Belpre Chamber has breakfasts, luncheons, ribbon-cuttings and many more activities topped off by their annual Awards Dinner. They are a great way to network with other business leaders and learn important things to enhance your business.
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