Shenango Chamber Transitions Back to ‘Business as Usual’

SHARON, Pa. — The Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking to continue its path back to “business as usual” as it moves into 2023, says David M. Grande, board president. 2022 was a transition year as in-person events were reestablished and changes were made to operations. A search is in process for a new executive director, he adds.

The chamber revamped its membership in 2022 and assigned an a-la-carte points system to each tier of membership as it relates to chamber services.

The “30 Under 40” event in May highlighted young professionals. The Ladies Golf Outing expanded and rebranded as the Member & Friends Outing. And for the second consecutive year, the chamber hosted a combined Phoenix Awards and annual dinner. All three events are planned again in 2023, as well as the Annual Forecast Breakfast in conjunction with the Gannon Small Business Development Center.

Also in 2022, the chamber hosted “Coffee and Commerce” and “Cocktails & Commerce” events to provide networking opportunities. In 2023, the chamber looks to host forums with elected officials to focus more on government relations.