Introduction

ADVOCATE, EDUCATE, NETWORK

At the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber, our business is to advocate, educate, and network to improve business opportunities in Elkins and Randolph County. We hope through the resources on this site, the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber provides helpful information to not only existing members but to businesses or individuals who are considering opening companies or relocating to the area. The Chamber staff and Board of Directors are working hard to make our community vibrant and a place where everyone can live, work, play, and stay!

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

ALL EVENTS

 

All Summer Long!

ROAMIN’ RANDOLPH:
Share Your Spirit!

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The Chamber recognized the need to provide some type of “event” or series of events during this challenging time for both our residents and our businesses of Randolph County. People are looking for fun, family-friendly opportunities to get out safely and spend time together. So, ROAMIN’ RANDOLPH: Share Your Spirit! was created. This series of two-week events will extend throughout the summer. Neighborhoods, business districts, and other geographically connected sections of the county are being asked to consider “adopting” one of the two-week chunks of the calendar and Share Your Spirit! June 1 through 14, the WEES District in Elkins hosted “On the WEES Wild Side!” June 15 – 28, Downtown Elkins wis the location for “The Place I Belong WV.” “Coalton Freedom days” is set for June 29 to July 12.
Starting July 13, Elkins First Ward is the place for “Christmas in July.” This dusk to 10 PM Christmas-themed event lasts through July 26th.

 

August 18

Bi-Monthly
Coffee & A Conversation

Join us for this month’s Virtual Bi-Monthly Coffee & A Conversation via Zoom on August 20th at 8:00 am. Our topic will be “Surviving Covid-19.” Members of the Economic Vitality Collaborative (a committee of both Elkins Main Street and the Chamber) will be available to answer questions and concerns from our local business community. It’s also a time to share what’s happening with this collaboration, as well as the work of the Chamber’s Vibrant Response Task Forces. CLICK HERE to join the Zoom meeting on August 20th at 8:00 am.

 

September 16

VIRTUAL SOCIAL MEDIA
WORKSHOP SERIES

LMC & Associates presents this two-part workshop series. The first workshop, “Developing Your Social Media Plan,” is scheduled for September 16 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. The second workshop will be December 2. Cost for each class is $20 for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. CLICK HERE to sign up for this powerful workshop!

In the News

IN THE NEWS

ALL NEWS

 

Chamber holds
VIBRANT CELEBRATION

The Inter-Mountain Article

ELKINS–The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce presented eight awards to individuals and businesses throughout the community during “A Vibrant Celebration,” its annual dinner and awards event on Thursday at the Phil Gainer Community Center.

The keynote speaker for the awards dinner was Quint Studer, author of the book “Building a Vibrant Community” and founder of The Studer Group. His visit to Elkins was a gift from James W. “Jay” Wallace of Allegheny Insurance Services and Mark and Marsha Doak of The Common Door.

Studer spoke to the audience about improvements that could be made in the area to truly make it a “Vibrant Community.”

 

NEW MEMBERS

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SHIP PROGRAM

ELKINS — The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce and Davis & Elkins College have teamed up to create the Summer Highlands Internship Program for ten local college students from June 1 to July 31. The program was made possible due to a $25,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

The ten interns in the program will consist of five D&E students and five students from Randolph County who are attending school elsewhere. These students will be placed as interns in jobs that align with their career interests. The interns work 32 hours per week for eight of the nine program weeks. They are also able to take a week off of the program to allow time for any planned vacations or family trips.

Under the employers’ mentorship, the students will gain hands-on skills and learn what it is like to be a part of the Randolph County business community.

On each “Mentoring Monday” the interns will be gathering together and working as a cohort on a cumulative project. They will be learning leadership skills, civic responsibility, and completing a service project. D&E and the Chamber are also planning to recruit local and regional experts on a variety of topics to speak with the interns and give “hands-on presentations.”

Businesses interested in participating are encouraged to click the SHIP EMPLOYER SIGN UP button below.

Students interested in participating as an intern are encouraged to click the INTERN APPLICATION button below.

For additional information, click the SHIP ARTICLE button below OR contact the Chamber.

SHIP INTERN APPLICATION

SHIP EMPLOYER SIGN UP

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