Typically held on the second Wednesday of the month, one per quarter, the Chamber invites a guest speaker to address the Chamber Membership on a wide variety of timely topics from local, regional, statewide, national and global interest. These well attended Luncheon Meetings are typically held at the Randolph County Community Arts Center beginning with a very active networking reception at 11:45 am, followed by a buffet lunch and ending at 1:00pm. Cost to attend is $10 for Chamber Members and $15 for non-Members. Reservations are highly suggested by calling the Chamber office or registering online.
RANDOLPH COUNTY DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE
Randolph County Day is an opportunity for area businesses and Chamber members to travel to the state capitol to participate in the legislative process, advocate for issues important to the Randolph County business community, and most importantly, feature why Randolph County is a quality destination to live, work, and play.
Those willing to be part of Randolph County Day are invited to set up exhibits featuring their business or organization or just attend as an individual to network, become educated on the process, or simply meet with local and state officials.
The Legislative Luncheon is typically held in January. The Legislative Luncheon is an annual meeting that brings together area Legislators and our most active business leaders. A moderator presides over the meeting. This meeting is committed to reviewing, developing and supporting issues that promote a positive, pro-active business environment. In doing this, we create a connection between the Chamber and its local, state and federal government representatives.
SUNSET CHASE 5K & CHAMBER CHALLENGE
The 5k and Chamber Challenge is one of the Chamber’s newest events. Designed as a community-wide, family friendly event, the Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run, is an un-timed, five-kilometer “race” aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and celebrating successes.
The team-based Chamber Challenge is designed to promote community wellness through friendly competition between businesses.
LUNCH & LEARNS
Lunch time meetings focused on Chamber programs or important business issues. Members may host or sponsor a lunch & learn at any time throughout the year.
After Hours is a monthly event designed to provide a relaxed, informal get-together of Chamber business members after regular business hours. In addition to meeting and sharing Ideas with prospective clients, members, and customers, this event offers a great opportunity for making new contacts and showcasing your products and services.
After Hours are held every third Thursday of the month from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Every year, the chamber hosts this annual event to recognize the “best of the best” in our community. The annual awards program is the high point of the Chamber’s program calendar with the largest gathering of business leaders in Randolph and surrounding counties.
Prior to the event, the Chamber asks for nominations for the various awards that will be presented at the event. The awards are to recognize outstanding Chamber members and Randolph County area leaders who made an impact in the community.
SEMINAR: CHAMBER U
Chamber U is an innovative initiative of the Chamber of Commerce designed to address critical topics and to help prepare Chamber members to meet the ever-changing demands of the workplace. These educational opportunities provide members with valuable tools and information they can take back to their businesses and utilize to help them achieve the success they desire. The program provides individualized growth and development opportunities for entry level to executive leadership covering the entire gamut from “nuts & bolts” to “visionary thinking.”
SEMINAR: CHAMBER 101
This is a free orientation program for members. In this session you will learn about the Chambers mission, member benefits, meetings, networking events, committees, sponsorships, and how to maximize the benefits of your chamber investment.
Open to 5 – 6 Chamber Members at a time, this program will be presented by the Executive Director at the Chamber office.
SEMINAR: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR BUSINESS
These seminars provide resources for new and existing businesses as well as workforce development. These seminars are a partnership between the Chamber, Elkins Main Street, and the Randolph County Development Authority.
MOUNTAIN STATE STREET MACHINES – ANNUAL AUTO EXTRAVAGANZA
The Chamber has committed to sustaining and organizing this long-standing annual event. This event is held annually during the Fourth of July weekend. Each year there are nearly 600 entries in the show bringing thousands of people to Downtown Elkins for the Cruise-in and the City Park for the weekend show. This event positively affects the entire area by bringing consumers into our hotels, restaurants, and businesses throughout the county. The Annual Auto Extravaganza stands out as one of the largest and most favored shows in the state.
CHRISTMAS PARADE & VISITS WITH SANTA
The Chamber Christmas Parade is held in downtown Elkins in early December. Following the Christmas Parade there are family activities and a chance to meet Santa Claus at the Elkins YMCA.
All proceeds from these events go towards enhancing the chamber and allowing us to continue our mission to act as a representative for businesses in Randolph County.