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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




September 16


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!


September 29


Save the Date!

More information coming soon!


Coming in October


The Chamber is pleased to continue our Bi-Monthly Meetings! We will gather virtually in October for our next Coffee & A Conversation. Details will be forthcoming. Hope to see you there!

In the News





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.”



Congratulations to our newest members!

Byrd’s House of Donuts

K.T. Bright CPA Accounting & Tax Services, AC

Smoke on the Water

MPB Print & Sign Superstore



The Chamber would like to congratulate our September 2020 Business of the Month, The Doerr Corporation.

Doerrcorp was originally founded in April, 1994 as the Bridgewater Corporation. Its corporate goal was to develop beautiful housing sites along the tygart Valley River on a 22-acre site that was to become the Bridgewater sub development. Over 50 beautiful homes have been built in Bridgewater and have been annexed into the city of Elkins.

In March 2005, the Bridgewater Corporation name was changed to The Doerr Corporation (aka Doerr Corp.) with a new corporate goal of building high-end rental properties for the City of Elkins. After more than 15 years, over 100 units (patio homes, bungalows, townhouses, and apartments) have been built in the sub-divisions of Easy Street and Edgewater. These units have had an occupancy rate of 99% over 15 years. The citizens of Elkins have wonderfully supported their efforts.

In the summer of 2012, Lanny Doerr, founder of Doerr Corp, was approached by the Development Authority of Upshur County and Buckhannon to build the same quality of rental housing for their citizens. After a yearlong search for an appropriate location, a 22-acre site was purchased on the Phillips Dairy Road. A major infrastructure investment was required to make the beautiful site buildable including over 2000 feet on water, sewer, natural gas, and electric were built. To date, 17 townhouses and bungalows have been built with up to 20 additional units planned.

in 2015, David C. Doerr took over the reins of Doerr Corp. as the new President. He has since not only managed over 70 properties in Elkins and Buckhannon, but he has also overseen the ongoing construction projects. Under David’s leadership, the company continues to prosper and grow. While continuing to manage the properties and construction projects, David has also started his own business of fixing up homes in Elkins and providing renovated properties for the community of Elkins.

David C. Doerr is not only a member of the Chamber, but he also sits on the Board of Directors for Elkins Main Street and serves as an Assistant Director of the Mountain State Forest Festival.

Again, the Chamber congratulates The Doerr Corporation as our September 2020 Business of the Month!