12th Business Expo a Success

 

The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce’ held its 12th Annual Business Expo on March 15, 2014 at the Westminster College Field House in New Wilmington, PA .  The Chamber holds an expo each spring to highlight our area’s many businesses and services. The expo is also one of the area’s best venues for home-based businesses to gain exposure. Visitors to the expo enter for door prizes provided by each exhibitor and also for one of the main door prizes provided by the Chamber.

Polywood Furniture This year the prizes included a beautiful poly-wood picnic and chairs set.

 

 

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New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce to Host 12th Annual Business Expo

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The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 11th Annual Business Expo on March 15, 2014 at Westminster College Field House, form 10:00am to 3:00pm.

As an area Chamber of Commerce, our primary reason for hosting the Business Expo continues to be to educate the general public as to the vast array of businesses and serves in our area.

If you or you know of a business who would like to participate in this years Business Expo, please email Dianne Garrett at Dianne7G@aol.com for more information.

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150 Years Birthday Celebration!

150 fest headerNew Wilmington is having a “Birthday Party” and you are invited!! New Wilmington Borough Sesquicentennial Festival “150 FEST” is scheduled for September 7 & 8, 2013. Don’t forget to reserve the dates on your calendar!! Bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy an unforgettable two day “fest” full of entertainment, food, parade, and amazing fun! Check-out the schedule of events for the weekend .

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Christmas Parade Huge Success

New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce’ Administrative Assistant, Dianne Garrett, says “the Christmas Parade & Light Up the Diamond was a huge success again this year.”

Hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the Parade despide the rainy weather.  Parade attendees enjoyed free cookies & hot choclate, and listened to the Wilmington Area High School Band.

Mayor Wendell Wagner led the Parade procession, and Old Betsy brought up the end carring Santa Claus.  In between marched the Wilmington High School Band, several walking and driving groups, floats, and fire departments.

A panel of judges voted the following as winners of the ‘Country Christmas’ parade theme:  1st place – New Wilmington Boro, 2nd place – Wilmington Area Cheerleaders, and 3rd place – New Wilmington United Methodist Church.

Thanks also go to Jessie & Clem Hassinger for donating the Community Christmas Tree.

 Monetary donations were made by Wilson’s Lumber, Jill A. Jack (State Farm), Beth Verterano (Ameriprise Financial), Armstrong Cable, New Wilmington Motors, Terri Patterson (Flowers on Vine) Mary Criss Garrett (First National Bank) and the New Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department.

Also, huge thanks to Jameson Health Systems for use of their parking lot and Brian Taylor & Associates of Ameriprise Financial, Market St., New Wilmington for donating the cookies and hot chocolate.

After several months of planning and countless hours of preparation, the New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce and the New Wilmington Area Fire Department agree that this is a project they want to see continue for the community.  If there is anyone out there who would like to be a part of next year’s planning, or who have any suggestions for the committee that will be formed to work on the parade next year, please submit your name, phone number, e-mail address, and any suggestions you have to Dianne7G@aol.com.

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11th Annual Business Expo

The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their 11th Annual Business Expo on March 9, 2013 at Westminster College Field House, form 10:00am to 3:00pm.

As an area Chamber of Commerce, our primary reason for hosting the Business Expo continues to be to educate the general public as to the vast array of businesses and serves in our area.

If you or you know of a business who would like to participate in this years Business Expo, please email Dianne Garrett at Dianne7G@aol.com for more information.

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New Wilmington turns 150 years old this year!

Plans are in the works for our Sesquicentennial celebration in early September.  Check back here for further information.

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2012 Christmas Parade & Light Up the Diamond Festival Update

Christmas Parade & Light Up the Diamond Festival
The New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce along with the New Wilmington Boro & New Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department invite you to the 4th Annual Light Up the Diamond & Christmas Parade.

Friday, December 7th

  • Line-up @ 6:00pm (at the High School)
  • Parade @ 6:30pm

~Make an ornament for the Community Christmas Tree~
When you arrive place your ornament on the tree and then enjoy the parade.

After the Parade join Santa to sing carols and sip Hot Chocolate and munch on other tasty treats in the Jameson Parking Lot!

~If your group/organization would like to enter – walking, vehicle, float or music please email Dianne @ Dianne7G@aol.com for an Entry Form.

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Community Worship Service Sunday July 29th

Open to the entire community, the New Wilmington Area Community Worship Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Anderson Outdoor Auditorium at Westminster College by the lake.  Rev. Cheryl Vanatsky of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, will give the message.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.  There will be a Community Choir with practice at 9:00 a.m. – all are encouraged to attend!  A children’s worship area will be available during the service for the younger faithful.  It is co-sponsored by the Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce and the New Wilmington Area Ministerium.  Hope to see you there!

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Farmers Market 2012 Season Starter a Success!

Opening day for the 2012 Farmers Market was considered a winner on all accounts.  The market, held in the Jameson Health Systems parking lot on Vine & Market Streets, had 9 vendors selling produce, flowers, hand-made items and home-made soaps.  Held each Saturday from 9am until noon, the market plans to be open through September, and will expand as more produce becomes mature and ready for sale.

 

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Higher Ground Series

Please join the New Wilmington Area Chamber of Commerce as we kick off the 2012 “Higher Ground” series with another information-packed session presented by Tom McKinley of Sentinel Technology.  Tom’s background ranges from product development at Apple Computer to software, support, and wireless product development at Motorola to helping local businesses identify, deploy, and effectively use new technologies in their businesses, both traditional and home-based.

In this session, “Cutting Cost and Improving Productivity:  Internet Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using”, Tom will dig into some examples of how your business can use a few of the free or inexpensive Internet-based applications to make you more efficient and cut costs.  You will take away new ideas and tools to explore and implement in your office.  And if time permits Tom will discuss what is up with Social Media for your business or any other areas you might wish to explore.

So mark your calendars for February, 7th from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. at the New Wilmington Boro Building located at 134 High Street, New Wilmington.  Any question call or email Dianne at    724-946-5074 / Dianne7G@aol.com.

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