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Chamber Board Meeting May 20th 2016 Highlights

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Ken Romig

After a really awesome lunch of sandwiches from The Dirty Pickle (you absolutely HAVE TO try them if you haven’t yet!), dessert from Honest Abe’s & Mona’s Chocolates, salad form Gilliland’s and snacks from The Apple Castle, the May Chamber meeting proved to be a VERY informative event, with presentations from Ken Romig, Ken Jewell, and Janet Falotico.  Ken, the Vice President for Finance and Management Services at Westminster College, covered a lot of ground including detailing the contributions Westminster College makes to the community as well as the things Westminster gets back from the community.  A very few highlights:

  • 1200 full-time students
  • Estimated $53MM cash benefit to local PA economy , $2.1MM benefit locally in student rents & purchases
  • 300 full time and 100 part time employees
  • $15MM paid in salaries
  • Even though they are tax-exempt they still pay $75K per year in property taxes
  • They buy $1.4MM worth of services from the Borough
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Ken Jewell

Next up was Ken Jewell, Director of Student Affairs and Operations at the Wilmington Area School District.  Ken detailed a number of the new programs and highlighted the massive improvements the district has made int he technology available to both teachers and students.  The entire school is now covered with WiFi and it can support all of the devices the school now has.  Another one of the improvements is the addition of a 3D printer that the students can work with.  He brought some samples of items the students have created.  In addition the district will be upping their broadband capability to 1Gbps this summer which is a large upgrade from the current capacity.

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Janet Falotico

A surprise but always welcome visitor was Janet Falotico, Executive Director of the Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency who spent a few minutes discussing recent activities at the TPA, including the possibility of an increase in the county’s lodging tax from 3% to 5% which would bring in seriously needed additional monies to help with promoting the county tourism businesses.  Also discussed was the addition of a Makers Fair this year at the Fireworks Festival which will be an exciting addition to the festival.

The regular meeting then commenced with updates from Mayor Sherie Babb, the Chamber Executive Committee, and an update on LIVE New Wilmington events by Katanya Cathcart.  The topic was discussed briefly on how to replace the Business Expo since it seems pretty unanimous that it has run its course.  An open brainstorming meeting will be scheduled soon to get started on that important task.  Meeting minutes will be available by the 3rd week of June.

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Once again we want to thank the Jacqueline House for their incredible hospitality

Links to mentioned businesses:

Mona's Chocolates

Mona’s Chocolates

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The Apple Castle

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The Dirty Pickle

Abe's Old Fashioned

Abe’s Old Fashioned

Gillilands Market

Gillilands Market

 

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Chamber Board Meeting May 20th 2016 Preview

Photo of the Jacqueline House This months meeting, which like all our meetings is open to the public, is being hosted by the Jacqueline House just south of town on RT 956.  We have lunch meetings which start at 11:45 (the actual meeting part begins at 12 noon, but we ask everyone to be seated by noon) and we try really hard to be done by 1:15.  The lunch fee is a modest $6.  If you are planning on coming please email us at info@newwilmington.biz so we can plan for your meal.

picture of Ken RomigThis month our guest speaker will be Ken Romig, Vice President for FMS at Westminster College, who will be addressing the mutual interests between the business community and the College and all of the exciting initiatives currently underway to that end.  In addition the Bed and Breakfast will be giving a tour of their facility immediately after the meeting.

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Valentines Day Dinner at Cedar Farm Inn

Cedar Farm Inn Valentines 2016

Cedar Farm Inn cordially invites you to a
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Sunday, February 14th
4:00 Appetizers &
B.Y.O.B. Cocktails in the Tap Room
5:00 – 7:00 Dinner Buffet

Menu:
Cesar Salad with rolls
Prime Rib of Beef, Lemon Chicken
Pasta with Alfredo Sauce
Potato Terrine with Rosemary
Broccoli with Butter Sauce
Dessert: Triple Layer Bourbon Cake

Cost: $30.00 per person
R.S.V.P by Feb. 10th 724-944-8408

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The 14th Annual New Wilmington Area Business Expo March 12th

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This year’s Business Expo, as in years past, will be held at Westminster College’s Fieldhouse from 10am until 3pm. Don’t miss this cost-effective event to get in front of local consumers and business owners in a comfortable hometown environment.

Click HERE for the 2016 Expo Packet V1.1 PDF file.

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Car Cruise

Sunday, August 23rd Noon – 4:00 Pm
Downtown New Wilmington, Market Street. Registration: 11:00 am Entry Fee: $5.00. Food, Music, Free T-Shirt, Door Prizes & $100.00 Cash Grand Prize!

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The Kid’s Fishing Derby

Don’t miss this fun event! Saturday, August 22nd 9:00 am – Noon Brittain Lake, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Fishing Contest & Prizes! Registration: 8:00am, derby 9am. Entry Fee: $5.00. Age 16 & Under.

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The Jacqueline House Open House

JHouse 6-6 open housePlease join us as we toast to new beginnings at the Jacqueline House. Celebrate the grand re-opening of this elegant bed & breakfast by tasting Volant Mills Wines and enjoying live music provided by Jeff Wiley.

Where: The Jacqueline House – 3213 Pennsylvania 956 New Castle, PA

When: Saturday, June 6th from 4:00 - 7:00

 

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Inaugural First Friday May 1!

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We invite you to re-discover our beautiful town!  Held each 1st Friday of the month thru September, our events will include:

  • Acoustic Music
  • Impromptu Street Performers\
  • Special features at each participating location
  • Complimentary beverages and appetizers.

Let’s support our local businesses while enjoying social fun time with your adult friends and neighbors.

Participating Business Sponsors: Silk Road Market, Fractured Grape, Tavern on the Square, Sugar Shack, Wright Place, Green Bug Glass, Vintage Vogue Furnishings, Mugsies, Jimmy’s Corner, Flowers on Vine, Pizza Joes.

Another encouraging outcome from EDCOM!’s Activities Committee

er encouraging outcome from EDCOM!’s Activities Committee

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Join us for a “Meet and Greet” with Overlook care staff on May 14th

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Tour the post-acute care unit and learn about our new nursing and therapy programs!
Light refreshments will be served.

COME VISIT US!
WHEN: Thursday, May 14th
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 520 New Castle St.
New Wilmington, PA 16142

We’d like to invite you to learn more about the high-quality, compassionate and personalized care available at Overlook. Overlook is recognized as a regional leader in post-acute, post-operative and sub-acute rehabilitation and long-term care. Please join us for a tour of our post-acute care unit which includes new nursing and therapy programs. Overlook’s team of experienced clinical professionals including our Nursing HomeAdministrator and Director of Nursing will be on hand to answer questions and explain the array ofservices available to patients at our care center.

Please RSVP to Ellen Perry at
724-946-3511 or ellen.perry@reliantsc.com

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