The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of business people concerned about improving the area in which they do business. We are a not-for-profit organization. Our strength lies in the number and diversity of our membership. Both large and small businesses from virtually every profession are represented and influence the direction of the Chamber's programs. These programs are financed by membership investments.
The more members the Chamber has, the better we can represent the business community. We accomplish collectively what no business could do alone.
We are not a department of the city, county or state government; a political body, a civic club or professional society; a social service, welfare, or charitable institution; a private advertising, publicity or public agency.
The Greenville Business Men’s Association began meeting in 1944. First on the agenda was to vote to take on the responsibilities of the 7-man post-war planning committee permanently, which eventually would lead them to purchase the Camp Reynolds site from the federal government. Since they were going to take on the post-war planning, they voted to also take on the responsibilities of a Chamber of Commerce. Dues were set and committees established.
At the end of 1947, December 8 to be exact, the incorporators met. It was at this meeting, which followed the regular board meeting, that the details of incorporation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were read. While the group discussed changing the name to Chamber of Commerce in 1948, the name change would take another 26 years before becoming official in 1974.
What Is the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce?
The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community.
The area's economic well-being is related directly to the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. That is why the Greenville Area Chamber has major impact on business, income and future growth of the area.
There are two primary functions of a chamber of commerce: (1) it acts as spokesperson for the business and professional community and translates into action the group thinking of its members, and (2) it renders specific services of a type that can be most effectively rendered by a community organization both to its members and to the community as a whole.
Janice Schwanbeck, Executive Director
Phone: (724) 588-7150 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patti McClimans Lori Goodlin Brian Mailliard Robert Sherbondy Jonathan Bailey
President President Elect Vice President Treasurer Past President
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Board of Directors
Joel McDowell John Cascio Janet Shilling Rebecca Dean Dodie King
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Lori Reeves Lynn Chuey Michael McKinney Joseph Ribley Jean Carr
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Jim Rust Vicki Poe Todd Heddrick Dave McGhee Courtney Anderson Saylor
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