Message from Dan Weigmann, Spring Thiel Intern

This semester I interned at the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce. This was a spectacular way for me as the Junior Chamber President and a college student to get involved in the Greenville community.  As the intern I worked at least twice a week in the office under the direct supervision of the Office Manager, Janice Schwanbeck. I worked with her on several projects including the annual Community and Business Expo, Chamber Annual Auction, several seminars, special events, and other projects.  All of these projects involved preparation work, including spread sheets of those involved, planning of the actual event, and implementation ideas the day of. For example for the business expo, I created spreadsheets displaying where the businesses were located within the Thiel Dome. Throughout my internship I also worked on expanding the chamber's business perks program, which are discounts and offers chamber members offer to each other. While I have been working on this project, I added ten businesses to the perks program which gives a direct benefit to the chamber membership. I have also coordinated contracts with five amusement and theme parks to give group rate discounts to the chamber members as another added benefit.  By attending the events in the evening such as the 40 Under 40 recognition and the member refresher, I gained so much knowledge in how business owners interact with one another and how I can network with others better. Additionally, I helped create a new unique relationship with Thiel College, who is assisting the chamber with the Business Next Door video series. This partnership will continue to benefit both entities now and into the future. Being an intern at the chamber was an amazing experience that has allowed me to gain knowledge in so many different areas. This has been such a positive experience for me, and I look forward to applying the skills I have learned in my education and into my future career in business. 

Chamber Office Manager Change

Chambers are an important component of any community, and I'm excited to be a part of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce. I look forward to meeting and working with its members on our various initiatives and goals. This is an especially exciting time at the Chamber with the introduction of the new enhanced tiered membership program. If you haven't yet made your selection, please visit the membership dues section to review the benefits of each tier.

My previous experience includes development of copy writing, brand communications, event management, newsletter preparation, website maintenance, and project management. I hold a master's degree in English from Slippery Rock University.

Please feel free to contact me at the office 724-588-7150 or Again I look forward to working with you.

Launching A New Brand Identity

On Friday morning, December 12th, 2014, Connect Hearing formally celebrated its new identity with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The former Family Hearing offices at 109 Woodfield Drive, who have been apart of this community for over 35 years, may have a new sign out front, on the door and in the offices, but their excellent and competitive services have not. With over 300 offices national wide, Connect Hearing boasts it strong brand with the local customer service of house calls, friendly and knowledgeable staff who care for each patient that walks through their doors. Joyce Geisel and Angie Unger of Connect Hearing were joined by patients Glenn Bishop and Boneta Morrison as well as others for the celebration. Connect Hearing is open 5 days a week from 8:30am to 5:00pm


From Left to Right: Glenn Bishop, Joyce Geisel, Angie Unger, Ben Beck and Boneta Morrison

Grand Opening!

Congratulations to The Bent Fork on your long awaited Grand Opening today! Be sure to make your way out to 31 Sixth Avenue in Greenville for a truly unique experience with "a fusion of two palates".  

31 Sixth Avenue 
Greenville, PA 16125

(724) 638 8008

Monday: Closed 
Tuesday: Closed 
Wednesday: 11:00am - 8:00pm 
Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm 
Friday: 11:00am - 9:30pm 
Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm 
Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Member Featured in National Magazine!

Enterprising Women: Jan Hurlbert

Our local hardware store, Hurlbert Hardware, has been a source of pride for our small business community for decades and the owner, Jan, has recently been recognized through a very nice article published by The Anvil (a magazine by Bostwick-Braun). We couldn't be more excited for her recognition and thank her for her dedication to great customer service and building a brand that we can trust in our community! 

She also has some very nice things to say about her Chamber of Commerce!

"An active member of the Chamber of Commerce in her town of 15,000, Hurlbert says that she had to work hard to get where she is today. 'It takes a long time,' she says. Meeting a variety of people in a networking organization such as the Chamber is 'absolutely vital' to success. 'You have to be on the fringes and work really, really hard.'"

Check out the article below.

Welcome Eva Wilson & 4 Spaces Remain!

Eva is our first tenant in our second floor office suites. The chamber is looking to rent out the remaining suites. Please contact Ben at the chamber: (724) 588-7150 or for more information!

Take a look at the space from the picture below.