Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley

2016 Highlights and Accomplishments

Member Engagement & Programs

  • Wonderful hosts for the 2016 Business After Hours

Artsbridge (Feb), Doolin Security Savings Bank (Mar), Blennerhassett Hotel (Apr), Hall Financial (May), Habitat for Humanity of the MOV (July), United Bank (Aug), Parkersburg Country Club (Sept), Pickering Associates (Oct), and Wingate by Wyndham (Nov)

  • Women in Leadership Conference returned with an engaging Playground theme and hilarious comedian! 
  • Continued the MOV Chamber Challenge Cup competition with 3 events (bubble soccer, dodgeball, and trivia contest)
  • Grew attendance at the quarterly Sam’s Club breakfasts for Chamber members
  • Chamber Champions visits and Chamber 101 for new members
  • Record number of Ground Breakings, Grand Openings and Ribbon Cuttings:

Sunrise Family Restaurant, South Parkersburg Library, Olive Garden, WVU-P Center for Student Services, Serenity Coffeehouse, Women’s Care Center, River Valley Insurance, Peyton and Peppy Boutique, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Jewelry Buyers of Vienna, Perry & Associates, Crown Florals, Doctor’s Diet Program of the WV/OH Valley, Audiology Services of the Mid-Ohio Valley, VanDevender Middle School, Kona Ice, CESO, Popeye’s, Crazy Cake Café, Camden Clark Medical Center, Edward Jones, St. Joseph’s Landing, and AMT Engineering


  • 6th Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff

Second year at Point Park Marketplace, new band, 30 delicious chili entries! Great event partner with the Parkersburg Jaycees!


Relationship between Business & Education 

  • Wonderful examples of the Partner in Education program demonstrated at the Annual PIE luncheon
  • Revamped and interactive High School Business Symposium for 100+ area students
  • 5 New Partner in Education relationships established

Chemours – Parkersburg South High School

Kuraray – Blennerhassett Middle School

Kona Ice – Parkersburg High School

Mountain River Physical Therapy – Parkersburg Catholic High School

Mister Bee Potato Chip Company – Jackson Middle School



Advocating for the Business Community 

  • Partnered with Mon Power/First Energy to host MOV Chamber Day at the Capital – members went to Charleston to visit with area legislators
  • Tracking key legislation and providing updates to members and elected officials on impact


Communications and PR 

  • Hitting over 1000 Likes on our Facebook page
  • Launching Instagram for the Chamber
  • Monthly e-newsletters and e-blasts
  • On-line event registrations
  • Bi-weekly column in the Parkersburg News
  • Wonderful coverage and support by the Parkersburg News, WTAP and Results Radio for the Chamber