ANNUAL DINNER: This year's annual banquet will be held January 24, 2017. We present our annual awards and host an interesting and informative keynote speaker.
AUTUMNFEST: One-day street fair on Mercer Street, set for the last Saturday in September. This year’s 11th annual event will be held on Mercer Street on Saturday, September 30. In association with Autumnfest we hold the Miss Princeton Autumnfest Pageant to select a queen to reign over Autumnfest and to travel around the state promoting Autumnfest, Princeton and Mercer County. This year’s pageant will be held on May 20 at the Chuck Mathena Center.
BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS: This popular event is held at least once per year . It features motivational speakers and a FREE breakfast. It is open to our entire membership and all their employees.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: An excellent networking opportunity. The goal for this event is to have one each month throughout the year. Several of our members host these events, providing food and drinks.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT: We produce a new Christmas Ornament to sell each year to memorialize a structure or object of significant meaning to our community. This project has continued since 1993.
CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Chamber sponsors the area’s premier Christmas Parade. It is always held at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. In 2017, that date is November 27 .
SHRIMP FEAST: This annual event is tremendously successful and is held at the Brushfork Armory in early May of each year. This is our most popular networking event. The 2017 ShrimpFeast is May 4.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: We hold an Annual Golf Tournament at Fountain Springs Golf Course. This year’s 28th annual tournament is May 13.
LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING: Our Chamber is very active during the legislative session. We sponsor trips to the capitol, have membership alerts throughout the session, and cosponsor a reception and dinner with the Bluefield Chamber at the WV Chamber Legislative Conference.
WOMEN’S EXPO: This 2-day event concentrates on the interests, concerns and services for women. It is held in late October at the Brushfork Armory. This year’s date is October 27-28.
MEMBERSHIP OUTREACH: This group, headed by the First Vice-chair, performs a vital function by visiting our members throughout the year. They assist at ribbon-cuttings, membership recruitment and retention.
Most of these events and activities require a great deal of volunteer time. If you have any interest in any of the above projects, please call us at 487-1502.
SERVICES: We daily give referrals of our members to anyone who calls. We serve as general researcher, information-gatherer and networker throughout our community. In addition to providing support and assistance to all the above-mentioned projects and events, the Chamber also produces a monthly newsletter (2 free inserted advertisements per year per member). The Chamber’s website at www.pmccc.com contains links to any of our members who have their own website, at no charge to the member. The office prepares such documents as our new Image Book, maps and various other brochures in an ongoing effort to promote our region. We work very closely with the Mercer County Development Authority and the Mercer County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau to enhance economic and tourism development in Mercer County.