Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley

The MOV Chamber is a coalition of area businesses who pool their talents and resources to improve the economic climate of our community. Each activity and event we oversee falls into one of 3 categories: Connecting, Celebrating or Communicating.

About

The MOV Chamber is a coalition of area businesses and organizations who pool their talents and resources to improve the economic climate of our community. Each activity and event we oversee falls into one of 3 categories:  Connecting, Celebrating or Communicating

Networking

Our Chamber provides great opportunities to network with other business professionals.

• monthly Business After Hours

• quarterly Sam’s Club breakfasts

• MOV Chamber Day at the Capital

• Challenge Cup

• Partner in Education Luncheon

• Annual Awards Banquet

• Women in Leadership Conference

 

Training

Our Chamber is proud to partner with its members and other outside resources to provide training and educational opportunities to our members. Join us at:

• monthly and quarterly events

• Lunch & Learn workshops

• committee activities

• other programming

 

Committees

Please consider participating in one of the committees that support the Chamber activities.

1. Schools & Business – meets 1st Wed @ 12:00pm

2. Chamber Champions – meets 2nd Wed @ 12:00pm

3. Government Relations – meets 3rd Wed @ 12:00pm

4. Event AD HOC Subgroups – meets 4th Wed @ 12:00pm

 

Education

The Chamber has long been an advocate for a strong education system and oversees the following activities:

• Partner in Education program and annual luncheon

 

Communication

Few other organizations have the ability to collectively communicate to thousands of stakeholders.

• User friendly website

• Member Calendar on website

• Monthly e-newsletters

• On-line event registrations

• Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/movchamber

• Find us on Instagram @movchamber

• Bi-weekly column in the Parkersburg News

 

Advocacy

The Chamber provides a venue through which business professionals can advocate on legislative issues and provide leadership on key issues. Together we seek an environment that is conducive to business success. Elected officials and government administrators often seek guidance and input from business people like you. The collective power of the Mid-Ohio Valley’s businesses help ensure a prosperous future for our region and its citizens.

Our Advocacy efforts take the form of:

• MOV Chamber Day at the Capital

• Legislative Updates/Forum

• Mayors Forum

• Special visits from elected officials

• Candidate forums

• Economic development and workforce opportunities

 

Promotion

Chamber members support Chamber members. Do business with other Chamber members and we all benefit.

• Grand Openings and Ribbon Cuttings

• Special coupons and events for Chamber members from other Chamber members

• Office Depot discount program

• Chamber Health Plan (insurance)

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Marketing and Sales

  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources

Training

  • Human Resources Training
  • Social Media
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Business Management Training
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary Contact
Jill Parsons
Address
501 Avery Street
9th Floor
Parkersburg, WV 26101