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Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Tonight!

The annual Old-Fashioned Christmas parade will be taking place tonight at 7:15pm (rain or shine). More than 30,000 spectators come out to enjoy it and the entire parade route is free and open to the public. Due to its popularity, the downtown will be crowded. It is advisable to come into town early (the streets begin to close in the late afternoon), find parking, and enjoy dining and shopping before the event. Old-Fashioned Christmas is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the event visit www.downtownwestchester.com.

 

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Small Business Saturday in Downtown West Chester

Next Saturday, November 30, is Small Business Saturday! The day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Shop Small and turn the day into your Small Business Saturday! Remember, Parking meters are not enforced until 5pm. Take a look at the video below explaining a little more about the importance of Small Business Saturday.

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Pennsylvania Fireman’s Parade this Weekend!

Don’t miss the Pennsylvania Fireman’s Parade this Saturday, September 28, 2013. The event will include over 300 fire engines, antiques, bands, floats, and numerous marching units are participating in the milestone celebration of 175 years of volunteer service to the community of West Chester and Pennsylvania. Hosted by Fame Fire Company No. 3 of West Chester PA, this celebration is a four-day affair that will run from Wednesday through Saturday. The Parade begins at noon on Saturday. More details are available over at Fame Fire Company website. Also, see more parade information for parking.

 

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Summer Beer Dinner at Iron HIll Brewery

Next Wednesday, August 28th enjoy an exclusive Summer Beer Dinner at Iron Hill Brewery in Downtown West Chester! Make your reservations for the summer beer dinner with Iron HIll and enjoy six courses deliciously paired with six beers. Dishes planned include wild salmon carpaccio, potato wrapped pacific halibut, seared rare ahi tuna served with five spice braised pork belly, butter poached Maine lobster, and peach cobbler. Call (610) 738-9600 to reserve your table today; the cost is $75 per person. For more information and a list of the exclusive menu click here or visit http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/westchester.

 

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ThinkShopBuy…LOCAL

ThinkShopBuy…LOCAL encourages the Greater West Chester community to purchase goods and services from the businesses of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.

The three P’s of ThinkShopBuy…LOCAL 

  • As a consumer you can Participate in this program by printing the coupons and shopping and buying from our Chamber members. As a business you can reach out to the Chamber and create an offering so your business can be part of the movement.
  • We hope that you will Patronize the Chamber member businesses by thinking LOCAL before they buy elsewhere. $0.68 of every dollar is reinvested when you shop locally. Compared that to $0.45 of regional purchases and nothing when purchased over the internet.
  • We ask that you help us Promote this program to your employees, within your business relationships, to your friends, your family…we are the Greater West Chester Community and we need to support each other. Local businesses are the backbone of our community and weALL need to ThinkShopBuy…LOCAL!

If you are a resident of West Chester or someone who visits, download this free app by visiting The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s website and use your mobile device to scan the QR code or download the app in the iTunes store.

 

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Mark Your Calendars for First Friday

Start the weekend off right with First Friday, when stores are open late and offer special sales/deals. Come downtown and see what new and what’s cool for Spring. Downtown is a browsers paradise with more than 75 retail shops and boutiques offering a diverse and unique shopping experience. Lucky for you Downtownwestchester.com has a complete retail directory of all retail shops. You can also shop anytime that’s convenient for you. Many of downtown stores now sell over the internet. Check out your favorite shops where you can Buy Online. Hope to see you out this coming Friday evening!

 

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West Chester Chamber Hires New Director of Membership

The article below was originally posted by WestChesterPatch.com, You can check out the full article by clicking here.

Dave Fairman ran Fairman’s Skate shop in downtown West Chester for 24 years, but now he has a new gig as the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership. “I’ve experienced how the chamber can help as a business owner,” Fairman said.  “The connections I built helped move my business forward.  As the director of membership I will be primarily charged with engaging current members and using the benefits of the chamber to attract new members.”

Fairman also said that he’ll wear a lot of hats at this job, but his primary focus will be on building relationships in the community. “It’s called the ‘Greater West Chester Chamber,’” Fairman said.  “We want to make sure we help people that don’t just live in the borough.  We need to find out from all our members what their expectations are.” Fairman added, “My strongest attributes are my abilities to connect and relate to business owners.  I understand their needs because I’ve been there myself.”

According to Fairman, he had been looking for an opportunity to take a step back from the skate shop when the position opened up at the chamber. “It really came together organically,” Fairman said.  “It was a great opportunity, and it came around at a good time when I was considering moving on.” For now though Fairman is happy and proud to be working for the chamber. “I knew what I was getting myself into when I signed up for the job, and I am ready for it,” Fairman said.  “I couldn’t be happier.”

Fairman added, “I’ve been involved with chamber for about three decades now.  It’s a terrific organization, and I am proud to be a part of it.” “I just hope to make a positive impact,” Fairman said.

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