Bluefield, Community Guide 2018 - Page 92

Legislative/Governmental Affairs The Chamber provides leadership through direct action and education. When necessary, the Chamber organizes lobbying efforts on critical issues. We travel to Charleston several times throughout the legislative session. We also co-sponsor Mercer County Day in Charleston with the Bluefield Chamber. Special meetings with our legislators and key department heads in government take place during that time. Important legislative issues are provided to our membership electronically and by regular mail. Cultural/Education Activities Through annual events such as Business Before Hours & Business After Hours, Get A Life and our Annual Dinner, the Chamber works hand-in-hand with the community to provide opportunities for education and entertainment to students, members, local residents and visitors. Economic and Business Development The Chamber sponsors a Business Before Hours that provides economic and business development. These seminars are offered at no charge to members. We are very active with the Mercer County Development Authority and the Mercer County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Both of these organizations deal with economic development and tourism. The Chamber is also very supportive of the City of Princeton and all of the communities that make up Mercer County. On a daily basis, travelers on I-77 and US 460 are encouraged to visit Princeton and Mercer County when stopping by the WV Visitor Information Center at Exit 9, a facility opened due in large part to the efforts of the Chambers. Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce | 7