Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce

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Events & Networking

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Exposure & Visibility

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Discounts & Savings

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Our Mission is Your Success

Chambers Vision & Mission

VISION – To be a strong partner in enhancing and unifying Wetzel and Tyler County and surrounding area’s economic, cultural, and civic welfare.

MISSION – To create a broad understanding and appreciation of the great opportunities in Wetzel and Tyler County and surrounding areas, and to promote the advantages and assets of our communities through our strategic committees.

We want to be a strong partner in enhancing and unifying Wetzel County, Tyler County, and the surrounding area’s economic, cultural and civic welfare.

  • Help business prosper and grow.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Encourage an orderly expansion and development of all segments of the county.
  • Contribute to the overall economic stability of the county.
  • Encourage and promote the nation’s private enterprise system of competitive marketing.

According to a research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, when consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Demitropoulos, Betsy. “Why Join Your Local Chamber of Commerce” - American Business Magazine

Executive Director

Sharon Campbell

Sharon is the executive director of the Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce, where she is responsible for facilitating economic growth and collaboration among the members. Her extensive career has prepared her well for this role.

Before joining the chamber, Sharon served in the US Army as an intelligence analyst, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. After her military service, she earned a master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. She then worked in various roles, including as a training manager for TeleTech Inc. and as executive director of West Virginia Northern Community College’s New Martinsville campus.

Sharon later served as Head-of-School for Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy and as a Title II claims representative for the Social Security Administration. Most recently, she worked as a full-time temporary employee of Catholic Charities, disbursing emergency funds under the CARES Act to aid those impacted by COVID-19.

Sharon is excited to work with the existing members of the Wetzel-Tyler Chamber of Commerce while seeking to increase membership and facilitate real and lasting economic growth in the community.

President

April Pierce

Peoples Bank

April Pierce has served as Treasurer for the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce since January 2020 until January 2023 when she was voted on as President. April is the Branch Manager of Peoples Bank in New Martinsville, a role that she has excelled in for 6 years. During those years at Peoples Bank, she has dedicated 3 years as a Business Champion. One of April’s passions is to help and grow small businesses, as well as having a positive impact on the people of Wetzel County. Visit April and her team at Peoples Bank in New Martinsville for any needs that you or your business have concerning deposit accounts, loans, insurance, investments, and more.

Term Expires 2026

Vice President

Ashley Blake

Happenings

Ashley has served on the Wetzel Tyler Chamber of Commerce for the last eight years where she was most recently elected to be the Vice President. She serves on several of the Chamber’s sub committees, including the Membership and Community Engagement Committee and the Events and Special Programs Committee.

Ashley spends most of her free time being an active member of her community and all the surrounding communities. She also volunteers with multiple groups and organizations. When not working, she can be found running around, playing, and having fun with her two children, Owen and Adalynn.

Ashley is a 2007 graduate of Valley High School and attended Fairmont State University where she studied Business Administration.

Term Expires 2024

Treasurer

Andrea Melott

Tyler County FRN Board

Andrea Gregg joined the Wetzel Tyler Chamber Board in 2022. Andrea is the Branch Manager of Peoples Bank in Sistersville and has been with Peoples Bank since 2015. One of Andrea’s favorite parts of her job is helping the clients of Tyler County and surrounding areas. Andrea is also the Co-Treasurer/Secretary for the Tyler County Family Resource Network.

Term Expires 2025

Secretary

Debbie Thomas

First Mutual Bank

Term Expires 2026

Meet Our Team

Wetzel-Tyler Chamber Executive Committee

Meet Our Team

Support Staff

Morgan Stapel

Meet Our Board

Board of Directors

Dan Henthorn

Sherri Stalder

Debbie Bennett

Jill Ash

Shyeanna Riggenbach

Jessica Iiams

Tina Rush

Ex-Officio Board Members

Sandy Hunt—Mayor of New Martinsville

Valerie Piko—Regional Economic Development Partnership

Tom Cooper—Tyler County Office of Emergency Management

Cork Bowen—Paden City Development Authority

Carla McBee—Wetzel County Commissioner

Director Emeritus

Don Riggenbach – Riggenbach Tile & Carpet

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Networking Opportunities

Membership in the chamber provides opportunities to attend networking events and connect with other business owners and community leaders in Wetzel and Tyler counties. This can lead to valuable connections and new business opportunities.

Business Visibility

As a member of the chamber, businesses are promoted through various channels such as the chamber's website, social media accounts, and community events. This can increase visibility and attract new customers to their business.

Community Involvement

Membership in the chamber allows businesses to become more involved in the Wetzel and Tyler county communities and support local initiatives, which can improve their business's reputation and enhance their connection to the community.

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