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Discover Huntington

Welcome to the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce online.

We are pleased that you have stopped by to visit us and hope that you discover some of the many opportunities and attractions throughout our region.

The Chamber is a non-profit association of business and professional people working together to make the Cabell and Wayne County area a better place to live and do business. If you are new to our area or are searching for a particular business or resource, check out our member listings in the Buyer’s Guide section. This section features area restaurants, shopping, entertainment and more. You will also find information about our organization and the business services we offer to our members. You can even join the Chamber online!

Need to make new business contacts? Check out two of the Chamber’s newest committees, the Young Professionals Committee and the Women 2 Women Committee, which are both open to Chamber members and non-members.

We look forward to your next visit!

Cathy Burns
President and CEO

Marshall University to present Huntington Chamber’s Annual Dinner on May 12 

     Marshall University will present The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 123rd Annual Dinner on Monday, May 12, at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. with dinner seating at 5:45 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Keynote Speaker of this event will be Major General Anthony G. Crutchfield.     

     Major General Crutchfield began his military career in 1982 graduating from Marshall University as a Distinguished Military Graduate receiving a Regular Army commission. He assumed his current assignment as Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Command in September 2012. In addition to his military education, MG Crutchfield has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Business from Webster University and Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Military Studies from the US Army War College.His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion Of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation medal with oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He has been awarded the Master Aviator Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Honorable Order of Saint Michael Silver Award.

     Sponsorship opportunities are available. Corporate tables of eight are $1,500; Individual tickets are $125. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. For sponsorship details or to make a reservation, call (304) 525-5131

Huntington Chamber announces 2013 Volunteer of the Year

The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized some of its many volunteers at its Ninth Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon, presented by Chesapeake Energy, on Jan. 31 at the Guyan Golf and Country Club. Barry Taylor, an attorney with Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, was presented the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award. Taylor has been an active member of the Chamber for many years, serving as a member of its Board of Directors and as the 2007 Chairman. 

The Chamber also recognized its Top Contributing Businesses at the event. Cornerstone Members: Cabell Huntington Hospital; CSX Transportation; The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington Federal Savings Bank, Marshall University, Mountwest Community & Technical College, Natural Resource Partners, L.P., and St. Mary’s Medical Center. 

Additional awards were presented to recognize volunteers who have dedicated their time assisting the Chamber with its projects, events and mission.

Ambassador STAR Award: Jennifer Brooks of Paris Signs and Advantage Toyota 

Downtown Live STAR Award: Jason Moses of Moses AutoMall of Huntington 

Women 2 Women Committee STAR Award: Joy Pelfrey of Cabell Huntington Hospital

Generation Huntington Committee (YPC) Awards: These awards are given by the Generation Huntington Committee to young professionals in the tri-state making a difference in their communities. 2013 Recipients: Aaron Arnold of the Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau; Lauren Kemp of Unlimited Future, Inc.; Matt Lockhart of Huddleston Bolen LLP; Conrad Lucas of the West Virginia Republican Party; and Charles Shumaker of Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Top 25 Reasons to Become a Member of the Huntington Regional Chamber

The Chamber:

1.  Works to stop job killing regulation

2.  Fights Card Check and Captive Communications initiatives

3.  Provides valuable legislative alerts

4.  Lobbies to improve Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance rates

5.  Helps fund valuable studies such as a Master Transportation plan for the region

6.  Supports employee training through the Workforce Development Institute with MCTC

7.  Fights to stop collective bargaining for local and state employees

8.  Is working to lower local taxes and eliminate the B&O tax

9.  Presents the largest gathering of business people in Tri-State at its Annual Dinner

10.  Conducts an annual “Energy & Natural Resource Symposium” with top notch speakers

11.  Conducts several high quality Business After Hours networking events each year

12.  Presents the annual “View From the Capitol” event, a premier legislative event

13.  Offers the free and insightful “Coffee & Conversation” speaker series

14.  Provides a member “Buyer’s Guide” at www.huntingtonchamber.org

15.   Offers free advertising in the Herald Dispatch

16.   Provides a place to advertise your business at the annual Business After Hours Trade Show

17.   Keeps you up to date with the Monday Morning Memo

18.   Offers targeted business to business marketing through “E-Showcase” advertising

19.   Provides members with a valuable directory of Chamber members and contact information

20.   Refers your business to callers inquiring about business services and products

21.   Offers leadership development through the Young Professional’s Committee

22.   Provides valuable business to business discounts through the Chamber Advantage program

23.   Provides professional women networking through the Women 2 Women Committee

24.   Promotes downtown through the Downtown Live Committee

25.   Connects you to over 2000 businessmen and women at over 500 companies in the region