OUR MISSION:THE MISSION OF THE PAW PAW AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS TO ADVANCE A DYNAMIC AND THRIVING COMMUNITY.OUR VISION:THE PAW PAW AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL ENCOURAGE GROWTH, EMBRACE CHANGE, EXPAND OPPORTUNITY AND ENJOY LIFE HERE.OUR GOALS:TO EXPAND CHAMBER MEMBER BENEFITS AND SERVICES; BE A TRUSTED SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR OUR MEMBERS;BUILD MEANINGFUL NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES; AND CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THE MEMBERSHIP CAN THRIVE.
Annual Community Dinner
Love Local Annual Community and Volunteer Awards Dinner
The Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off another year of networking, partnering, and educational activities. Our theme for the new year, and our upcoming annual dinner was "Love Local." The event is set February 11 at the Paw Paw Lions Club, and featured specialties from area restaurants, games, awards, and recognition of the community's most dedicated volunteers.
Thanks to everyone that came to our Love local Annual Community and Volunteer Awards dinner. We had over 150 people there that showed their LOVE to our local volunteers, community organizations, and our local restaurants. Thank you also to all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers that helped make this event possible! We will be posting all the photo soon!
Area service organizations recognized their volunteers of the year; and the Chamber honored:
Mary Burkett- Our Community Sweetheart for lifelong contributions to the arts.
Downtown Development Authority Board- Hearts In The Right Place Award for service to the community.
Jan Hoehn- Heart O' Gold Award for service to the Chamber.
Paul Van Schoyck- Young Entrepreneur Award for success in growing a new business.
Our Local Restaurants served their signature specialties partnered with St Julian Winery, Warner's Vineyards, and Paw Paw Brewery!
Participating restaurants were...
Amore's Pizza Ristorante, Aprils Country Gourmet at Teapot Dome, Brewster's at the Dyckman, Bistro120, Cancun Mexican Restaurant, Copper Grille, Farm House Bakery, Garden Griddle/Creative Catering, La Cantina, The Sugar Bear, Walt & Maries.