This region was shaped in its early days by a rich tradition of railroading and mining. It was referred to as the gateway to the southern coalfields and mining still provides an integral part of our economy. Although times have changed with new technologies, the mining industry remains strong.
Education and healthcare are two of our strongest industries and certainly represent the largest employers in the area. We have an excellent public education system as well as private and public colleges and universities. In addition, we have some of the best technical education opportunities all of which work to train our ready and willing workforce. We are excited about the proposed dental school in Tazewell County and the many opportunities that will bring to the region. Our area hospitals, clinics and express care facilities offer complete medical services.
We are known as Four Seasons Country and our mild climate is the envy of those living in other regions. The Chamber is proud to continue serving free lemonade on the rare occasions when the temperature reaches 90 degrees. Our climate and proximity to major cities makes us an attractive destination for business as well as a great retirement location.
The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 4098
Bluefield, WV 24701
email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership Mercer/Tazewell is a six-month program sponsored by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce to develop the
leadership potential of selected individuals from the area, preparing them for greater
civic responsibility and involvement.
The program is not only beneficial to the
participant, but to their employer and the community at large.
To educate and encourage future community leaders in the Mercer/Tazewell Area and to provide a forum for these leaders to develop and connect.
The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applicants for the 2016/2017 Mercer-Tazewell Adult Leadership Class.
This program is chaired by John Beckett of First Century Bank with Jeff Disibbio of First Community Bank serving as Vice Chair. To obtain additional information or request an application, call 304.327.7184 or email email@example.com
2016 Annual Dinner Sponsorships to date
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Bluefield Regional Medical Center
Cathy Corte Payne
City of Bluefield, WV
First Bank and Trust Company
First Century Bank
First Community Bank
Investment Planning Advisors
New Peoples Bank
Charles A. Peters
E. L. Robinson Engineering Co.
Tazewell County Board of Supervisors
The Cole Family of Dealerships
Town of Bluefield, VA
WV American Water Company
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