Text Box: About the Pleasants County Area

Pleasants County, West Virginia is nestled along the Ohio River.  Its county seat, St. Marys, has the unique feature of having a railroad that runs through the center of the main street downtown.  St. Marys also boasts a beautiful Marina.  This area has played host for the past 24 years to West Virginia’s premiere bass fishing tournament during the WV Bass Festival the second weekend of June each year.

Belmont is also a flourishing town in Pleasants County with both residential and business interests—including industrial plants.  It is located just south of St. Marys along Rt. 2 and is also home to the county’s Middle school and an elementary school.

Newport is a small sister-town just across the river from St. Marys in Washington County, Ohio.  Rt. 7 is the main artery that runs through Newport.    

  

 

Lori Renner

Executive Director

Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce

309 Second Street, Suite 1C

St. Marys, WV  26170

To contact us:

Phone: 304-684-9909

Fax: 304-684-1229

E-mail: pleasantschamber@frontiernet.net

Text Box: About the Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce

The Pleasants Area Chamber of Commerce was formally established in October 2000 by a group of concerned businessmen and women.  Our Chamber is made up of businesses, individuals, schools, churches and government and community agencies.

 

It is a membership driven organization that works to project a positive image of the community through beautification and strives to improve the quality of life through the support of community activities, cultural events and enrichment programs.

 

The Chamber functions through an elected board of nine directors with an executive committee of president, vice president and treasurer elected each year by the board.  Directors are elected to three-year terms.

 

In August 2006, a paid part-time director was hired to administrate the programs and activities of the Chamber.

Adult Organizations

Pleasants County Senior Citizens Center

 

Air & Water Purification

L W Marketing

 

Assisted Living Facility

The Heritage at St. Marys, Inc.

 

Attorneys

Car Law Offices, PLLC

Sweeney Law Firm

 

Automobile/Repair

J W Service Center

 

Automobile/Sales

Bob Yoak Ford

Joe Grimes Pre-owned Auto

 

Automobile/Tires & Maintenance

Cottrill’s Car Care

St. Marys Tire, Car Wash & Detailing

 

Bed & Breakfast

Riverfront Inn & Catering

 

Boat Dealers/Repair

Wright’s Riverside Marine

 

Cellular Phones

Missy’s Cellular Store

 

Churches

St. Marys United Methodist Church

 

Contractors

Bussey Plumbing

Randy Shingleton Construction

 

Crafts

Pam’s Country Crafts

 

Daycare

Jack & Jill Preschool

Little Helping Hands

 

Dentists

Danny E. Chandler, DDS

C. Richard Gerber, D. D. S.

 

Financial Institutions

Long Reach Employees Federal Credit Union

People’s Savings Bank

Pleasants County Bank

Union Bank

Willow Island Federal Credit Union

 

Fitness Center/Health Club

Curves of St. Marys

St. Marys Physical Therapy Clinic

 

Florists

The Greenhouse at Historic Abicht’s Landing

Oopsa Daisy Florist

Sweet Surprises

 

Funeral Homes

Ingram Funeral Home

 

Gifts/Novelties

Mildred’s

 

Government

City of Belmont

City of St. Marys

Pleasants County Board of Education

Pleasants County Development Authority

 

Grocers

Galaxy Food Center

St. Marys Food Giant

 

Hair Salons/Barbers

Bank Barber Shop

Lisa’s Shear Elegance

 

Individual Chamber Members

Walter Carpenter

Leo Flower

Bill Hanlin

 

Janet Hansen

C. A. Hendricks

Ann Maston

Opal Northrop

A.G. Olds

Barbara Reckard

Jean Ruckman

Dotte White

 

Insurance & Financial Services

Alkire Insurance Agency

Fleming Insurance Agency

Hometown Tax & Financial Services, LLC

Pleasants County Insurance Agency

 

Logging

Art’s Logging

 

Manufacturing Plants

Alpharma, Inc.

Cytec Industries, Inc.

Pleasants Energy, LLC

 

Motels

St. Marys Motel

 

Newspaper & Printing

The St. Marys Oracle

 

Nightclubs

The Hill

 

Non-Profit Organizations

Pleasants Community Foundation

 

Nurseries

Davis Nurseries

 

Nursing Homes

Carehaven of Pleasants

 

Optometrists

Dr. Larry W. Carr, P. C.

 

Pharmacies

Phillips Pharmacy

 

Pet Services

Double LL Farms, LLC

 

Private Companies

Elliott Land & Cattle Co., LLC

Spindletop Farms, Inc.

West Virginia Gas, Inc.

 

Radio

WRRR-FM/WXCR-FM

 

Realtors

Riggs Realty

 

Recreation

Home Town Golf & Grille

St. Marys Golf Club

 

Restaurants

Domino’s Pizza

Fireside Restaurant & Lounge

Hi-Way Grille

The Jug

McDonald’s Restaurant

The Pizza Station, Inc.

 

Signs

Kincaid Signs

 

Storage

Carlton Storage & RV Parking

 

Utilites

Frontier

 

Veterinarians

The St. Marys Veterinary Clinic

 

Well Service

Arvilla Pipeline Construction Company

 

Youth Organizations

Boys & Girls Club of Pleasants County

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Chamber Members

Executive Committee

 

Brent Wolfingbarger, President

Sweeney Law Firm

 

Steven Greene, Vice President

Pleasants Energy

 

Mary Sue Ross, Treasurer

Mildred’s

 

May 3, 2008   -  Onion Festival

This annual festival promotes the sale of freshly harvested Sweet Vidalia Onions from Georgia for the benefit of special medical needs in our community.  It also features a Vidalia Onion cooking contest.

 

June 13-15 - WV Bass Festival

This 25th annual event will be a celebration of our River and Rail Heritage. 

 

The Bass Tournament will boast top-dollar prize money that is guaranteed for the top three teams.

 

1st Place—$6,000 sponsored by Wright’s Riverside Marine and Evinrude

 

2nd Place—$5,000 sponsored by Wright’s Riverside Marine and Ranger Boats

 

3rd Place—$2,500 sponsored by Bob Yoak Ford and Ford Motor Co.

 

 

 

Text Box: Calendar of Events

Coming in 2008