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.



Car Law Offices, PLLC

Sweeney Law Firm



J W Service Center



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



St. Marys United Methodist Church



Bussey Plumbing

Randy Shingleton Construction



Pam’s Country Crafts



Jack & Jill Preschool

Little Helping Hands



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



The Greenhouse at Historic Abicht’s Landing

Oopsa Daisy Florist

Sweet Surprises


Funeral Homes

Ingram Funeral Home






City of Belmont

City of St. Marys

Pleasants County Board of Education

Pleasants County Development Authority



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



Art’s Logging


Manufacturing Plants

Alpharma, Inc.

Cytec Industries, Inc.

Pleasants Energy, LLC



St. Marys Motel


Newspaper & Printing

The St. Marys Oracle



The Hill


Non-Profit Organizations

Pleasants Community Foundation



Davis Nurseries


Nursing Homes

Carehaven of Pleasants



Dr. Larry W. Carr, P. C.



Phillips Pharmacy


Pet Services

Double LL Farms, LLC


Private Companies

Elliott Land & Cattle Co., LLC

Spindletop Farms, Inc.

West Virginia Gas, Inc.






Riggs Realty



Home Town Golf & Grille

St. Marys Golf Club



Domino’s Pizza

Fireside Restaurant & Lounge

Hi-Way Grille

The Jug

McDonald’s Restaurant

The Pizza Station, Inc.



Kincaid Signs



Carlton Storage & RV Parking






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



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