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PLANS DISCUSSED — Eric Fithyan, president of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce, mentioned upcoming actions for the group Wednesday, together with the presentation of two grants for beautification efforts. — Warren Scott

FOLLANSBEE — A evaluate of current and upcoming actions for the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce confirmed summer season has been a busy time for the group.

Chamber President Eric Fithyan instructed members Wednesday he’ll announce recipients of the chamber’s new beautification grants on the group’s subsequent assembly on July 20.

He stated Ohio Valley companies and teams had been invited to use for as much as $1,000 for tasks aimed toward serving to to draw patrons.

“That would embrace a brand new signal, portray a enterprise’ exterior or including benches or flower pots, something to make what you are promoting extra engaging,” stated Fithyan.

He stated purposes for the brand new grant had been mild, however he hopes they’ll take off within the years forward.

Fithyan thanked third Ward Councilman Nick Cekinovich for his enter and help.

Cekinovich and 4th Ward Councilwoman Alexis Russell stated at a gathering of the West Virginia Municipal League, a company comprised of officers from municipalities all through the state, they realized different cities have supplied such grants, however Follansbee lacks the funds for such a transfer.

Cekinovich stated he hopes town can safe a grant for beautification sooner or later.

A brand new chamber member, Cekinovich inspired the group to think about teaming to assist native enterprise homeowners to wash or restore their premises.

Fithyan additionally introduced the chamber’s Sidewalk Saturdays occasions will proceed this weekend.

From 10 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday, numerous craft and different distributors can be discovered outdoors brick-and-mortar companies alongside Major Avenue which were invited to carry particular promotions.

The occasion is spearheaded by Monica Rotellini, proprietor of Moe’s on Major, the place patrons could receive playing cards that may be punched at every location and returned to that retailer to be entered right into a prize drawing.

Sidewalk Saturdays are deliberate for the third Saturday of every month by September.

Fithyan added the chamber’s sequence of free summer season live shows at Follansbee Park will proceed with a efficiency by the Joseph Sisters from 6 p.m. to eight p.m. June 27.

Collectively often called Month-to-month Monday Music Insanity, the live shows are slated for six p.m. to eight p.m. on the fourth Mondays of every month by August with Twice as Good scheduled for July 25 and Pocket Change booked for Aug. 29.

Chamber members have been invited to arrange cubicles with meals, merchandise or data through the live shows, that are sponsored by about 20 native companies.

Fithyan stated there are also plans for a Christmas live performance, that includes 40 Plus, on Dec. 7 at St. Francis Centre, with tickets to be bought to adjust to the corridor’s seating capability; in addition to the chamber’s annual dinner deliberate for Nov. 16.

Russell introduced a neighborhood yard sale can be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday within the metropolis’s Parkview neighborhood off Mark Avenue.

Fithyan and others famous the Follansbee Neighborhood Days Committee, a separate group, has introduced the return of the three-day pageant on July 8-10.

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