Your Chamber and You

Great things happen when Weirton Chamber of Commerce members join together with a common vision.

Local event planner Dawn Takacs, who joined the chamber this spring, has combined forces with Nino Karas, Serbian American Cultural Center general manager. Together, Takacs and Karas have created a new marketplace for the community.

The Serbian Sun Market has launched, and Takacs and Karas said the response was incredible. The Sun Market is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Serbian Center located at 1000 Colliers Way and offers a variety of produce, crafts, foods and rummage sale items.

Vendors came from all three states bringing in meats, cheeses, produce, plants, jams and jellies, fudge and homemade chocolates. Additionally, there were toys, clothes, hair accessories, purses, jewelry, cosmetics, tools, fishing and hunting equipment and home and garden decor – everything under the sun. The Sun Market is a place to shop, share, enjoy and eat lunch or dinner.

The Serbian Center is home to Tesla’s Lounge and the lunch buffet will be available from noon to 2 p.m. and the dinner buffet will be available, beginning at 4 p.m. Both buffets include a soup and salad bar, hot entrees, vegetables, pasta, drinks and desserts.

Pony rides are planned for the July 4 Sun Market.

Your Chamber and You

Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center, located at 3149 Main Street in Weirton, features many photos, exhibits and events featuring the area’s vast and rich history.

WAMCC is a member of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the chamber is a life member of the museum. The museum and chamber support each other and work together on events throughout the year to help make the community a great place to visit and live.

The next museum event will held be on West Virginia’s 150th birthday, which falls on June 20. There will be hands-on activities for children, a West Virginia birthday cake, along with cookies and beverages. There will also be a photo booth for making some fun photos and time for exploration of museum displays. Also, museum President Dennis Jones will provide an update on the current building renovations and those planned for the future.

This summer, the museum invite resident to play a fun community game, called “Rediscover Holliday’s Cove,” which is designed to bring people out into area businesses and educate the public about Holliday’s Cove and our Aug. 10 event.

Before that the museum is holding an “Afternoon Tea with Rosie the Riveter” July 27. Visit the website at for newsletters and more details on events.

Your Chamber and You

Attorney David Mascio has recently opened a law office in his hometown of Weirton.

Mascio practices family, criminal, civil, bankruptcy and personal injury law and prepares wills. He will be focusing on fathers’ rights and nursing home and assisted living placement guidance and malpractice.

He is a new member to the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to the networking opportunities and opportunities for community involvement.

“The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the constitutional right of a father to be an active and integral part of his children’s lives,” said Mascio. “If you are a father and you are committed to accepting the responsibility to nurture, teach, support and love your children, you will have no greater advocate than me.”

Mascio will hold a workshop on fathers’ rights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at his law offices.

For information, call (304) 914-4497.