Your Chamber and You

The Weirton United Way is a nonprofit organization serving our community since 1936. It is the City of Weirton’s principal charity and supports 13 member agencies that provide services including basic needs – food, shelter and clothing – to many families and individuals in our community.

The Weirton United Way Campaign, which kicked off in September, is still striving to meet its $260,000 goal. The last special event of the campaign is the 2014 Big Game Eve Tailgate Party from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.

This is the third year for the event and the crowds have come to expect food, beverages, music and fun. There is sure to be interest in the awarding of this year’s grand prize: $1,500 in gasoline. In addition, there will be a Chinese auction. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite NFL team apparel.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and available by calling (304) 748-7213 or at First Choice America Offices in Weirton. Those attending must be 21 or older.

The United Way is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce and thanks them for the services provided to the local businesses of our community.

Your Chamber and You

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce announced the 2014 Class of Leadership Weirton.

The program begins Friday with a team-building exercise and True Colors session at Undo’s in the Holiday Inn – Weirton and continues Saturday with a Simulated Society Session at West Virginia Northern Community College.

Leadership Weirton is divided into five monthly sessions. Topics include education, government, health care and human services, history and culture and business and economic development. It concludes with a graduation ceremony in June at Williams Country Club.

This year’s 15 class participants and sponsors include Nichole Busick, Hancock County; Logan Field and Aaron Hasak, Dynamic Development; Carl A. Frankovitch, FACS Law Firm; Ashley Gleisberg, Holiday Inn; Janine Jerrel, Doane Family Enterprise doing business as McDonald’s; Melissa Kell, Hancock County Savings Bank; Michael Lytle, Allstate Insurance; Chris McBee, Weirton Heights Rotary; Maggie McGinnis, The Weirton Daily Times and (Steubenville, Ohio) Herald-Star; Charles Nucci, Hancock County Sheltered Workshop; Sandra Parkins, Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau; MaryLou Pietration, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort; Angela Shughart, Weirton Medical Center; and Penny Weatherson, Hancock County Savings Bank.

Those interested in having an employee participate in the 2015 session can contact the chamber at (304) 748-7212.

Leadership Weirton was created by the chamber’s Education Committee.

Your Chamber and You

This Saturday at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, St. Joseph the Worker will be holding an entertaining night filled with laughs, mingling, appetizers and dancing.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. with music and a cash bar. Comedy club-style seating means first-come, first-pick of seating

Comedy headliner Mike Wysocki of Pittsburgh’s Talent Network and Tom Musial will perform.

Tickets are $40, which includes basic appetizers, per person prior to the event. There will be additional appetizers for purchase. There will be prizes for best disco-themed costumes, but costumes are not required.

Music and lighting will coordinate with the disco-themed event.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, depending upon availability. However, prior purchase is at discount.

Those looking for a fun evening to kick-off the new year should contact Lisa Simon at