Your Chamber and You

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce provides a vital link between area’s businesses and the community. This is especially evident with the annual Wheeling Symphony Live Concert. This free concert, open to the public for no charge, is supported largely by donations from local businesses, all members of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s concert is to be held at 7:30 p.m. July 3 at the Weirton Event Center located at 3322 East St.

The Weirton Area Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization and chamber member, has coordinated the concert for the past 23 years. This event has become a tradition in the community, with hundreds of people attending. Many bring their entire families with lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the outdoor, open-air concert.

Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce members and other important sponsors have recognized the cultural and entertainment value of this concert with their donations and support.

Donations are still being accepted. Checks can be mailed to Weirton Area Community Foundation, 3174 Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton, WV 26062.

This concert by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, directed by Andre Raphel Smith, is made possible in part through the support of the Music for the Mountain State Endowment Fund.

Your Chamber and You

Papi J’s Fairway Grille and Golf will hold a grand opening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the restaurant located at 267 Penco Road.

The restaurant offers a full menu, featuring the return of the French burger and red hots. It has $1.99 kids meals and also offers burgers and other favorites, including country fried steak, chicken parmesan, appetizers and salads.

Papi J’s has four rooms of full-swing, full-contact indoor simulated golf. Each golf room has 93 courses, with 18 holes, from all over the world. The 18-hole courses are set up to challenge the player from tee-off to putting green. The simulators also have driving ranges, pitching range and putting range.

Photos and information on dining specials are available on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

The restaurant staff thanks the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce for welcoming Papi J’s and helping the business get up and running.

Your Chamber and you

True Merchant

Founded in 2009, True Merchant is a privately held corporation headquartered in Pittsburgh providing services to businesses nationwide. Their belief is business is built on quality relationships and delivering on commitments. They understand the effort it takes to run a business, so they strive to make their services as simple as possible to use.

True Merchant focuses on providing merchants with necessary everyday tools to help run their businesses. True Merchant started out by offering credit card processing to merchants, but has expanded its portfolio to offer mobile websites and small business loans.

They are proud to offer businesses in the greater Weirton area the transparent pricing plan called the True Cost Small Business Program. It provides small business owners the same opportunity to compete with the world’s largest corporations on their payment processing price points.

True Merchant is in its second year with the Weirton Chamber of Commerce and appreciates working with the organization’s staff. Many chamber members benefit from True Merchant’s successful programs. Those interested in learning more how they can help local businesses or with questions about processing set-up, can contact Jimi Romanus at (888) 592-7075, extension 202 or