Building a Vibrant Community – Are you ready to join us?

ELKINS — Do you want a Vibrant Community in Elkins and Randolph County? It’s our number one focus at the Chamber. We want our current businesses to flourish, and we seek new businesses to discover all that Randolph County has to offer! We want visitors to experience the beauty and majesty of our mountain home, as well as the hospitality and uniqueness that is our trademark. We want a safe place to live, work, play, and stay. However, getting there takes commitment. It takes hard work. It takes dedication. Mostly, it takes pride. Pride in WHO we are, WHERE we are, and WHAT we want to be.

The Vibrant Community movement in Elkins and Randolph County is at a crossroads. I recently heard someone say that a visitor to our community remarked that Elkins is “on the brink” of something big. We can continue to complain and place blame OR we can choose to move positively toward a vibrant future.

To move our community forward, we must work together. That means setting aside petty grievances. It means offering solutions instead of criticism. It’s cliche, for sure, but we need to “be the change.” We need to come together because we’re better together. Period. End of story. And folks, it’s time. It’s our time!

The Chamber, with our partner organizations, businesses, and community leaders, invites you to join our initiative…to Build A Vibrant Community. In the last 10 days, more than a dozen people have contacted the Chamber by phone, email, or Messenger to say,

“Put me on the list.”

“Sign me up for a Vibrant Task Force.”

“Call on me to make a difference…

to share my ideas…

to join the movement.”

Let’s “be the change.” Let’s rock this. We believe in this community. We believe in YOU!

To join a Vibrant Community Task Force, email the chamber at chamber@erccc.com or call us at 304.636.2717. You can also find us on Facebook. Send us a note through Messenger. Join us!

This article is based on ideas from “Building a Vibrant Community” by Quint Studer. Compliments of Tygart Valley Orthopedics, the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber has free copies of the book available to those who are interested.


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