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Ambridge Area Chamber of Commerce

The AACC is selling Ambridge Logo Chocolate Pops for $1. These are available in the office (limited quantity) or by advance ordering. Contact the office to place an order or stop by!

SWAG (Students With Alternative Goals) Initiative

Ambridge Area Chamber Business Leaders attended the first meeting to participate in a program called the SWAG initiative. The meeting was  held by gracious host Debi Leopardi and the Ambridge Regional Distribution and Manufacturing Center.  SWAG (Students With Alternative Goals) is a program initiated by Ambridge School District in which students are able to take courses which specifically deal with school-to-work transition. Mrs. Brewer from the Ambridge Area High School indicated students’ classes will be offered in the morning and will focus on communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills as well as the latest technology applications. Students will be able to leave school to either work in an established field or to participate in the mentoring program, which is being offered within the business community of Ambridge.  We wish the inaugural placement of several students great success and applaud the Chamber businesses for their willingness to participate in this initial placement of students.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the Chamber and we will put you in touch with SWAG coordinators.



Laughlin Memorial Library
Do you children enjoy reading? Hearing stories? Register for the Laughlin Memorial Library’s Fall Story Time! Fall Story Time will be held on Wednesdays at 11am from September 17-November 19. Call (724) 266-3857 to register, children ages 2-5 are welcome.

Borough of Leetsdale
The Leetsdale Snowflake Classic 5K will be held on November 22, 2014.  Runners may register for the race at . Runner Bag/Packet Pickup may be done in advance at Elite Runners and Walkers in Robinson Township on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20th & 21st during regular business hours.
Race day registration begins at 7:30am at the Quaker Valley High School Field House, which is located behind the QVHS. All runners and walkers should report to the registration table to pick up runner/walker packet if you have not picked it up from Elite Runners & Walkers in advance. Race start time is 9:00am. The 5K route starts in front of Quaker Valley High School along Beaver Street and goes through Leetsdale neighborhoods before turning into the Leetsdale Industrial Park and along the scenic Ohio River. The course ends with a celebration at Henle Park where participants can warm themselves fireside during the awards ceremony.  They’ll utilize the ChronoTrack timing system this year for precise finish times. Race times and photo finish will be available immediately following the race. Medals will be awarded for both men and women in various age groups while racers enjoy soft pretzels, fruit, Gatorade and water.  A 2-mile walking route is also available, which starts at Quaker Valley High School minutes after 9:00am and ends at Henle Park.  Race T-shirts are available to all runners and walkers who pre-registered by Nov. 1st - tees for late registrants available on race day while supplies last.
They will be doing a FREE kids fun run for all kids 8 and under.  All participants will receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last) and the first 50 boy and 50 girl finishers will receive a finisher medal.  The fun run will begin minutes after the walkers 2-miler starts and will take the children down Beaver,  turning at Spencer Street,  then at Broad Street,  and then ending at Henle Park at the same finish line as the adult unner/walkers.  Medals will be awarded as the kids cross the finish line.  Interested participants should report to the 5K registration at the Quaker Valley High School Field House and sign in.
All proceeds benefit the Leetsdale 4th of July Celebration.

Good Intent Trading
Has your pet been naughty or nice this year? Find out when they get their photo with Santa this Sunday, November 23 from noon-5:00pm at Good Intent Trading (1216 Church Street, Ambridge)! The cost is $10 for a professional photo and access to online copies.
Photographer: Joe Indovina
$5 per photo goes towards the Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Board
To reserve a spot: or (412) 867-9311
Pet Photos with Santa

Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 29. The BVCC is looking to advertise businesses that plans to participate in SBS. Please see the letter below for additional informaiton, and make sure to contact the Beaver County Chamber at

SBS Letter – Ambridge

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