Annual Events

The Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor and co-sponsor several events throughout the year. Taste of the Town, Ladies Night Out, August Fun Fest, GRC Christmas Party, Recognition Dinner, Fall Classic Golf Outing and Rostraver Township Christmas Celebration provide networking, advertising, publicity and sponsorship opportunities for our members. In addition, these events give business and community members the opportunity to share common interest in fun, social settings.

Please contact us to sponsor or to be a part of these community events

Taste of the Town

Taste of the Town offers a sample tasting of food and beverage items from local restaurants, caterers, bakeries, wineries, confectioners and others. This community event, held in March promotes local establishments and is open to the public. With over 20 participating establishments, and 300 attendees, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Tickets for this event go on sale after the first of the year. To be added to the Save-the-Date (early bird) mailing list, email

GRC Recognition Dinner
The GRC Recognition Dinner is held each spring to honor and recognize outstanding individuals and businesses in our communities. In past years, the GRC has recognized small to mid-sized business, large corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals. All are important components of a strong and healthy Chamber of Commerce.

In 2017, we recognized Business of the Year – Legacy Gene & Boots Candies; Business of the Year – Visionary The Mon Valley Independent; Young Professional of the Year – Josh Turkovich, Mon Valley Phone Repair and Community Service – John DiVirgilio.

Chef Showdown

Chef Showdown is a fun, competitive event that is our version of the cooking show, Chopped and is held in May.

Our amateur chefs compete against each other in three rounds, appetizer, main course and dessert. In our show, no one is eliminated, a winner of each round is announced, with an overall winner at the end by our “celebrity” panel of judges.

The chefs are not privy to the items in their baskets before the event, unveiling the contents before our live audience. Of course each basket contains a mystery ingredient, or what we call our “Off the Wall” ingredient. The event is held at Off the Wall Arts and is a great collaboration of businesses working together. This year’s competitors were Jake Cuthbert GRC President (Waddell & Reed), Lisa Doria GRC Board Member (Lisa Doria State Farm) and Ron Pudlowski Member (Hot Shotz Photography). With Ron as our overall winner.

Tickets for the event go on sale a month before the event; watch the 2018 events calendar for details.

Fall Classic Golf Outing

This year’s Fall Classic was actually held on the first day of fall, but with temperatures in the high 80’s it definitely felt like summer, and no one minded!  The golfers enjoyed early morning coffee and donuts, (compliments of Keystone Bakery), followed by the shotgun start, lunch at the turn, plenty of cold on-course beverages, and a delicious buffet dinner.

A putting contest sponsored by Baker’s Waterproofing, hole-in-one prizes by All Seasons Travel, Big’s Trucking, MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry, and Performance Kayak, LLC., and “Feeling Lucky” on-course dice game, plus skill games added to the competition and fun.  Golfer gifts sponsored by Stoney’s Brewing, chair massages by Chaney’s Natural, LLC., foursome photos by Snapshot 47 Photography, tons of door prizes, and plenty of raffle baskets put the event over the top!

My sincere appreciation to this year’s sponsors:
Key: BVA Federal Credit Union, C. Harper, Monongahela Valley Hospital,
Premium: Highway Appliance & Television,
Hole-in-One: All Seasons Travel, Big’s Sanitation, Inc., MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry, Performance Kayak,
Refreshment: Community Bank, McKee Stewart Equipment, Valley Tire Company, Inc., Waddell & Reed Financial Services,
Golfer Gift: Stoney’s Brewing
Photos: Snapshot 47 Photography
Standard: Chaney’s Natural, LLC., cfsbank, Commercial Bank & Trust of PA, CSC Insurance Options, Douglas Education Center, Elizabeth Township Board of Commissioners, Fayette Legacy Partners of Janney Montgomery Scott, Image Builders II, James J. Connolly, DDS., Keith J. Peer CPA & Financial Services, Keystone Bakery, Lee Supply Company, Lisa Doria State Farm, Mon Valley Alliance, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, NBV Dairy Queen, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Orthodontique, Perryopolis Flea Market at Perry Auto Auction, Power & Industrial Services, SafeLite Autoglass, Valley 1st Community FCU

The event would not be possible without our generous sponsors, donors and golfers, along with our dedicated volunteers and planning committee.  The support of everyone, makes my job easy, and most importantly allows us (GRC) to continue to fund Scholarships to students at Belle Vernon Area HS., California University of PA, Douglas Education Center and Westmoreland County Community College.


Magical Mystery Tour

Magical Mystery Tour SOLD OUT!

13 Mystery Stops with special promotions, giveaways, coupons, refreshments, wine & beverages, and tons of FUN!

Ticket Includes: Attendee Gift, Swag Bag, Transportation,
Snacks & Beverages, Games with Prizes, 50/50, Tip Boards and More!

Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the tour when we reach our “magical” destination!

Special Pricing Available for Groups of 3 or More (Inquire about Group Rate at 724-929-3329).  Guys, you are welcome too!!
21 and over, only.



Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out, held in November is a fun and lively event that showcases locally owned businesses offering jewelry, home décor, health, beauty and wellness products. The event which includes appetizers, cash bar, DJ, fashion show, games, prizes, shopping, pampering and a few other surprises, is open to the public.

New for 2017, Ladies Night Out will be rebranded and revamped, in to a new, exciting and progressive event! Tickets will go on sale soon! To be added to the Save-the-Date mailing, email

Christmas Party
The Christmas Party, open to GRC members and their guests, involves a theme of choice selected by the committee. Last year’s theme Christmas PJ Party featured nearly 60 attendees in a variety of Christmas pajama attire, for an evening of fun, games, and prizes for all. The Christmas Party is the last of the calendar events and is a great way to celebrate a successful year with friends and colleagues.