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
The Fall Classic Golf Outing, held at Cedarbook Golf Course includes golf, with cart, morning coffee & donuts, lunch at the turn, beverages on the course, buffet dinner, skill prizes, raffle and door prizes, great hole-in-one prizes, 50/50, networking and more. The proceeds from the event fund the GRC Scholarship Program and other educational programs. The Andrew Solan Memorial Scholarship added in 2015, is awarded exclusively to a Belle Vernon Area High School senior.

The following sponsorships are available Key – $1000 (includes foursome); Premium – $500; Refreshment – $300; Standard (2 Levels) $200 and $100. All sponsorships and donations will be recognized before, during and after the event. All levels of sponsorship include event signage. To inquire about sponsorship email

Key Sponsors to Date: BVA FCU, C. Harper and Monongahela Valley Hospital

Premium Sponsor: Highway Appliance & Television

Hole-in-One Sponsors: All Seasons Travel, Big’s Trucking, MarBill’s Diamonds & Jewelry and Performance Kayak

Refreshment Sponsor: Valley Tire Company

Golfer Gift Sponsor: Stoney’s Beer

Registration Form

Fall Classic Golf Registration


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.