About the Chamber
Thank you for visiting the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce website. The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is a community builder. We focus on ways to make the community a better place to work, live and visit. We focus on making Ligonier’s businesses stronger and we focus on fostering an environment where business can prosper. In many ways, the success of Ligonier is directly tied to the success of its business community. And the success of the Ligonier Valley Chamber is directly tied to its membership base. If you’re not a member, we encourage you to join!
What is the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce?
We’re a voluntary association of concerned business, professionals and other community-spirited citizens, who pool our resources, manpower and collective wisdom for the benefit of the entire Ligonier Valley. The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce is the place where visitors, new residents, business people and others make their first impression of the quality and hospitality of the area.
Who is the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce?
Executive Director: Scott Haines
Scott Haines has been a long time resident of the Ligonier Valley. He came back 5 years ago from living and working in Chicago and took on the role of Membership Director at the Ligonier YMCA helping them transition to the newly expanded YMCA while significantly growing membership over a two year period. Mr. Haines then joined the Board of Directors at the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce before moving into the role of Executive Director for the Chamber. Scott is married to Kimberly and they have three children, Nicole, Kendall, and Joey.
Events and Marketing Coordinator: Ruthie Stewart
Ruthie grew up a merchant kid in Ligonier,
Actively volunteering in the community and participating in Ligonier Valley Players productions.
Growing up, Ruthie made it her life’s work to talk about Ligonier Everywhere she went.
She is so pleased to continue that work as your Events and Marketing Coordinator.
Fort Ligonier Days INC. Administrative Support: Alberta Evens
Alberta Battaglini-Evans has carved out a very successful and diverse career in the Hospitality industry in 5-star and 4-star resorts. Her career path has a fork in the road and she used her passion for service as an opportunity to serve. As singles and small groups bringing joy, comfort, peace of mind and quality of life. Alberta just has a personal touch you can’t replace. She moved back to her home area of Western Pennsylvania and is settled into her beautiful townhome in Ligonier with Mellon Park as her backyard. Alberta is so pleased to use her skills to serve the Ligonier Community.
Marketing and Content Development Intern: Ashley Krause
Ashley is a Senior Communication and Marketing Major at Saint Vincent College.
Ashley grew up in Uniontown, but has fallen in love with Ligonier!
She is excited to capture its beauty and share it with our community via social media and blog posts.
Chamber Board of Directors:
President: Jim Faccenda | Acting Vice President: Joyce McIntire | Secretary: Kathy Brown | Treasurer: Cindy Purnell
Board Members: Lauren Cassler, Sharon Detarm Cari Frei, Jack Fry, David Gehlman, Debbie Sarault.
Why Should You Join The Chamber?
Because it makes good business sense to support the organization that does so much to promote the Ligonier Valley. Without your support many important services would not receive the attention they need.
The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce advances and promotes civic, commercial, recreational, historical, educational, and environmental interests to the benefit of the Ligonier Valley, Pennsylvania.
We Promote Businesses
The Chamber of Commerce is the organizer of promotions such as sidewalk sales, the member directory and the walking/shopping/dining map. Thousands of people visit Ligonier because of our events.
We Promote Tourism
Hundreds of tourists and prospective tourists contact us for information about the Ligonier Valley’s attractions. Tourism is the Valley’s biggest industry.
We Coordinate the Community
The Chamber organizes and manages many events including: Concerts on the Diamond, Fort Ligonier Days, Light Up Ligonier, and more.
We are the Community Voice
The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce acts as a “legislative watchdog” and frequently takes a stand on local, state and federal legislation on issues affecting all the people of the Valley. We work closely with Borough Council and Township Officials to improve the quality of life in the entire Ligonier Valley.
We Support Community Improvements
Beginning with the Fort Ligonier Memorial Foundation, the Chamber of Commerce has either started, or supported, most community projects for over 60 years, including the Ligonier Valley YMCA, and the Ligonier Country Market.
We Answer Your Questions
The Chamber replies to thousands of inquiries about your community, including questions from prospective tourists and people with new business ventures. We answer thousands of questions annually from people requesting information on businesses, services, and events.