The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the South Side Chamber of Commerce is to provide community leadership in the promotion the economic development and quality of life in our diverse South Side neighborhood.
The South Side Chamber of Commerce is a diverse organization representing the interests of our historic retail and hospitality district and our businesses. We work to balance economy with quality of life. We act as advocates with city and state government for our businesses and community.
The chamber produces four signature events each year including the South Side Soup Contest (partnered with The Brashear Association), Carson StreetFEST, Golf Outing, and Mittens & Mingles. We also support community events such as the St Patrick's Day Parade, Pittsburgh Marathon, and OpenStreetsPGH. All events are managed with volunteer committees headed by a chamber board member.
The chamber operates the South Side Welcome Center - one of six official Visit Pittsburgh welcome centers - to share information with visitors and support local business.
The chamber also provides developmental programs and networking events. We have a small paid staff.