Chamber to Drive Jamestown Cruise-In Event


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Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce

The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce will present Jamestown Cruise-In, August 18 in Downtown Jamestown! This event will harken back to the roots of the original event, featuring classic cars, live music, and fun activities for all ages.

Jamestown Community Chamber Coordinator Lee Harkness said, “We have lined up a tremendous group of volunteers to assist with this project. We are especially grateful to Der Kobblers Automobile Association for returning to help put together this great event. This wonderful event will showcase some incredible cars, provide entertainment to thousands of people and help bring foot traffic to downtown businesses.”

Sponsoring Jamestown Cruise-In is the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, which previously organized and hosted this event, and is financially supporting it this year. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Der Kobblers Automobile Association, Media One Group and Northwest Arena are partners in presenting Jamestown Cruise-In.

The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce is one of six Community Chambers supported and facilitated by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. County Chamber President and CEO Todd Tranum said, “We look forward to working with the Jamestown Community Chamber on this spectacular event. One of our prime objectives is to help drive foot traffic into local businesses, and this event will do just that for downtown Jamestown businesses. Working with the Jamestown Community Chamber we have built a partnership of organizations to present this event and appreciate their contributions to bring this to fruition.”

Live classic music will take place on the corner of Main and Thirds Streets, along with a hula hoop contest, a bubble gum chewing contest, 50’s theme dress up contest and a dance contest, providing activities for all ages. Chamber members are invited to participate as street vendors to offer food or other items for sale.

Special thanks to the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce board for its support and assistance with this project. Board members are: Victoria Bardo, The Resource Center; John Bauer, Babe Ruth World Series Committee; Kurt Johnson, Shawbucks Press Room; Mark Lindstrom, Lake Shore Paving; Vicki McGraw, Elegant Edibles Catering; Michael McVinney, Lynn Development; Gary Peters Jr., Fresh Press Studios; Nickey Riczker, Jamestown Community College; Kristofor Sellstrom, Jamestown Board of Public Utilities; and Bill Stevenson, Holiday Tours.

For more information, or to become a sponsor or a vendor, please contact Lee Harkness, Coordinator of the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce, at (716) 338-6089.