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The Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce is comprised of business people, City officials, school officials, clubs, organizations and individuals who care about Martins Ferry.  Martins Ferry is the largest city in Belmont County and is the oldest settlement in the State of Ohio.  The Chamber of Commerce was established in 1901.  The Chamber's Mission Statement is as follows:

              "To improve our strong business environment through the retention, expansion, recruitment and
                creation of businesses to enhance the quality of life in the areas we serve."

The Chamber office is located at 108 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935.  We can be contacted by telephone at 740-633-2565, by fax at 740-633-2641 and email at mfchamber@comcast.net.  The emphasis of our site is to publish information about Martins Ferry and the surrounding area.

Of course, we have information about the Chamber, membership and what the Chamber does.  Our yearly dues schedule is as follows:
$85 for business membership; $80 each for two or  more business memberships and $50 for clubs, organizations and individuals.  They are due by December 31 for the following year.   The Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon usually in the Dining Room at the Rec Center.  The meetings are open to all Chamber members, businesses and citizens of Martins Ferry.  We offer a light lunch for $7.00  Please call ahead to make your reservation to attend. 

The Chamber has two paid staff members: Dorothy Powell, Executive Director and Marian Klier, Secretary. The Chamber's Officers for 2017 are:  Sherry Stratton (Ohio Valley Cruise Planners) - President; Joe Czuchran (Deluxe Doors) - Treasurer.  Our Board of Directors is as follows: Randy Greenwood (The Citizens Bank), Paul Stecker (Stecker Law Group, Inc.),  Dan Stephens (State Farm Insurance),  Bob Zilai (Z's Jewelry), Jodi Harkness (PNC Bank), Connie Jacob (Jacob & Sons Quality Meats), Sherry Stratton (Ohio Valley Cruise Planners), Jeff Thrash (Ohio Valley Lending/Sun Video), Darren Emfield (Zontini's Pizza), Steve Hancock (Sheet Metal Workers' Local Union #33), Nicole Stephens (ValleyWide Insurance), and (Kim Strauss (Steel Insurance Agency).

The Chamber has joined the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA).  As a member, we are able to offer the following benefits to our members:
  1. Discounted Options for the Small Group Health Insurance through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Health Care
  2. Discounts on Dental Insurance through Superior Dental Care
  3. BWC Group Rating Discounts through Hunter Consulting Company
  4. FREE Prescription Drug Discount Cards
  5. Discounts on Document Destruction and Storage through Cintas
  6. Exclusive rate on Credit Card Processing through Infintech
  7. Discounts on Vehicle Rentals and Fleet Analysis through Mike Albert Fleet Solutions
  8. Discounts on Employment and Tenant Background Screening through Trak-1
  9. Discounts on Foreign Exchange Services through Bannockburn Global Farex          

For the Community the Chamber offers:  The Meet the Ohio Valley Booklet which is published by The Times Leader which lists places of interest, history, churches, schools and recreational facitlities in the local area, as well as, City administrations, directory of businesses, clubs and organizations.  We also do UPS shipping, maintain tourist information, belong to the Better Business Bureau, operate a defensive (remedial) driving class, host the Fourth of July Celebration (Skyshow), host the Academic Awards Banquet, maintain the Industrial Park Sign, provide the downtown Christmas decorations.

For Chamber members we are a member of CompManagement Inc. to provide cost control services in the area of workers' compensation and Air Evac Lifeteam offers an affinity discount plan for the owners of businesses.

Martins Ferry has a mayoral form of city government.   The City Building is located at 35 S. Fifth Street and the phone no. is 740-633-2876.
The 2017 City Administration is:
Robert Krajnyak - Mayor
Chris Cleary - Service Director
Robert Matz - Assistant Service Director
Robert Krajnyak - Safety Director
Rita Randall - Auditor
Betty Suto - Code Administrator
Paul Stecker - Law Director
                  City Council:  Christy Davis - President of Council                              Lee Ann Cleary - Clerk of Council  
                                        Robert Hunker - First Ward                                           Bruce Shrodes - Second Ward
                                        John Davies - Third Ward                                              Rick Rodgers - Fourth Ward
                                        Jack Regis, Sr. - Council at Large                                 Ben Nieman   - Council at Large
                                        Jim Schramm - Council at Large

                   Safety Forces:  John McFarland - Police Chief                               
                                            Mike Cooper - Fire Chief I                                                            - Fire Chief II      
                                            Dave Snyder - EMS Coordinator                               John Cika - EMS Captain

We are proud of our Martins Ferry Area Schools:
                    Private:          Martins Ferry Christian School (Grades K-6)  and Pre-School         740-633-0199   
                                            Becky Hill, Principal                                        
                                            701 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                            St. Mary Catholic School  (Grades K-8)                                            740-633-5424
                                            Mary Caroline Nichelson, Principal
                                            24 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                     Public:            Martins Ferry Schools Administrative Offices                                   740-633-1732
                                             James Fogle, Superintendent
                                             5001 Ayuers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                             Anna Marie Ayers Elementary    (Grades K-4)                                 740-633-2444
                                             Nickolas Stankovich, Principal
                                             5002 Ayers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                             Martins Ferry Middle School        (Grades 5-8)                                740-633-9741
                                             Mike Delatore, Principal
                                             5000 Ayers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                             Martins Ferry High School            (Grades 9-12)                             740-633-0684
                                             Joseph Mamone, Principal
                                             5000 Ayers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

               Vocational:           Belmont-Harrison Career Center                                                      740-695-9130
                                             Richard Schoene, Superintendent
                                             110 Fox Shannon Place, St. Clairsville, OH  43950

There are churches of many denominations in Martins Ferry:
 Apostolic Faith Temple                    740-635-0677                      First United Methodist Church        740-633-0510
 Elder Thomas Martin                                                                   Rev. Van D. Fisher
 310 S. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                          Third and Clay Streets, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

 Colerain Presbyterian Church         740-635-1433                      Martins Ferry Church of the Nazarene    740-298-0101
 Pastor Joseph Ellis                                                                      Rev. Cheryl Lawson
 State Route 250, P.O. Box 96, Colerain, OH  43916                   709 Broadway Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

 Emmanuel Tabernacle City of Refuge   740-633-1818                Pleasant Grove United Methodist         740-546-4466  
 Bishop Juanita Bledsoe                                                               Rev.
 401 Broadway Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                         73599 Pleasant Grove, Dillonvale, OH  43917

 Grace United Presbyterian Church      740-633-2699                 Shiloh Temple                                         740-635-3437 
 Rev. William Webster                                                                   Jim Agnew
 7 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                              First and Mill Streets, Bridgeport, OH  43912

 Greek Orthodox Church of the Life Giving Fountain                   St. Frances Cabrini                                  740-635-9933
 Father Papageorgiou                          740-633-3707                  Father Dale Torres                    
 314 N. Fifth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                              72617 Colerain, P.O. Box 38, Colerain, OH  43916
 First Baptist Church                             740-633-9642                  St. John Lutheran Church                       740-633-2263
 Rev. John Oliver                                                                           Rev. Phillip VanDam
 Third and Locust Streets, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                    40 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

 First Christian Church                         740-633-3615                   St. Mary Catholic Church                       740-633-1416 
 Rev. Rod Kassler                                                                          Father Murat
 780 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                           20 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

 First Presbyterian Church                    740-633-6107
 Rev. David Stammerjohn
 400 Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

Also, the Martins Ferry Ministerial Association sponsors The Daily Bread Center at 418 Walnut Street.  It is a food distribution for Martins Ferry residents in need.  They are open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - noon; first, third and fifth Thursdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. - noon.  For more information please call 740-633-6107.  

If you are looking for a place for to hold a meeting, birthday party, etc., here are a few places available in Martins Ferry:

          223 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935
          Phone:  740-633-1494
          They offer bowling in Park Legion Lanes and a meeting room in their Lounge that holds up to 120 people. 

           401 S. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935
           Phone:  740-633-0602
           Offers a small dining room that seats 60 with a kitchen which is just off the pool and a gymnasium on the 
           second floor which is accessible by either stairs or an elevator. 

          HILLTOP SOCIAL HALL - Formerly Hilltop School
          Colerain Road, P.O. Box 3, Colerain, OH  43916
          Phone:  740-738-0263
          Offers gymnasium with kitchen and stage area, several classrooms.

          OHIO RIVER VALLEY ELKS LODGE #231 - Second Floor Party Room
          14 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935
          Phone:  740-633-2059 - Call Wednesday - Saturday after 5 p.m.
          Newly remodeled.  Available for showers, birthday parties, etc. 
          BLAZIN' FUN (Old South School)
          Broadway Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935
          Phone:  304-277-9797
          Themed rooms for birthday parties, showers, etc.