About Us

In early 2009, the Meyersdale Borough Council created a Task Force to address economic issues in the community. The initial group included business leaders, Borough representatives and concerned citizens. The group held "brain-storming" sessions to address the needs of the community and to identify ways to improve Meyersdale. The Task Force held open public meetings to gain input from citizens. The group met weekly, for nearly a year, before formally organizing as the Meyersdale Area Merchants Association.

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2015-2016 Board of Directors

  • Sharon S. Clapper

    President

  • Julie Kreger

    1st Vice President

  • Aaron Thomas

    2nd Vice President

  • Sharon Ackerman

    Treasurer

  • Donna Otto

    Assistant Treasurer

  • Joyce Nalley

    Secretary

  • Denise Gehringer

    Assistant Secretary

  • John Smaila

    Director

  • George Menser

    Director

  • Ashley Price

    Director

  • Michael Paulman

    Director

  • Brooke Folk

    Director

  • Beth Bertuzzi

    Past President

Who We Are

The Meyersdale Area Merchants Association is a group of "forward-thinking" and "business minded" individuals. "This is a positive group of people who look at the problems facing us and find solutions and move forward," Melissa Friend, Association President stated.

One of the first projects of the Merchants Association was the formation and continued support of the Maple City Farmers Market. In the summer of 2009, the Maple City Farmers Market opened for its first season with great success. Organizers are confident they will surpass the sales, over $40,000, enjoyed in its inaugural season.

The primary focus of the Merchants Association is promoting business, old and new. The newly formed group will continue the efforts of improving our community. It is our goal to instill "Think Local, Buy Local, and Dine Local" in the minds of all community members. If we remember to buy local, 68 cents of every dollar goes back to the community.

The Meyersdale Area Merchants’ Association meets at 8:00 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the G I Dayroom. The meetings are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend.