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Pike County Chamber’s Third Thursday Seminar Series


Posted on June 6th, 2012
Pike County Chamber’s Third Thursday Seminar Series

June’s Topic: Advertising Principles from “A-Z”

With the hiring of the new Executive Director Michael Sullivan, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is in the process of re-vamping its program of works and part of the updating is adding this great member benefit of a Third Thursday Seminar Series with a new topic each month to help your business. May’s seminar was held at Belle Reve and had over 37 people in attendance. In the effort to expand and make room for more interested parties we are having June’s at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA.

This seminar will not pick the best media for you but, it will coach you on how YOU can wisely choose your advertising. For the average Pike County business, the “science” of advertising is something that is often delegated to the “experts.” What is better, a $14 radio ad, an $88 cable ad, a $180 newspaper ad? How about ideas on developing FREE or low cost advertising… is it possible? What are the advantages of different media? How about “rules” covering frequency of ads? What does “media mix” mean? How effective is Internet-based media – pro’s and con’s? Find out what objective text sources say.

We will be discussing the following items: What are the best theories on how the human mind processes advertising?, How do we use marketing data with advertising? (Follow up to our last session on “Pike County by the Numbers.”), Understanding Nielson, Arbitron, ABC, etc. Viewers, listeners and readers by time of day and frequency, Cost of a Super Bowl ad. “Nobody Beats the Wiz.” (Arbitron measures smart phone and tablets too.), What is the one key question an advertiser needs to know before they advertise?, How do you calculate the best choice between media buys as different as radio, cable, Internet and direct Mail?, The concept of CPM., What are the general characteristics of the different media?, SWOT studies on each and then putting it all together!

June’s Third Thursday Breakfast Seminar will be on June 21st promptly at 7:30a.m. at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA. Pike County Chamber members are $15.00 per person and Non-Members are $20.00 per person which includes a wonderful breakfast buffet. The entire program should be done by 8:45a.m. in order for you to get to work on time. Reservations a must by calling 570-296-8700.

Pike Chamber Hosting June Networking Event


Posted on June 5th, 2012
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and A+ Computer Repair & Internet Cafe would like everyone to welcome the start of summer while taking this opportunity to network your business, organization or upcoming event. This event is sponsored by A+ Computer Repair & Internet Café in Lords Valley. Bring your friends and business associates along with plenty of business cards to make new contacts and get more business no matter what industry you are in. Making face to face contacts at this Networking Event is a powerful and affordable marketing technique that can help your business grow.

This networking opportunity will be held at A+ Computer Repair & Internet Cafe in Lords Valley, PA located down around the back at 658 Route 739 where Ryan’s Deli is on Wednesday, June 27th from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Admission at the door is $5.00 for Pike Chamber members or $10.00 for non-members. There will be a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, 50/50 raffle and door prizes! If you would like to donate a door prize, please call ahead to let us know.

To get more information please call 570-296-8700.

Third Thursday” Breakfast Seminar Series


Posted on April 20, 2012
Starts promptly at 7:30 AM - OUT by 8:45 with a good breakfast!

May’s Topic:
Interested in what makes up Pike County?
Understanding the Facts & Figures of the Pike County Market

Using both public and private sources the Pike County Chamber of Commerce took a look at what is known about Pike County. We found things like:

Ø How many businesses do we have in Pike County
Ø How many people come to Pike County annually to live
Ø How many people annually leave
Ø What is a typical household in Pike County
Ø What kind of money is earned by a typical household
Ø How many people are employed, unemployed
Ø How much money is spent on different products & services in Pike County

Learn how to use these facts & figures to market your business, help increase revenue, and much, much more! Hope to see you there!

Date: May 17, 2012
Time: 7:30a.m. promptly begins
Location: Belle Reve Senior Living Facility, 404 E. Harford Street, Milford, PA
Fee: Pike Chamber Member $15.00 per person / Non-member $20.00 per person
Includes great breakfast buffet

Must RSVP and reserve your space by calling 570-296-8700.
(No later than May 15th)

Business Expo & Car Show Canceled


Posted on April 13th, 2012
“Cinco de Mayo” Business Expo & Car Show originally scheduled for Saturday May 5th, is canceled

Because of an unfortunate series of conflicts, the “Cinco de Mayo” Business Exposition & Car Show that was planned for Saturday, May 5th at the Delaware Valley High School is canceled. Chamber organizers reported that an unusual variety of conflicting events made it difficult for business vendors and other organizations to participate.

Rather than moving forward with an event that might have not met the high expectations of vendors and visitors, the Pike Chamber felt it was the best course of action to cancel the event. However, the Chamber’s Women in Business Committee immediately began planning for a second event that will be held in October. This event will cater to the special interests of women who are engaged in every aspect of businesses in the Pike County market.

Details for the new event will be made public as soon as plans are finalized.

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is headquartered in Milford, PA and serves all of Pike County.

For further information contact:

Lee Ann Camarero, Administrative Manager
Pike County Chamber of Commerce
209 East Harford Street
Milford, PA 18337
(570) 296-8700

Networking Event/Business Card Exchange at NWV Tech


Posted on March 9, 2012
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and NWV Tech would like everyone to welcome the start of Spring while taking this opportunity to network your business, organization or upcoming event. This event is sponsored by NWV Tech. Bring your friends and business associates along with plenty of business cards to make new contacts and get more business no matter what industry you are in. Making face to face contacts at this Networking Event is a powerful and affordable marketing technique that can help your business grow. Make sure you take a moment to meet the new Executive Director Michael Sullivan and hear what the Chamber has planned for the coming year.

This networking opportunity will be held at NWV Tech in Milford, PA in the Upper Mill Shops on 150 Water Street on Thursday, March 29th from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Admission at the door is $5.00 for Pike Chamber members or $10.00 for non-members. There will be a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, 50/50 raffle and door prizes! If you would like to donate a door prize, please call ahead to let us know. For more information call 570-296-8700.

Building Additional Revenue Streams for Retailers Seminars Offered by Pike Chamber


Posted on March 5, 2012
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is hosting two "Building Additional Revenue Streams for Retailers" seminars with coffee & doughnuts.

Retailers live in a wonderful era where through ingenuity and technology we can expand our basic businesses and develop new customers and clients. In many cases, these customers and clients may never enter our shops here in Pike County. Learn how to use your classic retail store as a base for additional sales. This strategy is especially important when the economy is slow and walk-in customers are few.

The following items are very useful to any retailer who is looking to increase revenues: Quarterly E-Commerce report from the US Census Department, Learning the importance of NAICS numbers to identify business types and opportunities, How to calculate and understand the importance of "Per Household Retail Sales" based on monthly government statistics, IRS Migration Tables; the comings and goings of Pike County, "Identify, Reach and Persuade" ideal customers, What types of lists are available to purchase, Building your own website in 30 minutes: costs, how to, many options like Weebly, Go Daddy, 1&1, etc. Owning your domain. Strategy behind website name, Positioning your business for on-line customers and How to get up the list on Google and why that may not be important if you have a select list. In this seminar we will cover many items designed to encourage thinking and innovation. The wonderful thing is that the participants are encouraged to add their own thoughts and ideas.

Reservations are required for both seminars that will cover the exact same subject with a maximum seating of 15 persons for each session. One will be on March 15, 2012 from 7:30a.m. to 9:00a.m. and the second will be on March 22, 2012 from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. Both will be held at the Pike County Chamber offices at 209 East Harford Street in Milford, PA. The fee is $10.00 for Pike Chamber Members and $25.00 for Non-Members.

Please call Tammy to make your reservation at 570-296-8700.

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Pike County Chamber of Commerce
209 East Harford Street - Milford, PA 18337


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