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Alan Gerry Well Received at Pike Chamber's Signature Event


Posted on October 25, 2011
The over 200 guests who attended the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Signature Event were all ears while listening to the keynote speaker Mr. Alan Gerry. After a lovely meet and greet cocktail party everyone dined in the ball room with a nice dinner while being musically entertained by John Curtin's Gypsy Jazz Quintet.

During coffee and dessert Mr. Gerry gave his presentation on how he started out as a young man and developed the cable industry to what it is today and then sold it. Over the years and continuing through today Mr. Gerry continues to give back to the community by donating to many worthy causes, developing his entrepreneurial endeavors and one of his most notable successes, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Mr. Gerry's right hand man Darrell Supak then stepped up and gave a detailed overview of how Bethel Woods began and what it has grown to today. Mr. Gerry then finished off the presentation with a question and answer session.

Grateful that Mr. Gerry accepted our invitation, the Chamber commissioned local Artist Elisa Ferracane to hand make a one-of-a-kind gift of an etched glass Angel Tree and hand drawing of Mr. Gerry which was presented by Ms. Ferracane and Ed Nikles. Mr. Gerry was humbled and honored and hoped everyone enjoyed the evening.

The Pike County Chamber would like to thank the many generous sponsors who helped make our event so successful - Granite Associates, L.P., Biondo Investment Advisors, Pike County Light & Power, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Wayne Memorial Hospital and The Dime Bank as Gold Sponsors, Wayne Bank as Silver Sponsor and Dingman Delaware Insurance Agency, McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, Rodgers-Olver-Polley, Inc., Focus Media, The Harrington House and Grimm Construction as Bronze Sponsors. The following media sponsors include The Milford Journal, Our House/Excursions Magazines & Bold Gold Media. Musical entertainment sponsors were the Hotel Fauchere and Citizens Bank.

The Chamber is hard at work planning another entertaining and educational Signature Event for 2012 and we hope to see more of you there. For more information on the Pike County Chamber of Commerce please visit www.pikechamber.com.








Still Time to Attend Pike Chamberís Signature Event Featuring Alan Gerry


Posted on October 4, 2011
Everyone is welcome to attend the Signature Event for 2011 which is a wonderful dinner with keynote speaker Mr. Alan Gerry, a local businessman and one of the nationís entrepreneurial leaders. Alan Gerry was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision Industries Corporation ("CVI"). After nearly four decades in the cable television business, Mr. Gerry directed the nation's largest privately owned cable company operating 64 cable systems in 18 states and employing more than 2,500 people. With over 1.3 million subscribers at year-end 1995, CVI became the 8th largest multiple system operator in the United States.

Mr. Gerry was one of the first entrepreneurs to respond to demands for a greater number of channels and improved reception in areas where off-air television reception was unsatisfactory due to topography or remoteness from broadcast towers. A true cable pioneer, he built his first such "classic" cable television system in 1956 in Liberty, New York, where he still maintains his corporate offices. From this small base, Mr. Gerry's entrepreneurial spirit and vision sparked a period of remarkable growth that resulted in the company's expansion to rural, suburban and metropolitan areas. In the cable financial community, Mr. Gerry was recognized for creating innovative capital structures that enabled the financing of CVI's remarkable growth without accessing the public equity markets. Today, Mr. Gerry continues as one of the nation's entrepreneurial leaders.

The Pike County Chamber is pleased with the outpouring of support provided by the top event sponsors that include the following: Granite Associates, L.P., Biondo Investment Advisors, Pike County Light & Power, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Wayne Memorial Hospital and The Dime Bank as Gold Sponsors, Wayne Bank as Silver Sponsor and Dingman Delaware Insurance Agency, McGoey, Hauser & Edsall, Rodgers-Olver-Polley, Inc., Focus Media, The Harrington House and Grimm Construction as Bronze Sponsors. The following media sponsors include The Milford Journal, Our House/Excursions Magazines & Bold Gold Media. Musical entertainment will be John Curtinís Gypsy Jazz Quintet sponsored by the Hotel Fauchere and Citizens Bank.

The Evening will take place at the Best Western Inn in Matamoras on October 12, 2011. Cocktails at 6:00p.m. and a sit down dinner at 7:00p.m. Immediately following dinner, Mr. Gerry will be speaking on a few topics including how he started out as a regular business man and followed his intuition and worked hard to become one of the top entrepreneurs in the country and then came back to his humble beginnings to give back to the community in many ways including one his most notable, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Individual dinners are $65.00 per person so call today to make reservations contact the Chamber office at (570) 296 Ė 8700.

Local Jazz Quintet to Perform at Pike Chamberís Signature Event


Posted on September 16, 2011
John Curtinís Gypsy Jazz Quintet will be the musical entertainment of the evening thanks to local sponsors Hotel Fauchere and Citizens Bank. The Gypsy Jazz Quintet was formed in 2006 as a musical tribute to the 1930ís ďhotclubĒ jazz of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and Parisian violinist Stephane Grappelli. This is the high-energy swing music played in the dance halls of Paris from 1934 to 1939. Organized by local guitarist and music arranger John Curtin, the GJQ has performed at music festivals, colleges, jazz clubs and resorts throughout the area.

All are welcome to attend the Signature Event for 2011 which is a wonderful dinner with keynote speaker Mr. Alan Gerry, a local businessman and one of the nationís entrepreneurial leaders. Alan Gerry was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cablevision Industries Corporation ("CVI"). After nearly four decades in the cable television business, Mr. Gerry directed the nation's largest privately owned cable company operating 64 cable systems in 18 states and employing more than 2,500 people. With over 1.3 million subscribers at year-end 1995, CVI became the 8th largest multiple system operator in the United States.

Mr. Gerry was one of the first entrepreneurs to respond to demands for a greater number of channels and improved reception in areas where off-air television reception was unsatisfactory due to topography or remoteness from broadcast towers. A true cable pioneer, he built his first such "classic" cable television system in 1956 in Liberty, New York, where he still maintains his corporate offices. From this small base, Mr. Gerry's entrepreneurial spirit and vision sparked a period of remarkable growth that resulted in the company's expansion to rural, suburban and metropolitan areas. In the cable financial community, Mr. Gerry was recognized for creating innovative capital structures that enabled the financing of CVI's remarkable growth without accessing the public equity markets. Today, Mr. Gerry continues as one of the nation's entrepreneurial leaders.

The Pike County Chamber is pleased with the outpouring of support provided by the top event sponsors that include the following: Granite Associates, L.P., Biondo Investment Advisors, Pike County Light & Power, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Wayne Memorial Hospital and The Dime Bank as Gold Sponsors, Wayne Bank as Silver Sponsor and Dingman Delaware Insurance Agency, McGoey, Hauser & Edsall and Rodgers-Olver-Polley, Inc. as Bronze Sponsors. The following media sponsors include The Milford Journal, Our House/Excursions Magazines & Bold Gold Media. There are still sponsorship opportunities available to you or your business so please contact us right away.

The Evening will take place at the Best Western Inn in Matamoras on October 12, 2011. Cocktails at 6:00p.m. and a sit down dinner at 7:00p.m. Immediately following dinner, Mr. Gerry will be speaking on a few topics including how he started out as a regular business man and followed his intuition and worked hard to become one of the top entrepreneurs in the country and then came back to his humble beginnings to give back to the community in many ways including one his most notable, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

Individual dinners are $65.00 per person or you can take advantage of one of the available Gold, Silver or Bronze sponsorships for the event which includes dinners and advertising in the eventís brochure.

For more information, to become a sponsor or make reservations contact the Chamber office at (570) 296 Ė 8700 or online at www.pikechamber.com.

Alpak Station Marks Second Year in Business!


Posted on September 16, 2011
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate Alpak Station's second year in business with a photo and ribbon cutting. Alpak Station offers custom packing and shipping soultions using UPS, FedEx and Postal services. The retail shipping center, located at 115 Mill Street in the Upper Mill Shops, also provides copying and fax services, unique gifts and private mailbox rentals. The company is scheduled to open its second store in the Hawley Silk Mill in October 2011.

For a complete list of services, call 570-409-8762 or visit the store M-Th 9-5, Fri 9-4m Sat 9-1 or visit www.alpak4u.com.


Pictured from L-R: Arnold Green, John Marino, Roland Edwards, Jr., Brandon Galgan, Dean Stewart VII, Marjorie Marino & Giovanni Greene.

Pike County Builders & Chamber Swinging For Scholarships


Posted on September 9, 2011
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and the Pike County Builders Association are joining together once again to host the Annual John Gouse Memorial Golf Outing. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at the Woodloch Springs Golf Resort and includes a grand buffet lunch.

John Gouse passed away suddenly on Father's Day in 1999, leaving behind his wife Sharon and two daughters, Kendra and Sarah. He was an active community volunteer and was especially devoted to the American Red Cross and the March of Dimes. John was also a Board Director in both the Pike County Builder's Association and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Both organizations honor his memory by raising funds for scholarships given in his name.

This wonderful event is open to the public with a fee of $110 per person and reservations are required by Friday, September 30, 2011. Corporate sponsorships and t-signs that you can use as great marketing tools are also still available at reasonable fees. Please contact the Pike Chamber at (570) 296-8700 or visit www.pikechamber.com.

New Wave Vintage Shop Opens in Milford


Posted on September 7, 2011
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the Grand Opening of their newest member New Wave Vintage located at 150 Water Street in the Upper Mill Shops in Milford, PA.


New Wave Vintage is a mini department store that caters to the active hobby enthusiast offering RC hobby sales and service, a skateboard shop and a technical services department for not only your hobbies but your residential or business computer needs.

They will also be offering FREE seminars to be held every Wednesday evening from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. for residential and business computer demands. You can call ahead for the variety topics and availability.

Be sure to stop by and welcome this new business to the neighborhood and check out all of the technology, toys and tees that are available. You can call them at 570-409-6500 or visit www.newwavevintage.com for more information.

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