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Pike County Chamber Held New Directors Ceremony


Posted on January 11, 2011
On January 11, 2011 the Pike County Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Installation Breakfast and General Membership Meeting where they inducted the new Directors and installed the new slate of Officers for 2011.

The ceremony and breakfast was held at Mount Haven Restaurant in Milford. Attorney John Stieh installed the Chamber’s Executive Committee: Dr. Candis Finan, Delaware Valley School District, President; Kathleen Hummel, Woodloch, 1st Vice President; MaryAlice Petzinger, Wayne Bank, 2nd Vice President; Philly Viscardo, Dingman Delaware Insurance Agency, Secretary; and Ed Nikles, Sr., Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Treasurer.

Amy Bridge, The Milford Journal, James Campistrous, J-Angelo Event Planning, Mary Decker, Bon Secours Community Hospital, Matt Dorcas, Bold Gold Media, Eric Hamill, Esq., David Hoff, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Tom Hogan, Hogan Homes, Aileen Kolvenbach, Pike County Light & Power, Tish Leizens, Our House Magazine, Greg Lutfy, The Biondo Group, Nancy Steinbacher, Belle Reve were inducted as new Directors; Davis R. Chant, Chant Realty, Beth Nikles, Nikles Realty and Ken Winters, Eastern Propane were inducted as Honorary Directors and Adriane Wendell, Harrington House as the Milford Business Council Representative.

Those new Directors join the existing board of directors who represent other area businesses and community representatives: Paul Brislin, E.A., Mary Ann Butler, Times Herald Record, Coulby Dunn, Mountain View Homes, Lee Oakes, Monique Olivier, Hampton Inn & Simone Palmer, Dime Bank.

The mission of the Pike County Chamber is to accelerate business growth in Pike County, Pennsylvania, by representing business in promoting economic development while preserving and enhancing our community’s quality of life, by providing value-added programs and benefits to promote membership and to help members achieve success and by building partnerships and coalitions for business to effectively work with community, government and educational organizations in the shaping of public policy.

In order to continue to carry out that mission, the Chamber continues to search for ways to provide more, complete and up-to-date information, services, and benefits to Chamber members and the community. Becoming a Chamber member will provide an individual or business with benefits and advantages only offered to members. The annual investment fees of members provide the funding necessary to continue and expand the many programs and activities that, which are designed to benefit local business as well as the community.

For more information about joining the Pike County Chamber of Commerce please call 570-296-8700, or visit www.pikechamber.com.

Photo - (from l-r James Campistrous, Tom Hogan, Nancy Steinbacher, Tish Leizens, David Hoff, Adriane Wendell, Aileen Kolvenbach & Amy Bridge.)

Cookies with Santa This Weekend!


Posted on December 14, 2010
Co-Hosted by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committe & The Hampton Inn.

Cookies with Santa

Held at The Hampton Inn in Matamoras, PA

Kids can meet with Santa & tell him their wish list, meet his Elves, watch holiday movies or listen to a story.  We can take your photo or bring your own camera.

Saturday, December 18th
Snow Date:  December 19th
12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.

$15.00 per family-includes a complimentary cookbook.

For questions please call 570-491-5280.

Food Drive at Cookies w/Santa
Please bring a non-perishable current dated food item. They are in desperate need of Parmalat Milk and Assorted Juices in plastic bottles (apple, cranberry, grape etc.).

Milford Lights Up For the Holidays!


Posted on December 08, 2010
The cold weather didn't stop the several hundred people from attending the Annual Festival of Lights this past Saturday in Milford. The lighting celebration of the Star on the Knob overlooking Milford and the trees in town added to the ambiance of the start of this holiday season. The Dingman Delaware Choir led by Brian Krauss performed holiday selections as everyone enjoyed hot chocolate, donuts & cookies. Emcee Philly Viscardo led the children in a countdown to light up Milford as to what marks the kick off to the holiday season. Then you could hear the crowd cheer as the Milford Fire Department gave Santa Claus a first class ride into town on a fire truck with the sirens and lights on being led by motorcycles decorated as reindeer! Santa Claus had a wonderful time listening to the children's holiday wishes and gave them all candy canes. "The children of Milford have been especially good this year!" said a jolly St. Nick. "Please be sure to leave me milk and cookies for when I came back on Christmas Eve!"

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank the businesses and volunteers who helped make the Annual Festival of Lights this past Saturday possible: The Pike County Community House & Art Ridley, the Pike County Public Library & Ellen Shaffner, The Milford Lions Club & Bill Harkness, the Milford Business Council & Adriane Wendell, the Milford Fire Department, Dave Helms & Dave Ruby, Voltron Electric & Ralph, Dunkin Donuts MRD of Milford & Mittal Patel, Bon Secours Community Hospital & Mary Decker, the Dingman Delaware Children's Choir led by Brian Krauss, Delaware Valley School District, The Milford Craft Show, The Harrington House, Hare Hollow, The Artisan Exchange & Mike Gruodis, Wayne Bank & MaryAlice Petzinger,Toni & Maria, Dingman Delaware Insurance Company & Philly Viscardo, Life Behind Bars Store, Linda Peter and her motorcycle reindeers, Paul Brislin, Tammy Savarese and any of the other volunteers and businesses who helped to pull this all together for everyone & made it successful. The Pike County Chamber wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season and all of the best for a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year!

Wine Tasting with Hors D'oeuvres


Posted on December 11, 2010
December 11, 2010 - 5pm to 8pm

Sponsored by the Hampton Inn & the Women in Business Committee of the Pike
County Chamber of Commerce

($15 includes a complimentary cookbook!)

Snow Date: Dec. 12th

Please bring non-perishable current dated food items

For more information please call 570-296-8700 or 570-491-5280.

Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Posted on November 10th, 2010
The Frankel Foot & Ankle Center held an Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at its new location at 518 Routes 6 & 209 in Milford, PA. Following a complete renovation of the former site of the Fireworks Depot, The Frankel Foot & Ankle Center offers state-of-the-art services and is proud to be Pike County’s only dedicated foot and ankle facility. Owned by Marc R. Frankel, D.P.M. , a board certified podiatrist, The Frankel Foot & Ankle Center treats the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions ranging from routine nail care to complex foot and ankle surgery, and offers advanced services including laser for fungal toenails, digital x-ray, diagnostic ultrasound, leg circulation testing, and electronic medical records. For more information or to set an appointment, please call them at 570-409-0123 or visit www.frankelfootandankle.com.

Photo – from left to right – Philly Viscardo, Chamber Director and Dr. Marc Frankel with staff and family.

Pike Volunteers Celebrated!


Posted on October 27, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently held the 16th Annual Community Awards Banquet, which is hosted in partnership with numerous service organizations throughout the area. The wonderfully witty Arthur Ridley emceed the event and Dingmans Florist presented flowers to all of the award recipients.

“Volunteers don’t give of themselves for accolades,” stated Danielle Jordan, CEO of the Pike Chamber. “It’s wonderful to acknowledge and celebrate the special people who give so much of themselves to our local community.”

Please help us celebrate the following award recipients:

Terry Finlayson: Pocono Environmental Education Center
Richard St. John: G.A.I.T.
George Edward Moon: The Pike County Developmental Center
Jacqueline Eadicicco: The Pike County Area Agency on Aging
David Swift: Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program
Richard Snyder: Historic Preservation Trust of Pike County
Theresa Johnson: The Milford Garden Club
Laurel Bishow & Frank Morey: Pike County Humane Society
Dotty & Nick Luca: St. Jacobi Lutheran Church
Arthur K. Ridley: Rotary International of Milford – Matamoras
Pat & Ken Corcoran: Pike County Public Library
Susanne L. Wroblewski: Center for Developmental Disabilities
Marie Hawkins: Pike County Advanced Life Support
Carol Markwalter: Pike Chamber - Director of the Year
Hampton Inn of Matamoras: Pike Chamber - Outstanding Business of the Year
Richard Snyder: Pike Chamber - Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

“If you happen to see an award recipient around town, please thank them for what they do,” concluded Jordan. “It’s amazing how much saying thank you can mean to someone!”

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