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Local Businesses Heard


Posted on February 4, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce represented local business concerns regarding the possible 570 area code telephone number change in Pike County. The Chamber’s Executive Director, Danielle Jordan, gave a sworn testimonial statement before the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) panel, which was conducted by Judge Ember S. Jandebeur and held on February 1, in Wilkes-Barre. “Advocacy is an important part of what the Chamber does,” said Jordan. “Our local businesses were heard, loud and clear as a unified voice.”

Previously, in 1998, Pike County was changed from the 717 area code in a geographical area code split and was given the new prefix code of 570. According to the PUC, the 570 area code is projected to run out of numbers in the third quarter of 2011.

“You may think… what is the big deal? It’s just an inconvenience to adjust to a new phone number,” said Jordan. “Now please consider how many marketing materials that businesses advertise their contact information on. From the small item of a business card to expansive marketing campaigns with websites, commercials and billboards… all of this would have to be updated. This area code change would have a tremendous financial impact on our local Pike County business community.”

While the Chamber recognizes that with growth comes challenges, the option of an Overlay area code in addition to the 570 area code would ensure adequate numbering resources and could be the optimal solution. Jordan concluded, “In this current economy, when businesses are so stressed financially, having to spend a large amount of money just to stay status quo is an unfair burden.”

Pike Chamber Installation Held


Posted on February 3, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently held their Annual Installation Breakfast at the Mt. Haven Resort. The Chamber’s pro-bono attorney John Stieh, presided over the induction of the newly appointed Directors and confirmed the new slate of Executive Officers. Incoming Chamber President, Dr. Candis Finan, is hopeful that this year will be better for businesses as the economy continues to improve.

The 2010 Executive Committee is comprised of the following:
President: Dr. Candis Finan, Delaware Valley School District
1st Vice President : Kathleen Hummel, Woodloch Pines Resort
2nd Vice President : Matt Dorcas, Bold Gold Media Group
Secretary: MaryAlice Petzinger, Wayne Bank
Treasurer: Ed Nikles, Sr., Ed Nikles Custom Builder

The new Directors added for the term 2010-11 are the following:
Mary Ann Butler, Times Herald-Record
Coulby Dunn, Mountain View Homes
Brian O’Hare, Brian O’Hare Tax Specialist
Monique Olivier, Hampton Inn
Simone Palmer, Dime Bank
Bruce Tichenor, Keystone College

The new Honorary Directors are Barbara J. Buchanan, Davis R. Chant, Beth Nikles and Ken Winters.

The Chamber’s Executive Director, Danielle Jordan gave a year in review of the Chamber’s accomplishments in 2009 and looked ahead at the Chamber’s 2010 Game Plan. This year the Chamber plans to bring forth two innovative programs: “Welcome Home” and the “Wedding Program”. For more information on the Pike County Chamber of Commerce visit www.pikechamber.com.

You Are Invited!


Posted on January 26, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce cordially invites the general public to attend the annual Pike County Chamber of Commerce Board Installation Breakfast and General Membership Meeting. Please join us to welcome the 2010 Board of Officers and Directors and to hear first hand of the Chamber’s accomplishments and new programs for the upcoming year ahead. The breakfast will be held on January 26th at 7:30am at the Mt. Haven Country Resort & Restaurant located on Log Tavern Road in Milford. Reservations are $17 for members and $20 for non-members and are requested by January 20th by calling the Chamber at 570-296-8700 or through email to info@pikechamber.com. We hope to see you there!

Calling All Future Leaders!


Posted on February 3, 2010
Leadership Pike will hold an Open House & Reception on February 3rd, from 5pm - 6:30pm at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce on 209 East Harford Street in Milford. This Open House will provide an opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to learn first hand from Leadership Pike Alumni and Instructors about the benefits from participating in this highly successful certificate course. Leadership Pike is a comprehensive leadership development program which offers individuals the potential to sharpen their leadership skills while networking with existing and future Pike County leaders. The program also provides the ability to learn about Pike County’s assets, as well the major challenges facing the county. For a comprehensive overview of the program or to download an online application, go to www.pikechamber.com.

The Pike Leadership program is a collaborative effort between the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Delaware Valley School District, Northampton Community College and the Pike County Cooperative Extension. For more information about the Leadership Pike Open House & Reception, please contact Peter Wulfhorst at the Pike County Cooperative Extension office at 570-296-3400.

Needed Pharmacy Opens in Dingmans Ferry Area


Posted on January 5, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at the grand opening of the Good Health Pharmacy located on Route 739 in the Dingmans Medical Center in Dingmans Ferry.
“There was a great need for a pharmacy in the Dingmans Area,” stated Mr.Carthik Dhama, CEO of Good Health Pharmacies. “With the support from the local people, Rep. John Siptroth, the Dingman Ferry Township Supervisors and the Pike Chamber, Good Health Pharmacy has opened and will strive to fulfill the needed pharmacy services in the area.”
At the Good Health Pharmacy, customer service is a top priority with prescriptions filled in minutes, price matching done for all local competitors, free local delivery and extended hours. In addition to medical prescriptions, there is also large variety of health and beauty products.
The Good Health Pharmacy’s friendly and experienced Pharmacist Tony Jannu, is offering to conduct free health fairs and medication awareness programs in the pharmacy as well as in your facility. Please contact the Good Health Pharmacy at 570-828-7494 for more information. The Good Health Pharmacy is open Monday to Friday 8am to 8 pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and closed on Sundays.

Progressive Health Wins Holiday Display!


Posted on December 18, 2009
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the winner of the first Milford Holiday Display contest is Progressive Health, located at 112 East Harford Street in Milford.

"Progressive Health showed their true holiday spirit along with keeping the Victorian theme of the building," stated the Chamber Marketing Chair, Matt Dorcas. The local business holiday displays were judged by the Chamber’s Marketing Committee based on the following criteria: Creativity; Captures the spirit of the season, Entertainment and Professionalism.

Progressive Health of PA, Inc. is a community based brain injury rehabilitation program owned and operated by Paul Brooks, CEO. Celebrating their 15th year of operation in Milford, they provider services to 50 clients and have a staff of 150 employees. Each year, representatives of their clients and staff come together to decorate their offices. Decorating for the holidays has become one of the many traditions included in the Progressive Health experience.

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