Chamber News



April 30th is Oprah's national No Phone Zone


Posted on April 30th, 2010
An excerpt from Danielle Jordan's letter to Oprah regarding the Chamber's participation in her No Phone Zone Program:

As the CEO of a Chamber of Commerce, your No Phone Zone campaign got me thinking about how many business professionals drive and hold "car meetings" or use their Blackberry's. So on April 30th, my Chamber of Commerce will be promoting your event. Every employee from our business membership that signs the pledge will be entered into a raffle to win a free ad for one year on our website. (Pikechamber.com) Thank you for all of the lives you are saving through this campaign!

Danielle Jordan ~ Now a No Phone Zone Believer

The rules are: Every employee that signs online http://www.oprah.com/questionaire/ipledge.html?id=4 can print the page and fax 570-296-3921 or email a copy of it to info@pikechamber.com. EACH employee will be put into the raffle to win the one year ad. (So if a business has 100 employees and they all sign that's 100 chances to win)

Thanks!

~ Danielle Jordan, CEO

Jordan Named CEO


Posted on April 12, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors named their Executive Director, Danielle Jordan, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with an unanimous vote at their March board meeting. Jordan joined the Pike Chamber as the Executive Director in February of 2009.

Over the past 12 months, the chamber has updated the look and feel of their brand with a new logo and a fresh, easy to use website; www.pikechamber.com. In March, the Pike Chamber launched the “Weddings in Pike” program to promote and encourage large events in the area. Forthcoming is the “New Resident Program”, which is backed by the Pike County Commissioners and will introduce new homeowners to the local business community. “We’ve done a lot of listening over this past year and it was apparent that in this difficult economy the Chamber needed to get creative in order to help our local businesses,” said Jordan.

In addition to collaborating with so many wonderful people in the Pike area, Jordan’s favorite part of the position is business advocacy. “It’s a responsibility that I take seriously. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to help to make a difference for our local businesses.”

“I sincerely appreciate the support and recognition by the Board of Directors for all of the accomplishments that the Pike Chamber has achieved this past year,” concluded Jordan. “And I am dedicated to listening to and supporting the needs of our local businesses.”

Wedding Program


Posted on April 5, 2010
Who said that the Pocono's were just for Honeymoons? Not anymore. As the
Pike County Chamber of Commerce launched an innovative program at their
networking and chocolate event on Thursday, March 25th at the Tom Quick Inn.
A surprise grand entrance was made by the "Bride", who was elegantly dressed
in a wedding gown and escorted into the ballroom by the new Chamber Wedding
Ambassador, James Campistrous, to "Here comes the Bride" music. The Bride,
(portrayed by Anne Kristen Priebe) officially "unveiled" the Pike Chamber's
"Weddings in Pike" promotional program, which will promote local wedding
venues, services and products to both local and outreach areas.

"Pike County is an incredibly beautiful destination that has many unique
venues to get married," stated Danielle Jordan, Executive Director of the
Pike County Chamber of Commerce. "In addition to being an extraordinary
experience, it is much more affordable to have a wedding here then our
neighboring states of New York and New Jersey."

A new website section with local wedding information and current tips was
created on www.pikechamber.com by the Chamber's website designers, Eric and
Andrea Kimes of Web Leaps. The branding of the program was by The Milford
Journal and the beautiful photos are by local photographer, Tom Duncan.

"The Chamber recognizes that our businesses need us to keep striving to
bring forth fresh ideas which will strengthen the local business climate,"
stated Jordan. "The paradigm of Pike County is changing from a summer
tourist area to a four season destination. Thank you to my Board of
Directors for their support and encouragement in trying out new ideas. It
is with your backing that the Chamber can continue in a forward motion and
grow."

From L-R: Pike Chamber's Wedding Ambassador James Campistrous, Amy Bridge,
Tom Duncan, Photographer, Anne Kristen Priebe as The Bride & Danielle
Jordan, Chamber Executive Director.

Ribbon Cutting for Community Self Storage


Posted on March 15, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on March 6th for the official grand opening of the second location of Community Self Storage, located at 115 Steele Lane (Off of Rt. 6 by I-84) in Milford, PA. The new facility offers state of the art climate controlled units in various sizes and outdoor parking for boats, vehicles and trailers.

"We are proud to have been serving Pike County's Storage needs for over 22 years," stated Tommy Murante, Owner of Community Self Storage.

For more information contact Community Self Storage at (570)409-6977 or visit their website at www.storagepa.com.

Pike County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting


Posted on March 17, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on March 12th for the official grand opening of Ink Tyme Design Co., located at 201 Water Street in Milford, PA. The new facility offers a clean, friendly atmosphere with state of the art equipment for both body piercing and tattoos. Ink Tyme’s experienced artists can also create custom portraits or designs.

“We decided to open the tattoo shop because we have a real appreciation for the art of tattooing”, said Tom and Donna Parker, the new owners.

For monthly specials or for more information contact Ink Tyme Design Co. at (570) 296-1000 or visit them on Facebook to see samples of their tattoo designs.

Hampton Inn Celebrates Grand Opening


Posted on March 3, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on February 16th for the official grand opening of the Hampton Inn of Matamoras, located at 122 Westfall Town Drive, Matamoras. The grand Mardi Gras themed event incorporated traditional beads, music, food, hotel tours and grand prizes.

The Hampton Inn of Matamoras amenities include a 24 hour fitness center, business center, indoor heated saltwater pool, meeting room/conference facilities and a complimentary hot breakfast with every guest stay. The 98 guest rooms are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, flat screen HD TV’s and luxurious Cloud Nine bedding.
"Hampton Hotels combine quality, service, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, making Hampton the brand of choice in the marketplace today," said Monique Olivier, general manager for the Hampton Inn of Matamoras. "Providing high quality accommodations and amenities combined with the friendly service of our team members, all backed by the 100% Hampton Satisfaction Guarantee, is why we will be highly competitive in our local market."
Hampton hotels pride themselves on being their guests’ "Friend in Town." Hotel Web sites emphasize local flavor, providing unique content on such topics of interest as area attractions, historical facts, and fun things to see and do around town. Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and art work, highlighting each property’s area connections.
The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, "It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality." The hotel is owned and operated by Westfall Hospitality LLC.
For more information about Hampton Inn of Matamoras, please visit www.matamoras.hamptoninn.com

Names:
From l-r – Joe Tinar, Matt Dorcas, Chamber 2nd Vice President, Mary Ann Butler, Chamber Director, Jake Buchanan, Westfall Supervisor, Monique Olivier, Inn Manager & Chamber Director, Sonny Patel, Danielle Jordan, Chamber Executive Director, Bill Kerstetter, Avani Patel & Jay Modhwadiya.

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