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PIKE COUNTY CHAMBER HOSTING “CHAMBER CHAMPION AWARDS” DINNER


Posted on August 7th, 2017
The entire Pike County community is invited to join us in celebrating success at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Champion Awards” dinner. The “Chamber Champion Awards” dinner celebrates our community by providing a forum for business and community groups to recognize those individuals who make Pike County great through their outstanding contributions. These awards are open to private, public and non-profit organizations and businesses of all sizes. The awards are open to all business industries across the Pike County region to attend to cheer on all of the Winners. The awards are also open both to Pike Chamber members or non-members.

Winning a “Chamber Champion Award” speaks volumes about the quality of the businesses and the individuals being recognized. “Due to this event’s high profile, we expect the nominations to attract a wide range of entries from across the county and this event is set to be our biggest celebration yet” stated Pike County Chamber of Commerce President Jody Welsh.

The winners of these prestigious awards all have one thing in common – they are truly excellent at what they do. The Chamber Champion Awards dinner allows businesses and organizations to showcase their company, share the story behind their successes and increase the awareness and visibility of their organization while recognizing a key contributor.

The “Chamber Champion Awards” recognize individuals in six categories. We invite you to please submit up to three nominees and rationale for each of the following six categories no later than August 21st via mail, email to info@pikechamber.com or call 570-296-8700 to get a form.

Business Expansion Award - must be an existing business that continues to expand its original business operation through growth and investment.

Business of the Year Award - recognizes a business for their accomplishments & operational successes.

Hometown Star Award - recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant economic impact on our area by conducting an event offering historical, social and charitable contribution in our area.

Person of Excellence Award - recognizes a man or woman whose character, conduct, leadership & achievements, and service contribute to the current & future development of Pike County personally and professionally.

Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award - recognizes a non-profit organization that demonstrates excellence in their role in society, fundraising, marketing & strategic alliances and financial stability; all in the pursuit of its mission.

Rising Star Award - recognizes young talent who demonstrate exceptional capacity to achieve great success and contribute in an inspirational manner to the future progress of business and society.

For questions or more information please feel free to contact Jody at 570-296-8700 or info@pikechamber.com.

Safe Haven of Pike County and Pike County Chamber are Hosting a Business Networking Event!


Posted on August 3rd, 2017
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce along with event sponsor Safe Haven of Pike County located at 402 Broad Street, Milford, PA would like to invite you to a Networking Event on Wednesday, August 30th at 5:00p.m. RSVP is requested.

A NEW ADDITION to our Networking Events is the Pike County Chamber in a collaborative effort with the United Way of Pike County are having a FOOD DRIVE at EVERY Chamber function to help service all of the food pantries in Pike County. Please be sure to bring with you any non-perishable items in a bag to help this cause!

Safe Haven, in addition to their regular counseling, partners with the District Attorney and the County as host of the Children's Advocacy Center. The location of Safe Haven is very convenient for families and is all is under one roof. This means that children and their caretakers can settle comfortably into one location for help. What could be traumatic is much less, now that children do not have to travel all the way to Scranton Children's advocacy Center. We look forward to all of the attendees seeing our center, and understanding more of what our advocates do for all residents of the county. We will offer our intern the opportunity to guide the short tours, and we will invite some of our partners who provide counseling services to our clients and staff, that may be interesting to attendees as well to chat with. Partnerships are so key here in the county for the best services and advancement into the future for clients.

That is what SHOPC is all about!

Everyone (members/non-members) is welcome to bring your friends and business associates along with plenty of business cards and take advantage of this event to network your business, organization or upcoming event! You will have many chances to make new contacts and get more business no matter what industry you are in. Making those important face to face contacts at this relaxing evening event is such a powerful and affordable marketing tool that can help your business grow.

Admission at the door is now FREE for Pike Chamber members or $10.00 for non-members. There will be complimentary appetizers, refreshments, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. If you would like to donate a door prize, please call ahead to let us know.

Door prizes are an easy marketing trick that allows the winner to take home something from your business with your contact information for future business to you. Some good examples of a door prize would be a gift basket/bag filled with things from your company ie: brochures, magnets etc. explaining what you do, maybe a nicely wrapped box of samples if you are a baker or candy maker, a gift certificate for breakfast/lunch/dinner attached to a bottle of wine or Perrier. Even if you can’t put together something from the office, pick up a bouquet of flowers and attach your business card to it; people will remember you.

PLEASE RSVP by e-mailing info@pikechamber.com or calling the Chamber office at 570-296-8700.

PCCC Hosts Breakfast with New CEO/President of Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau


Posted on May 22nd, 2017
On Thursday May, 18th The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly breakfast seminar at Jorgenson's at the Dimmick Inn with our Guest Speaker being New CEO/President Chris Barrett from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. The Pike County Chamber of Commerce reached out to Mr. Barrett and asked him to speak at their breakfast as the Chamber knew tourist season was approaching and we wanted to make sure that we educated our members in time for the season.

In addition to speaking about the upcoming tourist season, we found it important to introduce Mr. Barrett to the Pike County business community since he is new to the PMVB. In attendance were approximately 35 people who enjoyed listening to Mr. Barrett speak about tourism and the benefit of PMVB’s mission of marketing the Pocono’s. The Pike County Chamber of Commerce was excited to have Mr. Barrett as their speaker as it helped us gear up for the upcoming tourist season. "President of PCCC Jody Welsh thanked all of the business community for coming out to the monthly breakfast seminar and also thanked the community for welcoming Mr. Barrett to the PMVB. We are excited to see what Mr. Barrett will bring to Pike County this tourist season." As a reminder, the PCCC is a visitor’s center for Pike County tourists; in our office we have a large display of brochures and materials for the tourists when they come into town. If you have any questions about the PCCC visitor’s center – please call us at 570-296-8700 or visit www.pikechamber.com.

Photo – l-r : Kelly Gaughan, Esq., Andrew Seder from Senator Lisa Baker’s office, Pike Chamber President Jody Welsh, PMVB CEO and President Christopher Barrett, Pike County Commissioner Steve Guccini, Pike County Commissioner Matt Osterberg, Pike Chamber Director Norman Dexter, Pike Chamber 2nd Vice President Aaron May and Pike Chamber Treasurer DeWayne Haygood.

Pike Chamber Announces Tourism Seminar to Kick Off The Season at NEW LOCATION Jorgenson’s at the Dimmick Inn in Milford


Posted on May 12th, 2017
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to join us on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 7am to 8:30am at Jorgenson’s at the Dimmick Inn in Milford, PA at the light for our Tourism Seminar presented to you by the new President/CEO of Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau Christopher Barrett. The seminar this month will be sponsored by Jeff Bank who will give a short presentation prior to the start of the seminar.

During this seminar he will discuss with you the following: some information on his background & experience, the significance of tourism to the Pocono Mountains region, share profile of who are the visitors and what they do when they visit, discuss the branding being done to promote our destination, share new initiatives being implemented to grow the business and illustrate the link between tourism promotion and Economic Development.

Reservations are suggested for this event and are being taken today. The price is $10.00 for Pike Chamber members and $15.00 for non-chamber members. Please call today to reserve your seats 570-296-8700.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 570-297-8700 or email us at info@pikechamber.com. Hope to see you there!

Networking Event


Posted on May 9th, 2017
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce along with event sponsor Malibu Dude Ranch located at 351 Foster Hill Road in Milford, PA would like to invite you to a Networking Event on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. RSVP is requested.

Allan "Doc" Detweiler and his wife Phyllis are the happy Owners and Operators of the Malibu Dude Ranch. Malibu Ranch is an 800-acre ranch and an ideal location for family vacations, reunions, and anniversaries. It is also a venue for weddings and honeymoons, corporate events, school class trips, church or club activities, and place for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to earn merit badges. Ask about our group rates.

The luxury rustic main lodge features western décor with guest rooms on second level. The main floor houses the pioneer dining room, indoor heated swimming pool, game room, western outfitters shop, and Malibu Saloon with nightly entertainment. The Malibu Ranch also features 20 private cabins amongst the majestic oak trees, an intimate boat house on the lake, and chalet style rooms near the main lodge.

The Detweiler family takes special pride in keeping our western heritage alive and making Malibu Ranch a destination resort for children and families to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside while getting equestrian experience from our seasoned wranglers.

Everyone (members/non-members) is welcome to bring your friends and business associates along with plenty of business cards and take advantage of this event to network your business, organization or upcoming event! You will have many chances to make new contacts and get more business no matter what industry you are in. Making those important face to face contacts at this relaxing evening event is such a powerful and affordable marketing tool that can help your business grow.

Admission at the door is now FREE for Pike Chamber members or $10.00 for non-members. There will be complimentary appetizers, refreshments, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. If you would like to donate a door prize, please call ahead to let us know.

Door prizes are an easy marketing trick that allows the winner to take home something from your business with your contact information for future business to you. Some good examples of a door prize would be a gift basket/bag filled with things from your company ie: brochures, magnets etc. explaining what you do, maybe a nicely wrapped box of samples if you are a baker or candy maker, a gift certificate for breakfast/lunch/dinner attached to a bottle of wine or Perrier. Even if you can’t put together something from the office, pick up a bouquet of flowers and attach your business card to it; people will remember you.

PLEASE RSVP by e-mailing info@pikechamber.com or calling the Chamber office at 570-296-8700.

Pike Chamber Egg Hunt was Great Success!


Posted on Posted on April 18th, 2017
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 9th was a great success!

This Community Event was sponsored by the following local Pike Chamber member businesses: Milford Water Authority, May Brothers Landscaping, Lattimore Construction, Realty Executives of Milford, Walmart, Belle Reve Senior Living Facility and Davis R. Chant Realty. The Chamber wishes to thank the many local people that stopped by to donate candy to help fill the many eggs and baskets as well. The Chamber is very grateful for these generous sponsorships that helped purchase the extra needed supplies in order to keep it a free event for the community. The Pike Chamber is also very thankful to the following businesses who donated prize coupons as an extra surprise when some of the eggs were opened: Naked Bagel, Key Foods, Sweet Sweet Wonderland, Joey’s Pizza, Carini’s Pizza, Johns of Arthur Avenue and Lacquer Nail Bar.

The Women in Business Committee of the Chamber who runs the event that was held at the Little League Field Park in Milford, PA were so excited to see over 100 people come out to have an afternoon of fun. The face painting corner with Jeanne Calabrese who donated her time and painted whatever kids wanted from bunny pictures, Easter eggs, rainbows and more around kids’ faces was a huge hit. The Committee also greatly appreciated the following Delaware Valley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Students Karolina Baranowski, Kayli Caldwell, Anthony Gosch, Alyssa Harvey and Samantha Sodora as well as the others who volunteered their time to help the kids meet the Easter Bunny and have a fun egg hunt. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this another successful community event and we are already planning a bigger and better event for 2018.

For further information contact the Chamber by e-mailing info@pikechamber.com or calling the Chamber office at 570-296-8700.

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


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