Chamber News

Pike County Chamber of Commerce Introduces New Pike County Visitors Map

Posted on February 28th, 2019
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce a new and improved Pike County Visitors Guide map. This map could not have been created without the help from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and the amazing talent of James Levell

“I am very excited to be able to present this new addition to the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center” said Jessica Black, Pike County Chamber of Commerce President. “Our new Visitors Center at the Milford Community House has seen upwards of 700 visitors some months and we hand out hundreds of brochures promoting our County. This map has so much information encompassed in one piece”.

We are pleased to showcase our Pike County Chamber membership in a directory broken down by category for easy reference; its businesses are named instead of trying to reference by numbers. It represents all of Pike County including the Lake Wallenpaupack area, Route 739 Corridor, and a large pull out of The Historic Village of Milford. This map checks all the boxes for us. The map includes notable history of Pike County, beautiful pictures, and information on the local waterfalls, "one of our top five questions that we get at the Visitors Center" stated Black.

Our new Pike County Map is available now at the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center located at 201 Broad Street, inside the Milford Community House and will also be distributed to the various Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau locations and businesses throughout the region. Pick one up today! For more information on the Pike County Chamber of Commerce please call 1-570-296-8700 or visit

Pike Chamber Celebrates Pike Fitness Center's GRAND RE-OPENING!!

Posted on February 1st, 2019
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed back Pike Fitness Center as a new member and celebrated their Grand Re-Opening with new owners whom were the previous owners; Regina & Don Hubbard.

Pike Fitness Center is a full-service gym offering fitness classes, cardio and strength training equipment. Services range from general orientation to intensive personal training. Regina and Don are seasoned physical therapist and the prior owners of Pike Physical Therapy and Fitness Center. They sold the fitness portion in 2015 and the physical therapy division in 2017. However, in September, 2018 they had the opportunity to resume ownership of the fitness facility. Damien Roche, the former owner remains with us as an instructor, personal trainer and consultant. They saw a community need to expand the fitness services and upgrade the equipment of this facility. Since they are one of three major fitness centers in the area, they felt the need to preserve the personal community spirit focused on health and wellness of our local community

Their mission at Pike Fitness Center is to encourage healthy lifestyles and wellness of our members through fitness and comprehensive programs. They started this facility to transition and challenge our members to achieve their individual goals at highest level of performance. They wish to enrich the quality of their lives with greater endurance, strength and functional abilities no matter what age. They strive to be the place their members chose to work on their personal fitness goals and to engage in social interaction with those who share the similar values.

Their mission is to fulfill the goals of their members and to have a positive impact on their lives with a creative fitness experience. Guidance and encouragement is their obligation to create a personalized place to elevate their physical well-being. Regina & Don will provide the facility and personnel to deliver the best possible fitness arena with equipment and classes. They strive to be acknowledged as the community's most unique and respected wellness resource. Pike Fitness Center wants to be the best part of your day, every day. Because fitness can change lives!

The cost of membership has been reduced, new equipment has been obtained and an ever-expanding array of classes are being introduced to meet the demands of their members. Silver Sneakers offers three classes but many others are also available. Membership includes all classes.

They are open 6 days a week. M-F 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sat. 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Boot Camp Sat. 6:00 am to 8:00. Stop by and visit them at 1346 Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry, PA across from the Ding-Del School. 570-686-9496.

Pike County Chamber’s Women in Business Committee Host “Women’s Professional Clothing Day”

Posted on January 10th, 2019
The Women in Business Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce proudly announce they are hosting a Women’s Professional Clothing Day to be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing graciously donated some space to help us hold our event to help assist future women in business and women professionals in need on their pathways to success!

From now until February 1st, 2019 the Women in Business Committee (WIB Committee) will be collecting clean, gently worn items such as skirts, jackets, pants, blouses, shoe, jewelry or pocketbooks (no undergarments or hosiery) which needs to be pre-cleaned prior to drop off. The five drop off locations for donations are as follows: The Pike County Chamber of Commerce offices at 201 Broad Street in Milford, Wayne Bank (Milford Branch Only) at 111 West Harford St. in Milford, Pike County Public Library at Milford Branch on 119 E. Harford St. in Milford or the Dingman Township Branch at 100 Bond Court (Log Tavern Road) in Milford, Davis R. Chant Realtors at 2483 Route 6 in Hawley and Pike County Radiology & Lab at 750 Route 739 in Lords Valley, PA.

Once all items have been collected, they will be sorted for the Women’s Professional Clothing Day to be held at The Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing on February 9th from 12p.m. noon to 4p.m. If you or anyone you know is in need of professional clothing for a current of future job interview or a new job, please feel free to stop by and see what is available in the many sizes of clothing that will be offered.

We would like to thank Bold Gold Media and local members of the community for helping to spread the word on collecting donations and letting area women know they can come in February 9th for the Clothing Day at The Best Western In at Hunt’s Landing. For more information on the Pike County Chamber of Commerce or the Women in Business Committee, please do not hesitate to contact us at 570-296-8700 or

Pike County Chamber Holds Dinner to Induct New Directors and Install New Officers

Posted on January 8th, 2019
On January 22, 2019 (snow date January 29th) the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Installation Dinner and General Membership Meeting where they will induct new Directors and install the new slate of Executive Officers for 2019. The ceremony and dinner will be at The Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA. Any person(s) or business wishing to attend must please call and make a reservation at 570-296-8700 or email The fee for this wonderful dinner and dessert is $40.00 for Pike Chamber members and $50.00 for future members and will begin at 5:30p.m. Must RSVP by January 17th.

The newly installed President will be discussing the organizations goals for 2019 that we believe will provide value to our members and to the business community. The Pike Chamber exists to bring you more business; create better connections, make our member’s businesses more visible and develop community leaders.

In order to support those goals and our 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 by our members provides the funding necessary to continue and expand the many programs and activities that are designed to benefit local businesses, as well as the community.

We would like to thank our sponsors The Dime Bank and Paul M. Brislin, E.A. for their support. Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting the Chamber by phone or email.

For more information about attending the dinner or joining the Pike County Chamber of Commerce please call 570-296-8700, or visit

Pike County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee Host PEEC Event for Pike County Teens!

Posted on October 23rd, 2018
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce (PCCC) Women in Business Committee hosted an event for Pike County teens at the Pocono Environmental Education Center on Saturday September 22, 2018.

“We wanted to create a Teen/Mentor Team Building Experience which will be the first in a series of similar Junior Leadership Academy events. Our hope is to hold them at different hosting locations and include teen girls from the Pike County school districts”, said Jessica Black, Pike County Chamber of Commerce Vice President and Women in Business Committee Chair.

The program was offered to ten girls who were chosen to take part based on their submission as to why they would like to participate in this Teen/Mentor Team Building Experience. Each student was paired with a mentor for the day. The group hiked into the woods to locate the obstacles they were going to face, and one by one, in some cases two by two, completed the morning course.

During lunch Fausta Phelan, a Certified Professional Coach, provided a few Leadership Tools and Tips. She spoke about leadership as it pertains to young women with emphasis on confidence. After lunch it was back out to the woods for the second half of the obstacle course. One of the mentors, Nicole Hammer of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, stated, “I’m not sure if we were mentoring the girls or they were mentoring us as they were all so smart and wise beyond their years. Such a beautiful group of girls both inside and out.”.

The Women in Business Committee couldn’t have held this program without the help of the volunteers, mentors and staff of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce along with the generous support from: Jim Gifford Paving And Trucking (our largest sponsorship), Wayne Bank, Paul Brislin EA, Fausta A. Phelan CPC & ELI-MP, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Affordable Inspections, Roaringbrook Abstract, Safe Haven, Dye Hard Salon, Tamara Chant, Green Trees Learning Center, Jo Ann and Robert Laplace, Ann G. Seman, Beauty Creations Salon and Spa, Lacquer Nails, Pike County Public Library, Kelly A. Gaughan Esq., Lackawanna College, Ski Big Bear, Costa’s Family Fun Park, Lori Phillips, The Dime Bank, Jenn Murphy Fitness, Bekirov Disposal, Tine’s Captured Moments, and PEEC.

“We firmly believe that developing future leaders is a fundamental function of an effective Chamber of Commerce and we’re very excited that our Women in Business committee organized this mentoring program”, said Derek Bellinger, President, Pike County Chamber of Commerce. “We aspire to develop community leaders and we also appreciate the generous donations from the many businesses who helped make this event possible and, in particular, wanted to thank Jim Gifford Paving And Trucking who made a very substantial contribution that nearly covered the entire cost of the event”.

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee invite all women who are interested in more information about the committee to contact them. If you would like additional information on how to become a member or if you would like to sponsor one or more of their events, please contact Lee Ann Camarero or Jessica Black at the Chamber office by calling 570-296-8700 or emailing

Pike Chamber of Commerce Celebrates New Member Retirement Funding Solutions

Posted on October 10th, 2018
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the Grand Opening of their newest member Retirement Funding Solutions with Carol Ryan. Carol was introduced to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage over 12 years ago, she realized the reverse mortgage has the ability to secure a seniors retirement and add a quality of life. She enjoys taking the time and listen to what they want for their future and find the best solution for each person because each of us are different and want different solutions long term and short term. For more information on how Retirement Funding Solutions can help you, please call Carol at 1-631-926-8086 or email her at

Pictured is Carol Ryan in middle to right of the flag holding her certificate with members of the Board of Directors with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce

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