Chamber News

The Pike Chamber presents the first annual “Pick of the Patch” Pumpkin Decorating and Auction and other Family activities

Posted on September 19th, 2018
Do you appreciate art and want to show your Halloween/Harvest spirit? If you’re looking for a great way to let your creativity flow, start early by joining in on a business pumpkin decorating and auction with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Calling all businesses who are looking to creatively celebrate Halloween/Harvest, support the community and help the Chamber advertise your business.

All Pike County businesses are encouraged to participate in what hopes to be a fun and annual event. Starting on September 28th, the first 20 Pike County businesses that stop in to the Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s new offices at 201 Broad Street in Milford, PA will receive a complimentary pumpkin to take and decorate. All pumpkins must then be returned back to Pike Chamber offices no later than October 19th. Your creatively designed pumpkin will then be on display online and at the Chamber offices and available for viewing and bidding. Online Facebook bidding will begin on October 20th, just post your bid, or you may stop by the Chamber office to bid in person up until October 31st. Also, the public is invited to come for the final viewing on Wednesday, October 31st between 5:00p.m. and make any final bids. Any proceeds from the “Picks of the Patch” silent auction of these unique and one-of-a-kind pumpkins will go towards continued local community and business outreach. #ChamberConnectsCommunity #ChamberConnectsBusiness

Also on October 31st, the Chamber Volunteer Board of Directors will also be on hand at the Milford Community House property giving out candy to trick-or-treaters, a special guest will host a mysterious story time corner, there will be a spooky coloring station and also other ghostly treats and refreshments available. The Milford Garden Club will also be displaying the winners from their Scarecrow Contest. Winners of the “Picks of the Patch” Silent Auction will be notified afterwards to claim their new Halloween Décor.

For more information please contact the Pike County Chamber offices at 570-296-8700, or

The Chamber aspires to bring you more business, make better connections, make you more visible and develop community leaders.

Youth Leadership Breakfast Seminar

Posted on July 17th, 2018
All Are Invited to Attend Youth Leadership Breakfast Seminar on Thursday, July 19th.

RSVP to 570-296-8700 or

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Announces a Partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber

Posted on June 29th, 2018
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce today announced a partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. In 2018 the Pike County Chamber of Commerce made several commitments to the community including the commitment to identify and pursue partnerships that your Chamber believes will provide value to our members, to the business community and to future members.

As we move forward in executing actions to keep our 2018 commitments, we are pleased to announce this exciting new Chamber partnership. The Pike County Chamber is excited to now begin partnering with the Greater Lehigh Chamber of Commerce and we believe this partnership will bring additional resources and expertise to our community. Pike Chamber President Derek Bellinger said “We believe that Pike County will benefit from the experience and expertise of partnering with a best practice Chamber and by partnering with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber, our members and future members will have access to greater resources and expertise.” “We are excited to work with the great team at the Greater Lehigh Chamber.” Marlyn Kissner, Executive Vice President of the Greater Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, who will be a key resource in the new partnership stated “We are very excited to support the Pike Chamber as we serve and help the businesses and communities in Pike County.”

Through this partnership, the Pike Chamber continues to operate as a separate entity and continues to have a separate local Board of Directors, separate budget and make local decisions, however through this partnership, the Chamber can provide and call on additional resources from one of the largest Chambers in the entire country. We can now bring these resources to Pike County to assist our members and our community.

We expect that there may be additional opportunities for our local businesses, who are looking to expand into a larger footprint, to find new opportunities and connections. Your Pike County Chamber aspires to help you create better connections and bring more business and this partnership is a vital part of the vision of how to meet those objectives. 570-296-8700.

June 12th, 2018

Posted on Pike Chamber’s State of the County Dinner a Success!
On June 7, 2018 a crowd of nearly 150 people, including elected officials, business leaders and others with an interest in Pike County, came together to enjoy a great dinner at Woodloch Pines for the Pike County Chamber’s “State of the County Dinner”. The State of the County Dinner was a wonderful, informative Chamber event bringing passionate leaders together to promote the successes of Pike County with a close eye on the path to a prosperous future.

Some of the key topics that speakers covered included an update from the Pike County Commissioners, a Pike Chamber update, what’s new in economic development, real estate, education and tourism. Special thanks to all of the presenters who included: Mike Sullivan, Executive Director of the Pike County Economic Development Authority, Matt Osterberg, Chairman of the Pike County Commissioners: Superintendent Dr. John Bell of Delaware Valley School District; Dr. Jay Starnes, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Wallenpaupack School District; Heather Piperato, Director of Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg School District; Allan Hetkowski CEO of the Pike Wayne Realtors, Ron Schmalzle President & Chairman of the Hotel Tax Board & Owner of Ski Big Bear & Costa’s Family Fun Park and Chamber President Derek Bellinger. As we look to the future of Pike County we are pleased to report about and learn more about the many exciting initiatives.

The Pike County Chamber would also like to thank our Sponsors who helped make this event possible. Thank you to our Gold Sponsors Wayne Memorial Hospital, The Dime Bank, Bold Gold Media and John Chrin for Congress; our Silver Sponsor Pike County Light and Power/Corning Gas; and our Bronze Sponsor Wayne Bank.

For more information on the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, please do not hesitate to visit, email or call 570-296-8700. Stop by and visit our NEW Pike County Chamber Visitor Center open seven days a week at 201 Broad Street (at the light) in Milford, PA.

Opening of Community House - Pike County Visitor’s Center and Home to Community Organizations

Posted on April 27th, 2018
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau announced today that a historic revival is nearly complete. The 1812 former residence of the Pinchot Family is again front and center in Milford and will now serve as a Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau-sanctioned, Pike County Visitors Center.

The new facility located at 201 Broad Street is already open to the public five days a week, and between Memorial Day and Columbus Day will be open seven days a week. Community funds, a LSA Grant and great effort on the part of many residents and organizations have made the new renovation and new designation possible. Pike County Commissioner Matt Osterberg said that the building “has a new life following a period of decline since the library moved across the street to its new location. It is exciting to see the old building fresh and renewed as a central place in our community.”

The historic property will also serve as home to several community organizations including the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, the Pike County Economic Development Authority, Pike County United Way, the Pike County Autism Support Center and the Greater Pike Community Foundation. The revenue from the rents from these non-profits will act a stream of income to help maintain the building’s excellent condition. Further, using the space for community organizations is part of the legacy as the building was given for community services by the Pinchot family.

Not only will the building be used as a visitor’s center but, it will be used for many planned events including community and social events. The conference room is available for not-for-profit activities, by reservation only. Further, the building solves a difficult problem of providing local area visitors with restroom facilities. The new soon-to-be completed visitor’s center will have the restroom facilities open to the public as the warmer weather will bring many visitors to Pike County. We believe the visitor’s center will be a prominent community resource that will be beneficial to our downtown businesses and all of Pike County, guiding visitors to shop and dine locally, and providing direction to businesses and services.

In phase one of the renovations, while all the structural work has been completed, some additional work remains as all displays have not yet been installed. The building owner, The Milford Community House, anticipates phase two of renovations will begin sometime next year. We’re excited that the office is fully operational and is stocked with brochures and information about local venues and sights in Pike County. Already, the building has new life; come in for a visit. If you haven’t already, please consider joining the Pike County Chamber of Commerce to be part of this new venture and contribute to the success of not only this historic building but the county you work and live in. We look forward to having you visit! For more information please do not hesitate to contact us at or 570-296-8700.

Spring Business Networking Event in Milford!

Posted on April 25th, 2018
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce along with event sponsor Weichert Realtors Ruffino Real Estate located at 406 West Harford Street, Milford, PA would like to invite you to a Networking Event on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:00p.m. RSVP is suggested.

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!

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.

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

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 or calling the Chamber office at 570-296-8700.

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