Chamber News

Couture Edible Designs Joins the Pike County Chamber of Commerce

Posted on February 28, 2014
Moreen Pinto is the Owner of Couture Edible Designs and personally makes each and every intricately detailed treat. She recently became a member of the Pike County Chamber to launch her business and make her dream come true.

Moreen started doing crafts and baking things for her kids and their friends when they were really little. But, her true passion for cake decorating didn't start until many years later when she received an adorable request from a very young neighbor named Emily Jacobs. She called to ask if Moreen would be willing to make a wedding cake for two of her animals that were getting married...stuffed animals that was. How could she turn down the cutest request ever. This was going to take some research on her part as to how to do certain techniques, but that didn't deter her. Who knew that one phone call from a little girl (at the time) named Emily Jacobs could put Moreen’s future on a whole new and exciting path. That day was over 12 years ago.
Many years had passed and she continued to do cakes and desserts for my family and friends as a hobby while her kids were growing up, all the while dreaming of someday turning this hobby into a dream of owning her own shop. In this time her Dad (who continued to be her biggest fan) would ask when was she going to start her own business, to which she gave her standard reply of...someday Dad, someday and he would just smile. Then one October day in 2012 he added something that changed everything. After she replied…someday Dad, someday, he added yea? Well, I just hope it’s within my lifetime. Right there I thought what the heck was I waiting for? I’m 50 years old, my kids are grown and out on their own and have an EXTREME passion for decorating cakes…if not now, when? Moreen decided right there and then that she was going to start the process of not only fulfilling her dream of owning my own shop, but my dad's too.
Her dream became a reality when Moreen became licensed and open her own business/shop called Couture Edible Designs. It was such a proud moment not only for her, but for her entire family and friends who have been and supported Moreen throughout this entire journey. Moreen truly believes everyone deserves a custom cake designed just for matter the budget. Bringing smiles to family, friends and customers faces over 15+ years later is what continues to drive her passion to create the most unique and custom cakes for them.
Couture Edible Designs can make and design all kinds of cakes of all shapes, sizes & designs, specialty desserts, one/two bite goodies, cookies, cake truffles (pop with sticks or without), chocolate truffles plus much more for any occasion. Her passion is cake toppers.
Moreen encourages everyone to come and check out her work on my facebook page For more information, questions or an appointment you can email or call her directly at 845-264-0385.

National Chain Store Aaron's Opens in Matamoras and Joins Pike County Chamber of Commerce

Posted on February 28, 2014
Many of the Pike Chamber Board of Director attended the Grand Opening of national chain store Aaron's in Matamoras, PA. Aaron's has been around since 1955 and offers a wide variety of furniture, electronics, appliances, computers and more. Aaron's, Inc. is a national leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, has more than 1,800 Company-operated and franchised stores in 48 states and Canada.

Founded in 1955 by entrepreneur R. Charles Loudermilk Sr. and headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's has been publicly traded since 1982. In 2009, Aaron Rents re-branded to Aaron's, Inc to bring the company in line with the same name that all stores now operate under. Over 55 million households across North America know and trust the Aaron's name.

Aaron's is an industry leader in serving the moderate-income customer, offering affordable payment plans, quality merchandise and superior service. Aaron's has been responsible for many of the industry's most successful and innovative marketing, operational and manufacturing programs. As an Aaron's customer you can count on a low price guarantee on every item, no delivery charges, being automatically pre-approved, choose your payment terms, pay your way, 120 days same as cash and extra discounts services and benefits with Aaron's ServicePlus.
Matamoras store manager Gregory Ritz has been with the Aaron's family for over 10 years and would love for you to stop by and say hello and check out what his store has to offer you. Aaron's is located at 111 Hulst Drive, Matamoras, PA next to the movie theater. For directions or more information please call 570-491-5402.

The Pike County Chamber recently celebrated the Grand Opening of new member Jenni Bakes 4 U

Posted on February 28, 2014
Jenni Bakes 4 U received her license and launched in December of 2013. Baker and Owner Jennifer Wallace has been a Wilton cake decorating instructor for years, and all along have been baking tasty treats for family and friends. This was the next logical step. Her cookies have now been sold at health food stores, farm markets, several local craft fairs and ordered from contact information on my website.
She loves the idea of a special treat for everyone that is affordable. A cupcake or a special cookie can really bring something wonderful to any occasion. Jenni can provide monogrammed or personalized cookies for a wedding or shower, cupcakes in your special color or theme for a birthday, or any just make any holiday celebration have that special touch. Jennibakes4u can make cookie favors for your event. Need cookies for your daughter’s party? A princess theme? I have just the perfect “princess gown” cookies for your party. Your son is going off to college and you want to send him a special set of cookies to say that you are thinking of him? No problem... Want to reach out to that special client? Look no further - her cookies let someone know that you care!
Jenni also teaches classes. She offers Wilton Cake decorating classes at the AC Moore in Newton, NJ and does custom classes for scouts, parties, or anyone who wants to learn to decorate!
Jenni’s specialty cookie is a soft mild gingerbread, and paired with her icing, you have a winning combination. Each and every cookie is made just for you, and individually packaged and heat sealed for freshness. For more information or to place an order you can visit her website is, or "like" her on Facebook! Need a cookie? Cupcake? Just give Jenni a call - 908-887-8241.
Photo - members of the Pike Chamber's Women in Business Committee surround Jennifer Wallace of Jenni Bakes 4 U holding some of her famous gingerbread cookies!

Membership Promotion

Posted on February 21, 2014
Attention! The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is announcing its first membership promotion for 2014! Whether you're a new member to the Chamber or a current member, don't miss out on this opportunity to earn extra months of FREE membership! Visit us at for more details and information on how to take advantage of this phenomenal promotion!

VENDORS/SPONSORS WANTED for Community Expo & Job Fair

Posted on February 24, 2014
The Women in Business Committee of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Community Expo & Job Fair on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The last Expo was a great success not only with many vendors, but also with public attendance and we have added a Job Fair for 2014.

We will have plenty of space for vendors with the event being held at Delaware Valley School in Milford, PA. There is FREE admission to the public from 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Attendees can visit the many vendors representing various businesses, civic & non-profit organizations, restaurants, artisans and more. Food and refreshments will be available to purchase also.

The area business people and local consumers are encouraged to attend so come out with the entire family to this wonderful neighborhood event to collect valuable information and meet and see the many area businesses and organizations that make up this wonderful community we live and work in.

With the large location at DV School, we are looking for more booth vendors to showcase your business/organization. Applications are now being accepted by members, non-members, clubs, artisans, restaurants, healthcare facilities, banks, home-based businesses, realtors, home improvement companies, recreational services, civic or non-profit organizations etc. Also, if your business is looking to hire, this is a wonderful opportunity that shouldn’t be missed!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to promote & market yourself or upcoming event. Event Sponsorships are available. Get application by calling 570-296-8700 or visit

Pike Chamber Announces First 2014 Membership Promotion

Posted on January 17th, 2014
New members can get an additional six months for free and current members can get an additional three months up to a year membership for free!

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce’s current Member Promotion is that from now until March 31, 2014 if a business joins the Pike Chamber and pays in full, they will get an additional six months membership for free along with all of the other benefits. If a current paid Pike Chamber member in good standing brings in a new member of equal or greater annual membership investment value, the current member’s membership will extend for another three months. So that means if a current member brings four new members, they can get a free membership for one year!

Local Chambers are an extremely valuable resource for business planning, making business connections, marketing, and promotion to assist with sustainability and growth. Taking advantage of such resources from your Chamber membership can make a significant difference in a business operation.

The Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst– a common vehicle through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the community. A better community means better business conditions, and we work for a better community for everyone. That’s why we do what we do and now is a great time to band together and grow. A greater membership makes more options available.

A stronger Chamber means more services for our members. An increase in membership will result in more flexibility when it comes to adding on additional programs and services for our members. A larger Chamber means better networking. Obviously, for every new member that we have, that's one additional business that will read your press release in the newsletter, see your ad on our Web site, meet you at business card exchange and find your services in our membership directory.

Members will each have their own reasons for joining but some of the benefits that Pike County Chamber does for its members are connections to new customers/clients through networking, low-cost advertising, tools to increase profits, business consulting, exposure, lobbying and advocating on behalf of businesses, promoting areas businesses and working on economic development projects in the region. Member businesses range from realtors to financial planners, retail shops to art galleries, restaurants, at home consultants, physicians and lawyers; but we all share a common goal of making Pike County a viable place to do business.

Membership is what makes a Chamber of Commerce. Members provide the ideas, the drive, the goals, the funds and the voluntary services to keep the Chamber doing what it does through your participation. Joining your local Chamber of Commerce shows a sign of quality and commitment. The Chamber would not be what it is today without the dedication and support of our membership. The staff can come and go but the membership is the constant that keeps the ship afloat.

Membership investment dues are based on business categories. You can find out the various categories on the member application. To get a member investment application please visit our website, call Chamber President Paul Brislin at 973-293-3018 or call the Pike Chamber office at 570-296-8700.

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