Chamber News

Do You Like to Golf? Then Tee Off With Pike Chamber & Builders

Posted on September 12, 2013
Sign up now for the Annual John Gouse Memorial Golf Outing to be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at Woodloch Springs Golf Course. Join your local business associates, neighbors and community members at this fun golf outing which includes a grand buffet lunch and awards.

Co-Sponsored by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and the Pike County Builders Association, the outing is held in memory of John Gouse who served as a Director on both Boards and was a very active community volunteer. Both organizations honor his memory by raising funds for scholarships given in his name.

We welcome all individual golfers, foursomes and sponsors to register no later than September 25, 2013. Please contact the Pike Chamber at (570) 296-8700 or today.

Insurance Benefits Seminar – All Are Welcome

Posted on September 4, 2013
The Pike County Chamber proudly announces they are hosting an Insurance Benefits Breakfast Seminar open to individuals, members, non-members, and businesses. Pike County Chamber endorses the ChamberChoice product portfolio which was established in 1992 by Pennsylvania Chambers of Commerce. The program has continued to evolve to meeting the growing demands of individuals and businesses like yours. ChamberChoice makes quality health care and employee benefits, business insurance, and energy purchasing solutions available to Chamber Members. The team at ChamberChoice has a long-standing track record of helping members enhance their existing benefits portfolio.

Mary Spicher from ChamberChoice will be the Guest Speaker at our upcoming breakfast on September 19, 2013 to discuss the many benefits of ChamberChoice including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, business insurance and energy savings to name a few. Mary has over fourteen years of experience working in the healthcare industry. She takes a collaborative approach to helping clients create quality benefits solutions to meet their business needs. She values building strong client partnerships and looks forward to discussing the many benefits of ChamberChoice with the Pike County community.

To learn more about the advantages of ChamberChoice, please join us on September 19th at 7:30a.m. at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA. Member fee is $15.00 per person and Non-member fee is $20.00 per person which includes a grand buffet breakfast. We ask that all attending please RSVP by September 17th calling the Chamber at 570-296-8700.

Recognition of Areas Top Volunteers

Posted on September 4, 2013
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is holding its 19th Annual Community Awards Banquet on Friday, October 25th at The Best Western Inn at Hunt's Landing in Matamoras, PA. It is hosted by the Chamber in partnership with the Service Organizations throughout the area.

The Awards Dinner is held each year to provide a forum to honor those volunteers and volunteer organizations throughout the community whose vital contribution adds so much to the quality of life in the Pike County area.

This year approximately 10 non-profit organizations will be on hand to honor their own and to showcase their commitments toward the worthwhile work that each does. The Pike County Chamber itself presents three awards: Chamber Director of the Year, Outstanding Business of the Year and the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

Open to the public so all are welcome to join the festivities; the price of the dinner is $30.00. The deadline for reservations is October 18th and can only be made by calling the Chamber office at 296-8700. We can not accommodate walk-ins. The evening's festivities begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00pm followed by dinner at 6:30p.m.

Come out and help us honor the volunteers of Pike County and support these very important organizations.

If your organization would like to recognize your top volunteer and would like to join us, please contact Lee Ann at 570-296-8700 before September 13th.

Pike County Builders & Chamber Swinging For Scholarships

Posted on August 13, 2013
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and the Pike County Builders Association are joining together once again to host the Annual John Gouse Memorial Golf Outing. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Woodloch Springs Golf Resort and includes a grand buffet lunch.

John Gouse passed away suddenly on Father's Day in 1999, leaving behind his wife Sharon and two daughters, Kendra and Sarah. He was an active community volunteer and was especially devoted to the American Red Cross and the March of Dimes. John was also a Board Director in both the Pike County Builder's Association and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Both organizations honor his memory by raising funds for scholarships given in his name.

This wonderful event is open to the public with a fee of $110 per person and reservations are required by September 25, 2013. Corporate sponsorships and t-signs are also still available at reasonable fees. Please contact the Pike Chamber at (570) 296-8700 or

Pike County Chamber “Member Only” Seminar on Gas Lines in Pike County

Posted on July 29th, 2013
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will be continuing their Breakfast Seminar Series on August 6, 2013 with the topic of “Kinder Morgan’s Northeast Upgrade Project”, with Guest Speaker Mr. Allen Fore, the Director of Public Affairs for Kinder Morgan.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is proposing to expand its Tennessee Gas Pipeline (Tennessee) in order to increase natural gas deliveries to the growing Northeast markets. Through its Northeast Upgrade Project, Kinder Morgan plans to enhance Tennessee’s existing 300 Line and associated facilities to provide for additional natural gas transportation.

The Tennessee Pipeline, which supplies many areas of the country with plentiful and inexpensive energy, is owned by Kinder Morgan Corporation. They are often asked to adjudicate numerous concerns of many, often conflicting, interest groups. Our seminar will look at understanding the needs, the pressures, options and strategies that make those often difficult decisions workable and the current status of the project and how this affects the local and national economy.

At Kinder Morgan, Allen manages public affairs, government relations, and community relations activities for existing company assets and major expansion projects. Allen has more than 25 years of experience in law, government, public affairs and public relations at the local, state, and national levels. Before joining Kinder Morgan, Mr. Fore was a Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications company. Mr. Fore has served in the Bush Administration and was an assistant attorney general of Illinois and general counsel to the lieutenant governor of Illinois. Mr. Fore was a Ronald W. Reagan Scholar and earned his B.A. degree at Eureka College. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University.

Held at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA, the program begins promptly at 7:30a.m. with breakfast ready at 7:15a.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. This “Member Only” seminar is $15.00 per person for current Pike Chamber members and you must RSVP to reserve your space by calling 570-296-8700 no later than August 5th.

Summer Networking/Business Card Exchange – All Are Welcome!

Posted on July 26, 2013
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce along with networking sponsor Pike Physical Therapy & Fitness Center on 1346 Route 739 in Dingmans Ferry, PA wishes to invite the public to a wonderful Summer Networking Event. The Networking Event takes place at the Pike Physical Therapy & Fitness Center on Tuesday, August 13th from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. The Center will be showcasing their newest addition to the Center – their Endless Pool for Fitness & Aquatic Therapy. Aquatic therapy has proven to be highly effective at treating chronic pain, improving functional mobility, and increasing range of motion. Come see for yourself and talk with the certified staff.

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. Door prizes are needed; if you would like to donate a door prize, please call ahead to let us know. The prizes make it an exciting evening along with the 50/50 raffle.

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; be creative and people will remember you.

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

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