Chamber News

PCCC 18th Annual Community Awards Banquet

Posted on October 11th, 2012
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is holding its 18th Annual Community Awards Banquet on Friday, November 2nd 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 12 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 is Aileen Kolvenbach, Outstanding Business of the Year is River Rock Inn and the Outstanding Volunteers of the Year are Jean & Tom Hoff.

The price of the dinner is $30.00. The deadline for reservations is October 29th 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.

Women's Empowerment Event

Posted on October 2, 2012
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce's Women in Business Committee invites you to their Women's Empowerment Event proudly sponsored by CellularOne of Northeast PA and Pike County Light & Power. All are welcome to attend on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at the PMVB Welcome Center on Lake Wallenpaupack.

Bring a few friends to this casual but exciting Ladies Event. You will have fun, get relaxed and just unwind from your busy week with other area women while enjoying great food, checking out some beautiful jewelry and personalized bags & gifts, maybe partake in a mini-makeover and photo session to update your Facebook photo or business card and more! There will also be a cash bar, 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

There will be mingling and eating while you walk around and enjoy some of the vendors including Vantel Pearls, Thirty-One Bags & Gifts, lia sophia jewelry, Red Cross, Wells Fargo Bank, Hampton Inn, Scentsy Wickless Candle Products, Primerica and Safe Haven just to name a few. Then we have our Guest Speakers who will discuss & have demonstrations and mini workshops on Self Defense by Isshinryu Karate, Dressing for Success by Denim or Lace, Health & Wellness by Dr. Susan Cunico and Money as a Business Tool by Marcia Guberman, VP Commercial Loan Officer at The Dime Bank with information for you to learn to incorporate into your home, work and family. Then we will continue to network and make new friends.

Reservations are required by calling 570-296-8700 and the entry fee is $25.00 per person for Pike Chamber members or $30.00 per person for non-members. If you are interested in being a vendor, you need to pre-register & send payment to hold your space. Vendor space is limited, first come, first served and fee is $20.00 for booth plus entry fee if eating for Pike Members or $30.00 for booth plus entry fee if eating for Non-Members. Please call for vendor requirements if interested. We hope you can make it!

Networking Event/Business Card Exchange at the Hotel Fauchere

Posted on September 17th, 2012
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce and the Hotel Fauchere would like everyone to welcome the start of Autumn while taking this opportunity to network your business, organization or upcoming event. This event is sponsored by the Hotel Fauchere. Bring your friends and business associates along with plenty of business cards to make new contacts and get more business no matter what industry you are in. Making face to face contacts at this Networking Event is a powerful and affordable marketing technique that can help your business grow.

This networking opportunity will be held at the Hotel Fauchere in Milford, PA on Broad Street on Wednesday, September 26th from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Admission at the door is $5.00 for Pike Chamber members or $10.00 for non-members. There will be a cash bar, hors doeuvres, 50/50 raffle and door prizes! Donating a door prize is a quick & easy marketing idea. If you would like to donate a door prize, please call ahead to let us know. We hope to see you all there.

For more information call 570-296-8700.

Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Posted on Saturday, September 15th
Come out and support the Annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Saturday, September 15th at the Delaware Valley Middle School Gym
Rts. 6 & 209, Milford, PA.
9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

Your one pint of blood can save up to three lives!

Take one hour of your time make a lifetime of a difference for others!

Help us reach our goal - You can make it count!

Thank you and hope to see you tomorrow. 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

This is the tenth year that the United Way has teamed with the American Red Cross, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and Pike County Commissioners for the 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive.

The only requirements are you must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, and have identification with you.

Walk-Ins are welcome.

How to Develop a Presence on the Internet & Earn Income - Pike Chamber’s September’s Seminar

Posted on September 7, 2012

This event has been cancelled - we apologize for any inconvenience

Almost daily the Pike County Chamber of Commerce hears about small businesses who are suffering through this difficult economy and the decline of their commerce and sales. Some businesses are losing a core of customers who are tourists; others who are not retailers are losing them to a slow-down that has infected virtually all levels of businesses everywhere. Under these circumstances, how does one look to increase customers and clients? Positioning your business on the Internet is one solution and, it is much easier than you might think. With just several items that are easy to learn, a Pike County business could develop a whole new set of customers on the internet.

The Seminar is entitled: “Don’t Be A Victim – How to Develop a Presence on the Internet and Earn Additional Income”. This is part of the Pike Chamber’s “Third Thursday” seminar series and the following are some of the items that will be discussed: Examples of businesses that add new classifications of buyers, both large and small, Building a website in one hour and maintaining it for very little money (like $59 per year!), This website could and should be for a different audience than your present website -- if you currently have one, Classifications of selling: Business-to-Business vs. Business-to-Consumer sales and even Business-to-Government (B2G) - each has its own potential and clientele, Understanding the purchase of lists – just how specific can they be?, How to use a combination of a dedicated website and direct mail for maximum effect, Identifying market niches from public & Internet-based data sources as well as much more. Feel free to ask questions.

This is open to the community on Thursday, September 20th at 7:30a.m. at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras, PA. Pike Chamber Members are $15.00 per person and Non-Members are $20.00 per person which includes a terrific breakfast buffet. You must R.S.V.P. to reserve your seat by calling 570-296-8700.

Pike Chamber Secures Top Business Sponsors for Toomey Event

Posted on August 6th, 2012
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the local area businesses realize what a great event the Chamber is hosting by showing their support with top event sponsorships. The following businesses have confirmed sponsorships: Pike County Light & Power as Platinum Sponsor, Wayne Bank and The Dime Bank as Gold Sponsors, Biondo Investment Advisors and Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Inc. as Silver Sponsors and Rodgers-Olver-Polley Insurance and Lackawanna College as Bronze Sponsors. The following media sponsors include The Milford Journal, Bold Gold Media and the Pike County Dispatch.

The Signature Event for 2012 is a wonderful dinner with the keynote speaker United States Senator Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania. Since joining the Senate in 2011, Senator Toomey has distinguished himself as a leader on economic, financial services and budgetary issues, striving to restore fiscal discipline to Washington and economic opportunity for all Americans. Among other things, Senator Toomey introduced a 10-year balanced budget proposal that received more votes in the Senate than any other budget plan in 2011, and he has successfully helped cut federal red tape for local communities and job creators in Pennsylvania through his Had Enough? constituent services program.

Senator Toomey previously served in Congress as a member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District, where he championed economic growth and fiscal discipline. In fulfillment of his three-term pledge, he retired from the House in 2004. In addition to his public service, the senator has also served as president of the Club for Growth, owned and operated a small restaurant chain in the Lehigh Valley, and worked in the financial services industry.

Senator Toomey’s discussions will focus on the business of the United States Senate, current economic conditions, options for resolutions relating to unemployment, taxes and also balancing the budget.

The Community is invited to attend this gala evening which will take place at the Woodloch Pines Resort in Hawley, PA on September 6, 2012. Cocktails at 5:30p.m. with a sit down dinner at 7:00p.m. Individual dinners are $75.00 per person or you can take advantage attending the Special Pre-Dinner VIP Party and Photo Opportunity with Senator Patrick J. Toomey for an additional $50.00.

For more information, to become a sponsor or make reservations contact the Chamber office at (570) 296 – 8700 or online at

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