Chamber News

Become a Member

Posted on March 18, 2014
Becoming a member of the Pike County Chamber provides your local business with many benefits and lots of exposure. It pays to join! Visit us at to view all of our member benefits and to download our membership application.

March NewsFlash

Posted on March 7, 2014
Our March NewsFlash is now available online! Keep up to date with all of our news and events. There’s always lots going on here at the Pike County Chamber! Visit us at to view our March NewsFlash, or to sign up for our e-newsflash to have our monthly newsletter delivered right to your Email inbox. It’s easy, it’s free, and it pays to stay connected!

Become a Member

Posted on February 28, 2014
Becoming a member of the Pike County Chamber provides your local business with many benefits and lots of exposure. It pays to join! Visit us at to view all of our member benefits and to download our membership application.

Unemployment Compensation 101 Breakfast Seminar

Posted on March 3rd, 2014

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will be continuing their Third Thursday Breakfast Seminar Series on March 20, 2014 with the topic of “Unemployment Compensation 101.”

Pike County Chamber reached out to the Pike County Workforce Development Agency and the PA Department of Labor & Industry who are working together on a seminar series of business topics throughout the year and unemployment compensation was one of the most asked about issues.

This important business seminar guides employers through the process of opening a UC Claim through the Department of Labor & Industry’s UC Service Center by an employee who has been separated from employment, permanently or temporarily, or is working less than the employers established full time work week. Important points we will explain include: what forms will the employer receive when a UC Claim is opened or reopened, and how will the information requested be used to determine claimant’s eligibility and protect the employer’s UC liability, what steps are taken by the UC Service Center to determine a claimant’s eligibility for UC Benefits, what issues does the UC Service Center consider in determining claimant’s eligibility, the employer’s right to appeal a Determination issued by the UC Service Center and Any additional forms the employer may receive related to Unemployment Compensation.

Our skilled professionals will be available to answer your questions and help you to better understand everything about the UC program.

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 Thursday, March 20, 2014.

It is $15.00 per person for Pike Chamber members and $20.00 per person for Non-members and you must RSVP to reserve your space by calling 570-296-8700 or e-mail no later than March 18th.

Pike Autism Support Services Joins Pike County Chamber to Promote Autism Awareness

Posted on February 28, 2014
The most recent new member to join the Pike Chamber is the PASS organization; also known as Pike Autism Support Services of NEPA, Inc. Members of the PASS Board attended a Pike Chamber Board meeting to take this photo and wanted to inform us that PASS was formed in 1996 by parents of families whose lives had been touched by autism spectrum disorders. They found strength in each other to face the daunting challenge before them.

The mission of the Pike Autism Support Services to empower, support and educate families and friends of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders by assisting and encouraging parents to be informed participants in their child's education and be effective advocates on their behalf. They are dedicated to provide support in addressing the social and emotional needs of family members who have been affected by autism and they are committed to educating the community regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders by raising public, professional and governmental awareness of the challenges families' face in the hopes that persons with autism may lead more fulfilling and independent lives.

PASS meets at 7:00p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at The Biondo Community Room, 221 Broad Street, Milford, PA - confirm location on their website. If you have any questions or would like more information about PASS or Autism Spectrum Disorders, please contact them at, or mailing address Pike Autism Support Services, P.O. Box 906, Milford, PA 18337.

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.

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