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Pike Businesses Minds Captured


Posted on May 28, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held their 2010 Signature Event on Thursday, May 20th at the beautiful Woodloch Pines Resort.  The #1 best selling business author on Amazon, Tony Rubleski, presented the keynote presentation to a room packed with local business people hanging onto his every word.  In addition to the dinner, an in-depth workshop was held the next morning at the Hampton Inn in Matamoras.

Here's what local business people are saying about the event:

"One of our new Marketing Consultants attended the Signature event with me.  She is already applying the insight she gained to her daily sales activities and finding it successful."  Matthew Dorcas - Local Sales Manager for Bold Gold Media Group.

"Fresh and revitalized approaches and ideas are the wrappers needed to maintain the edge and stand out as a yellow tulip in today's changing world.  Rubleski is on his game and on our side."  Carol Markwalter - Pike County Dispatch

"Attending the Signature Event was worth every penny and more!  Tony Rubleski delivered a dynamic presentation on how to bring more sales and customers through the door, and just as important, how to maintain customer base by implementing proven, common sense techniques.  Taking advantage of the many and varied programs the Pike County Chamber offers is essential to optimally running a business."  Mary Ann Butler from the Times herald-Record

"What a great opportunity this was for small businesses to gain new marketing ideas that would set them apart from their competition", said Ed Nikles, President of Ed Nikles Custom Builder.

"Tony's message was relevant to all business learning how to strive ahead in this new economy," said Pike Chamber CEO, Danielle Jordan. "He explained that everyone is a sales person, whether it is in your job description or not."

"Without the support of sponsorships this event could not have happened", said Jordan. "These local business sponsors are to be commended for helping other businesses by sponsoring educational programming." Major sponsors for this event were the Dime Bank, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Pike Light and Power and the Wayne Bank. Supporting sponsors were the Woodloch Pines Resort, PennStar Bank, and Bon Secours Heath System. Media sponsors are the Bold Gold Media Group, Best Western and the Pike County Dispatch.

For more information on future Pike Chamber events and educational seminars visit www.pikechamber.com.

Photos:
#1 Tony Rubleski and Ed Nikles, Sr.
#2 Tony Rubleski and PCCC CEO Danielle Jordan
#3 Tony Rubleski talks one on one with Ekaterina Pereyra, Marketing Assistant for Dime Bank at the seminar

Transportation With A Smile


Posted on May 26, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Pike County Taxi, which is based in Dingmans Ferry, PA.  Pike County Taxi is a family run business with over 35 years of experience in the ground transportation industry.
"Previously I owned a high end limousine transportation service in New York City", said Rocco Traverso, Pike County Taxi owner.  "We recognize that it is very important to provide superior customer assistance with friendly and helpful drivers, clean cars and prompt service.  Our business philosophy is to provide limousine service at taxi cab rates."
Pike County Taxi provides safe and reliable transportation on a short trip to the grocery store or a reserved trip to   the airport.  Their coverage area includes all of Pike and Wayne Counties with continuous service 24 hours a day and 7 days of the week.  For convenience, most major credit cards and debit cards are also accepted.
For more information or to schedule transportation service call 570-828-2222.

New Aroma’s in Milford


Posted on May 25th, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Scentchips, located in the Lumberyard Shops in Milford, PA.

“Recently, when I was looking for a new venture, I visited the Scentchips home store in San Antonio, Texas. I was very impressed with the product and thought it would be great fun to offer Scentchips in my hometown,” said Leah Meola, the new owner of the home fragrance store.

The Milford store is one of the first stores of its kind to open on the east coast. Scentchips is the original of the scented wax chips and there are 48 individual scents which can be mixed into custom blends, with the most popular mixtures pre-packaged. In addition, many different style burners such as electric, plug-ins and those used with tea lights are available.

A personalized scentchips blend makes for a thoughtful gift or housewarming present. Stop in today and make your world smell better!


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For more information contact the Chamber: info@pikechamber.com or call (570) 296 -8700

Bushkill Boarding Opens


Posted on May 6, 2010
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of Bushkill Boarding located on Milford Road in Bushkill, PA. 

Bushkill Boarding is under new ownership and is proud to be a "Home Away From Home" for your beloved pets (dogs, cats, birds and any other type of pet you love).  All of their furry guests are walked, played with, socialized (if they would like to make new friends) in a clean, friendly environment with a cozy place to sleep. This Pocono pet's vacation place also offers doggie day care, basic to advanced training classes for dogs of all ages and a pet "SPAW" service with gentle and experienced animal groomers.  In addition, pet supplies, premium pet foods, holistic products, snacks, toys, beds and much more are available.  Hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. Sunday drop off and pick-up can also be arranged.

"Come and visit our newly renovated Pet Vacation Place," said owner Rosemarie Sangiorgi .  "Our home is located on the premises, so we treat every pet like a member of the family in our home."

Bushkill Boarding looks forward to meeting you and your pets!  For more information call: 570-588-5001 or  visit  www.bushkillboarding.com.

L to R: Bushkill Boarding Groomer Diana Batson holding Mr. Jones Verne, Owner: Rosemarie Sangiorgi holding Angel (a three legged black poodle) and the Pike Chamber CEO Danielle Jordan holding darling Emma

Tony is coming!


Posted on May 3, 2010
Who’s Tony? And why is the Pike County Chamber of Commerce so excited that he’s coming to Pike County?

Just ask their CEO Danielle Jordan and she’ll happily tell you. “Tony Rubleski is a highly sought after speaker by chambers of commerce and business organizations all over the country… and he’s coming here… to Pike County! He’ll tell us first hand how to position our business marketing in this day and age.” Rubleski, a #1 best selling business author on Amazon, will address local businesses in Pike County on Thursday, May 20th at the Woodloch Pines Resort.

“Without the support of sponsorships this event would not be happening”, said Jordan. “These local business sponsors are to be commended for helping other businesses by sponsoring educational programming.” Major sponsors for this event are the Dime Bank, Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Pike Light and Power and the Wayne Bank. Supporting sponsors are the Woodloch Pines Resort, PennStar Bank, and Bon Secours Heath System. Media sponsors are the Bold Gold Media Group, Best Western, and the Pike County Dispatch.

In addition to the dinner, a two hour breakfast workshop with Tony Rubleski will be held the next morning, Friday, May 21st, at the Hampton Inn in Matamoras. Prices: Dinner $60, workshop $45 and combination discount package is $95. For more information, to see a video or to reserve a reservation online go to www.pikechamber.com. or contact the Chamber office at (570) 296 – 8700.

April 30th is Oprah's national No Phone Zone


Posted on April 30th, 2010
An excerpt from Danielle Jordan's letter to Oprah regarding the Chamber's participation in her No Phone Zone Program:

As the CEO of a Chamber of Commerce, your No Phone Zone campaign got me thinking about how many business professionals drive and hold "car meetings" or use their Blackberry's. So on April 30th, my Chamber of Commerce will be promoting your event. Every employee from our business membership that signs the pledge will be entered into a raffle to win a free ad for one year on our website. (Pikechamber.com) Thank you for all of the lives you are saving through this campaign!

Danielle Jordan ~ Now a No Phone Zone Believer

The rules are: Every employee that signs online http://www.oprah.com/questionaire/ipledge.html?id=4 can print the page and fax 570-296-3921 or email a copy of it to info@pikechamber.com. EACH employee will be put into the raffle to win the one year ad. (So if a business has 100 employees and they all sign that's 100 chances to win)

Thanks!

~ Danielle Jordan, CEO

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