Chamber News

Pike Chamber Supports Hospice

Posted on November 5th, 2020
KAQ Hospice Celebrates Move with Open House

MILFORD, PA, -- November 2, 2020 -- The Pike County Chamber of Commerce was pleased to attend an open house on Friday, October 9 at the new Milford location of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice at 200 Third Street in the borough.

“We look forward to being a more active and visible member of the community,” said Lee Ellison, Director of Marketing for the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. At the larger facility, the hospice which is also the home of the Milford area Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center, will host community education seminars, children’s bereavement workshops, group bereavement sessions and more.

Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice has served the community since 1980. Julia and Joseph Quinlan, pioneers of the Hospice movement opened the first hospice in Sussex County on April 15, 1980, the fifth anniversary of their daughter Karen Ann tragically slipping into a coma. The hospice started with money donated by the Quinlans from proceeds of a book and television film documenting their experience.

The Hospice expanded into Warren County, NJ on 1988 and in 2008 opened an office in Milford located on 315 West Harford Street. After several years the office relocated to 104 Bennet Avenue and is now housed at 200 Third Street. Hospice is not a place and hospice care is not just about those who are dying. Hospice is a comprehensive kind of care that focuses on living—it’s about living as fully as possible, surrounded by family and friends, up until the end of life.

The Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation is passionately dedicated to providing Hospice care for the terminally ill and bereavement counseling for those who have lost loved ones. Serving Sussex and Warren Counties NJ and Northeast PA; please call (800) 882-1117 to reach any services at either office. Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice is an independently owned hospice program and proud to be the preferred hospice provider for Newton Medical Center and area Atlantic Health Care System. The award-winning Home for Hospice is located in Fredon, NJ. The Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center is open to hospice families and the community for bereavement support, counseling and educational opportunities; it is located at 5 Plains Rd. in Augusta with satellite offices in Pike and Warren Counties. For hospice programs, events, and more information at

*Attached is a photo of Julia Quinlan, co-founder and CEO cutting the open house ribbon with Laura Quintiliani, Pike County Chamber of Commerce Board Member and Milford Mayor Sean Strub

Milford Thrift Opens & Cares

Posted on November 2nd, 2020
Pike Chamber welcomes new Milford business

MILFORD, PA, -- November 2, 2020 -- The Pike County Chamber of Commerce was on hand for a grand opening last month at the new Milford Thrift on East Harford Street. The Maltsev family loves nature and the outdoors and have been enjoying coming to the Poconos, Delaware Valley, Milford and Hawley for many years. Their family purchased a property in Dingmans Ferry 11 years ago and they have been visiting on weekends and during the summer ever since.

"Milford Thrift is a family owned thrift store that cares about the planet & our community,” said owner Max Maltsev. “We believe in reusing clothing and other accessories for the better benefit of the community. Our mission is to bring quality clothing and accessories to our community at bargain prices to enable everyone to dress well without worrying about the cost.”

The Maltsevs had a clothing and dry-cleaning business in New York City, but when the pandemic began it devastated their business and their family on a personal level. At that point, they made an easy decision to permanently move to Dingmans Ferry and establish their business in Milford.

“In time, we are hoping to move closer to Milford, and identify other ways of how we can make a living and contribute to this amazing community,” added the owner.

Feel free to stop in to see the beautiful array of items in their building at 214 East Harford Street in downtown Milford or call (646) 552-3728.

Chamber Updates, Distributes Pike County Visitors Map

Posted on July 9th, 2020
Chamber Updates, Distributes Pike County Visitors Map
New map brochures can be found at Milford Community House, various other locations

MILFORD, PA, -- July 9, 2020 -- The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is excited to introduce the new 2020 Visitors Guide Map brochure. This year the Chamber is partnering with the Delaware Valley School District (DVSD) Hometown Heroes banner program.

“Each year this brochure gets bigger and better and includes a walking tour of the Milford banners as an added highlight,” stated Tammy Savarese, Pike County Chamber of Commerce Outreach Coordinator.

The brochure includes the Chamber membership business directory, local history, waterfalls and more. Pick up your copy today at the Chamber office and Visitors Center at the Milford Community house or at one of the many local businesses displaying the map.
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is located at the Milford Community House, 201 Broad Street - Suite #2, Milford, PA 18337.

Remember, if you are a business and want to learn how you can display the map at your business or be in the next issue, contact your Chamber representatives at (570) 296-8700.

Chamber Welcomes New Board President

Posted on July 3rd, 2020
Chamber Welcomes New Board President

Cheryl Duquette brings years of community volunteerism, workforce experience to position
MILFORD, PA, -- July 2, 2020 --​ ​The ​Pike County Chamber of Commerce​ is pleased to​ ​welcome Cheryl
Duquette as its newly elected president of the board of directors. ​Duquette takes the new leadership role after serving as 1st Vice President and as co-chair of the Business Education Committee.

Duquette is the Director of Program Development for Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance where she has been employed since 2012. Duquette is also a graduate of Leadership Wayne and lives at Wallenpaupack Lake Estates. She has been a chamber board member since 2018 and expresses a sincere appreciation to her fellow board members for bestowing trust in her to help lead the Pike County Chamber of Commerce through these challenging times.

“It has always been my passion to connect as many people and businesses to the resources they need to ensure they have the tools to be the best they can be,” said Duquette. “The collaborative efforts of the board, its committees, staff and resource partners will assist businesses of all size and industry.”

"Building relationships with community and business partners is a key principle of the work of the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance. I am confident that Ms. Duquette, in her new role as President of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce, will strive to build and grow those relationships and the presence of the Alliance," stated Dr. Joann Hudak, Chair, Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance.
Duquette urges members of the business community and the community at large to stop in and visit the chamber office at 201 Broad Street in the Milford Community House or find out more about the services available to members at
About Pike County Chamber of Commerce
In order to support our goals and our mission, the Chamber continues to search for ways to provide more complete and up-to-date information, services, and benefits to Chamber members and the community. Becoming a Chamber member will provide an individual or business with benefits and advantages only offered to members. The annual investment by our members provides the funding necessary to continue and expand the many programs and activities that are designed to benefit local businesses, as well as the community.


Posted on July 2nd, 2020
Looking for a no-cost, no-pressure way to expand your business network? Come visit Best Western Inn at Hunt's Landing for the first Backyard Brochure Swap! Bring your car around back and meet other members of Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Trade brochures, business cards, and anything else you think would help with cross-promotion.

Wednesday July 8 from 11am-12pm.

If it rained recently, we will relocate to the tractor-trailer parking lot.

Venue info:

Pike County Goes Green Today

Posted on June 19th, 2020
Chamber supports businesses and organizations as they reopen to public

MILFORD, PA, -- June 19, 2020 -- Following months of stringent public health measures that led many businesses in Pike County to close their doors to the public, the Pike County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to mark this next phase in the reopening process today. Under Governor Wolf’s “Green Phase,” all businesses must follow CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines. This includes social distancing, universal masking and partial capacity for indoor dining.

“Resuming day to day operations to what is now known as the ‘new normal’ will not be an easy task, but we all stand together as Pike County moves into, and beyond, the green phase,” said Chamber President Cheryl Duquette. “The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is here to help.”

The Milford Community House, which also serves as Chamber headquarters and Milford Visitors Center, will reopen to the public on Saturday, June 27. Chamber office hours will be Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 201 Broad Street in Milford. The facility is in the process of implementing cleaning procedures and protocols to ensure compliance with all public health guidelines. Our employees will be available to help the business community as it navigates the coming weeks and months.

The Pike County Chamber of Commerce thanks the leadership of the Pike County Board of Commissioners as well as municipal, state and federal leaders during this crisis and commends everyone for working together to flatten the curve and return to business. To that end, the Chamber is proud to promote and adhere to the Pocono Promise, a voluntary set of guidelines for businesses and organizations throughout the Pocono Mountains.

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201 Broad Street - Suite #2
Milford, PA 18337

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