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					                                                                                  IMPACT      Monthly                                      September 2010 Vol. 39, NO. 9

                             Chamber Holds Annual Meeting
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on July 27, 2010 at Pocono Inne Town.

                            Ms. Daisy Gallagher of Gallagher & Gallagher, Inc. will serve as Chair. She is joined by Charles Niclaus,
                            Niclaus Engineering Corporation as First Vice Chair, Elizabeth Koster, Fitzmaurice Community Services,
                            Inc. as Second Vice Chair, Chris Kurtz, Homestead Land Services, Inc. as Treasurer, Dr. Robert Dillman,
                            East Stroudsburg University as Secretary, and Jamie Keener, Herbert, Rowland and Grubic, Inc. as Past

                      The newly appointed board of directors include: Michael Albers, Excel Storage Products, Inc., Doug Ather-
                      ton, North Penn Bank, Michael Baxter, Michael Baxter & Associates Commercial Real Estate, James
                      Becker, Access Office Technologies, Inc., Rich Berkowitz, Sherman Theater, Jere Dunkelberger, Dunkelber-
                      ger s Sports Outfitter, Frank Epifano, sanofi Pasteur, Thomas Ford, Smithford Business Lawyers, Donald
    Daisy Gallagher
   Chair of the Board
                      Hannig, Spread Eagle Associates, Bob Hay, Keller Williams Real Estate, Gary Hazen, John J. Riley, Inc.,
      2010-2011       Timothy Hegarty, Timothy Hegarty, CPA, Scott Henry, Martz Trailways, John Holahan, Liberty Homes
                      Custom Builders, Rob Howell, Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Brandon Igdalsky, Pocono International Race-
way, Michael Katz, R.J. Groner, Inc., Kathy Kuck, Pocono Medical Center, Mark Lasewicz, Harsco Industrial Patterson Kelley,
Kathy Mullins, Harry A. Mullins Insurance Agency, Allan Muto, ESSA Bank & Trust, William Prall, Murder on Demand, Mat-
thew Rumph, Pocono Family YMCA, Barbara G. Samet, Barbara G. Samet Real Estate, Conrad Schintz, Geisinger, Dr. Arthur
Scott, Northampton Community College, TomSforza, Best Auto Service Center, Inc., Mathilda Sheptak, United Way of Monroe
County, Steve Somers, Vigon International, Inc., William Skinner, ActionCOACH, Paula Testa, Blakeslee Home Improvement,
Inc., Marc Troutman, Met-Ed, A First Energy Company, Theresa Yocum, Community Bank and Trust Co., Donna Zlocki,
McDonald s Restaurant. Jack Wallie and William Wells are honorary board members.

Mr. Bruce Denlinger, Dr. Kimberly Filipkowski, and Ann Pilcher, retiring board members, were honored with Certificates of
Appreciation, and Jamie Keener was presented with the Outgoing Chairman Award. Mr. Joseph McDonald and Lynn Price,
also retiring board members, were not present.

 l to r Jamie Keener, Outgoing Chair ,                   l to r Jamie Keener, Bruce            l to r Jamie Keener, Dr. Kim Filipkowski,       l to r Jamie Keener, Ann Pilcher,
          Robert Phillips, IOM                         Denlinger, Robert Phillips, IOM                    Robert Phillips, IOM                        Robert Phillips, IOM

                                         In This Issue                                                                               GPCC
 Calendar of Events                        ...                                ... ..Pg. 2                                     Mission Statement
 Members in the News                          .....                           .     Pg. 3
                                                                                                                        Act as A Unified Voice of Business
 New Members                              .. .                              .     .Pg. 7
                                                                                                                         Dedicated to the Prosperity of all
 Business Card Exchange                          ...                       ...........Pg. 8                                          Commerce
 Women in Business    ...                                   .                .........Pg. 8                               Leading to the Enhancement of
                                                                                                                                 the Quality of Life
                                                                                                                       in our region and surrounding areas.
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                                                                             Chamber Holds Annual Golf Tournament
                      September 2010
                     Calendar of Events                                      Annual Golf Tournament Held at Great Bear Golf &
                                                                             Country Club.
September 2      ...Quality of Life
                                                                             The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce held their
                     10:00 a.m. GPCC
September 3 . ..Government Affairs Committee                                 annual golf tournament at Great Bear Golf & Country
                     8:00 a.m. - Stroudsburg Borough Office                  Club on July 26, 2010. Everyone who participated en-
September 8. ......West End Co mmittee                                       joyed outstanding weather, a challenging course, deli-
                     7:30 a.m. Western Pocono Community                      cious lunch and dinner, and the evening ended with tro-
                     Library - Brodheadsville                                phies and door prizes.
September 10       .Leadership Pocono
                     8:00 a.m. GPCC                                          The tournament was a four-man scramble and consisted
September 13       .Education Committee
                                                                             of three flights. The winners were:
                     Noon. JR s Grille - E. Stroudsburg
September 13 .....Business Card Exchange
                     5:00 p.m. Blakeslee Inn - Blakeslee                     1st Flight:
September 14       .Economic Development/Transportation                      Allan Roth
                    Committee                                                Mike O Shea
                     8 :00 a.m. GPCC                                         Mike Star
September 14       ..Women in Business Luncheon                              Richard Whelan
                     Noon Great Bear Golf & Country Club -
                     East Stroudsburg
September 16 . ...Leadership Pocono Alumni Association Fall                                           1st Flight Winners

                     5:00 p.m. - Willowtree Inn - Stroudsburg
September 17 . ...Environmental Committee                                    2nd Flight:
                     9:00 a.m. Pocono Raceway                                Rich Matos
September 20.........Energy Committee                                        John Gerlach
                     8:30 a.m. GPCC                                          John Procopio
September 21       .Business Development Committee                           John DeVivo
                     8:00 a.m. GPCC
September 21       .Women in Business Steering Committee
                     9:00 a.m. GPCC                                                                   2nd Flight Winners
September 27       .Finance Committee
                     8:00 a.m. GPCC
September 27 .......Executive Committee                                      3rd Flight
                     8:30 a.m.     GPCC                                      Ann Lamberton
September 28 ....Board of Directors                                          Jim Hendricks
                    8:30 a.m.     Location to be announced                   Deanna Schmoyer
September 29 ....HR Breakfast
                                                                             Tim Arenz
                    8:00 a.m.     Pocono Medical Center
September 30 ....Bizzy Awards
                    5:30 p.m.     Inn at Pocono Manor                                                 3rd Flight Winners

                                                                             Closet to Pin
                                                                             Michael Fritz
                 LEADS WANTED!!!!

      If you are aware of a new or existing                                                          Closest to Pin Winner

     business in the Greater Pocono region
       that might be interested in learning                                  Longest Drive
                                                                             James Mack
        more about the various benefits of
      chamber membership, please contact
        Audrey Bartkowski, Membership
           Director at 570-421-4433 or .                                                          Longest Drive Winner

                                                                                                                   Cont d on page 3

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Cont d from page 2
                                                                      Members in the News
A special thanks to our sponsors:                                                            General          Contractor-Turned-
                                                                                             Realtor Stanko Djuric joins Wei-
Silver Sponsors                                                                              chert Realtors Acclaim. Stanko
Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.                                                              Djuric, an insured general contrac-
PPL                                                                                          tor, has become a Realtor and
                                                                                             joined Weichert Realtors Acclaim.
Copper Sponsors                                                                              A specialist in residential sales, he
Advanced Business Equipment                                                                  serves Monroe County and sur-
Martz Trailways                                                                              rounding areas as a member of the
                                                                                             Pocono Mountain Association of
Bronze Sponsors                                                                              Realtors. Djuric is a 17-year area
Abeloff Pontiac                                                                              resident living in Henryville. He
Community Bank & Trust Co.                                                                   is a member of Our Lady of Victory
Pocono Medical Center                                                                        Church.
Small & Son, Inc. Insurance
                                                                      Kelly Walsh joins Weichert Realtors Acclaim. Experi-
I would also like to thank those who were hole sponsors               enced Realtor Kelly Walsh is the newest member of the
and prize donors.                                                     sales team at Weichert Realtors Acclaim. With four years
                                                                                                      of experience in residen-
Hole sponsors were: Advanced Business Equipment, Jo-
                                                                                                      tial sales, she serves cli-
seph M. Alu and Associates, Michael Baxter & Associates
                                                                                                      ents in Monroe County
Commercial Real Estate and Property Management, John
                                                                                                      and surrounding areas.
Blake for Senate, Citizens Savings Bank, Cramer s Home
                                                                                                      She is a member of the
Centers, Dan Smaglinski Water Line Lead Detection Ser-
                                                                                                      Pocono Mountain Associa-
vices, DES-Community Partners in Recycling, EHD-
                                                                                                      tion of Realtors. Walsh is
Insurance & Risk Management, ESSA Bank & Trust, Ex-
                                                                                                      a seven-year area resi-
cel Storage Products, LP, First National Community Bank,
                                                                                                      dent living in Albrights-
Friedman Electric, Herbert, Rowland and Grubic, Inc., Inn
                                                                                                      ville. She is a graduate of
at Pocono Manor, Kevin Kendall Agency-State Farm In-
                                                                                                      the Pocono Mountain
surance, Legacy Auction & Appraisal, Martz Trailways,
                                                                                                      Real Estate Academy.
McDonald s, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Northampton
                                                                                                      Her background includes
Community College, Pocono Medical Center, PPL, R.J.
                                                                                                      work as a bookkeeper and
Groner, Reilly Associates, Riley and Company, Represen-
                                                                                                      office manager.
tative Mike Carroll, Representative Mario Scavello, Repre-
sentative John Siptroth, sanofi pasteur, Senator Bob Mel-
low, Senator Lisa Baker, Senator Lisa Boscola, Senator                Catholic Social Services of Monroe County has an-
Pat Browne, Sordoni Construction Services, Strauser Na-               nounced the addition of three new members to its Advisory
ture s Helpers, Vigon International, Inc., and Young and              Board: Patricia M. Stys, Mary E. Trickel, and Dr. Nancy L.
Haros, LLC.                                                           Gabana-Wayes.
Prize donors were: AAA North Penn, Access Office Tech-
                                                                      Patricia M. Stys of East Stroudsburg, along with Sister
nologies, Inc., Advanced Business Equipment, Inc., Ameri-
                                                                      Marion Reiersen, is Co-founder of The Shepherd s Mater-
can Red Cross, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania,
                                                                      nity House. She worked as Assistant Personnel Adminis-
Cheeky Monkey, Dunkelberger s Sports Outfitter, First
                                                                      trator for The Bell System and also as a Flight Attendant
National Bank of Palmerton, First National Community
                                                                      for United Airlines. In sales, she worked as Sales Manager
Bank, Glenbrook Golf Club, Great Bear Golf & Country
                                                                      for Creative Advertising, Inc., and as Account Executive
Club, Inn at Pocono Manor, Lee Myles Transmission &
                                                                      for Air Express International. Locally, Patricia served as
Auto Care, Lehigh Valley International Airport, Man-
                                                                      Development Director for Fitzmaurice Community Ser-
power, Massage Academy, McDonald s, Niclaus Engineer-
ing, Red Lobster, Senator Lisa Baker, Shawnee Inn & Golf
Resort, Sherman Theater, Stone Bar Inn, Truly Italian,
                                                                      Mary E. Trickel retired from Middlesex County College,
and Verizon Wireless.
                                                                      Edison, NJ, where she served as Vice President of Finance
A special thanks to our golfers, Chamber staff and Great              and Operations. For her volunteer work, she was recog-
Bear Golf & Country Club who made this tournament a                   nized by the State of New Jersey as a Woman Who Has
success.                                                              Made a Difference. A graduate of Rutgers University, she
                                                                      received her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University
                                                                      and has taught at Marywood University. She lives in Price
                                                                      Township with her husband, Frank. They have resided in
                                                                      Pennsylvania for the past ten years. A volunteer with The
                                                                      Shepherd s Maternity House, Mary is also active at St.

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Bernadette s Church.                                                                         The Wilkins organization has 11 persons enrolled in the
                                                                                             required real estate courses to obtain a PA Salesperson
Dr. Nancy L. Gabana-Wayes of East Stroudsburg is a                                           license and are on their way to changing their careers.
board certified Emergency Medicine physician at Pocono                                       Ken Beharry, Al Grant, Jesse Rambo, and Richard Holmes
Medical Center, where she has practiced since 1991. She                                      are currently enrolled at the Pocono Real Estate Academy
is an instructor of Advanced Trauma Life Support, Ad-                                        and taking the required RE courses. They expect to gradu-
                                                                vanced Car-                  ate in the coming months.
                                                                diac     Life
                                                                Support, and                 Theresa Olsen, Kirk Olsen, Daniel Ortiz, Roy Deans, Chris
                                                                Pediatric                    Van Zilen, Jay Nucero and Timothy Schmon are currently
                                                                Advanced                     enrolled in online courses and expect to graduate within
                                                                Life    Sup-                 the next several weeks.
                                                                port.     Dr.
                                                                Gabana has                   Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associ-
                                                                served     on                ates offers real estate careers to all those individuals that
                                                                the Board of                 are either collecting unemployment or are looking for a
                                                                Directors of                 change in their current occupation. "This is not the first
                                                                The    Shep-                 group of individuals that we've helped get into the busi-
                                                                herd s Ma-                   ness, in fact, personally through the company, I have as-
                                                                t e r n i t y                sisted hundreds of people develop a career in the real es-
    L to r, Sister Vincentia Dorsey, I.H.M., Patricia M. Stys,  House since                  tate field." said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO. "Our trained
          Mary E. Trickel, Dr. Nancy L. Gabana-Wayes           its inception                 Managers are all pleased to help people readjust their
                                                               and is also a                 goals and watch them come true."
member of Pennsylvanians for Human Life. She is an ac-
tive member and lector at St. Matthew s Church. She and                                      The Gem and Keystone Brewpub is celebrating its
her husband, Philip Wayes of Wayes Construction, have                                        1st Anniversary during the month of September with
three daughters.                                                                             weekly menu specials, raffles and a chance to win a grand
                                                                                             prize provided by Ultra Diamond, located in The Crossings
                                                                                             Premium Outlets in Tannersville.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins &
Associates announced the hiring of 15 sales recruits for                                     For the entire month of September, the Gem will be offer-
their real estate company. Each of the individuals is ei-                                    ing a 12 oz. draft of a ShawneeCraft® Ale or Lager for
ther registered to take the required real estate courses                                     $1.00 when accompanied with an entrée. Each week a
online or the required real estate courses at the Pocono                                     different ShawneeCraft® variety will be offered under this
Real Estate Academy while others are ready to take their                                     promotion. In addition, with each visit, guests of the Gem
PA real estate exam.                                                                         will be entered into a drawing to win prizes ranging from
                                                                                             gift certificates and souvenirs to a pink sapphire and dia-
Michael Poalillo, Realtor joined the company through the                                     mond heart pendant valued at $399.00 from Ultra Dia-
coaching of the Wilkins & Associates Recruiter and is now                                    mond.
a licensed Realtor with the company. "Wilkins & Associ-
ates helped me get my real estate license by pitching in                                     The Gem s fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter can
and supporting me while taking the two courses. I then                                       expect special promotions in celebration of the brewpub s
just recently passed the real estate exam and am now                                         anniversary. These promotions will only be available by
ready to start my new career." said Poalillo. Poalillo, prior                                adding The Gem and Keystone Brewpub on the social
to joining the Wilkins organization, was involved in the                                     media websites Facebook and Twitter. These websites can
investment real estate business. He was sponsored by                                         be found at:
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associ-                                       (Facebook) or
ates.                                                                                        (Twitter).

Darlene Haese joined the Wilkins organization and is tak-                                    Known for offering epicureans all-natural and locally-
ing the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate "free" in-                                      sourced dining options in the Poconos, The Gem and Key-
houses courses. Haese is a licensed PA Salesperson.                                          stone Brewpub serves entrées with produce cultivated
                                                                                             from the Shawna Farm located on the Golf Island of The
Tyeace Brown has taken all the required RE courses,                                          Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. From the Gem s genesis,
passed the PA real estate exam and is waiting for her                                        there has been a strong emphasis on providing the highest
Salesperson license to come from Harrisburg. Brown will                                      quality food while using environmentally sustainable prac-
begin her Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate in-house                                      tices.
                                                                                             The slogan Beer from Here, Food from Near embodies
Camille Lamberson has just completed her real estate                                         the Gem s local-sourced vision. As a result of this vision,
courses at the Pocono Real Estate Academy and is sched-                                      the Gem serves ShawneeCraft® Ales and Lagers brewed
uled to take the PA real estate exam. Lamberson will also                                    on-property and established the Shawna Farm.
begin her in-house courses.

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A lot of great things have happened during the Gem s first                   and complete entrees, insuring that whether you need a
year in business. ShawneeCraft® Brewing s Pumpkin                            light appetizer to accompany your early evening cocktails,
Saison was named best of the season by Joe Sixpack of the                    or a savory dinner for a lovely evening out you will find the
Philadelphia Inquirer, numerous charities, including AW-                     perfect option at Liquid.
SOM and Hands-On, benefited from the Gem s beer din-
ners, and an apiary was established to assist in the polli-                  Liquid prides itself on offering a wide range of price points
nation of the Shawna Farm which expanded by 150% this                        for all of its menu items. This easily translates to an acces-
year.                                                                        sible, fine dining experience for all patrons and a degree of
                                                                             customer service not easily experienced elsewhere.
For more information or to schedule an interview
with management, please call Jeromy Wo, Public Relations                     For more information on Liquid Restaurant and Bar, in
Coordinator at: 570-424-4050 x1409 or e-mail:                                addition to photographs and a complete menu, visit                                                 

Good Shepherd Physical Therapy Stroudsburg re-                               LeTip of Stroudsburg will host a business mixer on
cently expanded into a space adjacent to its location at                     Tuesday evening, October 12th, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM
7400 Rt. 611, Stroud Commons, Suite 4, Stroudsburg. The                      at Liquid Martini Bar, 907 Main Street in Stroudsburg.
expansion adds more than 800 square feet of therapy space                    The mixer is open to all area business professionals who
to the facility. The new space will be used primarily as an                  are interested in learning how LeTip can increase their
occupational therapy suite, and it will house an additional                  revenue through qualified business leads.
exam room.
                                                                              LeTip of Stroudsburg is a tremendously economical adver-
Good Shepherd Physical Therapy-Stroudsburg offers a full                     tising and networking opportunity, said Jim Becker,
range of physical therapy, including services for orthopedic                 President of Access Office Technologies on West Main
and musculoskeletal injuries, back pain, hand injuries,                      Street in Stroudsburg. LeTip supplies your business with
work-related injuries, balance issues, arthritis, stroke and                 an economical yet professional sales force.
post-joint replacement rehabilitation. Occupational ther-
apy services are also available.                                             LeTip of Stroudsburg provides a venue for members to
                                                                             increase their professional network and expand each
Good Shepherd Physical Therapy-Stroudsburg is open                           other's businesses. The program emphasizes building rela-
Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and                        tionships, creating alliances and developing public speak-
Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., with additional hours avail-                  ing skills; all of which empower members and help create
able by appointment. To schedule an appointment or for                       an environment for business success.
more information, call 570-421-6110 or visit                                                   Those interested in attending are welcome. Please RSVP
                                                                             to Sonia Wolbert at (570) 424-4100 or visit us at
Liquid Restaurant & Bar proudly announces their new
customer loyalty program as a special thank you to their                     Pocono Raceway announces 2011 schedule. Race fans
patrons who have made Liquid Restaurant & Bar the lead-                      will have to wait an extra week to see NASCAR Sprint
ing dining and drinks experience in the Pocono Region.                       Cup Series racing at Pocono Raceway in 2011. Due to a
Customers who register for the card at the restaurant re-                    number of changes in the 2011 Sprint Cup schedule, both
ceive gift certificates based on spending levels achieved                    Sprint Cup races at Pocono have been moved back one
during their visits.                                                         week. The 30th annual Pocono 500 is scheduled for June
                                                                             12 and the 38th annual Pennsylvania 500 is scheduled for
 We have developed a loyal following of patrons, who come                    August 7. In 2010, the Pocono 500 was won by Denny
again and again, explains Troy Nauman, owner of Liquid                       Hamlin and the Pennsylvania 500 was won by Greg Biffle.
Restaurant & Bar. As we approach our one year anniver-
                                                                             The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, which made
sary in October, I wanted to develop a way to say thank                      its debut at Pocono Raceway in 2010, will return to Pocono
you to all of those customers whose support have made us
                                                                             on August 6 for the Pocono Mountains 125. Elliott Sadler
the success we are today.                                                    won the inaugural Camping World Truck Series race at
                                                                             the Tricky Triangle by less than half a second over Kasey
The new customer loyalty program joins a number of other                     Kahne.
exciting developments at Liquid Restaurant & Bar includ-
ing a new logo, live music on Wednesday evenings by Jim                      The ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and
Roberti, and upcoming live performances throughout the                       Menards will also be part of the schedule for both of Po-
fall by the Pocono Duo.                                                      cono Raceway s Cup race weekends. The ARCA Racing
                                                                             Series will run on June 11 and will join the Camping
Liquid s extensive martini and wine list feature exclusive                   World Truck Series for a racing doubleheader on August 6.
drink combinations and wine selections only available at
                                                                              The later dates are ideal for Pocono Raceway, said Race-
Liquid. The eclectic food menu features both tapas options                   way President Brandon Igdalsky. The June date will al-

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low more families to attend since most schools will be on                   applicable taxes.
summer recess.
                                                                            The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort s Mid-Week Golf Es-
All ticket renewals for 2010 ticket holders will be emailed                 cape includes accommodations in a standard room at The
by August 19, 2010. Those ticket holders who do not have                    Shawnee Inn or Delaware Lodge (based on availability),
an email account will be sent a hard copy via mail. A num-                  one 18-hole round of golf on a combination of Shawnee s
ber of payment plans are available for fans renewing their                  three distinct nine-hole golf courses (Red, White and Blue),
tickets for 2011. Discounts on Grandstand Tickets and                       where 24 of the 27 holes located on a private island in the
Ticket Insurance are also available. For more information,                  Delaware River; and a golfers breakfast in the Buckwood
visit or call the Pocono ticket office at                 at The Shawnee Inn.
1-800-RACEWAY (1-800-722-3929)
                                                                             There s plenty to enjoy (besides gloating over these signifi-
                                                                            cant savings) while on property. The Tillinghast Golf Acad-
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins &
                                                                            emy and the lighted Tillinghast Approach Course, a nine-
Associates announced Dominick J. Sacci, Senior Vice
                                                                            hole, par three layout, accent the resort s amenities for
                        President/General     Manager
                                                                            golfers. Access to the Approach Course, a perfect after din-
                        has been promoted to the posi-
                                                                            ner activity for all family members, is complimentary to
                        tion of President. The promo-
                                                                            the resort s overnight guests.
                        tion was part of a presentation
                        held by Better Homes and                            The resort features three dining establishments: River
                        Gardens Real Estate at the                          Room Restaurant, The Gem and Keystone and The Bis-
                        popular destination, Desaki in                      tro. Other activities include mountain biking, or hiking on
                        Swiftwater on August 12th.                          the scenic Appalachian Mountain trails, canoeing, rafting,
                        The entire Wilkins organiza-                        kayaking, fishing, indoor pool, fitness room, tennis, profes-
                        tion attended in addition to                        sional theater, and Spa Shawnee and Salon.
                        the Honorable Mario Scavello,
                        Robert     Uguccioni,   retired                     To book the Golfers Mid-Week Escape at The Shawnee Inn
                        PMVB Exec Director, Beverly                         and Golf Resort, call 800-SHAWNEE (742-9633) or 570-
                        Hay, PMAR Assoc Exec and                            424-4000, or visit
Robert Albanese, V.P. Strategic Services with Better
Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC.

Sacci started with Wilkins over 16 years ago in the posi-                                                      Shelby Sharp joins Bet-
tion of PA Salesperson. He took the required courses and                                                       ter Homes and Gar-
passed the required State examination to become an Asso-                                                       dens Real Estate Wil-
ciate Broker. After that, he was responsible first for open-                                                   kins & Associates, an-
ing the Wind Gap office in 2001 and then the Easton office                                                     nounces Dominick J.
in 2002, which was an acquisition of Greentree Real Es-                                                        Sacci, the company s
tate. Sacci since that time has been involved, along with                                                      President.
Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, in a number of acquisitions and
roll-in transactions.                                                                                        Shelby is originally from
                                                                                                             New Jersey and has
Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, "To have Dominick at the                                                        lived in Penn Estates for
helm makes me feel very confident that we will be able to                                                    the last six years. She
ride out the current real estate market, prepare for the re-                                                 graduated from the Po-
growth of the company with our new model and continue                                                        cono Real Estate Acad-
to be the driving force we've been for so many years in Po-                 emy on June 28, 2007 and was recruited by Dennis
cono real estate for a long time to come."                                  Mooney, the firm s Associate Broker/Recruiter.

Sacci, originally from New Jersey, grew up in Mt. Pocono                    Personally, Sharp worked in the accounting department of
where he resided for 20+ years. Sacci was home-schooled                     Prudential Financial and is currently pursuing a degree in
and is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Busi-                     accounting at the Northampton Community College. When
ness Management from Northampton Community College.                         she is not working or studying Shelby enjoys attending
                                                                            garage sales, walking and shopping.
Sacci resides in Effort with his wife Sylwia and their 2
year-old son Sebastian.
                                                                            Pocono Mountains East High School is holding a golf
                                                                            tournament in memory of Ed Gleason & Herman Martens
                                                                            on Thursday, September 9th at Mt. Airy Lodge Golf
Golf season is in full swing and The Shawnee Inn and
                                                                            Course. Shot gun start is at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per
Golf Resort is offering great value on midweek
                                                                            player which includes prize, snacks & dinner. All proceeds
golf. Guests who stay at the resort any mid-week night
                                                                            benefit the Pocono Mountains East Boys Basketball
(Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) from now through the
                                                                            Booster Club. For more information and reservations, call
end of golf season will pay $99 per night for their room,
                                                                            Claire Garcia at 570.460.5787 or Steve Gleason at 570.
one round of golf and breakfast the next morning, plus
                                                                            656.6761 no later than Friday, September 3rd.
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Welcome New Members
The following new members are not listed in the 2009-2010 Membership Directory & Buyer s Guide.
Please be sure to add this page to your copy of the Directory.

Alfred Benesch & Company                    Sears Hometwon Store/RASU
George M. Horas, PE, Division               Sales Inc.
Manager                                     Ray Saunders
1550 Pond Road, Suite 201                   900 Business Drive
Allentown, PA 18104                         Suite 111
610-439-7066                                East Stroudsburg, PA 18302
610-439-6349                                (LOC)Meadow Lake Plaza
Edible Arrangements #228                    Retail
Matt Moore
923 North 9th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(LOC)Route 611, just south of Stroud

Kerry Burke
5440 Cherry Valley Road
Saylorsburg, PA 18353
Cleaning Services

Mixtura Hair Studio
Madeline Anderson
1655 West Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Beauty Salons-Cosmetology

Polish American Consortium
Group, Inc.
Anita Pekala
4 North 6th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Travel Agencies

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Business Card Exchange                                                                   Women in Business
                                                                                         The August Women in Business luncheon, sponsored by
The Business Card Exchange held on Monday, August 9,
                                                                                         Cherilynne Harrington of First National Community
was hosted by ESSA Bank & Trust Corporate Office on
                                                                                         Bank, was held outdoors at Grace Park Seniors Living
Palmer Street in Stroudsburg.
                                                                                         Well. Kathy Ertle of Ertle Subaru, gave a very informative
Everyone in attendance had a chance to sample the differ-                                presentation on Autos 101 Kathy Hill of Access Office
ent Shawnee CraftBrews and wines and pairing them with                                   Technologies won the 50/50 drawing which she donated
various delicious appetizers, while networking with other                                back to the scholarship fund.
Chamber members.

                                                                                              August Women in Business Luncheon at Grace Park Seniors Living Well

  August Business Card Exchange at ESSA s corporate office in Stroudsburg
                                                                                         The September luncheon will be at Great Bear Golf &
                                                                                         Country Club, sponsored by Pennstar Bank. The topic will
                                                                                         be Improving Women s Health With Technology pre-
                                                                                         sented by Pocono Medical Center.

                                                                                         For more information on upcoming WIB lunches, to donate
                                                                                         a door prize, or to sponsor a luncheon, please contact
                                                                                         Miriam Conway at 570.421.4433.

        Don t Miss This Opportunity!
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             Commerce is now offering                                                          Sponsorships Available
          advertising space on its web page                                                          for 2010!
      ¨ Affordable Advertising                                                                    Please contact
      ¨ Special Features Offered!                                                               Pat Metzgar at the
      ¨ Receive Over 100,000 Visitors!                                                        Chamber at 570.421.4433
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       the Chamber at 570.421.4433

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  Executive Committee
  Daisy Gallagher - Chairman of the Board
  Charles Niclaus - First Vice Chairman
  Elizabeth Koster - Second Vice Chairman
  Chris Kurtz- Treasurer
  Dr. Robert Dillman - Secretary
  Jamie Keener - Past Chairman

  Robert Phillips - President/CEO
  Patricia Metzgar - Vice President, Operations/Development
  Audrey Bartkowski - Membership Director
  Miriam Conway - Executive Assistant
  Georgia Strunk - Office Assistant

 Board of Directors
     Michael Albers                          Timothy Hegarty                  Conrad Schintz
     Doug Atherton                           Scott Henry                      Dr. Arthur Scott
     Michael Baxter                          John Holahan                     Tom Sforza
     James Becker                            Rob Howell                       Mathilda Sheptak
     Rich Berkowitz                          Brandon Igdalsky                 Steve Somers
     Gene Dickison                           Michael Katz                     William Skinner
     Jere Dunkelberger                       Kathy Kuck                       Paula Testa
     Frank Epifano                           Mark Lasewicz                    Marc Troutman
     Kathy Ertle                             Kathy Mullins                    Jack Wallie
     Thomas Ford                             Allan Muto                       William Wells
     Donald Hannig                           William Prall                    Theresa Yocum
     Bob Hay                                 Matthew Rumph                    Donna Zlocki
     Gary Hazen                              Barbara G. Samet

 IMPACT                                                 Visit us at

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Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
556 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2093

Phone: (570) 421-4433
Fax: (570) 424-7281
URL: http://www.greaterpocon

 The Voice of Business in the Poconos

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