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					Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce
Stroudsburg, PA




Executive Committee
Bruce Denlinger - Chairman of the Board
Matthew Connell - First Vice Chairman                                                                                                                                                                                               July 2003 VOL. 31, NO. 7
John Casella - Second Vice Chairman
Bob Hay - Treasurer
Denise Manhart - Secretary
Joseph McDonald - Assistant Secretary
Jamie Keener - Assistant Treasurer                                                                                     Chamber Hosts Annual Youth Appreciation Day Luncheon
Barbara Samet - Past Chairman
                                                                                                                       The Pocono Mountains Chamber of
Staff                                                                                                                  Commerce honored ten area high school stu-
Robert Phillips - President/CEO                                                                                        dents at its Youth Appreciation Day Luncheon.
Coral Washburn - Vice President/Communications Manager                                                                 More than 100 people attended the annual
Patricia Metzgar - Office Administrator                                                                                event, which was held at the Clarion Hotel in
Angela Nixon - Membership Director                                                                                     Stroudsburg. The theme for this year's event
Parviz Alasty - Business Development Specialist
                                                                                                                       was "Overcoming Challenges."
                                                                                                                             Sponsored by the Chamber's Education
Board of Directors                                                                                                     Committee, the luncheon is unique because it
Kristina Anzini      Karen Goumakos       Kathleen Mullins    Linda Seliger                                            recognizes those students who are not neces-
Paul Canevari        Donald S. Hannig     Charles Niclaus     Jack Wallie                                              sarily the top athletes or scholars but who have
Denise Cebular       Gary Hazen           Jane Niering        Gail Warner                                              overcome significant challenges to achieve
Larry Crimi          Robert Hillman       Nancy V. Perretta   Bill Wells
Gene Dickison        Donna Houser         Ann Pilcher         Frank Wirth                                              success. Students were nominated by school
Robert Dillman       Tim Kelly            William Prall                                                                guidance personnel.
Frank Epifano        Chris Kurtz          Lynn Price                                                                       Students honored at the luncheon includ-
Kim Filipkowski      Eugene Leblond       Frank Revitt                                                                 ed Lindsey Mesmer, East Stroudsburg High
Andy Forte           Victoria Mavis       Michael Riley
                                                                                                                       School-North; Kahshann Providence, East
Daisy Gallagher      Gregory Menio        Isaac Sanders
John Gerlach         Chuck Motson         Paul Schuchman                                                               Stroudsburg High School South; Brandon
                                                                                                                       Rode, Monroe Career and Technical Institute;
                                                        JENAGRAPHICS                                                   Katie Neuweiler, Monroe County CareerLink;
  Design and On-Demand Full Color Digital Printing by                                                                                                                     Students honored at the Youth Appreciation Day Luncheon are, first row,
                                                                                                                       Sarah Trentacoste, Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High
                                                                                                                                                                          from left: Bash Hudson, Kahshann Providence, Kim Stewart, Katie
                                                                                                                       School; Katie Monahan, Pleasant Valley High
                                                                                                                                                                          Monahan, Brittany Cameron. Second row: Sarah Trentacoste, Katie
                                                                                                   PERIODICALS         School; Mickel Barnum, Pocono Mountain
                                                                                                 POSTAGE PAID AT                                                          Neuweiler, Lindsey Mesmer, Mickel Barnum. Third row: Brandon Rode.
                                                                                                                       East High School; Bash Hudson, Pocono
                                                                                               STROUDSBURG, PA 18360   Mountain West High School; Kim Stewart,               Honorees received gifts donated by Bushkill   the guest speaker at the luncheon. Linda
                                                                                                                       Stroudsburg High School; and Brittany Maria        Falls, Citizens Bank, Citizens Savings           Whidden of Monroe County CareerLink served
(USPS 380-890)
Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                       Cameron, Wordsworth at Shawnee.                    Association, East Stroudsburg Savings            as Chairperson for the event.
556 Main Street                                                                                                                                                           Association, First National Bank of Palmerton,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360-2093
                                                                                                                                In This Issue                             Loews Cineplex Stroud-7, M&T Bank, Nazareth
                                                                                                                                                                          National Bank, Odd-Lot Outlet, Inc., Penn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Route To:
Phone: (570) 421-4433                                                                                                      From the Chairman................Pg 2
FAX: (570) 424-7281                                                                                                                                                       Security Bank & Trust Company, Pennstar
E-Mail: info@poconochamber.net                                                                                             The Homestead Inn,                             Bank, PNC Bank, Pocono Community Bank,                           __________
URL: http://www.poconochamber.net                                                                                          Restaurant of the Month........Pg 4            Pocono Family YMCA and Wayne Bank.
                                                                                                                           Membership Anniversaries ...Pg 5               Representative Mario Scavello presented each                     __________
Printed on recycled paper.
                                                                                                                           Welcome New Members........Pg 6                recipient with a $100 savings bond.
“Promoting Prosperity in the Poconos”                                                                                                                                         Joseph Raven of Raven Entertainment was                      __________

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Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce                                                                                              IMPACT July 2003   Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce                                                                                     IMPACT July 2003




From the Chairman of the Board                                                                                 July 2003
                                                                                                           Calendar of Events                        Welcome New Members                                Country Club of the Poconos Hosts
                                                       Two new ad hoc committees have been                                                                                                  continued
                                                   established to address both an immediate
                                                   and a long-term concern. The building com-
                                                                                                   July 1…Women in Business Steering
                                                                                                           Committee
                                                                                                                                                     Teneo Corporation
                                                                                                                                                     Otto Bohnenberger
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Business Card Exchange
                                                   mittee, chaired by Karen Goumakos, will                     8 a.m. - PMCC
                                                                                                                                                     701 Main Street
                                                   look at our long-term needs and make rec-       July 2…..New Member Breakfast                     Suite 307
                                                   ommendations on what we need to do with                    8 a.m. - PMCC                          Stroudsburg, PA 18360
                                                   regard to the type of facility we need and      ………..Quality of Life Golf Tournament              570-422-7999
                                                   where it should be located.                                1 p.m.- Skytop Lodge                   570-422-7990
                                                       The other ad hoc committee, chaired by      ………..Membership Committee                         bohneno@teneocorp.com
                                                   Daisy Gallagher, will address health care                 4 p.m. - Nazareth National Bank         www.teneocorp.com
                                                   with particular emphasis on ever-increasing     July 7…Legislative Committee                      CONSULTANTS - BUSINESS
                                                   health insurance rates and the adverse                    8 a.m. - PMCC
                                                   impact it is having on business expenses.       July 8…..Culinary Committee
                                                   The goal is to make recommendations to                    4 p.m. - PMCC
                                                   our local representatives at both the local     ………..Leadership Pocono Steering
                                                                                                                                                     TimBear Consulting
                                                                                                                                                     Timothy Wallace
                                                   and national levels on how to curb the rising              Committee                              HC1, Box 15J
                                                   cost of health insurance.                                  8 a.m. - PMCC                          Swiftwater, PA 18370-9736
                                                       In my position as Chairman, I have had      …….…Women in Business Luncheon                    570-895-4306                                       More than 120 Chamber members and             The July Business Card Exchange is
                                                   the fortunate opportunity to work even clos-               Noon - Northampton                     570-895-4307                                       their guests gathered at Whispering       scheduled from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on
                                                   er with the Chamber staff and I can assure                 Community College                      timbear@ptd.net                                    Pines Restaurant at Country Club of the   Monday, July 14, at Meadowbrook Inn &
                                                   you their dedication and work ethic are out-               (Monroe Campus)                        ACCOUNTANTS                                        Poconos in Marshalls Creek for the June   Riding Club on Cherry Lane Road in
As my term as Chairman of the Board reach-         standing. I want to thank Pat, Peter, Angela    July 9…Transportation Committee                                                                      Business Card Exchange. In addition to    Tannersville. For more information or to
es its midway point, I find myself reflecting      and Coral for their dedication in helping                                                                                                            outstanding food, scenic views and live   make reservations, see the flyer in this
on how much we have achieved in imple-                                                                        8 a.m. - PMCC
                                                   implement our strategic plan and for being                                                                                                           piano music, attendees enjoyed net-       issue of Impact.
menting the goals of our strategic plan as         there whenever they are needed. We would
                                                                                                   July 10…Pocono Plateau Committee
                                                                                                                                                     Utermahlen, Warren Sr.                             working opportunities.
well as how much we have accomplished              not be the Chamber we are today without
                                                                                                              8 a.m. - Ramada Inn Pocono             Attorney at Law
overall in just six short months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Neighborhood Rentals at
                                                                                                   July 14…Business Card Exchange                    Warren Utermahlen
                                                   them.
    The re-organization of the Chamber staff            Please remember to make the strategic                 5 to 8 p.m. - Meadowbrook              35 North Seventh Street
and their responsibilities has been complet-       plan work, we need your support and your                   Inn & Riding Club                      Suite 4
ed and they fully understand and support
the implementation of the plan. We have
                                                   input. If you have any suggestions or con-
                                                   cerns please call any member of the execu-
                                                                                                   July 15…Small Business Development
                                                                                                              Committee
                                                                                                                                                     Stroudsburg, PA 18360
                                                                                                                                                     570-420-0710
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Neighborhood Rates
reached out to the Greater Lehigh Valley                                                                      Noon - PMCC                            570-420-0710
Chamber and will be meeting in August to
                                                   tive committee and we will do our best to
                                                                                                                                                     otis@verizon.net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A plan & rate to fit your needs
                                                   address any suggestions or concerns you         July 16…Executive Committee
discuss areas of mutual concern that we can        have.                                                      Noon - PMCC                            ATTORNEYS
work together on in the future.                                            -Bruce Denlinger        July 18….Monthly Breakfast
                                                                                                             7:30 a.m. - Chateau Resort &
                                                                                                             Conference Center                       WOLF/WSWB Television
Balloon Festival                                                                                   July 21…Quality of Life Committee
                                                                                                              8 a.m. - The Gavel
                                                                                                                                                     WOLF/WSWB Television
                                                                                                                                                     Ed Hart
Sponsorships Available                                                                             July 22…Board of Directors
                                                                                                              11 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                     1181 Highway 315
                                                                                                                                                     Plains, PA 18702                                                •   Rent Daily • Weekly • Monthly
                                                                                                              Best Western Pocono Inn                570-970-5619                                                    •   Economy to Luxury Cars
The Chamber is currently seeking sponsors,
                                                                                                   July 24…HR Committee                              570-970-5601
vendors, exhibitors, entertainers and volunteers                                                                                                                                                                     •   7 to 15 Passenger Vans
                                                                                                              8 a.m. - PMCC                          edhart@pgtv.com
for the nineteenth annual Shawnee's Pocono                                                                                                           www.nepatoday.com                                               •   Featuring 4X4 Dodge Durangos
Mountains Balloon Festival to be held at the                                                       July 25…Environmental Committee
                                                                                                                                                     TELEVISION
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort from October 17-19.                                                                 8 a.m. - PMCC                                                                                        Unlimited Mileage Plans Available
    For more information call 421-4433 or visit                                                     July 28…West End Committee                                                                                                        AFFORDABLE
the Web site at www.poconoballoonfestival.org.                                                                8 a.m. - Western Pocono Library
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     RINEHART RENTALS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 LOCATIONS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RINEHART RENTALS            PLEASANT VALLEY MOTORS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1875 WEST MAIN ST.              ROUTE 209 & 115
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     STROUDSBURG, PA 18360        BROADHEADSVILLE, PA 18322
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          570-517-5700                   570-992-4827
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          800-695-1371                   800-891-2317


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Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce                                                              IMPACT July 2003   Pocono Mountains Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                       IMPACT July 2003




Welcome New Members                                                                                                  New Member Breakfast                                                          Members in the News
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Access Office Electronics was presented the "Good Neighbor Award"
Boston Market Corp.                    Dellacroce Dental Lab           Pocono Times                                                                                                                from the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Access
Anthony DeSpirito                      Richard Dellacroce              Val Vigliotti                                                                                                               Office Electronics has donated its services, helping the Red Cross to be
1137 North 9th Street                  742 Ann Street                  1798 Otsego Lane                                                                                                            more technologically advanced. Employees also volunteered their serv-
Stroudsburg, PA 18360                  Rear                            Tobyhanna, PA 18466                                                                                                         ices during the United Way Day of Caring on September 11, 2002.
570-476-2899                           Stroudsburg, PA 18360           570-894-3213                                                                                                                   This May, CENTURY 21 Real Estate Corporation offices (Ruggiero,
570-476-5285                           570-636-0332                    poconotimes@aol.com                                                                                                         Mountain, Kimax and Select Realty) merged to form CENTURY 21 Select
adespirito@bost.com                    570-636-0155                    NEWSPAPERS                                                                                                                  Group. They will now provide a full range of services for customers to
RESTAURANTS                            rdrjdc@cs.com                                                                                                                                               allow one-stop shopping. Additional top offices are expected to join the
                                       DENTAL LABORATORY                                                                                                                                           group over the next several months.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Community Check Cashing opened its third store. The business is
                                                                       RPH Financial Services, Inc.                                                                                                located at 629 Milford Road in East Stroudsburg.
Diversity Services Inc.                                                Robert Hanlan, Jr.                                                                                                                East Stroudsburg University's Project Upward Bound students
Gamble Stevenson                       Dunkelberger's Tree Service     HC1, Box 156                                                                                                                were recently selected to participate in the National Student Leadership
PO Box 541                             Scott Dunkelberger              Sciota, PA 18354                                                                                                            Conference in Washington, D.C. last month. The Upward Bound pro-
Tobyhanna, PA 18466                    RR#6, Box 6106                  570-992-1675                                                                                                                gram, which helps students prepare for college while still in high
888-309-5280                           Stroudsburg, PA 18360           570-992-1313                                  Attendees of the June New Member Breakfast are, from left:                    school, recently held its twenty-eighth graduation ceremony. ESU will
775-269-5365                           570-421-7147                    bob@rphfinancial.com                          Otto Bohnenberger, Ron DuPonte, Gamble Stevenson, Al Uras,                    also debut its new Bachelor of Science degree program in health serv-
gstevevs@diversityservicesinc.com      smdunkelberger@yahoo.com        FINANCIAL SERVICES                            Warren D. Utermahlen, and Robert Phillips.                                    ices administration this fall.
www.diversityservicesinc.com           TREE SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nazareth National Bank recently appointed Saylorsburg resident
INTERNET SERVICE                                                                                                     Representatives from several new member businesses attended the New           B. Nicholas Barthold to branch manager at the Stroudsburg office.
                                                                                                                     Member Breakfast on June 4 at the Pocono Mountains Chamber of                       The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more
                                                                       Sailus, Dr. Joseph, Orthodontist              Commerce offices.                                                             than $1.1 million dollars over a three-year period to Northampton
                                       Kost Tire & Muffler, Inc.       Joseph Sailus                                      Membership Director Angela Nixon was on hand to welcome the new
                                       Pat Munley                                                                                                                                                  Community College's Electrotechnology Applications Center (ETAC) to
Frankies Lighthouse                                                    102 State Route 611                           members and give a brief presentation about the Chamber and the ben-          investigate a new technology that can possibly be used to reduce air pol-
Frank & Nery Mutilitis                 1856 West Main Street           Bartonsville Commons                          efits of membership.
                                       Stroudsburg, PA 18360                                                                                                                                       lution. Scientists from ETAC have achieved national acclaim for their
212 Cherry Lane Road                                                   Bartonsville, PA 18321                             Even if you are not a new member, you are invited to a New Member        success in helping manufacturers comply with environmental regula-
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301             570-586-3078                    570-629-8001                                  Breakfast to learn more about the Chamber and how to get the most from
                                       570-587-3989                                                                                                                                                tions, improve energy efficiency and increase productivity using "green
570-629-9116                                                           570-629-8821                                  the membership benefits available to you. Call Angela Nixon at (570) 421-     technologies." Last year, ETAC received the Governor's Award for
www.frankieslighthouse.com             ktm18411@aol.com                ORTHODONTIST                                  4433 for more information.
                                       www.ktm18411                                                                                                                                                Environmental Excellence for helping Pennsylvania manufacturing
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS                                                                                                 Following is a brief description of the new members represented at the    firms prevent the pollutant emissions.
                                       AUTOMOBILE - TIRES                                                            breakfast:                                                                         CEO Charles Wilson and two nurses from Pocono Medical Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Care, Inc. in Stroudsburg attended the three-day Pennsylvania Home
                                                                       Secure Health Care Solutions, SHS             Marketing Concepts                                                            Care Association Conference in Somerset. Issues and trends in the
Marash, Inc.                                                           Donald Bennett                                Ron DuPonte. Located in East Stroudsburg, this business helps compa-
Kamen Mollov                           Meadowbrook Inn & Riding Club   28 Glenoak Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                   homecare industry were presented.
                                       Mary Ellen McPherson                                                          nies change the behavior of employees, customers or clients using deluxe          Shawnee celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, with a rich
347 Penn Estates Drive                                                 East Stroudsburg, PA 18301                    travel, sporting events and online shopping, and offers voice broadcasting.
                                       PO Box 526                                                                                                                                                  history that includes landmark events like the first timeshare being sold
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301                                             570-421-4974                                  Phone: (570) 242-0481. Fax: (570) 223-4292.
                                       Cherry Lane Rd.& 314                                                                                                                                        in 1978; the opening of Shawnee SkiWee School in 1981; the first
570-242-4774                                                           570-421-6002
                                       Tannersville, PA 18372                                                                                                                                      Balloon Festival in 1984; the debut of snowtubing in 1997; and the
508-753-1834
                                       570-629-9201
                                                                       smsab@ptd.net                                 Diversity Services Inc.                                                                                          opening of the Recreation Center in
kmollov@hotmail.com                                                    HEALTHCARE                                    Gamble Stevenson. Diversity Services, in Tobyhanna, provides computer
                                       innkeeper@meadowbrookpa.com                                                                                                                                                                    2000, through the present day, when
IMPORT - EXPORT                                                        www.prand.com                                 software consulting, Web-hosting, e-commerce, specialty advertising, and
                                       www.meadowbrookpa.com                                                                                                                                                                          treasurer Jessie Kwan recently earned
                                                                       ADVERTISING/WEB SITE -GRAPHIC DESIGN          more. Phone: (888) 309-5280. Fax: (775) 269-5365.
                                       RESTAURANTS                                                                                                                                                                                    the American Resort Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Association ACE Employee Award.
                                                                                                                     Teneo Corporation                                                                                                     Strunk-Albert Engineering of
Mount Pocono Association                                                                                             Otto Bohnenberger, Al Uras. This company provides corporate wellness
Marge Diamond                                                          Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church                                                                                                                                    East Stroudsburg has recently worked
                                       Pocono Homes, Inc                                                             for emerging and mid-sized businesses. Other services include contract                                           with other firms to complete the new
PO Box 416                                                             Roxanne Rogers                                management and key business information services. Teneo Corporation
Mt. Pocono, PA 18344                   Mark Anderson                   915 North 5th Street                                                                                                                                           Henry A. Ahnert, Jr. Alumni Center at
                                       30 North 9th Street                                                           is located in Stroudsburg. Phone: (570) 422-7999. Fax: (570) 422-7990.                                           East Stroudsburg University. The
570-839-8030                                                           Stroudsburg, PA 18360
                                       Stroudsburg, PA 18360                                                                                                                                                                          8,000 square-foot building was con-
570-839-8048
                                       570-426-7707
                                                                       570-421-0750                                  Warren Utermahlen Sr. Attorney at Law                                                                            structed with energy efficiency and
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION                                                CHURCHES                                      Warren D. Utermahlen. This general law practice located in Stroudsburg
                                       570-426-7925                                                                                                                                                                                   other environmental concerns in
                                                                                                                     offers civil litigation, criminal defense, DUI, school problems, business
                                       sales@poconohomesinc.com                                                                                                                                                                       mind.
                                                                                                                     organization, and transactional representation. Phone: (570) 420-0710.               B. Nicholas Barthold
                                       www.poconohomesinc.com
                                                                                                                     Fax: (570) 420-0710.
                                       BUILDERS - MODULAR HOMES


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The Homestead Inn                                                                          From the                                              Creative Energy Options Hosts May Breakfast
is Restaurant of the Month                                                                 President                                             Creative Energy Options of White Haven hosted May's
                                                                                                                                                 Monthly Breakfast at The Country Place Retreat &
                                                                                                                                                 Conference Center, also in White Haven. Carol
                                                                                                                                                 Lindner from The Country Place Retreat reported
                                                                                                                                                 that the conference center occupies 450 acres and
                                                                                                                                                 can accommodate 55 individuals. The facility, which
                                                                                                                                                 is non-denominational, also offers personal growth
                                                                                                                                                 programs for corporate clients and other groups.
                                                                                                                                                       Dr. Sylvia Lafair, the speaker, is co-owner with
                                                                                                                                                 Herb Kaufman of Creative Energy Options. Dr. Lafair
                                                                                                                                                 is a family therapist and offers a program at Creative
                                                                                                                                                 Energy Options called "Total Leadership Connection"
                                                                                                                                                 that is based around eight identified roles of leader-
                                                                                                                                                 ship.
                                                                                                                                                     The special program was presented by Leadership
                                                                                                                                                 Pocono. The speaker, Dr. Kimberly Filipkowski,
                                                                                                                                                 described the mission of Leadership Pocono as being
                                                                                                                                                 the identification of leaders in the Pocono region.
                                                                                                                                                 Leadership Pocono is a ten-month program that
The Homestead Inn on Sand Spring Drive           Mushroom Ravioli, Bruschetta, Filet Au                                                          runs from September through June to benefit
in Cresco offers fine dining in a relaxed        Poivre, Breast of Duck Tequila Sunrise,                                                         employers, participants and the community.                Attending the Monthly Breakfast in May are, from left: Robert Phillips, Carol
country atmosphere, aquariums, inti-             and Pecan Encrusted Salmon. The restau-                                                              The July Monthly Breakfast, scheduled for 7:30       Lindner, Dr. Sylvia Lafair, and Herb Kaufman.
mate bar, extensive wine selections and          rant is open seven days a week through    During the month of May, the Chamber's Small          a.m. on Friday, July 18 at the Chateau Resort &
excellent service. Specialties include Wild      the summer. Phone: (570) 595-3171.        Business Development Committee sponsored              Conference Center in Tannersville, will be sponsored      For more information or to make a reservation, see the flyer in this
                                                                                           two workshops that were held at the Monroe            by 28 WBRE. The special program will be provided by       issue of Impact.
                                                                                           County Area Vocational Technical School. A            Pocono Healthy Communities Alliance.
CEO Reception                                                                              Business Start-Up Workshop was conducted on
                                                                                           May 15 and a Business Marketing Workshop
                                                                                           was held on May 29. Each workshop was
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Women in Business Luncheon Features
                                                                                           attended by more than 50 participants and all
                                                                                                                                                                Membership
                                                                                           of the presenters were Chamber members who
                                                                                           volunteered their time. Peter Alasty, the
                                                                                           Chamber's Business Development Specialist,                          Anniversaries                          Linda Munson, Sylvan Learning Center
                                                                                           coordinated these workshops and I would like
                                                                                           to commend him for doing an excellent job. I                                      15 Years
                                                                                           would also like to thank all the instructors, the                         Allstate Insurance              Linda Munson of Sylvan Learning Center
                                                                                           participants, and the Vo-Tech School in making                 Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Center   of Monroe County was the guest speaker
                                                                                           these workshops a complete success. This is                       Moyer Eufemio Lanchoney Urology         at June's Women in Business Luncheon
                                                                                           another example of how the Pocono                                      Norman Fish Excavating             held at Northampton Community College.
                                                                                           Mountains Chamber of Commerce is helping                                                                  Munson discussed how to keep your
                                                                                           businesses to grow and prosper in our region.                                     10 Years                child's education alive during the sum-
                                                                                                      Since I mentioned last month that                             Mikasa Factory Store             mer months.
                                                                                           PMCC will start a Health Care Task Force to                           Mountain Valley Orthopedics            The July Women in Business Luncheon
                                                                                           examine the rapid cost increase of health care                         Pro Care Carpet Cleaning           is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, July 8
                                                                                           insurance, a considerable number of Chamber                                                               at Northampton Community College's
                                                                                           members have expressed their intent to serve                                       5 Years                Monroe campus located at Old Mill Road
                                                                                           on this committee. Health care insurance pre-                 Alzheimer's Association, Northeastern PA    in Tannersville. The event will feature a
                                                                                           miums have increased at a rapid rate each year                                Chapter                     presentation on family law from attorney
                                                                                           and have become the number one concern of                            Friendly's in Tannersville           Dorota Gasienica-Kozak of Young, Upright,
         At the CEO Reception held at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, CEOs Scott Fainor,      business owners. The Chamber is taking this                   Michael Baxter & Associates Commercial      Catina & Parker.
         Damian Braga and Dr. Art Scott were honored. Over sixty people attended to        issue very seriously and our mission is to start                             Real Estate                       For more information or to make a
         welcome these new CEOs to our community. Pictured from left are Scott Fainor,     several alliances with other organizations, offer                   Nature's Care Garden Center           reservation, see the flyer in this issue of
         Damian Braga, Dr. Art Scott, Bruce Denlinger, and Robert Phillips.                guest speakers on this topic, and report sug-                                                             Impact.
                                                                                           gestions to the membership on how to help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Linda Munson of the Sylvan Learning
                                                                                           stabilize these rising costs. If you would like
                                                                                           additional information, please call me at the
                                                                                                                                                                 Congratulations!                                                                       Center, at left, poses with Debi Cope,
                                                                                           Chamber.                                                                                                                                                   Women in Business Committee Chair.
                                                                                                                     -Robert Phillips
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