As we are approaching our deadline for the 2014 Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory (3/15/14). If you have not done so, send in your renewals! The information you provide will be used to update this year’s directory and our SBCC web site. (www.slatebeltchamber.org)
Special thanks to Tolino Vineyards for a fantastic mixer, Pocono Medical Center & Augie’s for a great luncheon. Don’t miss our next mixer at Realty Executives on the 6th. Call today to RSVP!
SBCC Scholarship applications are available in the 5 area high schools, Bangor, Pen Argyl, Faith Christian, Pius X and Career Institute of Technology. Any Slate Belt resident that is a senior in one of these schools is eligible to apply. Application deadline is April 11th.
Over $50,000 have been given to deserving students over the past 14 years through our scholarship program. This program is funded through our annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. Please help us continue helping our future business leaders by sponsoring or participating in this event to be held on July 21st. Flyer available.
Our Chamber Pathways Program will be holding our annual “moving up” breakfast for the students who participated in the program this year. We are looking for breakfast sponsors, speakers to inspire the girls and items to fill goodie bags for each. Items of interest would be school supplies, inspirational books, cosmetics etc… Contact the office if you would like to make a donation. For any items or sponsor donations, your company will be listed in the program and announced during the event.
The program goal is to build confidence in student as they begin to develop a plan for their lives after high school; to encourage and motivate students to continue their education (in any number of ways), or to develop a plan that will enable them to be successful as they join the workforce after graduation.
SBCCC EVENTS 2014 through July
3/6: Networking Mixer @ Realty Executives, 31 W. First St., Wind Gap 5-7 pm
3/26: NEW DATE Microsoft Windows XP Workshop, 8:30 AM @ SBCC Office
4/9: Steel Valley Authority Manufacturing Breakfast, Best Western, Rt. 512, Bethlehem
4/23: Women’s Networking Luncheon @ Emeril’s, Bethlehem Flyer coming soon!
4/25: Annual Friends of Scouting Breakfast @ the Washington, 7:30 am Flyer coming soon!
5/9: Chamber Pathways Breakfast, Kirkridge, Bangor
5/15: Scholarship Awards Dinner, Tuscarora Inn, Mt. Bethel
6/18: Taste of the Slate Belt Business Expo @ Pen Argyl Park Community Center 5-8 pm
6/24: “Fiddler on the Roof” play @ DeSales University, 8 pm, tickets $33.00
7/21: Scholarship Golf Classic, Woodstone Country Club, Danielsville
7/24: Chamber Night with the Iron Pigs
Steve Hurni, President
Mary Marshall, 1st Vice President
Jeff Ott, 2nd Vice President
Fred Curcio, Secretary
Rosemary Albert, Treasurer
Nadine Moyer, Chairman
One Year Directors:
David Dent, Paul Donovan, Fred Curcio, Victor Rodite, Steve Hurni, Bryan Gault, Lucy Flinn,
Two Year Directors:
Rosemary Albert, Mary Marshall, Chuck Niclaus, Adolph Marth, Jewel Williamson-Burns, Nadine Moyer, Jeff Ott, Joann Ginder
SBCC Mission Statement: To promote and enhance positive business activity and growth in the Slate Belt region with special emphasis on community involvement.
2014 Lehigh Valley Steelhawks PIFL schedule release:
April 6th: 4 pm home
April 11th: 7:30 pm away
April 26th: 7 pm home
May 3rd: 7 pm home
May 11th: 7 pm home
May 24 7 pm away
May 31 7 pm away
June 6th 7 pm away
June 14th 7 pm away
June 21st 7 pm away
June 28th 7 pm home
Log on to www.LVSteelhawks.com for full details or call Mike Clark at 610 282-3100.
POSTPONED Looking for interested volunteers who want to see Slate Belt Heritage Days continue. The festival has a successful run of thirteen years and generates interest within and outside the area. Enthusiasm remains high. We are looking for a leader to coordinate the entire event. We are looking for a representative from each municipality, any group or individual to help planning and implementing the festival. Attend our next meeting at the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce office, 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor on Thursday, February 13th, 7 pm. Bring a friend and see how you can help us continue this event. Sincerely, The Heritage Committee.
In a separate article:
The Slate Belt Heritage Center will be holding a road rally on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 10 AM. The Heritage Tour Map will be unveiled to the public later that day at 2 PM. The road rally route will take the participants throughout the Slate Belt using selected Tour Map sites. To enter the Road Rally one needs a car, a team and a need to have some creative fun. Applications for the road rally will be made available very soon, so gather your team members now. For additional information contact: Karen Brewer @ 610-588-8615.
Humble Hearts for Hope will hold its Second Annual Longaberger Basket/Pampered Chef Bingo & Vendor Shopping Event. Sponsors & raffle items are needed. For information call 484-764-8198 or log on to www.hhfh.org. This Nonprofit organization had been supporting multiple units of various branches along with soldiers since 2011. We hold fundraisers throughout the year to offset the cost of shipping care packages while meeting the special needs of local deployed units and their families in need back home.
Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce presents….
Reflections of Italy
November 12-21, 2014
Join us for your dream vacation to Italy
10 days total in:
Rome, Colosseum, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Chianti Winery, Venice, Murano Island, Lugano, Switzerland, Como
14 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 5 Dinners
Airport shuttle transportation from Bangor
Double $3,499, Single $3,999; Triple $3,469 if you book before May
After May: Double $3,749, Single $4,249; Triple $3,719
For more information call Collette Vacations
Clotilde Fitzsimmons at 610-881-4164 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
PROUDLY SPONSED BY: