As your Chamber of Commerce, we work to…..promote the local businesses and community to strengthen our local economy. We host networking events to create connections business to business. We are always looking for programs to put on for you, the business owner, if you have a need please contact the office and we will work together to make it happen.
SBCC EMAILS: During the past couple of weeks we have had some email trouble, this is all resolved now. If we have not replied to an email you have sent, please send it again to ensure that we did receive it.
2014 Membership Directories are here! You will receive yours shortly.
Attention Brokers/Developers the SBCC economic development committee will hold a Broker/Developer Open House on Tuesday, May 20th, 5-7 pm at the newly renovated “The Health Center at Bangor” Lehigh Valley Health Network, Blue Valley Dr. in the Weis Plaza, Bangor/Pen Argyl. This open house will promote the commercial and light industrial redevelopment opportunities in the Slate Belt region. Call or email the SBCC at 610.588.1000 or email@example.com for reservations. If you have commercial properties for sale in the Slate Belt and would like us to include your property in our book, please send us your fact sheet and contact information. Deadline to submit properties 5/1/14.
Special Thanks to Realty Executives for a fantastic mixer. Look for our next events in the flyers below.
We gathered useful information at our Microsoft Windows XP Workshop & Business Technology Q & A meeting on the 26th. Special thanks to Scott & Denise of Computer Troubleshooters for your support. As you know Microsoft will no longer support windows XP or Office 2003 after April 8th. We learned what this may mean for our businesses and how to prepare. For more information contact Scott or Diane directly at 610-866-2828.
Don’t’ forget to sign up early for this year’s Taste of the Slate Belt Business Expo on Wednesday, June 18th. Let the Slate Belt residents know what your business has to offer!
Confused about the new government marketplace options? Kistler Tiffany Benefits, our partner, has answers to all your questions. Call 866.KTB-SERV (prompt 3) or visit KTBenefitsmarketplace.com. KTB; your resource for marketplace questions. Our individual marketplace offers: personalized consultation with health insurance professionals to help uncover the best plans available for your and your family, tax subsidy eligibility review to ensure you don’t overpay for health insurance, easy online application procedure to save you time, choose the coverage that meets your needs and budget. If you need more than health coverage, dental, vision, accident, critical illness, life and long-term care is available.
Save the Date for our annual Scholarship Awards Dinner. This year’s awards dinner will be held at Tuscarora Inn, River Rd., Mt. Bethel on Thursday, May 15th, 6:30 pm. The cost will be $25.00 and choose of, Roast Turkey or Salmon dinner. Please help us honor these scholarship recipients by attending this year’s awards dinner.
Join us on April 7th to learn more about our “Reflection of Italy” trip planned for November 12-21st, 2014. The meeting will be held at the chamber office at 7 pm. All are welcome!
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.
Hearing Scheduled on Variable Rate Electric Plans
In response to the thousands of complaints statewide about skyrocketing electric rates for those individuals who entered into variable rate contracts with their electric generation supplier, the House Consumer Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing later this month to gather more information on the issue. The public hearing was held on March 20th. More information to come…..
New Members for March
New York Life Insurance Co./NYLIFE Securities LLC
Joseph A. Palma
591 Nottle Ave., Pen Argyl, PA 18072
610-509-3937, Fax: 570.343.0617, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Site: www.facebook.com/josephapalmanyl
Brian Baker Farmers Insurance
228 South Broadway, Suite A
Wind Gap, PA 18091
610-881-4152, Fax: 484-544-8976
E-Mail: email@example.com, Web Site: www.farmersagent.com/bbaker6
Full service insurance agency that offers homeowners, auto, recreational vehicle, life & financial coverages
Slate Belt YMCA
PO Box 155
317 West Pennsylvania Ave.
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
610-759-3440, Fax: 610-579-6292
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web Site: www.slatebeltymca.org
American Legion Charles Nelson Lobb Post 502
William & C Street
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Bangor, PA 18013
484-546-0029, Fax: 484-546-0015
E-Mail: email@example.com, Web Site: vseyewear.com
Prescription & nonprescription eyewear & safety glasses, sunglasses, driving eyewear, computer glasses & more.
SBCCC UPCOMING EVENTS
4/7: Informational meeting 7 pm at the office for the Trip to Italy this November.
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
5/20: Broker Developer Open House, 5-7 pm
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
A Message from APPI Energy
Recently designed website makes it easier to take advantage of energy consulting services. Energy consulting firm, APPI Energy, has launched a new website at www.appienergy.com. The new design makes it easier for business owners and managers to take advantage of APPI Energy’s consulting services. Featuring information about the independent team of energy experts, what they do, and how they can help, the enhanced site is intuitive and easy to navigate.
A resource library of news articles provides market intelligence and industry trends, including unbiased advice for avoiding energy cost increases as a result of the polar vortex events in 2014. Users are invited to sign up for a free weekly market update. Additional webpages provide easy-to-understand details regarding APPI Energy’s electricity procurement services, natural gas program, and assistance with green energy and efficiency projects.
“Our goal with our website redesign is to provide commercial and industrial energy consumers with market insights,” explained Walter Moore, President and CEO of APPI Energy. ”Our online educational resources, such as our news articles, provide a snapshot of current market conditions, and offer helpful information for making smarter energy decisions.”
The site also features photos and biographies of the firm’s leadership team, as well as several customer testimonials from nonprofit, banking, hospitality, manufacturing, municipality, governmental, and automobile dealership industries. WebpageFX of PA developed and implemented the redesigned site. For more information, visit www.webpagefx.com.
APPI Energy is enthusiastic to share the redesigned site with customers, business owners, and members of the 140 trade associations and chambers of commerce that already endorse APPI Energy’s consulting program. The team also welcomes feedback. To browse the redesigned site, visit www.appienergy.com.
Slate Belt Heritage Center will be unveiling the Heritage Tour Map at the 2014 Grand Opening on Sunday, April 6th, 2 pm. A Road Rally in conjunction with the unveiling will begin at 9 am. All you need is the Heritage Tour Map with its 59 sites, your car, your team and your fun loving spirit. Please remit $20 per car entry fee to Slate Belt Heritage Center, c/o Marc Blau Road Rally, 30 N 1st St., Bangor.
Merchants Bank Walkers will host a bus trip to Lancaster, PA on April 26th. Cost is $48 which includes your dinner. Leaves 8 am from Merchants Bank 25 Broadway, Bangor. Stops at Tanger Outlets and/or Kitchen Kettle Village. For more information call Karen 610.588.9211 or Brenda 610.588.0881.
F.A.C.E.S. presents Jazzin for Hope & Healing, April 11, 6:30-10:30 pm at Ridgecrest at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. Dinner, dancing, live & silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Hope Campaign to stop secrets of abuse in the northeast. $125 per person, call Robert or Sandra at 610.504.5280
Paramount Business Development will host a Prospect to Profit on Thursday April 10th from 8-10 am at the Best Western of the Lehigh Valley, 300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem. The backbone of your business’s success is connected to your existing customers! Did you know it costs 5 times as much to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one? Learn how to gain customers and keep your existing ones happy at this workshop. For more information or to register call 570-517-7100.
2014 Slate Belt/Nazareth Friends of Scouting Breakfast will be held on Friday, April 25th, at the Washington Banquet Facility, Bangor PA, 7:30 am. This hear we will honor Judge Leonard Zito, Northampton County Court of Common Pleas, with the Good Scouting Award during this special Scouting Celebration! Reservations and sponsor opportunities are available now. Call for more details Brian Dungan at the Minsi Trails Council, 610-465-8564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION OF LOVE DINNER FUNDRAISER March 29, 2014 from 4-7 pm at the Mission of Love Food Bank, 555 North Main St., Bangor. Cost is $10 per person free for kids under 5. Serving: Baked Chicken, Turkey, Rice, Mashed Potatoes, Beans, Salad. ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS MISSION OF LOVE MINISTRY, COME JOIN US!
Ginder Greenhouse & Garden Center is opening for the season, Saturday, March 29th. Ready or not here it comes! Although Mother Nature isn’t cooperating, Spring is here! New for 2014, sheds, garages, playhouses. Stop in and see what we offer. Hours: Thursday – Saturday 95 pm, Sunday 9-3 pm. Closed Monday-Wednesday
Slate Belt Rotary will hold their 2nd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Saturday April 12th at The Scorecard Restaurant, Wind Gap, 9- 11 am. Tickets are $8 for adults and children under 10 are free. Money raised will be used for the 3rd Annual Dictionary Project. For information contact Bill Skinner at email@example.com or 570-350-7609.
Merchants Bank will host pictures with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 12, 10-12 pm. 25 Broadway, Bangor.
Taste of the Slate Belt Business Expo
Tuesday, June 18, 2014
At Pen Argyl Park Community Center
Weona Park, Pen Argyl, Pa
NOW ACCEPTING VENDORS!
Sign up today to show case your business! Reserve an 8’ table to display/sell your products and/or your services. Let the residents of the Slate Belt know what your company is all about!!!
Admission will be free and opened to the public.
Each vendor is to donate an item of your choice to be raffled.
The following is provided:
8’ table and 2 chairs (please provide your own table coverings)
Company Sign, Programs with your company listing
Show set-up: 4pm
Cost: Chamber Member Non Member
Vendor $50.00 $75.00
Non-Profit $35.00 $50.00
Program Ads (business card) $25.00 $50.00
FIRST COME…FIRST SERVE….RSVP NOW! Remit with payment to SBCC, 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013 610-588-1000
Send along with payment your company name, address and phone.
Do you need electricity? Yes _____ No _____ (outside walls)
The SB Business Expo will be inside offering, Entertainment, Job Services, Healthcare Services etc….
Tri Chamber Networking Lunch
Slate Belt, Nazareth-Bath & Whitehall Chambers of Commerce
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
$25.00 per person all inclusive
At Emeril’s Italian Table @ Sands Bethlehem
Great Networking Lunch, Stay and Play or Shop with special Discounts for the Outlets!
RSVP by remitting your check, name & contact information to:
Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce
187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013
SAVE THE DATE
Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to attend the
Scholarship Awards Dinner
Thursday, May 15th, 2014, 6:30 pm
@ Tuscarora Inn, River Road, Mt. Bethel
Cost is $25.00 per person
Winners will be announced soon!
RSVP by May 9th with your name, contact information, meal selection and check payable to SBCC for $25. 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013
At the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
at DeSales University
Fiddler on the Roof
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Show Time: 8 PM
6:30 pm pre-show outdoor networking “Meet & Greet”
You may bring a picnic and/or a bottle of wine or simply enjoy refreshments available for purchase.
$33.00 per ticket
RSVP by June 1, 2014 along with $30 payable to the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013
INFORMATIONAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE APRIL, 7TH, 7 PM.
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
14TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF CLASSIC
SPONSORED BY SLATE BELT & NAZARETH
AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
MONDAY, July 21, 2014 WOODSTONE GOLF CLUB
CORPORATE LEVEL EVENT SPONSORS
Don’t miss this opportunity to display your company name.
2014 GOLD SPONSORS ESSROC, MET ED, SAM’S CLUB
2014 SILVER SPONSOR MERCHANTS BANK
$750.00 SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR INCLUDES:
Your company banner prominently displayed at lunch, and your company name on all correspondence associated with this event, golf, lunch & dinner for two players.
2014 BRONZE SPONSOR , APPI ENERGY & SEA AIR INTERNATIONAL
$350.00 BRONZE LEVEL SPONSOR INCLUDES:
Golf, lunch, dinner for one & your company name on all
correspondence associated with this event.
Proceeds benefit both Chambers Scholarship Funds
$80.00 per Tee/hole sign. Your company name displayed on the golf course, and listing in the program.
Your company listed in the program.
SBCC Officers & Directors
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.
SBCC, 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013 610.588.1000 email@example.com www.slatebeltchamber.org
PROUDLY SPONSED BY: