Slate Belt Chamber In The News

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Upcoming Events:

9/23: Multi Chamber Networking Breakfast @ Best Western

9/25: 10th Biannual Multi Chamber Mixer & Open House @ Morningstar Senior Living

The SBCC is selling Bon-Ton Community Days 2014 Coupon Books

Cost is $5.00

Coupons include a $10 coupon on any regular or sale price item, 30% off coupon on a single item,

and many many more!!!!

Call today!

Shopping dates are November 14th & 15th.





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NEWSLETTER ISSUE 9                                                                                                                                                     September 2014


Nominations are being accepted NOW! Business Person, Volunteer, Elected or Appointed Official of the Year and the Student Spirit Award. Now is your chance to nominate a deserving person. Simply send us your nominee’s name/business and your reason for the nomination by October 15th. 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013 or email to

Our annual Clambake was held on 8/20. We would like to thank all who attended and our members for donating silent auction items which support our projects throughout the year. What a great networking opportunity! Don’t miss this event next August!

Join us on September 7th for our 16th Annual Basket/Purse Bingo at the Bangor Elks Lodge, 120 Broadway. Doors open at 12 noon, bingo at 1pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Sponsor opportunities are still available!

Thank you all who donated glassware for our Santa’s Elves program. Our dime toss booth at Blue Valley was a success. We look forward to serving the less fortunate children of the Slate Belt this winter with our annual holiday party. Without your support this project would not be such a success.

October 6th we will hold a meeting for our “Reflections of Italy” travelers, 7 pm at the chamber office. This will be the final meeting before the vacation Nov. 12-21st. If you are interested in going on the trip, please contact Clotilde of Clearview Travel at 610-881-4164. There is still time to register!

We are looking for new or existing businesses in the Slate Belt that might be interested in learning more about the various benefits of chamber membership. Please contact Laura at 610-588-1000 or email her at  Anyone giving a positive lead will receive a FREE ¼ page ad in our 2015 membership directory.

SAVE THE DATE, October 30th for our Lehigh Valley Lender Match. This FREE event will feature great resources to help Lehigh Valley Entrepreneurs, including: Lender to Business match-Making Sessions & Networking Opportunities. Watch for more details.

The SBCC Economic Development Committee will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, 8 AM, September 16th,  If you are interested in joining our committee or learn more about what we are working on is welcome to join us.


9/6: Three Brothers Beverage Fall Craft Beer Sampling supporting Families First, Slater Family Network, & local food banks. Stop by and bring a non-perishable food item or school supplies.

9/7: Longaberger/Vera Bradley Bingo @ Bangor Elks, 1 pm

9/23: Multi Chamber Networking Breakfast at Best Western

9/25: 10th Biennial Multi Chamber Mixer & Open House @ Morningstar Senior Living

(Moravian Hall Square) Nazareth, 5-7 pm

10/7: SBCC Networking Business Luncheon, 12 noon @ Kirkridge

10/8: Lehigh Valley Business Expo @ Ag Hall, Allentown

10/15: FREE Networking Breakfast @ Slate Belt Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 8 am.

Guest speaker Dr. Roger Componovo.

10/30: Meet the Lender event. This will be a FREE event and feature great resources and events to help Lehigh Valley Entrepreneurs including: Lender to Business Match making Sessions, Business Resources & Networking Opportunities.

12/3: Bus Trip to the PA Christmas & Gift Show

11/18: Annual Sam’s Club Multi Chamber Mixer, 5-7 pm

 Community Events

Sept. 16th: Grand Opening of “A Clean Slate”, 100 S. 1st St., Bangor Across from Recovery Revolution. 11:30 AM. Open House, tours & networking, 1-4 PM. Call to RSVP 610-599-7700

Oct 4th, Families First 5K run/fun walk @ Wind Gap Park, 610-746-4436 or

Oct 4th: Career Institute Art, Craft & Vendor Show, 9-3 pm. 610-258-2857 ext. 3312.

Oct 11th, Lukie’s Fall Festival, Pen Argyl Park

Oct. 2th, Bus Trip to New York, call Karen or Tracey at 610-588-0981. See press release for details.

Oct 18-19, Fall Harvest & Sawmill Show, Jacktown

New Members for August

 Jennifer Grube, Author-Coach

Jennifer Grube

PO Box 3

Pen Argyl, PA 18072



Web Site:

Nationally celebrated motivational speaker, author, and coach.

Old Orchard HealthCare Center

HCR ManorCare

4100 Freemansburg Ave.

Easton, PA 18045

610-330-9030, Fax: 610-330-2309


Web Site:

Old Orchard provides individualized post hospital skilled care in a comfortable environment.  Our clinical and therapy teams are experienced in providing specialized care focused on our patient’s needs, interests and abilities.

 Genesis Hearing Systems

Dennis M. Barket

708 S. Broadway

Wind Gap, PA 18091



Hearing Aid Sales & Service, hearing tests, repairs, battery sales etc…

 Ponist Property Concepts

2836 N. Delaware Dr.

Mt. Bethel, PA 18343



Lawn care, landscaping, maintenance & hardscape.

Mark M. Kukla, CPA LLC

Mark M Kukla

31 W. 1st St.

Wind Gap, PA 18091

610-863-7776, Fax 610-514-4433


CPA firm-auditing, tax preparation-personal & business. Consulting.


Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, Three Brothers Beverage,

Little Creek BBQ & Music by Chuck Schubert Acoustics


Fall Craft Beer Sampling

Saturday, Sept 6th, 1-4 pm @ Three Brothers Beverage

367 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor. 


Bring a non-perishable food item for our local food pantries or bring school supplies for Slater Family Network & Families First and you will receive your “Free Sampling Card”.  Over 25 different Fall Craft Brews to sample!  RSVP 610-588-1000




“A CLEAN SLATE” Slate Belt Recovery Center

11:30 am

September 16th, 2014

100 S 1st Street, Bangor

(Across from Recovery Revolution)

See additional information below.


Lehigh Valley Business Expo 2014

Connect. Educate. Celebrate.

Lehigh Valley Business

Invites you to participate in the Chamber Expo with Lehigh Valley Business, Slate Belt, Nazareth/Bath & Whitehall Chambers. 


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10 am-4 pm

Vendor set up begins at 8 am


Agri-Plex Complex at Allentown Fairgrounds

Cost is $425 for a 6 foot table.  We are also offering an opportunity to split your table up to 4 ways to help with cost. 

Call for more information, 610-588-1000

RSVP by Sept. 24, 2014 with your Company Name, Address & Contact information and check payable to SBCC, 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013



Join us for the dedication of the Homefront Mural scheduled for 9/20, 11 am on the corner of Rt. 512/Robinson Avenue in Pen Argyl.

Northampton County Drug and Alcohol in partnership with Recovery Revolution, Inc. will be opening a Recovery Center in the Slate Belt to benefit our local residents.  Currently, there are similar centers in Easton and Bethlehem.  The Northampton County Drug and Alcohol division is committed to supporting opportunities for residents of Northampton County in recovery as they commit to a lifelong process of change that permits them to make healthy choices and improve the quality of his or her life. Recovery Revolution’s own Kate Gregory, suggested the name for our local center, “A Clean Slate.” The Center is located at 100 S. 1st Street in Downtown Bangor and our grand opening is set for Tuesday, September 16, 2014.  We will be having a ribbon cutting at 11:30 am and Recovery Revolution’s annual Lunch and Learns will be held at the new center.  Our first Lunch and Learn will be entitled, “What is a Recovery Center” and Jana Morris, MS, CAADC, LPC, Executive Director will be presenting on the topic from 12-12:45 pm.  Lunch will be served so please call 610-599-7700 to sign up if you plan to attend the luncheon.  A Clean Slate will be open for walk-ins and networking opportunities from 1-4 pm.  On September 23, our lunch and learn topic will be the “Importance of Family Involvement in Treatment” by Carol Geedman, CADC, CCS and on September 30, 2014 the topic will be “Importance of Sober Fun & Humor in Recovery” by Jennifer Lively, M.Ed., MAC, CCS.  If you are interested in attending any of the lunch and learns, please contact 610-599-7700 to sign up for lunch.

“Lunch & Learn” Community Forums:  September is National Alcohol & Drug Recovery Month.  Recovery Revolution is excited to support Recovery Month by welcoming all community members to “Lunch & Learn” Community Forums.  9/16, “What is a Recovery Center?”  Grand opening of “A Clean Slate”, 9/23, “Importance of Family Involvement in Treatment”, 9 30, “Importance of Sober Fun & Humor in Recovery”.  12-1 pm Call if you are planning to attend 610-599-7700 so we may be able to get a lunch head count.

SERVPRO® Honors Local Business at Annual Convention SERVPRO®, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, honored Dawn Davis and Stephen Davis, Servpro of Easton, Bethlehem, and Whitehall, with the Chairman’s Bronze award for outstanding sales performance. The recognition took place during the company’s 45th Annual Convention, held June 24 to June 27 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.  For more information about Servpro of Easton, Bethlehem, and Whitehall, please contact Dawn Davis or Stephen Davis at (610) 559-9380 or or or visit

Bus Trip to New York   Join us on Sunday October 12th where you can visit the 9/11 Memorial or Rockefeller Center. 2 drop off, 2 pick-ups.  Leave Merchants Bank, 191 office at 8 am leave New York at 4 pm.  Price is $40 per person.  Memorial tickets can be purchased that day.  Contact Karen Campanaro or Tracy Hower at 610-588-0981 to reserve your seat on the bus.  Sponsored by the Merchants Bank Walkers to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life


SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE-The Y Holiday Concert Advertising Opportunity Featuring the Rock Band: Twelve Twenty-Four on November 22, 2014

Proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the Slate Belt Y.


VIP Sponsor $600

15 tickets in VIP section & premium color ad in event program.

Billboard Sponsor $400

4 Weeks + of a Holiday Concert Billboard with your company name on the bottom.

Event Banner $300 per side or $500 both sides

Your company name on the road banners for 4+ weeks advertising the concert

Program Sponsor

Back Outside cover $350                  Full Page $200 (color) $100 (black/white)

Front Inside cover   $275                   Half Page $100 (color) $50 (black/white)

Back Inside cover   $275                   Quarter Page $50 (color) $25 (black/white)

Patron Ad $15 black/white


Donations are gladly accepted in an amount of your choosing.


First come, first serve basis.  Last year we sold out quickly!

I would like to be a sponsor for the Twelve Twenty-Four Holiday Concert to Benefit the Slate Belt Y



Remit your contact name, company, address, phone number & email address and your sponsorship level along with your payment payable to the Slate Belt Y and return to the Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, 187 Blue Valley Dr., Bangor, PA 18013.  610-588-1000



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

Proudly Sponsored by:

Merchants Bank

Ott Consulting