August 2015 – Newsletter Issue 8

Save the date, October 22nd Meet the Buyers Lehigh Valley 2015.  The second bi-annual Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo is a unique opportunity to make hundreds of face-to-face contacts in one day.  Arts Quest Center at SteelStacks, 9-1 pm.  Registration is $25.  One of the most difficult challenges a small business owner faces is trying to grow their business with larger contracts or through partnering opportunities with large companies.  The Lehigh Valley is working to support your business growth.  This is your opportunity as a supplier to identify potential new contracting sources and network with buyers and other attendees. Opportunities like this do not happen every year!  In fact, this Expo only happens locally every 2-3 years.

Check updated website for specifics,

Thank you to the following sponsors for their continued support of the Scholarship Golf Classic.  Without all of you this event would not be possible.  We are proud to be able to award five students from the five area schools scholarships and honor them with a banquet every year.


Times, Pocono Medical Center, ServPro, Mt. Bethel Abstract, Ginder Greenhouse & Garden Center, State Farm Lucy Flinn, Ceraul Law Office, Fred Curcio, Realty Executives Real Estate, The Albert’s, Ott Consulting, Sea Air International, Stotz & Fatzinger Office Supply, Thrivent Financial Jewel Burns, Gerber Collision & Glass, Gilmore & Associates, Maintain Your Independence & Diversified Insurance.

The Annual Bi Chamber Clambake will be held on Wednesday, August 19th at Evergreen Lake, Bath.  Join the SBCC and NACC.  Meet new friends, renew old acquaintances or plan your office outing.  This is a great opportunity for business owners to show your appreciation to your staff.  Last year we had 250 in attendance. See flyer for details.

Join us on September 7th for our 17th Annual Basket/Purse Bingo.  Tickets are $20.  Sponsors are needed! Your $50, $75 or $100 donation will determine the size of your basket/purse.  You will also receive a ticket to attend or give to an employee or that special person, your company information will be on the tables and you will be in the program and announced throughout the event.  This is an opportunity to reach out to nearly 200 men and women and tell them about your company, product or event.

Our Santa’s Elves are working on this year’s Holiday Christmas Party for the less fortunate children of the Slate Belt.  Show your support and stop by our Dime Toss Booth at the Blue Valley Farm Show this August 18-22. This is our only fundraiser for our party and your support is appreciated.  Any donations of clean glasses, coffee mugs, wine glasses etc….are appreciated and can be dropped off at the office or on Monday, 8/17 at our farm show stand.

Along with our monthly flyers attached you will see a Financial Seminar Questionnaire.  We are putting

together seminars starting this fall for any of the topics mentioned.  Please take a minute to fill the questionnaire out and return it so we know where your interest lie.

SBCC New Web Site Launch

Our newest and up to date web site will be launched within the next few weeks.  You will be able to renew your membership, register for events and pay by credit card.  Please log on and check out our user friendly site:

Web banner ad are now available!  This is your opportunity to take advantage of our buy 5 months and get the

6th month free.  Simply send us an email with your jpeg ad in the size of your choice below along with your web site information so we can link to it and we will do the rest.

Size 220 x 85 – $25 per month Size 970 x 125 – $35 per month Size 470 x 190 – $75 per month

A big thank you to our web master/designer Craig Kuehner of Cosmick Technologies for all his hard work, time and dedication to the chamber.


  • 8/19: Annual Bi Chamber Clam Bake @ Evergreen Lake
  • 9/13: Annual Basket & Vera Bradley Bingo
  • 9/30: Taste of the Slate Belt Business Expo
  • 10/20: SBCC Fall Business Luncheon @ Kirkridge
  • More events to come……call with your suggestions!

Community Fairs/Carnivals/Events

Summer Sounds Concerts, Wind Gap & Pen Argyl, 6 pm, Wind Gap Park 8/2, 8/16 & 8/30.  Pen Argyl Park;

  • 8/9, & 8/23.
  • 8/4: Bangor’s National Night Out, 5:30-8 PM at the Bee Hive.  Join us for music, food & games.
  • 8/15; Double header movie Hairspray 1988 & 2007.
  • 8/8: Movie night featuring A Bug’s Life @ Bangor Park at dusk. FREE
  • 8/18-22nd Blue Valley Farm Show
  • 9/4-7: Look Out Fire Company Carnival, Pen Argyl
  • 9/7: Look Out Fire Co. Labor Day Parade, Pen Argyl


Quik Stitch Embroidery & Screen Printing

Ron Roberts

31 West First St. Wind Gap, PA 18091


Fax: 610-881-4263

E-Mail: Web Site: Home of the $15 Polo

Shirts, Jackets, Caps, Bags

Business & Team Apparel


Awakened Woods

Joshua Smith

205 Blue Valley Dr. Bangor, PA 18013

Mailing address: 901 N. Main St., Bangor, PA 18013



General merchandise store with handcrafted furniture, home décor and gifts.


Borked PC

Dana & Scott Schmutz

52 Broadway

Bangor, PA 18013



Web Site:

Computer sales & repair, game system repairs, phone & tablet repair.


Wiersch Agency-Nationwide Insurance

Brian Wiersch

856 W. Pennsylvania Ave.

Pen Argyl, PA 18072

610-709-5496, Fax: 610-675-2665


Life, personal & business insurance.


Updated Member Information Fling A Thing Disc Jockeys Ray Reinsprecht

4605 Henry St., Easton, PA 18045




Members Spotlight

Infinity Baskets & Gifts creates unique, personalized gifts, baskets & home decor for all occasions. We offer custom gift baskets to fit your style and budget. Our hand painted glasses can also be personalized and are safe to use and wash and come in a variety of color and style choices. Our most popular item is the lights we make from recycled bottles. We have a huge selection to choose from or tell us what you like. Maybe you want your favorite sports team, rock group, movie, flower, animal or saying. You name it, I can do it! And you can personalize them too! Add your name or a picture of your family, your family pet, your car, just about anything! Makes a thoughtful gift for all occasions; wedding, new baby, Christmas, Anniversary, retirement, new home, birthday or as a memorial.

Owned & operated by Tricia Richards with the help of my husband Kevin in our Lower Mt Bethel home. Local delivery & US shipping is available. You can order online at, or on our Infinity Basket and Gifts Etsy Shop, Facebook page or by calling me @ 484-553-2027.



The committee for the Holiday Concert supporting the Slate Belt Y has begun its preparations for this year’s concert.  Save the date to see Twelve Twenty-Four (rock band) November 21, 2015 at the Craig Paine Theatre, Bangor.  Tickets will be on sale soon at local stores, the Y and Slate Belt Chamber office.

Sponsor Opportunities are available now:

VIP Sponsor $600 includes 15 tickets in a VIP section and premium color ad in the 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 banner for 4+ weeks advertising the concert.

Program Sponsor:

Back outside cover $350    Front inside cover $275    Back inside cover $275

Patron Ad $15 black/shite    Full page $200 color, $100 black/white    Half page $100 color, $50 black/white

Quarter page $50 color, $25 black/white

Roseto Community Yard Sale, Saturday, August 1-2nd.  For further information or questions contact Sue Williams at 610-417-6251. The Presbyterian Parish Bangor/Roseto Please give attention and support of the Ecumenical Service that we are hosting on August

6 at 7:00pm.  The theme  Family, is very critical at this time.  Mark the date and invite friends to join us in fellowship.  (We are

located at 332 Kennedy Drive Bangor PA off 512 Behind the Med-9 building).


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

Rosemary Albert, Mary Marshall, Jewel Williamson-Burns, Nadine Moyer, Joann Ginder, Chuck Niclaus, Jeff Ott, Adolph


Two Year Directors

Paul Donovan, Jr., Lucy Flinn, Fred Curcio, Kim Armitage, Steve Hurni, Bryan Gault, Victor Rodite


Gift Certificates are available at the SBCC office year round for many of our area businesses!

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