The Chamber Connection

Ironcutter Creative specializes in telling stories

Ironcutter Creative, 1029 Penn St., is a business that meets with clients to help tell their stories through media. “We really specialize in video production, high quality broadcast video production,” said Alivia Tagliaferri, chief creative officer. “We do a lot of documentary filmwork, ...

Jasper Steel serves area with versatility

Since 1999, Jasper Steel Fabrication, Inc., has served the area as a premier custom, structural and bridge fabrication shop. “We’re a custom and structural steel fabrication for all types of industries and applications,” said Nathan Jasper, project manager. Jasper Steel Fabrication, ...

State Farm agent happy to be in Montoursville

Tony Dgien might be described as a State Farm Insurance lifer — someone who has been with that same highly recognizable company most of his life. As an agent with his own State Farm office in Montoursville, he’s happy and eager to help his many clients. “We make it our business to ...

YWCA programs serve the community

With its outreach community programs, Liberty House and Wise Options, the YWCA has much to celebrate during its 125th anniversary next year. “We want to hear from individuals involved in programming here so we can talk to them, learn from them and celebrate with them,” communications and ...

Railroad ties manufacturing site busy

Al Rutz stands in the work yard of Koppers where stacks of timber all around him stretch skyward. It’s here, on sprawling acres of ground just off Route 405 in Clinton Township, where the work of sorting, grading and manufacturing railroad ties takes place. “As a company, we are the ...

Wilkinson Dunn saves world one policy at a time

House fires, car crashes and life threatening ailments never give people a warning that they are about to happen. To be prepared for when the unexpected comes knocking, having a quality insurance policy can help people get their life back on track. The agents at independent insurance agency ...

RussRussell Cellular takes customer service-based approach

An authorized Verizon retailer, Russell Cellular opened its doors seven months ago in Old Lycoming Township. The employees at the 2062 Lycoming Creek Road store do everything a corporate Verizon store can do, according to Michael Shoemaker, store manager. He was transferred from the Mill Hall ...

Speeding to business success

It’s a unique business, certainly one unlike any other in this area, and Jim Cowden is hoping Accelerated Speed Dynamics, 2603 Reach Road, expands and grows to find an even bigger market. “We fabricate speedometer testing platforms,” said Cowden, a partner in the company. The testing ...

Dr. Beatty keeps patients smiling for 40 years

JERSEY SHORE— Since 1978 Dr. Richard A. Beatty has been making his patients smile wider due to his quality dentistry. He began working at the Jersey Shore Hospital doing wisdom teeth extractions then opened his own private practice in 1988, 259 Allegheny St. He has seven employees that ...

Spherion helps clients find local jobs

Finding a job can be a strenuous process with scouring websites and newspaper columns while hiring the right person can be just as time consuming filing through dozens resumes. Spherion Staffing works to get people into the right job for them and helps companies select the best candidate for ...

Muncy Industries churns out useful products

At Muncy Industries, time-tested products put to good use are being turned out every day. And all the work is done out of a small machine shop just outside Turbotville. “We call it heavy lifting hardware,” said James Fetter, company president. The machine shop at the company’s ...

Historical Society showcases Jersey Shore’s past

The Jersey Shore Historical Society is a treasure trove of its communityís rich past with archives and pictures and pieces from other eras flooding the rooms of the former home at 200 S. Main St. “A lot of people are really good about donating things,” said Tina Cooney, historical ...

Lockard’s: Independent insurance for decades

HUGHESVILLE — Lockard Insurance Agency has been assisting their local clients in times of trouble since the 1970s. Charlie Lockard, owner, said by being a small town business, him and his staff are able to provide personal service to their customers when they need it most. “People ...

Diakon meets needs of 1,700 clients

Diakon Family Life Services Upper Susquehanna Office, 435 W. Fourth St., provides a variety of outpatient mental health therapy to meet the needs of its 1,700 clients. The non-profit and its group of 20 licensed professional counselors and social workers are dedicated to helping their youth ...

Le Chocolat: A must-stop in downtown

“It’s a fun business,” said Bernie Katz, of his downtown Williamsport business, Le Chocolat. “ really is.“ For 17 years, Katz and his wife Bonnie have been operating their candy shop at 420 Pine St. The fun is in meeting the customers. But Bernie makes it clear, running a small ...

Hope Enterprises: 64 years of compassion

Hope Enterprises has been serving people of all ages with all abilities for nearly 64 years through residential assistance, group programs, vocational training and many other programs. The non-profit organization has grown since Dr. Max E. Miller, his wife and other parents who wanted to ...

Career and Technology Center – opportunity

HUGHESVILLE— Lycoming Career and Technology Center provides educational opportunities to students that go beyond reading, writing and arithmetic. The school, 293 Cemetery St., has eight programs and a co-op that are available for tenth to 12th graders at Loyalsock Township, Muncy, ...

Grant Hetler and the business of experience

Grant Hetler has been in the business of making people’s lives more comfortable for over 40 years. He began his career maintaining air conditioners and heating systems at Montour Heating in 1973 at age 19. “My dad worked there as a sales engineer,” Hetler said. “He started at the bottom ...

Welding Unlimited slashing costs

Through Montoursville native Jacob Kreamer’s new business, Welding Unlimited, he is looking to share his encompassing skill for half the cost, he said. In 2002, Kreamer began welding with his father. “We would tackle the basics,” Kreamer said. But it grew into a lifelong passion and ...

WASD continues to offer more to students

As the face of education and the job market changes, today's students face some overwhelming challenges.But some districts are ahead of the trend when it comes to giving students the experience to make them ready to take those challenges head-on.The 780 employees that make up the Williamsport ...