The Chamber Connection

Innovative Modernization Center makes impact

Manufacturing companies face a host of diverse, complex and often sticky problems they can’t always untangle on their own. Many others simply need the resources that can help them become more efficient, competitive and profitable. For 30 years, the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center ...

Ed’s Market, East End landmark, is back

For years, Ed’s Market had been that familiar stop-off neighborhood deli and grocery market tucked away in Williamsport’s East End, a place to pick up hoagies, soda, snacks or other food items. When it closed, a piece of Williamsport seemed to die with it. But now Ed’s is back. Mike ...

Nippenose Valley Village: Senior living, perfect setting

Nippenose Valley Village, 7190 S. Route 44, is a senior living community that is also licensed as a personal care home. “Who wouldn’t want to live in a beautiful valley? It’s a beautiful community,” said Virla Ocker, admissions and marketing director. “The building officially had ...

White Horse: Vehicle graphics and design

MUNCY – White Horse Graphics, 1000 Bartlow Road, specializes in vehicle graphics, full color printed banners, site signs, magnetic signs, emergency vehicle details and graphic designs. Stacy Charles, owner, said she has been in the vehicle graphics and design industry since 1999. Her father ...

Adelphoi Village mission: Helping children

Adelphoi Village, 1964 Lycoming Creek Road, Old Lycoming Township, is a private, nonprofit organization to help children. The organization is statewide, though the Old Lycoming Township location primarily deals with foster care and adoption. Dave Hall, program director, said that 98 percent ...

Covenant Builders: Kitchen, bath specialists

Covenant Builders, 443 Broad St., Montoursville, specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling. “My wife (Connie Neff) and I started Covenant Builders 16 years ago,” said Earl Neff, general manager. “We’ve always been a small company, 5-7 employees.” They try to do all they can ...

ECM Realty provides best in property management

Rental properties comprise plenty of living space for individuals and families in the city of Williamsport. Renting out those properties are people such as Edmund Metzger, owner of ECM Realty Management, Inc., who believes in giving his best to his tenants. Metzger leases nearly 50 ...

Econo Lodge looking for busy year

Sitting at the east end of the busy Golden Strip in Loyalsock Township, the Econo Lodge is well positioned as a stop-off point for travelers and visitors to the local area. Bill Zuber, assistant general manager, said he’s looking forward to a busy year after coming off a successful last ...

PPL serves 54,000 customers in Lycoming County

The PPL Electric Utilities Susquehanna Service Center, 4810 Lycoming Mall Drive, Montoursville, provides Lycoming County with electricity. “We serve 29 counties in Pennsylvania, and it’s 1.4 million customers,” said Tracie Witter, regional affairs director for PPL Electric ...

North Shore Railroad hauls freight in region

Six separate rail lines operating under different names comprise the North Shore Railroad Co., their diesel locomotives hauling carloads of freight throughout the region.. The headquarters for the rail operation can be found in the Newberry section of Williamsport. “We started the ...

Wine and Design: A new creative outlet

Wine and Design, 357 Market St., has offered the Williamsport and surrounding areas a place to try out a new creative outlet since 2014. Jodi Rakoski, studio owner, said she fell in love with the area since attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology. “My background is in restaurant ...

Getting word out about drugs, addiction

Saving Lives for Zachary is a grassroots effort toward getting the word out about the dangers of drugs. Launched by Carolyn Miele, whose 27-year-old son died from a heroin overdose in 2016, the non-profit group is gaining support for its positive messages and education efforts in the ...

Lundy Warehousing serves industry realty needs

Lundy Warehousing, 25 W. Third St., has been servicing the Williamsport area’s needs for industrial realty for many years. “We are lessors of commercial and industrial space,” said Don Lundy, Lundy Warehousing president. The main property, which is at the 200 block of Arch Street, has ...

Kent Bennett and Associates answers calling

Kent Bennett has worked in the insurance business since 1974 and has seen the changes in the industry. Heís been through the industry’s evolution from big office corporate insurers to the now more prevalent independent agencies such has his own. “You do have to change with the ...

Avu Goldsmiths: Unique jewelry

Avu Goldsmiths, 246 E. Church St., has been serving the Williamsport area with unique jewelry items since August 2016. The business was started by Jennifer Parks, owner and goldsmith. “The name of the business, Avu, it is the Finnish word for quality and value,” she said. “I didn’t ...

Valley View: Home for nursing, rehab

Valley View Nursing Center, nestled in the rural landscape of Lycoming County, provides a comfortable home for seniors. The 163-bed facility includes long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services. “We will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this April,” Administrator Lou Ann ...

Montoursville schools offer opportunities

The Montoursville Area School District offers students the opportunity to be creative, inquisitive and in charge of their learning. In one of the many examples the district offers, kindergarten students recently got a chance to do a hands on experiment themed for a great interactive autumn ...

Backyard Broadcasting pulls in listeners

Backyard Broadcasting is like a high-powered megaphone blasting its radio signals from its half-dozen or so radio stations all over central Pennsylvania. The small cluster of stations compromising Backyard bring country-western, rock ‘n roll and oldies music, as well as talk radio and ESPN ...

Writers Qi breathes new life into marketing

Breathing new life into marketing, Writers Qi offers businesses the chance to hire a freelance writer to write up their information in a professional, creative manner. Writers Qi, based out of an office in the Pajama Factory at 1307 Park Ave., can give businesses web content, articles and ...

Trinity Farm: A place for dogs to stay

Visitors taking the winding road up to the farm atop a hill affording a sweeping view of rolling forested land are likely to catch the sounds of barking. It’s here just outside Pennsdale where Sam and Anne Shea operate Trinity Farm Dog Boarding. “We have a lot of different breeds of ...