The Chamber Connection

J.B. Gibbons looks to past, present and future

For over 50 years, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has helped build Northcentral Pennsylvania, while also continuing to look to the future. Since its founding in 1967, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has tasked themselves with providing “the best construction services available in the area,” ...

Treasure Castle soon to celebrate ten years making kids happy

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Treasure Castle in South Williamsport, especially for children between the ages of one and twelve with imaginations just waiting to be inspired by a colorful, magical atmosphere. Owner Sharon Markle, along with her husband Glenn and daughter Brenda ...

Lycoming Mobile Sandblasting comes to you

When it comes to stripping the finish off of a surface, there are very few ways to avoid damaging the material underneath. However, with sandblasting, the power can be adjusted to properly strip the material in a manner which prevents flash rusting for up to 72 hours. Peter Bower of Lycoming ...

Real Taste Taqueria’s quick meal took years in the making

There is no separating Curiel and Erica Bame from Real Taste Taqueria and Food Truck. It’s the culmination of their ventures and the recognition of their failures. In the process of finding the balance between food truck and restaurant, the two also found success. From an early age, Curiel ...

Julies Coffee: The downtown lunch spot and so much more

After 22 years, Julie’s Coffee is still pouring hot joe and serving breakfast and lunch to the downtown business crowd and those in the know. Eric and Tanya Redman, current owners of the eatery, at 33 West Third St., have been hard at work at the stove and the espresso machine respectively ...

Flatiron Salon has carved out niche in city

Since opening its doors more than 10 years ago, The Flatiron Salon has more than carved out its niche in the community. Located in the historic Flatiron building, at 901 Hepburn St., it offers a full line of hair and styling and other cosmetic services. “I think it’s been a great ...

Kinley Jewelers prevails through 7 decades of change

With 70 years of sales and service in Williamsport, E.R. Kinley and Sons jewelry store has seen the business landscape change and change again. The business, which Elmer Kinley started in 1948 in Newberry before moving downtown to the corner of Fourth and Laurel streets in 1972, has seen the ...

Northeast Knee Joint Institute: Easing joint pain for those in need

Dr. Edwin Roman opened Northeast Knee Joint Institute, 60 River Ave., Williamsport after deciding there was a crying need for treating joint-related problems in the the local area. His patients, many of them middle-aged or elderly, are those with advanced arthritis who are not eligible for ...

M&T Bank: A major institution with a localized feel

M&T Bank, with more than 750 branches across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country, has a decidedly hometown feel. “We try to be very local,” Phil Johnson, regional president, said. From his sixth floor office at the bank’s administrative headquarters, at 103 West ...

Serious commercial photography and video here at home

Eric Stashak Commercial Photography and Video Production has been in the Williamsport area since 1993, providing photography and video services for businesses and institutions. A native of Lock Haven, Stashak is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers with 25 years of ...

Family Promise has a big impact on the community

Family Promise of Lycoming County helps people get back on their feet, providing shelter, meals and case management for those without homes. The organization, started in 2010, partners with local churches to help provide much-needed support for individuals and families. Executive ...

Grassroots effort targets drug addiction

In the two years since launching her organization targeted toward combatting drug addiction, Carolyn Miele feels as if she has helped make a difference. “I think it has gone well,” Miele said of Saving Lives for Zachary. A week doesn’t go by without someone not reaching out to her ...

Knoebel’s: A generational family amusement

ELYSBURG – Knoebels Amusement Resort started in 1926 with its first attractions being the Cyrstal Pool, a merry-go-round and a food stand. “My grandfather was a farmer and a lumberman. He didn’t care much for the farming,” said Ron “Buddy” Knoebel, Knoebels Amusement Resort ...

Fresh efforts at the Williamsport Country Club

Over the last year, the Williamsport Country Club has added a new club manager and a new executive chef to bring some expertise and new features to spruce up the club. John Sheedy, club manager, started in April 2017 and Matthew Wood, executive chef, started in September, and the two have ...

From street to store: Mr. Sticky’s now a fixture on ‘the strip’

One can’t help but breathe in the sweet aroma of freshly made sticky buns upon entering this Loyalsock Township restaurant. The regular, walnut, cream cheese iced cinnamon and peanut butter iced cinnamon buns are not only the big sellers at Mr. Sticky’s, they are also very ...

Mileto’s Sub Shop: Carrying on a long tradition

It’s a Newberry landmark, a neighborhood sub shop and a longtime family business. Since 1972, customers have been coming to Mileto’s Sub Shop for the tasty sandwiches and the cozy, familiar ambience of a neighborhood eatery. “I love serving the people. I love their smiles,” ...

Interior design company moving to city

After serving the area for over 26 years in premium quality interior design, Timeless Furniture and Interiors will be relocating to Aspen Square, at the corner of Pine Street and Little League Boulevard in the city. The company will be having a grand opening celebration during First Friday ...

Credit processing with a personalized touch

Merchants’ Credit Processing Service of Central PA opened a new office in downtown Williamsport this year at 140 W. Fourth St. Their central office, located at 418 Hazel St., New Berlin, has been processing credit for the area since 2000. Art Lieberman, owner, came to the area in 2000 ...

Mind, body, spirit: Physician offers holistic service

Like almost any prospective business owner, Dr. Jennifer Pryor knew she was taking a chance when she launched Akasha Center for Holistic Medicine. But she felt a medical practice offering an array of medical services and therapies not readily available for many people in the area was ...

Zartman Construction: Over 45 years of doing it all

Zartman Construction Inc. has a been a part of the central Pennsylvania business scene since 1973 when Gene Zartman launched the company. Over 45 years, the business has grown from a home-based company to a thriving enterprise with Gene’s son, David Zartman, serving as president. David ...