The Chamber Connection

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 ...

Interim Healthcare: Individualized services

MUNCY- Interim Healthcare of Central Pennsylvania helps clients receive one-on-one home care that allows people to remain in their homes.They are a private duty home health agency, 160 Chad Road, that primarily works with pediatric and elderly patients to provide clinical and non-clinical ...

New ownership, same Nevill’s Flowers

Making people's days through floral creations is what Nevill's Flowers is about, owner Melissa Iseley said.The shop, 321 Peters Alley, Montoursville, has been providing floral arrangements for weddings, special occasions, sympathy and daily events since 1945.They have everything from roses and ...

Tripoli’s Triggers making better shots

After 40 years of shooting competitively, Frank Tripoli decided to pull the trigger on a lifelong dream and started his own gun shop.Tripoli's Triggers Inc., 531 Washington Boulevard, was created in 1999 and specialized in selling semiautomatic pistols, revolvers and hunting rifles.One of the ...

Thompson’s: Family tradition endures

For well over a century, Clair D. Thompson and Sons Inc. has shaped the landscape of area small business while successfully keeping the company in the family for what will soon be five generations.Created in 1887 by Ledy Curtin Thompson, the company has gone through four name changes, a major ...

Print shop stays true to tradition

Keeping the pace with technology while maintaining old school service is how MAS Printing has been able to stay relevant in an ever changing world.MAS stands for Michael Anthony Salvatori, the owner of the shop, who has been running his business since 1982 at its 116 Emery St. location.Services ...

Meixel’s: Striving for quality

For Brad Meixel, owner of BA Meixel Electrical Inc., quality of work is what was needed to start a successful business.BA Meixel Electrical Inc. has been providing competitive electrical services to the area for about 10 years.The framework for the company began after Meixel graduated from ...

McDonald House: A home away from home

DANVILLE- The Ronald McDonald House of Danville has been providing a home away from home to families with ill children for 35 years.The house is located on the Geisinger Medical Center campus, 100 N. Academy Ave. and Trembulak Way, where many of the children are receiving medical attention at ...

Company succeeds through 100 years of change

Created in 1905 in response to the soaring successes of the lumber industry in the area, Keystone Friction Hinge Company, at 520 Matthews Boulevard in South Williamsport, has had to evolve with over 100 years of change.Keystone Friction Hinge started as a metal stamping company making friction ...

Local Harley dealer keeps icon alive

A Harley-Davidson motorcycle is an American icon people dream about owning. Horsepower Harley-Davidson is here to make those dreams come true.The Williamsport dealership, 1910 E. Third St., opened in 2004. The store sells new and pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles, parts, accessories and ...

Photographer finds passion with ‘shutter click’

When Sarah Young borrowed her grandfather's film camera in high school, she discovered a way to capture her passions in life through a lasting art form.Before her discovery of photography, she made images using pastel, charcoal, ink and paint."But instead of hours at an easel or a desk, ...

KVS Computers: Making dreams come true

HUGHESVILLE - From the basement of his home to a new location on 100 S. Railroad St., the owner of KVS Computers, Cherif Ammar-Khodja is making his dreams come true.The office used to be on Route 405 in Muncy but due to the significant growth in the company, Ammar-Khodja decided to move it to ...