The Chamber Connection

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 ...

Cable Services: Three generations of trailblazing

Cable Services, 2113 Marydale Ave., has been operating based out of the Williamsport area since 1964. The company started under the leadership of John B. Roskowski, who started his career in cable services in 1952 by taking a job at Williamsport Cable until branching out on his own. He ...

Micro-1 brings computer sales and service

Since starting his small business more than 20 years ago, Nick Schneider has seen the changes in the computer industry. He was just betting started as an entrepreneur when personal computers appeared in homes. He’s seen other computer sales and repair businesses come and go, but after more ...

Turning a hobby into a business dream

Many people dream of turning a hobby into a business. Dana Shurer is living that dream with Uniquely Primitive, her downtown Williamsport shop. “I sell primitive country decor,” she said. “I’ve always decorated my home that way. I always wanted to do that.” Candles, wreaths, ...

Family-operated business opens new ‘doors’

JERSEY SHORE — Nelson Installations, 6142 Route 287, is a new family operated business from the Jersey Shore area. “We primarily do installations, repair and service work for commercial doors and hardware,” said Scott Nelson, president. “We do automatics, such as sliders and handicap ...

Robert M. Sides means music to community

The very name, Robert M. Sides, conjures up thoughts of music. And why not? The business has served the area music community for generations. Peter Sides and his sister, Alysha Sides Greevy, are owners of the music center at 201 Mulberry St., Williamsport. The city store is the ...

Eureka Resources: Bringing clean water since 2008

Eureka Resources, oil and gas wastewater management, has been servicing the area’s needs for cleaner water since 2008. With three different facility locations, 419 Second St., Williamsport; 208 Catawissa Ave., Williamsport; and 34640 Route 6, Wysox; the business has been going strong to ...

Rise & Shine Nutrition: Making people better

To say that Lindsey Paulhamus had personal reasons for starting Rise & Shine Nutrition, a Williamsport health and fitness club she owns and operates with her husband, Nathan, is perhaps an accurate statement. Not long ago, she was overweight and not feeling real good about it. She began ...

Eureka Resources: Bringing clean water since 2008

Eureka Resources, oil and gas wastewater management, has been servicing the area’s needs for cleaner water since 2008. With three different facility locations, 419 Second St., Williamsport; 208 Catawissa Ave., Williamsport; and 34640 Route 6, Wysox; the business has been going strong to ...