The Chamber Connection

Passion for new creations fuels sign company

A love of color and layout, and a passion for creating new things is what led Eric Anderson to open Anderson Signs 25 years ago.Anderson's work can be seen throughout the area, whether it's on the front of city hall or next door at Bullfrog Brewery.The entrepreneur has been busy designing, ...

North Central Sight Services: A community leader

North Central Sight Services, 2121 Reach Road, has been a valuable part of the local community for nearly 60 years.The non-profit organization offers services to the visually impaired, provides education for sight-loss prevention and offers employment opportunities to the blind and visually ...

Old Corner Hotel: Where old friends meet

Kate Myers, manager of Old Corner Hotel, found the phrase "where old friends meet" on the back of an old photo hanging in the restaurant and realized it fits the atmosphere of the iconic Williamsport establishment perfectly."That's what makes Old Corner special. Friends have been meeting here ...

World Travel helps clients see the world

Julie McManus travels the world every day and never leaves her desk.The travel agent is one of five on staff at World Travel International, a full service travel agency that operates out of the Williamsport Regional Airport."We do all-inclusive vacations, cruises, group trips, honeymoons, ...

National Sporting Goods provides products, knowledge

National Sporting Goods has sat at the corner of Allegheny and Oliver streets since 1960, providing Jersey Shore with products and, more importantly, knowledge that stems from years of experience.In 2009 Adam Kourdes bought the store that serves central Pennsylvania's hunters and outdoor ...

Getgen Excavating serves community for 40 years

Since 1975, one family-run excavating business has continuously served the area, providing excellent service to its clients.Getgen Excavating was started 40 years ago by current owner and operator Don Getgen after he had spent time working with his uncle doing work with his back hoe.In 1974, ...

Williamsport Electric: Everything electrical

Williamsport Electric has been providing electrical contracting to Williamsport and its surrounding area for over 25 years, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down.Williamsport Electric has been serving the area since 1989. Originally located in the city the company gets its namesake from, the ...

Five Star Equipment: Ensuring customer satisfaction

What customers today know as Five Star Equipment began its history in 1980, with the purchase of Drake Diesel, a certified General Motors dealership, by Bill Bochicchio and Frank Gallo.Drake Diesel also sold and serviced various brands of commercial diesel engines, including Detroit Diesel, ...

Artisan Hearing dedicated to service

When the audiologist practice that Jennifer Yerke used to work for went out of business due to death of the owner, Yerke was concerned about what would happen to her patients.That concern prompted her to open her own practice, Artisan Hearing Technologies LLC, 324 W. Southern Ave., South ...

Henry Dunn Insurance is community-based

Though Henry Dunn Insurance is a growing corporation they are still a community-based business where close client relationships are key.Henry Dunn has been around since 1933 and is now in its third generation of corporate leadership, still run by the same family that lent its name to the ...

Dave’s Service Center: Honest repair, done right

Dave Wyland used to drive past the property at 1065 High St. on his way to his job at Bethlehem Steel and always liked the look of it.He bought it in 1981 and hired his sole employee, his son Alan. Together, the family worked on vehicles and provided inspections and oil changes, as well.In ...

Active Pest Solutions takes care of pest problems

When it comes to pest control, one family owned and operated business is quickly rising in the county.Dedicated to customer service, the Active Pest Solutions has been serving the area since Rock Marshall began the practice in 2005. Marshall prides his business on being prompt and ...

CSR Enterprise: A community staple for 25 years

A community technology service assisting business communities sits right next to Starbucks.CSR Enterprise Networks, 155 Academy St., works with small to mid-sized businesses with 10 to 500 or more users and organizations to help them actualize the full potential of Information Technology (IT), ...

Foundry a staple of Williamsport’s history

In the late 19th century, Williamsport was considered the lumbering capital of the world. The need for lumbering equipment and the proximity to ample supplies of coal and iron attracted more than 20 foundries to the area.The Williamsport Foundry, located at 164 Maynard St., is the last one ...

Food bank fills vital community need

Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but they're usually not available to those in need who rely on food pantries to feed themselves and their families."In the 2014 Hunger in America study, a survey conducted by Feeding America Food Banks, they found that the number ...

Pajama Factory a haven for creative spirits

A creative incubator fostering small business owners, fine artists, performers and more sits at 1307 Park Ave.As owner, executive director and self described man behind the curtain Mark Winkelman puts it, the Pajama Factory is a community developed by its users, nurtured by Winkelman and others ...

EvoWire backs up business data

Picture this.You're in the middle of an important project, saving countless files to your computer. You're close to the end, and you come in to work the next day to find your computer has been stolen.What do you do?That's where EvoWire, of VEC Business Tech, comes in.The company offers remote ...

West Branch Drug and Alcohol a community aid

For 40 years, West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission has been making a difference in local lives.The non-profit organization provides case management services to those struggling with addiction. While most of the clientele are dealing with drug and alcohol addiction, the ...

Best Line: Construction’s friend

For almost 30 years Best Line Equipment has been selling, servicing, distributing and renting contractor grade construction equipment throughout Pennsylvania and beyond, never forgetting its roots in Muncy.In 1985, Michael Houseknecht started a small equipment rental and service company with ...

Freshlife dedicated to providing healthy lifestyle

The staff of Freshlife are dedicated to informing their Lycoming County customers of their options when seeking a healthy lifestyle and providing them with the right products to live a long, well life.With the internet acting as any local business' biggest competitor, health food markets and ...