The Chamber Connection

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 ...

Fry’s Fire Systems keeps safety in family

Fire extinguishers: You don't often think about them, but you want to know when you need one, it's going to work.That's where Howard Fry and Fry's Fire Systems come in.Fry, who started the business in 1990 and has been running it ever since, takes pride in his fire service business, which ...

McNerney, Page dedicated to client service

Celebrating 75 years of business this year, the lawyers at McNerney, Page, Vanderlin and Hall know what makes a successful firm."McNerney started out committed to the community and to clients, and we've worked hard to stay that way for 75 years," attorney Max Hall said. "The community and the ...

Bostley Child Care makes learning fun

Safety, supervision, education and fun.These are the values that Bostley Child Care and Preschool Learning Centers promise to provide for children enrolled in their care centers.The day care provider has four centers, its main hub is at 1504 Broad St., Montoursville; the others are located at ...

Farrington Place: Everything a customer needs

When Farrington Place advertises that they have everything a customer needs for their upcoming event, they mean it.This local business provides every piece that a bride, company or family could ask for, down to the most minute of details.They take care of the large details, like providing 40' x ...

Patinaz: Home to handcrafted jewelry

Suzette Mason and Jule Hanford have made a permanent home for themselves with their handcrafted jewelry and artisan store, Patinaz.The two Williamsport residents spent years traveling around the state to showcase their jewelry at arts fairs, Mason for 16 years, Hanford for 21. Though they are ...

Railroad chugging into 30 years of success

The Lycoming Valley Railroad is on the right track, providing the transportation of goods to industries across Central Pennsylvania for the past 30 years. The mile long rail yard, located at 421 Reighard Ave., can house up to 1500 rail cars, and is the largest rail yard between Harrisburg and ...

Sun-Gazette: 213 years of community service

For the past 213 years, the Sun-Gazette has provided local news coverage for the Greater Williamsport area, and it's still going strong.The Sun-Gazette has thrived on its relationships within the community, in particular its rapport with the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. ...

Bayada: Pediatric care for the area

Bayada Home Health Care, located at 209 E. Third St., is on a mission to help children have a safe home life with comfort, independence and dignity. Bayada provides skilled services, in the form of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, home health aides and certified nursing assistants ...

Billtown Buggies: A new experience

Billtown Buggies, LLC has been offering a new way for residents to experience downtown, taking the city back to its roots.Since St. Patrick's Day, the company has been offering horse-drawn carriage rides, operating out of a barn at 112 Dubois St.The company is available for events, weddings or ...

Olde Barn Center: Antiquing in a country setting

At the Olde Barn Center, located at 1605 Route 220, Muncy, you will find all sorts of antiques that will be a conversation piece in your home, or a unique gift that very few people will have. By stepping through the door to the antique shop, you are stepping into a world of possible ...

The Real IT Care Musketeers

Real IT Care is here to solve any company's IT (information technology) needs. Located at 136 Catawissa Ave., partners Zane Patalive, Steve Shaible and Kenny Steinbacher were able to take a negative situation in their lives and turn it into a positive one by creating Real IT Care.Patalive, ...

Edkin Tap Services: A family affair

While Eric Edkin may be a relatively new face in the tap service business, his family is not.Edkin started Edkin Tap Services last July after his father-in-law, Larry Koch, invited him into the business."My father-in-law started in 1974. It was just him and another guy," Edkin said. When Koch's ...

Small law firm uses its advantages

Being a small law firm in a small city has its advantages.For one, Jonathan Butterfield, Fred Holland and Jeffrey Rowe of Murphy, Butterfield & Holland, P.C. enjoy the flexibility of what law they can practice."One of the advantages and joys of being a smaller city lawyer is that you ...