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The Chamber Connection

Stallion diversifies to help local economy, public

A company that originally came to the area to support the oil and gas industry has continued to diversify its product range to aid the area during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Stallion, at 297 Beautys Run Road, has taken the lessons of the fast-paced and flexible technologies of the gas ...

Jersey Shore State Bank gives to first responders

In donating to local first responders, one local bank said its giving patterns are a mirror of a community who cares. “We’re a giving bank, not because of what we say, but because of what we do,” said Richard A. Grafmyre, CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. Across all branches the bank ...

Adelphoi Village helps children, teens find forever homes

Adelphoi Foster Care and Adoption Services, located at 1965 Lycoming Creek Road, has helped children find their forever home after Father Paschal Morlino started the organization in 1971. In the Williamsport and surrounding communities including Bradford, Tioga, Sullivan and Montour counties, ...

Business works with public and private school libraries

Opening the Book is a unique local business creating furniture and design work for libraries. In Williamsport can be found the company’s North American headquarters at Water Tower Square, 1000 Commerce Park Drive. “We service accounts all across the U.S. and Canada,” Jolie Conahan, ...

Active communication helps graphic design, printing firm

Quick turn-around on quotes and results as well as active communication with clients are some of the reasons Hilsher Graphics is set to soon celebrate its 50th year in business, said the owners. Winners of the The Phillips/Plankenhorn Small Business Award, those at the graphics and printing ...

Nesco Resource links people to jobs

Nesco Resource is a national staffing agency with more than 100 offices across the U.S. including in Williamsport. Located at 454 Pine St., in the former City Hall building, the local branch works with between 35 and 40 company clients looking to fill temporary and permanent job ...

Holistic Health Services focuses on all aspects

Holistic Health Center validates its name as the owner moves further into health coaching in addition to the life coaching and a multitude of massage techniques. “As a health coach I work with people who want to get healthy and lose weight. I have people who went down to their goal weight ...

Goldsmith has 41 years of community connection

After 41 years, Marc Williams Goldsmith, located on William Street, continues to be one of the city’s finest jewelers, providing customers with classic goldsmith jewelry items and custom pieces for special occasions. “Quality is our thing,” Marc Williams, owner said. “We try to do the ...

Local furniture factory wins large business award

Savoy Contract Furniture, 300 Howard St., has provided quality commercial furniture needs, and case and upholstery goods in terms of college and military housing since 1946 when it was founded as Savoy’s Machine Woodcarving Shop by John D. Savoy and his son, John A. Savoy. Today, Adam ...

Something for everyone at Antiques & Moore

Whether you are in the market for something vintage, refurbished, collectible or even brand new, you will likely find it at Antiques & Moore at 5828 Route 220 in Linden. Owner Pat Koch and family bought the business from Koch’s sister-in-law several years ago, and they have been ...

ClearView offers surveillance throughout the world

With the ability to power cameras from the Canadian wilderness to the deserts of Saudi Arabia, ClearView Asset Protection works to defend well pads, medicinal marijuana growth operations and, potentially, drone attacks. “We’re providing the mobility,” said Lance Thomas, president and ...

Insurance agency hopes to continue growth in county

Yoder Insurance Inc., located at 950 Broad St., started in 1979 in Lewisburg and has since expanded to Clarks Summit, Danville and, more recently, Montoursville in 2016. Today, the agency works to continue its growth and ensure quality customer service. The independent insurance agency has 15 ...

Highmark retail store gives human touch

More than just selling health insurance, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield seeks to help people not just make educated decisions for their coverage, but for their everyday living, said an administrator. Maintaining the insurance company’s only brick and mortar store in the region is Kevin ...

Customers and community are top priorities for local bank

When you step into the lobby of Susquehanna Community Bank at 2409 E. Third St., you find yourself surrounded by some of Williamsport’s most iconic landmarks. Large murals decorate the walls of the bank’s newest branch office that opened in September 2019. The Hiawatha Paddlewheel ...

Petro’s Jewelers works with over 100 years combined experience

Basin Street Plaza holds a special place for those looking for jewelry for their loved ones. Petro’s Jewelers, at which the staff holds a combined 106 years of experience, offers customizable jewelry for celebratory occasions as well as jewelry repair. Mike Petro, owner, started his own ...

First Commonwealth Bank emphasizes community

Newcomers to the area since Sept. 2019, First Commonwealth Bank administrators said they’re looking to network with the area’s small business and give back to the community. With 14 locations now open between Williamsport and State College, each one is attempting to help individuals ...

Ultimate Express saves your undercarriage

Ultimate Express Car and Pet Wash, at 1112 Washington Blvd., offers a three-minute scrub positioned to protect vehicles though the harsh winter conditions. “Clean, shiny and fast,” is their motto, said Butch Heim, director of management and business development. In 1999, the ultimate ...

Northwest Bank: A big bank with a bigger heart

Though a part of a large corporation, officials at Northwest Bank on Washington Boulevard said their hometown mentality and customer service sets themselves apart in a bank-laden area. “We are committed to our customers and community. We try to make customers’ lives just better, all the ...

Asian market provides authentic experience

If you ask Randy Stroup and Tess Neidig what they love most about operating R & T Asian Market, they will tell you it is the pride they feel about providing something to the community that is not available anywhere else. Stroup and Neidig opened the market at 314 Government Place, ...

T-mobile offers free giveaways and 5G coverage

T-Mobile, located on East Third Street next to Moe’s, is the Chamber of Commerce’s newest member and they are working to leave their mark on the area with great phone services. Richard Garnhart, store manager, and Bruce Campbell, mobile expert, spoke about everything that the business has ...