The Chamber Connection

United Way focuses on helping more people each year

Since starting in 1922, the Lycoming County United Way has been serving and funding community based programs that focus on a multitude of issues that impact our community on a daily basis. Ron Frick, CEO and President, alongside Brittany Fischer, vice president community impact, work to serve ...

Appreciative Strategies helps businesses stay fresh

Though a place of comfort, the most dangerous thing a business can do is remain stagnant, according to Dennis Gilbert, of Appreciative Strategies LLC. Since 2007, Gilbert has worked with a multitude of organizations to develop their workforce and develop strategies for improving their ...

Tiadaghton Farm gives events a unique setting

Saying “I do” in front of one’s closest friends and family is perhaps one of the most memorable moments for any couple. And when it comes to gorgeous wedding venues in the area, brides- and grooms-to-be have a variety of options, from luxurious banquet halls to scenic parks to lovingly ...

Catherman’s brings 50 years of experience to the craft

New to the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, Chatherman’s Collision Center LLC, is open and ready for business as of January 2019. With over 50 years of experience in the business, Robert Thomas Jr. and his father Robert Thomas Sr. work together to provide auto body collision repairs ...

Any Event builds relationships through the years

With the experience of nearly three decades and full-time employees who have worked alongside each other for 19-years, owners of Any Event Party Rental & Sales, at 820 Westminster Drive, said people travel from a 100-mile-radius to do business with them. When Lori Johnson and Charlene ...

American Rescue Workers hone in on homelessness

More than just thrift stores, the American Rescue Workers offer several programs aimed at alleviating the root issue of homelessness — not having a home. With two emergency shelters, one for families and another for men, as well as a men’s work rehabilitation shelter, Latricia Scutching, ...

ClearView Asset Protection working to keep places secure

HUGHESVILLE — ClearView Asset Protection, a 24/7 security company at 128 Green Valley Rd., is working to create new and cost efficient ways to insure safe and secure places for local and international gas companies and medicinal marijuanna plants. ClearView Asset Protection was founded in ...

Camp Victory provides accessible, inclusive atmosphere

Each year from spring to fall, Camp Victory, 58 Camp Victory Road, Millville, PA, comes to life with the laughter and excitement of hundreds of kids. The camp opened its doors in 1994 and has since hosted nearly 30,000 overnight campers and counselors, but Camp Victory is not just any regular ...

J.B. Gibbons looks to past, present and future

For over 50 years, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has helped build Northcentral Pennsylvania, while also continuing to look to the future. Since its founding in 1967, J.B. Gibbons Construction, LLC has tasked themselves with providing “the best construction services available in the area,” ...

Treasure Castle soon to celebrate ten years making kids happy

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Treasure Castle in South Williamsport, especially for children between the ages of one and twelve with imaginations just waiting to be inspired by a colorful, magical atmosphere. Owner Sharon Markle, along with her husband Glenn and daughter Brenda ...

Lycoming Mobile Sandblasting comes to you

When it comes to stripping the finish off of a surface, there are very few ways to avoid damaging the material underneath. However, with sandblasting, the power can be adjusted to properly strip the material in a manner which prevents flash rusting for up to 72 hours. Peter Bower of Lycoming ...

Real Taste Taqueria’s quick meal took years in the making

There is no separating Curiel and Erica Bame from Real Taste Taqueria and Food Truck. It’s the culmination of their ventures and the recognition of their failures. In the process of finding the balance between food truck and restaurant, the two also found success. From an early age, Curiel ...

Julies Coffee: The downtown lunch spot and so much more

After 22 years, Julie’s Coffee is still pouring hot joe and serving breakfast and lunch to the downtown business crowd and those in the know. Eric and Tanya Redman, current owners of the eatery, at 33 West Third St., have been hard at work at the stove and the espresso machine respectively ...

Flatiron Salon has carved out niche in city

Since opening its doors more than 10 years ago, The Flatiron Salon has more than carved out its niche in the community. Located in the historic Flatiron building, at 901 Hepburn St., it offers a full line of hair and styling and other cosmetic services. “I think it’s been a great ...

Kinley Jewelers prevails through 7 decades of change

With 70 years of sales and service in Williamsport, E.R. Kinley and Sons jewelry store has seen the business landscape change and change again. The business, which Elmer Kinley started in 1948 in Newberry before moving downtown to the corner of Fourth and Laurel streets in 1972, has seen the ...

Northeast Knee Joint Institute: Easing joint pain for those in need

Dr. Edwin Roman opened Northeast Knee Joint Institute, 60 River Ave., Williamsport after deciding there was a crying need for treating joint-related problems in the the local area. His patients, many of them middle-aged or elderly, are those with advanced arthritis who are not eligible for ...

M&T Bank: A major institution with a localized feel

M&T Bank, with more than 750 branches across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country, has a decidedly hometown feel. “We try to be very local,” Phil Johnson, regional president, said. From his sixth floor office at the bank’s administrative headquarters, at 103 West ...

Serious commercial photography and video here at home

Eric Stashak Commercial Photography and Video Production has been in the Williamsport area since 1993, providing photography and video services for businesses and institutions. A native of Lock Haven, Stashak is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers with 25 years of ...

Family Promise has a big impact on the community

Family Promise of Lycoming County helps people get back on their feet, providing shelter, meals and case management for those without homes. The organization, started in 2010, partners with local churches to help provide much-needed support for individuals and families. Executive ...

Grassroots effort targets drug addiction

In the two years since launching her organization targeted toward combatting drug addiction, Carolyn Miele feels as if she has helped make a difference. “I think it has gone well,” Miele said of Saving Lives for Zachary. A week doesn’t go by without someone not reaching out to her ...