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The Chamber Connection

Local bank focuses on community engagement

Woodlands Bank, located on East Third Street, has been working for nearly 30 years to bring a community aspect to banking in the Williamsport and surrounding areas according to Jon Conklin, president and CEO. The bank’s doors opened on Oct. 10 of 1990 after a group of locals got together to ...

Plankenhorn Stationery celebrates 120th anniversary

Plankenhorn Stationery is celebrating its 120th anniversary on Dec. 10 after starting the business in 1899 and being the first chamber member of the Board of Trade in 1900. Locals can celebrate with Christopher M. “Chris” Plankenhorn, president, Charles C. “Chip” Plankenhorn, ...

South Side restaurant expands clientele

Aiming to keep a family-friendly atmosphere while attracting area professionals looking for an adult beverage, the owner of South Side Restaurant & Pizzeria, at 324 W Southern Ave., opened a tavern adjacent to the current location. Brian Haller, owner, said since opening the South Side ...

Street sweeping helps businesses go green

Going green is on the mind of Sweep a Lot LLC, a local professional street sweeping service and maintenance company. “There’s a lot of good locations out there, not just for aesthetics but also the environmental impact,” said owner Robert K. Vlacich, of Montoursville. “We’re so ...

All Round Tire Co. works to save customers money

Since 1983, All Round Tire Co. has been working with rubber to deliver the best and longest lasting solutions to tire maintenance. Denise Alexander, David “Cork” Bower and Doug Bower, all siblings, have been through the good times and bad with each other, they said, through which ...

The Hemlock Uncut: Easy digital marketing for local businesses

Angela Barletta, owner, is an experienced marketing and graphic designer who has started her consulting, social media and email marketing business, The Hemlock Uncut, straight from her home. After freelancing for larger companies across the country for almost a decade, Barletta decided last ...

Schoonover Plumbing and Heating has successful transition

Since branching out into Williamsport, an owner of Schoonover Plumbing and Heating said the transition has opened the door to opportunities. “We’re into it and we’re feeling good about so far,” said Tom Schoonover. “It’s been great.” Founded in Canton in 1948 by ...

Rainbow Carpet serving area for over 20 years

The Rainbow Carpet, owned by Mary Mussare and her family, started as a typical carpet cleaning store in 1987. Soon after, the store expanded its capabilities to taking care of fire and water damage and replacing flooring in homes in the Williamsport and surrounding areas. “The business ...

Scouting is alive and well in the region

Boy Scouts of America Susquehanna Council provides area youth with programs and activities that help build character and instill in them values for becoming good citizens. The organization serves Lycoming, Northumberland, Clinton, Union and Snyder counties and is supported by numerous ...

West Branch Human Resource Society networks professionals

Though a business’ culture is certainly important, a common failing of a human resource worker in the areas of hiring, firing, and maintaining a company’s workforce is becoming insular and outdated. West Branch Human Resource Society works to correct this by connecting HR professionals ...

Park Pizza serving generation after generation

Williamsport’s very own Park Pizza has been open for business since the 60s. After Scott Robinson, owner, had been working there for years, he decided to buy it in the 90s at just 19 years old. Watching generation after generation come into the shop to get pizzas and wings—shows Park Pizza ...

Lemur Tree Care is on the cutting edge

Those at Lemur Tree Care aren’t lumberjacks, they’re who the lumberjacks call when they need an arborist. By bringing in new technology and cutting edge techniques, Austin Fiedler, owner and operator said his company’s goal is to maintain high standards of tree maintenance and removal ...

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 ...