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The Chamber Connection

Business stays steady for area jewelry store

Those searching for high quality, handcrafted jewelry need look no further than the masterfully crafted pieces on display at Martina Guerra Goldsmith, 1102 Allegheny Street, Jersey Shore. A lifelong resident of Williamsport, business founder Martina Paulhamus said that her love of jewelry ...

Bullfrog Brewery celebrates 25 years

By MIKE REUTHER mreuther@sungazette.com Most small businesses eventually fail, with one in three not making it to the 10-year mark, according to the Small Business Administration. Then there are those such as the Bullfrog Brewery, a downtown Williamsport restaurant and brewpub, which ...

Spartronics looks to strengthen manufacturing

Spartronics Williamsport has a deep-rooted history as a leading supplier of mission-critical defense electronics in Williamsport. It began with the inception of GTE Williamsport in 1959. At that time, a concentration on the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry was introduced to produce ...

‘Trees for Life’ continues custom furniture through the new year

A local business focusing on handcrafted live-edge furniture continues the historic spirit of Williamsport’s former status as lumber capital of the world. Woodrich: Trees for Life, or just “Trees for Life,” is a business formed by Raffael Colone, 42, of Loyalsock Township, and his ...

Boutique hotel depicts Williamsport’s rich history

From a room harkening back to the lumber era, to a suite dedicated to mail carriers, the City Hall Grand Hotel offers its guests a unique visual and tactical experience. Owners Tim and Sandra Butters say they are proud to have purchased the former city hall at 454 Pine St. in 2007, and since ...

Hoss’s remains a mainstay of Loyalsock

Restaurants have come and gone along Loyalsock Township’s busy Golden Strip through the years. Among the mainstays has been Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea Restaurant, 1954 E. Third St., which opened more than 30 years ago. “It’s a great location,” longtime general manager Fred ...