What Your Peers Have to Say About the Schuylkill Chamber

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While recently attending a Chamber/ Affiliate meeting, it was recommended that I take advantage of the FREE advertising for events provided by Schuylkill Chamber each Friday in the Weekend Update.  I posted an invitation for my upcoming Doncaster Seasonal Trunk Show and offered a discount.  By noon on the day the e-mail was released, I received a call from a perspective new client who scheduled her appointment to see the Spring and Summer Collection and to learn more about “Your One-Stop Shopping Experience.”Thanks SCC for the Free Advertising – It works!

Carol Ascione
Image Consultant

Being a member of the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce has really benefited Hawk Mountain Council, Boy Scouts of America. Not only do they conduct very professional events, the Chamber has provided and continues to provide networking and educational programs that are informative as well as instructive. The Chamber staff is very supportive to our organization. At times, we have relied upon the Chamber and its exceptional facilities and hospitality to conduct our own executive programs. The leadership and counsel the Chamber staff provides is always helpful and intuitive. We look forward to our continued partnering with the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce in the years to come.

David L. Muldowney
Executive Staff
Hawk Mountain Council / Boy Scouts of America

Penn State Schuylkill has enjoyed a long-standing, collaborative relationship with the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce since its membership began in 1978. The Chamber is considered a vital partner in success of our community related projects, especially those affecting quality of life, access to higher education, sustainability and the economic health of our region. Through ongoing communications with the Chamber and its members, we continue to develop the synergy needed to serve the greater public good. 

Dr. Darcy Medica
Penn State Schuylkill

The Cressona Operation has benefited from its membership in the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce in many ways over the years. The Chamber has afforded leadership development opportunities for our high-potential employees by providing them with educational tools as well as an environment to apply the skills learned. The Chamber has always provided specific skills development training to help strengthen our organization and close gaps for individual development plans. The Chamber has also been a great business partner keeping the plant informed of potential legislation changes and how that may impact the way we do business. The Chamber events provide networking benefits with other members, allowing us to take advantage of local resources and further strengthen the local economy.

Michael D. Hammer
Hydro

The non-profit lunch and lunch was a valuable learning experience. The SCORE presentation helped to remind me that mission statements, by-laws and policy and procedure practices need to be reviewed regularly for a non-profit to really thrive. The presence from both Schuylkill County’s newest and oldest non-profits provided a balanced perspective of the deep non-profit traditions in Schuylkill County as well as what the future holds for the emerging non-profits just beginning to spread their roots. I look forward to remaining engaged in the non-profit conversations at the Chamber.

Kelly K. Malone
Executive Director, Schuylkill United Way

As a member of the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years, there are numerous reasons why anyone belonging to or wanting to belong to our Chamber is a smart idea. First, there are excellent networking opportunities! Through meetings, events and correspondence, the chance to meet other businesses and people through the Chamber is unparalleled! Next, is the information and toolbox the Chamber has at its members' disposal. But with all sincerity, the reasons I like the most are the friendships of its members and the friends I have had the opportunity to socialize with, means more to me and the airport than anything that can possibly be measured! Great people!

Bill Willard
Schuylkill County Airport

Bob Carl is a frequent guest on our local talk show, Step Up to the Mic, on WPPA-AM 1360 where he updates our listeners about Schuylkill Chamber activities. He will often bring in other Chamber members to discuss their businesses or events. It's really a great program to tell everyone what's happening in our community. It allows area buisinesses to let the public know what they do and how many people they employ. Some of these companies are business-to-busienss and aren't necessarliy well known to the majority of the public. 

Argie Tidmore
WPPA-T102

Jack Rich, Inc.'s membership in the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce pre dates 1970! I've been working for the Rich family since 1989 and the Chamber has bee, and continues to be, a part of my business network and portfolio. I serve on the board of directors as well as the government affairs and education committees and just recently have agreed to serve as a Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) instructor. Very much like our community, you get out of the Chamber what you put into it. You reap what you sow. Engaging myself with the Chamber board and committees, and enrolling into their multiple programs has opened countless business networks and opportunities for our company.

Jamie Barton
Vice President, Jack Rich, Inc.