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January 13, 2017
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Schuylkill Haven High School
Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Development Task Force
Sterman Masser, Inc.
PageOne Design & Marketing, LLC
Schuylkill United Way
Galen Glen Winery
Nativity BVM High School
Alvernia University – Schuylkill Center.
Providence Place Senior Living
Schuylkill Conservation District
St. Luke’s Miners Campus.
The Arts Barn
Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport
Geisinger
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation
Blue Mountain Recreation Commission
Something Sweet Candies.
Lebanon Family Health Services
AIS Consulting
Pearl Theatre Stadium 8.
Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS
Berks * Fire * Water Restorations, Inc.
Walk In Art Center
Lori’s Angels
Frackville Free Public Library.
Schuylkill YMCA
Schuylkill Choral Society
Ramus Realty Group
Blue Mountain Family Chiropractic
Sonric Associates, LP
Liberty Travel
NEPA Alliance Grant Program
Community Volunteers in Action
Schuylkill Women in Crisis
Child Development
Residential Energy Program
Greetings!
Make sure you are seeing ALL of the events!

Click on the link at the very top of this email – To view document in its entirety – Click here – and be sure to support your fellow Schuylkill Chamber members.

Attention Energy Contract holders – don’t wait to renew your Energy Contract. Lock in today. Call OnDemand Energy at 866-699-9958 today.

The January Communicator and Flyers are available via the link in the left sidebar. Check out all of the upcoming events and seminars online and register! Its easier than you think and, if you do run into a problem, please call us. We would be glad to walk you through the registration process.

 
Information to be included in the Weekend Update is due no later than the Tuesday prior at noon. Anything received after that time will not make it in that weeks update. Email Vanessa Mihoda with all of your events!
Schuylkill Small Business Development
Revolving Loan Program

Planning on expanding and
retaining/adding employees?

 

Loans up to $25,000 for
qualifying businesses.Current interest rate of 2.99% fixed rate
for 5 years.(subject to change without notice)

Business loans are available with the following criteria:
· Up to $25,000
· 2.99% fixed for 5 years
· 5 year terms
· Use of proceeds needs to be for job growth
or retention and cannot be a working capital
   line of credit.
· Use of proceeds could be to buy equipment;
software programs for training purposes; CRE
improvements; etc.
· Business must be located in Schuylkill County
· Collateral could be business assets and/or real
estate
· Personal Guaranty’s

Call the Schuylkill Chamber for more information!

Click here for the application!
Get the brochure here!

OnLine Training

Can’t make it out to our educational/training sessions? Train online from the comfort of your office or home.

The Schuylkill Chamber has partnered with Coggno for online training on a variety of topics. Courses are self-paced, on demand, many with certificates, and are distributed online to each employee’s computer via a free Learning Management System where you can track and view reporting.

Check out the available sessions from the Chamber website main page – www.schuylkillchamber.com – and click on “online training”.

Member-2-Member Discount Program

Check out the offerings from your fellow Schuylkill Chamber members.
All employees of a Chamber member are eligible to
receive the offered discounts.
For information on how your company or organization can offer a discount, please contact Monica Walborn at 570-622-1942 or email mwalborn@schuylkillchamber.com.Alvernia University – Schuylkill Center
1544 Highway s-Route 61
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-385-2382
www.alvernia.edu/schuylkill
50% off of a room rental
Call the center for detailsBlind Ambitions
7693 Fort Everett Road
New Tripoli, PA 18066
610-298-2369
www.blindambitions-online.com
Additional 10% discount on Blinds & Shades
Free on site estimates & installation
5% discount on Perfecta Retractable Awnings
Not valid with other specials or promotions
Cougle’s Recycling, Inc.
1000 South 4th Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
610-562-8336
www.couglesrecycling.com
Free month of container rentals with a signed 1-year service contract for recycling
Country Inn & Suites
100 Keystone Boulevard
   East – Interstate 81
Highridge Business Park Exit
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-544-5201
www.countryinns.com/frackvillepa
15% off standard room rate
Discount only applies to standard room rate
Limit 1 discount per person per stay
Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts
Kahlua Cruise, LLC
356 Beury’s Road
Ashland, PA 17921
570-875-3701

www.kahluacruiseplanners.com

$25 off a 3 day cruise or $100 off a 7 day cruise once booking is paid for with Kahlua Cruise, LLC.
Looking Your Best
105 West Market St.
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
570-366-3866
10% Discount to new clients on their first purchase
Mud & Maker
6 S. Centre St.
Pottsville, PA  17901
484-650-2745

www.mudandmaker.com

10% off Wheel & Wine or single session pottery lesson packages.
Not valid with other offers or promotions.
Reservations are required.
PageOne Design & Marketing LLC
1 South 2nd Street, Second Floor
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-794-5089
www.pageonewd.com
FREE review of your online marketing and collateral materials. Includes logo, business cards, brochures,
website, local search positions, email marketing and direct marketing pieces.
From the review, we will make suggestions that will be geared to help improve your image and increase response.
Then 10% off of any services rendered based on suggestions. Does not apply to re-occurring services.
Ramada
101 S. Progress Ave.
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-4600

www.ramada.com

15% off standard room rate
Discount only applies to standard room rate
Limit 1 discount per person per stay
Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts
Reading Fightin Phils
PO Box 15050
Reading, PA 19612
610-375-8469

www.fightins.com

Book a group of 20 or more for any Reading Fightin Phils regular season game during the 2017 season
and one member of your organization will receive a FREE ceremonial first pitch, a FREE baseball cap and a
FREE autographed baseball.Group outings can be booked by calling 610-370-BALL!
Republican Herald
111 Mahantongo St.
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-3456

www.republicanherald.com

Chamber members receive a 26% discount when advertising in “Chamber News,” published
the last Saturday of each month by the Republican Herald. Members who commit to 12
consecutive months receive a total 51% discount from regular rates.
South Schuylkill Printing & Publishing
960 E. Main St.
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-385-3120
www.southschuylkillprinting.com
10% off all printed and promotional products. Members must register by establishing an account through the
SSPP website. Discount applies to all products ordered on the website or through the office.
Register today!
Shelcusky Accounting & Tax Services
243 Forest Road
Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-5409

www.taxpro.ws

Free consultation up to one hour.
Total Accessibility, LLC
108 Coal Street
Port Carbon, PA 17965
570-622-7785
$100 OFF any new stair lift!
5% OFF the purchase of any NEW Pride Scooter!
$10 OFF any weekend scooter rental!WVIA Public Media
100 WVIA Way
Pittston,PA 18640
570-602-1177
www.wvia.org

A $500 WVIA-FM Corporate Club Membership that includes:
-(35) “Thank You” spots on the FM program of your choice
-Thank you to your company posted on WVIA’s Facebook and Twitter pages (4,000 followers)
-WVIA NPR/PBS Gift Pack
-(6) admissions to WVIA Family Day at Knoebels Amusement Resort
-(6) admissions to WVIA Ski Day at Elk Mountain
-Your company’s name and hyperlink will be listed on the NEW WVIA-FM Corporate Club Webpage
A $1,000 WVIA-FM Corporate Club Membership that includes:
-(65) “Thank You” spots on the FM program of your choice
-Thank you to your company posted on WVIA’s Facebook and Twitter pages (4,000 followers)
-WVIA NPR/PBS Gift Pack
-(10) admissions to WVIA Family Day at Knoebels Amusement Resort
-(10) admissions to WVIA Ski Day at Elk Mountain
-Your company’s name and hyperlink will be listed on the NEW WVIA-FM Corporate Club Webpage

Schuylkill Haven High School

Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Development Task Force

Sterman Masser, Inc.

PageOne Design & Marketing, LLC

Schuylkill United Way

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Schuylkill United Way is seeking an experienced professional as Director of Community Relations.  Candidate must be a self-starter, have strong written and verbal communication, organizational skills, and ability to work as a team member effectively with volunteers, businesses, member agencies, and community organizations. Proficiency in Social Media, Microsoft Office 2013, Publisher, Power Point and Word Press are a plus.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested parties should apply by February 3, 2017 with resume and cover letter to:  Kelly K. Malone, Executive Director, Schuylkill United Way, 9 N. Centre Street, Suite 301, Pottsville, PA 17901 or maloneexdir@schuylkillunitedway.org .

Galen Glen Winery
 




Nativity BVM High School

Nativity BVM High School
1 Lawtons Hill
PottsvilleDoors Open at 11:30
$20 for 15 Regular Games and 4 specials
Jackpot and 50/50 available

Alvernia University – Schuylkill Center
 

Providence Place Senior Living
 

Schuylkill Conservation District
Fly Tying Series
Join veteran fly fishermen Bruce Schneck and Tony Mione and other members of Schuylkill County Trout Unlimited for an instructive evening aimed at a great outdoor sport-fly fishing. Classes will be held Thursday 1/19/17, and 1/26/17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park clubhouse. Whether you are experienced or just a beginner you will be sure to pick up some tips and swap some fish stories. This program is free and open to the public but registration is required by calling Tony Mione 717-979-0235 or Bruce Schneck 717-829-4301. Class sizes are limited to 30 people so please call early. Refreshments will be available for a donation.
Fire & Ice Winter Fest

Winter fun for everyone will take place Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park clubhouse. Fire up hotdogs over an open fire. Enjoy a homemade ice cream making demonstration. There will be musical entertainment by Jesse Wade and Splash the Clown will be on hand to entertain the children. The Schuylkill Haven Dive Team will present a demonstration. Plus you can compete in the Fire Hot Chili Cook-off (Call 570-624-3018 to register for the contest.) Admission to the park is free with a cost for some of the activities.

Groundhog Day at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
Grover the Groundhog is still cozy and snoozing in his burrow but will emerge to be with us at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park on Thursday, February 2, 2017 to make his weather prediction.  Breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be cancelled if there is a blizzard.) Following Grover’s prediction at 9:00 a.m. entertainment by Matthew Dodd will include stories and songs. Also enjoy a Chinese “Groundhog” Auction.  For information call 570-345-8952 or email dkline@co.schuylkill.pa.us. The festivities are free and open to the public and are suitable for all ages. It’s wonderful good! Blizzard or shine.
Zumba® Fitness

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class! Sessions will be held Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park clubhouse. The fee is $6.00 per session and you can start any time.  Registration is requested but not required. Call Denise at 717-269-3214 or deniseswonger@gmail.com for more information.

Click here to enjoy the Winter Seedlings News Journal!

St. Luke’s Miners Campus

January 20, 2017

  The Arts Barn
Do you shop on Amazon? If you do, PLEASE consider placing your Amazon orders through the following link:

Why? It doesn’t cost you a cent, yet puts a small percentage of your purchase towards our non-profit organization! This little bit would HELP US SO MUCH!!!!!!  Please feel free to share this link with anyone you think would like to support the Arts. Your privacy is maintained. We will never know anything about individual purchases and what a WONDERFUL and EASY way to support us!!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

And as always/stay up to date with The Arts Barn on Facebook.
   

Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport

 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced that TSA Pre✓® enrollment will be available at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP).

How many times have you stood in line at the airport watching others breeze through security with no hassle? By enrolling in TSA Pre✓®, you too can breeze through security. Keep your shoes, jacket and belt on; your laptop in its case; 3-1-1 compliant liquids in your bag; and enjoy a better overall travel experience. TSA Pre✓® allows low-risk travelers to experience faster, more efficient screening at participating U.S. airport checkpoints for domestic and international travel.

Airlines that serve AVP, including Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, participate in TSA Pre✓®. A passenger must be flying on a participating airline in order to be eligible to use the TSA Pre✓® lane.

A temporary enrollment center will be located at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, in the Barry J. Centini Conference Room, from Monday, January 23, 2017 through Friday, January 27, 2017. This location will be open Monday to Wednesday, from 10 AM to 7 PM, and Thursday to Friday from 7 AM to 3 PM.

Travelers who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents can begin the process by pre-enrolling online at www.identoGO.com/TSA-PreCheck. Click on the words, “Apply Now!,” and follow the prompts to set up an appointment to visit the temporary enrollment center at AVP.   Walk-ins are accepted, but will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis around scheduled appointments.

More information on the application process is available at www.identoGO.com/TSA-PreCheck.

Geisinger

 SECOND ANNUAL PINTS FOR PEDS IS JAN 29

DANVILLE – The second annual Pints for Peds event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger will be held from 5 to 10 p.m., Jan. 29 at Old Forge Brewing Company, 298 Mill St.

The event will include beer tasting along with a buffet dinner and a silent auction. Participants can enjoy great food and handcrafted beers brewed on site.

The cost is $60 per person. Space is limited, so attendees should reserve their place online at go.geisinger.or/cmnevents or by calling 800-322-5437.

Pints for Peds sponsors include White & Williams LLP, United States Gypsum, First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. and St. Francis Home Association.

The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.

Schuylkill Area Community Foundation
Join SACF in Celebrating 50 Years of Charitable Giving

January marks the start of Schuylkill Area Community Foundation’s (SACF) 50th Anniversary Celebration. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to support the charitable work of our wonderful donors who serve so many people throughout Schuylkill County. Since 1967, it is you – our fund holders, donors, professional advisors, and community partners – who are the greatest measure of our success!

In honor of this significant milestone in the history of the Community Foundation, we are launching a program to raise $50,000 to increase our grantmaking capacity to support the nonprofit organizations in Schuylkill County. You are invited to join the Circles of Giving by making a contribution to the Golden Circle or Community Circle! Every dollar will directly impact programs or projects submitted through the Foundation’s grant cycle which opens on January 1 and concludes March 15. The grant process, eligibility, and application are available at www.sacfoundation.com.

“The program has two levels – the Golden Circle is a giving level of $1,000 and above; the Community Circle is a giving level of $5 up to $999. Every dollar makes an impact within this program,” said Eileen Kuperavage, Executive Director. “At this time, $27,000 has been pledged to kick off the Circle of Giving, and with your donation we will reach our goal to provide greater funding opportunities for the nonprofit community this year as we celebrate 50 years of charitable giving.” The Golden Circle donors are listed in the order the pledge has been received, and will be updated as additional donors contact the office: Sonric Associates, Herman Yudacufski Charitable Foundation, Dunkin Donuts, Mrs. T’s, PPL Foundation, Branch Banking & Trust Company (BB&T), M & T Charitable Foundation, and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Purcell.

In the last fifty years, the endowment funds awarded $7,563,987 in grants and scholarships to nonprofit organizations and students. We encourage you to be a part of this celebration! Checks are made payable to SACF, mailing address is 216 S. Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901 or contact Eileen at the SACF office at 570-624-7223 or ekuperavage@verizon.net for more information.

 

MEMORIAL GIVING

Let your lasting legacy live on by making a memorial gift to Lasting Legacy in memory of your loved one. Your contributions for Pottsville may be given at any time and in any amount.

It is common for family members to request memorial donations in an obituary by using wording such as: Family requests memorial donations to Lasting Legacy of Pottsville.

Schuylkill Area Community Foundation
c/o Lasting Legacy
216 S. Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Donations are accepted by check. Payable to SACF and in the memo line print Lasting Legacy Memorial. Donations are also accepted through PayPal. Follow the instructions at www.sacfoundation.com and click on Donate Now at the top of the page.
Please contact the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation office at (570) 624-7223 if you have any questions about memorial giving or how to establish your own charitable endowment fund.
Let the memory of your loved one live on by investing in your community.

Blue Mountain Recreation Commission
  

Something Sweet Candies
 

Something Sweet Candies
300 N Centre St

Pottsville

570-728-2960

www.sscandies.com

Lebanon Family Health Services
     

AIS Consulting
    

Some useful information courtesy of AIS Consulting

Pearl Theatre Stadium 8
     

Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS
  

Berks * Fire * Water Restorations, Inc.
 

Walk In Art Center

 


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Lori’s Angels
 

Frackville Free Public Library
February 14, 2017

On the second Tuesday of each month, the Storytime program for children ages 4-7 is held at the library at 6PM. The program features stories, a craft project, and other activities designed to prepare children for kindergarten or reinforce basic skills already being learned in school.

Within the next few weeks, we will be receiving a large assortment of materials to support our new PlayK initiative. These interesting collections of themed books and toys which assist in preparing children to enter the school environment can be used by staff in formal programming situations, or by parents of children who do not have the opportunity to attend a pre-school or daycare. Interested families should stop by the library for more information or call 570-874-3382.

 

Schuylkill YMCA

Schuylkill Choral Society

Ramus Realty Group
All of our company featured properties are here:
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Search Schuylkill MLS Here:  Schuylkill Real Estate

Blue Mountain Family Chiropractic

Sonric Associates, LP

Liberty Travel

NEPA Alliance
NEPA

Your Regional Partner for Below Market
Fixed Rate Business Financing

The interest rates are fixed ranging from 1% to 4%. Small businesses can receive subordinate financing, 50% funding or $200,000 whichever is less.

NEPA Alliance has several federal and state loan programs available for small businesses in Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne Counties.

These low cost loans offer lower down payments and standard loan term maturities for machinery and equipment, land and building acquisition, construction and renovation.

Eligible businesses include: Manufacturers, Industrial, Agriculture/Agribusiness, Hospitality & Tourism, Related Enterprises, Recyclers, Day Care, Computer Related Services, Advanced Technology, Retail and Service Related Businesses.  Many other business sectors may also qualify.

The NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, International Trade Assistance, Non Profit Assistance, Transportation Planning, Research and Information, and Local Government Services. For more information about NEPA Alliance visit www.nepa-alliance.org or call 866-758-1929.  “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

To learn more about NEPA and its loan programs, contact Dave Nat or Paul Macknosky at 570-655-5581 or 866-758-1929.

 

Community Volunteers in Action

Schuylkill Women in Crisis
Schuylkill Women in Crisis

Child Development

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