image Tamaqua Chamber Chatters (1-20-2017)

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January 20, 2017

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Chamber News

On April 26, 2017, the Tamaqua Area Chamber of will hold our 65th Annual Community Dinner, during which the 2017 Community Progress Report will be presented. This progress report contains information, pictures, and updates on the projects that have taken place within the entire Tamaqua Area throughout the previous year. Click on the image above to view the 2016 Community Progress Report.

This progress report is used as a marketing piece throughout the year to promote the Tamaqua area to potential investors, consumers, developers, businesses, and residents. The report is distributed to area real estate agencies, organizations, as well as the chamber’s web site.

As a vital member of our community, we are asking that you support our continuing efforts by placing an advertisement in the report. Over 200 printed copies of the report were distributed last year. The online accessibility increases the value of the report for the community and our supporters. Copies of the report are also provided to each advertiser.

The dinner also features the presentation of the annual Citizenship Award as well as Business Person of the Year. Keynote speaker to be announced.

Fill out the AD FORM ON OUR WEB SITE and return it to the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce before April 3, 2017, so that we can include your business in this valuable marketing piece.

Thank you for your continued support of these efforts to improve our community!


Senator David Argall will provide updates on the commonwealth. Mary Linkevich, Tamaqua Borough Director of Community Development, will provide updates on the borough’s CRIZ program.

Continental breakfast included.

Please RSVP to or call the chamber office at 570.668.1880.


The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Joseph M. Plasko Citizen of the Year and 2017 Business Person of the Year. Awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual dinner in April. Nominations are due by March 3 at noon.Stop in at the chamber office during business hours for a form or follow the link below for the forms on our web site:

Following the popularity of the 2013 banner program, The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce a new banner program for 2017. The new Hometown Heroes program is intended to honor any local hometown hero who has provided beneficial service to the Tamaqua area. These heroes may include first responders, organization volunteers, civic leaders, active military, veterans, and may be living or deceased.

There was a waiting list from the 2013 banner program, and those people are being contacted first. The remaining banners will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Anyone who currently has a banner on display, please contact the chamber to let us know if you’d like to keep the banner when it is taken down. We are also looking into the possibility of displaying those banners in local buildings for anyone who does not wish to keep their banner.

Please see the chamber’s web site for more information:


Memberships are open to individuals and businesses. Individual membership is $50, business memberships start at $75. For a list of benefits and more information, follow this link to our web site: Membership Information.

You can find an application at this link as well: 2017 Membership Application or contact us at for a new membership packet.


High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education. Each year, two students preparing for post-secondary education are awarded four-year scholarships through the program. It is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student.

Students must have attained a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in high school in order to be eligible for the scholarship. A student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and financial need are also taken into consideration.

To apply, interested students should visit and click on House Scholarship Information. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. The program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors. No tax money or other public funds are used.

Calling all Couples……..
Happy Valentine’s Day!
We are holding a Date Night/ Paint Night.
February 3 at 6:00pm
The Evening includes: A Homemade Dinner prepared by Shirely and a Painting for Two!MENU INCLUDES
Fresh Mixed Greens Chopped Salad
Homemade Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Italian toasted garlic Bread
Homemade Rice Pudding with Whipped Topping
Italian Chocolate Love Cake
Coffee, Tea, or Hot ChocolatePainting is done on (2) 10×20 blank canvas
**You May Creatively change your Painting by choosing a different background color and/or if you dont’t want to do love birds, we’ll show you how to change out for pussycats, doggies or nothing at all!!

Total cost for 2 people: Includes Dinner and Paint class, all art supplies and instruction

$75.00 (Event is Limited to 12 couples)

Creative Changes Center for Arts and Humanities

214 Green St, Brockton, Pennsylvania 17925

(570) 778-9687
Shafer’s Pharmacy
11 Center St.
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Fax: (570)668-2454


Check out out monthly specials:

Pharmacy Hours:
Monday: 9AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 7PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 6PM
Thursday: 9AM – 7PM
Friday: 9AM- 6PM
Saturday: 9AM – 2PM
Sunday: Closed

Follow the link below for M&S Hardware’s coupon book:
M&S Hardware Coupon BookM & S Hardware
10 West Broad Street
Tamaqua PA  18252
570-668-3838 Phone     570-668-3839 Fax
Store Hours:  Mon-Fri 7:30-5:30   Sat 8:00-3:00  Sunday-Closed
February is Dental Health Awareness month for both pets and people. As in past years we will be providing dental cleanings with a 10% discount. All our home care dental products will also be 10% off. If you are interested in scheduling your pet please call early so we can accommodate you.

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