image Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce weekend update (2-3-2017)

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February 3, 2017
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Penn State Schuylkill
Something Sweet Candies.
Avenues
The Lodge at Sharp Mountain
Walk In Art Center
Mahantongo Fire Company
Murphy Jewelers
Looking Your Best
Galen Glen Winery
Alvernia University – Schuylkill Center.
Mud & Maker
The Arts Barn
Mountain Valley Golf Course – MainStay Suites
Lehigh Valley Health Network – Schuylkil
Schuylkill Transportation System
Berks * Fire * Water Restorations, Inc.
Downtown Shenandoah, Inc.
Lori’s Angels
Stone Mountain Wine Cellars
Frackville Free Public Library.
Simon Kramer Cancer institute
St. Luke’s Miners Campus.
Schuylkill Conservation District
Ramada
Pottsville Free Public Library
YEA! Schuylkill
Providence Place Senior Living.
Schuylkill YMCA
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble
Alpine Building Supply – Ark Rentals
Blue Mountain Recreation Commission
Pearl Theatre Stadium 8.
AIS Consulting
Lebanon Family Health Services
Schuylkill Area Community Foundation
Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS
Schuylkill Choral Society
Orwigsburg Veterans Community Memorial Hall.
Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area
Penn State Schuylkill
Orwigsburg Business & Professional Association.
Care Net Pregnancy Center.
Sonric Associates, LP
Ramus Realty Group
Blue Mountain Family Chiropractic
Liberty Travel
NEPA Alliance Grant Program
Schuylkill Women in Crisis
Schuylkill Headwaters.
Community Volunteers in Action
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 Febuary 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”.

SamSon Productions

Two New Shows with Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce and SamSon Productions.

The Sam Lesante Show and host Sam Lesante welcomes
Schuylkill County District Attorney Christine Holman

and Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Maria Casey.

Let the People Know with host Jeannine Lesante Mazurkiwecz welcomes Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Robert Carl, Jr., Executive Vice President Monica Walborn and Member Engagement Director Susan Williams.
Topic: Sch. Leadership

Shows will air Friday Feb 10th through Feb 24th on Comcast Channel 190 made possible

through SamSon Productions.

www.ssptv.com under schedules for show times.
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.

Penn State Schuylkill

Something Sweet Candies

Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Pineapples are Coming to Something Sweet Candies!

PREORDERS ONLY!
DEADLINE FOR ORDERS IS FEBRUARY 3RD
PICKUP DAYS ARE FEBRUARY 10TH AND 14TH
LOCAL DELIVERY AVAILABLE

Strawberry Costs are a 4 count for $8.99 and a 9 count for $15.99
Pineapples are 9 count only for $8.99

CONTACT US FOR PRE ORDERS AT 570-728-2960 OR EMAIL
chris@sscandies.com or MESSAGE US ON FACEBOOK

GET YOUR ORDERS IN EARLY.

Something Sweet Candies
300 N Centre St

Pottsville

570-728-2960

www.sscandies.com

Avenues

The Lodge at Sharp Mountain

Walk In Art Center

 



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Mahantongo Fire Company
      All You Can Eat Breakfast
February 5, 2017
6-11AM
$9 Adults
$5 6-12 years old

Free 5 and under

Mahantongo Fire Company
102 Main Road
Pitman, PA

Murphy Jewelers
    

Looking Your Best

Galen Glen Winery




On Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12, from 12 to 2pm each day, local author, Autumn Jordan, will be signing copies of her newest Valentine novel, Perfect Hearts at Galen Glen Winery.  She will also be signing Perfect, Seized By Darkness and her newest suspense, Obsessed By Darkness. Books are $10 each (cash only). She writes sweet. She writes steamy. Her contemporary romantic comedy and romantic suspense novels are heart-warming and make the perfect valentine gift or accompaniment to a cozy chair and a glass of wine.  Kathy Matson, tasting room manager invites guests to come and meet the author, learn the inspiration for her stories, and enjoy the winery’s chocolate and wine pairings in their warm and inviting pavilion. She suggests before leaving one should purchase a novel, a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine and create your own winter retreat at home. Whether you’re looking to impress a date, plan a girls-day-out or just indulge in a treat for yourself, Galen Glen has something for everyone during this special weekend.
Autumn Jordan has been recognized by the Romance Writers of America as a National Golden Heart® finalist and is a Golden Leaf Winner.  Recently, she received a “Best Indie Romance Author” nomination from Amazon’s Kindle Book Reviewers for Seized By Darkness.  She takes real-life headlines and twists them into tales that will make you laugh out loud or think, “that could be me.”

Alvernia University – Schuylkill Center
      

Mud & Maker
 

The Arts Barn
     

Mountain Valley Golf Course – MainStay Suites




Lehigh Valley Health Network – Schuylkill
     

Schuylkill Transportation System

Berks * Fire * Water Restorations, Inc.
 

Downtown Shenandoah, Inc.

The revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc., 116 N. Main St., will have a soup-and-sausage hoagie-sale fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. Feb. 9.

The cost for soup is $5 per quart and $2.50 per pint and for sausage hoagies, $3.50 each.

Soup varieties will include New England clam chowder, chili. pasta fagiole, chicken noodle, kielbasi, beef vegetable, split pea and ham, bean and barley.

To order or for more information, call 570-462-2060.

Lori’s Angels
 

Stone Mountain Wine Cellars

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.

 

Simon Kramer Cancer institute



St. Luke’s Miners Campus

February 17, 2017

Schuylkill Conservation District

Tree-Mendous Winter Tree ID Trek

Sharpen your natural detective skills by trekking the trails of Sweet Arrow Lake County Park on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to search for the true personalities of a variety of deciduous trees.  Meet at the large pavilion near the clubhouse and be sure to dress for the weather.  Retired forester and arborist Frank Snyder will lead you on a field walk to learn how to identify deciduous trees using twigs, buds, bud scars, bark, tree form and other features.  All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the “Common Trees of Pennsylvania” field guide.  Grab your hat and mittens and get out there to enjoy the winter with us!  This program is free and open to the public.

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!

Ramada

Pottsville Free Public Library
Pottsville Free Public LibraryWinter/ Spring 2016 YOUTH PROGRAMS @
THE POTTSVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Early Childhood Programs
These programs provide a good opportunity for young children to be exposed to PA Early Learning Standards and are a good opportunity for parents and grandparents to interact.
Laptime
Recommended for: ages 17 months-3 years; Wednesdays @ 10:30am 1/25-3/29
We have free play, read, sing, and do a simple craft. This is a fun, positive way to introduce young children to a group environment. Siblings are welcome. Please register.
Storytime
Recommended for: ages 3-5; Mondays @ 10:30am 1/23-3/27
Preschool-age kids are in for some fun with stories, songs, and a craft. Siblings are welcome. Please register.
School Age Programs
Builders’ Bonanza
Ages 5-12; Mondays and Thursdays @ 4:00-5:30pm. Ongoing.

Come make all sorts of creations with Legos, Goldieblox, and other fun and educational toys. Lego donations are welcome. Please register.

Young Adult Programs

 

Teen Advisory Board
Ages 13-17; 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6:00pm. Ongoing.
Join us and have a say in what books, CDs, movies we provide at the library as well as special teen programs. Snacks will be provided. Registration is limited, please call before attending. Facebook: pottsvilletab
Teen Writers Group
Ages 13-17; 2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 6:00pm. Ongoing.
We meet twice a month to share stories members have written based on a theme. Fan fiction/any genre is allowed and special activities will be planned too. Please register.
Teen Illustrators Group
Ages 13-17; 2nd & 4th Tuesday @ 7:00pm. Ongoing.

This group meets twice a month to create drawings and sketches based on their favorite books or a special theme. Please register.

Call 570-622-8880 or email potchild@pottsvillelibrary.org to register. Please include child’s name, age, and your phone #

YEA! Schuylkill

Providence Place Senior Living

Schuylkill YMCA

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble

Alpine Building Supply – Ark Rentals

Blue Mountain Recreation Commission
  

Pearl Theatre Stadium 8
     

AIS Consulting
    

Some useful information courtesy of AIS Consulting

Lebanon Family Health Services

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.

It’s that time of year when we gather to celebrate the Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival. This year’s theme is 50 years of Community Spirit and the recipient of the Billie Payne Scholarship is Rachel Cataldo. She was crowned the 2016 Snowflake Princess and the scholarship of $1,000 is for her college education at Susquehanna University. Rachel will be pursuing a major in communications with an emphasis in broadcasting and sports media.
For 50 years, Winter Carnival has a strong tradition in leadership and Mrs. Payne exemplified this trait. Your challenge is to lead by Mrs. Payne’s example of integrity, dedication, humility, fairness and sense of humor. A challenge to inspire others to make this county a better place.
Billie Payne is certainly in our hearts as we look forward to crowning the 2017 Snowflake Princess and her court.
On behalf of the Billie Payne Scholarship Committee and the charitable endowment services of Schuylkill Area Community Foundation, it is our privilege to support the educational goals of Winter Carnival’s Snowflake Princesses since 2009.

 

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.

Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS
  

Schuylkill Choral Society

Orwigsburg Veterans Community Memorial Hall

Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area


Penn State Schuylkill

Orwigsburg Business & Professional Association

Care Net Pregnancy Center

Sonric Associates, LP

Ramus Realty Group
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Blue Mountain Family Chiropractic

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.

 

Schuylkill Women in Crisis
 

Schuylkill Headwaters

Community Volunteers in Action

Child Development

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