November 2018
November IMPACT
Happy November!
I encourage everyone to take the time now to visit our website and make sure you're taking advantage of all your membership benefits!

Check out the event calendar, not just the chamber events, but with the Holiday season fast approaching, we have so many businesses and partners doing great things!

Don't forget to include us in your hashtags when you're promoting your business, or when you're attending Pocono Chamber events! #poconochamber

Have an awesome month!

Valerie
Small Business Saturday!
This Nov 24, we want to share Small Business Saturday ® with you! It's a holiday shopping tradition, backed by American Express, that celebrates small businesses like yours. And it wouldn't be a celebration without businesses like you joining us.
 
GET YOUR BUSINESS INVOLVED & GET IN THE BAG!
  • Promote your business and the movement!
  • Help attract customers on Small Business Saturday! 
  • Show off your Shop Small pride with a FREE  Shop Small Business Kit available through the GPCC, that includes SHOP SMALL Tote Bags that you can fill and distribute to prospective or current customers!

 
SOME GREAT IDEAS TO GET MORE BUSINESS FROM SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY...
 
  • Fill your tote bags with valuable coupons and goodies that promote your business!
 Customers absolutely love $ OFF, BOGO and FREE Item coupons! Give customers
 an incentive to make a purchase on Small Business Saturday ® and then come
 back and visit you again!
  • Partner with neighboring businesses to promote Small Business Saturday and fill your bags! BE CREATIVE! HAVE FUN!
 
  • Promote your Small Business Saturday coupons, contests and/or special activities in an e-mail, text and/or on social media using the national hashtag: #ShopSmall!
 
  • Display SHOP SMALL swag at your business to show customers that you are a Small Business Saturday participant!
 
GET YOUR FREE SHOP SMALL BUSINESS KIT & TOTE BAGS TODAY!
 
Contact the GPCC or e-mail Michael Moreno at mmoreno@greaterpoconochamber.com for your FREE kit.

Upcoming Chamber Events!
See what's happening and cool networking opportunities for your business!

Our next Women In Business Luncheon is Tuesday November 13th at Pocono Manor, Sponsored by Middle Smithfield Township. This month's luncheon will feature Rick Franzo, The Growth Coach of the Poconos. He will sharing how his own circumstances led him to start his own business and how each of us can benefit from his experience and knowledge! It's a can't miss kind of inspiring topic!

We're also gearing up and starting to look at what kind of events we can bring that will add value to your 2019 calendar!
Save the date for our 2019 Report to Business with the Monroe County Commissioners. Friday January 11th at the Shawnee Inn!

We're continuing to grow our West End Committee and offering this joint event with the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation. Financing and Resources for farmers and Manufacturers. Tuesday January 8th at the Western Pocono Community Library.

You can always find a member of your Pocono Chamber team at the library from 9 AM - 12 PM on the first Tuesday of every month, immediately following our West End Committee meeting!

To become a sponsor for one of these upcoming events or anything on our 2019 calendar, call Valerie at the Pocono Chamber!




Don't forget to join us tonight at our Business Card Mixer at the First Northern Bank and Trust located at 1256 Route 209. See you at 5:30!
Please also keep your eyes out for our P.L.O.T. (Pocono Leaders of Tomorrow) Ugly Sweater Mixer. Wednesday December 12th at 5:30 PM.  Location TBD this week!
Want to make the most of our partnership with GLVCC? Don't forget, your Pocono Chamber membership entitles you to attend any and all Lehigh Valley Events at your choosing. Check them out now at lehighvalleychamber.org !
Join Us in Good Health!
Highmark Health & Wellness Fair, November 9 at Kalahari Resort Pocono
 
This is your opportunity to check on your own health and that of your family – practically in your own backyard!
 
You and your family are invited to attend the Highmark Health & Wellness Fair, presented by Eyewitness News (Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., WBRE-TV and Mission Broadcasting Inc., WYOU-TV*) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). The health fair will take place November 9, 2018, at Kalahari Resort, 250 Kalahari Boulevard, Pocono Manor, Pa., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At this free event, you can meet health care professionals and learn about healthy lifestyles, obtain health screenings, and get support to quit smoking.
 
The first 100 visitors will receive free flu shots courtesy of LVHN. The timing couldn’t be better! Flu season is upon us, and everyone wants to protect their health for the upcoming holiday season.  
 
The Highmark Health & Wellness Fair will also feature the following opportunities to improve your health:
 
·        LVHN’s brand new Mobile Mammography Coach will be providing on-site mammograms.
o   Call 888-402-LVHN to schedule your appointment.
o   Bring your insurance card with you. (It must be AT LEAST 1 year (365 days) since your last screening mammogram and 40 years of age or older. Mammography Coach is not wheelchair accessible.)
 
·        Health care professionals will offer smoking cessation education with recommendations for effective smoking cessation programs.
·        Free CPR education will be provided.
·        American Red Cross will be accepting blood donations.
·        Information on healthy lifestyle choices will be shared.
 
For more local information, visit https://www.pahomepage.com .
 
*WBRE-TV is owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. WYOU-TV is owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc. Nexstar provides services for WYOU through an outsourcing agreement.

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