April news & updates
 Celebrate Spring by Seizing New Opportunities

Spring is here and new opportunities are blooming! As the Pocono Chamber’s new Executive Director, I am so excited to officially say “Hello and Happy Spring” to all of you. I’ve had the privilege of serving our community alongside many of you for the past 2 years through my prior roles with the Chamber. For those who I have not personally met yet, I look forward to the day that we can meet (either face-to-face or virtually) and share a conversation. This transition has been absolutely wonderful and that is truly thanks to YOU (our amazing members), the incredible Chamber team (shout out to Mike, Alison, Tina, and Kiya), and our awesome Board of Directors (lead by our incredible Chairman, Chris Barrett). As the saying goes, “it takes a village” and this village is committed to tackling relevant business issues each day and being a voice in business for all of Monroe County!
Whether you have recently joined us or have been a Chamber member since the very beginning, I applaud you for taking a positive step toward growing your business and for investing in your own professional and personal growth. As we spring into the new season and look to seize new opportunities, I encourage you to get involved and captivate the Chamber's member benefits to best serve YOUR goals and vision.
  • Join us at an upcoming Chamber event! With a jam-packed calendar now through the end of the year there is sure to be an event (or twenty 😊) that may interest you!
  • Update your Chamber listing through our Chamber Member Portal to ensure your listing is current.
  • Share your news, promotions, celebrations, and initiatives with us; we are happy to share with the entire Chamber membership through our social media, newsletters, and website!
  • Get involved and make new business contacts by sitting on one of the Chamber’s many Committees.
  • Let us know what you want to see more of, the Chamber Team is here to serve YOU!
As entrepreneurs and business professionals, we all experience the daily challenges of an ever-changing economic and business landscape, especially over the past year. However, the Pocono Chamber is here as your partner and support system in helping you to overcome challenges and to do business smarter and better.
The PCC’s main focus is to support your growth and success while we build a stronger community. I look forward to continuing to grow our Chamber along side all of you. On behalf of the Chamber Team, our Board of Directors, and our entire organization, I thank you for choosing to partner and grow your business with the Pocono Chamber of Commerce.
Happy Spring!
Liz Blose
Executive Director, Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Vice President, Northern Tier, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Cell: 484.547.8551 | Office: 570.421.4433


Meet Kiya Jenkins, who has proudly been with the GLVCC Chamber Team since February of 2020! Initially, starting at the Carbon County Chamber and Economic Development Corporation Kiya served as an Ambassador and then an astute Regional Coordinator. Kiya’s passion for local business and community involvement is evident in all she does. In her current position as the Pocono Chamber's Regional Coordinator, Kiya performs as the staff liaison for multiple committees, aids in event planning and logistics, as well as manages the Chamber’s social media content and general marketing. Prior to joining the Chamber, Kiya was a Retail Manager and Production Specialist for Conjured Small Batch Manufacturing. Kiya is a graduate of the Jim Thorpe Area School District Class of 2019 and is furthering her education at the Lehigh-Carbon Community College for Business Administration. In her free time, Kiya enjoys photography, outdoor activities, and spending time with her loved ones. She is excited to serve her Chamber Members within the northern tier business communities.

Thursday, April 22nd - Virtual Coffee & Commerce Series
**focusing on work/life balance**

Monday, April 26th - April Monday Mixer

Stay tuned for more events, Click Here to stay in the know!
**emails will be sent to all committee members if meetings dates change**

Second Tuesday @ 9:00 am - West End Committee

First Fridays @ 8:00 am - Pocono Public Policy Council

Second Wednesdays @ 3:00 pm - Education Committee

Third Wednesdays @ 8:30 am - LGBTQ+ Business Council

Second Thursdays @ 11:00am - Golf Committee

Fourth Wednesdays @ 8:30 am - PLOT Committee

Fourth Thursdays @ 8:45 am - Women in Business Council

It is THAT time of year again, the Pocono Chamber of Commerce is producing our 2021-2020 Member Book. The book is distributed to all current chamber members, available at local elected official’s offices, the PMVB, and is distributed to all interested and prospective Chamber members throughout the coming year. We also always have the directories available for distribution at Chamber and community events. This truly is a great way for you and your business to build your clientele.

As an added bonus for placing an ad in our membership directory, advertisers will be featured in a special section on The Pocono Chamber’s website and in an upcoming issue of the GLVCC’s Connections Publication. A digital version of the membership book will be highlighted on the Pocono Chamber website, with links to each advertisers' website!
The Chamber team is ready to work with you and your business today regardless of your budget. If you secure your ad space as a result of this e-link we will also offer your business a complimentary bold listing ($149.00 Value) which would stand out amongst the other companies listed in the directory.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is excited to announce that the 19th century Farm is enhancing the visitor experience by making 21st century improvements! They've upgraded their WIFI; whether tourists and locals are supporting the artisans and vendors at their craft fairs, trying to register for the Rooster Run, or trying to post that selfie to convince friends to come on down, their experience will be pleasant!  

Download request for proposal here: http://bit.ly/QuietValleyRFP
View current website: https://QuietValley.org
Questions? Call 570-992-6161, ext. 11

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) is seeking volunteers for a region-wide litter pick-up day on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Pick Up the Poconos Spring Cleanup is being held in honor of Earth Day. This event is just one component of the PMVB’s “Pick Up the Poconos” campaign.

Anyone interested in helping the cause can fill out a volunteer form located at PoconoMountains.com. The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 19, 2021 by 5 p.m.

There are four cleanup locations (one in each Pocono county) that volunteers can choose from. The PMVB’s visitor centers in Stroudsburg, Jim Thorpe, Hawley, and Milford will serve as the meeting point where volunteers can pick up trash bags, gloves, vests, and other supplies. Please help spread the word by sharing the event!

Volunteers are asked to hold Sunday, April 25, 2021 as a rain date. For resources and safety tips on picking up litter, please visit PickUpThePoconos.com. The PMVB is in the process of planning the 4th annual Pick Up the Poconos Day on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Stay tuned for more information.

April 26th - 29th, 3pm - 5pm
Questions? Contact Shanise Palmer, Spalmer@calv.org or 484-893-1031

To support our members, The Chamber is offering member businesses a FREE 20-minute legal consultation with one of our four Chamber Law Firm Partners.
  • Gross McGinley FOR Business, Corporate, Employment and Real Estate;
  • King Spry Herman Freund & Faul FOR Employment and Labor, Employee Benefits;
  • Lesavoy Butz & Seitz FOR Business, Corporate, Real Estate, Estate Planning & Litigation Needs; and
  • Zator Law FOR Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business/Commercial Law, Real Estate, Criminal Defense, and Workers’ Compensation.

This new benefit is designed to provide our members with access to general legal guidance concerning the required safety regulations and procedures on the reopening of their business.

To support our members, The Chamber is offering member businesses a FREE 20-minute accounting consultation with one of our three Chamber Accounting/ CPA Partners.

  • Buckno Lisicky & Company, CPA's - From basic accounting expertise to the most complex accounting information, the CPA's of Buckno Lisicky & Company have developed knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional service areas.
  • Foresight Business Solutions - Foresight offers an integrated tax, accounting and business management solution for small businesses.
  • RLB Accountants – RLB provides full-service accounting, tax, and financial management support to all clients, including: established closely held businesses, corporations, institutions, and individuals. RLB also provides remote accounting/bookkeeping services and is certified with Quickbooks and XERO.

This new benefit is designed to provide our members with access to general accounting guidance concerning the impacts COVID-19 on their business financials.

Hosting a an event?
Don't forget to add it to our Community Event Calendar on the PCC website. Add your event through the Member Information Center or click on the button below. It's FREE!

Students pursuing a college degree can sharpen their skills and build their resumes though an internship with the Pocono Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber is currently looking for three to four students majoring or minoring in marketing, communications, public relations or business administration. The interns will work out of the Lehighton chamber office doing a variety of tasks. The Chamber is following the PA Governor’s Phases while navigating COVID 19 – Red, Yellow and Green, in addition to following federal, state and local government authorities. Interns have the opportunity to work from home/remotely while completing projects and required hours.

Any students interested in this semester's internship opportunities can contact the chamber office for more information at 570-421-4433.
Call us, 570-421-4433