January news & updates
Happy New Year to you and yours! As we begin anew, let’s take a moment to reflect on all that we have learned from 2021 and use that as momentum to make 2022 even better! Give yourself grace for all that you have not accomplished, and rather than beat yourself up for not attaining all your goals I challenge you to focus on being better than you were yesterday! Whether you aim to improve your personal or professional life, your health and overall wellbeing—you now have another 365 days around the sun to work on yourself. So, lets get to work and have a FANTASTIC 2022!

Shantelle Davis
SVP, Pocono Chamber and Northern Tier
(484) 547-8551
**emails will be sent to all committee members if meeting 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

Chamber Scene, Be Seen!
Recap of Our December Events
December 3rd - Metamorphosis Women's Empowerment Initiative Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration at their location on Ann Street in Stroudsburg!
December 6th - Ugly Sweater Mixer 4.0 at Splinter's Hatchett & Axe Throwing in Swiftwater!
December 14th - Holiday Networking Celebration Women in Business Luncheon at Kalahari Resorts!
December 16th - Pocono Chamber Annual Dinner at Camelback Resort!

Hosting 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!
Welcome, New Members for December!
Kelly's Notary Services, LLC
2138 Route 115, Suite 101, Brodheadsville, PA 18322
Anthony Kelly
Crumble and Flake
Tobyhanna, PA 18466
Amanda Madison
Two3 Travel LLC
3308 Route 940, Suite 104, Mount Pocono, PA 18344
Tijuana Summers
Liviana Kathleen's Beauty Studio
924 Ann Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Tonya Uliano
Amantea Real Estate
956 Marshalls Creek Road, Marshalls Creek, PA 18302
Tonya Uliano
Lash Story Studios
3180 Route 611, Suite 23, Bartonsville, PA 18320
Debra Bazzle
V-One Embroidery & Screen Printing
246 Stadden Road, Tannersville, PA 18372
Kin Roberts
Now Accepting Applications for
2022 Women In Business Scholarship!
The Pocono Chamber Women in Business Scholarship recognizes Monroe County female professionals who have demonstrated their dedication to empowering the leaders of our community and their commitment to bettering our community. The scholarship assists women in their pursuit of continuing their education and their desire to assist other women in reaching their full leadership potential after they finish continuing their education.
The WIB Council has created 2 scholarship opportunities this year for Monroe County’s female leaders; one for a high school student in the pursuit of higher education and one for a Monroe County professional continuing their education. A full outline of general criteria and application instructions can be found on the Pocono Chamber's official website here. Deadline for 2022 applications: June 1, 2022!

Get involved with the Chamber!

We are seeking speakers for our bi-monthly Coffee and Commerce presentation virtual breakfast series where Pocono Chamber of Commerce members and prospective members of all levels of leadership gather to learn about how to keep their business healthy and thriving. Topics will include, Marketing, Human Resources, Navigating Insurance Health and Wellness, Social Media Presence, Work/Life Balance, Lifestyle Tips. Coffee and Commerce occurs bi-monthly on the fourth Thursday of each respective month. 2022 Dates: February 24th, April 28th, June 23rd, August 25th, October 27th, and December 15th

Speaker Benefits: Up to 45-minute presentation on your business/service (including Q&A). • Recognition as speaker on all marketing materials and social media • Opportunity to place marketing materials at each place setting or distribute e-material to attendees • Opportunity to give out branded products/giveaways to attendees, offer giveaways at virtual event • Unlimited registrations for your guests to attend the breakfast

For more information or to become a Coffee & Commerce presenter, please contact Shantelle Davis at shantelled@lehighvalleychamber.org or
(484) 547-8551.
Show Your Support: Pocono Rail Service Restoration

Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority have plans to restore passenger rail service between New York City and Scranton, with the proposed new Amtrak corridor providing easy access to the Poconos for train travelers. Show your support of the initiative by signing the petition below from the Scranton Rail Restoration Coalition. You can also watch Pocono Television Network's special report from the recent press conference at Stroudsmoor Country Inn sharing more details about the project.

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 Stroudsburg Chamber Office doing a variety of tasks. 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