November news & updates
Celebrating a Business Milestone Anniversary This Year?
If So, We Want to Know About It!
Have you been in business 5, 10, 15, 20 years and up?

If you are celebrating a business milestone/anniversary year in 2020, we want to hear from you, so that we can recognize you!

As a Pocono Chamber member, this new member benefit includes the following recognition:

  • Social Media Member Milestone of the Day Spotlight
  • Shout-Out in eLink
  • Mention at Events You Attend that Month
  • Certificate Recognizing Your Milestone
  • A Shout-Out on Pocono Chamber's weekly Chamber Minute radio appearance
  • Members in good standing with Milestones in the current calendar year will also be recognized at our Annual Awards Dinner in December.

If you are a Pocono Chamber member in good standing, your company can be recognized - contact Liz Blose at to schedule your recognition. 

We value you as a Pocono Chamber member and cannot wait to celebrate your business milestone/anniversary year with you, our members and our community!

Marlyn Kissner, Executive Vice President, Northern Region
Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
Carbon Chamber and Economic Development
Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Mobile: 610.751.4932

Monday, November 2nd - November First Monday Mixer

Tuesday, November 10th - November Women in Business Luncheon

November 16th - November 22nd - Global Entrepreneurship Week

Saturday, November 28th - Small Business Saturday

With health care being a priority in 2020, the Pocono Chamber of Commerce and St. Luke's University Health Network invite you to take a closer look into St. Luke’s Monroe Campus to hear from senior leaders and their top physicians who specialize in Infectious Disease, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Critical Care. Learn about what the hospital is doing to help the Pocono community, as well as what their team anticipates for the Fall and remainder of the year as it pertains to COVID-19. 

The November 4th presenters include:
  • Don Seiple - President of St. Luke’s Monroe Campus
  • Jeff Jahre, MD - Senior Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs and Infectious Disease Expert, St. Luke's University Health Network
  • Kristin Marek, MD - Northern Region Medical Director, St. Luke’s Monroe Campus
  • Eric Tesoriero, DO - Critical Care Anesthesiologist & Medical Director of Critical Care Medicine at St Luke’s Monroe Campus
**emails will be sent to all committee members if meetings dates change due to the holidays**

First Tuesdays @ 9:00 am - West End Committee

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

Second Wednesdays @ 11:00 am - Education Committee

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

Third Thursdays @ 8:30 am - Golf Committee

Fourth Wednesdays @ 8:30 am - PLOT Committee

Fourth Thursdays @ 8:30 am - Women in Business Council


Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s Color Outside the Lines initiative is hosting Courageous Conversations Around Cultural Competency A four-day series for non-profit employees hosted virtually.
Attendance to all four sessions is required.

What you’ll learn:
  • How stereotypes can effect our daily lives
  • How stereotypes can effect our biases
  • How our biases can turn into microaggressions

If you would like to sponsor someone or a group please use this form to purchase the appropriate amount of seats. Contact Wilberto Sicard at and let him know how your sponsored participants will reference the sponsorship when they come to this form to register.

Sponsored participants will use this form to register themselves individually and will need to select "Register Without Payment (I Have a Sponsor)" from below. Sponsored participants must enter in the name of their sponsor, or a shared "sponsor code". They may also enter in their sponsor contact information.

Frailey Insurance and Financial Services Christmas Tree Project Benefits Monroe County Area Agency on Aging and The Gardens at Stroud

It’s our responsibility to be involved and give back to our community as part of Frailey Insurance and Financial Services’ mission. As the holidays approach, it’s a perfect time to do just that. Starting Monday, November 2, the public, clients, friends and family can support the Christmas tree project, Angels for Aging. The event is being coordinated by the Frailey team at their office located at 1286 N. Ninth Street, Stroudsburg.... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Attract and retain employees with benefit solutions!

To request a quote, ask your broker about Chamber Health Insurance for Monroe County with Aetna Funding Advantage or contact Jessica Gary with Chamber Health Marketplace at 610-349-8226.


Are you interested in making a difference in your community? You can bring real change for as little as 27 cents/day. Did you know that 27 cents/day adds up to $100 in a year? 
Pocono Mountains United Way’s BE THE REASON 2020 Campaign starts now. Join the fight!  
With a gift to United Way, you can BE THE REASON...    
·   children are prepared to succeed in school and beyond  
·   individuals are working to improve financial stability  
·   people in our community won't go hungry  
·   no family struggles to make ends meet.   
The easiest pay to participate is inviting United Way to run a Workplace Campaign at your business. A Workplace Campaign is an easy way for employee to donate through payroll deduction. Another option is to make a direct PLEDGE or GIFT.
For more information or to schedule a Workplace Campaign, please contact United Way’s Director of Development, Ryan Lohman ( 

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 event or webinar?
Don't forget to add it to our Community Event Calendar on the PCC website. Add your even through the Member Information Center or click on the button below. It's FREE!
Short Term Training Scholarships Now Available Through Northampton Communinty College's Monroe Campus

Scholarships available for short term training at NCC Monroe
  • Hospitality Certifications
  • Resort Operations
  • Restaurant Supervisory
  • Food and Beverage Operations
  • ServSafe
  • Training programs also available in health careers, CDL, contact tracing
  • Scholarship recipients must e residents of Monroe county
  • Priority will be given to individuals/businesses with the most need
  • Training programs must begin before December 30, 2020

For more information, please fill out the APPLICATION today.

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