GREATER PITTSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER INCENTIVES
For over 90 years the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce has served as the organization through which business executives, professional people and other concerned citizens have united to provide leadership and direction for the economic and social development of the Greater Pittston Area. The collective efforts of the Chamber members have brought needed improvements in our regions economy and many other areas of community life. Few of these advances could have been accomplished on an individual basis. But we cannot be content to rest on the strength of our past successes, because there will always be new challenges for improving the economic climate and quality of life in the region. GREATER PITTSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
OUR MISSION The mission of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce is to enhance the growth and development of business and the quality of life in our community by helping to keep our membership informed, connected and prosperous. We accomplish this by facilitating the creation or retention of thousands of jobs in the Greater Pittston Area. DID YOU KNOW THAT RECENTLY: The Chamber has received $8.75 m. in grants from the Commonwealths Business in Our Sites Program for infrastructure into CenterPoint East & West Commerce & Trade Parks in Jenkins & Pittston Townships which resulted in the construction of over 4 m. sq. ft. of industrial space housing 19 companies and creating over 2,100 jobs. The Chamber played a pivotal role in the creation & retentions of employment opportunities for over 80 local industries including Schott Glass North America, Keystone Automotive Warehouse and Pride Mobility Products. The Chamber was awarded a $1.5m grant to aid in the restructuring & resurfacing of Commerce Road in the Grimes Industrial Park providing a safer roadway for over 2,700 employees. The Chamber is completing a $2m infrastructure project into 47 industrial acres the Chamber owns in Duryea Borough. The Chamber owned and developed the Barnum, OHara & Grimes Industrial parks attracting businesses from all over the country. WE PUT PEOPLE TO WORK!
YOUR GUIDE TO CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP NEW MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Free Web Page design by Novation Networks $50.00 Free 3 col. X 5 ad in the Sunday Dispatch or Times Leader $223.35 to $736.80 Free business promotion with 1 insert in a Chamber Mailing reaching over 700 business contacts $273.00 Free business session – Portraits by Dominique $49.00 Citizens Voice buy one get one free ad up to $1,395.55 Greater Pittston YMCA Membership Gift Certificate $180.00 10% Discount for paid membership $20.00 TOTAL FREE BENEFITS $595.35 to $1,108.80 TOTAL DISCOUNT SAVINGS up to $1,595.55
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES ANNUAL DINNER, MID-WINTER BREAKFAST AND AUTUMN BREAKFAST Features a speaker of prominence and interest to the membership. With more than 200 guests in attendance, these are a great way to meet fellow members, the Chamber Board of Directors and Staff. WOMENS NETWORK At our meetings we educate and entertain women personally and professionally on relevant topics, while creating an informal networking environment. Members have provided us with a wide variety of principle speakers.
AWARDS HEALTHY WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR AWARD This program recognizes companies that have adopted workplace wellness practices. SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD Recognizes a company that has demonstrated a capacity for creativity and innovation, experienced growth and established itself as a leader in its industry
DIGITAL ADVERTISING FREE WEBSITE LISTINGS Your business is listed on the Chamber website. Members are listed alphabetically and by business classification. SOCIAL MEDIA Stay connected by following us on our FACEBOOK page. Greater Pittston Chamber E-BLAST Direct email involves sending an email solely to communicate a promotional message (for example, an announcement of a special offer or a catalog of products). Advertisers can reach substantial numbers of email subscribers
CHAMBER CHOICE AND ON DEMAND CHAMBER CHOICE: The chambers benefit program, designed especially for Chamber members who are sole proprietors or members with one eligible employee is offered through chamber Choice with coverage through Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Chamber Choice also offers programs to include medical, dental, vision, life and disability, as well as voluntary supplemental benefits for companies with 2 or more employees. ON DEMAND: A top concern for business owners is the rising cost of energy. To help local businesses save money and mitigate increases, the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce has enlisted the services of Chamber Choice/On Demand Energy to create an aggregated buying pool.
OTHER BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES PROMOTIONAL DISPLAY Members are urged to display business cards & brochures in the Chamber lobby giving your business exposure to visitors. FREE USAGE OF THE CHAMBERS CONFERENCE ROOM ASSISTANCE WITH GRAND OPENINGS, GROUND BREAKINGS & RIBBON CUTTINGS VISITATION TOURS The main objective is to showcase area businesses MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS Exclusive offers to Chamber Members from Chamber Members
EVENTS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMUNITY READING DAY NORTHEAST EMPLOYMENT EXPO ROBA FAMILY FARMS FAMILY DAY SNO COVE MEMBER APPRECIATION DAY
CHAMBER PARTNERS PENNS NORTHEAST METRO ACTION JUNIOR LEADERSHIP OF NEPA, INC. WORK NEPA.COM LUZERNE/SCHUYLKILL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD IN COOPERERATION WITH LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE REGIONAL CHAMBER PARTNERSHIP
TOP TEN REASONS TO JOIN THE GREATER PITTSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 10. NETWORKING AND NEW BUSINESS CONTACTS TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS GROW 9. OPPORTUNITY TO REACH MORE COSTOMERS 8. PUPLICITY AND HEIGHTENED NAME RECOGNITION SO CUSTOMERS KNOW WHO YOU ARE 7.HELP TO CREATE A STRONG LOCAL ECONOMY TO KEEP OUR BUSINESS MOMENTUM MOVING FORWARD 6.LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP RUN A SMARTER, MORE PROFITABLE BUSINESS 5.REFERRALS AND SALE OPPORTUNITIES TO DELIVER A RETURN OF INVESTMENT 4. SAFEGUARD THE COMMUNITY BY WORKING WITH OTHERS 3.UNIFIES THE PUBLIC SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY AND DIRECTS IT INTO CONSTRUCTIVE CHANNELS 2.CREDIBILITY OF A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE OF THE GREATER PITTSTON AREA. DRUM ROLL PLEASE! 1.SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND INNER SATISFACTION OF DOING YOUR SHARE OF AN IMPORTANT JOB
DUES STRUCTURE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP $200.00 Annually 10% discount $180.00 INTERMEDIATE COMPANIES (25 – 49 Employees) $360.00 10% discount $324.00 LARGE COMPANIES (50 Plus Employees) $550.00 10% discount $495.00 LARGE CONTRACTORS (As listed in Yellow Pages) $425.00 10% discount $382.50 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (Billed according to deposits) Contact the Chamber Office
GREATER PITTSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2011-2012 President - Charles A. Adonizio III 1 st Vice-President - Joseph D. Burke, Esq. 2 nd Vice-President - Jerry A. Champi 3 rd Vice-President - Patricia A. Stella Treasurer - Mark Nobile Executive Vice-President/Secretary - Rosemary Dessoye Administrative Assistant - Shirley Bartos Immediate Past-President - Joseph S. Durkin, P.E. NOLAN AYRES MAYOR JASON KLUSH RAYMOND J. BERNARDI, JR.MAUREEN MANGAN-MILLS SALVATORE BERNARDI JON MARTINEAU PHYLLIS BRANDWENE JUDY M. MARTINELLI MICHAEL BUTERA, ESQ. DANAE MORROW REP. MICHAEL CARROLL VINCENT PECK RICHARD COHEN BARBARA PIRRELLA-SICO CASSANDRA COLEMAN JAMES POWERS ANTHONY DENISCO JOSEPH J. PROCIAK, ESQ. BLAISE ALAN DENTE, CCC DAVID PUZ FRED DESANTO JANET ROSENBAUM WAYNE DOTTOR ROSALIA STRASSER WILLIAM GOLDSWORTHY JOHN WESOLOWSKI JOHNNY J. JOYCE EDWARD YENCHA RICHARD KAZMERICKHEATHER YUDICHAK, ESQ. COUNSEL- JOSEPH F. SAPORITO, JR., ESQ. OFFICE MANAGER - BRANDI BARTUSH