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6 – “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Leadership”

7:30 a.m.
GSV Chamber Building
2859 N. Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876


7 – Business After Hours

5:00 p.m.
Service 1st Federal Credit Union
1185 North 4th St., Sunbury, PA 17801


8 – Monthly Meeting

11:30 a.m.
Pine Barn Inn
1 Pine Barn Pl., Danville, PA 17821


9 – Transportation Committee Meeting

7:30 a.m.
Hoss's Steak & Sea House
3134 N. Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876


12 – Programs & Development Committee Meeting

12:00 p.m.
GSV Chamber Building
2859 N. Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876


13 – “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Leadership”

7:30 a.m.
GSV Chamber Building
2859 N. Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876


14 – Ribbon Cutting/Open House

4:00 p.m.
Cricket Wireless
1 Susquehanna Valley Mall, Suite C-2, Selinsgrove, PA 17870


16 – Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting

11:30 a.m.
834 Susquehanna Trail, Selinsgrove, PA 17870


20 – “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Leadership”

7:30 a.m.
GSV Chamber Building
2859 N. Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876


22 – 16th Annual Golf Classic

7:30 a.m.
Susquehanna Valley Country Club
1 Country Club Road, Hummels Wharf, PA 17831

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Wireless Phone Options in Central Pennsylvania

For over twenty years I have been in the wireless phone business and a lot of things have changed. When I started in the business handheld phones were not even an option and a there was a $30 monthly rate plan that only included 30 minutes of talk time in a four county area. Text and data was not something we even discussed then.

This has changed and today we can carry smartphones that are more powerful than my first desktop computer. The speed and power provided by smartphones today allow us to watch movies on demand, make video calls, chat instantly with family and friends and so on. It is without a doubt that technology for wireless phones has changed and so has the competition within the industry.

I have seen and witnessed wireless phone companies be established, go under, merge, be acquired, go bankrupt and so on. Central Pennsylvania is known for its mountains, valleys and unique landscape that cause coverage concerns for wireless phone carriers and these present challenges to our rural communities. In the past, only a few wireless phone carriers could even be considered in central Pennsylvania. It is essential to point out that most lower-cost wireless brands available in the United States have an uphill battle to provide reliable coverage in our rural markets.

In the last few years, the wireless phone landscape has changed and become very competitive. Different market disruptors have entered into the market and are helping bring down the costs and also provide consumers with more for their hard earned cash. Although these disruptors have decent coverage in major cities and urban areas, most do not provide adequate coverage in rural markets. One of the reasons for their poor network coverage is due to the cost to build the towers needed and the return on their investment does not make sense for them. They prefer to focus on the cities where there is a better a return.

Fortunately, all this is changing with Cricket Wireless and I must admit that I have never been this excited to see a new wireless brand enter the Central Pennsylvania market. Cricket is backed by one of the largest 4G GSM LTE networks in the country. Personally, I was sick and tired of all the marketing and billing games most of the wireless carriers play!

Most people are ready for more affordable pricing from their cell phone provider with easy billing options that offer unlimited talk, high-speed data access, text messaging, international calling features and promotions.

Simple Seamless Smart Wireless Experience
Cricket Wireless is a no annual contract provider that provides a simple, seamless, smart wireless experience that customers deserve. You do not need to be locked into annual contracts to get great service, which is the norm with most other wireless carriers. This can sometimes limit customers from leaving a wireless phone carrier too. However, with Cricket, you do not have to be tied down by annual contracts. I am very confident we don’t need annual contracts to keep you as a customer.

Reliable and Affordable Coverage
You no longer have to pay exorbitant prices to have a reliable network coverage in central Pennsylvania. It is important to note that most wireless phone users in central Pennsylvania are accustomed to paying costly wireless phone bills just to make sure they have reliable coverage in our area. This is no longer the case. You now have a choice that can save you money, too!

No Hidden Charges
You do not have to worry about overage fees, extra taxes and hidden charges. Cricket offers all-in pricing that includes taxes and fees. This means you will know exactly what your monthly bill will be. Our smartphone plans start at $30 per month, including taxes and fees with unlimited talk, text and data. We have several different smartphone plans to choose from, but the major difference between the plans is how much high-speed data is included. You can even get a smartphone plan with unlimited high-speed data.
Group Save Discounts
There are group save discounts that can enable you save even more money. For example, you can get five lines for only $100 per month. This means that you can spend as little as $20 per phone per month, including taxes and fees. This may sound too good to be true, but this is one of those deals that is practically impossible to beat anywhere else and a majority of our customers take advantage of these group save discounts.

Local Service
Our company, One-Stop Communications, is bringing the personal and local service you should expect from your wireless phone provider to Central Pennsylvania with our Cricket Wireless Authorized Retail stores in Lewistown, Selinsgrove and State College. A new location is opening soon in Huntingdon and other towns are currently being considered.

We are a locally owned company that has been in Central Pennsylvania for over twenty years. Our focus has always been on building value for our customers. I am very confident if you visit one of our Cricket Wireless stores you will understand why thousands of people are making the switch to Cricket at our stores. We are helping families and businesses save money coupled with exceptional service.

I am extremely proud of our Cricket Advocates and to partner with Cricket Wireless. Feel free to stop or call one of our Cricket Wireless stores. We would be thrilled to show you all of the Cricket advantages!

Michael Buffington is the President of One-Stop Communications, a Cricket Wireless Authorized Retailer.  Visit one of their their stores or for more information.

Cricket Wireless • Lewistown
126 Electric Avenue
Lewistown, Pa 17044
Phone #: 717-325-4824

Cricket Wireless • Selinsgrove
1 Susquehanna Valley Mall Drive
Sellinsgrove, Pa 17870
Phone #: 570-245-6943

Cricket Wireless • State College
1619 North Atherton Street
State College, Pa 16803
Phone #: 814-325-9413
​(behind McDonald's in the Walmart Plaza)

OPENING SOON!  9048 William Penn Highway • Huntingdon, Pa 16652

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