Click here to download a pdf of the current issue.Current Issue Cover
In This Issue:
  • Geisinger Medical Center Gala
  • Santa's In Trouble
  • Ribbon Cuttings
  • Excellence in Education Award
  • Free Marketing Ideas

Save the Date

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Gathering
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Susquehanna Valley Country Club
One Country Club Road, Hummels Wharf
To celebrate another successful year and to honor our members who assist in Connecting Business with Community, the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for our annual Holiday Gathering.
Light Hors D'oeuvres and Cas Bar
This year, the Chamber will be participating in "Goodies for Our Troops." We will be collecting hygiene, snack and miscellaneous type items to be sent to our troops. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

December Monthly Meeting
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
East Buffalo Township Building
589 Fairground Road
Members: $15 per person
Future Members: $18 per person
Join us for our last meeting of 2014
Our Made in the Valley Moment will be given by Kathi Venios, Office Manager for the Williamsport Home Instead Senior Care Office, who will present information about the company and how to care for a loved one with dementia.
Our main presentation will be given by Laura Shrawder-Miles from Shrawder Financial Services along with Mike GUman from Oppenheimer Funds. The main topic of their presentation will be: "Have We Gone Too Far Too Fast?"

Friday, December 19, 2014

Small Business Support Group
Focus Seminar: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Chamber Business Center, Shamokim Dam

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Impact Series
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Chamber Board Room
2859 N. Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam
Cost: $15 per person
Your Business Can Soarin the Cloud
John Uehling and Jacob Glolmboski of Contrast Communications invite you to walk through the Cloud, exploring how to enhance your business with Cloud-based technologies.
This 2 hour interactive forum is intended for any business which devotes significant resources for meeting or events with offsite staff or clients.


Submit your news-worthy information to Jenny Williams or Jenny Daddario

2014 Back Issues


2013 Back Issues

Click Here for 2013 Back Issues

2012 Back Issues

Click Here for 2012 Back Issues

2011 Back Issues

Click Here for 2011 Back Issues

PPL Electric Utilities click here for community coupons click here for the current inside pa issue

PPL Electric Utilities offer new self-service tool to help businesses, contractors
PPL Electri Utilities

Tool creates and tracks service orders
PPL Electric Utilities has made it easier for small businesses, contractors and builders to create and track work requests for new service.
At, a work order for new service can be entered in four easy steps, and businesses can follow its progress from the office or on the go.
The new tool can be used with tablets and smart phones, reduces the need for lengthy phone calls and provides more timely information about your work orders. You can create work orders, review schedules and receive email status updates.
Contractors, builders and small businesses have a lot of demands on their time, so PPL Electric Utilities created this site with their needs in mind. These customers now have the flexibility to create and track their orders when and how it’s convenient for them.
Step-by-step instructions are on the site. The instructions include a checklist to help identify the information needed to enter a new work order.
Creating a new work order consists of completing four easy steps:

1. Enter service information: Location and type of work, desired in-service date, etc.
2. Add contact information: Primary contact, customer and additional contacts.
3. Provide additional details: Type and size of building, closest pole, preferred meter location, etc.
4. Review & submit: This is a summary of the work request to review for accuracy before submission.
Key benefits

How it works

Two parts of your electric bill --- two ways to save
You can’t control every monthly household bill. But you can take control of your electric bill.
There are two basic parts of your electric bill:

For the average customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a month, we deliver the electricity that powers homes, communications, technology, and entertainment for less than $2 a day.
That same $2 a day also supports safe, reliable electric delivery and around-the-clock service. PPL Electric Utilities has hundreds of skilled employees who maintain and upgrade 50,000 miles of power lines, nearly a million poles and towers, and millions of pieces of electric equipment that keep the electric delivery system strong and resilient.
Customers can reduce their usage and save money on their bill by following some basic tips.

We’re focused on making the most efficient use of customer dollars to help keep rates competitive and our system safe and reliable. Our cost to provide electricity is below the state average.
In combination with energy savings tips and PPL Electric Utilities’ efforts to keep delivery rates reasonable, customers can also take control of what they pay for electricity supply by shopping and stretch their hard-earned dollars. Electricity supply comprises two-thirds of the average residential bill.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s website,, makes it easy to shop for a licensed electricity supplier. Offers can be sorted by price and terms like fixed price or variable price. Shopping customers are reminded to double-check that they’re buying power the way they want. There’s a price risk associated with variable-rate electricity supply contracts, and customers have to decide what level of risk they’re comfortable with.
There’s no effect on your electric service when you shop. PPL Electric Utilities will remain your delivery company, moving the supplier’s electricity to your home and responding if the power goes out.
There’s also no effect on PPL Electric Utilities when customers shop. Many of the company’s employees shop to get a better price. More than 650,000 PPL Electric Utilities customers shop for electricity supply.
Visit for more information for home energy tips and to hear from some of our employees about how they’ve shopped and saved. 


For this article and more Click here to download a pdf of the latest issue.

Greater Susquehanna Valley
Chamber of Commerce
Connecting Business & Community
2859 North Susquehanna Trail, Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
570.743.4100 / 800.410.2880 / Fax: 570.743.1221
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Find us on Facebook and LinkedIn