TAFTON - The annual membership meeting and luncheon for The Chamber of the Northern Poconos will be held on Friday, February 2 at The Waterfront at Silver Birches, overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack in Tafton. 

Join in the ‘meet and greet’ with local and state legislators at 11:15 a.m. who will also speak briefly during the luncheon regarding important updates. The luncheon will begin at Noon, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award will be presented.

PMVB speaker

The Chamber is pleased to welcome Christopher Barrett, President/CEO, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, (PMVB) as the guest speaker. Prior to coming to the PMVB Barrett was Executive Vice President/COO/CFO for Target Media and Target Digital, a leading east coast media and advertising firm headquartered in Harrisburg.

Prior to Target Media and Target Digital he held multiple senior management roles ranging from sales and marketing to theme park operations with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts for over twenty years. His specific leadership assignments were with the properties of Hershey Park, Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Complex, Hershey Park Arena and Stadium, Giant Center and the Hershey Bears. After Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, he was elected President/CEO of the PA Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Lancaster) and held that position for seven years. He possesses a strong working knowledge of marketing, research, advertising, public relations, media buying as well as digital marketing and design applications.
A graduate of Penn State University, Barrett was past President of the Alumni Society Board of Directors and served on the Penn State Harrisburg Board of Trustees. He was also appointed to the Penn State Alumni Council and most recently served on the Derry Township Board of Education (Hershey Schools) as Treasurer, along with many other officer roles over his twenty-year tenure.

About the luncheon

The Chamber thanks and acknowledges major sponsor Lake Region IGA.
The membership is invited to enjoy an informative meeting regarding the importance of entrepreneurs and how they relate to economic development and increased tourism.  A fantastic buffet menu consisting of Fattoush Salad, Farmer’s Market Slaw, Bacon & Bleu Potato Salad, Nonna’s Macaroni Salad, House Made Rolls, Steak Kabobs, Vegetable Quiche, Crab Mac Au Gratin, and Black Forest Chocolate Cake.

Reservations are required, and the cost per person is $35 for members payable in advance on or before Friday, January 26th to The Chamber.  Checks may be sent to The Chamber, 32 Commercial St., Suite 200, Honesdale PA  18431 and credit card payments can be made by calling 570-253-1960 or reserve on line at www.northernpoconoschamber.com.