HONESDALE -  The Chamber of the Northern Poconos is dedicated to seeing our region prosper whether through helping our member businesses succeed; fostering new business development; or providing educational opportunities that help to groom future leaders.  

Annual recognition of our outstanding business leaders is our way to salute and thank them for enhancing this region as a great place to live and work, according to Chamber officials.  

The Chamber has announced its upcoming annual Community Awards Banquet.  The banquet will be held on Thursday, October 11 at the Inn at Woodloch Pines.  The social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 for individuals, $560 for a table of eight and $750 for a table of ten.
The criteria for the Business Person of the Year were as follows:

Member of The Chamber of the Northern Poconos Privately owned company Owner/Employees visibly active in the community Sustained history of successful business Innovativeness of product or service offered Growth in number of employees

Business Person of the Year

This year The Chamber will be honoring Henry M. Skier, A.M. Skier Agency, Inc., as Business Person of the Year. 

Community Achievement Award

Communities are shaped by the people who live in them, and especially by contributions of extraordinary individuals, groups and organizations, Chamber officials stated.  The Community Achievement Award celebrates those who have made a significant contribution through a unique achievement or outstanding service in any area that provides a benefit to the community.  They have devoted time and energy to making Wayne or Pike County more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy and unique.  They inspire by their example.  

The Chamber will honor Pete Helms, Davis R Chant Realtors, Inc., for the Community Achievement Award.

Green Business of the Year

In cooperation with SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support), The Chamber wishes to increase our region’s green business practices (as consumers are increasingly shopping for “greener” companies) and honor a member business for reducing their carbon footprint.  Sustainable business practices can include: energy conservation, renewable power, transportation, water conservation, purchasing/waste prevention, and recycling/composting.
Annual recognition of a Green Business of the Year is the Chamber’s way to appreciate businesses for making this region a more sustainable place to live and work.

The 8th annual Green Business of the Year will be presented to Ledges Hotel.
A commemorative booklet is being prepared for the evening and sponsorships are available.  Space will be available for those wishing to advertise and join in the recognition of the honorees.  Sponsorships are available; please contact The Chamber to inquire about supporting this event.  Deadline for ads is September 28, 2019.

Tickets and advertising are limited. Please register online at www.northernpoconoschamber.com or contact The Chamber of the Northern Poconos at 570-253-1960 or email chamber@northernpoconoschamber.com for information on attending the banquet, sponsorship, or placing a congratulatory ad in the commemorative book.