• jimthorpe
  • whitewaterrafting
  • biking2
  • lake
  • 591
  • skiing2
  • waterpark
  • deer
Blog
Blog
(2) 2015 small business tax tip (1) 40-100 Coalition (1) a&a plumbing & heating (1) abstract art (1) Affordable Care Act (1) affordable health insurance coverage (1) Albrightsville (1) alice wanamaker (3) american athlete (1) american dream (1) american express (1) animal food bank (1) animal food bank of lehigh valley (1) architectural polymers (1) art (1) auto expense write off (1) auto expenses 2015 (1) bad debts (1) be present (1) Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary (1) beautify your office (1) become a volunteer (1) Beltzville State Park (1) benefits of chamber membership (1) benefits of volunteering (1) big lil band (1) bike for the bridge (1) black fly (1) blair newman (1) Brian Tracy (1) brick and mortar stores (1) Buckno Lisicky (1) Buckno Lisicky & Company (2) Buckno Lisicky & Company CPA's (1) Buckno Lisicky & Company CPAs (1) buckno lisicky and co cpas (1) buckno lisicky and company (1) Buckno Lisicky CPAs (1) build professional relationships. LCCC (1) build your business (1) building business community (1) building your team (1) bunching charitable donations (1) bundle charitable donations (1) business bad debts (1) business card exchange (1) business growth (1) business growth in carbon county pa (1) business networking (3) business purchase (1) business relationships (1) business resources (1) business social media (1) business structure (1) business success (1) business taxes (1) buy office (1) buy real estate (1) buying a business (1) Carbon Chamber (6) carbon chamber & economic development (1) Carbon County (1) carbon county accountants (1) carbon county agriculture (1) Carbon County certified public accountants (1) carbon county chamber member (1) carbon county commercial real estate (1) Carbon County digging (1) Carbon County Economic Development (1) carbon county pa (1) carbon county pa business climate (1) carbon county pa photos (1) carbon county public accountants (1) carbon county small business (1) Carbon Economic Development (1) carol obando-derstine (4) CCEDC (11) CCEDC executive director (1) ccedc holiday message (1) chamber involvement (1) chamber member (1) chamber membership (1) chamber of commerce (1) charitable donations (1) children's electrical safety (1) children's safety (1) choosing a business structure (1) clean office space (1) company branding (1) constructivism (1) content is king (1) creating balance (1) creative (1) creative marketing (1) custom deck (1) custom kitchen (1) D&L (1) D&L membership (1) D&L Trail (1) Dada (1) deck design (1) deck entertaining (1) delaware & lehigh corridor (1) Delaware Lehigh Heritage (1) depreciation tax law (1) destiny (1) dig safe (1) divorce (1) divorce tax (1) divorce taxation (1) Dorothy Lane (1) downtown Jim Thorpe (1) dreams (1) ecommerce (1) economic development (1) economic growth in carbon county pa (1) eileen east (2) electric bill savings (1) electrical safety (1) electrical safety tips (1) electricity danger (1) electricity risks (1) energy efficiency programs (1) energy improvements (1) energy rebates (1) energy saving tips (3) energy star (1) enlightenment (1) enterprise purchase (1) entrepreneurs (1) facebook (2) fall (1) family diners (1) farm stand (1) farmer's market (1) fixed income (1) ford GT40 (1) four seasons (1) friendships (1) Futurism (1) gaining business through volunteering (1) galen glen winery (1) garden (1) gardening tips (1) gift tax (1) great room (1) greater lehigh valley chamber (1) Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (1) grow your business (1) guerrilla marketing (1) happier at work (1) harley-davidson (1) Harry Packer Mansion (1) hazard trees storm (1) heather davis (1) high tech (1) hill home forge (1) Hill Home Forge B&B (2) hill home forge bed & breakfast (2) Hilma af Klint (1) hog (1) holiday cards (1) holiday networking (1) holiday parties (1) holiday season get togethers (1) how to get followers on twitter (1) how to tweet (1) how to use twitter (1) how to write a tweet (1) hydra-tech pumps (1) importance of website (1) inbound marketing (1) industry in carbon county pa (1) internet marketing (1) jay conrad levinson (1) Jerry McAward (1) jessica burde (3) jill stone (1) jillian stone (1) jim thorpe (4) jim thorpe artists (2) jim thorpe athlete (1) jim thorpe massage (1) jim thorpe memorial (1) jim thorpe pa (1) Jim Thorpe River Adventures (1) jim thorpe wellness and massage (1) jobs in carbon county pa (1) joe mastriani (1) john stoj photographer (1) Kathy Henderson (4) kathy matson (1) kayak sojourn (1) kayaking lehigh river (1) keystone GT sporty (1) keystone harley-davidson (1) kids safety risks (1) kitchen design (1) kitchen remodeling (1) kitchen renovations (1) kitchen trends (1) Lake Wallenpaupack (1) Landsford (1) lansford alive (1) LEAF Career Day (1) learn twitter (1) lease office space (1) lehigh gorge (2) lehigh gorge adventure (1) lehigh river (1) Lehigh River events (1) lehigh river sojourn (1) Lehigh Valley biking (1) lehigh valley pa plumbers (1) Lehighton (1) Lehighton CPAs (1) Lehighton High School (1) liberty homes (1) liberty homes pa (2) life (1) LIHeap (1) linkedin (1) Lions club (1) LLC (1) local dairy (1) local produce (1) low cost marketing (1) low income electric (1) manufacturers resource center. cake boss (1) manufacturing (1) marketing (1) marketing strategies (2) marlyn kissner (4) Master Gardener (1) matt miskie (1) mauch chunk (1) meditation (4) meeting space rental (1) memorial day celebrations (1) memorial day in pa (1) mike toth (1) mindfulness (2) mortgage interest (1) motorcycles (1) national canal museum (1) national safe digging month (1) nature photography (1) nepa chamber (1) networking (1) new age (2) new tax law (1) new years goals (1) nic east (4) nic east designs (1) non-business bad debts (1) Northeast PA Kayak School (1) online shopping (1) OnTrack Program (1) osprey nesting platforms (1) outdoor entertaining (1) outdoor kitchen (1) Owl Creek Part (1) own office space (1) PA (1) PA One Call (1) PA-DEP (1) PACE Act (1) Palmerton (1) palmerton heritage center (1) paul canevari (2) pay energy bills (1) Pennsylvania Game Commission (1) peregrine falcons (1) pet food bank (1) Pocono Biking (1) pocono homebuilding (1) pocono landscapes (1) pocono nature photos (1) pocono whitewater (1) pocono whitewater rafting (1) pocono wildlife photos (1) poconos (1) poconos family adventure (1) polyester (1) pot planting (1) power outage (2) PPL (7) ppl corporation (3) PPL customers save (1) PPL efficiency programs (1) ppl electric (1) PPL electric savings (1) ppl electric utilities (5) ppl improvements (1) predestination (1) productivism (1) professional office meeting space (1) purchasing a business (1) quiet time (1) recycling (1) red lunar events (1) reduce personal income taxes (1) relationships (1) retail stores (1) retail website strategies (1) retweet (1) RF Ohl (1) rotary club (1) S corporations (1) safety detectives (1) SALT taxes (1) save energy (2) save money electric (1) save money with PPL (1) SBDC (1) science (1) seasonal action steps (1) sharps compliance (1) shelley jaye (2) shop local (3) skirmish (1) small business (1) small business development (1) small business funding (1) small business loans (1) small business saturday (1) small business tax advice (1) small business taxes (1) small farmers (1) Small towns PA (1) social (1) social media (1) social media tips (2) spirituality (2) spring (1) Stanley Bushner (1) Stanley J Bushner (2) Stanley J. Bushner (1) stay cool in summer (1) stone mountain solutions (5) storm outage (1) storms (1) summer (1) summer 2018 (1) summer insects (1) summer tips (1) support your local farmer (1) tax hikes (1) tax savings (1) tax tips (1) technology (1) technology. disconnect from devices (1) textile recycling (1) thinking positive (1) tomorrow (1) tree cutting (1) trends in marketing (2) trends in marketing magazine (1) tweet (1) tweeting (1) twitter (1) twitter definition (1) twitter tips (2) twitter use (1) understanding a gift (1) value of volunteers (1) viburnum (1) volunteering (2) Wassily Kandinsky (1) website content (1) website design (2) what is twitter (1) what not to wear wine tasting (1) whitewater rafting (2) whitewater sports (1) wildlife photos (1) wine-tasting tips (1) winter (1) winter 2016 (1) winter survival tips (1)
CCEDC Webmaster
11:56 AM

Making a Difference Through Volunteering

 

alice_wanamaker

 By Alice Wanamaker, CCEDC Member Relations Director

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."  Dr. Seuss, The Lorax 

Did Dr. Seuss know the power of his statement or the impact it would have on our lives? Probably not, but let's stop and think for a moment about the truth in what he said, "Someone like you, caring a whole awful lot." Who are these people, and what are they caring about? 

We all have projects, organizations and people we care about. And the things I care about are not necessarily the same things you care about. That is exactly what makes the world of being a volunteer fun, exciting and successful. Volunteering to work the pierogi stand at the summer festival gets you out among like-minded individuals. If everyone volunteered for four events a year, they would be exposed to hundreds of people who enjoy the same things as they do and could meet new friends, or gain new business clients. Read More


Tags:
CCEDC Webmaster
3:20 PM

A Few of My Favorite Things

alice_wanamaker

 

By: Alice Wanamaker, CCEDC Member Relations Director

 

I applaud those of you who have or are in the process of establishing a business in Carbon County and for not only taking a positive step toward growing your business but also investing in yourself and the community. There are so many things to think about when starting a new business, each one as important as the next.
 
As Member Relations Director, I talk to many people about joining the Chamber of Commerce as an essential part of their growth plan, and what they get from their investment. There are so many benefits to joining; listing one or two benefits barley scratches the surface.  There are, however, a few benefits that I like to hone in on because they are usually the most valuable for our members - both new and established! These benefits are a few of my favorite things; Marketing, networking and referrals!
 
The Carbon Chamber & Economic Development (CCEDC) is an amazing resource for you and your business. We have the ability to partner you with invaluable resources, potential clients, customers, other businesses and the overall community. Our focus is on YOU, the business owner and our job is to make doing business in Carbon County a successful venture. Whether you are looking for a local supplier, or a list of folks who are interested in growing the community, we can help connect you with referrals or personal introductions.
 Read More


Tags:
CCEDC Webmaster
10:42 AM

Shop Small, Shop Often!




smallbizsat


alice_wanamaker2





by Alice Wanamaker – Member Relations Director, CCEDC

According to a blog post published last November by Emmelia De La Cruz , 54% of US sales happen at a small business. That’s a great percentage but wouldn’t it be great if it were 64% or 75% or even 90%? On average, 48 cents from every dollar you spend locally, stays local, compared to only 14 cents spent at big box stores. So as we raise our percentage of sales happening at small businesses locally, we also raise our percentage of dollars that stay locally!

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov. 26 and The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation is encouraging everyone to take action for our greater good. Whether you are a small business owner or a consumer thinking about the holidays, we encourage you to shop small and find unique items for your family and friends.
Read More


Tags: