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The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce is a private, 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. Founded in 1941 as the Bloomsburg Chamber of Commerce, the organization has grown to serve over 420 employers from the Columbia/Montour region. Our members include large and small businesses, non-profits, municipalities, and school districts. Any organization that is interested in receiving benefits in The Chamber's five areas of focus and supporting our mission is welcome to join.

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2022-2023 Board of Directors

Officers

Chris Stamatedes, Chair
PPL Electric Utilities

Bob Stoudt, Vice Chair
Montour Area Recreation Commission

Denise Stone, Treasurer
eXp Realty

Dan Knorr, Immediate Past Chair
Bloomsburg University

Fred Gaffney, President

Board of Directors

Jeff Cerminaro
Walker’s Jewelers

Dan Good
Marr Development

Renee Gerringer
Ronald McDonald House of Danville

John Grabusky
Geisinger

Megan Kiliti
Berwick Brewing

Adrienne Mael
United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties

Holly Morrison
Community Giving Foundation

Josh Nespoli
Community Strategies Group

Travis Petty
Law Offices of Grieco & Petty

Bruce Schlichter
Kawneer

Tim Wagner, DBI Chair
Wagner’s Trophies & Engraveables

Jeff Whitenight
First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.

Sharon Wilkin
Design Group

Karen Wood
Service 1st Federal Credit Union

Elaine Woodland
First Keystone Community Bank

sTAFF

Chris Berleth - Vice President

Chris is the newest member of The Chamber team, coming on board August 8, 2022. Previously, Chris was with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber in Shamokin Dam as Executive Director of Membership and Leadership. In his role as Vice President, Chris provides leadership in delivering a high return on investment to members and supporting economic stability and growth in the region through the development and coordination of communications, programs, and events of the Chamber and its Foundation. He is an Eagle Scout and a 2015 graduate of Leadership Susquehanna Valley, and holds a B.A. in Political Science and French from Gettysburg College. Contact Chris at cberleth@columbiamontourchamber.com.

Jeff Emanuel – Director, The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber

Jeff joined The Foundation in August of 2017.  His diverse background as a Manager, Data Analyst, and Quality Analyst for organizations like Geisinger Health System, AASHTO and Lockheed Martin provide a unique industry perspective.  This coupled with his kids-first approach to life as a stay-at-home dad prior to his two children starting school, have made him appreciate the challenges of our area students, and how our local industries can partner with educators to ensure their future success.  Jeff has a B.S. in Geo-Environmental Engineering from Penn State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.  He can be reached at foundation@columbiamontourchamber.com.

Brenda Flanagan - Administrative Assistant

Brenda began at the Chamber in April, 2019. She serves as the office receptionist, handles inquiries for information about the area and many of the day-to-day duties in the front office. Brenda is the person to contact if you want to sign up for an event or need information about Columbia or Montour County. You can contact her at bflanagan@columbiamontourchamber.com.

Fred Gaffney – President

Fred grew up in southern Columbia County and has worked directly with area businesses over a span of 20 years. He was originally with the Chamber for four and a half years as Director of Marketing and Communications and later Vice President before moving to the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York to become Executive Director of the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce in 2006. He returned in the Spring of 2010 to become President of The Columbia Montour Chamber. He can be reached at fgaffney@columbiamontourchamber.com.