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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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2023-2024 Board of Directors


Chris Stamatedes, Chair
PPL Electric Utilities

Bob Stoudt, Vice Chair
Montour Area Recreation Commission

Holly Morrison, Treasurer
Honorary Member

Chris Berleth, President

Board of Directors

Jeff Cerminaro
Walker’s Jewelers

Dan Good
Marr Development

Renee Gerringer
Ronald McDonald House of Danville

Chris Hill
Pine Barn Inn

Jason Huff

Jon Littlewood
First Keystone Community Bank

Adrienne Mael
Susquehanna Valley United Way

Mike Morgan

Josh Nespoli
Community Strategies Group

Travis Petty
Law Offices of Grieco & Petty

Bruce Schlichter

Todd Shawver, PhD
Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania

Deb Shade
Elmdale Inn

Aaron Stagliano
McKonly & Asbury

Jeff Whitenight
First Columbia Bank & Trust Co.

Tim Wagner
Downtown Bloomsburg Inc.


Chris Berleth - President

Chris joined the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce as Vice President in 2022 after six years as Executive Director of Membership and Leadership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber in Shamokin Dam.  An Eagle Scout born and raised in Rhode Island, he holds a B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College.  As a student, Chris fell in love with Pennsylvania, and after graduation served in leadership roles in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. A 2015 graduate of Leadership Susquehanna Valley, Chris was named “Foremost Under Forty” by Pennsylvania Business Central in 2021 and was selected as President of the Columbia Montour Chamber in 2023. Chris, his wife Kali, and their two energetic boys, Remington (7) and Rutledge (4) reside in Millville. Chris can be reached at

Taryn Crayton - Director of Member Engagement

Taryn joined the Chamber in April 2023.  In her role, she provides leadership in delivering a high return on investment to members by driving member connections and executing and enhancing the organization’s events, communications, and programs. Taryn began her career at the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and has worked for several small businesses.  She holds a B.A. in Communications from Eastern University and is a 2022 graduate of Leadership Central Penn. Prior to joining the Chamber team, she worked for five years as an Advertising and Printing Sales representative with the Press Enterprise. Passionate about dance, Taryn is the owner/director of Remade by Dance in Barnesville and is a dance teacher with Danceworks by Amber in Bloomsburg  Taryn and her husband Derek live in Berwick with their dog Millie.  She can be reached at

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

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

Patti Leighow – Finance Assistant

Patti joined the Chamber in April 2023 as a part-time Finance Assistant.  In addition to her work with the Chamber, she is the owner of Freas Farm Winery and past Executive Director of the SusQ Cyber Charter School.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from PennWest California, a Master’s of Business Administration from Rutger’s University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bloomsburg University.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg and is an active member of the Community Giving Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle, through which she has served as a facilitator for the Chamber’s Leadercast: Women program.  Patti may be reached at