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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 425 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.

Click here to learn about The Chamber's programs and activities.

In 2024, the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce and its subsidiary nonprofit organizations, The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. moved into a new facility, located in The Hub at Mulberry Mill, on 6th Street in Bloomsburg, PA.  Together, these three organizations occupy Suite 103.


Chris Berleth - President & Acting Foundation Director

Chris joined the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce in 2022 as Vice President before being named President in April 2023. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he is an Eagle Scout with a B.A. in Political Science and French from Gettysburg College.  At Gettysburg, Chris fell in love with Pennsylvania, relocating to Columbia County when a prank by his sister resulted in an introduction to his (future) wife Kali. Chris is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Susquehanna Valley. While an executive with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber, he was part of the team that was named Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals (PACP) "2019 Chamber of the Year". In 2021, he was named to Pennsylvania Business Central's "Foremost Under Forty". Chris loves to volunteer with his church, The Christian Gospel Fellowship, and serves as an assistant coach for Millville Little League. For Chamber-related inquiries, he can be reached at  For Foundation-related programs, please reach out to him 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

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

Debbie Sokol – Finance Assistant

Debbie may be reached at

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

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.

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