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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, Incoming 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 - Incoming 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, where as a student, he fell in love with Pennsylvania.  Upon graduation, he served in leadership roles in both for-profit and non-profit sectors before settling in Millville, PA, where he has resided with his wife Kali and two sons, Remington and Rutledge since 2011.  Chris is passionate about small business and speaks proudly of his family’s legacy of entrepreneurship, including their still operating, 200-year-old (four generations) general store.  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.  Contact Chris 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

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