From Where I Sit

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“Close to nothing, and in the middle of everything.” 
– Bill Bucher of Selinsgrove

With this E-lert I foreshadow the fall edition of The Voice of the Valley. Your Chamber’s quarterly member news publication will be available tomorrow in the printed edition of The Daily Item. You can also access it digitally at or on your Chamber’s website at Before diving too deeply into the contents of The Voice of the Valley, please let me tell you a little bit about the quote above by Bill Bucher.
Bill is a Selinsgrove-based accountant and owner of Keller's Beverage also in Selinsgrove. Last month while I was serving as the guest speaker at the Selinsgrove Area Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting, Bill uttered these words. He was explaining how he describes our valley to potential visitors, family members from out of town, and lots of other people. Bill’s words really struck a chord with me.
Bill does a fantastic job in promoting our rural area, with all its open spaces, forests, and farmlands lying in the center of pretty much everything else. Often, you'll see maps produced by the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau that graphically make the case of our accessible location using drive times. These maps connect our valley with New York City or Washington DC or Pittsburgh or other major metropolitan areas.
Bill summed up the concept behind that map very nicely with his poignant words. So, in this edition of the Voice of the Valley, we spend quite a bit of space promoting agriculture. You'll get to read a guest column authored by Congressman GT Thompson (PA-15th) who represents Union County and Snyder County, as well as a huge swath of northcentral and northwestern Pennsylvania in Congress. GT is also the current Chairman of the US House of Representatives' Agriculture Committee.
On the Voice of the Valley cover you will be drawn in by a spectacular photo taken by Timothy Dowhower of the Visitors Bureau. His photo depicts a country lane dressed in all its fall splendor. The photo at the bottom of the front page is a teaser inviting you to read about one woman's great success with orthopedic surgeries conducted at UPMC.
The edition carries three entire pages of ribbon cutting photos taken so far this year. Ribbon cuttings are always a hoot, and when you participate in these celebrations it just feels good to know that businesses are opening at a nice clip here in the Greater Susquehanna Valley.
I also warmly invite you to read the different articles highlighting upcoming fall events happening in Sunbury, Selinsgrove, Milton, Lewisburg, Shamokin, and other communities all up and down our valley.
By reading this edition of the Voice of the Valley, you will be certain that our best days lie just ahead.
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