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Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
You can tell when any design for a construction project is nearing completion by the topics of debate and discussion. When building a house, the discussion might be about the trim paint around the front door, when decorating a room, it would the style and color of the drapery, and with the Thruway it’s the pattern and exact color of the noise barriers. Read more
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Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Sliding into the long Labor Day weekend, Art Thomas (your Chamber’s Chairman of the Board) and I took our cue for our monthly appearance on Financial Friday-On The Mark from the CEO of Fulton Financial Advisors, Mr. David Hanson. Read more
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Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Standing in front of a room full of businesspeople, representing nearly every size and type of enterprise, David Hanson, CEO of Fulton Financial Advisors didn’t quote Aristotle, but he did heap high his own wisdom. For example, the very first slide in his presentation (which included example of dozens of useful charts and diagrams) made it very clear that what he was about to undertake was not a forecast. While most advisors and economists, such as Mr. Hanson, are well known for their forecasts, he wisely decided to take a different and higher road. Read more
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Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Among the throngs of well-wishers at the celebration and reunion of the Governor Tom Ridge/Lt. Governor Mark Schweiker Administration, was Ben Reichley of LB Water Company, local community/political activist, and active member of your Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee. Read more
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Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Billed as a Business and Education Committee Plant Tour, the Chamber’s visit this week to a local coffee production facility turned out to be much more. Read more
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Angela Hummel, Angela Hummel Consulting LLC
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) Certification Institute announced that Angela Hummel of Angela Hummel Consulting LLC has earned the credential of Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD™) by successfully meeting certification standards and requirements through the demonstrated understanding of relevant talent development competencies as defined by the institute. Read more
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Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
This past Saturday’s Walk with a Doc, sponsored by Geisinger, hosted by your Chamber of Commerce, didn’t include a ‘mountain track’ nor nary a ‘knapsack,’ but even so it was a great time to stroll through and by the wood-and-wet lands of the Montour Preserve. Read more
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Bob Garrett, GSVCC President/CEO
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
The setting was perfect. Last Thursday morning the temperature was cool, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the coffee was hot and robust, the pastries were fresh and flakey, the view out every window was majestic, and Jenny was in charge. Read more
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Bob Garrett, President/CEO
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Throwing caution to the wind, right after an exhilarating Walk with a Doc, which took our band of happy wanderers through the flora and fauna of the Montour Preserve, I decided to inaugurate the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce 2022 Member Directory & Business Resource Guide by showing it to the most discriminating audience I could think of, the top communications managers at the Geisinger. Read more
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