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Community Awards Recap 2019

“The Chamber of the Northern Poconos Congratulates Community Awards Recipients”

HONESDALE, PA: The Chamber of the Northern Poconos is dedicated to seeing our region prosper whether through helping our member businesses succeed; fostering new business development; or providing educational opportunities that help to groom future leaders.  Annual recognition of our outstanding business leaders is our way to salute and thank them for enhancing this region as a great place to live and work.  The Chamber recently hosted its annual Community Awards Banquet on October 10th at the Inn at Woodloch Pines.

This year The Chamber honored Al & Robin Beck; Beck, Gogolski, Poska & Co., Inc., as Business Person(s) of the Year.

Our communities are shaped by the people who live in them, and especially by contributions of extraordinary individuals, groups and organizations.  The Community Achievement Award celebrates those who have made a significant contribution through a unique achievement or outstanding service in any area that provides a benefit to the community.  They have devoted time and energy to making Wayne or Pike County more caring, dynamic, beautiful, healthy and unique.  They inspire by their example.  This year, The Chamber honored Paul Edwards, Wayne County Community Foundation, for the Community Achievement Award.

In cooperation with SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support), The Chamber wishes to increase our region’s green business practices (as consumers are increasingly shopping for “greener” companies) and honor a member business for reducing their carbon footprint.  Sustainable business practices can include energy conservation, renewable power, transportation, water conservation, purchasing/waste prevention, and recycling/composting. Annual recognition of a Green Business of the Year is our way to appreciate businesses for making this region a more sustainable place to live and work. The 9th annual Green Business of the Year was presented to Dave Edwards and Barbara WinskoThe Car Wash on RT 6.

For information on events and activities presented through The Chamber of the Northern Poconos, please visit or contact The Chamber at (570) 253-1960 or email

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