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Members Speak

Carbon Chamber & Economic Development members give their thoughts on why it is important to belong to the Chamber and how it has helped their business and community.

Aki Susko (True North Advertising)

Mark Fludgate (Elk Lighting)

Pete Turko (Home Solutions Partners)

Delia Apollo (Apollo Farms)

Marlyn Kissner (Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber)

Kenny Bretz (Nacci Printing)

mazzellaenterprises“Since our first meeting and joining with the Carbon Chamber; we have picked up two Chamber member jobs and appreciate that very much!  ."

- Demetri Patitsas

Mazzella Enterprises

dave_figenshu“The Chamber has given us so many opportunities to promote our unique business to the region. Having access to The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber was an added value that has already paid enormous dividends. Partnerships with supporting businesses in the area has also been a big plus."

- Dave Figenshu, Director of Photography

Full Moon Video Services/ Full Moon Digital TV

546“The health and vitality of our local businesses have a direct, positive impact on the health and vitality of the communities we serve. Our bank has been active in the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce since its inception because out of all the organizations with which we are involved, the Chamber is the one organization that is perfectly positioned to support the growth and development of our local businesses.” 

- Patrick H. Reilly, President/CEO

Mauch Chunk Trust Company

547 “As a long-time member of the Carbon County Chamber, I've seen how the Chamber allows me to build relationships within the business community, connect with our community,  and support the County's economic growth.”

- Barb Green, President

Blue Mountain Ski Area

545 “The Blue Mountain Health System strives to care for the residents of Carbon County as well as those who do business here. As the largest employer in the county, we have found  the Chamber to be highly proactive as advocates for a healthy and favorable business climate. It  provides us with a voice on issues such as education and  training for much-needed medical jobs.”

- Andrew E. Harris, President/CEO

Blue Mountain Health System

Carbon County Hotel Tax Grant


Next Deadlines for Submission are February 28th & September 30th.


Room Tax Allocation Committee (RTAC) 
As Authorized by: The Office of the Carbon County Commissioners


The Carbon County Commissioners have delegated to the RTAC certain responsibilities concerning the solicitation, evaluation and recommendation of tourism-related projects to be funded in part by proceeds from the Hotel Room Tax imposed throughout the County.

This Committee has developed and submitted to the Office of the County of Commissioners a protocol that include: general guidelines, guidelines, application criteria and an evaluation procedure.

General Guidelines


1. Twice annually, the RTAC will provide releases to the media and place advertisements informing eligible non-profit organizations in Carbon County of the availability of grants for tourism-related projects (that primarily bring tourists into Carbon County and encourage overnight stays) and soliciting their inquiries.

2. The RTAC will provide an application to interested organizations together with a timetable of deadlines for submission.

3. Following each deadline, the RTAC will convene to evaluate all applications that have been received and will record its recommendations for funding. 

4.The RTAC will send the report to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Inc. (PMVB) for final approval per ACT 18.

5. Invoices from vendors for marketing expenditures will be sent directly to PMVB for payment up to the amount approved by the RTAC.

6. Funding recipients will be required to submit a summary of all expenditures and pertinent project information to the RTAC within 12 months of the conclusion of the funded project.

7. PMVB Branding guidelines will be provided. Branding materials should be added to print/digital advertising including, but not limited to, websites, billboards and brochures. Any questions should be directed to Brian Bossuyt, Director of Marketing (PMVB) bbossuyt@poconos.org 570-421-5791 x 3120.

8. Upon approval of funding, marketing invoices should be sent to Staci Barkalow, CFO (PMVB) staci@poconos.org for payment.

Please be sure to indicate the organizations name along with your contact information on each marketing invoice.