March 31, 2017

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Dn'A Bikes - A new bicycle up to a $350 value
Fegley Oil - A $50 Valero gift card
Boyer's Tamaqua - A $25 Boyer's gift card
M&S Hardware - A youth lacrosse set and table tennis to go set
Cabela's - Fishing rods
Jamie Greenzweig Insurance - A $50 gift card
Air Products - Gift bags
Schuylkill County DA Christine Holman - A $25 Tamaqua Station Restaurant gift certificate
Heisler's Dairy Bar - Golf passes and a gift certificate
Many thanks to the Law Offices of Gary Marchalk and Schuylkill Trout Unlimited for providing more than fifty 15" trout to be stocked throughout the derby. Several additional prizes will also be drawn at random on April 8 from the registrations received.

If any business or individual would like to sponsor a prize, please contact the Tamaqua Chamber office at 570.668.1880 or

We are still accepting orders for new banners, although we will not be able to guarantee their installation before Memorial Day. So if you missed the initial deadline for purchase, you can still buy a banner for your favorite Veteran, volunteer, emergency responder, or civic leader. Please see our web site for a form and more information:
On April 26, 2017, the Tamaqua Area Chamber of will hold our 65th Annual Community Dinner, during which the 2017 Community Progress Report will be presented. This progress report contains information, pictures, and updates on the projects that have taken place within the entire Tamaqua Area throughout the previous year. Click on the image above to view the 2016 Community Progress Report.
This progress report is used as a marketing piece throughout the year to promote the Tamaqua area to potential investors, consumers, developers, businesses, and residents. The report is distributed to area real estate agencies, organizations, as well as the chamber’s web site.
As a vital member of our community, we are asking that you support our continuing efforts by placing an advertisement in the report. Over 200 printed copies of the report were distributed last year. The online accessibility increases the value of the report for the community and our supporters. Copies of the report are also provided to each advertiser.
The dinner also features the presentation of the annual Citizenship Award as well as Business Person of the Year. Keynote speaker to be announced.
Fill out the AD FORM ON OUR WEB SITE and return it to the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce before April 3, 2017, so that we can include your business in this valuable marketing piece.
Thank you for your continued support of these efforts to improve our community!
Join the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce at the 65th Annual Community Dinner for the presentation of the 2017 Joseph M. Plasko Citizenship Award to Paul Dodson and 2017 Tamaqua Area Business Person of the Year Award to John and Melanie Ross of the Tamaqua Station Restaurant. Wednesday, April 26 at 5:30 at Mountain Valley Golf Course in Barnesville. Keynote speaker to be announced.



Many thanks to the businesses and individuals who have joined so far this year. Be sure to send in your membership by March 31 to be included in the member directory. Also, any members who have not renewed by March 31 will not be able to include events in this newsletter until membership has been received.

Memberships are open to individuals and businesses. Individual membership is $50, business memberships start at $75. For a list of benefits and more information, follow this link to our web site: Membership Information.

You can find an application at this link as well: 2017 Membership Application or contact us at for a new membership packet.

Aching muscles after shoveling?
The Chamber has a member for that!

Call one of the massage therapists in town to schedule your appointment:

Marion Fetterman: 105 East Broad St, Tamaqua, 570.668.6225

Mary Vignone: 900 East Broad St, Tamaqua, 570.778.0750


The Tamaqua Borough is accepting applications for part-time lifeguards and clerks at the Howard D. Buehler Memorial Pool for May through August 2017. Join the staff at “The Bungalow” and spend your summer working in the sun while keeping our swimmers safe!
Applications can be downloaded now or pick up a copy at the Municipal Building or Chamber Office.
Child abuse certification, PA State Police Criminal History, Federal Criminal History, lifeguard, and first aid certifications are required. For more information, please contact the Tamaqua Municipal Building at 570-668-0300 or stop by in person, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.


1026 Catawissa Rd
Tamaqua, PA 18252
(570) 668-4435


Did you know that we do a CSA? If you have interest there is info on our web site.
If you have any questions feel free to ask!
See the following link for a list of the vegetables and fruit we plan on growing this season, and for the form to sign up for half or full shares of this year's CSA:
Tamaqua Has Heart t-shirts for sale at the Tamaqua Arts Center, 125 Pine St.
Youth sm-md-lg $10/ea.
Adult sm-lg  $15/ea.
Adult xl-2xlg $18/ea.
In black or sport grey.
Call 570-668-1192 or email:


March 31st is opening day!

(570) 668-3399


MERMON MOTORS has been in business since 1987, offering quality pre-owned cars & trucks for sale.  We handle both commercial & non-commercial vehicles.




Celebrate this Easter holiday with a class at Pamkakes!

Come learn some of the tricks of the trade and different techniques while making butter cream flowers. Then, learn how to assemble your beautiful cupcakes into an Easter basket bouquet!

Cost is $30 per basket

Registration deadline is Wednesday April 5th.

Call 570-668-1600 for more details or to register.

All participants under the age of 16 years must have a legal guardian enrolled in the class.

32 West Broad St
Tamaqua PA
PPL Electric Utilities regional affairs director Carol Obando-Derstine with Hawk Mountain educator Adam Carter and president Geri Unger presenting grant check with Tulpehocken Envirothon school group before their education program in the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education Building.
PPL Electric Utilities supports conservation education with donation to Hawk Mountain
Visitors to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will continue to enjoy educational programs, events, workshops and lectures, thanks in part to support from  PPL Electric Utilities.
PPL Electric Utilities has awarded $5,000 in Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funding to Hawk Mountain.  This grant will support the Sanctuary's educational programming available for school groups and to the public.
"We are thrilled to have PPL as a corporate partner who supports our efforts in conservation education," said President of Hawk Mountain, Geri Unger.
"PPL is committed to improving the communities where our customers and employees live and work," said Carol Obando-Derstine, regional affairs director for PPL Electric Utilities. "Organizations like Hawk Mountain improve the quality of life in our region, and we are pleased to be able to support them."
About PPL Electric Utilities
PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). For more information visit
About Hawk Mountain
The 2,500-acre Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open to the public year-round by trail-fee or membership, which in turn supports the non-profit organization’s raptor conservation mission and local-to-global research, training, and education programs. To learn more about Hawk Mountain or other programs, please call 610-756-6961 or visit
Wednesday, April 12 – Town Hall, Tamaqua Middle School,  6 p.m.
Monday, April 17 – Narcan training, Founder’s Hall, Trinity UCC, 6:30 p.m. (No Step-Up meeting)
Wednesday, May 3 – Schuylkill DA Holman, Rotary/Chamber, Salvation Army, 8 a.m.
Mondays, May 8 and 22 – Families Facing Addiction, Founds Hall, Trinity UCC 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 15 – Chris Herren speech, Marian HS, 7 p.m. (No Step-Up meeting)
Saturday, May 20 – Sounding Out Against Heroin, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 22 – Safe Streets Awareness Walk, Bungalow, 6:30 p.m.
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