Vendors on remodeling, suppliers to exhibit at ESU
The Pocono Builders Association has presented its Greater Pocono Home and Outdoor Living Show for the past 20 years and this year’s show is all set for March 14-15.
About 85 vendors covering various home and homebuilding needs will again have tables at East Stroudsburg University’s Mattioli Center. It was moved there last year from ESU’s Koehler Fieldhouse where it was held in the past. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Sunday. Admission is $3.
“We got a good response from the beginning,” said PBA Executive Director Nicole Foleno of vendor applications. “It’s been going pretty good. ESU is good to work with.”
Exhibitors include homebuilders and home remodelers, landscapers, kitchen and bathroom remodeling companies, companies selling and installing windows and doors, electricians, plumbers, electricians, appliance companies, sun rooms installers and appliance retailers.
“This show is very helpful. Usually a lot of times the homeowners may have an idea and this gives them the ability to take that and explore it with different home improvements,” Foleno said. “They can talk to home remodelers, landscapers and others. They can take that idea and make it happen right at the show.”
Foleno said her office at 745 Main St. in Stroudsburg also has gotten good feedback from homebuilders that the industry locally is bouncing back from the recession.
“We’re hearing that from builders and suppliers that everything is looking a lot better,” Foleno said.
Check the PBA website at poconobuilders.org or go to the specially designed event website at poconobuidlershomeshow.com for more information.
The home show also will accept donations of nonperishable food items for the Veterans Assisted Living Outreach (VALOR) Foundation and the local facility in the West End for the homeless veterans.
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau receives national award
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, the leading international organization of hospitality marketing professionals, has honored the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau with an Adrian Award for the #TakeONPocono campaign.
The award recognizes creative excellence in advertising, public relations and digital marketing.
This year’s Adrian Awards were presented before an audience of hospitality and tourism industry leaders on February 23 in New York City. Spotlighting exceptional achievements from across the globe, the annual event is the world’s largest advertising, digital marketing and public relations competition in the travel industry.
The #TakeONPocono social media campaign, launched in 2013, was also recognized by the National Park Service at the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area when the campaign was presented the Beacon Award from the American Recreation Coalition last summer. The campaign continues to run, encouraging visitors to share their photos on Instagram using the hashtag. Weekly prizes are given out for the best photos. Visit PoconoMountains.com/takeonpocono for more information about monthly prizes.
Wayne County Builders registering for Quickbooks seminar
Wayne County Builders Association will be offering a QuickBooks Lunch Seminar QuickBooks Techniques: Analyzing Profitability on April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This lunch seminar will focus on best practices for categorizing and analyzing data to get a better financial picture of individual jobs and your overall business.
Ellen Wojtowicz, director of Finance & Business Development for Clemleddy Construction, will be the presenter.
Her topics include: track details with subaccounts, examine profit and overhead, implement QuickBooks items, analyze job profitability, categorize customers, jobs, vendors; assess results with QuickBooks classes; review budget versus actual job reports.
The seminar costs $20 per member, including lunch, and $35 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by March 18 at firstname.lastname@example.org 570.226.4941 Payment required with reservation
Chamber booths available for business/sports/wellness expo
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce has booths available for its March 28 business/sports/wellness expo at its new location at the Stroudsburg High School Gymnasium. Booths cost $450 for members and $600 for nonmembers. Second booths cost $250 for members and $400 for nonmembers. Call the chamber at 570-421-4433 or email email@example.com for details.
Storms named a department director at Belle Reve
Belle Reve Senior Living in Milford has named Danielle Storms of Matamoras the facility’s memory care director. Her responsibilities include overseeing the Daybreak Neighborhood, providing personalized activities for the residents, meeting with families, and providing quality care.
Storms brings 11 years of experience in health care delivery to Belle Reve. Prior to joining Belle Reve, Storms worked at Progressive Health of PA where she was a House Community Service Coordinator. While there, she worked on reaching personal goals for the clients, talking with families, taking clients out into the community for leisure and appointments as well as working hand-in-hand with some of the best brain injury specialists.
She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner from the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and holds a certification as a nursing assistant.