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Checking in with the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Councils – November 2021

We’re teaming up with community partners all over Northeastern Pennsylvania to bring you a closer look at what makes our amazing counties, cities, towns and villages so unique. Keep your eye on this space for regular contributions from local organizations, visitors’ bureaus, tourism boards, chambers and so much more.

Check Out What's Going On With Our Chamber Volunteer Councils

Be on the lookout for great Chamber events this November.

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce wants to keep you updated each month with everything that their volunteer councils have planned this year, including some great community events and initiatives that you can join!

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

The DEI Council just hosted its first free Community Safe Zone Training, in partnership with The Rainbow Alliance Institute of the Northeast (R.A.I.N.), featuring Dr. Helen H. Davis. Participants learned about basic LGBTQ+ terminology, information on gender-inclusive language, and best practices to make our businesses and our neighborhoods safe and welcoming for members of the LGBTQ+ community. The session included scenarios and suggestions that attendees can directly apply in their workplaces, with their friends and relatives, and when interacting with the general public.

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Women’s Council

The Women’s Council will be hosting its last meetup of the year on Saturday, November 27th, in conjunction with the 2021 Holiday Market at Midtown Village. Join our Council for some holiday networking, and visit the over 15 seasonal vendors at our holiday market, led by the Diamond City Partnership!

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Young Professionals Council

The Young Professionals Council is hosting its next Council meeting this Wednesday, November 10th at 5PM. At this meeting, they will be discussing upcoming activities for the winter months, including a volunteering opportunity with Valley Santa. [email protected] if you would like to attend the meeting to help with planning!

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Nonprofit Council, The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Government Affairs Council, and Ambassadors Council

The Nonprofit Council, The Government Affairs Council and The Ambassador’s Council would love to welcome new members at their next meetings. If you would like to join any of the councils mentioned above, or sign up to stay updated on their news and events, click here.

Spotlighting Our Amazing Chamber Members

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber councils have also started to highlight some of the amazing small businesses and nonprofits in our community that make our area unique. The Young Professionals Council; Women’s Council; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council have three amazing organizations and their leaders spotlighted below!

Meet this month’s Young Professionals Network Small Business Highlight: Jill Patton Robinson, Writer for DiscoverNEPA!

DiscoverNEPA is a ten-county marketing initiative that highlights the local businesses, communities, nonprofits and events that make Northeastern Pennsylvania so special. They post articles, photos, videos and other resources to encourage people to explore the area, whether it’s a new restaurant down the street or a cool, hidden trail. As a member of our writing team, Jill gets to share the incredible stories of our local people and places. On an average day, she works on blog posts for their Articles & Stories page and writes about fun attractions in the area (they currently have 3,200+ things to do on their site!).

Visit DiscoverNEPA to check out stories, videos, an events calendar, deals, and more. You can also find them on all social media platforms: @DiscoverNEPA. And the next time you’re exploring the area, tag your photos with #DiscoverNEPA for a chance to be featured on their social media! 

Meet this month’s Women’s Network Small Business Highlight: Elyse Ide Wilson, Chief Operating Officer for Stream Revenue Management, Inc.

Stream Revenue Management, Inc. (SRM) is a comprehensive medical billing, credentialing and coding solution for physician practices. While they serve clients across the country, the majority of their client base is located in the Northeast Pennsylvania region. For almost 20 years, SRM has managed the end-to-end revenue cycle for medical practices allowing our physician’s focus to be on patient care.

They are looking for extraordinary lifelong learners to join their team and are always interested in talking with Physicians and Practice Managers about how they can help. You can connect with Elyse at [email protected] or learn more by visiting Stream Revenue Management online.

Meet this month’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council Highlights: Jess Cronauer, Program Director for Leadership Northeast!

Since 1981, Leadership Northeast (formally Leadership Wilkes-Barre) has developed servant leaders who have strengthened and improved Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond. Their participants learn to organize and direct the efforts of others to affect positive change. While diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives have always played a role in the Leadership curriculum, they recognize that leadership development cannot be taught in a socially responsible way without prioritizing education and action regarding both DEI and, even more importantly, justice and belonging. This organization is dedicated to creating brave spaces that make room for the listening, learning and understanding that need to occur, as well as the stories that need to be told. Their goal is to ensure that Leadership Northeast (LNE) participants become change agents for good who are capable of doing effective work in these critical arenas. LNE is committed to collaboration and partnerships that enhance these efforts and influence engagement with individuals and organizations that do the same. They are committed to recruitment, curriculum, experiential learning and action that will move the community and the region toward a more equitable and just society.

Members of the community can get involved with Leadership Northeast through their six programs (Core, Junior, Impact, Intercollegiate, Executive, and the Advanced Certificate Program) and by attending any of their Leadership Northeast events, which are all open to the public. They offer tuition scholarships and finance options to make participation more accessible as well. You can support their Community Impact Project team efforts throughout the year. Learn more at Leadership Northeast or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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