Momentum Magazine December 2018 Edition - Page 2

President’s Message ! r e e h C y a d i l o Sp r e a d t h e H A recent tour of the newly-redeveloped Samters Building brought to mind warm memories of holiday shopping experiences as a child in downtown Scranton, where we would end the trip at an ice cream counter; as a young adult with my buddy in stores throughout the Valley, where we would eventually manage to stop for some holiday cheer; and with my children in the festive, bustling malls, where we would share soft pretzels and other treats. While we live in an age where several “clicks” will secure almost any product or service, I doubt there will be many Rockwellian memories of “the time I ordered online.” Your fellow Chamber members offer an amazing array of retail stores, restaurants and specialty shops that can allow you to check off every possible item on your gift list, while adding the benefi ts of the uniquely warm personal touch and hospitality that is a key component of who we are in northeastern Pennsylvania. This holiday season, shop local, make memories, and support your fellow Chamber members. For your convenience, be sure to check our member directory on or refer to your Business and Buyers’ Guide, which is also available online. UPCOMING EVENTS 2 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce