However, the main highlight of the evening was when Dawn Ferrante, Carbon County Economic Development Director & Chairperson of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the group and thanked those who had made the night possible, especially Riverwalck owners, Christine Schmidt, Mike Johnson and Carl Eckhart, for sponsoring the event. Ferrante also spoke of the exciting changes occurring within the Chamber, including the consolidation of Chamber councils under one brand by October 1st. Ferrante said, “We have all these different chambers/councils, and our focus is for everybody to come under one brand. We will always support our local communities, but this way, we can create efficiency under one brand." Patricia Handwerk, proprietor of the Harry Packer Mansion and Vice Chairperson of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, added, “We are also putting together some very attractive co-op advertising opportunities for our members at discounted rates. The first of which is with Where & When, Pennsylvania’
Chamber members, who attended the event, are excited for the upcoming changes to the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and are thrilled by what they have seen so far. As a result of the evening’s activities, the Chamber also gained some new members, who also look forward to being a part of a strong and unified Carbon County Chamber of Commerce.