Disaster Clean-Up Services Highlighted at Chamber Luncheon


Chelsea English (above), marketing manager for ServPro of Wyoming County/Kingston Township, fields a question from a Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce member during an installment of the Chamber’s Educational Luncheon series.

Members of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce met for lunch at the Pink Apple Restaurant on Aug. 16, where they heard a presentation about ServPro Restoration, an outfit that offers clean-up services in the wake of fire and water damage and other disasters. They also learned of an educational bus tour of river towns along the Susquehanna River’s North Branch slated for fall.

Chelsea English of ServPro talked about the services she hopes “nobody will ever need.” ServPro has more than 1,700 locations worldwide, and Wyoming County/Kingston Township is its newest territory in Pennsylvania.

While also providing services to residential customers, English focused on the company’s commercial side, which offers water and fire damage restoration, mold remediation, general cleaning services, cleanup after storms and major events, and bio-hazard cleanups.

The latter was employed in the wake of the Weis Market shooting tragedy in Eaton Township. “It was the kind of disaster you would never imagine,” English related, “but we were glad we were able to help.”

Another specialty of the company is odor removal. ServPro is occasionally called upon to clean up hotels that are in the process of going “smoke free,” as well as homes of hoarders that need to be readied for sale.

ServPro offers free consultations to area businesses that include a property assessment and development of an Emergency Readiness Profile (ERP). The initial meeting takes about an hour, English noted. She can be reached at 570-714-0090 or cenglish@servpro10509.com.

Prior to English’s presentation, Chamber director Gina Suydam (above) invited Rick Hiduk of Endless Mountains Media Services to share information about the ‘Discovering NEPA River Towns’ Bus Tour that he has been commissioned to develop for the Dietrich Theater and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region.

The guided school bus ride from Tunkhannock to Sayre and back will be run on Wednesday, Sept. 13.  (Read more here: http://www.endlessmtnlifestyles.com/?p=7883). Hiduk will offer a presentation and slide show about the excursion at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Suydam also announced that 12 local people have been selected to participate in the next Leadership Wyoming program. Enrollees will have their first meeting at the Wyoming County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 30 and meet monthly through the spring to learn a variety of facets of business leadership and work together on several projects.

The next Educational Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and the presenter will be Community Bank. To learn more about the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce, log on to www.wyccc.com and follow the Chamber on Facebook.


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