About The Chamber

our mission:

The Chamber of Commerce is to be an advocate for the business, civic, cultural, economic, and educational advancement of the Punxsutawney area; provide the leadership; and be a catalyst for community and economic prosperity.

Community Support

Business Mentor
The Chamber offers help through its virtual incubator to start up businesses, and those with dreams of going into business. Offering advice on available properties, business formation, educational opportunities as well as counseling from experienced business people.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
The Chamber organizes “official” ribbon cutting ceremonies to announce the opening of new businesses in our area.

Home for the Holidays Parade
The Chamber serves as the coordinating body of this annual parade, which has been sponsored by local businesses since 1991.

Groundhog Day & Punxsutawney Phil
The Chamber provides support and is one the information centers for tourists on Groundhog Day and throughout the year.  On a daily basis, we process requests for information about Groundhog Day and our area.

Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenirs
is a joint venture between the Chamber and the Groundhog Festival Committee with proceeds benefiting the missions of both groups.

Holiday Lights, Community Banners & Flags
The Chamber of Commerce, with the help of many volunteers, is responsible for maintenance of the holiday snowflake lights and community banners that beautify our town.

Main Street Fund
The Chamber maintains a fund (started under the Main Street Program) that is used for projects that will benefit the community as a whole.

Music in the Park
The Chamber is a service provider for Music in the Park festivities. 

Board of Directors


Katie Laska – Laska’s Pizza

Vice President

Stevette Rosen – Renda Broadcasting


Shannon Kaza – Indiana First Bank


Kim Neigh – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServicesThe Preferred Realty 

Board Members

Chamber Director
Robert Cardamone – Community Action, Inc.


Jim Casaday –  Standard Pennant

Larry Chenoga –  Punxsutawney Borough Council

Katie Donald –  Groundhog Club

Jessica Church – Punxsutawney Memorial Library

Thomas Lesniewski – Punxsutawney School District

Jack Lingenfelter

Mandi Perry – Web Strategies Internet Solutions

Jill Martin-Rend – Butler County Community College

Roger Steele –  Groundhog Festival

Brad Lashinsky – Penn State



814-938-7700, ext 2
800-752-7445, (PHIL)




102 W. Mahoning Street. Punxsutawney, PA  15767

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