All Members, Businesses, Schools, Organizations and Anyone Else affected by the Eric Frein manhunt:
We have been asked to provide testimony to the PA Senate on June 15th regarding the economic impact manhunt for Eric Frein had on our local businesses. We need your help in order to provide accurate testimony!
We know that our local businesses, schools and families were greatly affected by this massive hunt. This was not a way our region wanted to make National News Headlines! The outpouring of support from the community showed the nation what a wonderful place the Northern Poconos Mountains and Pike County, PA is, in spite of this tragedy.
Please research your records with information that would be helpful to provide testimony. Were sales down compared to previous years or the several years following? Did you have to lay off or let employees go because of business being slow? Was the impact so harsh that you had to close your business for a period of time? Did this have a negative impact on your family (i.e. increased cost in daycare because of school closing). We need to know actual statistics!
Please contact Jody Welsh, Pike County Chamber of Commerce President, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 12th. She will make arrangements for a personal meeting or phone call to discuss this, or you can simply email the information if it is more convenient.
By sending in your information your voice will be heard in Harrisburg!!!