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Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce to Honor Community Leaders

The Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Stephen Ulincy of Tamaqua as the 55th recipient of the Joseph M. Plasko Citizenship Award.

He is a teacher in the Tamaqua Area School District. In addition, he is the Student Government Association advisor and a coordinator for the school’s annual Mini-Thon event.

He is also involved in his children’s activities by coaching the Tamaqua Youth Soccer Association, operating the clock for the youth soccer program, and a volunteer for the Tamaqua Area Band Boosters. Stephen is also part of the band Tool Shed Jack. Tool Shed Jack volunteers their time and talent at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center to encourage young artists to pursue their talents.

The band also advocates for those afflicted with cancer at the American Cancer Society’s Telethon and holds numerous benefits for specific individuals. In addition, he is also involved in the management of the East End Park Association and he currently serves as president of this organization.

As written on his nomination form, “Stephen is a selfless hidden hero.”

The Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce is also pleased to announce Linda Marchalk as the Business Person of the Year. Linda owns Northeast Edge Associates LLC, which is located at the old Shepp House on 204 Broad Street.

Northeast Edge is a full service title and real estate closing office with locations in Schuylkill Haven and Tamaqua. Linda is actively involved in the Tamaqua Community. She has served as President of the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce and still holds a seat on the volunteer Board of Directors.

Linda is a member of Trout Unlimited and also serves as the Schuylkill County Treasurer and is also treasurer of Schuylkill County Republican Women. Linda is an asset to the Tamaqua Business Community and will continue to be an asset as she is always planning ahead and has further ideas of expanding.

  Mr. Ulincy and Ms. Marchalk will be honored at the 66th Annual Community Dinner on Thursday, April 26 at Mountain Valley Golf Course. Reservations are required. Contact the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce at 570.668.1880 for more information.

(Information from Jennifer McKinley)


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