A Hometown Christmas

November 17, 2011

Come join us as we celebrate “A Hometown Christmas” in Oakmont this Saturday evening!

The fun begins at 5 PM with a parade that originates in Verona and proceeds along Allegheny River Boulevard through Oakmont.  Parade participants include lighted floats, marching bands, a colorful cast of characters, and, of course, special guest of the season, Santa!

Musical performances at the Clock Tower stage begin at 6 PM, followed by the ceremonial lighting of the tree at 7. The festivities continue with the announcement of the winners of the Chinese Auction and 50 / 50 Raffles at 8:30 PM.


Don’t miss horse and buggy rides, free cookies, a variety of snacks and refreshments and the opportunity to cast your vote for the most festive store windowfront!

The event is proudly co-sponsored by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce and The Oakmont Community Foundation.

We hope to see you there!

Polar Express: Letters to Santa

December 9, 2010

This holiday season we’ve partnered with principals at the North Pole (and a few other folks a little south of there) to provide the children of Oakmont,  Pennsylvania an express route for their letters to Santa.

Our President and CEO, Betty Anderson, thought youngsters in the community would enjoy having the opportunity to personally dispatch that all-important correspondence at a site that was specifically designated for that purpose.  Betty serves as President of the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce and she solicited the organization’s participation in the project, inviting member involvement and coordinating their efforts.

The generosity of those newly commissioned elves helped make the project a reality.

Fred Wisbord, a member of the Anderson Interiors team, donated his time and applied his considerable carpentry skills to craft  the mailbox from materials provided by Anderson Interiors.

Artist Susan Donley shared her talent, creating beautiful illustrations of Santa Claus. 

Photgraphic Reproductions, Inc.  donated wonderful photographic stencils of Susan’s artwork. 

Anderson Interiors staff painted the mailbox and applied the stencils, resulting in an eye-catching bit of magic that will hopefully captivate the imagination of children for years to come.  


The mailbox is located at the entrance to Mae’s Hallmark on Allegheny River Blvd. in Oakmont, PA.

The kids in the community quickly pressed the mailbox into service and the folks at the Riverview Community Action Corp, recently appointed Official Santa Claus Spokespersons (OSCS), have been busily recording requests and sending personalized  responses whenever possible. We’re told that  Santa’s helpers are enjoying the process as much as the kids!

Once again, our thanks to all who donated their time, talent, space, and / or services!

Celebrate Oakmont With Us!

September 23, 2010


We’re excited to announce our participation in Celebrate Oakmont! a business networking social hosted by the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce.

As president of the Oakmont, Pennsylvania chamber, our CEO, Betty Anderson, has special interest in the event which the organization has successfully staged for five years running. 

Celebrate Oakmont! will bring together exhibitors and members of the business community in an informal setting. Participants are invited to take this opportunity to meet, exchange contacts, and network with others while enjoying food and desserts from area restaurants and bakeries. 

And that’s only part of the fun. Door prizes and raffles will also be awarded!

This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, October 13th from 4 to 8 PM.

For more information, please contact Summer Tissue at 412.828.3238.

We hope to see you there!