The Greater Forest City Business Alliance is pleased to announce their Board of Directors and Officers for 2024. Juliann Doyle will serve as President and also holds positions as President of the Browndale Fire Company, Secretary of the Forest City Area Historical Society and Junior Warden at Christ Episcopal Church; Suzanne Atcavage, will serve as Vice President, leads the Grant Committee and is the co-owner and Vice President of Comprehensive Physical Therapy; serving as Secretary is Katie Cicilioni, owner of Frugal Living and President of Mountain View Garden Club; serving as Treasurer is Karen Obelenus, a retired SCI employee and member of the Browndale Fire Company; Pastor Tim Madden of Cornerstone Bible Church, leads the Marketing Committee; Membership and Fundraising Committee is lead by, Michelle LaPenta, M&M Auto; Duffy Samuel, The Samuel Company and Cables General Store; Daniel Frederici, Brace Brook Home
Inspections, LLC; and Laura Wielebinski, Point W Real Estate.

The mission of the GFCBA is to unite local businesses, organizations, and individuals to promote the economy, assist in economic development and foster a positive community environment. The GFCBA is committed to conducting its interactions in a respectful and ethical manner that upholds the values of our community. The organization works to represent the interests of its membership
in a manner that fosters respect, credibility and strategic importance for the businesses within the Greater Forest City area. Collaboration with local organizations to support the betterment of the Greater Forest City community is highly regarded.

The GFCBA ended 2023 with nearly 120 members and continues to look toward growth in 2024. The organization supports their members via projects including a promotional brochure – this year to be updated with a QR code to maintain updated information for all members; The GFCBA continues to work with Golden Owl Consulting to professionally manage our website and social media pages which provide avenues for member promotion and support. Finally, 2023 was a “construction” year for a professionally developed seasonal video of the Greater Forest City Area, which will be released this spring. Phase 2 of the video project is dedicated to investing in it as a marketing tool to promote our region and inherently support our membership.

In 2024, our 3 rd Annual Forest City Teague Trail Trot is scheduled for Saturday, May 11. Our first BINGO this past fall wall was well received and the GFCBA is planning two this year – one in later spring and one mid fall, with dates and locations to be determined. The GFCBA earmarks the funding from these events to support community projects that support commerce and the betterment of the
Greater Forest City area. We invite the community to visit our website at and follow us on Facebook at @GFCBANEPA. With our 2024 membership drive winding down, businesses of the area are encouraged to reach out for membership by contacting the GFCBA at: Greater Forest City Business Alliance – P.O. Box 155 – Forest City, PA 18421; email