Meet the Executive Director

Welcome to Victorian Bellefonte & Centre County’s Intervalley Area

I am proud to welcome you to our area and invite you to meet the people of our friendly, safe and charming community. Bellefonte was the home of seven governors, is the present seat of Centre County Government and home of the American Philatelic Society and its museum. It was founded more than 200 years ago, and the origin of its name is steeped in legend and controversial to this day.

Bellefonte and the Intervalley area is a region rich in culture and history, with something wonderful for every age and interest – from having a good cup of coffee at URBN Flavourhaus-- through the Jabebo Studio Store--with its uniquely-crafted earrings and other various items, and on to world class fly-fishing and outdoor sports and on to our Victorian architecture, museums, special events, historical bed and breakfasts, and unique dining and shopping establishments. These things and much more are here for you – just ask about what interests you.

When you do visit us, stick around a few days.  Our historic bed & breakfasts are world class.

Please be sure to contact us at the Bellefonte Train Station if we can help you with recommendations, the very latest information or can, in any way, make your visit more enjoyable. You can call us at: 814-355-2917, e-mail us at: or you can visit

Founded in 1938, the Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce has played a vital role in the economic development of the region. Located in the historic Train Station, we are continually striving to meet the needs of our members, assist with promotional activities, and provide educational and networking opportunities to our members and business community. Our mission is to promote and develop a high quality, positive business and living environment in the Intervalley region. Our “Members First” policy guarantees that our members and their services receive priority-referral status from the staff and members of the Chamber.

Please take a moment to review our guide and the information listed inside. Our members are available to serve your many needs. Should you require any assistance, have inquiries, or wish to become a member, please feel free to give us a call.

Very truly yours,


Gary Hoover,


Executive Director of the Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce



Contact Us

We are quartered in the historic Bellefonte Train Station next to beautiful Talleyrand Park. Our location is also the local visitor's center and the home of the Bellefonte Historical Railroad Society. 

320 West High St.
Train Station
Bellefonte, PA 16823