Four businesses join chamber

From staff reports

The Clarion Area Chamber of Business and Industry welcomed four new members recently, Black Bear Hemp Dispensary, Lewis Lumber and Milling, Inc., The Forest Nook, and The Wayside Restaurant.

Black Bear Hemp Dispensary

Black Bear Hemp Dispensary is located at 400 Main Street in Clarion.

The team at Black Bear Wellness (Black Bear Hemp Dispensary) consists of a group of pretty amazing people ready to help you whether you are looking to find an economical and healthy solution to whatever’s ailing you or if you are a connoisseur that knows exactly what they want.

At Black Bear, customers 18 and older (21 and older for Delta 8 products) can get the products they desire without a medical card or doctor’s recommendation because all of their products come from legal hemp.

Their products are lab-tested, high quality, and most of them were grown right here in Pennsylvania. By shopping with Black Bear you are supporting local farmers.

Black Bear is veteran-owned, local, and has spent years working for some of the biggest cannabis companies in the U.S.

For more information, contact Jesse Worsk or Carrie Lester at (814) 758-6184, email Jesse at, or Carrie at, or visit

Lewis Lumber and Milling, Inc.

Lewis Lumber and Milling, Inc. is located at 16289 U.S. Route 322 in Clarion.

Founded in 2011 and rooted on a foundation of three generations of lumber business experience, Lewis Lumber and Milling, Inc. prides itself on manufacturing the most consistent high-quality plank hardwood flooring.

Their team includes experts in wood drying, grading, machining, warehousing, and shipping. It’s a family business, with Joe Lewis working as vice president, Forrest Lewis managing the engineered flooring line, and both Libby Lewis and Lee Lewis in hardwood flooring sales.

They strive to offer their customers the very best service and consistently high-quality unfinished hardwood floors.

For more information, contact CFO Tom Edwards at (615) 560-0324, email or visit

The Forest Nook

The Forest Nook is located at 3121 Forest Road, Vowinckel, Pa. 16260.

The Forest Nook restaurant makes many meals from scratch. The extensive menu consists of appetizers, hand-tossed pizza, soups and salads, burgers, sandwiches, various dinners, and incredible homemade desserts.

Dinner features steaks, ribs, roast beef, turkey, and pasta dishes, with fish fry and crab cakes on Fridays, and desserts are made daily and range from homemade bread pudding, coconut cake, peanut butter fudge sundaes, Toll House pie, and cheesecake.

Wine, beer, and cocktails are served as well as refreshing soft drinks and specialty coffees. Enjoy a limoncello lemonade on the porch or have a latte with a piece of cheesecake to go.

For more information, contact Nicole Maholtz at (814) 927-5440, email or visit

The Wayside Restaurant

The Wayside Restaurant is located at 1123 Old Fryburg Road in Lucinda.

Built in 1873 from locally timbered chestnut and hemlock trees, the Wayside has provided weary travelers fine food and drink for well over one hundred forty-seven years.

Located between Lucinda and Fryburg on an old Algonquin Indian path, the Wayside has served this area as a stagecoach stop, post office, hotel, speak-easy, and restaurant.

Owned today by Mike, Nicole, and Jake Maholtz, they along with their dedicated staff will carry on this tradition of great food, a family-felt environment while adding their part in this historic love-filled “inn.”

For more information, contact Nicole Maholtz at (814) 226-7344, email or visit