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Member News – June 20, 2018

Member News

  • CSS Industries (Berwick Offray) will host another job fair at the Chamber office at 238 Market St., Bloomsburg, tomorrow, June 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. CSS has multiple openings, including for full-time, part-time or summer only positions. Visit CSS’ careers site for a list of openings, and for any questions in advance, contact Melissa Burt via email.  


  • Community Options, Inc., a provider of residential and employment support to people with disabilities, is seeking individuals interested in serving on a new business advisory committee for Community Options’ Bloomsburg office. Community Options’ mission is to promote the integration of persons with disabilities within the communities in which they reside, enabling them to become viable and contributing neighbors, employees and citizens of the community. The purpose of this committee is to discuss and implement ways to help the organization better integrate into the community and bridge the gap between the community and the individuals it serves. If you may be interested in serving on this committee, or for questions, contact associate executive director David McConaghy at 570-638-6007 or email. The next committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 28 at noon at Community Options’ Bloomsburg office, located at 1117 Old Berwick Rd.


  • Danville Borough uses the SwiftReach Swift911 notification system to send out voice messages to inform registered users about borough events such as road closures, utility service interruptions, and emergency situations. If you are currently signed up for SwiftReach notification, please make sure your contact information is up to date. Many people no longer use a land line telephone and may have forgotten to update the system with the cell phone number. The Borough has updated the addresses in the SwiftReach notification system based on the new 911 readdressing project, so now is the perfect time to log into your account and make sure your contact information is correct. Please log into your SwiftReach account by visiting the Danville Borough’s website and clicking on the Swift911 link at the bottom right side of the home page. If you do not currently have an account, you can create one at this same link. If you do not have internet access please contact Donna Murphy, borough receptionist, at 570-275-3901 ext. 0 about registering to receive the notifications.


  • Earlier this year, the Bloomsburg Area YMCA accepted a $3,000 grant from YMCA of the USA to offer LIVESTRONG.  LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week program of group fitness classes and strength training programs provided at no cost to adult survivors of cancer.  These sessions have been affirmed through years of evidence to reduce fatigue and improve quality of life as part of the recovery process for survivors.  Last month, Bloomsburg Y CEO Joe Reinard and two directors, Noelle Pinchot and Emily Temple, visited YMCA of the USA in Chicago for a training session to properly launch LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. The Bloomsburg Y is looking forward to embracing a new role in the community as a refuge for cancer survivors. The first session will begin at the Y in the fall, with applications available later this summer at the Y. 


  • The Bloomsburg Public Library will be holding a “Country Fair” on Saturday, July 14, to help kick off Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s production of Charlotte’s Web, and is looking for a large popcorn machine to use for this event. If you or your organization has one available and would be willing to loan it to the Bloomsburg Public Library to use on this date, please contact Lydia Kegler, library director, at 570-784-0883 or email. The library is also looking for carnival type games that could be set up inside the children’s library or possibly outside in the parking lot. 


  • The Bucknell SBDC will host its annual Celebration of Small Business breakfast, which will also mark a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Bucknell SBDC, on Monday, July 16, from 8-10 a.m. at the Elaine Langone Center’s Terrace Room on the 2nd floor on the Bucknell campus. Business owners, legislators, economic development partners and startup enthusiasts are invited to join the SBDC for breakfast to recognize the entrepreneurs and leaders of the region. Special presentations will include the U.S. Small Business Association Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Eastern PA, the Product Innovator of the Year and the Charles H. Coder Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, named for the Bucknell SBDC’s founding director. Register online or call 570-577-1249.


  • Looking to showcase your business to students at Bucknell while also getting some free consulting work? Bucknell is launching a new pre-orientation program, Design-Thinking Leadership (DTL), providing an opportunity for your business to connect with Bucknell’s newest students. Student teams in the DTL program will formulate actionable solutions to real-world problems posed by local business owners. The program, which runs Aug. 10-14, is seeking 4 -5 business owners to speak with students and present a problem or opportunity in their business. During the next two days student teams will conceptualize, research, and refine a solution; and then pitch to the business owner at the end of the program. This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your business, make lasting connections with students, and benefit from fresh perspectives and ideas. If interested in participating in this program as a business owner, submit this Google form, and for questions, contact Bucknell SBDC director Steve Stumbris at 570-577-1249 or email
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