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Member News – March 27, 2019

  • Currently, and running through April 4, the United Way of Columbia and Montour County is again offering free basic tax help to low and moderate-income residents in the community. This program will be held Tuesdays and Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. and Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 130 W. 3rd St., Bloomsburg (use the rear entrance). No appointments are necessary, only drop-offs and walk-ins will be accepted. For questions, call the United Way at 570-784-3134 or email, and see the flyer for additional information.


  • Commonwealth Health – Berwick Hospital Center is presenting a free six-week educational series titled “Six Weeks to Better Health” running each Wednesday through April 17, from 12-1 p.m. at the Hospital’s Conference Room 1 and 2, located at 701 East 16th St., Berwick. The final session in the series will be held from 5-6 p.m. on April 17. Titles of the remaining sessions are: Living with Joint Disease; Solutions for Leg Pain and Swelling; Dealing with the Symptoms of Menopause; and Advanced Directives and Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). For more information, see the flyer, and to RSVP, call 570-759-5337. 


  • For The Cause is inviting area nonprofits, their boards and their prospective donors to a free 90-minutes conversations on smarter giving and fundraising strategies tonight, March 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Teen Center, located at 1130 Sixth Ave., Berwick. They’ll discuss how to recognize donors, maximizing gift impact potential, minimizing taxes, and more. RSVP by email. For more information, see the flyer.


  • Bloomsburg University’s Professional U program will host a Marketing, Management and Communications Career Connections Expo this Thursday, March 28, from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Kehr Union Ballroom on the BU campus. Any employer looking to recruit business or communications students would benefit from participating. Employers interested in participating should call 570-389-3791 or email


  • The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will host internationally-distinguished string quartet, the Aizuri Quartet, on Sunday, March 31, at 2 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium.

    The Aizuri Quartet

    The performance is free and tickets are not required. The Aizuri Quartet will present a new project, Intricate Machines, which pairs the acclaimed quartet with rising American composers Nina C. Young, Sky Macklay, Daniel Temkin, Phil Taylor and Katherine Balch. The five works on the program were all written since 2013, and feature composers of diverse styles, sensibilities, and geographic locales. 


  • Employees of all Chamber members are invited and welcome to attend Bloomsburg University Professional U’s Don’t be Fooled by the Fork networking dinner on Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at Monty’s on the BU Upper Campus. This dinner is an opportunity for BU students to practice professional networking and dining etiquette in a social setting among alumni and professional volunteers. Chamber members are welcome to join this event as role models and table hosts, and impart your wisdom to current students as they learn how to conduct themselves in a professional dining situation. There is no charge to attend this event and the meal is complimentary, however donations are appreciated in the form of a plate sponsorship ($40) or table sponsorship ($280). Register and make any voluntary donations online.


  • On Saturday, March 16, Susquehanna Steam Electric Plant’s chapter of Women in Nuclear hosted sixteen college and graduate school students from Penn State University and Luzerne County Community College. The students, who were primarily nuclear engineering majors, participated in a tour of the station’s simulator and grounds. Representatives from Susquehanna also led seminars regarding the station’s safety programs and emergency plan, and participated in discussions about the nuclear industry ranging from careers to technology to best practices.  


  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union Member Service Representative, Devon Donahue will represent the Northwest Susquehanna Chapter of Credit Unions at the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s (PCUA) 2019 Credit Union Ambassador Contest.

    Devon Donahue

    The contest will be held in May during the PCUA’s Annual Connect Convention in Hershey, Pa. This is the first year that the contest is under a new name. It was originally called the Credit Union Youth Ambassador Contest. The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) developed the Credit Union Youth Ambassador of Pennsylvania Contest in 1976 to help young people learn about the history, philosophy, and operation of credit unions. Participants gain experience in meeting and interacting with other individuals, and public speaking. The state winner also serves as a role model to encourage young people to participate in their credit unions. From Milton, Pa., Donahue is a graduate of Montgomery Area High School. She has been a Member Service Representative at Service 1st since July 2018. Donahue plays an active role in the Service 1st Young Professionals Network, serving as Co-Chair of the organization.


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