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Member News – May 8, 2019

  • Bloomsburg University has implemented a clear bag policy for its Commencement events on campus this Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. There are also restrictions on the size and types of bags that may be brought into its facilities. See this flyer for additional information.


  • Lightstreet Rd. will be closed and a detour will be in place running through next Wednesday, May 15 for construction of the new pedestrian bridge. The Bloomsburg University campus and surrounding local roads will still be accessible, and crews will be working seven days a week to keep the closure and detour as short as possible. The formal detour will go down East Street, U.S. Route 11 and up Central Road. 


  • The Northern Tier Partners for the Arts, a partner of the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, will provide a free workshop on Wednesday, May 15, at the Bloomsburg Public Library, from 2-3 p.m., on grant writing for arts programming. This workshop will educate attendees on grant guidelines, application processes and criteria. For additional information, call 570-268-2787 or email


  • Bloomsburg University’s IT Outreach Webinar Series has one more upcoming webinar on IT-related issues on Wednesday, May 22, at noon. Ronald Fussell, program manager at Zel Technologies, LLC, will present “Software Systems Design Considerations.” BU’s IT Outreach Webinar Series engages its local constituents in a purposeful manner about the trending topics in the IT field. Webinars are approximately 30 minutes in length. There is no cost to participate, however participants must register. For more information on these webinars or the series, visit BU’s dedicated website page.


  • BIDA, Luzerne County Community College and the other tenants in the Eagles Building, located at 107 South Market St., Berwick, will host an open house on Wednesday, May 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the building. There will be information regarding each of the organizations that have their offices in the building, including the dental clinic and VA Services. There will also be light refreshments and tours of the facility as well as the additional spaces that are currently available in the building. Employers, the general public and anyone interested in seeing available office space are welcome to stop by. 


  • The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation will hold its Berwick area luncheon on Friday, May 31, from 12-1:30 p.m. at Rolling Pines Golf Course & Banquet Facility. Twenty years ago, the Foundation made a commitment to invest in programs and projects that improved the greater Berwick area. Each year, this luncheon celebrates the continuation of this mission and recognizes the generous giving of local community members. Featured speakers will include fundholders, grantees, scholarship recipients, and board members who will reflect on the story of the Foundation and its 20-year history. See the invitation for more information, and to reserve your seat at this event, call 570-752-3930 or email by May 24. 


  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union’s 12th branch location is now open at 196 West Valley Avenue in Elysburg. This fully renovated office features a one-lane drive through, a drive-up ATM and night depository, and a state-of-the-art “Pod” station (service station) for credit union members to conduct transactions. The “Pod” station is a variation of the traditional teller line, but offers a more personal experience for performing transactions.Elysburg Office Hours:
    Lobby & Drive-up
    Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    The Service 1st Elysburg Team welcomes you to stop in their newest location at 196 West Valley Avenue in Elysburg.
    Front row (L-R): Brittany Chesney, Member Service Representative; Yvonne Bradley, Member Service Representative; and Amy Bordell, Member Service Representative II. Back row (L-R): Robert Gonzalez, Assistant Market Manager; John Yoder, Assistant Vice President Elysburg Market; and Bobby Jones, Member Service Representative.

    The credit union will host an Open House June 17-29 to celebrate the new location. Watch Service 1st’s website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more details and plan to stop by to enjoy refreshments and a chance to win great door prizes! The Chamber will also hold a Business After Hours at this new location later this year on Wednesday, Oct. 9. 


  • Focus Central Pennsylvania received $1,000 from PPL Electric Utilities to support the mission of Focus to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania. The investment was presented at the site of one of the region’s premier industrial business parks, Great Stream Commons.

    Tracie Witter, PPL Electric Utilities and Lauren Bryson, Focus Central Pennsylvania at Great Stream Commons. Great Stream Commons is an industrial and business park designated as a Keystone Opportunity Zone and marketed by Focus to prospective businesses.

    Located on U.S. Route 15 just four miles north of I-80 at the New Columbia interchange, the park is a designated Keystone Opportunity Zone thru 2027 and offers full infrastructure, including municipal water & sewer, natural gas, electricity and is rail served. Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Mifflin Counties communities.

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