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Member News – May 29, 2019

  • The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation will hold its Berwick area luncheon this 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. To reserve your seat at this event, call 570-752-3930 or email.



  • SEDA-COG’s Joint Rail Authority (JRA), owner of six short line railroads in Central Pennsylvania, is investing $3,750 for 2019 to support efforts of Focus Central Pennsylvania to promote the region to attract new corporate investment and jobs. A check was recently presented. 

    (L-R): Eric Winslow, Lauren Bryson, John Showers and Jennifer Wakeman

    “The JRA is proud, once again, to support the good work of Focus Central PA to help us locate more rail-served industries on our system” said John Showers, chairman of SEDA-COG’s Joint Rail Authority.

    The Lewisburg-based JRA is an eight county municipal authority offering the best of public ownership of the trackage and fixed facilities, while freight service to customers is handled by the private sector through an agreement with the North Shore Railroad group. The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority’s mission is to preserve and foster rail service in Central Pennsylvania and to further economic development through retention, improvement and expansion of the infrastructure and the rail service it supports. In the last ten years, The Rail Authority has reinvested $43 million into upgrades and replacement of rail facilities and development of additional tracks to serve new industrial sites.


  • Service 1st Federal Credit Union recently welcomed Keynote Artist Mike Rayburn to their 2019 Service Summit, held in Lewisburg.

    Coleen Snover, Assistant Vice President Training & Development, Service 1st; Mike Rayburn, Keynote Artist; and Bill Lavage, President/CEO, Service 1st.

    Rayburn is a two-time TED Talk Presenter, an innovative entrepreneur, and Hall of Fame speaker, who uses world-class guitar and comedy to teach innovation and performance to corporations world-wide. The Service Summit provides a unique opportunity for Service 1st employees to gather for a night of team building and innovation. This session is just one part of the credit union’s ongoing efforts to continuously evaluate and improve service to their members. Over 100 Service 1st employees attended the Summit and Rayburn’s “What If? Keynote Experience.”

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