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Member News- March 11, 2020

  • Bloomsburg University Extends Spring Break Due to Coronavirus Concerns
    Bloomsburg University students are on Spring Break the week of March 9-13. As of Tuesday, March 10th, the University does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  However, over health and safety concerns for campus and the surrounding community, spring break for students is being extended by one week, with classes anticipated to resume on Monday, March 23.  During this extension, faculty will be provided training, both locally and remotely, specific to online course delivery methods.  This will enable continuity of instruction if further delays of students’ return to campus become warranted.
  • Bloomsburg SYKES 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
    Bloomsburg SYKES will be hosting their 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th, at 11am at Columbia Park in Lime Ridge.  This is a free event, with 4 different age group areas (0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12). All the candy is donated by Sykes 100+ employees and the prizes are bought from fundraisers that are done with the reps. 

  • Bucknell SBDC, DRIVE, and Merck for a Ribbon Cutting for Startup Danville
    Please join the Bucknell Small Business Development Center, DRIVE, and Merck for a Ribbon Cutting for Startup Danville on March 18, from 4pm – 5pm at  418 Railroad St, Danville, PA 17821  

    Startup Danville is a business incubator empowering entrepreneurs creating health, wellness, and technology innovations for the community. This project is supported by Merck’s Neighbor of Choice program, and partners Bucknell University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and DRIVE in providing programming, services, and space to startup firms.

    This ribbon cutting and grand opening event will feature media, elected officials, economic development partners, funding stakeholders, and is open to the public.

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  • Grant Opportunities for Local Nonprofit Organizations Serving the Greater Bloomsburg Area
    The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation announces grant opportunities for local nonprofit organizations serving the greater Bloomsburg area. Grants will be awarded from the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation Fund and the Hartman/Robbins/Stroup Fund. This competitive grant round begins now and will continue into July. Approximately $10,000 is available.

    Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental organizations are eligible to apply and 100% of requested funding from the above noted funds must be invested within Bloomsburg and surrounding areas. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

    Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Prior to beginning the grant application process, applicants are encouraged to watch a short tutorial. Interested applicants can find the tutorial and instructions for completing grant application online by visiting, clicking on “Receive” and then “Apply for a Grant”. Look for information under the heading “Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation”.

    Grant requests must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2020.

    The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation was created in 1996 from the interest paid back on a loan borrowed by Magee Industrial Enterprises from a Federal Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG). The Town of Bloomsburg invested this interest to create the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation.

    The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) and their grant process is administered by the CSCF. For more information, please contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, at 570-752-3930, ext. 2 or


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