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Member News- July 22, 2020

Shoplifting Ring Alert in Danville

The Danville Business Alliance was notified that a ring of shoplifters is working downtown Danville. They include 2 men and at least 3-4 women, all white Caucasian. All appear to be in their early to mid-twenties. They have been seen driving a rough-looking teal/green Honda Civic with a temporary tag (LGR 1028) and a white Oldsmobile Alero (HFD 4601) – this vehicle has no door covering the gas cap and is easily spotted).

They tend to travel in groups of 2-3; one of the men with one or two of the women. The women often carry large over-sized purses/tote bags or have backpacks. They have been known to be on the phone while shopping and it is believed that they are in communication with other members of the ring outside or in another store. Part of their M.O. is to gather and stash merchandise for a later team who come in later in the day or sometimes even the next day.

If they come into your store, or you witness them entering another business, the Danville Police Department has asked that you call them at 570-275-2101.


Hopewell Park Pump Track Public Input Session

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) and representatives of DirtSculpt will be hosting a public input session at Hopewell Park on Monday, July 27, beginning at 6:30 pm. Representatives of MARC and DirtSculpt will discuss options for the possible creation of a pump track at the site and will seek public input for the site’s design.

According to DirtSculpt, a pump track provides a community hub where the fundamentals of bicycle riding are learned and perfected. Starting on a raised platform, the rider rides around the track by pumping (pulling over and pushing down) a series of rollers (mounds). These rollers are connected by a series of berms (banked turns). The flow of these features provides the rider with an endless circuit of pump lines (routes) to enjoy. An optimal track layout will provide fun and challenging opportunities for riders of all skill levels. From children just learning to ride, to expert cyclists, the rider is only limited by their imagination of how to approach the course.

Hopewell Park is located at 1758 Montour Blvd, Danville, PA 17821. More information about Hopewell Park is available here.

More information about DirtSculpt, including examples of pump tracks and other bike park features, is available here.

For more information, please contact Bob Stoudt, MARC Director, at (570) 336-2060 or Masks will be required for all attendees and social distancing will be enforced. The meeting will be held rain or shine.


The Retirement & Investment Center Located at Service 1st Federal Credit Union Welcomes Two New Team Members

Service 1st Federal Credit Union welcomes Rachel Higgins and Charles Martin to their Retirement & Investment Center team. The Service 1st Retirement & Investment Center provides retirement, insurance, and investment services to credit union members.

Rachel Higgins joins the team as a Financial Services Coordinator. She will assist in planning seminars, events, and provides essential administrative support to the Center. Rachel earned her Associate of Arts degree from Central Carolina Community College.

Charles Martin, CFP, is an Associate Financial Advisor. He brings over seven years of experience as a licensed financial professional. He will be working directly with members to help them reach their retirement and investment goals. Charles earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania.

“I am delighted to have Charlie and Rachel join the Service 1st Retirement & Investment team,” said Gary Surak, Vice President Wealth Management, Service 1st Retirement & Investment Center. “They bring expertise and excitement to the team, and I look forward to working closely with them as we help members prepare for their futures.”

Rachel and Charles join three other Retirement & Investment Center colleagues: Gary Surak, Vice President Wealth Management; Ed Moyer, Registered Representative; and Matt Gardill, Registered Representative. Combined, they have over 40 years of experience in the financial industry.

For more information, visit, or call our Contact Center at 800.562.6049.


Camp Victory Special Events Coming Up

At Camp Victory, we’ve adapted our special event fundraisers to work around social distancing.  Attached are flyers for our Annual Golf for Victory outing, and a new event – Camp Victory 5k Sept 2020, a virtual ‘5k fun run, walk, ride, and roll’.

The golf outing will be at Eagles Mere County Club this September – October on a voucher system over a six week period instead of a one-day gathering.

The 5k can be done anywhere during the month of September. We are specifically keeping it very simple (for example, no timing/awards) to be inclusive of all abilities. All participants will get a shirt.


Staples Offering Coupons for Chamber Members

Staples in Bloomsburg is offering coupons that are exclusively for Chamber of Commerce members! The first coupon is for 10% off an in-store purchase of regular priced items.  The second coupon is for 20% off an in-store order of $50 or more on Print and Marketing Services.  Both of the coupons are good until October 3, 2020. 

Stop in the Chamber office to pick up your coupons today.


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