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Member News- December 2, 2020

Coat Drive at Ken Pollock Auto Group

The dealerships that make up the Ken Pollock Auto Group, including Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln in Berwick, are holding their annual coat drive through December 14th. They will be collecting gently used and new coats in all sizes at their dealerships and tire and auto center to help families in the local communities. All donations collected at Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln will go to Columbia County Head Start.

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Receives Grant to Offer “Golden Memberships” to Local Women and Children

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum recently received a grant in the amount of $1,200 from the Women’s Giving Circle, which is part of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. The funding is being used to create a “Golden Membership” program offering free museum admission passes for the clients of The Gate House in Danville, the Ronald McDonald House at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Center in Bloomsburg.

Many women and children experience mental fatigue when dealing with life issues such as chronic illness, financial instability or abusive relationships. This program offers a sense of normalcy and respite for women and children in Columbia and Montour Counties who are utilizing the services of these three organizations. The program offers families the opportunity to “take a break” from the challenges they are facing and enjoy some time in the regenerative environment of the Children’s Museum.

The Women’s Center, Inc. of Columbia/Montour recently awarded Kathy Beidler, the Children’s Museum Board President, the “Outstanding Member from the Business Community Award” for 2020 in response to this program. The award recognizes the Museum’s efforts to provide “survivors the opportunity to explore new experiences and cohesively bond as a family.”

Kathy Beidler says, “Grants like the one mentioned are critical to the continued success of the Children’s Museum community outreach programs and allows us to offer programs like the Golden Membership. To get an award for doing what the Museum loves to do – support our local community in new and different ways – lets us know that we must be doing something right.  Thank you to the Women’s Giving Circle for their continued support.”

For more information about the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum visit

Post-Election Webinar Series: December 3, 10, and 17

McKonly & Asbury invites you to attend a three-part Post-Election Webinar Series! While we’re disappointed we can’t come together for the annual Collaborate Conference this year, we are excited to close out the year with these webinars that will discuss how the Presidential Election may impact you and your business for 2021.

This webinar series features a variety of timely topics from dynamic speakers with industry-specific knowledge to provide you with information to help you prepare for the coming year. Learn more and register for the sessions below!

Ed O’Gorman, MBA, CFA® is Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of River Wealth Advisors, a Harrisburg-based wealth management firm serving individuals and small businesses across the country. Ed will be joined by Eric Wiegand, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, wealth advisor, and leader of the firm’s office in the Lehigh Valley.

In this webinar, Ed and Eric will discuss the election results, potential impacts to the economic and regulatory environment, ongoing pandemic stress on “Main Street,” and what investors can expect in the months ahead as we await results of the outstanding political races and prepare for whatever 2021 has in store for us.

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James Lee is President and Founder of Susquehanna Polling and Research, Inc. and The Bartlett Group, a Pennsylvania-based survey research and polling firm with a national reputation for expert polling for corporate, consumer, and political clients. Most recently, James and his team conducted frequent 2020 Presidential Election polls accurately calling the results in numerous states, most specifically Florida.

In this webinar, James will discuss the polling process, data gathered from the polling process, and exit polling. He will go on to provide conversation on how this information might provide insight into policies for the new presidential administration and incoming Congress.

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Dean Zerbe, National Managing Director at alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, along with Rick Lazio, alliantgroup Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman, join us to close out our webinar series. If you attended our previous Collaborate Conferences, you know this energetic duo offers an insider’s perspective on the IRS, Capitol Hill, and how developing legislation and tax policy will impact you and your clients in the coming year.

During this webinar, they will dive into what the political landscape looks like after election day, what the impact will be within the House and Senate, how the election results will affect the economy, and how businesses should prepare themselves going into 2021.

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Coming Home for Christmas in Bloomsburg

Join us on Friday, December 4 in Downtown Bloomsburg for a lighting of the town Christmas tree with Santa, holiday vendors, live music, a BTE storefront performance, food & More.

The festivities begin at 4 pm and last until 8 pm

The tree lighting will take place at 7:00 pm in front of the New Bloomsburg Diner at the corner of East Street and Main Street.

​A huge thank you to Kohls Stony Hill Tree Farm for donating our town Christmas tree!

​Entertainment Schedule:

​At the tree: Kerry Kenny Duo, 5:30-6:45
At Cell Phone Repair, 25 East Main Street, Raven Creek, two sets, 4:30-6:30
At Lil Kids Stuff, 132 West Main Street, JC Reed and Gerry C, two sets, 4:30-6:30

​BTE Window Performances Schedule:

​Jake Tarconish, the Scarecrow in BTE’s Wizard of Oz, will be at Exclusively You, 53 West Main Street, performing a selection of holiday songs. At 4:30; 5:30 & 6:30

Members of the Ensemble will be performing family-oriented skits at the JAG office, 25 East Main Street. At 4:00, 5:00 & 6:00.

​Sponsored by First Columbia Bank & Trust, the Bloomsburg Volunteer Ambulance Association, and Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc.

Santa in Downtown Bloomsburg

The magic of the holiday season can be felt throughout Downtown Bloomsburg in 2020! 

Santa won’t be having anyone sit on his lap this year but he will be out and about in the downtown to greet children young and old! 

He can be found at Exclusively You, the Fountain, and TreeFest. 

He’ll be happy to take a picture with you and you can hand deliver your Santa wish list directly to him!  

Visit here to see his schedule in Bloomsburg.


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