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Member News – February 1, 2023

PPL Addresses Issues With Billing, Responsiveness

PPL Electric Utilities President Stephanie Raymond reached out to customers to address recent issues with billing and responsiveness to customers.  Read her message here.  For PPL's Customer Bill Fact Sheet and support guide, click here.

Small Business Roundtable (Zoom) with Congressman Dan Meuser

Members are invited to join Congressman Dan Meuser for this Zoom event on February 15 from 10:15 am to 11:15 am.  Contact Tom Gerhard, Deputy District Director with your interest.

Berwick Area YMCA Wellness Center Progressing

Recently, the Berwick Area YMCA shared a video about the progress of their new wellness Center and gymnasium.  Check it out!

Beware Local Scam

First Keystone Community Bank has shared that a company going by the name of "Bench Craft Golf" is calling local businesses trying to sell them space on scorecards at local golf courses.  This is a scam.  Please share as you are able.

Susquehanna Valley Medical Specialties Welcomes Dr. Marek Kurowski

Dr. Kurowski, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.T. is board certified in Pain Management and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Exchange Gallery Concludes "Dreams" Event with Reception

The "Dreams" storytelling program featuring daydreams, aspirational dreams, nightmares, and other visions as content will culminate with a reception on February 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Community Giving Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Congratulations to John Grabusky, Geisinger, and Ryan McNally, Evangelical Community Hospital, on your appointments.  Read more about John and Ryan.

Geisinger Promotes Interventional Cardiologist to Chief of Structural Heart Disease

Shikwar Agarwal, M.D., M.P.H., has been promoted and will oversee integration and growth of services across the health system for patients with disease of the heart valves.  Read more.

Members Working Together: Wild for Salmon, Columbia County Christian School

Steve and Jen from Wild for Salmon brought an awesome presentation to the 1st through 5th graders last week.  Check out some great photos!

Liberty Solar Farm Community Informational Meeting Tonight

Drop in anytime between 6 pm and 8 pm at the Pine Barn Inn as Lightsource bp introduces their solar team and answers questions about solar projects.  For questions, send Lightsource bp an email.

Bloomsburg Public Library Hosts Valentine's Day Card-Making Event for Kids February 4 at 10 am

Extra cards will be delivered to local nursing homes.

Columbia Montour AVTS Welcomes Community February 5

CMAVTS will hold an Open House from 1 pm to 4 pm. See the graphic for more details. Prospective students are welcome from 1 pm to 2 pm, and the event opens to the general public from 2 pm to 4 pm.


30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Program

Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg Campus will celebrate this annual lecture and presentation by welcoming Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela to campus.  The event is set to take place Monday, February 6 at Carver Hall at 6 pm.

Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. Invites Businesses & Local Residents February 7

Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. (DBI) is hoping to hear from community stakeholders- including downtown businesses and local residents, to better support and energize the downtown.  If you are interested in being a part of the conversation, join DBI's Board of Directors on Tuesday, February 7 at 6 pm at Brewskis.


After four years, the downtown festival will return to Main Street in Bloomsburg on April 29.  For more information, visit


This in-person workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs take the first step to business success in Union, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Juniata, and Perry counties.
Learn about applications and licenses needed to start a business, different types of business structures (sole proprietorship, LLC, etc., financing options, presented by a local banker, types of insurance a new business will typically need, presented by a local insurance agency, and SBDC Services available as you start your business.
Registration required.

Zartman Construction Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mark your calendars and join Zartman Construction at their facility at 3000 Point Township Drive, Northumberland, from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm on May 3, as they give tours of the facility, view and learn about a wide array of equipment and enjoy delicious catered food.  RSVP to Peggy Hunt by Monday, April 24, 2023.


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