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Member News – February 9, 2023

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.

McKonly & Asbury Wins ClearlyRated’s 2023 Best of Accounting 5-Year Diamond Award for Service Excellence

Just 27% of 2023 Best of Accounting winners earned the Diamond award distinction.

Hodrick Installed as District Vice President of Pennsylvania Association of Realtors

Kevin Hodrick was installed during a ceremony at the Sunoco Performance Theater, Whitaker Center, in Harrisburg this week. As the District 7 Vice President, he will represent members from Bradford, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union counties.

Columbia County EMA Announces CodeRED Community Notification System

Residents and businesses are encouraged to go to and click on the CodeRED logo located on the home page to ensure all of the data in the system is accurate and current.  Learn more.

Solicitation Open for the FY22-23 Spring 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program

is a grant program (awards range from $5,000 to $150,000; a match is required for awards over $25,001) for nonprofit organizations that principally serve individuals, groups, or institutions that are included within a bias motivation category for single-bias hate crime incidents as identified by the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics publication.  Applicants are eligible for security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of the users of a facility located in the Commonwealth that is owned or operated by the nonprofit organization. The 30-day period to submit your request for funding is from Tuesday, January 31 to Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 11:45 PM.

EPA Virtual Public Hearing on National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The EPA has a virtual public hearing on plans to reconsider the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter (PM2.5), taking place February 21-22. The proposed rule would impose stricter PM2.5 standards, which could hurt the economy and slow manufacturing growth. The NAM is advocating for the EPA to reconsider the proposal and instead focus on ensuring current strong air standards already on the books are being met before instituting new regulations. Register to speak at the upcoming hearing by clicking here.

Geisinger recognized as top employer by military organizations

Geisinger has been recognized as a top employer for its continued support of military veterans and active service members with two recent designations. The Pennsylvania-based health system was recognized by Military Times on its 2022 Best for Vets: Employers rankings and earned the 2023 Military Friendly® Employer with Gold distinction designation by VIQTORY.

Application Deadlines Approaching for Berwick Grants

This is the last week to submit for Community Giving Foundation: Berwick's 2023 competitive grant round. (This grant round includes the Berwick Health & Wellness Fund.) Deadline for requests $10,000 and under is February 16th, and requests over $10,000 are due March 9th. Learn more about the application process and apply at

Service 1st Invites Amateur Photographers to Participate in 2024 Calendar Photo Contest

Attention amateur photographers! Service 1st is looking for images that capture the beauty of the local communities for our 2024 Calendar, and hope you'll consider submitting your photos today.  All photos must be submitted by July 1, 2023. For complete rules and entry information, visit here.
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