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Member News – February 22, 2023

The Exchange Listening Room Jam Session Tonight

Tonight at 7 pm (after the Business After Hours, perhaps?), swing over to the Exchange Listening Room for a unique jam session with Gabe Stillman called "Four Great Guitarists".  Check out more details here.

March Events at Lions Gate

Lions Gate continues to hold regular community events for all ages, including yoga, spin, movie matinees, kids canvas painting, open houses, trivia and live music.  Check out the calendar here.

Upcoming Bucknell Small Business Development Center Workshops

Don't miss these free workshops offered by the Bucknell SBDC:

  • March 2, 2023 - 12 pm - The Power of Building a Subscription Business
  • March 9, 2023, 9:30 am - Business Startup Basics for Central PA: The First Step
  • March 23, 2023, 12 pm - Basic Legal Considerations for Startups and Small Businesses

Columbia County Placemaking Initiative Requests Your Input

Over the next several months, the Columbia County Placemaking Initiative will create and implement a county-wide placemaking plan that makes Columbia County an even better place to live, work, play, and learn.  The information gathered through this survey will inform the plan.  It takes 15 minutes, and all responses are anonymous.  Residents, businesses, and community leaders are strongly encouraged to participate!  Complete the survey here.

This project is funded through the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge.

Artspace Gallery Closed This Week

The space is closed for renovations this week but reopens and looks forward to its next show on March 2, 2023.

Encina Plans Community Engagement Opportunity March 1

Encina will be holding a telephone event for those interested in learning more about The Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility.  This phone event will take place on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Prior to 6:30 pm, simply dial 877-228-2184 from a cell phone or landline and you will be prompted to enter a participation pin number which is 111947.

Montour County Human Services Coalition Senior Expo

On Thursday, March 9, MCHSC will offer free resources and support, 2023 tax filing assistance, a cooking demo, and more for seniors at the Montour County Admin Building.  Registration is not required.  Share the flyer.  Sign up to be a vendor.

IMC Bringing No-Cost Electrical Safety Training for General Industry to Central PA

in partnership with The Manufacturer's Association, this training is now available at no cost thanks to an OSHA grant.  Open enrollment will be offered, and companies are also able to host training sessions onsite with a minimum of 10 participants.

Training Topics Include:

  • General Electrical Safety Information
  • General Electrical Safe Work Practices
  • Common Hazards
  • Permitted and Non-permitted uses
  • Arc Flash
  • Energy Control Procedures (ECPs) & Lockout/Tag-out (LOTO)

This NO COST training is available to workers and employers covered under the OSH Act of 1970, SEC. 4, codified at 29 U.S.C. 653 (Appendix B). This also includes multiple small businesses and temporarily unemployed workers who are planning to reenter the workforce in a position covered by the OSHA Act within the next three months.

To schedule Electrical Safety Training at YOUR location or to be added to the list to receive information on open enrollment classes, please contact Lauri Moon at (570) 329-3200×8085 or by email at  You can also visit IMC’s Events page for these and all our open-enrollment classes.

Learn more.

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.

Guest Post (Brookdale Senior Living): 5 Things to Declutter Your Kitchen

Sometimes, decluttering is the key to better living.  Keep these criteria in mind when you’re choosing what to keep and what to discard: how often the item is used, how difficult the item is to clean, how versatile it is, and how many duplicates of the item you have.  Read more.

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

This is a grant program with awards that 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 funding request is from Tuesday, January 31 to Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 11:45 PM.

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

Attention amateur photographers! Service 1st is looking for images that capture the beauty of the local communities for the 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.

Kawneer Launches Redesigned Website

Architects, planners, and specifiers can now easily find sustainability credentials on every page.  Visit

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