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Member News – March 1, 2023

Bloomsburg Children's Museum Announces Regional Science Fair winners

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is excited to announce that ten students that participated in the Museum’s Science Fair held in January are moving on to the state Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) after finishing first in the Regional PJAS Fair. The museum had 37 students from 9 schools and homeschool groups competing at the local science fair held at the Bloomsburg Fire Company. From that, 21 students were sent to the regional fair at Susquehanna University on February 18.

Ten of the students the Museum promoted achieved first in the Regional Fair. These students will be moving on to the State PJAS Science Fair, which will be held at Penn State University on May 15th, 2023. Read more.

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.

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.

UC Appeals and Hearings Part 2: Presented by the PA CareerLink

Connect with this virtual PA CareerLink program to learn 8 ways to prepare for an unemployment hearing.  Event to take place March 9, 10:00 am to 11:30 am via Zoom.  Register here. 

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.

Geisinger Health Foundation's Danielle Campbell named a 2023 "Smart Woman in Meetings" Visionary Honoree

Danielle, a Senior Development Specialist, Event Planning, credits her success to excellent mentorship.  Read what she shared.

Community Giving Foundation Discusses Youth in Philanthropy

Eric Pangelinan, Program Officer of the Community Giving Foundation, spoke yesterday to WKOK Sunrise about their booming student program.  Listen in.

Community Youth Suicide Prevention Forum - March 14, 2023 10 AM - 1 PM

The CSIU, in partnership with WVIA and Commonwealth University, will host this school and community event to discuss the realities of youth suicide, best practices and prevention, local data, trends, and resources, as well as ways to support our region's youth, schools, and families.  Admission is free, thanks to PA's COVID Relief Funding.  See the flyer.  Register here.

Press Enterprise Shines Spotlight on 31 Chamber Members

The Chamber works each week to share the exciting stories of local businesses with our community.  This week, we're especially grateful for Shawn Stair and The Press Enterprise, who have compiled a special issue called, "Business Spotlight". This special edition features 31 articles about Chamber members!  Rather than share each link, we thought we'd encourage you to check out the publication, here.  Check out our members on the following pages:

Page 10 - "Finnegan Eye Care Center Adds doc, tech"

Page 12 - "Lions Gate Apartments continues to expand"

Page 14 - "McKonly and Asbury continues to grow"

Page 16 - "Forest & Field can help you renovate your home now"

Page 18 - "JLink specializes in fiber-optic Internet service"

Page 22 - "T-Ross Brothers Construction is building Northeastern and Central PA."

Page 26 - "Good Samaritan Mission helps those in need"

Page 28 - "Century 21 Covered Bridges is consistent, resilient"

Page 30 - "Berwick dentist provides excellent care"

Page 32 - "The Exchange brings art, music to local communities"

Page 34 - "Exceptional client service remains KEY's focus"

Page 36 - "Smith reaches milestone in real estate career"

Page 42 - "First Columbia Investment Center helps clients on journey"

Page 44- "Service 1st president/CEO to retire after 42 years"

Page 46 - "What you should know about B.I.D.A."

Page 48 - "PRO Rehabilitation Services marks 25 years"

Page 50 - "Carriage Manor Builders marks 32 years"

Page 51 - "Agency with a heart keeps older adults at home"

Page 52 - "First Keystone Community Bank remains a leader"

Page 52 - "Bloomsburg Carpet products can be found nationwide"

Page 56 - "Stackhouse & Son strives to provide best-in-class services"

Page  59 - "Framing by CJ offers a wide selection"

Page 60 - "Knoebels preparing for April 29 opening day"

Page 60 - "Robert G. Dent has provided HVAC service for 68 years"

Page 61 - "Get car or truck you desire at Jack Metzger Auto Group"

Page 62 - "Zimmer Insurance is ready to help clients"

Page 64 - "Larry C. Frace inspections can test home to save on energy"

Page 65 - "J. Lylo Jewelers ready for silver anniversary celebration in March"

Page 65 - "Young's mission is to help her real estate clients reach dreams"

Page 66 - "Bloomsburg's Conner Printing is local print and design solution"

Page 66 - "Options bloom at Berwick Floral"

The special edition of the Press Enterprise, "Business Spotlight" can be found here.

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