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Member News – April 26, 2023

Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger come together to launch Risant Health and expand access to value-based care

Danville, PA - In an innovative move designed to improve the health of communities, achieve better health care outcomes, and improve health care affordability, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Geisinger Health are announcing the launch of Risant Health and a definitive agreement to make Geisinger the first health system to join Risant Health to expand access to value-based care in more communities across the country. Upon regulatory approval, Geisinger becomes part of the new organization through acquisition.  Read the full announcement.

WrkInside Out, LLC Earns Specialist Designation

Jess Fester, owner of WrkInside Out, LLC, has been recognized by the International Sports Sciences Association as a Specialist in Exercise Therapy.  Congratulations Jess!

Renaissance Jamboree Returns to Downtown Bloomsburg Saturday!

Don't miss this huge community event!  Learn more at


The MC Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program was established to provide educational funds for members. It is to be awarded to a current high school senior or continuing higher education student. Click here to learn how to enter.


The Innovative Manufacturers' Center (IMC), Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, BLaST Intermediate Unit, Advance Central PA and The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce the award recipients for the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" (WSCM) Central Susquehanna student video contest awards.  The ceremony was held April 19th at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville, PA. Get the full list of winners here.

OSHA - National Beat the Heat Contest

OSHA is sponsoring a “Beat the Heat Contest” to raise awareness about the hazards of heat exposure in indoor and outdoor workplaces and identify how businesses across the nation control these hazards. Participants are asked to submit an awareness tool (e.g., infographic, poster, training curriculum, webpage, logo etc.,) to increase heat hazard recognition among employers and workers.

To enter the contest and get more details go here.  The contest is open now through June 9, 2023.

FORTUNE names Geisinger to list of ‘America’s Most Innovative Companies’

The 300 organizations included in the list were selected based on three dimensions of innovation—product innovation, process innovation and innovation culture—and were evaluated using online surveys and interviews with experts in the field. The list includes companies in healthcare, tech, finance, communications and more.  Learn more.


Now through May 5th, The Exchange will be featuring artwork featuring the color and/or the concept of “green”. All artists of all ages and levels of experience were encouraged to submit work, and all media accepted, 2D and 3D, with only one rule: The art must fit through the front door. More details are here.

Hand in Hand - I AM Safe meetings

I AM Safe! provides support and encouragement for individuals looking to live their best life, promoting self-advocacy and safety. Safety in the home and the community, digital citizenship, and safety within ourselves. Learn more about I AM Safe at

Bloomsburg Library's Lego Night Returns!

First Tuesday of the month; 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, free and open to ALL ages.

Zartman Construction Celebrating 50 Years of Construction Excellence

Zartman Construction invites you to join in celebrating their 50-year milestone with an Open House on May 3rd from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please tour our facility and meet with our staff while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  Learn more about the history of Zartman Construction here.

EITC- Free Seminar

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program Thursday, April 27, 9:00 - 10:00 am. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 890 6545 7004 Passcode: 806240

McKonly & Asbury Webinar and Seminar:

  • SOC versus SOX
    • Join Elaine Nissley and Lynnanne Bocchio to better understand the differences between Service Organization Controls Reports (SOC) and Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 SEC requirements. The webinar is on April 27th at 2:00 pm. Register to attend.
  • Business Transition Planning - What is Your Plan?
    • Join McKonly & Asbury for this free seminar at Bloomsburg University's Monty's Hall, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg.  Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, May 2, 2023.  The presentation will discuss the impacts of transitioning a business.  Register to attend.

2023 Covered Bridge Photo Contest Returns! - Experience Columbia -Montour Counties

Each year, the Visitors Bureau holds a photo contest to produce a 550-piece puzzle featuring one of the area-covered bridges. The 2023 Covered Bridge Photo Contest runs from Saturday, April 1st through Wednesday, May 31st at midnight EST. We’re excited to see another fantastic set of entries from everyone! Click HERE to learn how to enter!

PATHS Training May Webinars

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Health & Safety, will be offering numerous FREE safety webinars in May 2023. To access the PATHS Training Calendar visit 

First Commonwealth Bank Offering Virtual Seminar

Do you have customers that have questions about Buying a New Home?  First Commonwealth Bank is offering a virtual seminar  Thursday, May 18, 2023, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hosted by Jeff Woodward, FCB Senior Mortgage Loan Originator Feel free to join or alert your clients. To RSVP, please visit here: Home Buyer Seminars | First Commonwealth Bank (

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