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Member News – August 16, 2023

Berwick Borough Looking to Expand Waitlist for Housing Rehabilitation Grant

Berwick Borough is applying to the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $300,000 housing rehabilitation grant and interested residents who live within the borough limits should apply now to get on the waiting list for the no-cost repairs. Learn more.

Artsfest 2023 happening this weekend

The fifteenth ArtFest will take place on Saturday, August 19th, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. surrounding the monument on the Square and down Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg, with more than sixty art and craft and fine food vendors and local non-profit partners — more than ever before! — with live music by local performers all day and fun activities for people of all ages.

Service 1st Federal Credit Union Celebrating Submissions

Check out this year's entrants to the Service 1st Calendar contest. 

Apollo Point Hosting Back to School Event

Food, games, and face painting happening on August 20th at Apollo Point from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Learn more.

Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg Annual Breakfast

Join the Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg for a breakfast event as we highlight the connections that drive our philanthropy. RSVP by September 6th. 

FEMA Offering Free Private Sector Readiness Day

August 23 from 8:00-4:30, federal, state, and private sector partners who are leading the pack when it comes to informed emergency management will talk about innovations in crisis response communications, types of data that is out there, and how to put that information to work for your business. RSVP here.

First Columbia Bank Photography back in 2023

The second annual 2023 First Columbia Bank Photography Competition is open for entries. Open to residents within a 50-mile radius of a First Columbia Bank office and local university students! Submit your captivating images by September 29th to Entry is free! Get the registration packet here.

Community Giving Opens Healthy Workplace Grant

2023 Healthy Workplace grant-round for Community Giving Foundation is now Open!   The application opened on August 1, 2023, and the deadline to apply by August 31, 2023. Learn more.

Arts in Bloom Announces Season

The Arts In Bloom series is comprised of high-caliber professional touring headliners, as well as performances and exhibits by Bloomsburg University’s resident producers. See full season here.

Bloomsburg Community Luau

Bloomsburg Community Luau, Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the Bloomsburg Town Park starting at 6PM. Enjoy live music and entertainment, great food, fun tropical activities, enter the Tiki Lounge decorating contest, and see Elvis on the outdoor big screen in the classic film Blue Hawaii. Bring a chair or blanket to relax and enjoy the entertainment at the corner of Market Street and Fort McClure Blvd.

BTE To Offer Matinees and Workshops for
Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ in September

BTE’s production of William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ features special school matinees and workshops for middle and high school students in several regional venues. See venues here.

IMC and Drive sponsoring PA Tax Credit Webinar

This informational session will review the various tax credit programs the Commonwealth has available to support businesses across many industries, whether an early-stage company or a long-established business. If you are in the tech field, manufacturing, property development, agriculture, or a community-based non-profit,  join DRIVE and IMC to learn about some of the tax credit programs you can be taking advantage of.  Register for this free webinar here.

Call for Projects for Consulting Course

Projects are sought for a fall semester senior capstone consulting course in Bucknell's Freeman College of Management -Student groups will collaborate with clients on strategy, structure, and/or process issues and will be mentored by Bucknell alumni from Deloitte and Accenture. Contact Professor Neil Boyd by 8/21 at for more information.

Glen Brook teaming up for Estate Planning Seminar

Glen Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is hosting a free seminar on estate planning with Eric Young from Steinbacher, Goodall, and Yurchak on September 19th.  Learn More.

GAF offering New Products

Two new products are being offered by GAF, Ultra HD Composite and RUBEROID® UltraClad SBS Membrane. 

Press Enterprise Best of the Best Voting is Underway

Many Chamber members are nominated for the Best of the Best of Columbia, Montour and Lower Luzerne Counties.  Check out all the nominees and vote today!

Fall 2023 Career Expos

Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania is excited to bring the power of all 3 of our universities together to benefit our students and employer partners across the state in a Fall 2023 Accounting and Financial Services Career Expo and Management, Supply Chain, Marketing, Technology and Analytics Expo on campus in Bloomsburg.  Reach out to Darwin Kysor at 570-484-2181 to get more details about participation.

Camp Victory Community Open House Happening September 10th

Check out all the things planned for Camp Victory's 30th Anniversary Open house.

NEPIRC Manufacturing Day: October 13

Join NEPIRC on Friday, October 13th to celebrate the many contributions of our region’s manufacturing industry! At Manufacturing Day, you’ll be able to see product demonstrations; learn more about the cool products made right here in our local communities, and more!

Coming in October...Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc.'s Chili Cookoff & Fall Festival!

Stunning fall foliage and cooler temperatures create the perfect atmosphere for this first annual, family-friendly downtown Bloomsburg event.  Read more.  

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