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Member News – October 4, 2023

PA Chamber Announces "Best of Fall" Competition - Bloomsburg Fair is nominated

First-round voting is open now through October 6th for the first annual Pennsylvania "Best of Fall competition.  The 32 Best of Fall nominees included in this year’s tournament will face off in a single-elimination bracket format with winners chosen through public voting on the PA Chamber’s X page and, for the final 24 hours of voting only, the PA Chamber’s Instagram page.  The Bloomsburg Fair is among the nominees!  Learn more about this competition and VOTE!

IMC hosting webinar October 17th

The IMC will be hosting a 55-minute webinar called Meeting the HR Challenge October 17th.  This webinar will help identify and invigorate a new or refreshed awareness of several important elements of meeting today’s HR challenges, especially those directly connected with workforce trends. Learn more and register here.

The Exchange Calls for Entries

The Exchange calls for entries for their October 16th show "Food for Thought" and  their annual "Cash & Carry" will celebrate 10 years this November.  Learn more on how to enter your artwork.

North Shore Railroad Company & Affiliates Newsletter out now

Take a look at the third quarter newsletter from The North Shore Railroad Company & Affiliates.

MARC posts an invitation to Bid for 2024 Lawn Care

Sealed bids for lawn care at the various properties managed by the Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) will be received by MARC at any time until 6:59pm on Monday, October 23, 2023. Get the invitation to bid packet here.

Tina Welch presenting at SBDC workshop

Tina Welch of Welch Performance Consulting is presenting at the Bucknell SBDC's October 18th "I'm Ready to Hire! What do I do now?" workshop. This IN PERSON event will explore: Your shift from technical expert to leader, manager, motivator,  how to hire for both culture & competence,
the role of change management including role clarity, process, and communication, and employment Law 101 elements that can help you hire smart and stay out of trouble -common first-time employer myths & mistakes will be addressed.  Sign up today!

Covered Bridge Festival happening October 5 - 8

The 41st Annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival will have something for everyone! The Festival is one of the largest craft festivals on the East Coast, and four-day annual attendance is typically near 150,000 visitors. Learn more.

Senator Lynda Schlegel Culver opens satellite office

On Sept. 27 Senator Lynda Schlegel Culver opened a satellite office at the Salem Township Municipal Building, 38 Bombay Lane, Berwick. The office’s operating hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BTE Fall Theatre School Workshops

Mythology-loving kids and teens are encouraged to sign up for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s Fall Theatre School: Greek Mythology Mayhem! Learn more about ages and class dates.

Bloomsburg Children's Museum October Events

Two special events are happening at the Bloomsburg Children's Museum in October.  Mom & Son Dinosaur Brunch and Harry Potter Day.  Learn more.

PA Build My Future day Happening October 12th

PA Build My Future gives students the opportunity to have a day to work in the construction and design industry through an interactive showcase. This program is for students entering grades 10-12. Learn more and register.

Apollo Point Hosting Dogtoberfest

October 13 - October 15 the first ever Dogtoberfest benefit will be held at Apollo Point. Learn more!

Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane Welcome new Associate

Luschas, Naparsteck & Crane welcomed Kyle Cosoleto-Miller as their new associate. Attorney Cosoleto-Miller graduated from Bloomsburg University (now Commonwealth University of Bloomsburg) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a native of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. His practice areas include estate administration, civil litigation, personal injury, real estate, and estate planning.

The Women's Center hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Month Survivor Series

Every1KnowsSome1 recognizes how domestic violence not only effects an indiviudal but an entire community. On October 17 there will be a discussion on ways the community can work together to end domestic violence while hearing survivor stories from Crystal Silva and Jenny Rose. Register today.

Affordable Care Act Refresher - Employer Responsibilities Webinar to be held October 18th

Join the My Benefit Advisor compliance team for a review of ACA rules and regulations as well as best practices. They will provide key information for our broker partners to share with their Applicable Large Employers (ALEs), employers close to the 50-life threshold, and level/self-funded groups under 50. Click here to register.

Thrivent hosting fellow Chamber Member Cardinal Estate Planning for a workshop

Join Thrivent Financial and Cardinal Estate Planning for an informational estate planning workshop focused on estate planning on October 26th.  Learn more about this workshop.

Bloomsburg YMCA looking for Trunks

Bloomsburg YMCA is searching for families, businesses, and organizations to participate in Trunk or Treat! See more details.

Celebration Villa Hosting Fall Festival

October 25th Celebration Villa of Berwick will be hosting a Fall Festival. This event is open to the public! There will be several activities to do such as: pumpkin painting, spooky cookie decorating, a walk through the haunted courtyard, trick or treating, and more!

Penn College Hosting Attack Surface Management Summit

Join Pennsylvania College of Technology and IBM Security for a half-day knowledge sharing summit on Attack Surface Management, Threat Intelligence, and in-demand Career Skills by leading organizations.  Registration deadline is October 31st. 

Halloween Events

Commonwealth University of PA - Bloomsburg hosting public lecture series starting November 1

Please join us at the Commonwealth University of PA, Bloomsburg campus on the following dates for a public economic lecture series. These events will be live-streamed please visit their website for more information.

Luzerne County Community College hosting Fall Career Fair

LCCC will be hosting a fall Trades & Technology Career Fair in November and is looking for businesses to participate.  Learn more and register today!

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