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Member News – October 11, 2023

Bloomsburg Fair Moves to Second Round of "Best of Fall" Competition

It’s been one week since the PA Chamber launched its inaugural “Best of Fall” competition – a bracket-style public voting contest over X and Instagram - and voters have showcased their loyalty to a cross-section of Pennsylvania’s autumnal brands, treats, and experiences as 32 nominees have since been narrowed down to the Final 16 including the Bloomsburg Fair. Learn more about this competition and VOTE!

Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Grant available through Community Giving Foundation

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) is a partnership between local organizations and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA). Operating in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, the Community Giving Foundation is the Region 3 Partner serving Columbia, Lycoming, Sullivan, Bradford, and Tioga Counties. Learn more about this for-profit creative business grant.

IMC hosting webinar October 17th

The IMC will be hosting a 55-minute webinar called Meeting the HR Challenge on 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.

Weis Center to Host Jazz Pianist

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome jazz pianist Emmet Cohen and his Trio on Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.  There will be a pre-performance talk with the artist from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Learn more.

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.

Maria Joseph hosting the Fall Festival on October 25

Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community will be hosting a fall festival for the surrounding community. On Wednesday, October 25th, beginning at 4:00 pm travel around the Maria Joseph Campus to take part in different fun fall festivities! Learn More.

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.

PPL hosting Small Appliance Recycling Event

October 14, 2023 in Bloomsburg from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PPL staff will be ready to unload your room A/Cs and dehumidifiers from your car and help answer any questions you may have. See location and more information 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!

Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg Library hosting BTE Panel

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) members—both retired and active—will take part in a panel discussion on Sunday afternoon, October 22, at 3 p.m. in the Schweiker Room of Bloomsburg University’s Andruss Library. The panel is Sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association (FOBULA). Light refreshments will be served. Parking is free. Direct questions to Robert Dunkelberger at (570) 389-4210 or email at

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.

McKonly & Asbury was chosen as one of the Best Places to Work

McKonly & Asbury is excited to announce they have been chosen as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2023! This marks the 19th time in 21 years that McKonly & Asbury has been recognized for this honor. Learn more.

Apollo Point Hosting Dogtoberfest

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

2023 Danville Holiday Market Sign-ups Open

Hometown Holiday Market happening December 2nd from 11 am - 4 pm is open for vendor registrations.  Follow the links to sign up online or download a printable form to mail in. If you have any questions please contact us at 570-284-4502 or

The Women's Center hosts 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.

Glen Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center looking for Trunks

Glen Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is looking for Trunks for their 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat. Their event is Monday, October 23rd from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  To participate contact Maria Fazio at 570-204-8308 or

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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