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Member News – November 1, 2023

First Friday Happening November 3rd in Bloomsburg

First Fridays is a collaboration between DBI and downtown businesses. From 5 pm to 8 pm on the first Friday of each month, participating businesses will feature specials and there will be live music, children's activities, pop-up vendors & more!

Geisinger hosting Veteran's Appreciation Dinner

Geisinger will be hosting a complimentary drive through appreciation dinner at 11 locations across the region.  See the full list of locations and to register click here.

Pennsylvania College of Technology Offering EMT Course

An Emergency Medical Technician course, beginning the week of Jan. 8 and running through early May, will be offered at three locations by Workforce Development at Pennsylvania College of Technology. The schedule is flexible, with in-class sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. twice a week. Seating is limited and the registration deadline is 1 p.m. on December 15. Learn more about this course.

Learn more about Small Business Resources

American Express offers several resources for Small Businesses Saturday.  Learn more about how to take advantage of them.

Weis Center welcomes Performers

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome Terry Jenoure on November 1, La Banda Morisca on November 4, and the Danish String Quartet on November 5th.  Learn more about these performers and get tickets here.

Non Profit Leadership Series continues November 17h

Community Giving Foundation, in partnership with the United Way’s in our region, is excited to invite you to our next session of the 2023-2024 Nonprofit Leadership Series. This session “The Art of Communication”, a workshop that will focus on listening, emotional intelligence, crucial conversations, asking great questions, and candor vs. kindness will be offered on November 17th. The last day to register for “The Art of Communication” is November 14th.

Bloomsburg YMCA hosting Open House

November 13th through November 17th the Bloomsburg YMCA will be hosting a Fitness Center Open house.  Check out their new equipment, tour the facility, and enter to win giveaways.  Check out their website for more details.

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

VITA Volunteers Needed

The Susquehanna Valley United Way is looking for volunteers for their annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  Learn more.

T-Ross looking for Business to join 2023 Susquehanna Valley Scavenger Hunt

T-Ross Brothers is looking to work with local businesses, organizations, and museums to help them get more visitors and attention.  Learn more about the Scavenger Hunt. or reach out to Robert Tomlinson at 570-699-9745 or email him at Deadline to sign up is November 3rd.

Columbia County Family Center Coordinating Coat Drive

The Columbia County Family Center is coordinating a winter coat drive for children in Columbia County.  They have 40 children still in need of a coat sponsor.  Please reach out to Ashley Mensch to get information on the sizes they still need to fill.  Ashley can be reached at 570-387-9086 ext. 1.

Free No Cost Electrical Safety Training Available

IMC, in partnership with The Manufacturers’ Association, is bringing No-Cost Electrical Safety Training for General Industry to Central PA. Learn more.

Bucknell SBDC hosting Burn Out Webinar November 16th

Burnout affects your people and your bottom line with high turnover and low productivity. Learn more about this webinar and sign up today!

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.

Chocolate & Wine Festival Happening November 5

7 Mountains Media hosting Chocolate & Wine Festival on November 5 benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Danville. Learn more and get your tickets.

Camp Victory Hosting Community Turkey Dinner

All are invited to join Camp Victory on Sunday, November 12, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM for a Turkey Dinner that promises to be an unforgettable experience, all while contributing to the wonderful mission. Learn more.

14th Annual Parade of Lights Signs-up Open

November 24th will see the 14th annual Parade of Lights make its way through Bloomsburg.  Registration to participate is required and end November 21st.  Sign up today!

Knoebel's Announce Joy Through the Grove dates

This year's Joy through the Grove will run November 24th through December 31st 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm nightly.  Learn more.

A Christmas Story Returns to BTE stage this Holiday Season

A holiday favorite for the whole family! Young Ralphie's Christmas quest for a coveted Red Ryder BB gun turns into a lesson about what can happen when you finally get what you ask for! Get tickets here!

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