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Member News – November 8, 2023

Members take part in CMVB Sweets & Spirits Trail

Freas Farm Winery, Dead Man Walking Distillery, Neighbor Lady Vino, and Three Dog Vino, all members of the Chamber, are taking part in the Sweets & Spirit Trail offered by the Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau now through November 12th.  Get a full list of participants and info about the trail 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.

Hand in Hand offering Sensory Santa locations around Columbia and Montour Counties

Enjoy your time with Santa in a calm, quiet, sensory friendly environment that is child led. Seeing Santa is one of the joys of childhood and should be afforded to all children. Get the locations and register.

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.

Press Enterprise Best of the Best Announced

The Press Enterprise announced the winners of the Best of the Best contest.  Did you miss seeing the members who won?  Take a look a the special edition that was published October 25th.

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.

IMC Welcomes Tricia Carl to the Team Tricia Carl

The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), Inc. is excited to welcome Tricia Carl to its team of Central PA resources as an IMC Business Solutions Specialist. Learn more about Tricia.

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

Nespoli Jewelers honors Berwick Athletes

Nespoli Jeweler has been honoring a Berwick Bulldogs Athlete of the Week.  Each week they have been featuring an outstanding performance from the Berwick High School Football team. In return, every week Nespoli Jewelers will be making a donation to the 510(c)(3) Charity of the player's choice! Take a look at the who they have honored on the Nespoli Jewelers Facebook page.

VITA Volunteers Needed

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

North Shore Railroad Celebrates Railroad Anniversary

The Shamokin Valley Railroad will celebrate its 35th Anniversary on November 9th, but a celebration was held on November 3rd. Take a look at photos from the day.

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.

Peters Consultants, Inc. welcomes Kevin Kreitzer

PCI has hired Kevin Kreitzer as a Assistant Engineer, II. Learn more about Kevin and PCI.

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.

CSO accepting RFP for Services

Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (CSO) will receive proposals for Human Resource Consultant/Firm services. The RFP is intended to seek proposals from qualified Individuals/Companies to oversee and manage our IT Network and security Upgrades/Services and Maintenance for a contract to begin on or around January 1, 2024. 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!

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!

Riverside Borough Hosting Parade of Lights

A Parade of Lights and Santa in Park hosted by the Riverside Borough will be happening on December 9th.  Get more information by taking a look at their flyer.

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.

Small Business Administration Accepting Nominations

Nominations for the 2024 National Small Business Week Awards are being accepted through December 7th at 4:00 pm.  Take a look at all the categories and nominate a business here.

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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