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Member News – December 13, 2023

Columbia Montour AVTS Survey

Columbia-Montour AVTS wants to help your company attract, retain, and inspire its workforce by using education as a strategic advantage. They are teaming up with Dream2Career and GAR Associates to bring your organization innovative solutions in training and development. Please complete a 5-min survey to help them better understand your training and development needs.

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.

Agape End of the Year Sale

Agape is hosting an end of the year inventory blowout yard sale on December 16th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Check out the flyer or visit their Facebook page for more details.

2023 Small Business Advantage Grant Application Now Open

he 2023-2024 Small Business Advantage Grant Program is currently open.  Project work completed on or after July 1, 2023 will be considered for funding. The application period will close when funding is exhausted or March 22, 2024, whichever occurs first. Learn More.

North Shore Railroad's 20th Annual Toy Drive Most Successful Yet!

On Saturday, November 18th, and Sunday, November 19th, The North Shore Railroad hosted NARCOA speeder drivers on their North Shore Railroad (NSHR) and Union County Industrial Railroad (UCIR). This was the 20th year the railroad collected along the NSHR, and it was the 5th year the railroad collected along the UCIR. The result of the drive this year was $4,576 raised and more than 1,900 toys and books collected.

Nominations for PA Teacher of the Year

Pennsylvanians are encouraged to nominate their favorite teacher to be the Commonwealth’s 2025 Teacher of the Year by Friday, Dec. 15. Nominate your favorite teacher here.

BTE announces Winter Theatre School Workshops

From Puppets to Make-up to Stage Combat and more, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble announces its winter theatre school workshop line-up with one day Saturday classes for all ages! Get full schedule and class information.

VITA Volunteers Needed

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

The Nicholas Wolff Foundation Announces a New Director

The Nicholas Wolff Wolff Foundation, Inc. (also known as Camp Victory) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Kate Stepnick as the Foundation’s new Executive Director, effective April 1, 2024. Learn more about Kate!

Federal Tax Update Webinar December 14th

McKonly & Asbury will be presenting a webinar on Federal Tax Update & Considerations for the Expirations of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 14 at 2:00 pm.  Attendees will gain insight on the following, a better understanding of federal tax policy, how Congress makes decisions on income taxes, and how these decisions will affect you and your company. CPE credit is available. Register today!

Arrive Home Safe for the Holiday Season!

As we approach the holiday season, many people are hitting the road to see family and friends. There are a lot of ways you can reduce the chances of becoming a crash statistic and ensure the holidays are filled with (mostly) warm memories. Check out the Ready PA 10 Musts for Winter-Driving Tip Sheet.

Cash and Carry X happening now

The Exchange's annual Cash and Carry show featuring more than 530 pieces by close to 250 artists is happening now through December 29th.  Learn more about this unique art experience. 

Community Giving Foundation Announces Promotion

Karri Harter, who joined the Foundation staff in 2015, was recently promoted to the position of Grant and Scholarship Administrator from her previous role as Program Associate. In her new position, Karri will manage all aspects of the grantmaking and scholarship processes at the Foundation while stewarding relationships with fundholders, nonprofit organizations, and other community stakeholders.

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.

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Announces Listening Sessions

DDAP Listening Sessions hosted by CMSU and West Branch Drug & Alcohol. This is a great opportunity to lend our voices to an important conversation.  The Columbia County session will be on December 15th and the Montour County session will be on January 2nd.  

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.

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