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Member News – January 17, 2024

Focus Central PA hosting Forum

Focus Central PA will be hosting an Industrial Development Forum on March 13, 2024.  The forum will be held at Commonwealth University- Bloomsburg.   Learn more on their website and check out the flyer.

Service 1st Donates $220K to 55 Local Charities

Service 1st Federal Credit Union presented 55 non-profits across the region with donations just in time for the holidays, as part of its Magic of the Season charity initiative. Learn more.

Does your small business need a website?

Bucknell students will create websites for local businesses this semester in a Marketing and Design course in the Freeman College of Management. This web design project will provide a hands-on learning experience for students while also benefiting local organizations. Websites will be free of charge; with preference given to small local businesses and organizations with greater need for a free solution. Click to learn more and to apply by January 22nd, 2024.

Millville Area School District Triumphs in First Keystone Community Bank Fall Semester Challenge

Brighter Financial Futures (dba PennCFL) is proud to announce that Carson Bangs of Millville Area School District, who worked under the leadership of Jestine Myers, was a winner in its state investment challenge. The competitions are held in the classroom, both county-wide and state-wide. Bangs finished in first place for Columbia County and second place in the statewide competition in the Elementary Division. The program is sponsored by First Keystone Community Bank.

Columbia Montour AVTS Hosting Open House

Columbia-Montour AVTS will be hosting an Open House on Feb 4, 2024 from 1-4pm. They are recruiting businesses to come in and be present for a career fair for prospective students and parents. The event will be focused on the career opportunities that companies may have to offer for prospective students and parents to start thinking toward their future. To learn more contact Pamela Slusser, 570-784-8040 ext.3345 OR ar

Commonwealth University of PA Spring Career Expo

Join Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, Lock Haven & Bloomsburg campuses) as they present a variety of boutique-style career expos this spring.  Reach out Darwin Kysor at or call 570-484-2181.

Community Giving Foundation 2024 Grant Round is Now Open!

Community Giving Foundation is pleased to announce 2024 competitive grant rounds are now open. Grant rounds include opportunities through Berwick, Bloomsburg, Danville, Selinsgrove, and Sunbury affiliate foundations. The process opens January 2nd and closes February 29th. Learn more.

PCT Offering Spring Workforce Development Classes

Three levels of how to use Microsoft Excel are being offered this spring by the Pennsylvania College of Technology.  Get full course descriptions and register here.

Commonwealth University offering CMA Training

Get trained to assist physicians with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an EKG electrocardiogram,
obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. To get more information on the program here and to learn about scholarship opportunities here.

CMVB Quarterly Publication Out!

Check our the Columbia Montour Vistors Bureau's Quarterly publication.

Non-Profits Serving Columbia County Invited to Open House

The Partners and Tenants of The Hub at Mulberry are inviting non-profits serving Columbia County to an open house on February 1st from 4:30 - 6:30.  The evening will include light hors d'oeuvres, tours, and the opportunity to learn how to utilize the facility. See invite.

Ballet Hispánico Returns to the Weis Center on Feb. 6

The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will welcome back NYC-based contemporary dance powerhouse Ballet Hispánico on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Learn more about the production here!

DCDC Celebrating 50 Years

Danville Child Developing Center will be hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration on February 5th.  Check out the invitation. 

Teen Center Hosting Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Teen Center of Berwick is hosting a Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on February 10th with 100% of the donations going towards the Orangeville Manor Veterans home.  Click here to get all the details and register.

NonProfit Leadership Series Continues in February

Facilitated by the Community Giving Foundation and United Way Partners Addressing Burnout in the Non Profit Sector will be offered on February 22 1:00 - 4:00 at the Old Forge Brewing Company. Register Online for the Session by February 16th. This session is limited to 2 attendees per organization. If you have additional staff that would be interested in attending if capacity allows, you can add them to our waitlist by emailing

Design Group has a New Hire

Design Group recently announced a new team member, Sydney, as a Human Resources Assistant in our Berwick, PA office. Please join us in welcoming Sydney!

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