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Member News – January 24, 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.

IMC recognized for Offering Professional Development Credits

The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), Inc. is thrilled to announce its recent recognition by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a SHRM Recertification General Provider. IMC is now authorized to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. Learn more.

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 at

Miller-Keystone Blood Center Launched New Website

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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

Commonwealth University is hosting Clinical Medical Assistant training at the Bloomsburg Campus.  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.

Bloomsburg Children's Museum Announces February Calendar

Get the full February Schedule here!

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!

Mission Autism Clinics announces new Bloomsburg Clinical Director

MAC is happy to introduce Rose F! She is the new Clinical Director at their Bloomsburg Clinic.  She has worked with individuals with autism for over 15 years.  Her goal to support bringing ABA services to kids in underserved communities aligns perfectly with MAC's goals.  Welcome Rose!

DCDC Celebrating 50 Years

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

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event & Pursel Award Nominations

Community Giving Foundation Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event will be held Saturday April 20th.  As part of that event the Pursel Award for Neighbor of the Year will be honored.  Nominations for the 2024 Pursel Award are open until February 16th.  Learn more and nominate an individual or organization here.

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.

CMSU Hosting Recovery Simulation

February 16 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CMSU will be hosting a Recovery Simulation.  Join them for an interactive experience to understand the challenges faced by those in early recovery from Substance Use Disorder
Space is limited!  For more information and to learn how to register click here by February 12th.

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

Charging Ahead: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Partnership Event

SEDA-COG and Penn College are hosting a Charging Ahead: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Partnership Event on February 22.  This EV "EVent" to be hosted at Penn College in Williamsport will feature interactive discussions on the challenges and opportunities of EV infrastructure, ways to increase public EV charging station availability, and consideration of funding opportunities for new charging infrastructure across the region. If you have any questions about the event please contact Don Kiel or 814-553-8689. To register click here.

Penn College to host Baja SAE Competition in May

Baja SAE challenges engineering students to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain and in some competitions, water. Penn College will host a Baja SAE international competition, May 16–19, 2024, at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center’s heavy construction equipment operations training site. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the BAJA SAE Williamsport and ways to support the team.

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