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Member News – January 31, 2024

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.

First Friday's Celebrating Anniversary

February is the one-year anniversary of First Fridays in downtown Bloomsburg.  Watch this news feature from WNEP.

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.

BIDA Semi-Annual Wage Survey

BIDA is conducting a job & wage survey.  Your input would be appreciated. They will share the final report with everyone who participated. If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact them at 570-752-3612. Start the survey here.

Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community Hosting Open House

Join Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community for an Open House at the Sunset Wing at the Emmanuel Center.  See the open house flyer here.

DCDC Celebrating 50 Years

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

Susquehanna Valley United Way's Annual Kindness Campaign is Back!

Join SVUW for Kindness Week, Feb. 12-16! This year’s themes are Kind is the New Cool, Be Kind to all Kinds, Random Acts of Kindness, Be Kind to Your Mind, and Celebrate Kindness. They are currently seeking Kindness Award nominations through Sunday, Feb. 4th.

Weis Center February Performances

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

The Nicholas Wolff Foundation Inc. Announces New Hires

The Nicholas Wolff Foundation Inc. / Camp Victory is enthused to announce Gail Truax as the next Camp Director of Camp Victory. They have also added part-time Bookkeeper, Vicki Moyer to their staff. Congratulations Gail and Vicki!

Research Study participants needed

Research Participants needed for a study conducted by the Exercise Science Department of Bloomsburg University. It is a wrist worn heart rate study and participants should be between 30 - 60.  They will need to attend 1 exercise visit to 113 Centennial Hall. Contact Dr. Joseph Andreacci for more information!

Community Giving Foundation Annual Meeting

On March 6th join the Community Giving Foundation at their 2024 Annual Meeting as they celebrate 25 years of our Foundation.  Register on their website. by February 21st.

PCT Offering Professional Development Classes

Pennsylvania College of Technology is offering training across a broad spectrum of topics. From the novice learning a new program or skill, to seasoned users aiming to hone the most advanced skills, our vast library of available course topics meets the needs of any business.  Check out their upcoming Training opportunities flyer.

Bloomsburg's Children's Museum Paint Party

On Saturday, February 3rd for a Valentine's Day Paint Party. This event is hosted by the Friends of the Bloomsburg Children's Museum. Bring a friend, or make new ones for a fun time of painting and making an amazing memory with a fun group of people. Suggested for ages 8+.  Learn more.

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.

Chamber Members Featured on WNEP's Home and Backyard

Check out Neighbor Lady Vino, Something Borrowed by T & M, and Blossoms in Bloom by Megan on WNEP's Home and Backyard!

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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