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Member News – February 14, 2024

Seed Grant Award Announcement

Columbia County Placemaking Initiative has announced two seed grant awardees in Berwick!

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.

Susquehanna Valley United Way Day of Action

Day of Action is an annual opportunity for United Way to provide their Funded Partners and other local nonprofits with practical and tangible solutions to challenges they may be facing through the power of volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering or hosting a service project, please complete the online registration form.

CMVT Receives Award

Columbia Montour Vo-Tech was recently awarded the Pennsylvania Department of Education Competitive Equipment Grant for $80,000. CMAVTS competed against 80+ technical schools across the state. The grant is to be used to improve and enhance their vocational programs.

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Danville Business Alliance Annual Meeting

March 28th from 5-8pm at the Pine Barn Inn the Danville Business Alliance is hosting it's annual meeting. Join them to celebrate the vibrant business community that makes up their membership. Tickets are on sale now through March 18th. 

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.

Service 1st announces branch location coming to Muncy

Service 1st Federal Credit Union announced a new branch location will be coming to Muncy later this year. Learn more.

Weis Center February Performances

Blues artists Jontavious Willis and Jayy Hop on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

Servpro of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties offering CE classes

5 CE classes will be offered by Servpro of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties.  Get the full schedule.

All Abilities Night at the Bloomsburg Children Museum

Join the Bloomsburg Children's Museum for a fantastic All Abilities Night at the Bloomsburg Children's Museum on Friday, March 15th! Experience a more relaxed atmosphere with fewer visitors, ample space, and the freedom to explore at your own pace.

IMC Welcomes New Team Members to Support Central
Pennsylvania Manufacturing

The Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), Inc. is excited to welcome Brian Wagner as a Business Advisor and Alisa Fairweather as a Business Solutions Specialist to its team of Central PA resources. Learn more about Brian and Alisa.

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.

Bloomsburg Children's Museum Hosts 9th Annual Science Fair

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is pleased to announce that 32 individual projects participated in the 9th annual science fair, which was held at the Bloomsburg Firehall on January 18th. Learn more.

Second Annual : Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Join Apollo Point Apartments second for the second annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt at Apollo Point Apartments on March 23rd at 10 am! All furry friends, regardless of size, are invited to join in the fun. See you there!

PACP Announces Board

The Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals (PACP) has announced its 2024 Officers and Board of Directors who officially took office on January 1, 2024.  See full list of board members (including Columbia Montour Chamber President Chris Berleth!)

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.

DCDC "Dinner and a Show"

Put two sharp-witted and talented musicians onstage with two grand pianos, add a roomful of people: The result is an evening of fast, funny, unforgettable entertainment. Check out sponsorship and Tickets on sale now!

PPL Electric Utilities Crews Responding to Winter Storm

A winter storm dropped heavy, wet snow across the PPL Electric Utilities’ service territory Monday night into Tuesday morning. As of 12:00 p.m. yesterday, there were about 90,000 customers out of power and the company has restored about 53,600 customers since the start of the storm. Learn More.

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.

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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