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Member News – February 21, 2024

Chamber member Genesis House has a new website

Check out their new look. 

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.

News from the PA Farm Bureau

The PA Farm Bureau is reporting New Census Data on Family Farms and a Record Drop in Farm Income.

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.

Downtown Bloomsburg Inc seeks photos for contest

Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc., wants to see your work, to put a piece on display for a year in the new pocket park, The Avenue. We will choose one photograph each year to reproduce on a vinyl banner and install on one of the panels in The Avenue, either eight feet high by six feet wide or eight feet square. If you have questions, get in touch with Oren B. Helbok at The Exchange: 570-317-2596 or Exchange@Exchange We look forward to seeing your photos! Submissions are needed by March 1st.

Danville Business Alliance Annual Meeting

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

Mckonly & Asbury remembers founding Partner

As they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year, McKonly & Asbury takes a moment to reflect on Henry McKonly Jr.'s contributions as a co-founder of McKonly & Asbury. See the full remembrance here.

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.

United In Recovery Naloxone Distribution Dates

United in Recovery is organizing free community naloxone giveaways. Community members can pick up naloxone kits along with information on substance use disorder treatment, counseling services, peer support, and basic needs assistance. Fentanyl and xylazine testing strips, along with other harm reduction, recovery, and treatment resources, are also available. Get a list of locations and dates here.

All Abilities Night at the Bloomsburg Children's 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.

T-Ross Brothers Construction welcomes new employee

T-Ross Brothers Construction is thrilled to announce the addition of Ed Hoffman. A skilled electrician, Ed brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective from his time in New York State, where he hails from, and his tenure in Florida. Welcome Ed!

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.

BNI Iron Valley Visitor Day

BNI Iron Valley will be hosting a Visitor Day on Wednesday, February 28th from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the conference room at the Ronald McDonald House of Danville. Executive Director, Russ Mehnert, will be the guest speaker. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the world’s largest networking and referral organization and how this group of business professionals can help grow your business. For more information or to register to attend, please contact Renee Gerringer at 570-214-1490 or by email at

Second Annual: Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Join Apollo Point Apartments 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!

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, and add a roomful of people: The result is an evening of fast, funny, unforgettable entertainment. Check out sponsorship and Tickets on sale now!

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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