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Member News ~ May 17, 2024

Community Strategies Group celebrates Grand Opening

Community Strategies Group celebrated the grand opening of the Hub at Mulberry Mill with a program that include their partners, and elected officials and a ribbon cutting!  The Hub is the home of the Chamber and we enjoyed being apart of the day!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Hodrick Realty hosts Ribbon Cutting

Congratulations to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Hodrick Realty, who cut the ribbon at their new location at 2470 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg, PA! The Chamber was proud to celebrate alongside our neighbors and friends at the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, who joined us for the festivities!

Teen Star is getting Groovy!

Now in its 14th year, Journey Bank’s award-winning annual community Teen Star competition is showcasing a 70's themed finale on May 19th! Join in on the fun with their 70's Costume Contest. ALL TICKET PROCEEDS are donated to the music departments of the finalists' high schools. Learn more.

Covered Bridge Photo Contest open until May 31st

May 31st is the LAST day to get your photos in! Spring is a great time to see the bridges. Get rules and regulations and enter here.

16th ArtFest call for Entries

The sixteenth ArtFest will take place on Saturday, the 24th of August, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in its lovely location on the Square in downtown Bloomsburg and down Market Street. If you would like to show and sell at ArtFest, please e-mail 3-5 jpeg images of your work to and mail a signed copy of the application to The Exchange at 24 East Main Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815, no later than Friday, May 24th, 2024.

Apollo Point Apartments hosting Car Show May 18th

Saturday, May 18th Apollo Point Apartments is hosting a car show.  The event starts at 10:00 and will have several car categories, food, and more!

May ReadyPA Newsletter out

The May ReadyPA Newsletter is out with featured articles on Forecasting Fury: Navigating the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season; Decoding the Drama: Understanding Hurricane Names and Dam Safety Awareness Day (May 31st).

Glen Brook Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Car Show May 19th

Join Glen Brook Rehab at their 2nd Annual Car Show Sunday, May 19th from 11 am-3 pm.  They will be having food trucks, music, prizes, craft vendors, and so much more! For any questions, please contact Maria Fazio at (570) 204-8308 or

MCFCU Awards Two Scholarships to Local Students

The MC Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program was established to provide educational funds for members. MC Federal is happy to announce this year’s winners, Noah Moyer from CMAVTS and Katie Bonomo from Danville Area High School.  Learn more. 

Sean-Black State Farm Insurance Agent Photo contest

Have you entered yet? This year's categories are People, Nature, Places, and Miscellaneous. Limit one entry per category. Submissions must be sent to by May 17 at 8 p.m. to be considered!

PA Careerlink hosting virtual Employer Seminar

The Stress Solution: Empowering Strategies for a Healthier Mindset May 30, 2024, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  This free virtual seminar to explore stress management strategies. Learn to identify stress triggers and implement practical exercises for relief.  Click Here to Register. For more information contact:

Workshop Series for Nonprofits in Columbia County

As part of the Columbia County Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge, a series of workshops will be held for nonprofits in May and June. See the flyer for dates and topics, and visit the project website for more descriptions/locations/times. These workshops are free to all Columbia County nonprofit employees, so please share with anyone you think might be interested.

Pennsylvania College of Technology offering Workforce Development Courses

Check out PCT's full listing of Workforce Development Courses happening all year long! Courses include Excel Training and Fundamentals of GD & T.

 Upcoming Bucknell SBDC Events

Register today for two events happening in June through the Bucknell SBDC. "Using AI Tools like ChatGPT to Help You Launch and Grow Your Business" will be happening June 11 as a webinar and "Establishing Your Online Presence: Your Business is Official, Now What?"  will be an in-person event on June 13th.

CSIU offering SYNCH Training

Community Health Workers are instrumental in increasing equitable access to healthcare in underserved communities across Pennsylvania. The SYNCH CHW Training Program, administered by the CSIU, still has funding for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of others and are new to the field of community health. Find out more on the SYNCH Program Website or call (570) 246-5902.

PPL Electric Utilities customers to see lower supply charge heading into summer cooling

PPL Electric Utilities customers who don’t shop for electricity supply will see a drop in their supply price starting June 1, 2024. The supply charge is included in the Price to Compare (PTC) and passed along to customers without markup. Learn more.

Central Susquehanna Opportunities hosting two resource fairs

CSO is planning a Resource Fair for both Bloomsburg and Berwick. The Bloomsburg event will be held on Tuesday, May 28th, 9am - 12pm, and the Berwick event on Thursday, May 30th, 11am - 2pm. Please see flyers for more information and coordinator contact information to sign up to participate. CSO is also in the process of gathering information for their community needs assessment.

Washingtonville 10th Annual Beautification Day

Saturday, May 18th the Washingtonville Borough Council, Washingtonville Revitalization Committee, and the Jane D. Delong Memorial Hall Association will be hosting a beautification day and needs volunteers to help with several projects.  Find a full list of projects and more details 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.

Compassus hosting Health & Wellness Expo at Apollo Point June 12th

Door prizes, Giveaways, and tours will all be apart of a Health & Wellness Expo Compassus is hosting at Apollo Point Apartments.  Get more information here.

Berwick Historical Society Revealing Nanny's Room

May 25th the Berwick Historical Society will be revealing Nanny's room.  The only domestic help to live with the Jackson family in the mansion was Helen Jameson or as the family called her - Maggie. Her room is being sponsored by Marilyn Gibbons in memory of her husband Joseph Gibbons and in honor of their children.  Learn more.

BOOM Camps happening

Better Orientation Onboarding & Mentoring (BOOM) Camps will be hosted free and online April - July.  Get dates, session topics and to register by clicking here.

Celebrate Elizabeth Dowd in her Final Mainstage Performance at BTE

Annapurna will run from May 23rd- June 9th, 2024 at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. This production will honor the illustrious 45 year career of Elizabeth Dowd in her final mainstage performance as full-time company member of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Tickets are now available for purchase online at or by calling the Box Office at 570-784-8181

3rd Annual Recovery Picnic Happening June 13

Bringing the community together to uplift and support those in recovery and celebrate the dedication of service providers and community members who make recovery in all its forms possible.  Learn more and RSVP here.

MCFCU Hosting Golf Tournament

On Friday, June 21st, 2024, MC Federal Credit Union is hosting its 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course. Learn more about the event.

Covered Bridge & Arts Festival Call for Vendor Applications

The 2024 Application is NOW AVAILABLE for all returning vendors and prospective new vendors. The application is the same whether you are a returning or new vendor. RETURNING VENDORS: please submit as soon as possible to receive priority consideration. The application window for prospective NEW vendors will remain open until JULY 15. Get more details here.

Save the Date for Agapepalooza

Save the Date for Agapepalooza July 20th, 2024.  This is a day of free fun for the whole family with activities, local vendors, and food. Learn more.

Stay Connected to the Women's Giving Circle

"On the Bright Side" Sessions will continue on August 15th and November 14th and their Annual Meeting & Grant Presentations will happen July 17th.  Learn more about these events and what the Women's Giving Circle is all about!

LCBC hosting annual Global Leadership Summit

For over 30 years, the Global Leadership Summit has been empowering leaders worldwide. LCBC will be hosting this virtual summit at their Columbia - Montour Campus on August 8-9.  Learn more.

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