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Member News ~ June 14, 2024

Mill Street Traffic Advisory

Geisinger Graduate Medical Education (GME) will soon welcome its new residents. GME has planned the second annual Geisinger New Resident Welcome Fair that will showcase everything our region has to offer as part of its orientation.  To accommodate the celebration, Mill Street in the Borough of Danville will be closed between Route 11 and West Mahoning Street from 4:30 pm through 9:00 pm on Monday, June 17th. If you typically drive through town during this time, we urge you to plan for an alternate route.

PPL Offers Tips to stay safe around electricity

PPL Electric Utilities reminds its customers to keep electrical safety at the top of their to-do lists as they take advantage of the warmer weather and extra daylight to complete outdoor and indoor household projects this spring and summer. Get tips here.

Berwick Area Veterans Heritage Center opening at McBride Memorial Library

The McBride Memorial Library is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Veterans Heritage Center, serving veterans and their families in the greater Berwick area.  Learn more about the June 15th grand opening event.

Geisinger Offers Stop the Bleed Training

As part of the national Stop the Bleed campaign Geisinger Medical Center participates in community outreach for the public on how to manage life-threatening bleeding until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or first responders arrive. To learn more about the program and have a training at your business click here.

Best of the Best voting open until June 23rd

The Press Enterprise's Annual Best of the Best voting open until June 23rd.  MANY Chamber member businesses are nominated.  Be sure to vote and check out all the categories!

Railroad Military Locomotives to be on Display in Celebration of Independence Day

The North Shore Railroad Company & Affiliates (NSHR) will have its two Military Units parked, for public viewing, at the Union County Veterans’ 4th of July Celebration (on Saturday, June 29th, in Lewisburg, PA) and Set the Night to Music Fireworks Celebration (on Thursday, July 4th, in Williamsport, PA).  Learn More.

United in Recovery Supporting Grand Opening of New Possibilities

New Possibilities, the Bloomsburg Recovery Drop-In Center, will be hosting an Open House on Monday, June 17th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. They are located at 260 E 7th Street in Bloomsburg. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more.

Bloomsburg Children's Museum Hosting Daddy Daughter Dance

The Friends of the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum (BCM) will host its 3rd annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Sunday, July 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the Museum, 2 West 7th Street, Bloomsburg. Daughters may be escorted by dad, grandpa, Uncle, or any special person who fits this role. Learn More.

Updated Contact information for PPL

Check out the updated contact information flyer for PPL.

Service 1st Board Member recognized as Volunteer of the Year by CrossState Credit Union Association

Steve Endress, who has served on Service 1st Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors for the last 25 years, was recognized as CrossState Credit Union Association’s 2024 Calvin H. Jackson Volunteer of the Year. Learn more.

Danville Memorial Park 2024 Concert Series happening Tuesdays

Bring your lawn chair and gather in Memorial Park for the annual Summer Concert Series, Tuesdays at 7 pm (til dusk) Rain Location: Grove Presbyterian Church. Stay up to date on performers and rain location changes here.

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 them with anyone you think might be interested.

Wilkes SBDC Director Celebrates 25 years with SBDC

Dorothy Lane recently celebrated 25 years of service with the Wilkes University SBDC! Starting as a training coordinator, she became a business consultant and now serves as our director. Recently named the Pennsylvania SBDC's Co-Director of the Year, Dorothy is passionate about helping small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in Northeastern Pennsylvania get the technical assistance they need to succeed. Congratulations Dorothy!

DCDC continues 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Snack N'Shop happening June 22 rain or shine at 1459 Bloom Rd. Danville, PA 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  More information here.

DBA Hosting Third Thursday

The next third Thursday will be happening June 20th in Danville. Enjoy an evening of shopping, food & drink specials, kids activities, and live music in Canal Park. Learn more.

Geisinger Medical Center road relocation project to begin in June

This June, Geisinger Medical Center will begin the first phase of its road relocation project on Medical Center Drive in front of the hospital. The roadwork will happen in multiple phases and is expected to be completed in early 2025. The work is expected to start Monday, June 3, weather permitting. Learn more.

Ready PA - When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors - June Edition 2024

June 2024 ReadyPA Newsletter is out now articles this month include Lightning Safety Awareness Week (When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!); Enjoy A Safe & Fun Filled Summer, and Hey Pet Parents! It's Pet Preparedness Month!

Pennsylvania College of Technology offers 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.

Construction and Maintenance Training Programs offered at CMAVTS

This workforce development opportunity is provided by Columbia County Commissioners in partnership with Community Strategies Group and funded by the COVID-19-ARPA, Whole-Home Repairs Program Funds.
This program is tuition-free for Residents of Columbia County. Training is provided by Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School. For more information and to register for a course, call 570-784-8040, extension 3320, and check out the course schedule here.

 Upcoming Bucknell SBDC Events

Chamber Members Partner on Cooking Classes

Chamber members Pure Health By Andrea and Shanty Secrets are partnering with Food for Thought on children's cooking/nutrition classes over the summer.  Happening every Wednesday starting June 12th with rotating locations and themes.  Reach out to Pure Health by Andrea or Shanty Secrets for more details.

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.

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.

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.

Bloomsburg Rotary Hosting 30th Annual Jeffrey H. Lewis Memorial "Kids Klassic"

Wednesday, August 14th will see the 30th Annual Jeffrey H. Lewis Memorial "Kids Klassic" at Frosty Valley Resort.  Learn more.

Community Giving Foundation partnering on a regional nonprofit Conference in October

Community Giving Foundation and First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) are thrilled to partner together to create Elevate2, a new regional nonprofit conference. The inaugural conference will be held on October 14-15, 2024, at Bucknell University in Lewisburg. More information is available online at

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