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Member News ~ June 21, 2024

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The Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts Re-Opens Tonight

Join the Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts this weekend for their Re-opening.  Learn more.

B.I.D.A. meets with Federal, State, and Local Legislators

In early June BIDA met with Federal, State, and Local Legislators at their location in Berwick.  Learn more.

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.

PPL Offers Tips for Heat Wave

PPL Electric offers these tips for customers to save energy and money while still staying comfortable during extreme heat. Learn more.

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!

Commonwealth University Names Provost

Commonwealth University has announced the selection of Dr. Michelle Kiec as its next provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, effective July 15. Learn more.

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.

Berwick Teens Envision Bright Future for Community Through New Fund

The Community Giving Foundation: Berwick is excited to announce the creation of its first fund established by a group of local teen leaders. The Berwick Teen Center Youth Action Board Fund will support the mission, vision, and programs held by For the Cause’s Teen Center in Berwick. 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.

United Way Announces Sweepstakes Winner

As part of the Susquehanna Valley United Way’s Annual Campaign each year is the Give and WIN Sweepstakes, sponsored by Weis and PepsiCo, where qualifying donors are entered for a chance to win a two-minute shopping spree at a local Weis Markets. This year’s winner is Angela Wentz, who contributed through Geisinger’s payroll deduction.  Learn more.

Updated Contact information for PPL

Check out the updated contact information flyer for PPL.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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