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Addressing the Shift in Workplace Dynamics…Change is Good

Addressing the Shift in Workplace Dynamics…Change is Good It’s quite evident that the past few years have seen drastic shifts in the country’s workplace environment. For many people, changes in the workplace can create stress and discomfort as they are required to vacate the norms and practices long held to attempt new ways of working…

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Columbia County Dealing With Urgent Issues

Columbia County Dealing With Urgent Issues Columbia County is dealing with increasing substance use and behavioral health issues among residents and addressing long-term flooding risks to communities while managing costs for businesses and property-owners. The Commissioners have also invested COVID relief funds into workforce programs to support employers with critical workforce needs. Commissioner Rich Ridgway…

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Pandemic with a Pandemic

Pandemic with a Pandemic Source: Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association News Drug and alcohol abuse soars with COVID-19 The pandemic led to mass layoffs, isolation, and poor mental health. It became a perfect environment for drug and alcohol abuse. Americans turned to drugs and alcohol in shocking numbers, consider the following findings: Drug overdose deaths topped…

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THESE FIVE FACTS SHOW HOW BADLY INFLATION IS HURTING SMALL BUSINESS

THESE FIVE FACTS SHOW HOW BADLY INFLATION IS HURTING SMALL BUSINESS Source This quarter, the MetLife and U.S. Chamber Small Business Index found that small businesses’ concern about inflation has reached the highest level since Q3 of last year. Here are five data points from this quarter’s report that show how inflation is hurting small business owners.…

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Member News – September 28, 2022

Member News – September 28, 2022 Press Enterprise Announces 2022 Fair Food Favorites Contest Wild for Salmon Shares Fair-Style Salmon Mac & Cheese Recipe Inspired by their trips to the Bloomsburg Fair, you’re going to want to put this in your recipe book. The Bloomsburg Public Library Strategic Planning Survey The library needs your help…

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Welcome New Member – Troop 47 Trading Company

Welcome New Member – Troop 47 Trading Company   An artisan boutique specializing in hand-poured, clean-burning candles, specialty gifts, and everyday essentials, Troop 47 Trading Company is named in honor of the Scouting and leadership legacy of owner Annie McCarty’s dad, Jim. Products with the Troop 47 Trading Co. brand are handmade with the highest…

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Member News – September 21, 2022

Member News – September 21, 2022 The 167th Bloomsburg Fair Kicks Off Friday! Chamber members will be out in force at the Fair.  This week, the Chamber will be checking in with member businesses and sharing on social media about their offerings.  Will we see you there?  Here’s the full schedule!     Introducing the…

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Construction Detour Continues in Bloomsburg

Construction Detour Continues in Bloomsburg On September 19, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued the following update regarding construction projects in Bloomsburg: Montoursville, PA – Construction on the Route 11 / 487 project in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, continues this week.  The roadwork improvement project will continue near the intersection of Sixth Street / Columbia Boulevard…

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Hayride Attractions & Amusement Rides Webinar

Hayride Attractions & Amusement Rides Webinar On March 5, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Ride & Measurements Standards division established a variance from the requirement that an owner of a “hayride attraction” must comply with specific provisions of the Amusement Ride Inspection Act and its attendant regulations. The Department of Agriculture has, since 1986, had…

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