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U.S Chamber: Main Street Businesses Face 2025 Tax Hike Threat

U.S Chamber: Main Street Businesses Face 2025 Tax Hike Threat Source: US Chamber In 2017, Congress passed a permanent reduction to the corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. To ensure that pass-through businesses like sole proprietorships, partnerships, and S corporations (i.e., the overwhelming majority…

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The New Tipping Culture and the Effects on Consumer Behavior & Business

The New Tipping Culture and the Effects on Consumer Behavior & Business New tipping culture prompts questions and confusion about gratuity habits. Tipping opportunities have increased, but readiness to tip has decreased. Inflation and confusion contribute to tipping reluctance. Tipping fatigue negatively affects workers who rely on tips. Businesses can address the issue by educating…

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Member News – February 14, 2024

Member News – February 14, 2024 Seed Grant Award Announcement Columbia County Placemaking Initiative has announced two seed grant awardees in Berwick! 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…

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Member News – February 7, 2024

Member News – February 7, 2024 Wondering How to get to the Chamber Now that we have moved? Check out this video! Service Electric Cablevision Continues Fiber to Home Deployments Service Electric Cablevision, is excited to announce it has completed deploying Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) to residents in a Columbia County network expansion area in Mount Pleasant…

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Unlocking Productivity: The Case for a Four-Day Work Week

Unlocking Productivity: The Case for a Four-Day Work Week   The four day work week is a trend that supports that productivity and revenue are possible with a shorter work week Small businesses may experience greater impact because they can integrate changes more swiftly Staff creativity and innovation flourish under reduced hours, improving talent retention…

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Member News – January 31, 2024

Member News – January 31, 2024 Non-Profits Serving Columbia County Invited to Open House The Partners and Tenants of The Hub at Mulberry are inviting non-profits serving Columbia County to an open house on February 1st from 4:30 – 6:30.  The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres, tours, and the opportunity to learn how to…

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Ensuring Growth of Middle Managers is Crucial for a Flourishing Workplace

Ensuring Growth of Middle Managers is Crucial for a Flourishing Workplace Upskilling middle managers can lead to better productivity and performance. Foster a culture of learning and development through upskilling. Improve decision-making and problem-solving abilities through professional development opportunities. Investing in the growth of middle managers can attract and retain top talent. Keeping pace with…

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