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Berwick Businesses Asked for Input on Signage

The committee for Berwick, The Next Step continues to meet twice a month to enhance the downtown for the benefit of the entire community. The committee is working on a number of recommendations in the Building a Better Berwick report, which is available online. One of the recommendations is updating the Borough’s signage ordinance, to allow…

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Business Program is a Great Opportunity for Local Students

From Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week Note: The Chamber is hosting a free informational breakfast for those businesses, students and parents that may be interested in learning more about this program on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 a.m. at the Greenly Center, 50 East Main St., Bloomsburg (learn more). There is an award-winning summer economics education…

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Leadership Central Penn Goes to Court

Leadership Central Penn (LCP) wrapped up 2018 with a trip to the Columbia County Courthouse to learn about the law.  The Hon. Judge James graciously hosted the class for a morning session on the three types of law, the structure of Pennsylvania’s judicial system and his presentation, “The Cost of Justice.” The morning started with…

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Chamber Foundation Extends Thanks for Support of Educational Improvement Programs in Workforce Development

The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following Chamber members for their support of its educational improvement programs in workforce development: First Columbia Bank & Trust First Keystone Community Bank PPL Electric Utilities UGI Funds were received through the PA Department of Community & Economic Development’s EITC program. …

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Winter Weather Travel Tips

From rabbittransit Plan Ahead: Extreme winter weather may cause delays in paratransit service, so please plan ahead and allow extra time for travel. This is especially important if you’re making a new trip or one you are not completely familiar with. If you need to update a standing ride or cancel a trip, call our…

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Mobility Often Taken for Granted

From rabbittransit Often, many people take for granted the ability to travel to everyday locations — a place to buy milk, receive an immunization, maintain employment or learn the alphabet. Without these connections, individuals cannot provide for their basic needs or dare to explore opportunities for their future. 3P Ride is a nonprofit organization dedicated…

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Bloomsburg Ordinance Change Seeks to Increase Parking Availability

Bloomsburg Town Council recently approved an amendment to its zoning ordinance with a goal of increasing the amount of public parking available for people who visit and work in the downtown. The changes, approved by Council at its December 10th meeting, require that any new residential development in the downtown commercial district provide private parking.…

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Many Help to Make the Season Bright

By Tim Wagner, chair, Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. board and Fred Gaffney, president, Columbia Montour Chamber; Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. board member This holiday season kicked off with a number of tremendous events to bring people to Bloomsburg. Holiday traditions continued while some new events were added. The board of Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. (DBI) wishes to thank all of…

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Shopping for the Holidays

Attention senior holiday shoppers! rabbittransit’s paratransit service can help you visit your favorite shops this season. Senior Citizens who are 65 years of age or older are eligible for paratransit, often referred to as “shared ride,” which is bus service providing trips that are grouped together between multiple customers. Paratransit offers door-to-door service. Most shared ride…

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