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Main Street Act Supports Employee Ownership

From PA Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO) Note: The Columbia Montour Chamber, in partnership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber, the Bucknell SBDC, and PA CareerLink Columbia/Montour Counties, will present a free breakfast seminar on Tuesday, April 30, from 8-9 a.m. about the benefits of and converting to employee ownership.  In August of last year,…

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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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Email Safety Tips – A Must Read for Every Employee

From MePush See original article from MePush website. EMAIL IS THE #1 THREAT Hi, this is Andy Gritzer with MePush.  I just wanted to send out an email to assist with email safety. Unfortunately, email has become the biggest concern regarding virus related incidents.  While there are measures in place to catch most viruses (spam…

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Reference-Based Pricing: A Unique Self-Insured Option for Employers

From ChamberChoice and Smart Business Pittsburgh It’s no secret that health care pricing varies widely and has a direct impact to the bottom line for employers of all types and sizes. As health care costs continue to increase, employers have sought innovative and creative strategies to lower expenses. One strategy, which has gained momentum, is referenced-based pricing (RBP).…

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Are You an Applicable Large Employer?

From ChamberChoice An employer who employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees per month during the prior calendar year is an applicable large employer (ALE) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) purposes. ALE status must be determined each year, and ALEs are subject to the ACA employer shared responsibility and information reporting provisions for offers of minimum…

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New certificate from Penn State targets improving business strategy

From Penn State World Campus Note: Employees of all Columbia Montour Chamber members, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 5% discount on tuition through the PSU World Campus.  A new graduate-level certificate from Penn State can help managers and leaders improve their organizations through business architecture, a growing practice that bridges business strategy with tactical…

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Chamber and Chamber Foundation to Host PA Free Enterprise Week Information Session

Over the past 21 years, the Columbia Montour Chamber and its members have been supporters of the Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW).  This unique educational summer program provides students from across the state the unique opportunity to learn about business and manufacturing.  Thanks to continued generous support of Chamber members through The Foundation of the…

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Preparing for Windows 7 End of Life

From MePush January 14, 2020.  Why is this date important? That is the date that Microsoft has listed as the “End of Extended Support” for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2.  This is important to note because of the the security risks that become extremely severe after support is dropped. The dropping of support from Microsoft…

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