Columbia Montour Chamber Year in Review: Top 25 Stories of 2017

What do block party in Bloomsburg, the Montour County readdressing, essential oils and 2017 new member Just a Drop, the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline, Leadership Central Penn, and Geisinger’s fresh food pharmacy all have in common? 

Stories about these subjects were among some of the top 25 most read stories on the Chamber website during 2017. 

Listed below are the 25 stories on the Chamber website that received the most web traffic during 2017 (through Dec. 27). Overall, web traffic to the Chamber’s website increased by more than 25% in 2017 from 2016. We hope you, our members and other readers of our website, enjoy the broad and diverse content we have brought you this year. We are looking forward to 2018 and another year of bringing our members and the public, information of relevance to their businesses, organizations and our community. 

1. Annual Block Party This Weekend in Bloomsburg (From April 21 and featuring Bloomsburg University and the Town of Bloomsburg)

2. Montour County Readdressing to Begin in June (From May 16 and featuring Montour County)

3. Essential Oils 101 (From Aug. 27 and featuring Just a Drop)

4. Construction of Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Gets Underway (From Oct. 13 and featuring Williams)

5. Renaissance Parking Regulations (From April 28 and featuring Town of Bloomsburg)

6. Welcome Just a Drop Essential Oil (From June 19 and featuring Just a Drop)

7. Leadership Central Penn Class Celebrates Graduation (From May 25 and featuring Frosty Valley Country Club, Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, PPL Electric Utilities, The Women’s Center, Camp Victory, Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center, Welch Performance Consulting, Autoneum, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, Geisinger, First Keystone Community Bank, Bloomsburg University, Girton Manufacturing, Kawneer, First Columbia Bank and Columbia Child Development Program)

8. Geisinger Fresh Food Pharmacy Making a Difference for Diabetes Patients (From Sept. 7 and featuring Geisinger)

9. Bloomsburg University Students Move Into Soltz Hall (From Aug. 24 and featuring Bloomsburg University)

10. Pipeline Project Expected to Boost Local Economy (From May 23 and featuring Williams)

11. Expanded Maternity Center Opens at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital (From June 23 and featuring Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital)

12. Summer Town Gown Report Contains Assessment of 2017 Block Party (From Aug. 14 and featuring Bloomsburg University and Town of Bloomsburg, and the 2017 summer report from the Bloomsburg Town/Gown Relations Committee)

13. Chamber Renews Call to Bloomsburg Council for More Information (From Oct. 15 and featuring Town of Bloomsburg)

14. Bloomsburg Nationals Will Result in Main Street Closure Aug. 10 (From Aug. 1 and featuring Bloomsburg Nationals and Quaker Steak & Lube)

15. Member News – April 26, 2017 (From April 26 and featuring Wesley United Methodist Church, Planet Fitness, Columbia Mall, Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Pine Barn Inn, Geisinger, First Columbia Bank and Bloomsburg University)

16. Bashar Hanna Named Bloomsburg University’s 19th President (From May 22 and featuring Bloomsburg University)

17. PA Senate Passes $600 Million Tax Increase Package (From Aug. 1 and the PA Chamber of Business & Industry)

18. EITC & OSTC Approval Letters Being Released by PA Department of Community and Economic Development (From Oct. 16)

19. Welcome LCBC Church (From Nov. 16 and featuring LCBC Church)

20. Downtown Incubator Seeking Office Equipment (From May 30 and featuring Downtown Bloomsburg Inc.)

21. Renaissance Jamboree This Saturday (From April 25 and featuring Bloomsburg University, Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. and Town of Bloomsburg)

22. Do Not Reboot Your Computer – Broken Windows Update (From Oct. 16 and featuring MePush)

23. New Addresses in Montour County Expected to Roll Out in Early July (From July 1 and featuring Montour County, Danville Borough and Riverside Borough)

24. ChamberChoice Offers Free Three-Part Webinar on Health Insurance Cost Reduction Strategies (From June 10 and featuring ChamberChoice)

25. Central Columbia School District to Host Open House For Career Pathway Program (From Aug. 6 and featuring Central Columbia School District)