Entries by Fred Gaffney

Have Fun with Friends and Family at the Renaissance Jamboree

Rain or shine, thousands of visitors will fill the streets of historic downtown Bloomsburg for the Renaissance Jamboree. This festival has something for everyone, free entertainment, games, food stands, and hundreds of art and craft vendors. The Jamboree is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and parking is available at the Fairgrounds. There will be […]

The 71st Annual Membership Dinner & Awards: A Great Success!

Member businesses and individuals of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce were recognized during the organization’s 71st Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 2nd.  The event was held at Rolling Pines Golf Course & Banquet Facility in Berwick, and was sponsored by PPL Corporation.  More than 190 people attended the dinner meeting which celebrated outstanding member […]

The Road to Recovery: We Can All Play a Role

By Fred Gaffney, President The impacts of the flooding in our area will be felt for weeks, months, and, likely, years. Thousands of people were displaced from their homes, with many wondering where their next home will be. Roads, bridges, and other infrastructure is being repaired. Businesses, parks, and other public places have been decimated. […]

NLRB Unionization Posting Rule Takes Effect

Rule fails to describe consequences of exercising the rights to unionize. From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule requiring most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights to form, join or assist a union and engage in collective bargaining. The rule takes effect […]

Chamber Launches Business Connect, Brings Businesses to Consumers

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce is offering local consumers a new way to shop for services. As part of a recently completed website renovation, The Chamber’s site has incorporated Business Connect, an on-line service that makes it easier for shoppers to request information on products or services from local merchants. Business Connect offers a […]