Entries by Fred Gaffney

Member Spotlight

John H. Sykes founded Sykes Enterprises, Inc. in 1977 as a small technical engineering firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s initial purpose was to provide design and engineering services to Fortune 500 companies. Business was strong and the firm grew rapidly. The company expanded into New York in 1983 and Colorado in 1985. By […]

Save the Date for Breakfast with Congressman Barletta

Learn more about current legislation that could affect your business at a Legislative Breakfast with Congressman Lou Barletta on Thursday, August 27 at 8 a.m. at the Greenly Center 50 E. Main Street, Bloomsburg. During this Chamber and Visitors Bureau sponsored event you will meet the person representing your business in Washington. The cost for Chamber members […]

Chamber Insurance Program Pays Back Members

Over the last three years, Chamber members have received $131,397 in dividends on their business insurance through Penn National Insurance. This year, nearly two dozen participating members received over $36,000 in combined dividend checks. Dividends earned are based on the total group premium and claims experience of eligible lines. As the program grows, so does […]

Background Check Clarifications Now Law

From PA Representative David Millard Clarifications to the state’s new law regarding background clearances for employees and volunteers who have direct and routine contact with children are now law. House Bill 1276 was recently signed into law, bringing more clarity to Act 153 of 2014, which requires additional and periodic background checks for both employees […]

Revitalization Campaign Underway for Downtown Bloomsburg

Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. (DBI), is a non-profit subsidiary of the Chamber dedicated to making Bloomsburg a regional hotspot to shop, dine, live, and visit. Bloomsburg was recently ranked 4th among the best communities to live in Pennsylvania by the website Niche.com.  To be successful, the organization needs the help of local businesses and residents. The […]