Entries by Fred Gaffney

Budget Proposal Doesn’t Offer Real Solutions for Pension Crisis

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Last Tuesday, March 3, Gov. Tom Wolf gave his first budget address before a joint session of the General Assembly. The plan calls for nearly $34 billion in total spending for the 2015-16 fiscal year, an increase of 16 percent over the current year’s spending. Most concerning to […]

Member Spotlight

The original Gordner Insurance Agency was founded by Glenn Gordner, former mayor of Millville, in 1956. When he passed away in 1989, Donna Coombs, the current owner, purchased the agency. In 2007, she incorporated the agency as GordnerCoombs Insurance Inc. and recommitted to providing quality insurance service and products. GordnerCoombs Insurance prides themselves on being a […]

Dine to Donate to United Way of Columbia County

Local restaurants are stepping up to support their community by contributing a portion of sales to the United Way of Columbia County. Each restaurant will contribute 10-15% of meals (excluding alcohol) purchased at their establishments on various dates through March 11; no coupon is needed to participate. Upcoming events include: Place: Turkey Hill Brewing Company […]

PA Chamber Responds to Renewed Calls for Minimum Wage Increase

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Last week, the PA Chamber spoke out against a renewed attempt by proponents to impose mandatory wage hikes on employers. The “Raise the Wage” coalition marched to the state Capitol to voice support for legislation that would force employers to pay workers as high as $15 an hour, […]

Destination Blues Heating Up Our Area This Weekend

On February 6th, 7th and 8th, Columbia & Montour counties will heat up with the second annual Destination Blues Music Festival, “Your Winter Blues Heaven on Route 11.”  This event is presented by the Moose Exchange and Downtown Bloomsburg Inc. Friday’s activities expand this year from the four area brew pubs (Old Forge in Danville, […]