Member News – November 22, 2017

Member News

  • Longstanding local retail floral owner Todd D. Wagner enthusiastically announced the acquisition of the assets of Ralph Dillon’s Flowers on Nov. 13. Dillon’s customer base both locally and out of the area will be serviced by Bloomsburg Floral and Berwick Floral from the headquarters at 201 W. 2nd St., Berwick.After the passing of Ralph Dillon, Jr. earlier this year, the retail location of Ralph Dillon’s Flowers at 254 East St., Bloomsburg, was closed as they searched for a potential buyer or partner to continue the operation. Effective Nov. 13, an agreement was reached with Dillon’s family giving Wagner the authority to service all existing customers of the operation.Ralph Dillon’s Flowers was an institution in Bloomsburg for decades and served their customer base with quality products and outstanding customer service. Wagner entered the retail floral business in 1996 with the purchase of Bloomsburg Floral Center and then acquired Berwick Floral Center and The Flower Station in Benton. In 2013, Wagner expanded his Berwick operation with the purchase of the Nardi Funeral Home building at 201 W. 2nd St., Berwick, where he opened The Shoppes at Woodin Place, which houses his floral and gift establishment, Autumn’s Haven, Suntex Dry Cleaners and a host of other consignment vendors. Berwick Floral hosted a Chamber Business After Hours last week. 

 

  • Secret Agent 23 Skodoo will bring its unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

    The performance is free and tickets are not required. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Train, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre. This Grammy-winning artist combines the excitement of hip-hop with the magical world of childhood. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following. His latest album, Infinity Plus One, took home the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album of the Year. 

 

 

  • Dr. David Hamilton of Hamilton Dental Care and president of the The Jubilate Choir and Orchestra, is pleased to announce The Jubilate Choir and Orchestra’s Annual Christmas Concert, A Holy Night of Angels, will be on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. The choir and orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Alan J. Hack, is made up of community singers and instrumentalists along with Mrs. Kathy George accompanying on the piano. It invites all to join them at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 123 Market St., Bloomsburg for this exciting concert, a high point of the Christmas season celebration in our area!

Members Enjoy Homey Atmosphere at Berwick Floral & Gift Business After Hours

Chambers members had an opportunity to check out the numerous floral and gift offerings from Berwick Floral & Gift at the first of two Business After Hours in November this past Wednesday, Nov. 15. Attendees enjoyed a warm fire on what a chilly night outside and a very homey atmosphere at Berwick Floral & Gift’s retail shop, located in the Shoppes at Woodin Place in downtown Berwick. Members also had the opportunity to network while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine, as well as beer from fellow Chamber member Berwick Brewing Company. All attendees also took home a gift bag courtesy of Berwick Floral & Gift, which offers flowers for all occasions, including holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, anniversaries, congratulations, get well, sympathy, weddings and much more. They also offer a full assortment of various arts, crafts, antiques and other decor for homes and businesses. 

Business After Hours provide regular opportunities to build business relationships while learning about the services offered by other Chamber members. The next Business After Hours will be held at Bason Coffee Roasting, located at 14 Rear East Mahoning St., Danville, on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

 

Welcome LCBC Church

More than 400 businesses and organizations belong to the Chamber to receive benefits and support efforts to strengthen their businesses and our region. Increased membership allows us to offer additional programs and benefits, have a stronger voice in advocacy and be involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities. The Chamber welcomes its newest member, LCBC Church, to help us fulfill our mission.

Founded in 1986 in the Lancaster, Pa. area, LCBC Church is a non-denominational multi-site Christian church that has 11 campuses in the eastern part of Pennsylvania. The Columbia-Montour campus, located at 2421 Columbia Blvd. (Rt. 11), Bloomsburg, was launched in 2015, and earlier this year, moved into its new campus in the old Giant on Rt. 11 in Bloomsburg. It offers four separate worship services each week – Saturdays at 6:15 p.m., Sundays at 9:30 & 11 a.m., and Mondays at 6:30 p.m. It offers programs and worship services for people of all ages, from newborns/infants up through adults, and its members also aim to be active in the community. For more information, visit its website, call 570-784-2132 or email

Member News – November 15, 2017

Member News

  • State Rep. Dave Millard will host his third annual Veterans Expo this Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. – noon at Central Columbia High School, located at 4777 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. Exhibitors with veteran-related information will be available. 

 

  • The Bloomsburg Municipal Airport, which is operated by the Bloomsburg Municipal Authority, will hold a Fly-In/Drive-In/Walk-In Breakfast this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. – noon at its location at 301 Airport Rd., Bloomsburg. The event is free and open to the public, however donations are suggested. It will feature both pumpkin and plain pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham and more. 

 

  • Co., a social and professional networking group that is run by the United Way of Columbia and Montour County, will host a dodgeball tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Bloomsburg Area YMCA. Co. was founded to give area residents the opportunity to take advantage of all the great things this area has to offer. This group is for everyone, which means any age, ability, or area of residence. It holds multiple events each month. For more information about Co., including future events, visit its Facebook page

 

  • Secret Agent 23 Skodoo will bring its unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

    Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

    The performance is free and tickets are not required. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Train, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre. This Grammy-winning artist combines the excitement of hip-hop with the magical world of childhood. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following. His latest album, Infinity Plus One, took home the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album of the Year. 

 

 

  • Dr. David Hamilton of Hamilton Dental Care and president of the The Jubilate Choir and Orchestra, is pleased to announce The Jubilate Choir and Orchestra’s Annual Christmas Concert, A Holy Night of Angels, will be on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. The choir and orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Alan J. Hack, is made up of community singers and instrumentalists along with Mrs. Kathy George accompanying on the piano. It invites all to join them at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 123 Market St., Bloomsburg for this exciting concert, a high point of the Christmas season celebration in our area!

Future Careers Expo Helps Students Explore Career Options

Middle and high school students from the region and their parents explored career options at the 3rd Future Careers Expo held Thursday, Nov. 9 at Bloomsburg University. Nearly 40 employers and education providers were on hand to talk to young people about opportunities that exist in our area. The event was held in the evening at the Kehr Union so that parents could be part of the conversation.

The event is a partnership between the Bloomsburg University STEM Magnet program and the Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber, and was supported by the Arconic Foundation and Williams. The Foundation works to support area employers through workforce development initiatives. In addition to this Expo, programs such as School Counts, Classroom on Main Street, and The Leader in Me develop employability skills in young people and provide exposure to a wide variety of career options.

Among the participating employer and education providers were Chamber members Arconic/Kawneer Company, Bloomsburg University, Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School, First Columbia Bank, First Keystone Community Bank, Geisinger, Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community, McTish, Kunkel & Associates, PA CareerLink Columbia/Montour Counties, Pennsylvania College of Technology, PPL Electric Utilities, SEKISUI SPI, Susquehanna Nuclear/Talen Energy and Williams