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Information on Small Games of Chance

Posted on: April 1st, 2013

In 2012, the PA Legislature made several changes to the Small Games of Chance Act. As a result, non-profit groups, organizations and clubs with a Small Games of Chance license are required to track games and will be required to report to the Commonwealth starting in 2014 if proceeds exceed $2,500. With these changes, there have been many questions about the types of games that are legal and how to properly run games. The types of gambling authorized by the act are as follows:

1) Pull-tab games
2) Punchboards
3) Raffles
4) Daily drawings
5) Weekly drawings

In an effort to help groups understand the act, Representative David Millard sponsored a seminar in March, 2013. Sgt. Jeff McGinnis from the Pennsylvania State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement was present to provide information and answer questions. Thanks to MetroCast Channel 10 and Doug Farley, video of Sgt. McGinnis’ presentation is available on the Audio & Video page.

Congratulations to All the Chamber Award Recipients

Posted on: February 14th, 2013

The 2013 Annual Dinner , sponsored by PPL Corporation, was held at the Rolling Pines Golf Course last Thursday, February 7th. This year’s event was the most highly attended Annual Dinner to date with 250 people in attendance.

The Chamber elected board members and honored the service of Rudy Singh, who has served on the board for 8 years. We also reviewed the activities of the past year and previewed the year ahead.

Each year the Chamber recognizes businesses and an individual that go above and beyond in the community. We presented 5 awards this year to deserving members of the Chamber:

Small Business of the Year, Old Forge Brewing Company

Business Longevity, Al’s Men’s Shop

Large Business of the Year, Berwick Offray LLC

Community Progress, Turkey Hill Brew Pub

Outstanding Citizen, Bette Grey of Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine

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For more pictures of the Annual Dinner and Awards visit the Chamber’s Facebook Page.

Thank you again to all of those that attended this great event and if you weren’t able to make it we hope to see you next year!

A big thank you to the businesses that chose to sponsor the Annual Meeting and Awards.

EVENT SPONSOR:

PPL Corporation

AWARDS:

Outstanding Citizen of the Year- Berwick Industrial Development Association Small Business of the Year- First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. Large Business of the Year- Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth Community Progress- Berwick Hospital Center

HOSPITALITY:

United Water Pennsylvania , Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, InnoTek Computer Consulting, MetroCast Business Services, Geisinger Health Plan

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Posted on: January 11th, 2013

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Posted on: January 10th, 2013

Berwick Travel Advisory

Posted on: August 24th, 2012

Berwick Route 11 Construction Update

Below is the schedule for planned construction on Route 11 in Berwick next week.

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 26 at midnight the contractor will begin Stage 3B on Front Street (Route 11 NB) between Oak and Mulberry streets. Work will be performed around-the-clock and is expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. 31, weather permitting.

Work will consist of closing the right lane, excavating, placing sub-base material and paving. During this time, traffic will be restricted to a single lane and intermittently stopped by flagger personnel to allow for dump trucks to be loaded. All businesses will remain accessible to their customers.

On Monday evening, Aug. 27, the contractor will also begin placing the final wearing course of pavement on Second Street (Route 11 SB) between Lasalle and Vine Streets. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane. Paving in this area will occur throughout the week.

The traveling public is reminded to slow down while driving through these areas and to stay alert for dump trucks entering and exiting the work zone.

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