Fireworks Display Schedule for Fourth of July Weekend

Red, white and blue, the Fourth of July holiday means fun and fireworks to so many families in the area. Fireworks will soon be lighting up the night sky around the Columbia and Montour counties. Below you will find the schedule for the display of fireworks in the area:

  • 7/2 – Berwick, Crispin Field, 9:00 p.m.
  • 7/4 – Bloomsburg, Bloomsburg Fair Grounds, 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
  • 7/4 – Millville, Millville Little League, 10:00 p.m.
  • 7/9 – Millville, Millville Community Park, 10:00 p.m.

DTB Horizons Joins The Chamber of Commerce

DTB Horizons (Determined to Be) Professional Coaching Services is the newest member of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce.

Have you ever wanted to find an expert who understands where you are and who understands how to help you get to where you want to go? Then Lenora Edwards and DTB Horizons is your place to go to. Lenora specializes in helping people achieve the things they want in life by releasing the things that are holding them back.  

Lenora works with people who want to improve something(s) about themselves or in their life. Whether you want to:

  • Release excess weight
  • Stop drinking/drug use
  • Resolve emotional pain (i.e. anger, guilt, sadness)
  • More satisfying relationships
  • More money
  • A positive mindset
  • Improved performance
  • Resolving traumatic experiences and/or PTSD.
  • To feel better in their body.

You can visit www.dtbhorizons.com for more information, or reach out to Lenora via email at [email protected]

DTB Horizons joins over 400 members of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce to receive benefits and support the Chamber’s efforts to enhance the region.

Member News – June 22, 2022

Montour Preserve 50th Anniversary Celebrated

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Montour Preserve on Sunday, June 19th with a cookout, family activities, a short program, and music from Van Wagner. The Preserve was developed in conjunction with PPL’s construction of the Montour power plant. As part of the program, MARC Executive Director Bob Stoudt recognized retirees from PPL Montour, as well as MARC staff.

MARC took over management of the Preserve in 2015 through a $1/year lease agreement with Talen Energy, after PPL sold its generation facilities. Stoudt thanked Talen Energy as well as the Montour County Commissioners, Senator John Gordner, and Representative Linda Schlegel-Culver, for their support for ongoing Preserve operations and maintenance. Talen is currently in the process of converting the power plant to natural gas fired, which will help ensure the maintenance of the Preserve.


Berwick Health and Wellness Awards the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Funds for STEM Programs

The Community Giving Foundation’s Berwick Health and Wellness Fund recently awarded the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum $13,500 to run STEM programming in the fund’s service area. 

As stated on their website, the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund is the largest charitable fund of the Community Giving Foundation. Its mission is to select, identify, and invest in programs and projects that improve the health and welfare of Berwick and the surrounding area—impacting the community’s overall well-being, growth, and success.

“The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is proud to serve children, not only in Bloomsburg but all throughout Columbia and Luzerne county by providing mobile programs,” Dr. Ginny Weibel, Museum Director said. “We are very grateful to the Board of the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund for recognizing the positive impact our programs have on our community. This grant allows us to continue to run free STEM programs with partner organizations in Berwick and Benton and seek new partners in the fund’s target communities.”  

The Museum has previously offered classes such as Intro to 3D Printing at the For the Cause Berwick Teen Center, Simple Circuits at Benton Middle School, digital animation, and digital arts programs at the N4Cs Center, and provided take-away STEM kits to the McBride Library.


Come Help AGAPE Celebrate w/ Open House This Saturday

Guests will be able to tour the building and fellowship at their own leisure. The open house will be from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 851 Railroad Street in Bloomsburg. Click here to register.

“It is our great pleasure to invite you to this open house to demonstrate how God has showered his blessings upon the AGAPE ministry and his guidance and direction about how we can continue to improve our service to the brothers and sisters of our community. Please come as you are and bring a friend.” said AGAPE in an official statement.

Chamber Celebrates Summerhill Financial Coaching w/ Ribbon-Cutting

On Tuesday evening, The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce was proud to hold a ribbon-cutting in Berwick for Summerhill Financial Coaching — Janet Hunsinger. Hunsinger is a certified financial coach with Ramsey Solutions. “There are so many people out in the community that need help,” said Hunsinger. “This drastically changed our lives. I went through training at Ramsey Solutions and became a coach. I went to the Master’s training program and the boot camp. It’s so rewarding and life-changing.”

The Chamber and Janet’s family were joined by Tim Burke, Berwick’s Mayor, Dave Kovach, Columbia County Commissioner, Jeff Cerminaro of Walker’s Jewelers, and Michelle Boone of Press Enterprise.

Janet and Summerhill Financial Coaching provides one-on-one guidance for cash flow planning, paying off debt, buying a home or car, college planning, building wealth, charitable giving, and saving for retirement.

Dividend Declared for the ChamberChoice Business Insurance Program

Chambers of Commerce Service Corporation (CCSC) is pleased to announce that Penn National Insurance has declared a 5% dividend for the ChamberChoice Business Insurance program. Members, who placed their insurance coverage with Penn National Insurance during the 2020/2021program year and remained active chamber members and policyholders through the end of the program year, will receive a dividend check during the month of June. This year’s dividend totaled over $1.16 million. Over the past 10 years, Penn National Insurance has returned an average of 6%in dividends each year, and an aggregate total of $12.2 million to the business community.

The ChamberChoice Business Insurance program is just one of many benefits that CCSC offers its member chambers. The partnership between Penn National Insurance and CCSC was designed to provide a value-added membership benefit that would help Chambers attract and retain members.

An important aspect of this group insurance program is preventing loss and controlling claims costs. Because dividends are based on the group’s collective loss experience, a business that may have had a significant loss may still be eligible to receive a dividend.

The program is sold exclusively through local, independent agents who can offer chamber members a variety of coverages and pricing on property and casualty insurance, including business owners, commercial auto, property, general liability, inland marine and workers’ compensation. Dividends are paid on all of these coverages. In addition, through safety consulting, Penn National Insurance and local independent insurance agencies encourage member businesses to develop safety practices to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries.

Contact the Chamber for a list of members that represent Penn National to learn if you can save through this program.