Thanks to the Prize Sponsors of the 2018 Chamber Golf Tournament

This is the third in a series of posts recognizing all of the valuable contributors that once again made the Chamber golf tournament a success in 2018. It is the continued support of these businesses and individuals that helps the Chamber fulfill its mission of offering programs and benefits to its members, giving its members a stronger voice in advocacy and being involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities.

Thanks to all of the organizations that donated prizes for this year’s golf tournament. These businesses provided goods and/or services for the winning teams and individuals and for the door prize raffle. The golf tournament would not be successful without the generous donations from these businesses. 

Art of Floating
Atlantic Broadband
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital
GordnerCoombs Insurance
The Inn, Farmhouse & Brewery at Turkey Hill
Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln
M&T Bank
McBride Memorial Library
Mill Race Golf & Camping Resort
Penn State World Campus
Quaker Steak & Lube
Rita’s Ice (Bloomsburg)
Rock God Brewing
Williamsport Crosscutters

Thanks to the Hole Sponsors of the 2018 Chamber Golf Tournament

This is the second in a series of posts recognizing all of the valuable contributors that once again helped make the annual Chamber golf tournament a success in 2018. It is the continued support of these businesses and individuals that helps the Chamber fulfill its mission of offering programs and benefits to its members, giving its members a stronger voice in advocacy and being involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities.

Thanks to the 20 hole sponsors of this year’s golf tournament.

3B Cleaning & Floorcare
Berwick Elks 1138
Bloomsburg Carpet
Bodnar Sales & Service
Central Susquehanna Community Foundation
Commonwealth Health – Berwick Hospital Center
Dan Meuser
Danville Child Development Center
First Keystone Community Bank
GordnerCoombs Insurance
Ken Pollock Ford Lincoln
North Branch Group/Thrivent Financial
North Shore Railroad
PenTeleData
Pine Barn Inn
Press Enterprise
Service 1st Federal Credit Union
Steph’s Subs
Walker’s Jewelers
Zimmer Insurance

Thanks to the Major Sponsors of the 2018 Chamber Golf Tournament

This is the first in a series of posts recognizing all of the valuable contributors that helped make the 2018 annual Chamber golf tournament a success once again. It is the continued support of these organizations and individuals that helps the Chamber fulfill its mission of offering programs and benefits to its members, giving its members a stronger voice in advocacy and being involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities. 

Thanks to the major sponsors of this year’s golf tournament:


Event Sponsor
Williams

 

 

 

 

Dinner Sponsor
Atlantic Broadband

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverage Sponsors
3B Cleaning & Floorcare

 

 

 

Safelite Auto Glass

 

 

 

 

 

Snack Sponsors
Central Susquehanna Community Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Columbia Bank & Trust

 

 

 

 

 

Hole-In-One Sponsor
Alexander Family Buick GMC Truck

How to Shop for Your Electricity

From PPL Electric Utilities

Once in a blue moon, things that sound too good to be true actually are true.

Like this: You may be able to pay less for electricity, in return for a few minutes of your time and attention. There’s no trick involved and no sacrifice: You don’t have to go without A/C in the summer or heat in the winter to save.

What’s the not-so-secret tip? Shop for your electricity supply.

You can buy the electricity for your home or business from a number of state-licensed suppliers, who offer a variety of prices and terms. This could save you money.

Or, if you take no action, PPL Electric Utilities will buy power for you and pass it along at no markup. We do our best to get a good price for you, but many suppliers sell power more cheaply. No matter which option you choose, PPL will bring the electricity to you safely and reliably over our delivery network.

All you really need to do to shop is visit PAPowerSwitch.com, a website operated by the state Public Utility Commission. The site lists PPL’s current price to compare, along with all the other current offers from state-licensed suppliers serving your area (If you don’t have a computer, you can call the PUC, which will send you a printout of the list).

Additionally, Columbia Montour Chamber members can utilize one of the Chamber’s affinity programs through ChamberChoice, which works with OnDemand Energy Solutions, the largest energy broker in Pennsylvania, to get the cheapest electricity generation rates for its customers. If you don’t have time to shop yourself, OnDemand has energy brokers that can shop for you with your permission and without any obligation to buy. OnDemand also recently enhanced its already numerous offerings for commercial customers through its acquisition by Kinect Energy back in January. Members of the Chamber staff can help facilitate this process for individual members, or interested members can contact energy consultant Cheryl Hefft at 717-575-4807 or email, and reference the Columbia Montour Chamber. 

You’ll need to take the time to carefully look at the offers from other suppliers. How long is the offer good for? Is the rate fixed, or is it variable – which means that it can change over the term of the contract? Is there a cancellation fee if you decide to end the contract before its term runs out?

If you find an offer that’s lower than PPL’s price to compare, and the terms of the offer suit you, you can start the process of switching suppliers right then and there. And that’s how you pay less for electricity.

At PPL Electric Utilities, we encourage customers to shop for their electricity supply. It can save you money. And shopping doesn’t hurt PPL financially, since the company doesn’t make any profit from the supply part of customers’ bills. In fact, many of our employees shop for their power. We’ll still be there to deliver the electricity, whenever you use it.

We also encourage you to consult PAPowerSwitch.com and know all your options before signing any electricity supply contract. If you’re contacted by a door-to-door solicitor, don’t be pressured into rushing into an agreement. Another company might have a better offer.

Finally, if you switched suppliers two or three years ago but haven’t looked at the market since, we encourage you to take a fresh look. There may be better deals available than the terms you are currently paying. For any and all questions about shopping, you can also visit our website at pplelectric.com/shopping.

About 45 percent of our customers shop for their electricity supply. As the season of air conditioning, pool pumps and high temperatures approaches, it’s worth giving some thought to joining them.

New Partnership Allows Employees of All Chamber Members, Spouses and Dependents Discount at Penn State World Campus

The Columbia Montour Chamber is pleased to announce a new partnership with one of its newest members, the Penn State World Campus, which will allow employees at all Chamber members, their spouses and legal dependents to receive a 5% off tuition through the Penn State World Campus, the online delivery unit of Penn State.

PSU World Campus works with PSU’s academic units and colleges to deliver more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certification programs to online learners around the world. The PSU World Campus specializes in serving adult learners, corporate partners and the military, and offers services exclusively for active service members and veterans. PSU World also offers several convenient payment options designed to take into account the varying financial situations of those interested in taking classes online, whether individuals or corporate entities on behalf of employees. 

“Of all of the issues that can challenge a business or organization, workforce development is the top issue that our members tell us about, no matter the size or type of organization,” said Columbia Montour Chamber president Fred Gaffney. “We are excited to add this additional option and benefit for those individuals or their employers that want and are able to invest in furthering their education, whether it’s for helping an employee gain some new knowledge to help them advance within their organization or helping out a son or daughter get some additional credits towards their degree, to everything in between.”

The Penn State World Campus joins Bloomsburg University, Luzerne County Community College and Penn College as members in the universities category. All of these institutions offer various educational and professional development programs for working professionals looking to further their careers. Visit the PSU World Campus partnership page for additional information about this new benefit for Chamber members.