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, Columbia County, to help us fulfill our mission.
Previously a member that the Chamber is happy to welcome back, Columbia County employs over 300 (combined full and part-time employees). Its three current commissioners are Chris Young, Rich Ridgway, and David Kovach, who were all elected in 2015 and are currently serving four-year terms. Columbia County was formed in 1813 and is named after the poem Hail Columbia by Joseph Hopkinson. This poem celebrates America and uses the word “Columbia,” which was used by Europeans and Americans to describe the New World, specifically the United States, and which alludes to Christopher Columbus. Columbia County has a population of approximately 67,000, which ranks 39th among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. For more information, visit Columbia County’s website.