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- Profile Coffee and Roasters will be hosting several other local small businesses at its coffee shop, located at 185 S. Market St., Elysburg, for a Small Business Saturday shop local event on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. There is no cost to attend. There will be 8-10 craft vendors and other small businesses featured.
- During September, a number of local businesses, organizations and communities, coordinated by Service 1st Federal Credit Union, joined together to “Go Gold,” raising awareness about pediatric cancer and $20,000 to support the ThinkBIG® Pediatric Cancer Fund, which is dedicated to minimizing the stress families battling pediatric cancer experience by providing financial support for everyday cost of living expenses and unpaid medical bills.
In 2015, Woody Wolfe approached Old Forge Brewing Company and Service 1st Federal Credit Union and asked, “Why not go gold?” Going Gold soon grew into a month-long awareness effort. Last year, events were held in Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg. This year’s initiative expanded to include the communities of Mifflinburg, Shamokin, Watsontown, and Williamsport. Businesses involved in Going Gold 2018 included: Brendan’s Towne Tavern, Lewisburg; Brewser’s SportsGrille, Shamokin; Bull Run Tap House, Lewisburg; Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House, Williamsport; Heart to Hand Ministries; Marley’s Brewery & Grille, Bloomsburg; Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville; Rivals, Williamsport; Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Mifflinburg; Service 1st Federal Credit Union; The Stonehouse, Williamsport; Watson Inn, Watsontown; West End Ale Haus, Bloomsburg; and 505, Williamsport. Many of the events featured this year’s Gold Dust Pale Ale, brewed by Marley’s Brewery & Grille, Bloomsburg and Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville. $1 per pint of the pale ale was donated to Going Gold. Rusty Rail Brewing Company donated $1 per goblet of their Fool’s Gold to benefit ThinkBIG® as well.
- Pretty Petals & Gifts by Susan, located at 158 East 9th St., Bloomsburg, as well as at 1168 State Route 487, Paxinos, is celebrating the first anniversary of its Bloomsburg store this month by offering a chance to win free flowers every month for a year. Stop in the store anytime during November and register to win. No purchase is necessary and the winner will be drawn on Nov. 30, which is also the first day of its two-day Holiday Open House (not to be confused with the Chamber’s Holiday Open House on Dec. 13). On Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., stop in the store for refreshments and numerous gift ideas. There is no cost to attend and no purchase is necessary. For more information, check out the November ChamberPack flyer.
- NEPIRC will conduct a free leadership training seminar titled “Leadership Development Essentials” on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, located at 725 West Front St. (Rt. 11) in Berwick. This program is intended to help individuals become stronger, more impactful leaders. While joining other managers and supervisors to discuss workplace challenges, attendees will explore topics that include self-awareness, power & authority, risk & failure and leadership style. Using self-assessment tools and experiential learning, attendees will examine their strengths and weaknesses while exploring best practices of exceptional leaders. Register via the NEPIRC event website.
- Wild For Salmon will host a holiday tasting event at its retail store on 521 Montour Blvd. (Rt. 11) in Bloomsburg on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend. Much like its other public tasting events throughout the year, this event will feature some dishes specially prepared by Wild For Salmon’s in-house chef featuring salmon and other seafood for attendees to taste, only this time, there will be a winter and holiday theme to the menu selections.
- HR4ALL will hold a free luncheon and executive briefing on affordable healthcare options and human resources consulting services on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 12-12:45 p.m., at the Farrington Place, located at 416 W. 3rd St., Williamsport. This event will feature a trio of strategic partners, including HR4ALL, a professional human resources expertise consultant, speaking about a group of small and medium-sized businesses getting together to pool resources that will hopefully enable them to access less expensive, self-funded health plans in the future. For more information, call 570-592-0518, or see the event flyer at right, and to RSVP, text HR4ALL to 555888.