- The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center will hold its annual Celebration of Small Business breakfast this Friday, July 26 at 8 a.m. This annual event celebrates entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders and also features awards. There is no cost to attend. Register online or call 570-577-1249.
- The Regional Impact Fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation recently announced its second competitive grantround of $50K for projects that address current areas of unmet needs throughout the CSCF’s service area, which includes Columbia and Montour Counties. This year’s grantround will consist of an exciting new application process and opportunity for the public to get involved. Interested nonprofits will first submit a Letter of Inquiry introducing their organization, needs, service area, and budgetary request. Those proposals selected by the CSCF Grants Committee will then be invited to submit a full application and participate in The Nonprofit Narrative next Monday, July 29, at 8:30 a.m. at the Danville Area High School auditorium. The Nonprofit Narrative is a platform for these groups to share their grant requests and stories of regional impact—the joys, challenges, dreams and requests each face as they serve our neighbors, communities, and region at large. For more information on the Regional Impact Fund, competitive grantround or The Nonprofit Narrative, visit csgiving.org/rif.
- Providence Engineering is excited to announce the promotion of Bart Foreman, P.E. to manager, distribution & warehouse facilities design.
Previously, as a project manager, Bart provided exceptional design and project management services for many clients in the distribution/warehouse market. Leveraging his 12 years of professional experience, Bart will now formally lead Providence’s distribution & warehouse facilities design department. In this new role, Bart will ensure that Providence and its clients remain at the forefront of the warehouse market by blending efficient design principles with the adoption of innovative construction technology.
- The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center invites interested business in need of website development to connect with Bucknell students in the “Markets, Innovation, and Design 300” class in the Freeman College of Management. Each semester, these students make websites free of charge for local small businesses. These projects provide a hands-on learning experience for the students while bringing new ideas to these organizations. In early September, the students will be introduced to this assignment and divided into teams. Then the teams will have the liberty to choose with which businesses and organizations they would like to work. By early October, each student team will meet with their client to learn about the specific needs and goals of the organization and the purpose that the site should serve. Over the course of the semester, the students will then design and build the website with an online website software program, incorporating text and photographs provided by the organization. If your business or organization is in need of a website, or if it would benefit from a redesigned site, then please fill out this online form by Aug. 15 to ensure your organization is considered. Additional information is available on this form.
- Each year at the Little League World Series, Beiter’s Home Center, located right across the street from the Little League Complex in South Williamsport, allows a nonprofit organization to manage its parking lot, with the nonprofit keeping the proceeds from the parking fees. For the next two years beginning with next month’s event, Beiter’s has selected the Ronald McDonald House of Danville to be the nonprofit beneficiary. RMHD is in need of several volunteers to help run and manage the parking lot for the entirety of the event, which runs Aug. 15-25. There are several shifts available on each day of the event. If you would be interested in volunteering at the LLWS to help benefit the RMHD, please call Michael Jacobs at 570-214-1792 for more information. Volunteers must be 18 or older.
- Wild For Salmon will holds its annual Fishtival on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at its retail store at 521 Montour Blvd. (Rt. 11) in Bloomsburg. The annual event, which welcomes back the fishermen from a successful fishing season in Alaska, features an assortment of delicious dishes with the signature sockeye salmon and other fish and seafood, as well as several other vendors. There is no cost to attend.
- Camp Victory will host its annual Community Open House on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 12-3 p.m. This free afternoon of family fun includes its rock climbing wall, zip line and paddle boats on the pond as well as hot dogs, ice cream, drinks, an arts and crafts project, a moon bounce, wagon rides and live music. at 1 p.m., there will also be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the recent expansion of the Welcome Center.