The Columbia Montour Chamber’s Visionary Member Spotlight highlights Bloomsburg University. As one of 14 public universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Bloomsburg University prepares students to become productive members of society and leaders with 57 undergraduate degree programs with 66 minors and 19 graduate degree programs.
The university is the largest employer in Columbia County and has a significant positive impact on the area’s economy.
The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce enjoys a strong working relationship with Bloomsburg University, supporting the Husky Dog Pound business pitch competition, participating in the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) annual conference and with students in the program to assist them in their professional development, and in partnering to offer the Management & Leadership Certificate Program. Recently, the Zeigler College of Business started a new program to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Information about the program was shared in a recent Chamber webinar.
The Chamber’s Foundation also supports the University’s STEM Magnet School.
And, the Chamber is exploring additional opportunities to connect Bloomsburg University and its students with the local business community to enhance our area and its employers.