Member News- September 30, 2020

Berwick Industrial Development Association (B.I.D.A.) donates to Berwick Health and Wellness Fund through the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation                                                                

The Berwick Industrial Development Association (B.I.D.A.) is committed to the economic development, growth, and sustainability of the region. Local nonprofit organizations play a vital role by providing services and resources to meet the needs of our community. B.I.D.A. made a recent donation to the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation to support the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund. 

 The Berwick Health and Wellness Fund is the original and largest component fund of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, created through the sale of the Berwick Hospital in 1999. The Berwick Health and Wellness Fund seeks to enrich the lives of the residents of the hospital’s service area by using its investments to promote individual and community health and well-being. 

  A few of the priority areas include:    

  • Ensuring children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school.
  • Promoting oral health for residents who lack access to regular dental care.
  • Reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease through nutrition, physical activity, and tobacco-free lifestyles.
  • Improving mental and behavioral health through community awareness, support, and treatment

B.I.D.A. is pleased to support the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund’s efforts which awards more than $1 million annually into the greater Berwick area through grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Foundation or to donate, please visit www.csgiving.org

Free Cleaning Supplies to Stay Healthy from CSO

Central Susquehanna Opportunities (CSO) knows how important it is for you and your family to stay healthy and would like to help by providing cleaning supplies. Limited supplies, first come first served.

  • Wednesday, September 30th from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at LCBC Church 2421 Columbia Blvd. Central Rd & Rt. 11, Bloomsburg, PA.
  • Tuesday, October 6th from 10 a.m.- noon at PA State Rep. David Millard Market St. Plaza 1000 Market St., Bloomsburg, PA

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces Fall Programming

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is pleased to announce its fall programming which includes clubs, programs and events for all ages. Clubs include Nerf Modification, Robotics, and Girls Who Code.

The Museum is offering a new preschool program that is free with admission and runs every-other Wednesday. Ready, Set, Grow is designed to help develop executive function skills in your preschooler to make sure they are kindergarten ready! 

Homeschool Hangouts start again in October. This popular program provides parent/child activities designed to complement concepts taught in homeschool curriculum, grades K-12.

Upcoming events at the Museum include Super Hero Saturday on October 17th and Turkey Day on November 21st. 

Discount days at the Museum are $2 Tuesday, every 3rd Tuesday of the month and Fall Fun Fridays, every Friday in October, which features free adult admission and a special fall-themed craft. 

Guest favorite Saturday art classes, Meet the Masters and Paint Me a Story return to offer art classes for PreK-12th grade students. 

Virtual offerings include PreK nature camp, Painting and Drawing Camp, and virtual field trips.

For a complete listing of all programs, visit www.The-Childrens-Museum.com or see the attached fall programs brochure.

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Museum will be closed from September 25th-October 5th for an annual construction and renovation period. They will re-open on Monday, October 4th. 

In order to maintain a safe public space for our guests and comply with our community standards, masks are required for entrance to the Museum.  The Children’s Museum has increased sanitation of all touchable surfaces, removed many loose exhibit pieces to reduce touchable surfaces, instituted “Discovery Bags” to still allow hands-on participation for individual learners, and increased air exchange in the Museum. 

NEPIRC to Host Free Virtual Manufacturing Day

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) will host its annual Manufacturing Day event on Friday, October 2nd, 2020. This year’s Manufacturing Day is free to all manufacturers and will be streamed virtually thanks to our partner, Coal Creative. When registering, attendees will have the option to select from a number of different sessions, each of which addresses a specific manufacturing best practice or technology.

NEPIRC’s event will feature David Beurle, CEO of Future iQ, as the keynote speaker. Mr. Beurle, a worldrenowned strategist, researcher and practitioner, pioneers and applies innovative tools and approaches that assist countries, cities, organizations, regions, tourism destinations and industries to shape their economic and community development futures. As the keynote speaker at NEPIRC’s 2019 Manufacturing Day, Mr. Beurle captivated the audience, and so NEPIRC looks forward to hosting him again in 2020.

In addition to Mr. Beurle, NEPIRC’s Manufacturing Day agenda includes the following presentations: Talent Succession Planning, presented by Leo Gilroy, Director of Strategy & Innovation, NEPIRC; Do Your Part #BECYBERSMART, presented by Marc Gonzalez, Site2; Problem Solving, presented by Gerry Giza, Director of Lean & Continuous Improvement, NEPIRC; Industry 4.0, presented by Brian Matyjevich, Lean Enterprise Consultant, NEPIRC; and ISO 9001:2015 Overview, presented by Brian Matyjevich and Ray Kryeski, Mechanical Engineer, NEPIRC. For presentation descriptions or to register, please visit the Training and Events tab on NEPIRC’s website by visiting www.nepirc.com or by calling 570.704.0018.

Each year, Manufacturing Day is recognized nationally on the first Friday of October with events taking place all month to celebrate the manufacturing industry and is contributions to local, regional and national economies. Additionally, Manufacturing Day serves to bring awareness of the industry to students, parents and educators to help bolster interest in manufacturing jobs.