Member News – August 11, 2021

Connect with University Students at Fall Career Expos

Bloomsburg University, in collaboration with colleagues at Mansfield and Lock Universities, has announced Fall 2021 Career Connections Expos. Working together, the institutions are excited to be able to expand opportunities for employer partners by inviting students attending all three Universities to take advantage of the opportunity to meet employers virtually and in-person.

The schedule of expos is as follows:

  • Accounting and Financial Services Career Connections Expo – September 15 from 11am to 1pm
  • Liberal Arts Career Connections Expo – September 30 from 11am to 1pm
  • Virtual Business Career Connections Expo – October 5 from 4pm to 6pm
  • Business Career Connections Expo – October 6 from 11am to 1pm
  • Virtual Health and Science Career Connections Expo – November 2 from 3pm to 5pm
  • Health and Science Career Connections Expo – November 3 from 12pm to 3pm

Employers can register on the Handshake platform at bloomu.joinhandshake.com. Once registered, log into Handshake, click on “Fairs” on the employer dashboard and search for Bloomsburg University and select the expo you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation email once our team approves your registration. 


Investment and Workforce Tax Credit Programs to be Discussed

DRIVE is co-hosting a free PA Tax Credit information session for businesses and potential investors. The event will be  August 25th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at DRIVE’s office (418 Railroad Street, Danville). There will also be a virtual option and free lunch provided for in-person attendees.

The programs to be discussed will be as follows:

  • Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ)
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • Neighborhood Assistance-Enterprise Zone (NAP-EZP)
  • PA Historic Preservation Credits (HPTC)
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
  • Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)

Presenters from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), KIZ Resources and MVM Associates. The event will also count for CPE Credits for those in attendance. To register and find out more information, go to https://imcpa.com/event/tax-credits/


Berwick High School Alum Creates New Scholarship Fund

The Community Giving Foundation: Berwick is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship fund to benefit Berwick High School graduating seniors. In Honor of the Berwick High School Class of 1959 – Sponsored by Terry Riegel, the fund was established as a way to give back to his high school and support future graduates.

“I was recently watching an awards ceremony provided by a scholarship foundation of which I was a board member for over 30 years. One of the awards was given by a 1960 graduate from his school, and it refreshed my desire to create a similar opportunity,” explains Dr. Riegel.

Originally from Foundryville, the community of Berwick still holds a special place in Dr. Riegel’s heart, and he remains actively involved in several local Berwick nonprofit organizations. After researching online with his wife for a way to carry out his philanthropic goals in the Berwick area, he discovered the Foundation as a perfect partner.

“I remember when the Foundation was created after the Berwick hospital was sold, but I had no idea of the wide-reaching involvement not only in Berwick, but in many surrounding communities as well. I thought it was the perfect place to work with.”

The scholarship fund will provide one annual scholarship to a Berwick High School graduating senior. Consideration will be given to overall good students who are pursuing secondary education to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to students active in school clubs, organizations, and their community, and who have demonstrated leadership and school pride. 

For more information, visit the Community Giving Foundation’s website.