Entries by Fred Gaffney

Members Check Out Aircraft, Learn About Numerous Services at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport at Business After Hours

Members had an opportunity to check out a few aircraft at April’s Business After Hours at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport (owned by the Town of Bloomsburg), as well as check out the terminal, which was rebuilt following the 2011 flood, and learn about the various services and activities available from and that take place at […]

Geisinger Discusses Initiatives with Community Leaders

Leadership at Geisinger recently discussed a number of initiatives currently underway to deal with issues impacting the health system and the people it serves with community leaders. Among the issues are dealing with opioid abuse, better access to health care, and filling skilled positions at the system’s various facilities. Geisinger’s Chief Medical Officer, Jaewon Ryu, M.D., J.D. (in […]

House Passes Several Tax Reform Bills to Help Small Businesses

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry The state House passed three PA Chamber-backed measures last week that would bring clarity to the state’s tax structure, improve competition and help level the playing field for small businesses. House Bill 331, which passed by a nearly unanimous vote, aims to allow for “like-kind” exchange of tax deferrals […]

Bloomsburg Town/Gown Relations Committee Announces Block Party Weekend Parking Lot and On-Campus Residence Hall Visitation Restrictions

From Bloomsburg University and Town of Bloomsburg Bloomsburg University and the Town of Bloomsburg, Town/Gown Relations Committee, will again implement initiatives to increase security related to the annual spring event known as “Block Party.” Those initiatives are: – Parking Restrictions – Bloomsburg University will temporarily close the Lightstreet Road Parking Lot and the ATM Parking […]

Workforce Needs the Leading Issue for Members

From main street retail shops to non-profit organizations to the area’s largest manufacturers, finding skilled employees is a common need among employers. Within the last two weeks, the Chamber had meetings with a group of downtown Berwick businesses as well as one of the area’s largest manufacturing facilities, who all shared this issue. The Chamber […]