Entries by Fred Gaffney

Bloomsburg University Students Prepare to Enter Workforce at Conference

Students at Bloomsburg University recently had the opportunity to network with dozens of alumni and other business leaders in learning about topics to prepare them to enter the workforce. The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development (ZIPD) Business Conference was held on campus Nov. 7 and 8 with hundreds of students participating. The Chamber and other local […]

Joint Venture Announces Sale of All Columbia County Business Park Lots

From DRIVE A Joint Venture between the Columbia County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) and DRIVE announced today that all seven lots in the Columbia County Business Park have been sold. In 2007, CCIDA and the Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth began the project with the goal of bringing jobs to the county. “Job creation is […]

Important Workers’ Comp Fix Advances to the House Floor

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry In late October, the House Labor and Industry Committee voted along party lines to pass H.B. 1234, legislation that would amend the state’s Workers’ Compensation law in response to a state Supreme Court decision known as the Tooey case.  In 2013, the Court ruled in Tooey that employers can potentially be sued […]

Member News – November 13, 2019

For their service project this year, Life Skills students at Liberty Valley Intermediate School in the Danville Area School District will be making no-sew tie blankets and donating them to people in need. In support of this project, the program is looking for donations of fleece blanket fabric or money to purchase fabric. Any donation […]

Berwick: The Next Step and Berwick Businesses to Offer $20K Prize Package to Aspiring Entrepreneur

Promotional flyer (pdf)Official contest rules (pdf)Application (pdf) Berwick: The Next Step (BNS) is excited to announce its first Business Pitch Competition. Partnering with Wilkes University’s Small Business Development Center, BNS brings this unique opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs interested in opening a new business in downtown Berwick. Entrepreneurs wishing to compete must submit a letter of […]