Entries by Fred Gaffney

OPTiMO Chosen for Business Spotlight

OPTiMO Information Technology LLC was selected at random as the August Business Spotlight winner. As a result, OPTiMO receives an article featured both in E-Biz and on the Chamber’s website. OPTiMO is a technology solutions provider that was founded in April 2008 by Michael Miguelez. Since then, the business has grown to include sixty full […]

Berwick Travel Advisory

Berwick Route 11 Construction Update Below is the schedule for planned construction on Route 11 in Berwick next week. Beginning Sunday, Aug. 26 at midnight the contractor will begin Stage 3B on Front Street (Route 11 NB) between Oak and Mulberry streets. Work will be performed around-the-clock and is expected to be completed by Friday, Aug. […]

Traffic Impacts Update for Route 11 Resurfacing Project in Berwick

Below is the  latest travel information for the Route 11 resurfacing/reconstruction project in Berwick. PennDOT’s contractor (Barletta Materials & Construction, Inc.) will be closing the Berwick-Nescopeck River Bridge this weekend to reconstruct a section of Route 93 between the bridge and Front Street (Route 11 northbound). The bridge will be closed Friday evening, June 15 at […]

The Chamber to Communicate Paving Updates

Paving to Begin this Saturday, June 9th on Market Street in Berwick In early May the Chamber held a Road Construction Update Meeting in Berwick. Peters Consultants Inc. and PennDOT attended this event and informed businesses on the current state of the project as well as the anticipated paving schedule. Overall there was frustration from the businesses […]

Business Park Intended for Light Industrial Use

By Fred Gaffney, President, Columbia Alliance for Economic Growth Recently, the Columbia County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) and Columbia Alliance were seeking approval to bring significant tax incentives to the new Columbia County Business Park in Scott Township, Columbia County. Designation as a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone (KOEZ) would have been a significant tool in […]