Entries by Fred Gaffney

Governor Wolf Vetoes Restaurant Reopening Legislation

PA Chamber of Business & Industry Legislation that would have created more certainty for dining establishments operating during the COVID-19 pandemic was vetoed by Governor Wolf on Friday, October 16th. House Bill 2513, which passed with strong bipartisan support in the General Assembly, would have allowed restaurants that adhere to state and CDC-issued health guidance […]

Welcome Jonelle’s Salon

More than 425 businesses and organizations belong to the Chamber to receive benefits and support efforts to strengthen their businesses and the region. Increased membership allows the Chamber to offer additional programs and benefits, have a stronger voice in advocacy and be involved in more activities and initiatives. The Chamber welcomes Jonelle’s Salon. Since 2011, […]

Member News- October 14, 2020

McKonly & Asbury Named One of the Best Places to Work in PA for 16th Time McKonly & Asbury – a regional accounting and business advisory services firm – recently announced that they were named as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2020. This marks the 16th time in 18 years that McKonly & […]

Round Two of Columbia County Grant Program Opens October 16

Small businesses in Columbia County that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis are invited to apply for up to $20,000 in financial assistance.  Applications will be accepted October 16th through November 9th. Businesses that did not receive a loan or grant through the Federal Paycheck Protection Program, or the Economic Disaster Loan Program […]

Auditor General Finds Inconsistencies in Business Closure Mandates

From the PA Chamber of Business & Industry Last week, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced some initial findings related to an audit being conducted of the Wolf Administration’s handling of the business closures mandates that were ordered in March in response to COVID-19. Auditors have found that the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s […]