Entries by Fred Gaffney

The Road to Recovery: We Can All Play a Role

By Fred Gaffney, President The impacts of the flooding in our area will be felt for weeks, months, and, likely, years. Thousands of people were displaced from their homes, with many wondering where their next home will be. Roads, bridges, and other infrastructure is being repaired. Businesses, parks, and other public places have been decimated. […]

NLRB Unionization Posting Rule Takes Effect

Rule fails to describe consequences of exercising the rights to unionize. From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule requiring most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights to form, join or assist a union and engage in collective bargaining. The rule takes effect […]

Chamber Launches Business Connect, Brings Businesses to Consumers

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce is offering local consumers a new way to shop for services. As part of a recently completed website renovation, The Chamber’s site has incorporated Business Connect, an on-line service that makes it easier for shoppers to request information on products or services from local merchants. Business Connect offers a […]

Chamber Members Receive Discount from Constant Contact

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Constant Contact, a well-established email marketing service, to provide members with an economical way to stay in contact with customers. Members of the Columbia Montour Chamber qualify for a special discount from Constant Contact:  prepay for six months of service and receive a 20% discount, […]

Chamber Members Save Money on Commercial Energy

Since deregulation of the electricity industry in January 2010, consumers have enjoyed the opportunity to shop around for cheaper energy.  With energy prices expected to continue to fall through 2011, Chamber members can take advantage of commercial energy programs and pricing available exclusively to members. Last year The Chamber joined with ChamberChoice and OnDemand Energy […]