Entries by Fred Gaffney

29th Annual Economic Survey Shows Status of State’s Workforce Continues to Concern Employers

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry The results from the PA Chamber’s 29th Economic Survey show that employers are feeling confident and positive about the economy, however, there remains a very real concern among the Commonwealth’s job creators with the status of the state’s workforce.  The survey of 650 employers was conducted in August 2019 […]

Member News – October 2, 2019

The Danville Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, will hold its grant awards breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 8:30-10 a.m., at the Meadows Community Center at the Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community. This event annually celebrates the investments made to community organizations through the work of the DACF. Local […]

North Pole Express Tickets on Sale Oct. 1

The holiday tradition North Pole Express returns this year the weekend of Thanksgiving. Train excursions between Bloomsburg and Catawissa will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Tickets go on sale online at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and cost $14.36 if purchased online (fee included). Tickets can also be purchased at The Exchange, […]

Welcome Great Dane

More than 400 businesses and organizations belong to the Chamber to receive benefits and support efforts to strengthen their businesses and our region. Increased membership allows us to offer additional programs and benefits, have a stronger voice in advocacy and be involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities. The Chamber welcomes its newest […]

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Overtime Rule Updates

More information about the final rule The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a rule update which will make an estimated 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees from the FLSA’s minimum […]