Entries by Fred Gaffney

Guidance on New Paycheck Protection Program Announced

The U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have provided guidance on the re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses. Member accounting firm McKonly & Asbury provides updated details of the program. The Chamber will be partnering with McKonly & Asbury on a webinar to help members understand this and other […]

The 2021 Healthcare Challenge for Chamber Employers

From My Benefit Advisor For a large number of employers, the exceptional economic pressure placed on them during 2020 has only heightened the annual challenge of managing costs relating to their company’s benefit programs.  Although various vaccines and treatments are on the near-term horizon, the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic remain largely unknown.  Virtually […]

Member News- January 6, 2021

The Exchange Announces 2021 Schedule The Exchange has much of its 2021 schedule set, with many open-call shows in which you can display your work. As always, we welcome all media and people of all ages and levels of experience. “What I Did In Quarantine”The Exchange Gallery opens 2021 by inviting artists to submit work […]

2021 Annual Award Nominees Announced

The Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding individuals at its Annual Meeting, sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities, on Wednesday, February 10th. Nominees for the awards are as follows: Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by First Columbia Bank & TrustBason Coffee RoastingDiversified Technology Corp Large Business of the Year – Sponsored by DRIVEBloomsburg UniversityFirst Columbia Bank […]

What You Need to Know About the Employee Retention Credit

From McKonly & Asbury, LLP For most businesses, the Employee Retention Credit has fallen into the category of, “nice idea, but doesn’t really apply.”  The reason for this was that if you took a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you were not eligible for the Employee Retention Credit. If you didn’t take a PPP loan, […]