Entries by Fred Gaffney

Have Fun with Friends and Family at the Renaissance Jamboree

Rain or shine, thousands of visitors will fill the streets of historic downtown Bloomsburg for the Renaissance Jamboree. This festival has something for everyone, free entertainment, games, food stands, and hundreds of art and craft vendors. The Jamboree is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and parking is available at the Fairgrounds. There will be […]

Democratic State Rep Candidates Comment on Business Issues

As organizations that collectively represent close to 600 area businesses, the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce and Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau recognize the importance of maintaining connections with elected officials. Our joint Government Affairs Committee addresses issues that impact our members and communities. The Committee recently invited the two Democratic candidates for State Representative for the […]

The 71st Annual Membership Dinner & Awards: A Great Success!

Member businesses and individuals of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce were recognized during the organization’s 71st Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 2nd.  The event was held at Rolling Pines Golf Course & Banquet Facility in Berwick, and was sponsored by PPL Corporation.  More than 190 people attended the dinner meeting which celebrated outstanding member […]

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 […]