Welcome Bend-Fab to The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce

Bend-Fab’s standing steal metal roofing will give you the peace of mind that your roof is destined to last without the need for constant upkeep. Bend-Fab custom rolls its standing seam panels on-site and offers custom metal bending utilizing its 21-foot computerized metal break.

At Bend-Fab, they’ve installed standing seam metal roofing on healthcare offices, churches, government buildings, office buildings, restaurants, stores, and hotels, as well as residential homes throughout the Susquehanna Valley. No project is too small for their team.

Visit Bend-Fab’s website at www.bend-fab.com for more information. They can be found in Milton at 2733 State Route 45.

Bend-Fab joins 415 members of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce to receive benefits and support the Chamber’s efforts to enhance the region.

Reliable Glass Joins The Chamber of Commerce

Whether you are planning a large-scale corporate building front or a university entrance way, Reliable Glass offers high-end performance solutions and a level of personal service that’s second to none.

Reliable Glass’ team of experts have experience designing and installing glass and aluminum solutions across a variety of industries including: Education, Food Service, Government, Healthcare, Hospitality, Residential, and Retail.  

Reliable glass offers cracked or broken glass repairs, commercial glass, residential glass, and bullet-proof glass windows and doors. Reliable Glass also offers custom installations that can give your business the attention it deserves.

For more than 20 years, general contractors and custom homebuilders have looked to Reliable Glass for professional glass & aluminum solutions.

Visit Reliable Glass’ website at www.reliableglassco.com for more information. They can be found in Elysburg at 938 Penn Avenue.

Welcome T Ross Brothers Construction, Inc.

T-Ross Brothers Construction, Inc. has been the leader in the construction industry for the past 60 years. At T-Ross Brothers Construction, Inc. Its team is committed to reaching beyond construction; their passion brings dreams to life with quality craftsmanship! They build relationships built on honesty and integrity, they understand their clients and what they are trying to accomplish and promote innovative solutions that exceed the needs and requirements of the clients. 

T-Ross Brothers Construction, Inc. has been providing innovative general contractor services, commercial construction, industrial construction, steel building, religious facilities, and crane services.

Today, T-Ross Brothers Construction, Inc. is owned by brothers, Todd G. and Tom E. Ross. In 1996, the brothers purchased the 38-year-old business from their father, Thomas H. Ross, after working their way up through the construction business. The brothers began with sweeping floors and sorting nails from the time they were old enough to hold a broom.

From childhood, they were taught by their father the proper use and installation of materials. Having worked through each phase of the construction business, the Ross Brothers have the knowledge and expertise to propose the most suitable solutions to any construction challenge.

Visit T-Ross Brothers Construction’s website at www.trossbrothers.com for more information.

T- ross joins 415 members of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce to receive benefits and support the Chamber’s efforts to enhance the region.


Member News – October 20, 2021

B.I.D.A. Reforms Scholarship Program for Underemployed and Unemployed

Berwick Industrial Development Association (B.I.D.A.), a leader in economic development focusing on industrial development and manufacturing, is excited to pilot a program that will provide property owners in Columbia and Southern Luzerne Counties an opportunity to learn of economic development initiatives.  

B.I.D.A. launched a scholarship program for high school graduates from the Berwick Area School District (which included students attending Columbia-Montour Vocational Technical School) that were to attend post-secondary or higher education institutions to pursue their education in the vocational trades.   

Although the program has been successful with students applying for and being awarded to two students each year, B.I.D.A. has re-examined the present state of the workforce in our area, and with having a shortage of skilled labor in the region, the board of directors has voted to offer the scholarship to unemployed and underemployed individuals in the Berwick Area School District geographic area. 

This shift would allow residents to apply for the $1,000 that could essentially pay for an entire program at the Columbia Montour Vocational Technical School’s adult education.  There is an application process, and it will still run annually as it does for the high school applicant.  In the Spring, residents can request a scholarship application that also provides instruction on what needs to be included.  

Amy Shortlidge, Marketing Director for B.I.D.A. stated, “This is an opportunity for people to acquire employment quicker, with courses and training programs that can take six to twelve weeks to complete, as opposed to waiting for students to graduate from a two or four-year degree program.”  

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces November Programs

Located on 2 W. 7th Street, the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum officially announced it’s full slate schedule for its programs. The jam-packed month includes unique classes, clubs, music and infant/toddler programs. you can view all of the programs HERE

Community Giving Foundation Announces Columbia County Commissioners ARP Nonprofit Innovation Grant

Community Giving Foundation is administering the Innovation Grant in partnership with the Columbia County Commissioners. This grant will provide funding to a qualified nonprofit or government entity for the implementation of an emerging idea and initiative that can substantially impact or provide measurable progress toward the betterment of our community. The Innovation Grant is a vehicle to enable continued growth and strengthening of Columbia County.

The Columbia County Commissioners ARP Nonprofit Innovation Grant will provide one grant of up to $100,000 to one organization. Interested applicants can review the guidelines and submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) online until November 15, 2021, by 11:45 p.m. The LOI is limited to a two-page document introducing your organization, project description, service area, and requested budget summary.

If the LOI is approved, an application will be made available. Those invited to submit a full application will be notified on December 1, 2021. Completed applications with supporting documents will be due by December 30, 2021, at 11:45 p.m. Full application submissions will also require an in-person presentation with the grant committee on January 11 or 12, 2022. Final grant decisions will be announced January 21, 2022.

Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and government organizations are eligible to apply, and the requested funding must be invested within Columbia County. Individuals are not eligible to apply. To discuss your organization’s eligibility, please contact the Foundation.

Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Interested applicants can access the guidelines and application by visiting csgiving.org/grants.

Letters of Interest must be submitted online by 11:45 pm on November 15, 2021.