Welcome Edith’s Kitchen to Danville

The Chamber will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for Edith’s Kitchen in Downtown Danville this Friday at 4 p.m. Edith’s Kitchen will be serving light refreshments after the celebration. Their special for the day will be all you can eat fish and homemade crab cakes served from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The Gift that Fits Everyone on Your List

The holiday shopping season has already begun! Take some of the stress out of what to get the people on your list while helping support local businesses.

Chamber Gift Certificates offer the gift of choice for family, friends, and employees. The Certificates can be accepted at any member business and are processed just like a check at full face value. Recipients can use them for a night out, spa treatment, or home essentials.

Certificates in $10 and $25 denominations can be purchased during normal business hours at the Chamber office on Market Street in Bloomsburg. Other denominations and large orders are available by calling 570-784-2522 and allowing 2-3 days for processing.

New Member Benefit Program Could Increase Profitability

Chamber members now have access to a group-buying option for processing credit and debit cards.

This new member benefit program is with Ignite Payments – Preferred Client Group. Ignite Payments is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data Corp, one of the largest credit card processors in the U.S. Pennsylvania-based customer service specialists are available to help members understand new EMV “smart chip” and other requirements.

There are no set up fees, hidden charges, or termination fees. Participants do not need to change their financial institutions for deposits or other banking services. Existing equipment can often be reprogrammed.

Before the holiday rush, call Ignite Payments – Preferred Client Group at 877-470-8472 for program details to see if this new program can increase your profitability!

Ribbon Cutting for New Pet Store in Bloomsburg

The Chamber is welcoming PetValu to its new location at the Dillon Center, 1009 Scott Town Center in Bloomsburg on Saturday, October 24. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. and will continue throughout the day with sales, free refreshments for pets and their owners, face painting, prizes and more. Pets that arrive in their Halloween costumes from noon – 3 p.m. will be entered to win a Greenies Prize Pack. For more information and coupons click here.

Candidates Provide Views on Business Issues

The six candidates who will be on the ballot for Bloomsburg Town Council in the November 3rd general election answered a series of questions related to business and other issues on Wednesday, October 7th. The Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Joint Governmental Affairs Committee of the Chamber and Visitors Bureau, was held at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium.

The questions focused on a wide range of topics including the Town’s business climate, parking, the growth of Bloomsburg University, flood protection, and more. Questions were developed by the Governmental Affairs Committee as well as accepted from the audience. Audio from the event is available here. The first question is answered by Joe Martarano, followed by Fred Trump, Chuck Wagner, Eric Bower, Jim Huber, and Diane Levan. The second question was answered first by Mr. Trump, with the same subsequent order, and so on.

Prior to the Spring primary, the Committee submitted a series of questions to the candidates for Commissioner in both Columbia and Montour County. The responses from those candidates who are on the Fall ballot are also available.

Columbia County Commissioner candidate responses here.

Montour County Commissioner candidate responses here.