The Chamber is located in the heart of Bloomsburg, which is the county seat of Columbia County. Bloomsburg also holds the distinction of being the only incorporated town in the state of Pennsylvania. The relaxed atmosphere, characteristic of central PA, is balanced by stimulating cultural and recreational activities. In 2002, Bloomsburg celebrated it's bicentennial with events and activities throughout the year. Visit the Town of Bloomsburg's website for information about Town Government, Police, ordinances and recycling.
Today, as with many communities, the downtown business district is a focal
point. Downtown Bloomsburg has become a model to other communities involved in
revitalization. A section of the town has been named a National Historical
District, opening the way for the refurbishing of its fine residential
architecture. The Chamber's Downtown Division has also received awards from
the PA Downtown Center for its efforts relating to community activities,
cultural diversity, community pride, and economic restructuring. In
early 2006, the Chamber created Downtown Bloomsburg Inc., a separate, non-profit
organization to focus solely on economic revitalization in the Downtown, based
upon a structured, four point approach. For information about these
efforts or locating your business in Downtown Bloomsburg, contact Downtown
Manager Megan Hummel at 570-784-2522 or
In addition to a strong business community, numerous clubs and organizations
represent a full range of volunteer, social and human service involvement. The
Boy and Girl Scouts, Rotary, Kiwanis, Soroptimists, BPW and AAUW are just a
few of the opportunities for citizens to become more involved in the
Live theatre, art galleries, concerts in Town Park and annual festivals contribute to the town's rich cultural diversity. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble features a variety of classical and modern plays. Several local art galleries offer hometown paintings to modern sculpture. The annual Town Park Festival, Covered Bridge Festival, and Renaissance Jamboree provide opportunities for residents to gather and celebrate their community.
The Bloomsburg Fair brings hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area each year. Held at the end of September, this annual event includes a wealth of attractions, entertainment, rides, and plenty of food for everyone. Other events are held at the fairgrounds throughout the year.
The campus of Bloomsburg University adjoins the downtown and also contributes to the community in many ways. The University's expanded public library facility contains over 400,000 volumes, plus periodicals and microform. The Haas Gallery of Art, with changing exhibits, displays works by faculty, students, local residents, and special guest artists. The Celebrity Artist series, with renowned artists, plays, and musicals, contributes to the cultural opportunities available. For more information about Bloomsburg University and local school districts, click on the Education link.