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Business organization preparing for Muncy 4th Fridays

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February 24, 2016
By BARBARA C. BARRETT The Luminary

MUNCY – Recently the Muncy Professional Business Association (MPBA) met to solidy plans for 2016 after introducing the new board.

President, Ann Baker addressed some important dates to the members attending the first meeting of the year at Orli’s Deli where the group usually meets monthly.

Baker also said she is hoping representatives from each of the townships in the Muncy area will come next month and discuss their recent plans and municipality improvements.

“Our focus will be the growing business year,” said Baker who also added that there are currently 50 members in the organization. Encouraging new members to join, businesses will be “spotlighted on facebook” and featured in the media under a “What’s New” feature, and add a “member to member network of business referrals.” This month The Market Real Estate Group has joined and featured an open house of the historical property on Pond Road in Pennsdale.

More community awareness will also be a focus, with more involvement in the schools and the community. MPBA will continue to raise money for scholarships, partner with FBLA, and sponsor parades. “Our business network should offer benefits for other businesses,” added Baker. “Membership dues become a value.”

Tables are now arranged at Orlando’s Deli during the meetings so everyone can have the option of ordering dinner while there, a perfect example of supporting another business member.

A Veteran’s Day program is being planned for Memorial Day at the Muncy High School. A date to sponsor a Community day at the pool will be announced for June and will be an annual event. Last year’s was a success according to Baker. Also this year will be two socials for members, one in October and again in December.

The Muncy 4th Fridays have also grown to be a success, and the committee announced dates for June 24, July 22, and August 26. Chair, Kim Wetherhold said there will be live musical performances, food and crafts from 6 to 9 p.m. Aaron Kelly will be returning again in August, Family Ties will be on stage for June and A-Team, a local Muncy band, for July. Business members will have the opportunity to sponsor the entertainment with a visual “banner.” The dunk tank, balloon lady, bounce house and corn husking are are also scheduled to return.

The executive board who met in January suggested an “Octoberfest” for October, blocking off Main Street and possibly adding a “beer and wine tent” with authentic German food, crafters and fall vendors, but a chairperson would be needed to help organize it.

The Corvette show is scheduled for September 17 from 10 to 3 and will be led by the Corvette Association. MPBA will sponsor and set up the coinciding artisan’s show and food court.

Bill Poulton from the Muncy Historical Society made a notation to remember Muncy’s history and its origins as he referenced 150 years for marking the historical significance of having Sprout-Waldron here. The Luminary also remarked its history this year for being in existence for 175 years.

To end the year, the organization will support small business Saturday on November 26 and help with Santa’s arrival in December.

The next meeting for MPBA will be March 3rd at Orlando’s Deli at 6:30 p.m. New members from the surrounding Muncy area are encouraged to attend. “The more members we can get to join, the better our pool of volunteers becomes which will allow us to take on new events,” concluded Baker.

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2014 Muncy Halloween Parade

P1020348The MPBA is currently making plans for this year’s Halloween parade!   It is tentatively scheduled for 5:15pm on Thursday October 30th as a lead into Muncy’s Trick or Treat at 6pm. If your organization would like to participate, there is no cost. We would ask that you please register your group so that we can coordinate with local officials concerning times and street closures.

Thank you and we hope to see you then!

 

Register Here! 

Halloween Parade Registration

Please use the form below to register your group for the 2014 Halloween Parade. Your registration will help us coordinate with local service providers for volunteers and street closure times.

2014 Corvettes on Main Street Show

Corvette headerCome to Downtown Muncy for the 7th Annual Corvettes on Main Street and Artist from Our Own Backyard Festival!

Every year we welcome even more Corvettes to Main Street and this year is no exception!  With a Kids Zone Area, Food Court, Local Artist Show, and of course the area’s largest collection of Corvettes!

Saturday September 20, 2014

FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!
Rain or Shine • 10am-4pm

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Artist Vendors to include:

Painters • Baskets • Jewelers • Photographers & More Each year the Annual Artists from Our Own Backyard Festival grows in size and quality. Come enjoy beautiful downtown Muncy and see why each there’s more to see!

Brought to you by:
The Muncy Professional & Business Association • Muncy Bank & Trust Co. • Blaise Alexander Chevrolet • The Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club • KISS FM • Haywoods • Susquehanna Health • McCain Industrial • Lundy Construction • Albarano Construction • Bastian Tire & Auto Service Center • BASS Fishing & Rentals • Shaheen Auto Sales • Providence Engineering Co. • Susquehanna Bank • Myers-Pepper Insurance • Brickhouse Advertising

September Monthly Meeting

MPBA meeting this evening will have be host to several speakers:

  • Flood insurance updates
  • Myers Auto Parts building update
  • Opera House building update

and last but surely NOT the least…. Muncy Borough will be in attendance to give the updated status of our downtown intersection dilemma. Pass the word along. We expect a large turn out. 
Time is 6:30pm at Orlie’s Deli on S Main St Muncy.

Muncy 4th Friday

August flyer

Harvest Market for August 4th Friday!

Join us for our annual corn husking competition, farmers market, bounce house and more!

August flyer

2013 Holiday Movie

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Seasons Greetings

Please join us for our annual Holiday meeting which will be held on Thursday Dec. 5th, at 7pm.

We will not have a formal meeting, so we can enjoy all the hard work that has been done throughout the year. However, it is also that time of year for the voting of new officers and executive board members, so attendance is important. There will be light fare and refreshments, bring a loved one if you wish.

Hope to see you there!

Keri Krause
Chairperson, Executive Committee

Holiday Sponsors Needed!

FROZN_014M_G_ENG-GB_70x100.inddThe Muncy Professional & Business Association is looking for sponsors for this year’s annual Holiday Movie “ Disney’s Frozen” at The Ritz on December 14th. Not only will your organization’s name be in the newspaper ads and handouts to all 550 of Muncy’s elementary students, but we will also have on-screen advertising prior to the show featuring your personalized holiday message. Your organization will be providing a wonderful afternoon of fun for local families. We need to raise $1,400 to cover the cost of filling the theatre and advertising, so any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

This event has long been a tradition of downtown Muncy, so please help if you can. Deadline to be included in the newspaper campaign is December 1st. Deadline for the On-Screen message is December 7th. Sponsors can contact either Karen Spring at SantanderBank or Chris Johnson at Brickhouse Advertising to reserve your sponsorship.

Executive Nominations

The MPBA is now accepting nominations for the following positions:

  • Chair Person
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 5 executive committee members

A detailed description of the Officers and their duties is outlined under Article IV. of  the MPBA By-Laws 

All nominations should be sent to the current secretary: laura.smith.pbs@gmail.com

Voting will take place at our Annual Holiday Meeting on December 5th, 2014 at Orlies Deli.