Supporting our Sponsors

We’re all facing unique challenges and struggles as the result of the spread of COVID-19 and quarantine efforts to contain it. Among the hardest hit in our area are the businesses and organizations that rely on community and social gatherings, including retail, restaurants, theaters, educational institutions and more.

VIA Public Media appreciates the support that our programming sponsors have provided for over 50 years. Now is the time to recognize and return that generous support that has helped us fulfill our mission year after year.

As a convener, VIA Public Media calls out to our members, listeners and viewers to join us in helping our fellow neighboring businesses and organizations in their time of need. We are compiling a list of the businesses and organizations in our region that would like to share their announcements with you.

If you would like your business added to the list, please submit using the form below.

Businesses You Can Support

Bach Choir

The Bach Choir has cancelled the Spring Concert (March 29) and April Bach at Noon (April 14.) Click here to find small moments of comfort in these challenging times. To get these musical excerpts delivered to your inbox, sign up for the newsletter at bach.org.

Bloomsburg Childrens Museum

Museum staff will produce a real-time Facebook event “Live from the Museum: A Behind the Scenes Look.” Each broadcast will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the museum exhibits. The broadcasts allow viewers to ask questions about the Museum and the exhibit presented. Some episodes will include a story-time about our exhibits, Music Together, and a behind the scenes look at what goes into building exhibits.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble has just launched its Virtual Theatre School aimed at putting fun in the shut in, and some learning too. BTE's videos teach theatre skills and tell bedtime stories for kids who can't get to the library just now.

Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau

While various businesses in Columbia & Montour Counties unfortunately must close during this time of uncertainty, many others are able to stay open in limited capacity. We'd encourage you to continue supporting your local businesses during this time, so we’ve put together some of the updates we've received from many of our partner businesses.

Corning Museum of Glass

With The Corning Museum of Glass closed at the moment, and so many people spending lots of time at home, we want to make everyone aware of ways to stay engaged with us online. Here’s a blog post detailing all of our digital resources, perfect for art lovers, families, and armchair museum goers alike!

European Imports

Though the front office is closed for the health and safety of our employees, and car sales paused, the service shop remains OPEN for your vehicle service needs. Doug, owner and master mechanic remains the sole on-site working employee and is following all safety measures, health and sanitation guidelines from the CDC. Please call them at (570) 769-1626 and leave a detailed message if you are in need of essential services, Doug will return your call and make your no contact appointment. We appreciate your business all these years and encourage you to stay safe in these uncertain times.

Everything Natural

Open regular business hours until further notice. Offering fresh, organic produce arriving weekly and many natural and holistic products to support your immune system and guard against stress. Offering Curbside Pick-Up service. Call: 570-586-9684 to place an order.

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce has a special section on coronavirus. They also have developed a regional website with all NEPA Chambers as a regional resource guide. They encourage people to visit this site, as people can submit community needs and resources and all of the Chamber businesses facebook pages are linked for a great social feed.

MMI Preparatory School

MMI Preparatory School has limited openings for the 2020-2021 academic year in the 6-8th grade. Contact admissions@mmiprep.org for more information or to reserve your student's place at our May 16 entrance exam. To learn more about MMI Preparatory School visit www.mmiprep.org.

The Otto Bookstore

The Otto Bookstore is taking orders by email, telephone, through Facebook, and on our website while our physical location remains closed. We are delivering books in Williamsport for free, and shipping books to all other US locations at cost. Thank you for supporting America's oldest independently owned bookstore during this difficult time.

Pocono Record

The Pocono Record is giving away free 2 column x 4" ads to any business that is still open. Those ads run 3x a week. They also offer an online page with those same ads, to help save local businesses.

Samek Art Museum

The Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University sends well wishes and support to our community in these times. To engage with the museum's online offerings, check out museum.bucknell.edu or our social media handles at Samekartmuseum. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Scranton Area Community Foundation

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Scranton Area Community Foundation has established a rapid response fund to deploy needed resources and respond quickly to the needs of organizations in our communities that are impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation intends to provide immediate, responsive, and flexible resources to nonprofit organizations serving our region as well as impacted vulnerable populations. To learn more about how you can make a difference through the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund please visit safdn.org.

Stroud Oral & Facial Surgery

Dr. Thomas Helfst, Stroudsburg's hometown oral surgeon, is always available for any questions during this crisis at 570 420 8180 or on Facebook at Stroud Oral & Facial Surgery.

United Way

Wayne Memorial Health System

Wayne Memorial Hospital is here for your health 24 /7 and COVID-19 doesn’t change that. While their team of healthcare professionals is prepared to treat COVID-19 patients, they remain dedicated to meeting any other urgent medical needs within our community. Know that their Emergency Department services are up and running because … they have always been here for you. Visit www.wmh.org for updates regarding the Coronavirus.

The World of Little League Museum

Ask Anything* Learn From Home With the World of Little League is held at 3 p.m. Thursdays weekly on Facebook Live. Information, including discussion topics for parents and caregivers, will be listed on the Museum's webpage on Wednesdays. Each Thursday session will last 15- to 20-minutes.

Weis Markets

We are a locally focused company that’s hiring at our stores and Milton PA distribution. We offer competitive wages and benefits. During this challenging time, we are devoting extra time to keeping our stores clean and sanitized to ensure the safety of our customers and associates.

Now more than ever, it's important to be able to connect with credible and trusted healthcare providers in a virtual way. Weis Markets is excited to announce the launch of a new and engaging online platform, called Healthie. This unique tool allows Weis Dietitians to provide real-time nutrition counseling guidance as you navigate shopping, cooking and eating under atypical and challenging circumstances. They can also provide easy meal ideas, basic cooking tips and even activities that will get your kids engaged in the kitchen. To get started, simply click this link to take advantage of the FREE VIP introductory offer that includes (1), 60-minute initial nutrition session and (1), 30 minute follow-up nutrition session.

Wild For Salmon

Wild for Salmon is a fishermen-owned company that specializes in wild-caught, sustainably harvested, Alaska sockeye salmon and other seafood. Knowing that our customers are concerned about nutrition, taste, and the environment, we make every effort to work with other fishermen who care about the same things to offer a variety of wild-caught, Alaska seafood across multiple sales channels. Wild for Salmon specializes in wild-caught, sustainably harvested, Alaska sockeye salmon and seafood. We are fishermen owned and premium seafood from the pristine waters of Alaska.

Businesses with Closings or Postponements

Fine Arts Fiesta

The city and the Fine Arts Fiesta Board of Directors came to the mutual agreement to cancel the festival which was scheduled for May 14-17 on Public Square. “It is with deep regret that we must cancel these annual events, but it must be done now to ensure that we can celebrate as a community later” said Mayor George C. Brown.

Stadler Center for Poetry

Stadler Center spring 2020 events are cancelled. Learn more about actions Bucknell University is taking to limit the potential transmission of COVID-19.

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