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.
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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
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.
With engineers and experts in 12 distinct disciplines, and a highly diverse client base throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Barry Isett & Associates is continuing government-approved work in several market sectors. Our team is effectively, efficiently and safely working from remote locations as needed, remaining active and engaged on existing projects and ready to support additional clients and their needs. We have long been known for our responsiveness and our dedication to serving our partners--these priorities have not changed, even in these unparalleled times.
Benco Dental continues to serve our customers nationwide who are providing essential emergency oral healthcare during this crisis. We're also working (mostly from home) to provide new technologies and resources so our customers can respond more safely and effectively to the challenges presented by COVID-19 when dentistry reopens. Our commitment to philanthropy through the Benco Family Foundation is also stronger than ever now that so many charities find their funding at risk due to the overwhelming need for COVID-19 relief.
Now, more than ever, is the time to make sure your documents are in order. Our team at Bregman & Lantz Law is back in office full time with masks at the ready, ready to help you protect and plan for the loved ones in your life. Bregman & Lantz specializes in Estate Planning (Wills, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts), Estate Administration (Probate), Elder Law (Asset Protection Planning, Long Term Care Planning, Nursing Home Planning), & Special Needs Planning (Supplemental Needs Trust Planning, Public Benefits Planning).
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 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.
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.
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!
Delta Medix will begin Mammography screenings in the next few weeks. Call 570-342-7864 ext. 5465, ext. 5464, or ext. 5479 to schedule your appointment. Delta Medix takes your health seriously and has instituted all CDC and American Society of Breast Surgeons guidelines for ensuring patient safety.
Dr. Loren Grossman and Dr. Steven Hippeli are available, at this time, for any dental emergencies or essential dental care. We are available for any cosmetic dentistry needs, with over 40 years of experience. Please call 570-283-1130.
Message: Dunmore Drug Store is here for your health care needs, offering FREE Delivery and Curbside Service. As always, wishing you good health. When possible please stay home and stay safe.
While the Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den is closed following the guidelines set forth by Government officials we are working hard to make sheltering in place enjoyable for you! Every Friday we are offering live feeds on Facebook. Just tune in to enjoy! We are also offering discounted admission and Memberships on our website www.electriccityaquarium.com. These purchases provide support to help feed and care for our animals during this time of need and allow you to visit and experience it live when we re-open!
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.
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.
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.
At FNCB Bank, our mission is to make your banking experience simply better. It’s a mission we live every day and don’t take lightly. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we want to let you know that no matter what happens, we plan to be here for you.
The Marywood University String Project will be starting new beginners on violin, viola and cello for students ages 6-18 in the Fall. Please contact Director, Sophie Till for more information. Intermediate and advanced level string students are also welcome to join the program.
The Marywood University String Project invites all to enjoy the National String Project Virtual Orchestra involving 3,000 children from across the nation.
MMI Preparatory School will hold their Entrance Exam on Saturday, June 13 at 9:00 am. Pre-registration is required. Please call 570-636-1108 Ext. 136 or email email@example.com to reserve your place. To learn more about MMI Preparatory School visit www.mmiprep.org.
Before, during and after our region’s fight through Covid-19, NROC's devoted team is fully committed to its mission of providing advanced cancer diagnosis, treatment and research, while respecting the dignity of each patient and family, as well as staff and medical colleagues.
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.
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.
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.
Serving NEPA for over 80 years. We've been there for every celebration life has to offer: your senior prom, your daughter's quinceanera, the black tie corporate dinner, that job interview you were sweating, and the day you said "I DO". Tuxedo by Sarno is more than a company - it's a family! And to say we are excited to be a part of your special day is a bit of an understatement. With 40 northeast locations and over 500 fitting locations nationwide, our customers experience convenience with the finest in men’s fashion.
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.
Space Time Mead & Cider Works is urging everyone to be safe and follow guidance on social distancing and staying home.
Wine is available for shipping and scheduled in store pickup via on-line ordering and payment, as well as gift cards for use after the emergency.
For some fun, take part in our wine label art competition.
Details on how to order and the competition here or by calling 570-504-5758.
St. Tikhon's Monastery wants to let you know that we are daily praying for you and the health of your family and loved ones. While our bookstore and coffee shop remain closed to in-store customers, we are still fulfilling orders for books, music, and our legendary Burning Bush Coffee through our website: www.stspress.com
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.
When it comes to your financial future, it's important to work with someone who takes time to understand you and your situation. We take a step-by-step approach to identify your goals and develop specific strategies to help you achieve them. Contact me today and see how personal service can make a difference.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos in Stroudsburg has been an accepting, diverse and joyful spiritual community for more than 25 years. Through fellowship, we put our principles of justice and compassion into action, serving as a catalyst for love, respect and understanding. We’re now meeting by Zoom for Sunday services and other activities. For information, visit uupoconos.org.
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.
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.
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 image 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. For any other food and nutrition questions, contact the Weis Dietitians at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 spring 2020 events are cancelled. Learn more about actions Bucknell University is taking to limit the potential transmission of COVID-19.