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What’s New: July Town&Gown 2012

by on June 21, 2012 11:28 AM

CBICC launches mobile app

   The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County recently launched its new mobile app, which will allow users to find members in the chamber’s directory, search and register for events, stay up to date on community news, and view and redeem special discounts.

   “Our new mobile app will deliver tremendous value to not only our members but also the community as a whole,” CBICC president/CEO Vern Squier said in a released statement.

   The app is free to users and available on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry platforms. To download, go to

Events raise money for causes

   Two events in June raised money for some good causes. First, the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament was held in early June and raised more than $105,000 for the organization. The event featured nearly 300 golfers.

   “I’m so proud of our committee and our sponsors and volunteers for putting on and supporting such an amazing event,” Penn State men’s basketball head coach Patrick Chambers said. “It’s a class event, so there is some pressure on you to keep it going, to keep it fresh and make sure you are out front so everyone knows I’m going to be involved. I’m in this for the long haul. It’s important to me.”

   CVC is on pace to raise more than $200,000 for its 2011-12 campaign, marking the third consecutive year it will have achieved that amount.

   The annual Trash-to-Treasure sale returned to Beaver Stadium and broke a record in raising money for the Centre County United Way. The event raised more than $60,000.

   Thousands of shoppers showed up for the biggest nonfootball-related event held at the stadium.

   Since it began in 2001, Trash-to-Treasure has raised around $500,000 for Centre County United Way.

Mount Nittany expands emergency facilities

   The first phase of Mount Nittany Medical Center’s new emergency department facilities will open in early July. The final phase will be completed in March 2013.

   The expansion and renovation includes 40 new rooms, each with its own restroom. The completed facility will have the capacity to expand to more than 60 beds. It also includes two triage areas and four self-equipped pods complete with sub-waiting rooms, two trauma rooms, a sexual-assault nurse examiner room, bereavement room, isolation room with anteroom, and new parking areas and access roads.

   In 2010, more than 50,000 patients needed care in Mount Nittany’s emergency department, and by 2020, about 85,000 people are predicted to seek emergency care.

David Pencek is editor of Town&Gown magazine, Town&Gown's Penn State Football Annual, and Town&Gown's Penn State Winter Sports Annual.
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