Downtown Shenandoah, Inc., (DSI) recently announced that CEBA Connects 2021 will continue to offer monthly complimentary virtual presentations. Susan Williams, DSI Executive Director explained that CEBA Connects feature a variety of relevant topics led by the area's most experienced business leaders and entrepreneurs. "Our goal is to spread the word about the Center for Education, Business and the Arts and all the helpful resources and programs the community center will offer. One way is to showcase local professionals and our community partners who graciously volunteer their time to share their expertise with others," she said. 

The mission of CEBA is to provide educational, artistic, recreational, and economic opportunities that create jobs, increase household income, build community, and enhance the quality of life in the Schuylkill County Region.

January's presentation, Get Scholarship Ready,  led by Amanda Campbell, Executive Director for Schuylkill Area Community Foundation, shared tips for parents and students who are interested in applying for scholarships. 

Upcoming topics include:

February 17, 12:00 noon: The Productivity/Self Care Connection:  presented by Mandy Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Schuylkill County VISION

March 24, 12:00 noon: Marketing Basics: Effective Budget-Friendly Tips: presented by Lisa Robinson, MBA, Business Instructor, Penn State World Campus/Penn State Schuylkill

April 21, 2:00 pm: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,  presented by Patty Shoener, MBA, Alumni Relations & Stewardship Officer, Penn State Schuylkill

May 12, 1:00 pm: Two Books and A Blog, An Author's Journey, presented by Heather Christie, Award-Winning Author, and Producer

"We're always looking for interesting topics and we will continue to add to our schedule," said Williams. "If you would like to be a presenter, please let us know." To register and get the Zoom link for these complimentary presentations or to receive the recordings go to

DSI is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to stimulate economic development by encouraging cooperation and building leadership in the business community. For more information or to donate, email, or visit,