Business

SWC Realty opens Williamsport office

There’s a new real estate player in the local area, a company making the most of local media to let prospective customers know it’s available and eager to help them find their dream homes. SWC Realty was launched in Uniontown, but opened its local office in January, with five agents ...

Service provides deliveries from several area retailers

A grocery delivery service has expanded to Williamsport to bring items to the doorsteps of people for same-day drop-off. Instacart launched the service Dec. 6, delivering for Wegman’s, CVS and Petco. The service covers 36,000 households in Williamsport and surrounding ...

Governor talks jobs at cabinetry designer

KREAMER — Gov. Tom Wolf toured the Wood-Mode factory as part of a larger tour to highlight job training at state manufacturers as part of a Work Development Initiative. He also visited with Robert Gronlund, owner and CEO of Wood-Mode, and Brooks Gronlund, president and chief operating ...

New business spotlight on Roan Real Estate LLC

Michael Roan has worked in real estate for a number of years with experience in the selling and development of properties. Last year, he launched Roan Real Estate LLC, which does property auctions. “The last year was real good,” he said. Roan said he did about $2.5 million in sales ...

People in business

Award winners at real estate agency Kevin Hodrick, broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty, recently announced sales associates of the firm who had qualified for the prestigious Diamond Club Quarterly Sales Award for the 4th quarter of 2017. The award, a news release ...

Events and seminars

Manufacturers have chance to improve The IMC will host a “Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business” Webinar, from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 23. Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive and expensive transformation programs. There are, however, still ...

Mall owner sees promise ahead

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette continues its annual review of the past year’s major news stories.) Have rumors over the demise of the Lycoming Mall been greatly exaggerated? As anchor stores such as Macy’s and J.C. Penney shuttered their doors and Sears announced plans in the ...

Officials: Nearly half of Puerto Rico clients without power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria. Officials said 55 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers have power, marking the first time ...

PPL crews to travel to island

PPL Electric Utilities is preparing to send repair crews and line trucks to Puerto Rico to help restore power knocked out by Hurricane Maria, according to a news release. Thirty seven linemen and support workers have volunteered to be deployed in the first wave of what could be a months-long ...

Events and seminars

Workshop looks at improvements for manufacturers The IMC will host a “Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business” Webinar, from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 23. Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive and expensive transformation programs. There are, ...

Law firm with city office named to year’s ‘best’ list

The elder care and special needs law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak was recently awarded the recognition of “Best Law Firms” in Pennsylvania by U.S. News and World Report. Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak is featured in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” publication for their ...

New business spotlight on Silver Thorn Tavern

The Silver Thorn Tavern is Hughesville’s latest downtown spot for dining and social gatherings. Since opening its doors in June, word has gotten around about its fine food and good customer service, according to its owners. “Our reviews are great,” Danny Thomas said. “We have a ...

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Shoppers browse at a Toys R Us store in Miami.

Safety tips for toy gadgets that can spy

NEW YORK (AP) — The toys your kids unwrap this Christmas could invite hackers into your home. That Grinch-like warning comes from the FBI, which said earlier this year that toys connected to the internet could be a target for crooks who may listen in on conversations or use them to steal a ...

Events and seminars

Workshop looks at improvements for manufacturers The IMC will host a “Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business” Webinar, from 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 23. Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive and expensive transformation programs. There are, ...

People in business

District office names month’s employee Dayton Hess has been named state Department of Transportation district employee of the month for December 2017. Hess is a transportation construction inspector working in the construction unit. He is responsible for inspecting work performed on ...

Company sees remarkable growth

Tenney/Lunaire Environmental has experienced impressive growth in 2017 with a record year in sales and shipments and an expanded global footprint, according to a news release. In anticipation of this growth, additional facility space was provided to the Tenney/Lunaire equipment line at the ...

Log home manufacturer sends residences to the Netherlands

Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes, a log and timber home manufacturer in Middleburg, recently loaded three sea containers with a custom log home package internationally bound for the Netherlands. According to a news release, this is the company’s inaugural international shipment since their ...

City doctor meets president

Earlier this month, local doctors Dr. Grace Shu and Dr. Jason Shu, along with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway and other distinguished luminaries attended a breakfast with President Donald Trump at Cipriani in midtown ...

Some cities thrive, but leave others behind

As the nation’s economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle’s was about to take off. In 2010, Amazon opened a headquarters in the little-known South Lake Union district — and then expanded eight-fold over the next seven years to fill 36 buildings. ...

New business spotlight on TCC-Montoursville

A new store has opened in the Walmart Plaza offering Verizon products and services. Sean Morgan is owner and operator of TCC-Montoursville. “I always wanted to open my own doors,” Morgan, a former regional director of TCC-Verizon stores said. Morgan said he has a friendly and ...