Business

Local doctors attend Chinese Embassy reception

Washington, D.C. Major General Zhang Li and his wife hosted a historical reception for hundreds of distinguished guests at the Chinese Embassy to celebrate the 91st Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army on July 30. General Zhang Li is China’s Defense ...

Locals attend Republican event

Dr. Grace Shu, Dr. Jason Shu, Winton Lin, Grace Lin and Ruiling Lu attended, by invitation, the “Rally At The Rock” in Bradford County. Grace Shu serves as chairwoman of the Asian-American Voters Coalition and minority chair of the Lycoming County Republican Committee. Other ...

Why wait to save for retirement?

Common wisdom says you should start saving for retirement as soon as you can. Why do some people wait decades to begin? Nearly everyone can save something. Even small cash savings may be the start of something big if they are invested wisely. Sometimes, the immediate wins out over the ...

Health insurance rules must be followed, or businesses face fines

Most business owners are worried about the rising cost of health insurance, but many are unaware of another looming financial burden — namely, the large fines they would need to pay if they have not complied with complex health insurance regulations. This is because the federal government ...

Medical marijuana facility celebrates opening

SOUTH AVIS — “It’s been a collaborative community effort,” said Pete Smeltz, chair of the Clinton County commissioners. Collaboration seemed to be a theme at the ribbon-cutting Wednesday afternoon for Terrapin Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana facility. Terrapin Pennsylvania is one ...

Insurance firm makes new hire

Victoria McSpedon has been hired as a client service representative at the Williamsport branch of Swift Kennedy & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm specializing in group employee benefit plans and senior insurance needs. McSpedon’s responsibilities will include assisting ...

Davanti Wood Fired Pizza sets up shop

Davanti Wood Fired Pizza is showing up — at festivals, fairs, parties, weddings and other venues. Ray and Charleen White, of Jersey Shore, started up the mobile business last year and are having fun introducing their Neopolitan pizza to people. “We have a 13-foot trailer with a pizza ...

A move for high earners pursuing a tax-free retirement income

Does your high income stop you from contributing to a Roth IRA? It does not necessarily prohibit you from having one. You may be able to create a backdoor Roth IRA and give yourself the potential for a tax-free income stream in retirement. If you think you will be in a high tax bracket when ...

New business spotlight: Blagman’s Wheelin’ & Grillin’

In recent years, food trucks have become part of the local scene, parked at curbsides and lots selling their special fare. Earl and Tera Blagman have joined that growing business community. For Earl, the start-up of Blagman’s Wheelin’ & Grillin’ seemed the way to ...

New Sun-Gazette staffers taking paper into the future

A new generation of staff is in place to lead the Williamsport Sun-Gazette into the future, according to Bernard A. Oravec, publisher. The Williamsport Sun-Gazette recently named Seth Nolan as business editor. In that capacity, Nolan will oversee the newspaper’s business news, ...

Polishing business moving to Northern Tier

Jeff Goodhart has been operating a metal polishing and restoration business in Berks County for the past 20 years. But heeding the call of the wild, he’s decided to move his operation to the Northern Tier. “I am very excited,” he said. “I grew up in the city. (But) I love to be ...

Shop offers man’s creations in stained glass, plus lessons

Keith Whitesel has been fascinated by stained glass since he was a kid. Earlier this year, he opened up his own business featuring some of his own stained glass creations for sale. Whitesel also teaches classes on the art out of the studio and is now sharing his love of it with others. His ...

Tioga County farm using efficient, creative energy method

The 750-acre farm in Tioga County is not like many of the agricultural operations of the area, although at first glimpse nothing appears out of the ordinary. The evidence to the contrary can be found atop a small hill of the sprawling pig farm — the site of a large disc-like object. ...

Summit shows apprenticeships serious asset

There may be no better way for companies to find and develop the skilled workers needed to help them push forward than through apprenticeships. Unfortunately, the U.S. is not embracing them with the zeal of other industrialized nations. The recent Pennsylvania College of Technology ...

New business spotlight: Miller Financial Strategies

Ryan Miller is banking on his experience in the finance industry to cash in for success with his recently launched business. Miller Financial Strategies — Raymond James helps individuals, corporations and non-profits with their investments. “My ideal client is someone who wants to take ...

Lumber industry still vibrant part of Pennsylvania

The lumber industry has long been a big part of the state’s economy and continues to bring jobs to people willing to work. At the annual Keystone Wood Products Association dinner, industry officials talked about some of the opportunities available and how education is being done to help ...

Wounded vet and wife start business

ELMWOOD PARK, Wis. (AP) — In 2004, while serving in Iraq as part of an Army combat patrol team, Nick Loomis was caught in a mortar attack. A shell exploded 7 feet away from him, leaving more than 1,000 individual wounds, ripping a tendon in one leg in half. He needed both of his wrists ...

New Asian restaurant opens in city

A new Asian restaurant has opened in Williamsport offering take-out, delivery and sit-down customer service. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies recently were held for Hachiko Asian Cuisine Restaurant, 210 Williams St. Hachiko offers a menu of prepared Asian food including homemade dumplings and ...

People in business

Real Estate agency adds 1 to ranks Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate recently welcomed Larry Hester to its team. Hester is a licensed realtor who has previous experience working in the field of public health. After college, he volunteered and worked extensively in direct patient care and ...

Bridge design earns construction award

Larson Design Group’s innovative Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge slide project for Road-Con has garnered a 2017-2018 award from the Association for Bridge Construction and Design, Susquehanna Chapter. The award recognizes the “outstanding new or reconstructed medium span bridge” and was ...