Business

Jersey Shore taxidermy shop marks 75th year

JERSEY SHORE — At any given time of the year, it’s hunting season at Poust Taxidermy. The large array of both domestic and foreign wildlife on display serves as an indication of the volume of work completed by owner Dana Poust and his staff. It may be a testament to Poust’s reputation ...

New business spotlight on Bearfoot Gymnastics

Courtney Pearson is a business owner living the dream. Bearfoot Gymnastics allows her to be an entrepreneur while also embracing her passion of gymnastics. The spacious gym at 2925 W. Fourth St., Williamsport offers classes for kids of pre-school age to 18. “It’s recreational and ...

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Director of development named Mackenzie Howe has been named director of development for Hope Enterprises. According to a news release, in this newly created position, Howe will work with Hope’s president, executive management team and strategic planning committees to develop and execute ...

Events and seminars

Workshop to aid with selling to depots Small Business Specialists Kelly Rhodes and David Kern from the Letterkenny and Tobyhanna Army depots will provide business leaders with the mission of the depots, opportunities to work with the depots and vendor requirements at 1 p.m., Dec. 14. This ...

Electric cooperative offers members capital credits

Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative is in the process of returning more than $1 million in capital credits to members and former members of the cooperative. The Tri-County board of directors approved the retirement of$1.1 million worth of capital credits allocated to members’ accounts in ...

Shopping center continues to grow

Howard Dean will be the first to admit that shopping is changing. Big chain retailers such as Sears and Walmart and Macy’s have shuttered their stores all across the landscape — thanks in big part to increased Internet shopping — but Dean sees a ray of hope in the evolution of ...

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‘Human performance puzzle’ topic of event IMC will present a live streaming event, “The Human Performance Puzzle” from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. DISC is a powerful and foundational tool and science. DISC tells us how people do what they do. According to a news release, it helps ...

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New director of planned philanthropy for foundation The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania announces the addition of Michael Vuocolo to its staff. Vuocolo, according to a news release, joined the foundation’s team in November as director of planned philanthropy.  ...

Initiative aims to help niche market in region

LOCK HAVEN — Central Pennsylvania is home to amazing nature trails, parks, forests, scenic vistas and more. Consider the world class Pine Creek Rail Trail. Or the West Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail, which is a National Geographic “Best Adventure Destination.” Locals regularly ...

Lots spent on outdoor recreation

LOCK HAVEN — Across the country, the outdoor recreation economy is booming, generating $887 billion in consumer spending annually, according to the Outdoor Industry Association’s 2017 Outdoor Recreation Economy Report. This equates 7.6 million jobs and over $124.5 billion in annual ...

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Attorney offers annual update Cliff Rieders recently presented his popular annual update of the Law to the Lycoming Law Association in Williamsport, according to a news release. Rieders’ Annual Update of the Law, both miscellaneous and in connection with medical/hospital liability, is ...

Events and seminars

Seminar to assist with unemployment compensation issues The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, CareerLink and IMC will host a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 titled “Unemployment Compensation 101 - Part II at 1127 W. Fourth St. Topics that will be ...

Grocery stores donate to paralyzed veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Weis Markets presented a $150,000 donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America in support of their Mission: ABLE campaign, which encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends to help create an America where our most severely injured heroes ...

Walmart’s online bets paying dividends

NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the ...

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, others face hikes

WASHINGTON — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win ...

New business spotlight on Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s is a submarine shop franchise business with several locations, including a recently opened site at the Basin Street Shopping Plaza, Williamsport. “It’s more than just a neighborhood sub shop,” operating partner Paul Schwarzer said. “We have a variety of hot and cold ...

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Hospital board selects chairman, vice chairman Evangelical Community Hospital has announced new board appointments and re-elections. John Meckley has been elected as chairman of the board of directors until 2019. R. Brooks Gronlund has been elected vice chairman of the board until 2019 and has ...

Events and seminars

Workshop to help new businesses The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, which assists aspiring and established small businesses Lycoming and Clinton counties, will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 21 at the center’s Lock Haven office, 301 W. Church St., Lock ...

Grocery chain ranked as ‘great place to work’

Wegmans is proud to announce, once again, it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, ranking No. 1 for the second straight year, according to a news release. The ranking considered survey responses from ...

Supermarkets donate to region’s food banks

Weis Markets recently announced its stores raised more than $270,000 to support local food banks during the company’s 10th annual Fight Hunger campaign, a news release said. In addition to the local donations, Weis and its customers joined together to donate $250,000 to hurricane relief ...