Business

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 ...

Albright Care Services host dinner for RiverWoods employees

Employees of RiverWoods were honored at the annual employee recognition dinner on April 25th at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg. Certificates and pins were handed out to employees who have reached employment milestones for years of service at RiverWoods. Honorees included: • 5 years of ...

Hardware store sold

A changing of the guard is occurring at a long-time and recognizable area family-run business. David Hedrick, who owns and operates student housing, is taking over Barr’s Hardware. Hedrick has been described as a long-time loyal customer of the Williamsport store, with many of his rental ...

Jersey Shore meat market changes hands

JERSEY SHORE — Doug Rauch had often dreamed of owning his own busines, so when a long-standing downtown shop became available, he jumped at the opportunity. His brother, Erv Rauch, had owned and operated Erv’s Meat Market for 32 years and gave Doug the first shot at purchasing it. “I ...

Improving economy benefits local company

A local company is expanding its product line and hiring more employees, thanks to an improving economy. Record sales in 2017 helped spur growth at Thermal Product Solutions, LLC in New Columbia. A variety of positions in the skilled trades and engineering fields are being added, according ...

Lycoming Law Association reaps state bar awards

The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) presented County Bar Recognition Awards to the Lycoming Law Association during the 52nd annual Seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders, held Feb. 22 to Feb. 24 at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster. Recognized for its Wills for ...

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, ...