Business

Engineering firm broadens scope of its work

For many businesses, diversification is the key to remaining competitive. Larson Design Group, Williamsport, for example, has long been a road and bridge design engineering firm. Slowly, but surely, however, it has broadened into other areas as well, according to company officials. “As the ...

New business spotlight on Gezellig Homes Tree Services

Since starting Gezellig Homes Tree Services last year, Bryan Davenport has been busy with the business. He cuts and trims trees, does debris cleanup and even some stump removal. Davenport has been cutting trees since he was a kid. He also enjoys woodworking. In fact, he still takes some ...

Pennsylvania unemployment shrinks as payrolls hit new high

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped in September for the second straight month, as payrolls hit a record high and the labor force tightened again. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent last ...

Events and seminars

Seminar looks at machine guarding IMC will present a webinar, “Machine Guarding — Back to Basics” at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Once the risk assessment has been performed, the methods and techniques to be applied to reach the maximum risk reduction level will be the focus. When the hazard cannot ...

Bank releases latest figures

According to a news release, Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. continued its solid earnings, supported by loan and deposit growth, achieving net income of $9,057,000 for the nine months ended Sept. 30 resulting in basic and dilutive earnings per share of $1.92. Net income from core operations, which ...

App helps restaurant customers save money

Life may have just become a little easier for anyone who has ever pondered what restaurant to choose from among the many available eateries in the local area. Cherian Thomas, co-founder and CEO of Spotluck, has introduced technology to help smooth the selection process. Spotluck recently ...

People in business

Cutters official wins award The New York-Penn League has named Gabe Sinicropi, Williamsport Crosscutters vice president of marketing and public relations, the league’s Male Executive of the Year, a news release said. The 2017 season marked Sinicropi’s 25th full-time season in Minor ...

Events and seminars

Seminar examines leadership A leadership program offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology focuses on mid-level managers and those aspiring to move into those positions. Classes for the Mid-Level Manager Program will be held ...

New technology at hotel lets guests use phones as keys

Hilton Honors members staying at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Williamsport-Faxon Exit now can use their phone, not just for finding directions or to make reservations when traveling, but as the key – literally – to their hotel stay, according to a news release. Hampton Inn & ...

New business spotlight on Cyber CFO

The Cyber CFO is a network of certified public accountants and support staff providing a range of financial expertise to businesses and organizations. Harold Eck said his recently launched business concept allows him to provide financial functions to clients without having to be at their ...

Events and seminars

Free workshop Wednesday addresses unemployment compensation law IMC is offering a free “Unemployment Compensation 101” seminar from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, in Williamsport. This seminar provides an overview of the claims filing process, the determination process and appeal rights. ...

People in business

2 doctors join staff UPMC Susquehanna welcomes gynecologic oncologists Dr. John T. Comerci and Dr. Brian C. Orr to the OB/GYN team. Fully trained as OB/GYNs, gynecologic oncologists receive an additional three to four years of highly specialized surgical training as well as training in ...

Electric utilities partner to improve disaster readiness

To help restore electric service to communities after catastrophic emergencies or significant natural events, 28 utilities — including PPL Electric Utilities — have now committed to participate in the RESTORE program, which establishes a proactive approach to providing critical equipment ...

Grocery chains donate to regional food banks

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets’ customers and associates generously donated $738,080 during the annual September in-store Bag Hunger campaign, which supports local and regional food banks in four states, a news release said. “As a grocer, we are reminded of the daily ...

Pennsylvania banks successfully complete merger

Riverview Financial Corp. headquartered in Harrisburg recently announced the completion of its merger with CBT Financial Corp., headquartered in Clearfield, on Oct. 1. The merger will form a community banking franchise with approximately $1.2 billion of assets and will provide enhanced products ...

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Williamsport city employees went through leadership training at Pennsylvania College of Technology recently. From front left are Jessie Novinger, Kate Vornhold, Jody Miller, Mike Gardner, instructor Katie Ecker, Russ Clemons; second row, Keith Lucas, Stephanie Young, Don Mayes, Bill Motyka, JJ Lyons, Kevin Hurne; third row, Mark Killian, Rebecca Haladay, Dustin Reeder, Marlin Smith, Dave Weaver, Tim Garman, Tom Cillo; back row; Megan Page, Councilman Randall Allison who presented certificates, Vince Rundio, Sherman Heaster, Joe Gerardi, Nick Grimes, Frank Shank, Sam Aungst, Adam Winder.

City employees provided with leadership training

As project manager of River Valley Transit, Bill Motyka has a job where daily interaction with fellow employees and answering people is part of the day. “I do just about everything,” said Motyka, one of 24 front line supervisors who took the first-ever city workforce training class in ...

New business spotlight on The Store at Warrensville

Charlie DeSanto has been in the restaurant business for many years and is excited about his latest venture, The Store at Warrensville, a rural eatery he took over earlier this year. “I’ve been doing it for 29 years,” he said. “I enjoy what I do.” DeSanto most recently owned and ...

Events and seminars

Seminar addresses unemployment laws IMC is offering a free “Unemployment Compensation 101” seminar from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 11, in Williamsport. This seminar provides an overview of the claims filing process, the determination process and appeal rights. It includes samples of the forms ...

People in business

Man joins firm’s Muncy office Providence Engineering Corp. recently announced that Andy Shrawder has joined the firm as CAD operator and will be working in the firm’s Muncy office location. Shrawder has more than 13 years of drafting experience, with a focus on non-building ...