Business

Grocery chains donate to veterans’ organizations

As part of Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets’ annual Support Our Troops in-store campaign, customers and associates donated $643,518 to United Service Organizations and the American Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces in support of service members, a news release ...

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Stacy Charles stands next to her shop’s sign near Lairdsville.

New business spotlight on White Horse Graphics

Stacy Charles has seen her graphics design business grow. “We are doing very well,” she said. “We just finished up a brand new ambulance for Eldred Township.” There was also some work she recently did for a plumbing business. Other jobs are also keeping Charles busy as well. Her ...

State’s unemployment rate rises for 2nd straight month

HARRISBURG (AP) — The number of people unemployed in Pennsylvania is up slightly over the past month, increasing by 8,000. The state Labor and Industry Department issued seasonally adjusted data Friday showing the Pennsylvania’s jobless rate rose one tenth of a percentage point to 5 ...

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South Side Restaurant and Pizzeria recently saw a name change and remodeling.

New business spotlight on South Side Restaurant and Pizzeria

The South Side Restaurant and Pizzeria offers Italian American cuisine and casual dining. “You can come as you are,” owner Brian Haller said. “We are a family restaurant.” Haller bought the restaurant at 324 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport last year when it was OIP but just ...

Events and seminars

Center hosts seminar on software The Small Business Development Center of Lock Haven University will hold an Introduction to QuickBooks workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the university’s East Campus, 301 W. Church St., Lock Haven. Financial accounting software can help ...

Combined 90 years of work recognized

Success in achieving any company’s mission is directly linked to the success of its employees, which is one reason why Citizens and Northern Bank builds a culture that supports its team members and celebrates their achievements. This month, a news release said, six Citizens and Northern Bank ...

People in business

New supervisor, assistant supervisor for cemetery The Jersey Shore Cemetery Board introduces new supervisor Cody Shields and new assistant supervisor Stephen Zwald to the community, a news release said. Shields resides in Jersey Shore with his wife Stephanie and daughter Aerianna. Zwald ...

Italian restaurant on Golden Strip features a new look

Customers of one of the area’s most popular restaurants may have noticed some upgrades of late. Dining rooms and other areas of the Olive Garden at 1825 E. Third St., Williamsport have been remodeled. General Manager Kim Johnson noted that much of the spring was given over to the ...

Jersey Shore shop 1 of 4 businesses honored by clothing giant

A Jersey Shore family landscaping retailer was one of four businesses nationally that were showcased in a Father’s day initiative by clothing company Carharrt. Janet and Thomas Dunlap started selling farm supplies from the back porch of their home in 1964. It took until 1979 that they would ...

New business spotlight on Vannucci Foto and Video

The sign says it all at the new downtown site for Vannucci Foto & Video: Back in Billtown Making Memories. “We wanted it to be part of the town,” store owner Ryan Rafferty said. On June 2, Vannucci’s opened for business at 8 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. A ribbon-cutting ceremony ...

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Engineer earns industry award RETTEW recently announced Brian Book has been awarded the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award. Book is the director of the energy and environmental engineering group at RETTEW, working from the firm’s office in Williamsport. Part of the Water Environment ...

Events and seminars

Seminar looks at root causes IMC will host a course on “Root Cause Analysis and A3 Thinking” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., June 12. According to a news release, root cause analysis is about problem-solving at its fundamental level. This portion of the training will focus on the ...

Health system shows strong financial picture

UPMC officials are boasting of a strong financial performance through the first nine months of this fiscal year. Operating revenues for the hospital system, which include UPMC Susquehanna, increased to $11 billion and net income amounted to $871 million, according to officials. UPMC spent ...

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2 workers in area honored by state State Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards recently recognized 30 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. According to a news release, two employees from ...

Firm on ‘best to work for’ list

Larson Design Group has been listed on Zweig White’s 2017 Best Firms to Work For, according to a news release. The Best Firms to Work For award recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical engineering, landscape ...

Events and seminars

Auditor training available in June The Innovative Manufacturers Center will host ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training starting June 8 in State College. ISO requires that business leaders conduct internal audits of management systems. This Internal Auditor Training Class is designed to ...

New business spotlight on Organizing by Kim

Kim Hayes helps people get things in order. Have a problem with clutter in the home or perhaps organization? Hayes might be the answer. “The biggest thing is my clients want to get organized and don’t know where to turn,” she said. “That’s where I come in. I work with them at their ...

New business spotlight on Makdad Supply Co.

Opening a store in Williamsport seemed like the best next business move for Jack Makdad. “We felt the demographics of the market were perfect,” he said. Makdad Supply Co., Inc. operates several stores throughout central Pennsylvania. Recently, it partnered with the Hite Co. in ...

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Bank planned for Linden has manager Rob Glunk, president and CEO and Tammy Gunsallus, senior vice president and chief sales officer for The Muncy Bank and Trust Co., announced that Bill Burget has been named the community office manager of the new Muncy Bank Linden community office. The Linden ...

Events and seminars

Partner with insurance firm to speak The May meeting of the Williamsport Inventor’s Club will feature a presentation by Mary McKinley, partner and corporate secretary/treasurer at Wilkinson Dunn Co. at 5:15 p.m., May 25. McKinley will be speaking on insurance needs of the product developer ...