Business

Manufacturer earns award

Raytheon Co. recently recognized Primus Technologies Corp. with its Supplier Excellence Program Premier Award for outstanding achievement. For 20 years, Primus Technologies has been a trusted partner of Raytheon and a leader in both quality and overall performance, a news release said. ...

Stocks, bond yields drop, DC turmoil rattles markets

The growing political drama in Washington rattled Wall Street Wednesday, knocking the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 370 points and giving the stock market its biggest single-day slump in eight months. Investors worried that the headline-fueled political turmoil that has ...

Ford to cut jobs as sales level off, stock price lags

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is getting leaner as it faces an onslaught of challenges, from slowing U.S. sales to high-tech challengers to its own disgruntled shareholders. The 114-year-old automaker said Wednesday it is cutting 1,400 non-factory jobs in North America and Asia Pacific. The company ...

New business spotlight on Williamsport Escapes

It’s all about trying to escape. Clues are apparent, but there’s no guarantee anyone will emerge from the locker room. “You have to escape a room in 60 minutes,” said Casey Mitchell. “You have to find the code to get out. It’s an interactive puzzle is what it ...

People in business

Woman marks 30 years with law firm Marshall, Parker & Weber, an elder law and estate planning firm, recently announced that on May 11, care manager Karen L. Griswold celebrated her 30th anniversary with the firm. “Hiring Karen was one of the best decisions I made when I started the ...

Events and seminars

Seminar to assist with cyber security Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center will present a cyber security conference for businesses from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 17 at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. Today, cyber threats are everywhere, and are becoming more ...

Credit union recognizes years of service

West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union conducted its annual board and employee appreciation dinner in late April honoring volunteers and employees for “their commitment and service over the past year,” according to a news release. Mary Southward was honored with jewelry to celebrate her ...

Grocery chains give to communities

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets recently announced 2016 charitable donations totaling more than $25 million in cash and product contributions, a news release said. These donations, from customers, associates, vendors and corporate support, supported efforts to fight hunger, help ...

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Christine Kight is offering her services as a certified life coach through Tiny Turnaround.

New business spotlight on Tiny Turnaround

Christine Kight helps people make needed changes in their lives to reach goals. As a certified life coach and the owner of her recently launched business venture, Tiny Turnaround, people seek her out for help with their careers or other facets of their lives. “People often come to me out ...

People in business

Banker wins industry award The Pennsylvania Bankers Association recently awarded Mark A. Hughes of Citizens and Northern Bank in Wellsboro with the first-ever William S. Latoff Advocacy Award. The award recognizes an individual who is an active policymaker with PA Bankers, an outspoken ...

Events and seminars

Workshop looks at sales growth IMC presents “Sales Growth in 2017 and Beyond” from 8 to 10 a.m., May 10. The workshop is intended for presidents, owners and sales vice presidents who are committed to growth. Topics will include sales forecasting, new opportunities, new hires and ...

Study credits IMC with job creation

According to a news release, an independent analysis performed by the Fors Marsh Group, an applied research firm based in Arlington, Virginia, credited the Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center program with the creation and retention of 5,943 manufacturing jobs in 2016. Companies ...

Grocery chain announces capital investment plans

Weis Markets chairman and CEO Jonathan H. Weis recently announced the company’s plans to invest $90 million in its growth in 2017, a news release said. This budget includes new stores, remodels, supply chain improvements and continued information technology upgrades. “In 2017, we plan to ...

Bank’s parent company releases financial figures

Susquehanna Community Financial Inc., the parent company of West Milton State Bank, announced unaudited, consolidated financial results for the end of the first quarter of 2017, a news release said. • Susquehanna Community Financial Inc. declared its first quarter dividend in the amount of ...

Doctors, representatives attend presidential visit to Harrisburg

Dr. Grace Shu, Dr. Jason Shu, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard, and U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, recently attended a rally celebrating President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. The rally was in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. ...

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Charlie and Carmen Bush pose inside Bush House, which following extensive renovations is available for banquets, weddings and other events. The venue also sports an Italian marble fireplace, conference room, banquet rooms and tea house.

Former home now an event venue

A stately home west of Muncy that sat idle in recent years has come alive, opening its doors to banquets, wedding, parties and other events. Sitting on nine acres at 231 S. Lycoming Mall Road, the Bush House Estate has been renovated. “We have been trying to figure out what to do with ...

People in business

New vice president for engineering firm Larson Design Group has hired Ronald Schirato as vice president of the company’s civil engineering division. As vice president, Schirato will be responsible for the delivery of quality and service excellence to the company’s clients while ...

Events and seminars

Seminar to aid with e-commerce Several local businesses with expertise in e-commerce are working together to offer local business- owners and managers an opportunity to learn how to “Turn Your Website into a Sales Machine” That is the title of a free clinic and luncheon from 11 a.m. ...

Grocery chain collecting supplies for shelters

Weis Markets recently announced the launch of its annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects monetary donations, pet food, and supplies throughout the entire month of May, also celebrated as National Pet Month. According to a news release, now in its ninth year, Paws ...

Bank posts figures

Muncy Bank Financial Inc., the parent company of The Muncy Bank & Trust Co., recently released the financial results for the three months ending March 31. Financial highlights for Muncy Bank Financial Inc. for the three months ending March 31 compared to 2016 include: Dividend paid ...