Business

Grocery chain donates to regional animal shelters

Weis Markets stores raised $309,000 for 135 local animal shelters and pet rescue organizations during its annual Paws for Pets program, a 45 percent increase compared to 2016, according to a news release. Weis Markets’ Newton New Jersey store was the chain leader, raising a record $12,147 ...

Groundbreaking for power plant set for 2018

Plans for an $800 million, natural gas-fired electric power station in Renovo are moving forward with a groundbreaking of 2018 expected. Michael Flanagan, CEO and president of Clinton County Economic Partnership, said recently, “Everything is on line.” Renovo Energy is looking to ...

New business spotlight on Helping Hands Home Health

Kayla Shearer realized many people desire home health care and to remain in their residences. This month, she launched Helping Hands Home Health in South Williamsport. For many seniors, living in the comfort and familiarity of their homes is a priority, she said. Shearer, a licensed ...

People in business

Engineering firm promotes 2 men Larson Design Group recently announced two promotions within its retail design group, a news release said. Robert Gehr has been promoted to vice president of retail design. Gehr joined Larson Design Group in 1999, most recently serving as regional director ...

Events and seminars

Events introduces software program The IMC will host an online seminar on Agile Enterprise software from 2 to 3 p.m. July 18. Competitive manufacturers don’t just satisfy customers: they exceed all expectations for cost, quality, delivery, reliability, and responsive innovation, ...

Bank contributes to scholarship programs

M&T Bank made contributions totaling $455,000 to Opportunity Scholarship Organizations that provide scholarships to students throughout Pennsylvania, according to a news release. The scholarship organizations provide tuition assistance to eligible students, allowing them to attend ...

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Jason Eberhart works at his desk at State Farm Insurance of Jersey Shore.

New business spotlight on State Farm Insurance of Jersey Shore

Jason Eberhart is excited about owning and operating his own State Farm Insurance office in Jersey Shore. “I love the area,” he said. “I want to stay in the area.” Eberhart officially took over the State Farm office at 265 High St. on July 1. He sells flood, auto, home owners, ...

Events and seminars

Seminar examines security systems The IMC will host an online workshop on U.S. and global security systems from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday. The importance of cargo security for all modes of transport is growing, a news release said. The threats are real and the U.S. government and ...

Staffing services firm earns award

Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider backed by the resources of a $2 billion global workforce leader, recently honored Williamsport franchise owners Don Ruggery Sr., Don Ruggery Jr. and Jay Ruggery with the company’s 2016 Outstanding ...

Utility company’s foundation provides funding to groups

With help from the PPL Foundation, the Union Snyder Work Skills program will be able to give 25 adults another chance to succeed, according to a news release. The Work Skills program in Union and Snyder counties focuses on getting participants marketable employment skills and living-wage ...

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A view of Ravensburg State Park. Tourism destinations in the region tied to nature will get a boost from a new partnership between the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau and PA Wilds program.

Lycoming County Visitors Bureau partners with PA Wilds

To help boost tourism and draw people to the state’s recreation found in the northcentral region of the state, the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau will participate in the newly formed PA Wilds Marketing Team. The purpose of the team is to bring together those who bring unique knowledge and ...

People in business

2 at real estate agency win awards Devin O’Rourke, broker recently announced that Century 21 Colonial Real Estate has been recognized with the national Quality Service Pinnacle Award for 2016 and Patricia Smay for Pinnacle Producer for 2016. Also recognized for regional awards were ...

People in business

Engineering firm hires interior designer Larson Design Group recently announced that Dani Eck has joined its Williamsport office as a licensed interior designer, according to a news release. Eck has 25 years of experience in architectural design and project management. She’ll serve as a ...

Events and seminars

Value stream mapping topic of workshop IMC will host a “Value Stream Mapping and Standard Work” workshop Monday. Value Stream Mapping will be introduced as a tool for organizational improvement and process improvement. This is a high level tool that looks at the current state, develops ...

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 ...