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Attorney offers annual update Cliff Rieders recently presented his popular annual update of the Law to the Lycoming Law Association in Williamsport, according to a news release. Rieders’ Annual Update of the Law, both miscellaneous and in connection with medical/hospital liability, is ...

Events and seminars

Seminar to assist with unemployment compensation issues The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, CareerLink and IMC will host a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 1 titled “Unemployment Compensation 101 - Part II at 1127 W. Fourth St. Topics that will be ...

Grocery stores donate to paralyzed veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Weis Markets presented a $150,000 donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America in support of their Mission: ABLE campaign, which encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends to help create an America where our most severely injured heroes ...

Walmart’s online bets paying dividends

NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the ...

Ultra-wealthy win in Senate tax bill, others face hikes

WASHINGTON — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House. Want to toast the anticipated tax win ...

New business spotlight on Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s is a submarine shop franchise business with several locations, including a recently opened site at the Basin Street Shopping Plaza, Williamsport. “It’s more than just a neighborhood sub shop,” operating partner Paul Schwarzer said. “We have a variety of hot and cold ...

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Hospital board selects chairman, vice chairman Evangelical Community Hospital has announced new board appointments and re-elections. John Meckley has been elected as chairman of the board of directors until 2019. R. Brooks Gronlund has been elected vice chairman of the board until 2019 and has ...

Events and seminars

Workshop to help new businesses The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, which assists aspiring and established small businesses Lycoming and Clinton counties, will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 21 at the center’s Lock Haven office, 301 W. Church St., Lock ...

Grocery chain ranked as ‘great place to work’

Wegmans is proud to announce, once again, it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine, ranking No. 1 for the second straight year, according to a news release. The ranking considered survey responses from ...

Supermarkets donate to region’s food banks

Weis Markets recently announced its stores raised more than $270,000 to support local food banks during the company’s 10th annual Fight Hunger campaign, a news release said. In addition to the local donations, Weis and its customers joined together to donate $250,000 to hurricane relief ...

Official: Federal Reserve spearheads engagement

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has created an initiative to create business solutions for low-income communities. Patrick Harker, president and CEO, stopped in Williamsport recently to share some of the ways the Economic Growth & Mobility Project is helping spur economic ...

Events and seminars

Course looks at robotics IMC will host “Implementing Collaborative Robots in Industry” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in State College. This free event will introduce participants to the world’s No. 1 collaborative robot. Around the world, thousands of UR robots work collaboratively ...

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Regional bank promotes 2 First Citizens Community Bank recently announced the promotion of Sabrina Bubeck to assistant manager in its Mansfield and Walmart offices. Samantha Andrews has also been promoted, and will begin training as a lender to serve the same locations, according to a news ...

Elder law firm ranked by guide as among the best

Marshall, Parker and Weber, an elder law and estate planning firm, has been named a Tier 1 firm in the Harrisburg metropolitan area for Elder Law by U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for elder law in 2018. According to a news release, this will be the firm’s fifth year in a row ...

Electric utility announces new price

PPL Electric Utilities has posted a new energy price for those customers who choose not to shop for their electricity supply. The new price to compare affects only the energy portion of electric bills, not the delivery portion. Also, the new price is only for those customers who do not shop ...

New business spotlight on Bacchus

Johnny Griffin couldn’t be more excited about his new business. “My blood breathes in these walls,” he said as he took a break from preparing food at the Montoursville-based restaurant. Griffin is co-owner and chef of Bacchus, 1130 Broad St., which opened in October. The restaurant ...

People in business

Banks’ parent company names presidents Richard A. Grafmyre, CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. has announced the promotions of Brian L. Knepp to president of Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc. and Karen S. Young to president of Jersey Shore State Bank, a news release said. Knepp graduated from ...

Events and seminars

Workshop looks at robotics IMC will host “Implementing Collaborative Robots in Industry” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 in State College. This free event will introduce participants to the world’s No. 1 collaborative robot. Around the world, thousands of UR robots work collaboratively ...

Engineering firm wins state award for safety practices

RETTEW was named a winner of the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence at the 2017 Pennsylvania Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference, according to a news release. The award recognizes companies for their achievement of the highest standards in workplace safety. Acting ...

Panel at college offers entrepreneurship advice

Local business leaders claim being an entrepreneur requires attributes that include leadership, perseverance and creativity. They told Lycoming College students recently that successfully running a business means changing with the times, listening to feedback from employees and also creating ...