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Events and seminars

Workshop looks at defense contracts The Department of Defense has issued the DFARS 252.204.7012 compliance mandate for its supply chain around data protection of controlled unclassified info with a deadline of Dec. 31. Join IMC for a 30-minute Webinar at 2 p.m. Tuesday to learn how to get ...

Muncy-based bank announces dividends for most recent quarter

According to a news release, Robert J. Glunk, chairman of Muncy Bank Financial Inc. has announced that the company’s board of directors declared a third quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.31 per share. This is a 3.33-percent increase over the third quarter 2016 dividend. The third quarter 2017 ...

New business spotlight on Smile Bright

Smile Bright is a new business in Williamsport for people who want white attractive looking teeth. Located at 1201 Sheridan St., the business was opened by Adam Pfleegor in July. Pfleeger said he decided to launch the business after discovering there was no similar type of enterprise in the ...

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Doctor joins heart center’s staff The Heart and Vascular Center of Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Benjamin Keyser to the vascular team. Keyser is a vascular surgeon and will begin seeing patients in September. Keyser received his doctor of osteopathy degree from the ...

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Inventor’s club plans meeting The August meeting of the Williamsport Inventor’s Club at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, will feature Upper Desk inventor Rod Phillips and president Stephanie Phillips-Taggart, who won the 2014 Best of Class Gold Award for their Portable Cabinet Mount for Tablets and ...

State partnership offers business lending with low interest rates

For a limited time, businesses and farms can tap into loans with ultra-low interest rates offered through SEDA-Council of Governments, according to a news release. The 2 percent interest rate for Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loans through the state Department of Community and ...

Woman-owned law office on list of top 50

The elder care and special needs law firm of Steinbacher, Goodall and Yurchak was recently selected as one of the “Fifty to Follow” Women-Owned Businesses by Pennsylvania Women in Business, a publication of Pennsylvania Business Central, according to a news release. Julieanne E. ...

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Downtown Poppy, a women’s clothing and accessories store, recently opened.

New business spotlight on Downtown Poppy

Suzette Mason and Jule Hanford this summer opened Downtown Poppy, a women’s clothing and accessories store at 6 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. “We saw a need for more clothing merchandise downtown,” Mason said. “It’s all boutique clothing.” The store also sells jewelry and gifts. ...

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Seminar examines manufacturing processes An online workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday will examine how to improve manufacturing to drive greater overall efficiency with limited resources, and fully integrated business processes. Manufacturers have put significant effort and investment into ...

Real estate office contributes to hospital

RE/MAX West Branch has made a difference in Williamsport and surrounding areas by becoming a Miracle Office, according to a news release. Through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs, RE/MAX Associates can make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals after each ...

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Electric utility names regional affairs director Tracie Witter, of Montoursville, will serve as PPL Electric Utilities’ regional affairs director in the Williamsport area and surrounding region, PPL announced recently according to a news release. Witter will be PPL’s community ...

Marketing the battle against Lyme Disease

Ronn Lassiter and Sherry Bender are getting out the word about taking steps to battle Lyme Disease and marketing a device they developed that tests ticks for the bacterial infection. The lymenator has drawing interest from retailers and can be found in some local stores. “We educate ...

New business spotlight on 505 Restaurant

Dale and Lee Ann Vollman already had one restaurant in Williamsport when they decided to open up a second place. Since its introduction last fall, the 505 has gained a popular following of customers. “It’s doing well,” Dale said. Located at 505 Washington Blvd., the restaurant ...

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Electric cooperative re-elects 3 to board Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative members returned three incumbents to the cooperative board of directors during the utility’s 2017 annual meeting in late July at the Troy Fairgrounds, a news release said. Incumbent directors Nicholas ...

Events and seminars

Seminar looks at e-commerce The ever-expanding use of technology at all levels of life and business will continue to expand and with it e-commerce, so the Small Business Development Center at Lock Haven University is offering a free online seminar on Aug. 9 examining how this new way to ...

Organization earns professional recognition

SEDA-Council of Governments has earned two 2017 Innovation awards from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation, according to a news release. Each year, the Innovation Awards program honors members for their creative approaches to advancing regional community ...

New business spotlight on Dollar General

A new Dollar General store has opened its doors in the local area. Dollar General Corp. spokeswoman Crystal Ghassemi said the store in Allenwood is among 615 operating in the state and more than 1,300 nationwide. The high traffic area along busy Route 15 offers up a good location for the ...

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New executive director for group Bill Seigel has been selected as the incoming executive director of SEDA-Council of Governments. The SEDA-COG veteran became the assistant executive director on July 1, and when Executive Director Dennis Robinson retires in September, Seigel will transition ...

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Workshop examines cost management Even best-in-class manufacturing companies can miss their cost targets when launching new products. Design changes often can lead to costly rework and part sourcing costs can wildly fluctuate wildly based on changing market conditions. The Small Business ...

Regional bank releases quarterly financial figures

Northwest Bancshares Inc. announced net income for the quarter ended June 30 of $31.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, according to a news release. This represents an increase of $38.0 million compared to the same quarter last year when the company reported a net loss of $7.0 million or ...