Business

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 ...

People in business

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 ...

Companies are looking for diverse ad teams to avoid blunders

NEW YORK (AP) — CoverGirl executive Ukonwa Ojo was struck when the team from an ad agency entered the room to pitch ideas for revamping the cosmetic company’s image. For the first time in Ojo’s more than 20-year career in business, she found herself working with an African-American ...

People in business

2 flight instructors earn awards For the third time in four years Energy Aviation, which operates flight schools at both the Penn Valley Airport in Selinsgrove and at Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville has been recognized in the top 4 percent of flight schools in the nation in a ...

Events and seminars

Workshop examines collaborative robots IMC and the PA CareerLink announce “Implementing Collaborative Robots in Industry” in Danville Oct. 30 and State College Nov. 14. The workshop will offer a chance to meet the world’s No. 1 collaborative robot. Around the world, thousands of UR ...

Engineering firm broadens scope of its work

For many businesses, diversification is the key to remaining competitive. Larson Design Group, Williamsport, for example, has long been a road and bridge design engineering firm. Slowly, but surely, however, it has broadened into other areas as well, according to company officials. “As the ...

New business spotlight on Gezellig Homes Tree Services

Since starting Gezellig Homes Tree Services last year, Bryan Davenport has been busy with the business. He cuts and trims trees, does debris cleanup and even some stump removal. Davenport has been cutting trees since he was a kid. He also enjoys woodworking. In fact, he still takes some ...

Pennsylvania unemployment shrinks as payrolls hit new high

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate dropped in September for the second straight month, as payrolls hit a record high and the labor force tightened again. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.8 percent last ...

Events and seminars

Seminar looks at machine guarding IMC will present a webinar, “Machine Guarding — Back to Basics” at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Once the risk assessment has been performed, the methods and techniques to be applied to reach the maximum risk reduction level will be the focus. When the hazard cannot ...