Business

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IPT135 Aircraft Charter Service, a subsidiary of Energy Aviation, offers charter flights out of Williamsport Regional Airport. Above, the service’s Beechcraft King Air 200 Turboprop plane.

Aviation service realizes man’s childhood dream of skies

IPT135 Aircraft Charter Service is off the ground and flying to provide those in need of immediate flights to and from the area. A subsidiary of Energy Aviation, IPT135 was introduced this month, providing a single aircraft that can haul up to seven passengers. The seven-day-a-week, 24-hour ...

Events and seminars

Seminar looks at state tax credits The IMC will hold a free information session on Pennsylvania tax credits from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Attend this information session to learn how to take advantage of Pennsylvania’s various tax credit programs including: Keystone Innovation ...

People in business

Year’s top employee named by agency Mellanie Boone, a STEP transportation driver, was recognized as STEP Employee of the Year in June. “Mellanie is a very dedicated employee and goes the extra mile for STEP transportation and our customers,” Dan Merk, STEP transportation program ...

Solar system installation firm rebrands

Lenape Solar LLC has rebranded as The Lenape Co. to represent a broader spectrum of energy-efficient products and services they provide to their commercial and residential customers, according to a news release. The Lenape Co. offers three highly specialized divisions: solar, electrical ...

Banking company releases quarterly data

According to a news release, Penns Woods Bancorp. Inc., the parent company of Jersey Shore State Bank, continued its solid earnings, supported by loan and deposit growth, achieving net income of $5,772,000 for the six months ended June 30 resulting in basic and dilutive earnings per share of ...

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 ...