Business

Bird flu found at Tyson Foods chicken supplier in Tennessee

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius have been quarantined. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said 73,500 chickens were destroyed at the facility and will not ...

Factory orders up 1.2 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their orders in January, although a key component that tracks business investment spending fell for the first time in four months. Factory orders rose 1.2 percent, led by a jump in demand for aircraft, the Commerce Department reported Monday. ...

New business spotlight on city youth club

Ground Floor 2.0 is a new entertainment site for music and other attractions as well as a social gathering venue for youth. This past week, a ribbon-cutting was held at the site at 2925 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. In the year it’s been open, Ground Floor has accommodated bands, comedy ...

People in business

Senior program hires program director Albright Care Services recently announced that Carissa Phillips, has been selected as the program director for Albright LIFE Lycoming, 901 Memorial Ave., according to a news release Phillips earned her associate degree in nursing from Pennsylvania ...

Lycoming Law Association wins 3 awards

The Pennsylvania Bar Association recently presented three County Bar Recognition Awards to the Lycoming Law Association during the 51st annual seminar of the Conference of County Bar Leaders in late February at the Nittany Lion Inn, State College. The association was recognized for its Wills ...

Lewisburg company to win award in May

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania has announced the winners of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Innovation Awards, according to a news release. Awards will be presented to seven recipients, companies or individuals who have achieved business success through Ben ...

Community leaders discuss economic development with senator

Key members of the Williamsport and Lycoming communities met with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton at Lycoming College recently to discuss how the federal government can support sustainable economic development locally, according to a news release. Lycoming College President Kent Trachte ...

Events and seminars

Workshop examines goal setting There are a limited number of seats available for Motivation Mondays, a 6-week goal setting workshop, from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning Mondays March 6 through April 10 at Tiny Turnaround, 426 Glenwood Ave. According to a news release, during the course of the ...

Bank announces dividend

Richard A. Grafmyre, president and CEO of Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. has announced that the company’s board of directors declared a first quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.47 per share, according to a news release. The dividend is payable March 28 to shareholders of record March 14. ...

Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday that “Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Yet the opposite has long been painfully obvious for top congressional Republicans, who face mounting pressure to scrap the law even as problems grow longer and ...

Dow win streak longest since 1987

Wall Street notched another set of milestones Monday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high for the 12th consecutive time, the longest winning streak for the 30-company average in 30 years. The Standard & Poorás 500 index, the benchmark favored by professional ...

Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly defect in millions of its air bags. Takata admitted hiding evidence that its air bag inflators can explode with too much force, hurling ...

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The procedure room at New Beginnings Health Care for Women.

Health care-related business celebrates 10 years

Rana Colaianni is convinced she’s in the right place as a business owner in a health-care related service unique to this area. The nurse practitioner this year is celebrating her 10th year as owner of New Beginnings Health Care for Women. “This was divinely inspired, and then it took ...

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Billing clerk Cathy Hendricks works in her office at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette’s building on West Fourth Street.

Sun-Gazette announces 2016 employee of the year

Williamsport Sun-Gazette employee Cathy Hendricks, is the 2016 employee of the year, and while it was a surprise to her, many say it is a well-deserved honor. “I’m glad they picked her,” Office Manager Jim Profeta said. Profeta is Hendrick’s department head and he nominated her for ...

People in business

Community relations manager hired Hillside Senior Living recently announced Mark Tilburg has joined the team at the community to further develop its growing sales and marketing efforts as community relations manager, a news release said. Tilburg comes with a wealth of experience within the ...

Events and seminars

Seminar looks at employment law West Branch Human Resources Society is partnering with McNees Wallace and Nurick law firm for an update on employment law, wage and hour regulations and employee benefits from 7:15 a.m. to noon, March 15, at the Williamsport Country Club. Registrations and ...

Bank announces dividend

Muncy Bank Financial Inc. recently announced that the company’s board of directors declared a first quarter 2017 cash dividend of $0.30 per share, according to a news release. This represents an 11-percent increase over the first quarter 2016 dividend payout. The first quarter 2017 dividend ...

Real estate agency included on ‘17 ‘best franchises’ list

Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. has been named one of the top franchises in the country by Franchise Business Review in its “2017 Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises” list, an annual ranking based on franchise owners’ satisfaction with their franchisor, a news release said. This ...

US factory CEOs to Trump: Jobs exist, but the skills don’t

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought two dozen manufacturing CEOs to the White House on Thursday and declared their collective commitment to restoring factory jobs lost to foreign competition. Yet some of the CEOs suggested that there were still plenty of openings for U.S. ...

Coke says it supports WHO’s sugar guidelines

NEW YORK (AP) — Coke says it supports the World Health Organization’s guidelines for limiting added sugar, as the company works on repairing its image in public health circles and reshaping its business. Incoming CEO James Quincey also said the company has “outgrown” its namesake cola ...