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2 doctors join staff UPMC Susquehanna welcomes gynecologic oncologists Dr. John T. Comerci and Dr. Brian C. Orr to the OB/GYN team. Fully trained as OB/GYNs, gynecologic oncologists receive an additional three to four years of highly specialized surgical training as well as training in ...

Electric utilities partner to improve disaster readiness

To help restore electric service to communities after catastrophic emergencies or significant natural events, 28 utilities — including PPL Electric Utilities — have now committed to participate in the RESTORE program, which establishes a proactive approach to providing critical equipment ...

Grocery chains donate to regional food banks

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets’ customers and associates generously donated $738,080 during the annual September in-store Bag Hunger campaign, which supports local and regional food banks in four states, a news release said. “As a grocer, we are reminded of the daily ...

Pennsylvania banks successfully complete merger

Riverview Financial Corp. headquartered in Harrisburg recently announced the completion of its merger with CBT Financial Corp., headquartered in Clearfield, on Oct. 1. The merger will form a community banking franchise with approximately $1.2 billion of assets and will provide enhanced products ...

City employees provided with leadership training

As project manager of River Valley Transit, Bill Motyka has a job where daily interaction with fellow employees and answering people is part of the day. “I do just about everything,” said Motyka, one of 24 front line supervisors who took the first-ever city workforce training class in ...

New business spotlight on The Store at Warrensville

Charlie DeSanto has been in the restaurant business for many years and is excited about his latest venture, The Store at Warrensville, a rural eatery he took over earlier this year. “I’ve been doing it for 29 years,” he said. “I enjoy what I do.” DeSanto most recently owned and ...

Events and seminars

Seminar addresses unemployment laws IMC is offering a free “Unemployment Compensation 101” seminar from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 11, in Williamsport. This seminar provides an overview of the claims filing process, the determination process and appeal rights. It includes samples of the forms ...

People in business

Man joins firm’s Muncy office Providence Engineering Corp. recently announced that Andy Shrawder has joined the firm as CAD operator and will be working in the firm’s Muncy office location. Shrawder has more than 13 years of drafting experience, with a focus on non-building ...

Feds offer online referral tool for small businesses

Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, recently announced the launch of Lender Match, the SBA’s online referral tool connecting small business borrowers with participating SBA lenders. Lender Match, according to a news release from the SBA, is an upgrade ...

Court sidesteps decision on fracking regulations

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said it would be a waste ...

New business spotlight on Burden Lifter Organizing LLC

Anita Tressler helps people who might otherwise be burdened with deciding how to get rid of possessions or get organized. Earlier this year, she launched Burden Lifter Organizing LLC, which she operates out of her home in Linden. She said her business fills a local need. “I looked ...

People in business

New chief financial officer for bank Rob Glunk, president and CEO of The Muncy Bank and Trust Co., recently announced that Misty Mark has joined the company as a senior vice president and chief financial officer. With over 10 years of banking experience, Mark will oversee all financial, ...

Events & seminars

Inventor’s club to host founder of center The Williamsport Inventor’s Club will feature Steve Brady, director of the newly opened Covation Center Inc. located in downtown Williamsport at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the IMC offices at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. The ...

Executives departing after data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company immediately, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans’ personal information. The credit data company — under intense pressure since it ...

New business spotlight on Pick Fought Wealth Advisors

Pick Fought Wealth Advisors of Raymond James manages assets for individual clients, including business owners, retirees and professionals. “Seventy percent of our clients are within a one-hour radius of Williamsport,” Brian Pick, vice president and branch manager, said. “Business owners ...

Events and seminars

Seminars look at fair housing laws A fair housing training will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 20, at the Greenly Center, first floor, Lecture Room C, 118, 50 E. Main St., Bloomsburg or from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 21, at the Degenstein Campus Center, Susquehanna University, Benjamin ...

People in business

New doctor at Lewisburg hospital Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Germaine Lancaster-Mar Fan, hospitalist, to the staff. Lancaster-Mar Fan joined Evangelical’s team of hospitalists on July 31. Lancaster-Mar Fan earned her doctor of medicine degree from Howard University ...

Regional hospital system to launch business administration fellowship

In its continuing efforts to educate the next generation of physician leaders, Geisinger will introduce a new fellowship program focused on the intersection of business administration and healthcare. The Geisinger Medical Student Business Fellowship will provide medical students with a ...

Grocery chain donates to hurricane relief

At a time of need, Weis Markets and its customers are donating $250,000 to the American Red Cross’s hurricane relief efforts. “We are grateful to our customers for their generosity during a national crisis and know their donations will help the American Red Cross’s urgent relief work in ...

New business spotlight on Weaver Wireless Consultants LLC

Wendy Weaver has brought her experience in the cellphone business to the launching of her own enterprise. Weaver Wireless Consultants, LLC helps businesses with their phone systems and new information technology. “I have started working with local businesses,” she said. “I will ...