Business

Events and seminars

Area human resources group to host speaker The West Branch Human Resources Society will host Katie Ecker, an accomplished executive coach and facilitator of leadership, management, and frontline development workshops from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country ...

New business spotlight on Fairfield BMW

To meet customer demand for luxury vehicles, Fairfield Auto Group has introduced its ninth location just outside Pennsdale. Fairfield BMW officially opened its doors Aug. 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This new location will be instrumental in helping Fairfield Auto Group better ...

Events and seminars

Human resources group to host speaker The West Branch Human Resources Society will host Katie Ecker, an accomplished executive coach and facilitator of leadership, management, and frontline development workshops from 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country Club ...

People in business

New CEO for Families United Network Nena Shimp has been named the new CEO for Families United Network, Inc. As CEO, Shimp will provide leadership for a state wide organization that provides quality foster care, adoption services, domestic and international adoption, resource family ...

Preparedness month encourages readers to be ready for disasters

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to raise awareness about the importance of preparing in advance for the unexpected. In support of this initiative, Benjamin Kimble, owner of ServPro of Williamsport/Montoursville, ...

Mobile unit brings job opportunities

The Link is up and running. The mobile career center, which hit the road in July, connects businesses to job seekers throughout central Pennsylvania. The Link brings a variety of services to those who are otherwise under-served, according to Erica Mulberger, executive director of the ...

People in business

Bank names trust officer Woodlands Bank recently announce the addition of Jeanette L. Kitchen as a trust officer to its trust and asset management team, a news release said. In her role, Kitchen’s responsibilities include administration of various types of accounts, including estates, ...

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 ...

People in business

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 ...

Events and seminars

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. ...

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. ...

Events and seminars

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 ...

People in business

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 ...