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Business

The Bicycle Center reaches its fifth generation

Fifth generation business, The Bicycle Center, located at 909 S. Main St. in South Williamsport, has been operating since the late 1920s. The store offers what any local might need for their bikes — in house, and even at rail trails along the river and at Pennsylvania College of Technology, ...

Evacuation order lifted as huge Texas plant fire ‘contained’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials lifted evacuation orders Friday for around 50,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast, determining a massive fire was finally under control at a chemical plant rocked by two major explosions three days earlier. “We are in a position to say it’s contained. We ...

Anchor Air Systems brings quality heating and cooling to the area

Noticing the high price and low workmanship of many water and heating systems, Cody Rutherford started his own business, Anchor Air Systems, in July. With 15 years of experience in the field, Rutherford said he’s focused on delivering quality and commitment to his customers out of his home ...

Plankenhorn continues to expand

Plankenhorn Stationary on West Fourth Street has been operating for the last 120 years by bringing in new expansions of a warehouse, furniture, e-commerce and next day delivery for locals. The store, operated by Charles “Charlie” Plankenhorn, Chris Plankenhorn, president, and Chip ...

Robin’s Nest is keeping memories alive

A newly-opened antique store came with more than many expected, also featuring clothes, shoes, soaps and more, all made by local vendors. Alexandra Warren and Alyssa Fortin, sisters in-law and co-owners of Robin’s Nest at 368 Broad St., said they were inspired by the life of Warren’s ...

Axeman-Anderson celebrates 75 years in the boiler business

Axeman-Anderson started making steel boilers for homes and small businesses 75 years ago in 1944. Today, the business has grown with the ups of oil embargos and needs for boilers for today’s work on roads and on the water. “The company was started in 1944 when my father and William ...

Local massage parlor received with ‘overwhelming’ support

The owner of a recently opened Montoursville massage parlor said the response has been “overwhelming” in filling a community niche. “It’s been crazy,” said Whitney Kline, owner of Whitney’s Therapeutic Massage. “All my clients are just thrilled. They love it, and then I have a ...

Woolrich buildings purchased

WOOLRICH — When Woolrich Inc. announced it was selling its buildings, the news was like a shot in the arm for local businessman Bobby Maguire. That announcement was made in January, and by August Maguire had purchased five buildings and is fervently looking to lease or sell them. He’s ...

China, US may reverse tariff hikes

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing and Washington have agreed to reduce some punitive tariffs on each other’s goods as talks on ending their trade war progress, a Chinese spokesman said Thursday, removing a possible stumbling block to a settlement. The agreement came during talks aimed at working out ...

Your CBD Store takes out the guesswork

Self-admittedly unregulated, Your CBD Store which opened in May at 960 Plaza Drive, in Montoursville, attempts to remove the apprehension out of their products with rigorous testing and knowledgeable staff. “That’s what our company is here for,” said Anthony D’Alena, an ...

Uncertainties escalate for Federal Reserve as it weighs another rate cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve finds itself in an unusually delicate spot as it considers how much more to try to stimulate an economy that’s still growing and adding jobs but also appears vulnerable. As it considers a potential interest rate cut at its meeting next week, a string ...

Start-up helps nursing home residents see the world

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Jim Halsey, 83, has traveled in his life to Japan and South Korea, through Europe and Central America. One recent day, he squatted in a narrow, wooden boat and watched as an elephant trudged through a swamp in Botswana. Halsey, who was an intellectual-property lawyer ...

Tri-County gets $2.5 million grant for fiber project

MANSFIELD — Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct 175 miles of fiber optic line that will deliver reliable broadband internet service to underserved areas of north-central Pennsylvania. The ...

‘Agritainment’ helps fund local farms

Local pumpkin farmers are now busy hosting visitors but those visitors aren’t just buying pumpkins. They are also walking through corn mazes, taking hayrides and petting farm animals. For farmers, this is another revenue stream for their bottom line. It is known as ...

Interior design company changes location

By DEREK DANNEKER ddanneker@sungazette.com It took three locations for a local interior design and installation company to find their fit. Their Hughesville location, open since March, allows Artisan Kitchen and Bath Design to ensure their quality, and variety, through a showroom and ...

Leader program enters third year

A program designed to further spark the development of local leaders is entering its third year. And those involved with the Emerson Project feel it is serving its purpose. Matching participants with leaders in the private, non-profit and public sectors, it’s designed for those who have ...

Reducing the high millennial turnover rate

We are rapidly reaching a point in the U.S. workforce composition at which company leaders must decide how they are going to approach and manage their multigenerational constituency. Employers must focus on recruitment and management strategies that keep millennials engaged and turnover down ...

Tax on beer sold at Pennsylvania breweries goes into effect

HARRISBURG (AP) — A tax on beer sold at Pennsylvania breweries and brew pubs is in effect, and some are passing along the higher cost to customers. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the use tax of about 1.5 percent that began Tuesday is technically a tax on the brewer for using its ...

BMW executive tells students about government’s role in car industry

For Russ Lucas, of BMW North America, the federal government’s intervention in the car business is a mixed blessing. Lucas, a 1979 graduate of Lycoming College, recently spoke to a group of economics and political science classes as part of the college’s James W. Harding Executive ...

Gator Auto Sales believes in honest business

Honesty is the most important and valued attribute at Gator Auto Sales, said Marlin Angelo, owner, who still works as a part-time police officer after 25 years. His son, Anthony Angelo, who started cleaning the cars when the lot opened in 2016, is now the general manager and soon-to-be ...