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Business

How to start your small business

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn't know where to start? This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The ...

How to use social media to help your business

Social media is very important for businesses. A social media presence helps to validate your brand and tells consumers that your business is active and focused on thriving communication with consumers. Back by popular demand at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. October 16, Lock Haven Small Business ...

US stocks fall, bond prices rise as investors turn cautious

Stocks ended modestly lower and bond prices rose on Wall Street Thursday as investors turned cautious, shifting money into lower-risk holdings. The selling, which lost some of its momentum toward the end of the day, came as traders weighed the implications of the impeachment inquiry into ...

Feds aim to tweak overtime rule change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has issued a rule that will make overtime pay available to 1.3 million additional workers, though the proposal replaces a more generous one advanced by former President Barack Obama. The Labor Department said Tuesday that it is raising the salary ...

Social media strategies for small businesses

Social media is very important for businesses. A social media presence helps to validate your brand and tells consumers that your business is active and focused on thriving communication with consumers. Back by popular demand on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Lock Haven ...

Rare gaming opportunity found in Clinton County

The second video gaming lounge in the state, owned by an independent business, was recently opened at a McElhattan truck stop, to “overwhelmingly positive,” public response said the owner. Since 2017, it’s legal for a truck stop to have five gaming machines. The betting ranges from ...

Billtown Auto-works maintains cars and customer relationships

Corporatized auto-repair work has eliminated the mechanic-client relationship, leaving both the lesser — a mistake Jay Edkin, owner and operator of Billtown Autoworks, 205 Fleming St. South Williamsport, seeks to correct. Though many years as a BMW enthusiast has made him into an expert in ...

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 ...

Inventor brings beverage cooling wrap production to Pajama Factory

Williamsport’s Pajama Factory has a penchant for attracting Hollywood. Most recently, Actor/Screenwriter Daniel Dotterer chose to have his new invention, the Chillzie, manufactured there. “Chillzie, a revolutionary, sustainable and reusable, double-patented, beverage cooling wrap can chill ...

Rustic Event Rental offers a venue for many different occasion

MUNCY— Last January, Rustic Event Rental, a business owned and operated by Holly and Byron Mitchell, opened with unique, customizable decorations and flexible options for locals in need of event decor for weddings, baby and bridal showers, birthday parties and more. Holly Mitchell ...

Google settles with labor board over employee speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has reached a settlement over employees’ ability to speak out about workplace issues after a former worker filed a complaint. Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google said, the company will post notices to remind employees of their ...

DEP orders Sunoco to cover exposed pipelines

Harrisburg — The Department of Environmental Protection today ordered Sunoco Pipeline, LP to cover exposed pipelines at more than three dozen locations across the state. Following the discovery of an exposed pipeline in June, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission requested that Sunoco ...

New Hampshire gov signs ban of oil, gas drilling off coast

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s governor signed a ban on oil and gas drilling in the state’s coastal waters on Tuesday, a move that several states have taken in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to open new areas for exploration. While Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said ...

US stock indexes end mostly higher after late buying burst

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly higher Tuesday, erasing much of an early slide, as investors favored smaller, U.S.-focused companies for the second straight day. Industrial, energy and health care stocks helped power the market higher. Banks also notched solid gains amid a broad ...

Dolly’s Diner opens new location

Dolly’s Diner, located at both 1849 E. Third St. and 707 Claire Road in Montoursville, added a third location at 701 Park Ave. that opened last month. The new location can hold larger parties and allows for more space for customers. It also brings Grigg’s coffee and baked goods as well as ...

City business tax collection to change

Business owners operating in the city will soon see a change in their collection of business taxes. City Council and the city treasurer’s office have agreed to bring business privilege, mercantile, and local service tax collection in-house, said Nicholas Grimes, city tax collector and ...

SWC to celebrate grand opening in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — SWC Realty has a new office in downtown Lock Haven serving all of Central Pennsylvania. To celebrate the expansion, a grand opening and open house will be held at the new office from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. SWC has a fully renovated space at 7 W. Main St., just two doors ...

Wine and antique store open along Route 44

Just four months ago Up the Crick Wine and Antiques opened at 5099 North Route 44 in Jersey Shore. Erika Morgan, owner, set up the shop full of all locally made items ranging from wine, salad dressings, jams, honey and chapsticks to goat cheeses, wood carvings and hand-painted stationery ...

Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic opens new facility, services

After three years of practice, Amy Phillips, veterinarian and owner, and husband, Josh Phillips, business manager, opened a new building to continue and make unique additions to their Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic at 279 Route 220. The new building, coupled with impressive dog suites, a cat ...

Raising minimum wage: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

With the U.S. Senate potentially seeing legislation passed by the House to raise the wage to $15-an-hour, local leaders shared what effect it may have on the area. At the argument’s core is deciding if it’s better to hire fewer workers at a livable wage, or more workers at a wage ...