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M&M focuses on family, customer service

Edgar Miller Jr. started M&M Paving and Excavating in 1971 on a farm in Montour County. From those humble origins, Edgar grew the business and moved it to Williamsport in 1988. This year is their 50th Anniversary. “We serve central and northeastern Pennsylvania,” he said. “We are ...

Local professor, class helps businesses go online

Ill-prepared to move forward in the digital space, several area businesses were thrown into confusion by COVID-19 but a college professor and his class are helping ease the transition. Robert “Spyke” Krepshaw, professor of web and interactive media at Pennsylvania College of Technology, ...

Small business centers provide assistance

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers provide technical assistance and information for businesses navigating the impact of COVID-19. With 16 centers hosted at colleges and universities, the SBDC delivers consulting services and educational programs to businesses across the ...

Printing business to help small businesses create revenue during outbreak

In an effort to help small businesses through these uncertain economic times, The Graphic Hive announced a new initiative to help businesses generate revenue. The Graphic Hive is offering free setup for an online apparel store for all small businesses. These online apparel stores will offer ...

Penn State, LHU SBDCs become one

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center and the Penn State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have joined forces. The new larger organization, Penn State SBDC, will serve Centre, Clinton, Lycoming and Mifflin counties. Penn State SBDC will ...

COVID-19 forces small businesses to rethink strategies

Renee and Michael Brown planned to open a third location for their coffee company — and put their plans on hold when the coronavirus hit. Sales at the Browns’ San Francisco coffee shop, Weaver’s Coffee & Tea, are down about 4%; while that’s not drastic, the coronavirus outbreak in ...

Local McDonald’s gets a makeover

The McDonald’s location at 1940 Lycoming Creek Road had its grand reopening and customer appreciation event Friday. The location now offers digital self-order kiosks and food delivered to tables by McDonald’s crew members.

Woodlands Financial Services Company announces stock repurchase program

Woodlands Financial Services Company (OTC Pink: WDFN) announced the initiation of a stock repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to 10% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock, or approximately 154,300 shares, in the open market, in accordance with all ...

Woodlands Bank promotes community office managers

Woodlands Bank is proud to announce the promotions of Heather Corbin and Denise Cardillo to Community Office Managers. Heather was the Assistant Community Office Manager at the Lock Haven Office before she stepped into her new role of Community Office Manager at the Lock Haven Office. ...

Regulators challenge merger of health networks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is taking action to block the planned merger of two major Philadelphia-area health systems, saying it would reduce competition and harm patients. The commission issued an administrative complaint and said it is also filing a ...

Ernie Cafe serves up exotic drinks

When Pat Olarikdeach’s kids wanted to sell lemonade in the summertime, it gave her an idea. That idea became Ernie Cafe, located at 11 W. Fourth St, just two doors down from her husband Ken Theerasuk’s family business, Joy Thai Cuisine. The cafe opened in November 2019 and their ...

Milton Industrial Park gets grants for access road

MILTON — SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) helped Milton Borough secure nearly $2.7 million in state and federal grant funding to construct Marsh Road to improve access to five developable lots in the Milton Industrial Park. SEDA-COG assisted the borough with the submission of the ...

Transco back again, seeking permits for Eastern gas pipeline

A hotly contested proposal to build a pipeline to take natural gas to customers in New York City and Long Island is back before New Jersey regulators. The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project would add to the existing Transco pipeline and would carry enough gas to heat 2.3 million homes. It ...

Awards highlight chamber’s annual banquet meeting

Three area businesses were honored at the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards and banquet meeting Thursday at the Holiday Inn. “We’re looking to improve and expand,” said Lance Thomas, co-owner of ClearView Asset Protection, a Hughesville area company that ...

Heartland Rehabilitation changes name to H2 Health

Heartland Rehabilitation has changed its name and will operate in the market as H2 Health. H2 is a national provider of outpatient physical rehabilitation care offering a wide range of services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies. The business operates more than 60 ...

Kay Jewelers to go in at Loyal Plaza

Kay Jewelers will be moving out of the Lycoming Mall and to East Third Street in Loyalsock Township, confirmed a store manager. Later this month the former Payless Shoes in the Loyal Plaza will be renovated to house the jewelry store. Kay Jewelers will join Great Clips and Venice Pizza in ...

Muncy Bank to open new office in Montgomery

MUNCY — Rob Glunk, president and CEO of The Muncy Bank and Trust Company, recently announced that the company is opening its eighth full-service office at 2190 Route 54, Montgomery. The office will offer traditional banking products as well as trust and investment services. The location ...

Resort wrestles with rental rise

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Lake Placid is a picture-book village in the Adirondack Mountains offering tourists crisp air, pretty peaks, Winter Olympic sites and, lately, a lot more houses to rent for the weekend. The rising popularity of short-term rentals on services like Airbnb is alarming ...

Hiring surges in January as Americans flood into job market

WASHINGTON — Hiring jumped last month as U.S. employers added a robust 225,000 jobs, bolstering an economy that faces threats from China’s viral outbreak, an ongoing trade war and struggles at Boeing. The Labor Department also said Friday that a half-million people streamed into the job ...

Schell’s brewery barely survived Prohibition

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Most breweries in existence at the time did not survive Prohibition, which started 100 years ago this month and lasted for 13 years. One of the few that did was the August Schell Brewing Co. in New Ulm, founded in 1860. It now counts itself as the second oldest ...