Business

The first step for starting a small business

LOCK HAVEN —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 ...

CATA recognizes long-standing employees

BELLEFONTE — Over the past year, the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) Board of Directors and staff have had the privilege of formally recognizing some of its most long-standing bus operators and maintenance employees celebrating milestone career anniversaries and retirements with ...

Dent Fix donates aluminum repair station to Penn College

WILLIAMSPORT – Reflecting the increasing use of aluminum by automakers and affirming the value of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s industry partners, Dent Fix Equipment has donated a self-contained aluminum dent-repair station for use by the institution’s collision repair and ...

Your Building Centers acquires Berlin Lumber Company

ALTOONA – Your Building Centers (YBC) has acquired Berlin Lumber Company in Berlin, Somerset County, which is a lumber, truss and building supplies provider that has been serving builders and homeowners for more than 68 years. YBC purchased the company from Doug Brant, owner/president of ...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

LOCK HAVEN — Amy Probst with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty was recognized as the sales associate with sales production in listings for their performance in December. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty recognizes the quarterly Diamond Club Winners—Connie May, ...

Workshop in Bellefonte to help businesses tap govt. marketplace

From Staff Reports BELLEFONTE — Businesses will have the opportunity to gain basic principles they need to do business with local, state, and federal governments in a free one-on-one workshop conducted by SEDA-Council of Governments’ (SEDA-COG) Procurement Technical Assistance Center ...

Bob Thompson completes training on retirement planning

LOCK HAVEN — Bob Thomspon of J. W. Cole Financial, Inc. has completed his semiannual training with America’s IRA Experts at Ed Slott and Company, LLC in Coronado, Calif. The workshop, which was attended by members of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor GroupSM, provided in-depth ...

Dent Fix donates aluminum repair station to Penn College

WILLIAMSPORT. – Reflecting the increasing use of aluminum by automakers and affirming the value of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s industry partners, Dent Fix Equipment has donated a self-contained aluminum dent-repair station for use by the institution’s collision repair and ...

R.S. Associates Insurance Agency adds new partner

BEECH CREEK — R. S. Associates Insurance Agency in Beech Creek has provided guidance and counseling to clients throughout Pennsylvania for over 35 years. The agency specializes in consulting in retirement and estate planning, annuities, life insurance, Medicare supplements, ancillary ...

A variety of options at The Chef’s Station

LOCK HAVEN — From classic food truck style foods like tacos and quesadillas to more unique options such as goat cheese salads and change your life cheesecake, The Chef’s Station can offer a variety of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The Chef’s Station, a food truck owned ...

Local Allstate Agency teams up with Toys for Tots

LOCK HAVEN —Lock Haven Allstate Agency owner Hollie Keohane is teaming-up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys for local children. She joins hundreds of Allstate agencies throughout Pennsylvania and New England who are participating in this donation ...

Workshop on starting a new business

LOCK HAVEN — 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 ...

Walmart truck drivers raise $2,000 for Jersey Shore Area School District

JERSEY SHORE – The Woodland transportation office has selected Jersey Shore Area School District to receive a $2,000 donation as part of Walmart’s commitment to education. Private Fleet truck drivers for Walmart – among the safest drivers in the country – drove extra carefully during ...

Why startups need business plans

Great ideas often inspire people to start a business. But ideas alone don't make a business. Startup founders will likely need to develop a business plan to get their ideas off the ground and begin operations. Many startup founders require some measure of outside funding to turn their ideas ...

New catering business opens in Beech Creek

BEECH CREEK — Chef Mickala Dorman is back home, and at the age of 24 is following her dreams as the chef and CEO of a new catering company in the Lock Haven area. Her business is called Twisted Whisk Catering, and she is located at 43 Ramsey Hallow Rd., Beech Creek. Dorman is a young ...

Outgoing members of Croda/Avery advisory council honored

PHOTO PROVIDED The Croda/Avery Dennison Community Advisory Council (CAC) thanked its outgoing members at their quarterly meeting on Oct. 9. Shonah Hunter, Ken Marquardt, Sean Kleckner and Travis Hillyer served on the council for two years. Pictured from left to right: Emilie Oishi (SHE ...

Local real estate agents recognized

PHOTOS PROVIDED Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodrick Realty has recognized Amy Probst as sales associate with top production in listings and Brady Carnahan, who received the sales award for their performance in September. The company also recognizes the quarterly Diamond Club winners: ...

LHU Small Business Development Center and Downtown LH Inc. to host event

LOCK HAVEN — The holiday season will be here before we know it – is your retail businesses ready to connect with customers? Small businesses have been fighting an uphill battle for decades and it seems like big corporations have more resources, more brand recognition, and most ...

Davis Insurance shows off its new offices

PHOTOS PROVIDED More than 130 members of the business community turned out recently as the Davis Insurance Agency hosted a Clinton County Economic Partnership ‘Time Out’ after-hours networking event. Davis used the occasion to showcase their newly renovated office building at 208 E. ...

Powers Health Center celebrates opening

PHOTOS PROVIDED The father-son duo of Dr. Richard Powers II, center left, and Dr. Richard “Lee” Powers III get ready to cut the ribbon Friday during a grand opening celebration at Powers Health Center. Long-time local dentist Dr. Richard Powers II is now joined by his son, chiropractor ...