Business

Melanie McLane named Realtor of the Year

JERSEY SHORE – Melanie McLane, owner of Jackson Real Estate in Jersey Shore, was presented the Realtor® of the Year Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® this week in Harrisburg. The state award acknowledges meritorious contributions to the real estate community. McLane, a ...

Workshop: 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 ...

Brandt Eyecare merges with Nittany Eye Associates

LOCK HAVEN - Dr. John Brandt Jr. and the staff at Brandt Eyecare, Inc. are pleased to announce the merger of their Optometric Practice with Nittany Eye Associates, of Centre County effective July 1. After 68 years of the Brandt family practicing ophthalmology and optometry in Clinton County, ...

Avery Dennison, Croda … partners in community advisory board

MILL HALL — The Croda Inc. Community Advisory Council (CAC) recently welcomed Avery Dennison as a partner to co-host the CAC. The voluntary group of 12 community members, established in 2001, meets quarterly to learn more about the local manufacturers and to provide input to Croda and ...

Local attorney recognized for litigation

WILLIAMSPORT — Williamsport attorney Cliff Rieders has been recognized by his peers to be featured in the 25th Anniversary Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his “high caliber of work” in the field of personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. According to the ...

New gift shop opens Sunday in Renovo

By KEVIN RAUCH krauch@lockhaven.com RENOVO — When Claudia Botsford was a young girl growing up in the Jersey Shore area, her dad would often ask if she’d like to join him at work for the day. “Going to push posies today, want to come?” he would ask. Many occasions found a ...

YHEC receives $4,312 grant from NRA Foundation

LOGANTON — The Southern Clinton County YHEC (Youth Hunter Education Challenge) club was recently awarded a sizeable grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. Each year Friends of the NRA form volunteer committees across the country and tirelessly raise charitable dollars and ...

Coco Holistic is new self-help sanctuary in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — Courtney Riggs is a first-time business owner. She owns Coco Holistic, a new business that officially opened up Sept. 1 on 130 Main St. in the Simon Building above Vape Haven and Taco Inc. Coco Holistic does not sell products, but is more of a mental health service that ...

Take ‘The First Step’ for a small business

LOCK HAVEN — Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? The workshop “The First Step for Starting a Small Business” this coming Friday will help aspiring entrepreneurs begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating ...

Hawbaker raises $105,500 at annual golf tournament

STATE COLLEGE — Celebrating over 27 years in existence, the Glenn O. Hawbaker Charity Golf Outing raised $105,500 this July to benefit eight well deserving non-profits. Since its inception, the tournament has donated $1,486,000 to 53 organizations through out the state of ...

‘A Flower Basket’ shares birthday with Lucy, the shop cat

CTERRACINA/THE EXPRESS “A Flower Basket” in Bellefonte will be holding its one-year anniversary celebration next week. Owner Susan Mullen opened the business on Sept. 1, 2017. That date is also her shop cat’s first birthday. The cat, Lucy, is a very noticeable part of the store at 633 ...

Two honored for support of those serving in the military

JERSEY SHORE – John Roberto and Steve Lovell of Williams Gas Pipeline, Jersey Shore, were honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employees serving in the Pennsylvania Guard and Reserve by Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a ...

Weis Markets makes $225,000 donation to paralyzed veterans

SUNBURY — Weis Markets presented a $225,000 donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) in support of their Mission: ABLE ‘s Heart of the Brave campaign, which encourages veterans and their families, corporate supporters, and friends to help create an America where our most ...

Workshop to help businesses tap government marketplace

WILLIAMSPORT — Businesses will have the opportunity to gain basic principles they need to do business with local, state, and federal governments in a free workshop conducted by SEDA-Council of Governments’ Procurement Technical Assistance Center staff. The Selling to the Government: The ...

KC Field and Floor

The Keystone Central Field and Floor Band Boosters were presented a check from Murray Motors Sales and Marketing Coordinator Lacy Dawn Tom, to match half of the profits they made at their car wash on July 21 at Murray Motors. The match brings total profits to $268.50. PHOTO PROVIDED

Fullington buys cruise division

STATE COLLEGE — The Fullington Auto Bus Co. is pleased to announce that they have purchased Voyager VIP Cruises. Fullington has partnered with Voyager VIP Cruises and its sole owner Joyce Williams Boone since Boone moved into the area several years ago, offering a variety of cruise and ...

Cheerleaders get a hand from Murray Motors

PHOTO PROVIDED Murray Motors salesman Michael Packer presents a check to the Central Mountain Youth Football Cheerleaders on behalf of Murray Motors matching one-half of the profits the cheerleaders made at their car wash on July 7. Murray Motors’ half match of $336.62 brought total profits ...

CATA names Douglas E. Keith the new director of finance

BELLEFONTE — Douglas E. Keith has been named director of finance for CATA. In that role, he is responsible for CATA’s grants, procurement and capital programs, as well as establishing and maintaining the Authority’s financial and accounting systems. He oversees development of the ...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

‘Social Media in the Workplace’ seminar LOCK HAVEN — PA CareerLink Clinton County, in partnership with the Clinton County Economic Partnership and Small Business Development Center at Lock Haven University, will hold a seminar on Social Media in the Workplace, on Friday, Sept. 28, from ...