Business

Entrance at college’s athletics complex named for M&T Bank

WILLIAMSPORT— M&T Bank has pledged support for the construction of a new entrance gate - which will bear the name of the financial institution - at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s athletics complex. Construction for the M&T Bank entrance gate is expected to begin soon and ...

Hawbaker helps with new baseball field in Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — Glenn O. Hawbaker, Hawbaker Engineering and other generous sponsors including Sheetz have joined forces to assist Bellefonte Little League in building a third baseball field at the Webster Field Complex. Owned by the Bellefonte Borough, the complex is located in Spring Township ...

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 ...

Huge turn out for Oregon Hill Winery grand opening

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS A large crowd of wine lovers packed Oregon Hill Winery Inc. to celebrate its official grand opening on Wednesday. Patrons sampled the various wines and mingled all to the sound of Phil Reeder and his acoustic guitar. Above, owner Karon Swendrowski prepares to cut the ...

Emma’s Primatives offering sweet treats and more

SARAH SMELTZ/THE EXPRESS Emma’s Primitives, located at 8 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting. Pictured, from left, are Downtown Lock Haven Inc. Manager Samantha Eisenhart, Carol Henry, Rose Laubauch, owner Tammy Lamey and ...

PPL named 2019 Investor-Owned Utility of the Year

ALLENTOWN— The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has named PPL Electric Utilities as the 2019 SEPA Power Players Investor-Owned Utility of the Year. Now in their 11th year, the SEPA Power Players Awards honor utilities, their industry partners and individual thought leaders, providing ...

LHU SBDC offers QuickBooks workshops

LOCK HAVEN —The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center is offering two QuickBooks workshops for small business owners on June 26. QuickBooks is the number one management and accounting tool utilized by start-up and small business entrepreneurs. The morning of June 26 will ...

West Penn Power supports Wildlife Center

STATE COLLEGE — FirstEnergy Corporation, parent company of West Penn Power that provides service to 720,000 customers in central and southwestern Pennsylvania, showed its support of the fully-accessible walking trail planned for the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation’s new Wildlife Center in ...

Coploff named treasurer of state Bar Foundation

LOCK HAVEN — Local attorney Larry E. Coploff has been named treasurer of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation for 2019-20. Coploff, of the Lock Haven law firm of Coploff, Ryan & Welch, is a longtime member of the PBA House of Delegates. He most recently served as a PBA zone governor ...

FirstEnergy donates to help build new healthcare facility

PHOTO PROVIDED Joleen Hindman from FirstEnergy, far right, presents a donation to Molly Schwartz, the campaign’s honorary chair, and Andrew Naugle, Centre Care’s administrator. Centre Care, the nonprofit that currently operates Centre Crest in Bellefonte, plans to open a new 240-bed ...

LHU offering two QuickBooks workshops

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center is offering two QuickBooks workshops for small business owners on Wednesday, June 26. QuickBooks is the number one management and accounting tool utilized by start-up and small business entrepreneurs. QuickBooks ...

Thompson completes training with IRA Experts

LOCK HAVEN —Bob Thompson of Diversified Asset Planners, Inc and J. W. Cole Financial, Inc. completed his semiannual training with America’s IRA Experts at Ed Slott and Company, LLC in Dallas, Texas. May 2-4. The workshop, which was attended by members of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA ...

Local supermarkets add online shopping as option

MILL HALL – Online shopping is the newest option for customers at the local Walmart and Weis stores. Recently, Mill Hall Walmart renovated their store and added an “Online Grocery Pickup” area in the parking lot. Grocery purchases made online are brought directly to customers’ ...

Marketing is topic of SCORE seminar

PHOTO PROVIDED A New Way to Look at Marketing was the focus of a free seminar offered recently by the SCORE Central PA Chapter. Bob Griffin, a marketing specialist for SCORE, conducted the session at the Clinton County Economic Partnership and Visitors Bureau office in Lock Haven. The next ...

Bloomsun Coffee in LH

ROXANNE ARETTA/THE EXPRESS A new coffee trailer that supports local farmers plans to sell coffee and tea all summer throughout Lock Haven. Owner of Bloomsun, Amelia Bilska, even makes some ingredients from scratch. “All syrups are home made,” said Bilska. She even grows and picks ...

Marshall, Parker and Weber are named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

JERSEY SHORE — Marshall, Parker & Weber, LLC, a local elder law and estate planning firm, announces that Jeffrey A. Marshall, Certified Elder Law Attorney Matthew J. Parker and Certified Elder Law Attorney Tammy A. Weber were named to the 2019 Super Lawyers list by the Pennsylvania ...

Collision Center retains Grace Vanderbeck

LOCK HAVEN — The Collision Center, located on South Hanna Street in Castanea Township, retained Grace Vanderbeck, a student enrolled at the Poorman College of Business in marketing to explain the benefit of it’s new “clean room” to central Pennsylvania companies. Aluminum car ...

Amanda Oechler named secretary of PICPA

LOCK HAVEN —Amanda R. Oechler, a certified public accountant (CPA) from Lock Haven, was named secretary of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) Central Chapter. Oechler is owner of ARO & Company in Lock Haven, specializing in nonprofit accounting and ...

Check out the newly remodeled Walmart

PHOTO PROVIDED On Friday, May 10, Walmart in Bald Eagle Township celebrated its remodel grand opening at the store. Above, a Walmart donation of $2,000 to Lock Haven Police Department is shown.

Local attorney published in Solicitor’s Handbook

JERSEY SHORE – Marc S. Drier, Esquire, of Drier & Dieter Law Offices in Jersey Shore, has authored a chapter on Eminent Domain published in the Solicitor’s Handbook, a resource book published periodically through the Governor’s Office to assist Pennsylvania attorneys. Drier is a ...