Business

Penn College, DBi Services collaborate on new apprenticeship

WILLIAMSPORT — Pennsylvania College of Technology and DBi Services have joined to produce the first Infrastructure Maintenance Technician registered apprenticeship program of its kind in the United States. The multistate program will provide critical training and a professional career path ...

Wise attends Voya Advisor Insight conference

LOCK HAVEN - Darla Wise of Lock Haven, an investment advisor representative with Voya Financial Advisors, attended the Advisor Insight conference held Jan. 14–16 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The annual event, hosted by Voya Financial Advisors (VFA), brought together approximately 1,000 ...

Muncy Bank Financial appoints new director

MUNCY – Robert J. Glunk, President & CEO of Muncy Bank Financial, Inc. (MYBF) announced the appointment of Robert P. Hager, CPA, to the Muncy Bank Financial, Inc. Board of Directors. Hager’s appointment will expand the board to 11 until the retirement of Harold E. Lowe in April. In ...

Art center especially for former female inmates

JOHN RISHEL/THE EXPRESS The Karibu Arts Center, 306 N. Grove St., Lock Haven, hosted an open house for the professional community Friday evening. Karibu Arts is a creative outlet for women coming out of the prison system, organized by Deborah Kincaid, registered art therapist. For the ...

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 ...