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Payroll Tax Deferral

By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shareholder | Buckno, Lisicky & Company I want to make you aware of the most recent guidance from the U.S. Treasury and the IRS regarding the August 8 presidential executive order allowing for the deferral of the employee portion of Social Security taxes.  This order, signed by the President,…

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Planning for Emergencies: It’s Worth It!

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Think about it. People are constantly planning.  We plan for everyday life, things like shopping and meals, to bigger things like careers and relationships. But what about emergency planning? Do you ever think of what might affect you where you live and decide what you and…

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How Do You Zoom?

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC I was reading an article the other day in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Video Calls are Good for Laundry Too” by Shan LI. The article talked about how people started out working from home at the beginning of the pandemic and dressed as though they were going…

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811 call before you dig

Don’t go digging for trouble – Call 811 before your next project

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Installing a fence or mailbox post? Building an addition? Starting up a big landscaping project? There’s one thing you always need to do before you or the contractor you hired start digging. Call 8-1-1 for the Pennsylvania One Call System to help prevent contact with underground…

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See, Believe and Achieve …Now More Than Ever.

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC As leaders in the workplace, we tackle daily tasks, help customers and co-workers, find solutions to challenges that arise and figure out how to increase activity and sales to stay ahead of the game. Now, more than ever, I encourage you to take the time to “see it, believe…

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Can We Ever Reach Net Zero?

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC What is Net Zero?  According to the World Green Building Council (WGBC), the definition of a net zero carbon building is a building that is highly energy efficient and fully powered from on-site and/or off-site renewable energy sources.  The WGBC is dedicated to supporting market transformation towards 100% net…

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Take the first step: Reach out for bill help

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities If you’re struggling to pay your electric bill, we have programs that can help. This year, summer heat will likely do what it usually does – increase your monthly bill primarily because you’re using your air conditioning more. And this summer brings the added challenges of…

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Do You Suffer from Digital Concussion?

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC Headaches. Dizziness. Dialed pupils. Discombobulation.  Have you experienced those problems, as you attend yet another Zoom or Teams meeting?  I have but I can also add to that list double vision.  We have a lot of new things coming at us lately.  The pandemic and sheltering at home…

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Final opportunity to take advantage of Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness opportunity

By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shareholder- Buckno Lisicky & Company With about two weeks until the July 4th holiday, most individuals’ thoughts are focused on spending time with their families on vacation.  But for some small business owners, these next two weeks may be also focused on the last opportunity to take advantage of…

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Goodbye Yellow. Hello Green!

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC After a few challenging months, tomorrow, June 12th, Carbon County will finally be in the GREEN! Like you, we are super excited for this long awaited milestone! So as we flatten the curve and experience some eased restrictions, it is important to keep in mind that there are still…

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