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Bill help: Are you staying on top of your electricity supply rate?

By Gregory N. Dudkin, Executive V.P. & CEO, PPL Corporation Here in Pennsylvania, you can shop for your electricity supply. Just like you would shop for a car, you compare different offers and choose what is right for you at the lowest cost. Then, PPL Electric Utilities delivers the electricity to you.We support shopping for…

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Can the 3D printing market help localize supply chains.

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC An article in my recent Area Development Site & Facility Planning Insidernewsletter talked about the rising use of 3D printing in manufacturing and healthcare. In 2019, the global industrial 3D printing market size was $10.41 billion which sounds like a lot of money however this market is…

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Need help paying your electric bill? These resources can help.

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Vaccines are rolling out and hope is in the air, but the lasting impacts of the pandemic are still very real for many Pennsylvanians. If you’re having trouble paying your electric bill – or if you’re falling behind on your payments – there are programs that can…

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Mentorship Is Key to Maintaining a Strong Workforce

We’re facing a labor shortage in the U.S. and Canada. And with unemployment approaching an all-time low, finding top talent to fill open positions is more difficult than ever. An increased focus on the transfer of knowledge between employees is the key to maintaining a competitive edge. That’s where mentorships can play a pivotal role….

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COVID Comebacks: Mauch Chunk Trust, Quest Termite & Pest, & Keystone Running | On Every Main Street

By GREG CAPOGNA • MAR 16, 2021 The COVID Comebacks series continues as Greg Capogna talks with Marty McGuire, Marketing Director at Mauch Chunk Trust, about local banking during the pandemic. Then, Chris and Kendra Snyder of Quest Termite & Pest Control discuss the importance of spring pest control. Finally, Chris Schmidt of the Keystone Running Store talks about the importance of finding the right…

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Creative Portrait Ideas

By Michael Straub, Michael Straub Photography A few tips for how to take your portrait photos up a notch. When you think of portrait photography, the standard head and shoulders shot with a slightly tilted chin probably comes to mind. While there is a place for more formal portraits, adding a little creative flair can…

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Energy saving at home

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities It’s been a whole year since the pandemic shifted our daily activities, interactions, and the way we work and attend school. We have some tried-and-true tips that will help you save energy and money no matter how much longer we’re all staying safe at home. In the…

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More Help Is on the Way

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC If you own a business of any kind, you have been impacted in one way or another by the pandemic.  If you are disheartened because you think there are no more programs available, then I am here to say courage Camille, there is still help out there…

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Recharge, reenergize and renew!

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC Take a break, take a walk, and give your mind some time to reenergize. Most of us are constantly connected, especially in our current climate: cell phones, ipads, email, text messages, television – and the list goes on. As I was getting ready for work – connected to the…

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