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Celebrating the difference makers among us in a year like no other

Celebrating the difference makers among us in a year like no other By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities There are so many great people out there who work tirelessly to make their communities better places to live. You may call them the helpers, the doers, the volunteers. We call them Bright Lights….

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How Might Taxes Change Under President-Elect Biden

How Might Taxes Change Under President-Elect Biden By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP | Shareholder| Buckno Lisicky & Company CPAs With the official presidential transition underway, in addition to all 50 states having certified their presidential election results, President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th as the 46th President of the United States. …

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marlyn kissner, rick franzo, alice wanamaker, stonerow restaurant

COVID Comebacks: Marlyn Kissner, Rick Franzo, Alice Wanamaker, Margaret White |On Every Main Street

By Kenneth Mazzaro- Published Oct. 23, 2020- WDIY 88.1 Greg Capogna continues his COVID Comebacks series with Marlyn Kissner – EVP Northern Region GLVCC, Rick Franzo – The Growth Coach of the Poconos, Alice Wannamaker – VP Northern Region GLVCC, and Margaret White – Owner, Stone Row restaurant in Jim Thorpe. (Original air-date: 10/19/2020)

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Please Be Kind…It’s Time to Forgive

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC Now more than ever, we need to be kind to one another, help our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, guests and strangers. This is a “forgiving time” as things do not look the same, many of us never experiencing a pandemic, give folks a break. Have gratitude… take time to think…

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You’re Never Too Old to Learn a New Trick

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC Dave builds buggies.  You know, the old wagon wheel type of buggies like the Connestoga Wagons, the buckboards and the 20 mule team wagons of the old west.  Dave lives in Joliet Montana which is a very small town off the beaten path.  The type of town…

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One million avoided outages – and counting PPL Electric Utilities’ smart grid is proving its mettle and keeping the lights on

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities There are a lot of truisms out there, like “the apple never falls far from the tree” or “patience is a virtue.” Here’s one from your electric utility: “The best power outage is the one that never happens.” You’re thinking, of course it is, but the…

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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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