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There Is Nothing Like a Dream to Create the Future

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Carbon County Economic Development I have many “memes” in my office to help me focus and create. One of my favorites is from a dear friend and reads “Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth”. She knows me too well! The one I am…

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The Great American Smokeout

By Kirsti Coghlan, Mauch Chunk Trust, CCEDC Health & Wellness Committee The Great American Smokeout begins this month of November… Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health, but it’s not easy. Why is quitting such a challenge? You may be able to think of many reasons, but here…

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Wellness Tip for 8-16-22: Prevent Eye Strain, Plus (20-20-20 Rule)

By Kathy Ruff, Sharing Peace on the Path & CCEDC Health & Wellness Committee As a freelance bookkeeper and writer, I spend a LOT of time looking at a computer screen.  When I mentioned to my eye doctor that sometimes my vision would be blurry when I looked away from the screen, he suggested the…

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PPL Electric Utilities Price to Compare Rate 2022

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities PPL EU recently completed an energy auction and the new Price to Compare (PTC), effective June 1, will be 12.366 cents/kWh for residential customers (up from 8.941cents/kWh) and 11.695 cents/kWh for small business customers (up from /9.675cents/kWh).  The increase is due to several market conditions that are impacting…

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Pandemic Today: We Didn’t Expect to be Here. So, What’s Next?

By David B. Burmeister, DO, MBA, Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine, LVHN   Originally posted January 12, 2022 David Burmeister, DO, Chair, Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, LVHN, shares a perspective from the front lines in this op-ed When we started vaccinating health care workers at Lehigh Valley Health Network, the end of the pandemic seemed like…

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Get Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays with the 3 P’s

By Andreas Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Did you know that plumbers call the day after Thanksgiving, “Brown Friday?” It is the busiest day of the year for us! So while you are preparing your holiday meals and getting ready to host company, don’t forget to get your plumbing ready, too! Just follow the…

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Prices are on the rise: shop smart for the energy supply that’s right for you

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve probably noticed that prices are going up.   From beef to gas, and just about everything in between. But, just like you’d shop around for the best price on everyday goods, it’s important to know that you can also…

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Cost of Supplies and Its Effect on Small Businesses

By Kathy Henderson, CCEDC Director of Economic Development I overheard a conversation the other day that went something like this: If goods are manufactured in the United States, and they aren’t sitting on a ship in the ocean, why is there a shortage?   Good question but consider this: goods that are manufactured in the U.S….

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Energy Vampires

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Energy vampires are scary.   And no, we’re not talking about those people who drain the energy out of you.   We’re talking about all the electronic gadgets, gizmos, appliances and other devices that draw energy — commonly known as phantom loads — when they’re plugged in but…

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