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Happy November! As the Thanksgiving Holiday Approaches, Pay It Forward…

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director of the CCEDC, E.V.P. Northern Region, GLVCC Many of us have heard the phrases “pay it forward” as well as “random acts of kindness.”  Simply stated, when someone does a good deed for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.…

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Shopping for an Electricity Provider Can Save You Money

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Christmas shopping, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are probably all on your mind in November.  But did you know there is a way to shop this month that won’t cost you a cent and can actually save you money? In Pennsylvania, residents can…

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Are There Things That Matter More Than Money?

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development We’ve all heard the saying “the love of money is the root of all evil”.  But that is not entirely true.  That statement says the love of money it doesn’t mean money itself.  Money can also be used for good.   Loving money more than anything else including your…

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Grid of the Future: Role of Transmission

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities The world is changing fast and the electric power grid is no exception. New technologies will produce more changes in the grid over the next 10 years than during the prior century. For the longest time, power flowed just one way: from the power plants, across…

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Planning for Success

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development It’s September already!  Where did the year go?  We usually ask ourselves that question around this time of year and look back to see how were we so busy that another year has slipped away from us, where has the time gone and more importantly what have we…

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September is National Preparedness Month: 7 Tips to Make Sure Your Family Is Ready for an Emergency

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities We can’t choose when a disaster is going to strike. But knowing what to do when an emergency happens—and having a plan ready—can make all the difference. September is National Preparedness Month. PPL Electric Utilities recommends using these tips to develop a plan for your home…

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What Is Economic Development

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development What is Economic Development?  I recently asked that question of high school students and was not at all surprised to get blank stares and crickets.   People have many different ideas of what economic development is and some have no idea at all. Jeff Finkle, President and CEO of…

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Look at the Opportunities

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC I read an article in Bloomberg recently by Claire Ballentine about the “Rust Belt” and ways that the local communities are turning around abandoned manufacturing plants.  An excerpt from her article sounds a lot like what some of our towns in Carbon County have become. Ms. Ballentine…

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The Ribbon is Cut… Now What?

The red ribbon and oversized scissors appear at local businesses two to three occasions per month. So, what is a “ribbon cutting ceremony”? How does this type of event help businesses and why do we spend our time planning such events? We’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of business owners throughout the…

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What is Custom Picture Framing?

By Guest Blogger, Carla Binder, Creative Framing by Carla What is Custom Picture Framing?Custom picture framing is basically a package that to enhances, protects and displays your art or cherished mementos.  Although the definition makes it sound simple enough, there are many things that must be taken into consideration. Don’t be mistaken, there’s a big difference…

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