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Don’t Take Out the Shovel or Start Up Digging Machinery Until You Call 811

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Do you intend to plant trees, shrubs or flower beds in your yard or start up a backyard construction project in the near future? If so, be sure to call 811 before you start!  Make the call, for your safety and the safety of others.   Everyone should make the 811 call before any digging…

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The Importance of “No Time”

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC On the advice of a friend, I have been reading “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.  It is a 12- week self-study course on un-blocking your creativity which I have found to be very enlightening.  The core of the class is to begin with writing your morning…

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Possible Tax Changes on the Horizon: A summary of President Biden’s Budget proposals

By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP | Shareholder| Buckno Lisicky & Company CPAs The Biden administration released its “Green Book” of revenues and policy proposals on May 28, 2021. The focus of the plan is to extend the tax breaks enacted as part of the American Rescue Plan Act for lower- and middle-income taxpayers. These tax…

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Why Making Others Feel Important Will Make You Happier and More Successful

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC Over the years, I have read numerous books and articles by consultants on how to become more successful.  Brian Tracy is one of my favorites.   We are often asked at CCEDC “how did we become so successful”.  The answer is surprisingly easy….we honestly care about the people…

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Here Comes Hurricane Season

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Prepare your family and home for severe storms, loss of power Hurricane season – that six-month period that brings damaging wind and heavy rain along the east coast – has begun and we’re prepared. We hope you are too. Each year, PPL Electric Utilities’ 1.4 million customers…

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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…

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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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