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Take the first step: Reach out for bill help

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities If you’re struggling to pay your electric bill, we have programs that can help. This year, summer heat will likely do what it usually does – increase your monthly bill primarily because you’re using your air conditioning more. And this summer brings the added challenges of…

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Do You Suffer from Digital Concussion?

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC Headaches. Dizziness. Dialed pupils. Discombobulation.  Have you experienced those problems, as you attend yet another Zoom or Teams meeting?  I have but I can also add to that list double vision.  We have a lot of new things coming at us lately.  The pandemic and sheltering at home…

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Final opportunity to take advantage of Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness opportunity

By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shareholder- Buckno Lisicky & Company With about two weeks until the July 4th holiday, most individuals’ thoughts are focused on spending time with their families on vacation.  But for some small business owners, these next two weeks may be also focused on the last opportunity to take advantage of…

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Goodbye Yellow. Hello Green!

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC After a few challenging months, tomorrow, June 12th, Carbon County will finally be in the GREEN! Like you, we are super excited for this long awaited milestone! So as we flatten the curve and experience some eased restrictions, it is important to keep in mind that there are still…

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Pivoting Your Business

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC To Pivot: When used as a verb it means “to turn on a point” but when used in business it has a much broader definition; “A pivot usually occurs when a company makes a fundamental change to their business after determining (usually through market research) that their product isn’t meeting the needs of…

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More help for PPL Electric Utilities customers in unprecedented times

We’ll power through COVID-19 together By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities The impacts of the coronavirus epidemic are everywhere. There is the sad toll of illnesses and lives lost. There are economic repercussions in millions of lost jobs, closed businesses and more. The economic effects may make it harder for some customers…

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Changing Your Marketing Priorities to Navigate Uncertain Times

By Dina Tulli Davis, CCEDC Director of Marketing & President, JumpSpark Creative Group, LLC. Lately, you may have noticed a change in brand advertising across all media platforms from hard selling to we are all in this together and are here to help you in any way we can. Many times in a crisis or…

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SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATING THE PANDEMIC EFFECTS ON SMALL BUSINESS

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC As the world starts to ask what’s going to happen when this pandemic is finally over and we can look at what it will take to jumpstart the economy again one thing is for certain: We have to save Main Street! In Carbon County, Main Street is…

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Lehigh Valley businesses will fight back against coronavirus

By Tony Iannelli |President & CEO, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Published by the The Morning Call | Apr 15, 2020 It was late January and the chamber held its 2020 Economic Outlook event at SteelStacks. The event, as usual, was packed with 600 community and business leaders shaking hands, hugging and happily sharing…

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COVID-19 Update from PPL Electric Utilities

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities We’re facing this public health challenge together. During the pandemic, we know our customers have questions and concerns about their electric service, how they can get bill payment assistance, electrical safety and energy efficiency information, and more.  We have our customers’ backs and are here for…

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