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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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COVID Comebacks: Mauch Chunk Trust, Quest Termite & Pest, & Keystone Running | On Every Main Street

By GREG CAPOGNA • MAR 16, 2021 The COVID Comebacks series continues as Greg Capogna talks with Marty McGuire, Marketing Director at Mauch Chunk Trust, about local banking during the pandemic. Then, Chris and Kendra Snyder of Quest Termite & Pest Control discuss the importance of spring pest control. Finally, Chris Schmidt of the Keystone Running Store talks about the importance of finding the right…

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Creative Portrait Ideas

By Michael Straub, Michael Straub Photography A few tips for how to take your portrait photos up a notch. When you think of portrait photography, the standard head and shoulders shot with a slightly tilted chin probably comes to mind. While there is a place for more formal portraits, adding a little creative flair can…

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Energy saving at home

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities It’s been a whole year since the pandemic shifted our daily activities, interactions, and the way we work and attend school. We have some tried-and-true tips that will help you save energy and money no matter how much longer we’re all staying safe at home. In the…

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More Help Is on the Way

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC If you own a business of any kind, you have been impacted in one way or another by the pandemic.  If you are disheartened because you think there are no more programs available, then I am here to say courage Camille, there is still help out there…

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Recharge, reenergize and renew!

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC Take a break, take a walk, and give your mind some time to reenergize. Most of us are constantly connected, especially in our current climate: cell phones, ipads, email, text messages, television – and the list goes on. As I was getting ready for work – connected to the…

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Stay safe this winter with these tips

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities While making safety first should be a year-round proposition, there are some particular safety hazards lurking during the winter months that we have to keep in mind and guard against. Consumer statistics indicate that electrical product sales increase during the winter months. When considering that and…

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Highlights of the 2nd round of PPP loan provisions included in the Coronavirus Relief bill recently signed into law on December 27th

By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shareholder | Buckno, Lisicky & Company The new legislation allocates around $284 billion and refers to the new loans as second draw loans. The loan limit is $2 million, and the amount a small business will qualify for is determined by taking their average monthly payroll in 2019 and multiplying…

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Storm Versus Power Grid

How PPL Electric Utilities is changing the reliability odds for the better By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Hurricanes have had names for 70 years. Now big winter storms get them. Go figure. As I write this column just before Christmas, a powerful nor’easter – Winter Storm Gail – just left the…

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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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