Business

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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Be Kind to Your Customer

I was encouraged to be nice and friendly at a very young age thanks to my mom, my grandparents and a few great teachers. In addition, my participation in basketball, track & field, and field hockey helped give me that competitive edge thanks to the many coaches who inspired me throughout my life. In today’s…

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Innovation as an Absolute Imperative

By Guest Blogger, Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL CLICK HERE to Learn More About PPL “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” is an often-repeated quote attributed to Steve Jobs. But how is this playing out and helping to create the grid of the future? Innovation requires all of us to make honest and, at times, difficult assessments of disruptive…

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Investing in Human Capital

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC Let’s talk about Human Capital. What is it? Human capital is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “the skills the labor force possesses and is regarded as a resource or asset.” As a business owner, the success of your organization depends upon the work productivity of your staff.…

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Tis’ the Season for Networking

Holiday luncheons, family dinners, work parties, neighborhood get-togethers and festive feasts! Tis the season for gatherings, so why not use them to your benefit? Networking opportunities are all around you during the busy holiday season. After-hours business mixers are not the only avenues available for networking opportunities. As you attend holiday festivities, be sure to have…

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Making a Difference Through Volunteering

By Alice Wanamaker, CCEDC Member Relations Director “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  Dr. Seuss, The Lorax  Did Dr. Seuss know the power of his statement or the impact it would have on our lives? Probably not, but let’s stop and think for a moment about the…

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Bunching or Bundling Charitable Donations with a Donor-Advised Fund: A great year-end stocking stuffer idea to benefit Carbon County-area charities

By Guest Blogger, Joe Mastriani, CPA and Shareholder at Buckno Lisicky & Company Individual taxpayers, who have two options when they file their personal federal income tax returns — take a standard deduction or itemize deductions — usually select the option that reduces their overall tax liability the most. Due to the recent tax law changes,…

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A Few of My Favorite Things

By: Alice Wanamaker, CCEDC Member Relations Director I applaud those of you who have or are in the process of establishing a business in Carbon County and for not only taking a positive step toward growing your business but also investing in yourself and the community. There are so many things to think about when starting…

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Building a Climate of Trust

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive V.P. of the GLVCC and Executive Director of the CCEDC It’s enjoyable and relaxing for many of us to meet up and hang out with friends after work or on the weekends. We find comfort in sharing stories, laughing and joking or discussing serious and sensitive matters among friends and family.…

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Support Your Local Farmer

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC When you think of small businesses, you may think of many different types.  The local bakery, a restaurant or that cute shop that sells handmade soaps and lotions or even a nail salon or accountant.   Here in Carbon County, we have lots of those businesses.  Some of…

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