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Cost of Supplies and Its Effect on Small Businesses

By Kathy Henderson, CCEDC Director of Economic Development I overheard a conversation the other day that went something like this: If goods are manufactured in the United States, and they aren’t sitting on a ship in the ocean, why is there a shortage?   Good question but consider this: goods that are manufactured in the U.S.…

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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

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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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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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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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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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COVID Comebacks: Marlyn Kissner, Rick Franzo, Alice Wanamaker, Margaret White |On Every Main Street

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By Kenneth Mazzaro- Published Oct. 23, 2020- WDIY 88.1 Greg Capogna continues his COVID Comebacks series with Marlyn Kissner – EVP Northern Region GLVCC, Rick Franzo – The Growth Coach of the Poconos, Alice Wannamaker – VP Northern Region GLVCC, and Margaret White – Owner, Stone Row restaurant in Jim Thorpe. (Original air-date: 10/19/2020)

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Payroll Tax Deferral

By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shareholder | Buckno, Lisicky & Company I want to make you aware of the most recent guidance from the U.S. Treasury and the IRS regarding the August 8 presidential executive order allowing for the deferral of the employee portion of Social Security taxes.  This order, signed by the President,…

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How Do You Zoom?

Woman looking at PC and participating in conference call

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC I was reading an article the other day in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Video Calls are Good for Laundry Too” by Shan LI. The article talked about how people started out working from home at the beginning of the pandemic and dressed as though they were going…

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