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The Importance of Trails for Health & Business

By Kathy Henderson, CCEDC Director of Economic Development Spring has sprung! We certainly didn’t have much of a winter this past year, hardly any snow. Yet, the warmer temperatures and sunshine, the bright yellow daffodils, and seeing the first robinof spring still feel good. Now is the time to get out and experience our beautiful…

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There Is Nothing Like a Dream to Create the Future

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Carbon County Economic Development I have many “memes” in my office to help me focus and create. One of my favorites is from a dear friend and reads “Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth”. She knows me too well! The one I am…

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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

marlyn kissner, rick franzo, alice wanamaker, stonerow restaurant

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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