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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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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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By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC As leaders in the workplace, we tackle daily tasks, help customers and co-workers, find solutions to challenges that arise and figure out how to increase activity and sales to stay ahead of the game. Now, more than ever, I encourage you to take the time to “see it, believe…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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