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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 Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Think about it. People are constantly planning.  We plan for everyday life, things like shopping and meals, to bigger things like careers and relationships. But what about emergency planning? Do you ever think of what might affect you where you live and decide what you and…

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811 call before you dig

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Installing a fence or mailbox post? Building an addition? Starting up a big landscaping project? There’s one thing you always need to do before you or the contractor you hired start digging. Call 8-1-1 for the Pennsylvania One Call System to help prevent contact with underground…

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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 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 Carol Obando-Derstine | Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Nothing is more important to us than educating the public about being safe around electricity. And we recognize how important it is to teach those lessons to young people. It’s why we created “How We Stay Safe Around Electricity,” a unique book that teaches youngsters…

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By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development You don’t have to be a business owner to show appreciation to those you work with.  Unfortunately, most people go through their workday never being told that they are doing a good job, or that their hard work is sincerely appreciated.   As Margaret Cousins once said: “Appreciation can…

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By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Think of December holiday season and you’re likely to think of something shining brightly often, it’s something powered by electricity.  Using more electricity is a natural part of the holiday season.  Family and friends come to stay, and we cook for them. The weather gets cold,…

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Lessons from the Top By Kathy Henderson, Director of Carbon County Economic Development I don’t always eat fast food, but when I do, one of my favorites is Chick-fil-A.  It’s too bad I have to travel so far to get it.   Why do we love Chick-fil-A so much?  Their food is a little more expensive…

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By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director of the CCEDC, E.V.P. Northern Region, GLVCC Many of us have heard the phrases “pay it forward” as well as “random acts of kindness.”  Simply stated, when someone does a good deed for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else.…

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