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Get Your Plumbing Ready for the Holidays with the 3 P’s

By Andreas Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Did you know that plumbers call the day after Thanksgiving, “Brown Friday?” It is the busiest day of the year for us! So while you are preparing your holiday meals and getting ready to host company, don’t forget to get your plumbing ready, too! Just follow the…

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Prices are on the rise: shop smart for the energy supply that’s right for you

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities If you’ve been to the store lately, you’ve probably noticed that prices are going up.   From beef to gas, and just about everything in between. But, just like you’d shop around for the best price on everyday goods, it’s important to know that you can also…

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Don’t Take Out the Shovel or Start Up Digging Machinery Until You Call 811

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Do you intend to plant trees, shrubs or flower beds in your yard or start up a backyard construction project in the near future? If so, be sure to call 811 before you start!  Make the call, for your safety and the safety of others.   Everyone should make the 811 call before any digging…

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Here Comes Hurricane Season

By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Prepare your family and home for severe storms, loss of power Hurricane season – that six-month period that brings damaging wind and heavy rain along the east coast – has begun and we’re prepared. We hope you are too. Each year, PPL Electric Utilities’ 1.4 million customers…

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Bill help: Are you staying on top of your electricity supply rate?

By Gregory N. Dudkin, Executive V.P. & CEO, PPL Corporation Here in Pennsylvania, you can shop for your electricity supply. Just like you would shop for a car, you compare different offers and choose what is right for you at the lowest cost. Then, PPL Electric Utilities delivers the electricity to you. We support shopping…

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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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Need help paying your electric bill? These resources can help.

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Vaccines are rolling out and hope is in the air, but the lasting impacts of the pandemic are still very real for many Pennsylvanians. If you’re having trouble paying your electric bill – or if you’re falling behind on your payments – there are programs that can…

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Creative Portrait Ideas

By Michael Straub, Michael Straub Photography A few tips for how to take your portrait photos up a notch. When you think of portrait photography, the standard head and shoulders shot with a slightly tilted chin probably comes to mind. While there is a place for more formal portraits, adding a little creative flair can…

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Stay safe this winter with these tips

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By Jane George, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities While making safety first should be a year-round proposition, there are some particular safety hazards lurking during the winter months that we have to keep in mind and guard against. Consumer statistics indicate that electrical product sales increase during the winter months. When considering that and…

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Highlights of the 2nd round of PPP loan provisions included in the Coronavirus Relief bill recently signed into law on December 27th

By Joseph A. Mastriani, CPA/PFS, CFP, Shareholder | Buckno, Lisicky & Company The new legislation allocates around $284 billion and refers to the new loans as second draw loans. The loan limit is $2 million, and the amount a small business will qualify for is determined by taking their average monthly payroll in 2019 and multiplying…

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