Industry Tips & Resources

Grid of the Future: Role of Transmission

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities The world is changing fast and the electric power grid is no exception. New technologies will produce more changes in the grid over the next 10 years than during the prior century. For the longest time, power flowed just one way: from the power plants, across…

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What is Custom Picture Framing?

By Guest Blogger, Carla Binder, Creative Framing by Carla What is Custom Picture Framing?Custom picture framing is basically a package that to enhances, protects and displays your art or cherished mementos.  Although the definition makes it sound simple enough, there are many things that must be taken into consideration. Don’t be mistaken, there’s a big difference…

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Be Kind to Your Customer

I was encouraged to be nice and friendly at a very young age thanks to my mom, my grandparents and a few great teachers. In addition, my participation in basketball, track & field, and field hockey helped give me that competitive edge thanks to the many coaches who inspired me throughout my life. In today’s…

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Innovation as an Absolute Imperative

By Guest Blogger, Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL CLICK HERE to Learn More About PPL “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” is an often-repeated quote attributed to Steve Jobs. But how is this playing out and helping to create the grid of the future? Innovation requires all of us to make honest and, at times, difficult assessments of disruptive…

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Investing in Human Capital

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC Let’s talk about Human Capital. What is it? Human capital is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “the skills the labor force possesses and is regarded as a resource or asset.” As a business owner, the success of your organization depends upon the work productivity of your staff.…

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Tis’ the Season for Networking

Holiday luncheons, family dinners, work parties, neighborhood get-togethers and festive feasts! Tis the season for gatherings, so why not use them to your benefit? Networking opportunities are all around you during the busy holiday season. After-hours business mixers are not the only avenues available for networking opportunities. As you attend holiday festivities, be sure to have…

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Making a Difference Through Volunteering

By Alice Wanamaker, CCEDC Member Relations Director “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  Dr. Seuss, The Lorax  Did Dr. Seuss know the power of his statement or the impact it would have on our lives? Probably not, but let’s stop and think for a moment about the…

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Bunching or Bundling Charitable Donations with a Donor-Advised Fund: A great year-end stocking stuffer idea to benefit Carbon County-area charities

By Guest Blogger, Joe Mastriani, CPA and Shareholder at Buckno Lisicky & Company Individual taxpayers, who have two options when they file their personal federal income tax returns — take a standard deduction or itemize deductions — usually select the option that reduces their overall tax liability the most. Due to the recent tax law changes,…

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Mindful Moments

Courtesy of Guest Blogger, Shelley Jaye Hunt, Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio mind·ful·ness [ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs] NOUN the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. “Mindfulness…

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