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    New Low Rates for Businesses Through Mar. 31

    2/4/2019
    The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) provides low-interest loans and lines of credit through certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) for eligible businesses that commit to creating and/or retaining jobs, as well as for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Contact your local CEDO to learn more about how your business can save money through the PIDA loan program.
    Eligible project costs:
    • land and building acquisitions
    • construction and renovation costs
    • machinery and equipment acquisitions
    • working capital costs
    Eligible businesses:
    • manufacturing enterprises
    • industrial enterprises
    • agricultural processors and producers
    • research and development enterprises
    • hospitality enterprises
    • computer-related service enterprises
    • construction enterprises
    • child daycare enterprises
    • retail and service enterprises
    • developers
    ACT NOW. To take advantage of this limited-time opportunity and learn more about the program, please visit the DCED website.
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:55:00 -0500

    CAMPAIGN 2019: Former district attorney seeking judgeship

    Blairsville resident and attorney Robert Bell has announced his plans to run for Magisterial District Court 40-3-03 in Blairsville and filed for nomination on both the Democratic and Republican ballots.
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:50:00 -0500

    CAMPAIGN 2019: Councilman eyes commissioner seat

    Donald Lancaster, of Indiana, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the office of Indiana County commissioner.
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:48:00 -0500

    Regional Dairy Day event set for March 7

    The Penn State Extension Dairy Team and regional dairy industry businesses are partnering to host the annual Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Dairy Day event on March 7 at the Chestnut Ridge Conference Center, 132 Pine Ridge Road, Blairsville.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:59:00 -0500

    Once addicted to pain pills, woman now helping others

    Molly Allison had her first drink of alcohol when she was 12 years old.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:54:00 -0500

    Ribbon-cutting held for downtown Marketry

    The proprietors of the 7th Street Marketry Espresso Bar and Cafe held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday at the eatery at Seventh and Philadelphia streets in Indiana.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:54:00 -0500

    Volunteers helping to refurbish part of community center

    Several members of Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana have been working on interior and exterior renovations on the Chevy Chase Community Center in White Township, working every Saturday since the beginning of the year.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:54:00 -0500

    Social center holds celebration

    Richard Ernst impersonated Neil Diamond on Friday at the Two Lick Valley Social Center’s Valentine’s Day celebration.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:49:00 -0500

    Couples learn how to be romantic and business partners

    NEW YORK — Debbie and Gary Douglas sometimes need to remind each other, this is your business partner talking.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:49:00 -0500

    CAMPAIGN 2019: Degenkolb seeking nod for third term

    Republican Randy Degenkolb has announced his candidacy for re-election as prothonotary and clerk of courts of Indiana County.
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 00:44:00 -0500

    Local boards to hold public meetings

    Meetings of municipal governments, school boards and county governmental bodies scheduled this week are at the following times and locations:
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Cynthia Russell

    President Russell Stone Products Cynthia Russell is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is the president of Russell Stone Products and co-owner of Russell Real Estate. Russell Stone Products runs three-dimensional sandstone quarries, all located within central Pennsylvania. The stone is manufactured in Curwensville, Pennsylvania, and shipped both domestically and internationally. Russell Real Estate is responsible for buying […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    WiB’s Top CEOs 2019

    Our second-ever Women in Business Top CEO list looks at the area’s biggest and brightest movers and shakers in the female business world. These are the women who are setting examples, either by breaking into their company’s C-suite or starting their own successful organizations. Regardless of how they reached their place of leadership, though, they all have one thing in […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Gunn-Mowery, LLC hires Lauren Davis, Personal Lines Claims Agent

    Gunn-Mowery, LLC is pleased to welcome Lauren Davis, Personal Lines Claims Agent, as a new team member at Gunn-Mowery, LLC. Lauren joined the team with 31 years of previous experience as an adjuster with Allstate and a claims specialist with the R.J. Caron Foundation. As a Personal Lines Claims Agent at Gunn-Mowery, Lauren will be assisting in all areas of […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Marcia Sellers-O’Rear

    President and Owner StelTek Graphics, Inc. and StelTek Enterprises LLC Marcia Sellers-O’Rear, president and owner of StelTek Graphics, Inc. and StelTek Enterprises LLC, has worked in the marketing field for 39 years. From heading up marketing and creative-services departments, managing sales divisions and directing public relations efforts for a bank, an advertising agency and an energy company, to owning her […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Ann Benzel

    President Bretzel’s Bakery, Inc. Ann Benzel currently serves as president of Bretzel’s Bakery, Inc. a fourth-generation family business in operation since 1911. Prior to assuming her role as president in 2001, Benzel served as vice president of marketing. During this time period, she introduced the company’s mail order business and expanded the factory retail store as well as the company’s […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Susan Mathias

    CEO Transitions of PA Susan Mathias has served as CEO of Transitions of PA since 2013. Transitions is a comprehensive crime victim center serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and other serious crimes in Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties. Under her leadership, she has doubled the organization’s budget; implemented a trauma-informed approach throughout the organization; and led […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Carol Harris

    President and CEO Carol Harris Staffing Carol Harris has served as president and CEO of Carol Harris Staffing since its inception. Harris launched her organization in 1987 as a single mother at the time, opening her first office in a space that was once a maintenance closet. Harris’ vision drove her success as she —and the one staff member she […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Bobbie Miller

    President and CEO Advantage Resource Group In 1985 Bobbie Miller purchased an executive recruiting business in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Over the next 32 years she nurtured a business that has become a name for excellence within the community. In 1992 she branched out into temporary staffing, and opened a second office in the Johnstown area that same year. Being a visionary […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Marcie A. Barber

    President and CEO Juniata Valley Financial Corp. Marcie A. Barber has been the CEO and president of The Juniata Valley Bank and Juniata Valley Financial Corp. since July 2, 2010. Barber served as COO and senior vice president of Juniata Valley Financial Corp. and its subsidiary Juniata Valley Bank from June 2007 to July 2, 2010. She began her career […]
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:00:00 +0000

    Mary C. Finger, Ed.D.

    President Seton Hill University Mary C. Finger, Ed.D., began her tenure as Seton Hill University’s 10th president in June 2014. Under her leadership, Seton Hill has initiated a number of new programs to enhance the university’s already robust academic offerings while also expanding student opportunities for experiential learning through study abroad, internships and student research. She initiated the development of […]
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:46:40 +0000

    JPMorgan Chase tests digital coin

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced Thursday the creation of JPM Coin, a digital coin that uses blockchain-based technology to transfer payments between institutional accounts, according to a news release. The coin, currently a prototype, will be tested on a small group of JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) clients with the intention of expanding into a pilot program later in 2019. JPM Coin is designed to make instantaneous payments on all standard blockchain networks for business-to-business transactions and will…
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:45:01 +0000

    Mentoring Monday: What’s the biggest obstacle women face in their careers?

    We asked the women who will be providing career advice at next week's Mentoring Monday event what they see as the biggest obstacles facing women. To see their answers, click on the photo above. To attend this year's event on Feb. 25, click here. We also asked the women a couple of other questions. For their responses, view the following galleries: And here are photos from last year's Mentoring Monday event:
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:34:28 +0000

    Keystone Consultants bought by Texas firm

    Carnegie-based engineering and surveying firm Keystone Consultants LLC has been acquired by Contract Land Staff of Sugar Land, Texas. Terms were not disclosed, nor was employment and revenue numbers available for either company. Keystone, which started in 1991, also has offices in Richmond, Virginia; Akron, Ohio; and Fairmont, West Virginia. Jim Joiner, Keystone president and founder, is serving as senior vice president at CLS. Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, part of Schneider Downs & Co.,…
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:34:03 +0000

    Meet Erica Peterson, the founder of Moms Can: Code

    Peterson has never followed a traditional path, but it's that ambitious exploration that prompted her to start two companies herself.
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:33:25 +0000

    Why natural gas storage levels have been down all winter

    That and expected colder weather led to a jump in natural gas prices at the beginning of the home heating season.
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:32:47 +0000

    Century III Mall tenants receive vacate notices

    Century III Mall in West Mifflin is a ghost town. Anchor stores JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. are the only stores that remain open after the mall abruptly closed because it was recently deemed unsafe. Now, several news outlets are reporting that mall tenants have received a letter telling them they have 30 days to vacate. The owner of one of the few remaining tenants told Channel 11’s Erin Clarke he just got the vacate notice. He said because this all happened so suddenly, he had…
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:21:57 +0000

    Editor’s pick: Amazon reverses course, airport to announce big plans and Penn Plaza site among top stories this past week

    Barely a week goes by when Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) doesn’t find a way to make it into the news. This past week, the online retail giant confirmed that it was cancelling its plans to put half of its second headquarters in New York City. This is proving to potentially be good news for Pittsburgh, which is one of Amazon's 17 corporate offices and tech hubs where the firm now says it plans to add jobs in lieu of creating them in NYC. The tech hub here, which handles Amazon's translation services, products…
  • Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:02:35 +0000

    Group buys WPXI in deal for TV stations

    Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises Inc. has reached a deal to sell a majority interest in many of its TV stations, newspapers and radio stations. WPXI-TV is included in the sale. Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) will gain a majority ownership of 14 TV stations. A release states Apollo also will acquire a majority stake in the daily Ohio newspapers of Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal News. Earlier this week Reuters cited unnamed sources that said the deal reached nearly $3…
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:54:13 +0000

    Study: Port Authority produces annual economic benefit of $929M

    There has always been a dollar figure attached to how much the Port Authority cost the region — through fares and taxpayer-funded improvements — but there hasn't always been a dollar figure attached to how much it benefits the region. That changed this week, when a study provided by Philadelphia firm eConsult Solutions Inc. showed the agency produces a total economic benefit of $929 million to the region. A preview of the study, which could cost as much as $120,000 according to a Post-Gazette…
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:39:35 +0000

    Ohio firm with local ties to take on Uptown redevelopment

    Burrell Scientific building
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