What makes a business strong? More specifically, what makes a small business strong? In honor of national Small Business Week, we highlight nine small businesses that strengthen the midstate economy.
When Jose Dominguez decided to build a fitness training facility to complement his growing Cumberland Physical Therapy business, he expected hurdles to cross. Continue reading
When Bob Schopfer joined the Army as a teenager, he didn’t know just how much the experience would influence his life. Continue reading
You might think you know Shank’s Extracts Inc. — that yellow Shank’s Vanilla bottle you see in grocery stores, right?
But you don’t. Not really. Continue reading
Abel Personnel Inc. has 300 to 350 employees on assignment throughout the region at any given time.
That means people are working and employers have temporary and permanent positions filled. Continue reading
“This isn’t meat — this is neat!”
Phil and Laura Lapp’s oldest daughter said that in fall 2011 upon tasting the pecan-and-garbanzo-based meat replacement that Laura had concocted. The description seemed apt, and they ran with it. Continue reading
For 10 years, Ox Paper Tube and Core Inc. was a successful family business on Maple Avenue in Hanover. Continue reading
Joy and Chris Daniels don’t mix faith and fear.
“You can’t start a business and be fearful,” said Joy, who took her team at Re/Max Realty Professionals Inc. and launched her own brokerage — Joy Daniels Real Estate Group Ltd. — in 2010. Continue reading
Troy A. Peters worked and lived in Lebanon County for years, but the first time he drove to Jonestown Bank and Trust Co. headquarters, he needed help. Continue reading
Tex Visions set up shop in 2004 with two employees inside the former Murata Business Center in Carlisle.
By the time the business departed the incubator nine years later, it had pretty much taken over Murata because of multiple expansions. Continue reading