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Harrisburg businessman to serve on same Florida bank board that hired Andrew Samuel

By Michael Sadowski
November 20, 2014 10:02 AM

Harrisburg businessman George Parmer has been tapped to serve on the board of directors at Florida's Sunshine Bancorp Inc. — the same bank holding company that hired Andrew Samuel from his president post at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. CONTINUE READING

Newsmakers: Banking and Finance

By November 21, 2014 02:44 PM

Business featured this week: M&T Bank CONTINUE READING

PSECU board approves third consecutive $10 million member dividend program

By Michael Sadowski
November 21, 2014 02:14 PM

The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union has approved its third consecutive $10 million dividend program to be distributed to its members in the new year. CONTINUE READING


BB&T lays out regional leadership plan for midstate

By Michael Sadowski
November 21, 2014 09:40 AM

BB&T Corp.'s previously announced plans to establish three geographic banking regions in Susquehanna Bancshares Inc.'s footprint started taking shape Thursday when it announced plans to hire four Susquehanna executives to run the new configuration. CONTINUE READING

Fitch gives turnpike bonds an A+ rating; traffic up so far in FY2015

By John Hilton
November 21, 2014 08:46 AM

Fitch Ratings assigned an A+ rating to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's $295.4 million of series 2014C turnpike revenue bonds. CONTINUE READING

Culture, future keys in bank acquisitions

By Michael Sadowski
November 20, 2014 03:30 PM

Central Pennsylvania will be introduced to two new banks in 2015 after a double shot of recent acquisitions — both of which had quirks. CONTINUE READING

Midstate income: Up last year, but not as much as 2012

By Jason Scott
November 20, 2014 10:04 AM

Per-capita personal income in the midstate rose last year, but the increase was much less than 2012 growth, according to the latest local income statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. CONTINUE READING

Economist: Central Pa. has growth potential

By Joseph Deinlein
November 19, 2014 09:43 AM

The economy of the York, Lancaster and Harrisburg areas, much like the rest of the nation, is improving, a PNC Financial Services economist said. CONTINUE READING

October housing market: Lebanon County sales up 3.5 percent

By Jason Scott
November 19, 2014 09:22 AM

Lebanon County home sales in October were steady compared to last year. CONTINUE READING

BB&T CEO lays out merger plan for Susquehanna employees

By Michael Sadowski
November 17, 2014 10:17 AM

BB&T Corp. Chairman and CEO Kelly King told a gathering of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. employees last week which ones will have jobs and how the company will treat those who won't continue with BB&T when the merger between the two companies goes through. CONTINUE READING

Take our 'Midstate Banks of 1995' quiz

By Michael Sadowski
November 13, 2014 11:49 AM

Going through a year's worth of Central Penn Business Journal articles from 1995 made me realize something: My historical knowedge of Central Pennsylvania banks is pretty limited. CONTINUE READING

BB&T not heading any farther north for a while

By Michael Sadowski
November 13, 2014 03:12 PM

BB&T Corp. will move the farthest north it ever has if its acquisition of Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. goes smoothly. CONTINUE READING

IFO: Pa. budget shortfalls will grow to $2.5B by 2019-20

By Jason Scott
November 14, 2014 10:49 AM

Commonwealth revenue is projected to grow, but it will not keep pace with expenses in the coming years, according to the latest economic and budget outlook from the state's Independent Fiscal Office. CONTINUE READING

Pennsylvania, York-Adams near the bottom on bank branch closures in Q3

By Michael Sadowski
November 14, 2014 09:57 AM

A number of midstate banks — and one midstate region — showed up in a recent listing of the most active for branch openings and closings in 2014's third quarter. CONTINUE READING

Editorial: It's our 30th anniversary. Thank you.

By November 13, 2014 04:30 PM

“How did it get so late so soon?” —Dr. Seuss CONTINUE READING