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Report: New entrants making big plays in health care

Report: New entrants making big plays in health care

Big expansion planned at Woodcrest Villa

Big expansion planned at Woodcrest Villa

Rite Aid acquires Houston-based retail clinic, releases earnings

Rite Aid acquires Houston-based retail clinic, releases earnings

Business Journal Daily News

Cumberland County gets AAA bond rating; commissioners award bridge bid

The Cumberland County commissioners awarded a $650,466 bid Monday for the replacement of Enck's Mill Road Bridge. Read More »»

Report: Waste industry contributes $4.2B to Pa. economy

The municipal waste collection, recycling and disposal industry in Pennsylvania contributes more than $4.2 billion a year to the state's economy and supports more than 26,000 jobs, according to research from Philadelphia consulting firm Econsult Solutions Inc. Read More »»

Visitors bureau relocating Harrisburg office

The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau expects to move out of downtown Harrisburg and into a single-floor space along North Front Street next month. Read More »»

HMA lost $328M in final year

Health Management Associates Inc. lost more than $328 million in 2013, after earning nearly $150 million in 2012 and more than $173 million in 2011, according to a new public filing. Read More »»

Hershey VP takes Ahold’s new VP marketing job

Ahold USA has hired a Hershey Co. vice president for its newly created position of vice president of marketing. Read More »»

Care cost survey: Home is tortoise to facility's hare

The cost of home-based care in Pennsylvania is going up, but not as fast as the cost of facility-based care, according to the 11th annual Cost of Care survey by Genworth. Read More »»

Pa. lawmakers to introduce bill to simplify tax prep for businesses

Three state legislators say they plan to introduce legislation tomorrow to make it easier for businesses at tax time. Read More »»

M&T, Ephrata National down in 2014 Q1

M&T Bank Corp. and ENB Financial Corp. both saw their earnings drop in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter last year. Read More »»

Three names to one: Newly dubbed Affilia Home Health serves 9 counties

A home health care provider that previously operated under three monikers — VNA Community Care Services, PinnacleHealth Home Care and Reading Health Home Care — has consolidated its identities under one new name: Affilia Home Health. Read More »»

Three startups get grants through Carlisle TechCelerator program

Three companies from the TechCelerator @ Carlisle -- Local Quarterly, Global Abilities and TripDivvy -- will receive a total of $10,000 in grant money. Read More »»

WHEEL to bring low-cost financing to home energy efficiency improvements

Pennsylvania is now part of a public-private partnership aimed at bringing low-cost financing on a large scale to home energy efficiency improvement. Read More »»

Report: New entrants making big plays in health care

Of the 2013 Fortune 50 companies, roughly 38 have a major stake in health care and 24 of those are new entrants into the industry, according to a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute. Read More »»

CAT bus circulator to start April 28

Capital Area Transit will kick off circulator bus service April 28 in Carlisle. Read More »»

York County home sales down 3 percent in Q1

After getting out to a strong start this year, home sales in York County fell 20 percent in March, according to the Realtors Association of York and Adams Counties. Read More »»

Former Harrisburg Authority closes first bond deal since 2011

The former Harrisburg Authority, which oversees the capital city's drinking and wastewater systems, has closed on its first bond financing deal since it lost its investment-grade rating in January 2011. Read More »»

Big expansion planned at Woodcrest Villa

A $10 million expansion to start in September will more than double the size of the Woodcrest Villa community center, according to Mennonite Home Communities President Nelson Kling. Read More »»

Winter conditions help Harrisburg incinerator beat revenue projections

The harsh winter conditions paid off in a big way for the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and its recently purchased waste-to-energy facility in Harrisburg. Read More »»

Cash-ban legislation heads to House

The state House is expected to consider a bill co-sponsored by a Lancaster senator aimed at curbing corruption in state and local government. Read More »»

George Leader Corp. acquires former Waterbridge Personal Care Residence

The George M. Leader Corp., which is headquartered in Dauphin County, has added a fifth member to its roster of senior-living communities operated under the Providence Place Senior Living brand. Read More »»

Rite Aid acquires Houston-based retail clinic, releases earnings

Rite Aid continued a busy week today by announcing the acquisition of the Houston-based RediClinic, one of the nation's leading operators of retail clinics. Read More »»

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What do Utz Quality Foods, Sun Motor Cars and Knoebels Amusement Resort have in common? They're all regional family businesses. Through the years, they have grown by successfully extending their businesses to the next generations. Today, these families maintain significant ownership in their companies, and they also have family members serving at the executive level. Read on to see many more examples of local family businesses — and family businesses in the making.

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