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PoolPak growing steadily

PoolPak growing steadily

Report: Clean bay means $6.2B more for Pennsylvania

Report: Clean bay means $6.2B more for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania seeks CNG partner for public transit agencies

Pennsylvania seeks CNG partner for public transit agencies

Energy & Environment News

Market monitor raises concerns on PPL, Riverstone merger

The independent market monitor for PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization whose service area includes Pennsylvania and 12 other states, plus the District of Columbia, said the proposed spin off of PPL Corp.'s electric generation business would reduce competition. Read More »»

DEP to hold listening session on EPA carbon regs

The state Department of Environmental Protection wants to hear from residents and businesses regarding rule changes proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency on power plant emissions. Read More »»

East Pennsboro grad new executive director of SCWIB

Kevin Perkey got his undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, then stayed in the Steel City to work after graduation. Read More »»

PPL land transferred to conservancy now part of state park system

Land transferred from PPL Holtwood to the Lancaster County Conservancy is now part of the state park system. Read More »»

York County Solid Waste Authority steady in 2015, warns of future increases

The York County Solid Waste Authority is not raising the fee charged to haulers and others who drop trash off at the facility, but the executive director warned that could change in coming years. Read More »»

Construction and Real Estate Report fall 2014: Overcoming the obstacles

Reasons vary for project delays in South Middleton Township

South Middleton Township in Cumberland County is poised for significant changes because of residential and commercial development, but several of those projects have stalled for a variety of reasons. Read More »»

Newsmakers: Government

Businesses featured this week: Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Pennsylvania Senate, Pennsylvania State Police Read More »»

Another firm joins PennEast pipeline project

Another company has joined a pipeline project spearheaded by a UGI subsidiary to bring Pennsylvania natural gas to New Jersey. Read More »»

Editorial: Private investment vital to Middletown

To many midstaters, Middletown is the Harrisburg International Airport or Penn State Harrisburg — a nomenclature irony that shouldn't be lost on those trying to improve the area's business environment and residential attraction. Read More »»

Glatfelter receiving $8M in state funds to convert boilers to natural gas

Glatfelter paper company is receiving $8 million in state grants to help convert its boilers from coal to natural gas. Read More »»

Voith Hydro awarded $61.6M, 10-year dam rehab contract in Washington

Voith Hydro Inc. has landed a contract to rehabilitate and upgrade a 10-unit powerhouse at a hydroelectric dam in Washington. Read More »»

Johnson Controls reorganizes, names new Building Efficiency head

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls Inc., which has operations in York County, named a new president of its Building Efficiency business, which oversees its York heating and air conditioning facility. Read More »»

Ocean Thermal Energy Corp. announces rights offering

Lancaster-based Ocean Thermal Energy Corp. today announced a rights offering for up to $4,999,999.50 of common stock to its shareholders. Read More »»

Midstate companies get grants for alternative fuel projects

Several midstate companies were awarded hundreds of thousands in state alternative-fuel-incentive grants. Read More »»

Separate PUC rulings impact UGI, Columbia Gas, PPL

The state Public Utility Commission approved three separate items that have effects on companies that do business in Central Pennsylvania. Read More »»

Dividends flow at York Water

In June 1863, the residents of York rounded up $28,000 and supplies to appease Confederate Gen. Jubal Early, who had threatened to burn railroad car shops and other things in town. It was days before the start of the Battle of Gettysburg, the epic clash just a county away in the middle of the four-year Civil War between North and South. Read More »»

PECO bonds earn Fitch's 'A'

Fitch Ratings gave an electric utility with operations in the midstate an “A” rating for a $300 million offering of first and refunding mortgage bonds maturing in 2044. Read More »»

BJ's Wholesale Club built by Kinsley opens in Chambersburg

A wholesale club in Franklin County built by a York developer had a soft opening last weekend and will mark its grand opening Saturday. Read More »»

Residential electricity rates likely to settle down

Residential electricity prices increased by 6.7 percent in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pennsylvania, in the first half of 2014 as compared to last year. Read More »»

PUC takes up Hanover Water rate increase request

The state Public Utility Commission has started an investigation into a request from Hanover Municipal Water Works to increase water rates for its customers outside Hanover borough. Read More »»


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CPBJ Extra Blog

The Pa. election: Medicaid expansion vs. Healthy Pa.

The Pennsylvania election is about health care.

Fast Forward with Hope

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Main Dish with Erica

The Jackson House: The best little burger joint on this side of the Susquehanna

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Real estate with Jeff

The new urbanism in Central PA?

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Business Events

Forty Under 40 Awards 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Business of the Year Awards 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Best Places to Work in PA 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Seminar: Being a Best Place to Work in PA 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
CPBJ Business Event
Monday, March 9, 2015

Special Editions

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014

Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2014
You’ve heard of hot rods, hotshots, hot commodities, hot spots, hot trends, hot gossip and even hot wings. But have you seen our hot list? And by hot list, we mean our 2014 Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies. Simply put, these businesses are smart, quick and focused, and they’re blazing their way through Central Pennsylvania, growing faster and stronger than the competition.

Construction & Real Estate Report - Fall 2014

Construction & Real Estate Report - Fall 2014

Lancaster County Business Report 2014

Lancaster County Business Report 2014
From the addition of an archery academy, a new laser tag facility and the expansions of Trop Gun Shop and The Volleyball Corner to the recent announcement that next year’s U.S. Women’s Open golf championship will be held in the area, Lancaster County’s business community has been experiencing many victories. Find out how these sports and leisure activities are playing out for the local economy.

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