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Joel Berg

About Joel Berg

Joel Berg is editor of the Central Penn Business Journal. Born in Philadelphia, raised in Northern Virginia and now living in York, he's a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Maryland. Have a question or story idea? Email him at joelb@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @JoelBYorkPa.

Life gave them mini cucumbers

The dark was unnerving. But so was the risk that Ravi Vaylay pondered during the winter nights he spent sleeping in a chair inside the greenhouse he and his wife had built in Adams County.

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For York lawyer, street corner is a canvas

The building has been a drug store and a print shop. Drive by it on your way into downtown York today, and you might think it's been refashioned as an art gallery. Or maybe a coffee shop, what with the tables and chairs on the sidewalk out front.

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A day to reflect, remember

I used to wonder about people who wrote letters to the editor chastising newspapers that forgot to mark the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Here is one way to help Louisiana flood victims

Louisiana business leaders raised roughly $1.8 million to help small companies threatened by the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The fundraising is under way again, this time for small-business victims of the state's most recent...

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Who will move mobile wallets from novelty to necessity?

It was an early sign of trouble for Apple Pay: Cashiers staring in curiosity as I waved my iPhone in front of credit-card readers.

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Why boomers will drive the midstate's startup economy

Tim Nippes is not the kind of entrepreneur you expect to find in a sunny, second-floor office along Lancaster's Gallery Row. But he is, in fact, the kind of person most likely to be starting a business.

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Is it time to vote yet?

This is my seventh presidential campaign as a journalist. Normally it is a thrilling season, especially in a place like Pennsylvania, a prize that candidates can't stop fighting over despite the state's Democratic tilt over the last six presidential...

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Mixing art and business for maximum effect

Freiman Stoltzfus perked up when Tom Ellis popped into his art gallery in downtown Lancaster in February and began sharing his vision.

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For warehouses, a question of why, not just where

It's clear to anyone who drives along Interstate 83: Warehouses are cropping up all over former farmland in northern York County.

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Why you'll begin paying even more attention to workplace safety

Workplace injuries threaten to hit more than your wallet next year. They may hit your reputation.

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