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US jobless claims drop to 385,000, another pandemic low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens. The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims dropped to 385,000, down 20,000 from the week before. The number of weekly applications for ...

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Leland J. Nelson

Leland J. Nelson President African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA The African-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Pennsylvania is a membership organization serving businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals and other agencies committed to supporting the economic empowerment and growth of minority-owned businesses in the region. Nelson has served as the organization’s president since May 2011. He is also co-founder ...

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Gary R. Erb

Gary R. Erb President Ira G. Steffy & Son Ira G. Steffy has been providing dependable, quality steel fabrication and erection since 1976.The Ephrata-based company originally offered general repair and industrial welding, but has expanded to provide structural steel and miscellaneous metals for projects of all sizes including schools, hospitals, office buildings, retail stores and warehouses. As president, Erb’s primary ...

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Monica A. Gould

Monica A. Gould President and Founder Strategic Consulting Partners Gould oversees the management consulting firms’ operations, business development, and client relation activities. She also serves as the project sponsor and project leader on some of the firm’s client engagements She founded the company in 1994. She said for the first decade, she was a ‘solopreneur’ and the sole contributor to ...

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Roxanna Gapstur

Roxanna Gapstur President & CEO WellSpan Health As President and CEO, shaping organizational culture and driving strategy rise to the top of the list of duties. “At WellSpan, we are reimagining healthcare as a trusted partner leading in value, and each day, this vision is brought to life by inspiring 20,000 talented team members to achieve our goals,” Gapstur said. ...

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Robert J. Murphy, CPA/ABV, CVA

Robert J. Murphy, CPA/ABV, CVA Principal and CEO Boyer & Ritter LLC Murphy’s responsibilities are primarily threefold: focusing on continuing to meet Boyer & Ritter’s clients’ needs and distinguishing the firm in the market; strategically steering the firm to sustained growth in the short and long term; and leading and managing day-to-day activities. “By concentrating on clients’ success, we fortify ...

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