Author Archives: Ana Mrdalj

Training can reinforce inclusive workplace policies

Not every company offers diversity training, but in today’s changing economic and political climate every business can benefit from it. While laws ban discriminatory hiring practices based on race, age or gender, workplace diversity or sensitivity training is a proactive step designed to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and accepted. Feeling safe at work translates into the potential ...

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Lancaster organizations invest in Central Africa coffee producers

Van Gogh once said that “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together,” and that’s certainly the case when it comes to a triumvirate of Lancaster-based organizations that are making a difference in an area of the world that is among the lowest ranked in the World Bank “ease of doing business” ratings. HOPE International, a ...

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A Conversation With: Alison Pidgeon

Alison Pidgeon, 38, started Move Forward Counseling LLC in 2015 as a single-person private practice. The practice has grown to 13 clinicians and opened a second location earlier this year. Move Forward earned the Central Penn Business Journal Best Emerging Business of the Year award in 2017. She is also a consultant for Practice of the Practice, which helps people ...

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UGI’s residential rates to leap 13.0%, biggest hike in 14 years

Residential customers of UGI Utilities will see their monthly bills soar by 13.0%, the state Public Utility Commission announced Thursday. The rate hike, to help pay for upgrades in the company’s distribution system, will take effect on or before Oct. 29. It will be the largest rate hike since a 14.4% increase in 2005, according to LNP records.

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House Speaker Pelosi unveils Democrats’ broad plan to lower prices on the most expensive drugs

House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi unveiled a sweeping plan Thursday to lower the price of prescription drug prices.  The main thrust of the plan will allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices on as many as 250 of the most expensive drugs, including insulin, per year and apply those discounts to private health plans across the U.S, according to a legislative summary distributed to lawmakers.

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