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Author Archives: Cathy Hirko

PA Chamber: In “Bringing PA Back,” Pennsylvania Chamber Paves the Way Toward a Brighter Economic Future

SPONSORED CONTENT   When the Pennsylvania Chamber was officially formed in December 1916, its founders stood ready to lead the state’s business community in overcoming barriers to economic growth and job creation and building a better tomorrow. Fast forward more than 100 years, and our organization’s mission continues to center around advocating for smart public policies that encourage investment in ...

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McNees: Navigating the Post-Pandemic Economy, a Construction Outlook

SPONSORED CONTENT At the outset of 2020, economists conveyed modest growth projections for the construction sector amidst expectations for an overall slowdown of the U.S. economy.  This growth projection was, of course, before the COVID-19 pandemic took its devastating toll on global economies – setting record unemployment figures here in Pennsylvania and leaving many of us confined to our homes ...

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Barley Snyder: Remote Working: A Permanent Reality?

SPONSORED CONTENT The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that a remote workforce may be a viable – and possibly money-saving – option for businesses and their employees.    Since the change to remote working went surprisingly well, employees are considering continuing the arrangement when the stay-at-home orders are lifted. That said, many traps exist for employers who fail to keep an ...

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Wavelength: Reframing Your Image After Unexpected Events

SPONSORED CONTENT Reframing Your Image After Unexpected Events Unexpected events are just that, unexpected. You can’t always prepare for them, but you can effectively respond to them. The customers you marketed to six months ago are not the same people you’re marketing to today. Ways of life have fundamentally changed, and the messages you communicate to your customers must adapt ...

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Recovery Lancaster: Lancaster County Economic Recovery Plan Is Unprecedented, Proactive Approach to Pandemic

SPONSORED CONTENT     Lancaster County Economic Recovery Plan Is Unprecedented, Proactive Approach to Pandemic Its Information Central: RecoveryLancaster.com Everything from grant funding and training resources to face masks and public health information are available to small Lancaster County-based businesses, agricultural operations and nonprofits through an unprecedented local initiative that began in late April. Led by the Economic Development Company ...

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Bouncing Back: What has worked for you in staying connected with your clients or your direct team?

The Central Penn Business Journal asked a number of local business and community leaders some questions about transitioning back into the workforce.  Their insight touches all areas of the midstate, including Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. They understand innovation, change, challenges and the very real need for the business community Bounce Back. Our panel Anne Parmer, Engagement Director, Andculture Laura Potthoff, ...

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Bouncing Back: What are some of the biggest challenges local businesses are facing now?

The Central Penn Business Journal asked a number of local business and community leaders some questions about transitioning back into the workforce.  Their insight touches all areas of the midstate, including Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. They understand innovation, change, challenges and the very real need for the business community Bounce Back. Our panel Anne Parmer, Engagement Director, Andculture Laura Potthoff, ...

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Bouncing Back: Overall, what do you see as your economic forecast for the second half of the year?

The Central Penn Business Journal asked a number of local business and community leaders some questions about transitioning back into the workforce.  Their insight touches all areas of the midstate, including Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. They understand innovation, change, challenges and the very real need for the business community Bounce Back. Our panel Anne Parmer, Engagement Director, Andculture Laura Potthoff, ...

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Bouncing Back: Large, venue-type events are still questionable in the near future. What are some of the best ways businesses can and should connect?

The Central Penn Business Journal asked a number of local business and community leaders some questions about transitioning back into the workforce.  Their insight touches all areas of the midstate, including Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. They understand innovation, change, challenges and the very real need for the business community Bounce Back. Our panel  Anne Parmer, Engagement Director, Andculture Laura Potthoff, ...

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Bouncing Back: What examples have you seen regarding innovation or transformation during these past few months?

The Central Penn Business Journal asked a number of local business and community leaders some questions about transitioning back into the workforce.  Their insight touches all areas of the midstate, including Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. They understand innovation, change, challenges and the very real need for the business community Bounce Back. Our panel Laura Potthoff, Director of Business and Workforce ...

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Looking ahead after looking back with COVID-19 challenges

RKL partners Bethany Novis and Ryan Hurst sat down recently with the Central Penn Business Journal to talk about COVID-19 challenges, as well as looking ahead to what recovery looks like. The full video of their interview is below. CPBJ: What have these past three months been like? What have you seen as some of the biggest challenges local businesses ...

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