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Author Archives: Cathy Hirko

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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Amid pandemic, MANTEC helps manufacturers adapt, quickly

  Manufacturing is a life-sustaining industry.  Many of us know South Central Pennsylvania as the snack capital of the world, but it’s also home to 2,986 diverse manufacturing establishments ranging from medical equipment, plastics and metal fabricators, textiles and pharmaceuticals. Over the last two months many manufacturers have continued to provide needed components in supply chains. It’s satisfying to report that MANTEC continues to ...

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