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Author Archives: Cathy Hirko

Collaborative discussion: Two years in since Highmark/Penn State partnership

Central Penn Business Journal played host to a sponsored roundtable discussion earlier this fall with key representatives from Highmark, Penn State Health and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. The talk centered on the collaborative partnership between Highmark and Penn State Health, which was announced in December 2017 and it highlighted why the collaborative makes sense, what all parties have ...

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Fay Pharo-Frank: Building relationships with York Traditions

Fay Pharo-Frank knew she wanted to work for York Traditions bank years ago after having a seamless personal mortgage experience. “What I saw was an organization with a mission and a culture that was going to fully support me being the relationship-builder I wanted to be,” she said. As the branch manager for York Traditions’ flagship location in York Township, ...

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Lancaster County event-planning business changes name

Lancaster County-based Alegre Concierge Services has announced that is has changed its name to Alegre Events, along with adding two new employees. The event-planning business operating out of Penn Township is not changing its scope or focus, company officials said, but is renaming to better reflect their offerings that include consulting, corporate and non-profit event planning, national conference planning and ...

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Hershey in talks to acquire NC nutrition bar maker

The Hershey Co. expects to close on a $395 million deal by the end of the year with a Charlotte, North Carolina, nutrition bar manufacturer. One Brands LLC, a nutrition bar company with an emphasis on low-sugar and high-protein snacks has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the Derry Township-based Hershey Co. The merger would be Hershey’s ...

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