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The Great Lebanon County PITCH offers seed money to start a business (access required)

THE CENTER for Entrepreneurial Excellence, a free business resource for Lebanon County, is hosting the first-ever Entrepreneurial PITCH competition, titled “The Great Lebanon County PITCH”. Entrepreneurs will have the chance to win seed money to start their dream business. The CENTER will award $8,000 in prize money to be divided by the winners to help kick start their business. According ...

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PUC to provide funds for broadband services to rural communities (access required)

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved four more telecommunications service providers to bring affordable voice and broadband services to rural Pennsylvania areas, including the Susquehanna Valley and the Lehigh Valley. A total of 13 bidders in Pennsylvania will receive $368.7 million over the next 10 years to bring high speed internet service to homes and businesses to 184,505 locations ...

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Comcast plans to expand gigabit broadband in Lancaster County (access required)

After completing an expansion to bring gigabit broadband to customers in Sullivan County, Comcast announced that it is making additional investments in four other Pennsylvania counties, including Lancaster. The project will connect nearly 3,400 rural homes and businesses in those five counties. In Lancaster County, Comcast will enhance its network to deliver broadband to 185 homes and business customers in ...

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Grauer’s Paint & Decorating expanding Lititz location (access required)

Grauer’s Paint & Decorating, is doubling the size of its warehouse at 739 Rothsville Road in Lititz. The home decorating store, operating since 1934, will be expanding the Lititz warehouse by 2,400 square feet, making the facility more than 5,000 square feet. “The reason behind the expansion follows the long-standing culture of the Grauer’s brand – delivering exceptional customer service, ...

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Second Lady raises funds to improve historic Black cemetery in York (access required)

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is urging people in Pennsylvania and beyond to support an awareness and fundraising campaign led by Second Lady Gisele Fetterman to preserve Lebanon Cemetery in North York. The historic Black cemetery was the only place Black people were allowed to be buried in metro York until the 1960s. The Fettermans learned about the site after volunteers ...

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Pa.’s farmland preservation program surpasses 600,000 acres (access required)

Pennsylvania’s farmland preservation program has preserved more than 600,000 acres, a milestone was celebrated at the Martin Farm in Berks County by state Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, and state Sen. Judy Schwank, D-Berks, minority chair of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs committee, and industry leaders. The state invested $7.5 million to preserve 2,515 acres on 29 farms in 14 ...

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UPMC brings mobile addiction services to upper Dauphin County (access required)

A mobile addiction services clinic, powered and staffed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is making weekly stops in upper Dauphin County. The medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, vehicle offers treatment, referrals and other resources to enable recovery. UPMC staff see patients, make evaluations and prescriptions, while directing them to counseling and other resources, as needed. The project is a collaboration ...

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Logistics Property buys land along I-83 in York County, plans logistics park (access required)

Logistics Property Co. LLC bought a 67-acre parcel in Conewago Township, York County to develop a logistics park. The Chicago-based company will erect an 800,000-square-foot park with two buildings, according to Mark Glagola, senior vice president and market leader for Logistics Property’s Northeast Region. Phase I is a 650,000-square-foot building with 36-foot clear height to be completed in late 2022, ...

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Advance Auto Parts collects school supplies to celebrate new facility (access required)

Advance Auto Parts, an automotive aftermarket parts retailer, opened a new store and small scale distribution center in Harrisburg Monday. The 24,000-square-foot facility at 3823 Union Deposit Road, will supply auto parts to nearly 50 stores in Pennsylvania. The 17 employees, in celebration of the new facility, will be collecting school supplies for their “Pack the Backpack” program. Supplies may ...

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York Day Nursery opens second location (access required)

York Day Nursery, a nonprofit early childhood education center, is opening a second location on the campus of York County School of Technology this fall, and will give early childhood education students hands-on experience. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to open a second York Day Nursery center and bring high-quality early childhood education to more children throughout York County,” said ...

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Middletown’s C&J Catering to provide catering services for Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex (access required)

C&J Catering and Events, Middletown, has been selected by the state Department of Agriculture as the exclusive catering and concessions provider for the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. The full-service catering and events company, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, will service the more than 200 major and small events held at the more than 1 million-square-foot ...

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Lebanon VA Medical Center named top in its class by Veterans Health Administration (access required)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Lebanon VA Medical Center was named the top VA medical center in the nation for patient experience in 2020-2021. The local Veteran’s facility and its five associated community clinics had the highest overall combined patient experience and employee experience scores of all complexity level 2 facilities in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The facility ...

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