Feb 21, 2020

Sen. Toomey: make immediate business expense write-offs permanent

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey proposed legislation that would make permanent the full and immediate write off of business expenses that promote growth. Currently, the expensing provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, will expire in 2022.

Feb 20, 2020

Investors buy Crayola’s sales and marketing operations building for $5.2M

Two holding companies from New York bought the facility for Crayola’s sales and marketing operations in Easton for $5.2 million, plus a property in Lancaster.

Feb 20, 2020

Pennsylvania reported highest sportsbook revenue in January

According to the state Gaming Control Board, bets made online or in casinos produced $31.6 million in gross revenue in January. That was up from $17.5 million in December.

Feb 19, 2020

State spending with small and diverse businesses rises

For the first time in Pennsylvania’s history, 11% of state spending on goods, services and construction went to small diverse businesses, according to a report by the Bureau of Diversity, Inclusion and Small Businesses Opportunities within the state Department of General Services.

Feb 18, 2020

York partners with micro-lending platform Kiva

Kiva provides zero-interest loans from $1,000 to $10,000 with a focus on business community populations that have been historically underserved or struggle to access capital investment. Through Kiva’s lending platform, local borrowers would be able to access funds loaned from other York community members and gain exposure to 1.7 million potential customers and investors across the globe.

Feb 18, 2020

Simon Lever says focusing on young talent is paying off

Keenly aware of its partners nearing retirement, Lititz-based business advisory and CPA firm, Simon Lever, spent the last decade forming a pipeline for young talent.

Feb 18, 2020

Lancaster a ‘target market’ for community-based financial services

Twice as many community bank and credit union branches opened in Lancaster County during the second half of the post-recession decade as in the first half, according to data aggregated by the Pennsylvania Association of Community Banks (PACB).

Feb 17, 2020

Paying it forward in Carlisle

Carlisle businesswomen put their networking and business skills to work to help families pay down $24,000 worth of school lunch debt.

Feb 17, 2020

Codorus Valley Bancorp board gains two CEOs

Codorus Valley Bancorp, the York-based parent company of PeoplesBank, has gained two new board of directors members: Sarah M. Brown and J. Rodney Messick, both CEOs of their own southcentral Pennsylvania companies.

Feb 14, 2020

I-81 is driving economic growth in Pennsylvania

The route along Interstate 81 from the Maryland line in Franklin County north through Cumberland and Dauphin counties continues to attract economic activity that makes those counties some of the fastest growing in Pennsylvania.

Feb 12, 2020

Members 1st opens northern Lancaster County branch, seeks Reading expansion

Members 1st Federal Credit Union opened a new Lancaster County branch office in East Cocalico Township this week.

Feb 11, 2020

Wiessmann takes over Pa. Housing Finance Agency

Robin Wiessmann, who recently served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, is the new executive director and CEO of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.