Jul 30, 2019

Networking luncheon at York Country Day to focus on tax credit programs

The York Country Day School will host a networking luncheon beginning at noon on Aug. 20. School representatives are partnering with Springettsbury Township-based accounting firm Stambaugh Ness to feature tax credit expert Thomas J. Moul, CPA, leading a presentation on two different programs offered to businesses through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Jul 26, 2019

Guest view: Business survival isn’t a matter of fate alone

If you own, operate, or manage a business, you most certainly have fire insurance to protect your business property and liability insurance to cover your business in the event of a lawsuit. But what about the period of time when your business is out of business due to a fire or other property loss? This is where business interruption insurance comes in.

Jul 24, 2019

Betting big: Despite slow start, experts say online sports betting in Pa. will be huge

With online sports betting just getting out of the gate in Pennsylvania, the numbers aren’t telling the story of its revenue potential quite yet, according to experts tracking the sector. And despite what may look like a slow start, people who have been studying online sports betting and watching Pennsylvania’s foray into the industry have high expectations.

An example of the type of Bitcoin ATM kiosks that will be installed in six Sheetz store in Central and Western Pennsylvania and North Carolina. (Photo: Submitted)
Jul 19, 2019

Is it big time for Bitcoin? Deal with Sheetz seen as a step toward mainstream acceptance

As purveyors of Bitcoin seek out mainstream acceptance, the cryptocurrency – arguably the best-known in a diverse field – may have just gotten a boost in Pennsylvania.

Jul 19, 2019

A Conversation With: Stephen Gift

Stephen Gift, 63, founded Gift CPAs (formerly Gift and Associates) in 1984 and is today its managing member. The firm was named the 2019 large practice Accounting Firm of the Year by the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants. Gift CPAs has offices in five midstate locations, including Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg.

Univest Bank and Trust Co. recently hired Justin Conner as a commercial lender and vice president and market leader for Cumberland and Dauphin counties. (Photo: Submitted)
Jul 17, 2019

Univest hires first lender for Harrisburg area

Building on its growth in Lancaster and York counties, Univest Bank and Trust Co. has hired its first commercial lender for Cumberland and Dauphin counties.

Christopher D. Holt is Orrstown Financial Services' new market president for Maryland. (Photo: Submitted)
Jul 16, 2019

Orrstown hires Maryland market president

After expanding its Maryland business through a merger this spring, Orrstown Financial Services Inc. has hired former BB&T executive Christopher D. Holt to head up its operations in the Old Line state.

Jul 16, 2019

West Chester borough, university spar over stormwater charge

A legal case over a stormwater levy enacted in 2016 by West Chester borough, one of dozens of municipalities around Pennsylvania that have added the fees over the last few years to cope with stormwater runoff and comply with environmental regulations, has pitted it against West Chester University.

Jul 15, 2019

Could games help people save more?

A state representative from East Stroudsburg, Rosemary M. Brown, has introduced House Bill 858, which would encourage savings accounts with some of the excitement of a lottery or raffle.

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Jul 15, 2019

Firm builds tools to ease financial worry

Managers at Conrad Siegel looked at personal-finance statistics from a variety of sources and figured there must be a better way to help clients and their employees plan for a secure future. So the Harrisburg-based employee-benefit and investment-advisory firm set about to create online planning tools that would take at least some of the mystery, as well as the stress, out of financial planning.

Mike Breon helped uncover a kickback scheme at Rite Aid Corp. He took his expertise in fraud prevention and forensic accounting to his own firm Breon & Associates and to the classroom at Bloomsburg University. (Photo: Submitted)
Jul 12, 2019

CPA taps in-house expertise to fight fraud

Mike Breon spent part of his 20-year accounting career working to investigate questions from workers – their concerns and their tips about fraud – who had reached out through a company hotline.

Jul 12, 2019

A Conversation With: Steven Buterbaugh

Steven Buterbaugh, 54, is president and CEO of York-based McConkey Insurance and Benefits, which he joined in 1991.