Jun 7, 2019

The Whiteboard: A formula for profit – or for missing out?

If yours is like many of the small businesses I’ve studied, the price you quote for your products or services is determined by a simple formula, based on your estimated costs. Feed in your costs and your desired gross margin and presto, out comes the price. There’s just one problem: price has nothing to do with cost.

Jun 7, 2019

Members 1st HQ plan developing in Hampden Township

Members 1st Federal Credit Union has proposed a three-story, 172,000-square-foot headquarters in Hampden Township. The Cumberland County credit union has hired Greenfield Architects and Mowery to design and oversee construction of the proposed project, which needs township approval.

Jun 7, 2019

Guest view: Proposed tax could harm specialty surgical centers

In his budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf stated to applause, “This proposal asks for no new taxes. Not one dime. Not one penny.” Yet, as the General Assembly combs through the governor’s proposal, we find that there are, in fact, tax increases. One specific tax being proposed by the administration is a “double tax” on ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) like the ones in my district. 

Jun 6, 2019

PeoplesBank plans office at Bethany Village in Lower Allen

A PeoplesBank branch will replace a former PNC Bank office at a senior-living community in Cumberland County.

Jun 6, 2019

Former Harrisburg State Hospital campus expected to benefit from new brownfields funding

Dauphin County has received $300,000 in new federal brownfields funding, which will benefit environmental assessment work needed to redevelop the former Harrisburg State Hospital campus.

Jun 6, 2019

Reaching eastward, S&T Bancorp to buy DNB Financial for $206M

S&T Bancorp, the holding company for S&T Bank, is buying DNB Financial Corp., the parent company of DNB First in Chester County, for $206 million in stock.

Jun 6, 2019

York County business owner imprisoned for wire fraud

The former part-owner of a York County construction and excavation business was sentenced in federal court on Monday after admitting to embezzling more than $100,000 from the company.

Jun 5, 2019

Former Hummelstown municipal complex expected to house Rubber Soul craft brewery

Dauphin County will hold a news conference today to announce new federal brownfield funding to support redevelopment. The county used a portion of its last allocation for an environmental assessment of the former Hummelstown municipal complex, which is now slated to house Rubber Soul Brewing.

Jun 4, 2019

Pa. casinos seek court injunction to stop iLottery games

A group of seven Pennsylvania casinos have filed a motion with Commonwealth Court to stop the Pennsylvania Lottery's iLottery games.

Jun 4, 2019

Community First Fund expanding executive team

Lancaster-based Community First Fund is bolstering its executive team and growing staff to prepare for greater lending growth across the communities it serves in Central Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and suburban Philadelphia.

Jun 3, 2019

‘This can’t happen’: One year later, workers, exec reflect on Worley & Obetz collapse

It has been a year since energy company Worley & Obetz laid of its employees and closed its doors among whispers of a potential fraud.

Jun 3, 2019

HB Global division snaps up Montgomery County mechanical contractor

Harrisburg-based HB Global, the parent company of H.B. McClure, is growing in the Philadelphia region following a new acquisition.