May 21, 2019

Lebanon County woman charged with embezzling nearly $256K from Realtor association

The Lebanon County District Attorney has filed charges against Kelly Whitman-Bower, the former executive officer of the Lebanon County Association of Realtors, for allegedly embezzling nearly $256,000 over a two-year period.

May 21, 2019

One cannot manage what one does not measure

Susan Oh is responsible for managing $13 billion for Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System.

May 21, 2019

Baking waves: Cake shop success forces move to bigger digs

Will and Darmayne Robertson are the couple behind Sweet Confections Cakes in Lower Paxton Township. Business is growing.

May 20, 2019

County bans renew debate over union-labor deals

Lebanon County recently banned the use of project labor agreements for county public works projects. Opponents of PLAs hope more counties will do the same, looking to reignite debate over statewide legislation. But union leaders and proponents of PLAs don't see a trend emerging.

May 20, 2019

Central Pa. accounting firms join forces

Cumberland County accounting and business consulting firm Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz has acquired RLH CPAs & Business Advisors in Hanover, expanding its office footprint in Central Pennsylvania and into Maryland.

May 16, 2019

Pa. lawmaker wants to suspend liquor license auctions

A Cambria County lawmaker wants to put a stop to the state liquor license auctions authorized under Act 39. His argument is that the auction process is undercutting private transfers and hurting prices in rural areas.

May 15, 2019

Cumberland County auto dealer agrees to nearly $51K settlement over deceptive practices

A Cumberland County auto dealer has agreed to settle a civil lawsuit with the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection. New Kingstown Auto will pay nearly $51,000, including more than $25,000 in restitution to victims of its illegal business practices.

May 14, 2019

State officials, brewers anticipate compromise over ‘taproom tax’

For nearly a year, craft brewers have railed against a plan by the state Department of Revenue that would require breweries to start charging a 6 percent sales tax on all their taproom products, including draft beers served on site and six-packs and growlers to go. The state is scheduled to begin enforcing the taproom tax in July, but a legislative fix is in the works.

May 14, 2019

Gettysburg bank opens loan office in Lancaster County

Gettysburg-based ACNB Bank is testing the waters of the Lancaster County market with a new loan office opening next week in Manheim Township.

May 14, 2019

Orrstown Bank names capital region market president

Orrstown Bank has expanded its leadership team in the Harrisburg area, naming Zack Khuri to the new position of market president for the capital region.

May 13, 2019

Rubber Soul revival: Four friends buy craft brewery out of bankruptcy, plan to reopen in Hummelstown

After filing for bankruptcy in January, Maryland-based Rubber Soul Brewing has a new ownership group that plans to reopen the brewery in Dauphin County.

May 10, 2019

A Conversation With: Ben Ried

Ben Ried, 43, joined Eckert Seamans in 2018 and recently traveled to Peru to work with firms there seeking to enter or increase their presence in U.S. markets.