May 6, 2020

Pa. allows restaurants to sell groceries, stores to sell bulk food items

If you’ve seen industrial-sized containers of soup and pasta at your local supermarket, that’s because regulators are addressing the state’s lopsided food supply chain by making it easier for customer-end vendors to sell excess products with relaxed labeling and distribution requirements.

Apr 21, 2020

Timbrel Chyatee: Community and compassion drives business now

Much has changed for designer and business owner Timbrel Chyatee, the creative force behind Lancaster-based fashion line Lush Bazaar.

Apr 17, 2020

Wolf’s post-pandemic plan includes millions for health care, unemployment help, testing

The state’s plan for a transition to a post-COVID-19 existence seeks to fill many of the gaps in the $2.2 trillion CARES Act aid package, with expanded services for food-insecure Pennsylvanians, student loan debt relief, a “pandemic unemployment assistance” program and health plan coverage for coronavirus diagnostic testing.

Apr 14, 2020

Gov. Wolf lifts sales tax prepayment requirements for 3 months

Businesses that collect Pennsylvania sales taxes will not have to make accelerated sales tax prepayments in April, May and June due to income shortfalls from social distancing requirements, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday.

Apr 6, 2020

$250K grant received for ‘Apprenticeship Ecosystem’ in Central Pa.

The "Apprecnticeship Ecosystem" will establish a registered apprenticeship program aimed at expanding the number of employers participating, adding apprentices and pre-apprentices and increasing the number of journey workers.

Apr 6, 2020

State launches new resource for manufacturers producing supplies for COVID-19 relief

A new online portal to identify the needs of Pennsylvania manufacturers that are, or could, provide products for the COVID-19 pandemic was launched over the weekend by the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

Mar 30, 2020

Cannabis operator closes on $25.5M Franklin Labs acquisition

Harvest Health & Recreation, a Tempe, Arizona–based multi-state cannabis operator, said it closed on the acquisition of Franklin Labs LLC, a subsidiary of CannaPharmacy, for about $25.5 million

Mar 27, 2020

Local payment processor seeks to raise $200M for hospitality industry

With restaurants and other hospitality businesses facing some of the earliest and largest financial losses from COVID-19, one local company established an online resource to help raise more than $200 million for them.

Mar 26, 2020

Senate passes $2 trillion aid package, House expected to vote Friday

The Senate passed a record $2 trillion stimulus package late Wednesday aimed at jumpstarting the U.S. economy, which has seen mass layoffs, business closures, imperiled industries and volatile financial markets since the beginning of March due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

Mar 25, 2020

Here’s what the COVID-19 stimulus bill includes

The Senate plans to vote this afternoon on a $2 trillion stimulus bill that would inundate American households and businesses with cash with the intention of reviving the economy, which has endured mass layoffs and business suspensions due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Mar 12, 2020

Trola-Dyne acquired by Bucks County distributor

Custom lubrication and hydraulic manufacturer Trola-Dyne has been acquired by Bucks County-based Airline Hydraulics Corp. for an undisclosed amount.

Mar 11, 2020

Armstrong Flooring installs floors at Wuhan hospitals built to treat coronavirus victims

A Lancaster-based flooring company leveraged its international footprint to join China’s rapid response to the outbreak of the coronavirus.