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Fortna shares Florida insights

Posted by:admin on May 11, 2012

A Lebanon County-based auction firm is working to establish itself as an East Coast player particularly in the high-volume property liquidation market of South Florida by leveraging Internet marketing capabilities and a partnership in the region.


Fortna Auctioneers & Marketing Group last year reached an agreement with Atlantic Properties International Inc. to help propel its work in a part of the Sunshine State that is attracting many foreign buyers, owner Michael Fortna said.

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Buyers returning to housing market

Posted by:admin on May 11, 2012

The weather is to blame for so much that positives often are overlooked.


But maybe due to unseasonably warm winter weather — coupled with pent-up buyer demand, falling sale prices and a prolonged period of historically low interest rates — pending and completed home sales have been on the rise.


Time will tell if increased activity in residential real estate will continue, but the signs certainly are encouraging, midstate agents said.

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York group keeps money local

Posted by:admin on May 11, 2012

Midstate business groups want to link local firms to keep money in the community and help companies save costs and gain efficiencies.


York County-based Buy Local Coalition has grown immensely since it was formed about a year and a half ago. Spending $100 with a locally owned company keeps about $45 in the local community; spending money with a national company keeps about $13 local, according to the coalition.

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Avoiding the knowledge sewer

Posted by:admin on May 11, 2012

The sales training session ended almost 45 minutes earlier and the participants were still chatting in small groups around the room. Launching at 8:45 a.m. with regular breaks and a 40-minute lunch, you’d figure they would be high-tailing it out of there at 5 p.m. It was approaching 5:45 when Kat, the CEO — part of one of those small groups — approached.

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KNO Clothing continues the cause

Posted by:admin on May 11, 2012

A fashion business working to help the homeless and started by entrepreneurs who met at Cumberland County-based Messiah College continues to move forward this spring with the launch of its 2012 Spring and Summer Collection.

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Posted by:admin on May 11, 2012

U.S. Reps. Charlie Dent, center right, and Jim Gerlach, right, were the featured presenters at Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Luncheon. Pictured with the congressmen are, from left, Bruce Bortree of Butler Manufacturing and state Rep. Mauree Gingrich. Photo/Submitted

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Posted by:admin on May 11, 2012

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