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From left, Sue Miller, Stefanie Angstadt and Alex Jones brought together their collective talents to form the Collective Creamery CSA in 2016. (Submitted photo)

Dairy godmothers: Specialty cheese biz taps into local dairies

Stefanie Angstadt of Oley started making cheese as a hobby soon after graduating from college in 2008. After a few years she knew it was something she wanted to do full time. She opened Valley Milkhouse in a former dairy farm in Oley in 2014 and began to manufacture and sell her cheeses professionally. Not ...

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Workforce initiatives balance present, future needs

The strong economy has been making it difficult for businesses that need qualified and skilled technical workers. And while some established workforce initiatives with a long-range focus are paying off, other efforts are underway to match workers’ skills with specific jobs in the shorter term, several observers said in recent interviews.

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Lancaster technical college thrives on industry partnerships

Nestle Purina Pet Care Co.'s Hampden Township, Cumberland County factory has had a mutually beneficial relationship with Thaddeus Stevens College for ten years. The factory provides time and resources to the Lancaster college and many of the school's students have moved on to careers with the factory. As the state's manufacturing companies struggle to find new hires in a a record low unemployment, the benefits of such a relationship have become more apparent.

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