DEP seeks nominations for ‘Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence;’ Deadline to apply is Monday, March 2

Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley invited Pennsylvania individuals and organizations to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals who have created or participated in the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship and economic development in the state. (read more)

  • DEP seeks nominations for ‘Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence;’ Deadline to apply is Monday, March 2
  • DEP to host public meeting Feb. 25 on Keystone Landfill permit application to expand
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  • Hazleton’s Mayor Yannuzzi to perform wedding ceremonies as part of February Second Friday events
  • Hazleton Chamber seeks businesses to participate in annual job fair March 26
  • Benco Family Foundation, Brandon’s Forever Home support foster children; dental distributor’s charitable arm contributes dental kits to ‘Operation Duffel Bag’
  • Tobyhanna wage disparity: Sen. Casey notes ‘some workers receive less pay because they aren’t included in New York labor market’


 

Hazleton Chamber to host ‘Schmooze a’ Palooza’ Feb. 12

The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce will hold a Schmooze a’ Palooza luncheon program on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bonanza Steakhouse on Route 93 in Hazle Township. This is a structured networking opportunity offered exclusively f

 
Energy

DEP seeks nominations for ‘Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence;’ Deadline to apply is Monday, March 2

Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley invited Pennsylvania individuals and organizations to apply for the 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The awards program is open to all Pennsylvania businesses, farms, government agencies, educational in

DEP to host public meeting Feb. 25 on Keystone Landfill permit application to expand

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced it will host a public meeting regarding Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s permit application to expand its facility located in Dunmore and Throop Boroughs in Lackawanna County. The meeting

 
Economy

The Dime Bank donates to EconomicsPennsylvania

The Dime Bank recently donated $10,000 to EconomicsPennsylvania, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that every student in Pennsylvania understands essential economic and financial literacy concepts. They accomplish that through staff

 
Op-Ed

Help spread the word about LIHEAP

I’m asking for help spreading the word about LIHEAP. Formally known as the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, it is a federally-funded program that helps pay the home energy bills of PPL Electric Utilities customers who meet income-eligibility req

PennFuture applauds action by Gov. Tom Wolf to reinstate moratorium on gas drilling of public lands

PennFuture on Jan. 29 applauded the expected reinstatement of a moratorium on new gas drilling leases attached to Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests. The executive order, signed by Gov. Tom Wolf in Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia, would super

Keep healthy vision a priority all year long with these seasonal tips

By Thomas Engle Winter ■ Eat healthy foods. The holidays can be especially tempting for poor diet choices. Make sure you eat plenty of leafy greens, colorful fruits and omega-3 fatty acids for better eye health. ■ Quit smoking immediately. Smoking is harm

How to have a healthy New Year: Manage your mental and physical health

By Daelene Long It’s the beginning of another New Year, and for many, it’s a time to make resolutions. Some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are losing weight, exercising more, and reducing stress. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help

January is National Glaucoma Awareness month: Time to spread the word about sight-stealing disease

By Thomas Engle Currently, 2.7 million people in the United States older than age 40 have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since

What’s next for Pennsylvania after the ‘year of green energy’?

By John Tough Renewably sourced electricity, particularly solar energy, is proving to be an important part of our future. In fact, 2014 was a banner year for renewable energy sources. It’s predicted that by the end of 2014, the U.S. will install an estima

504 loans: The right piece to a financing puzzle

By Barry Reifinger Many business owners are familiar with the federal government's Small Business Administration (SBA) and its popular 7(a) small business loan program. The flagship program is on track to lend out more than $3 billion to nearly 9,000 busi

Choosing a beneficiary for your IRA or 401(k)

By Bill McAndrew Selecting beneficiaries for retirement benefits is different from choosing beneficiaries for other assets such as life insurance. With retirement benefits, you need to know the impact of income tax and estate tax laws in order to select t

Congress can save Affordable Care Act by addressing costs

By Allen C. Minor, D.B.A. What does the future hold for the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) now that the GOP will soon control both houses of Congress? Prior to it becoming law, 50 million people in the United States did n

CPAs: Next legislative session should address financial literacy in the classroom

By Jerry Maginnis, CPA The CPA profession has been championing the cause of financial literacy for more than a decade. Through volunteer programs, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has partnered with libraries, schools, lo

Wayne Bank touts its commercial lending

Founded in 1871, Wayne Bank offers an array of services to help both consumers and businesses manage their finances efficiently. Wayne Bank’s 15 community offices are located in four counties including Wayne, Lackawanna, Pike and Monroe. Wayne Bank’s comm

Misericordia University Summer Performing Arts Training Academy offers beginners, established performers opportunity to refine skills

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Misericordia University is offering beginners and established regional performers ages 7-17 the opportunity to learn and refine their skillset at the second annual Summer Performing Arts Training Academy from

 
Management/Human Resources

New report offers tools and techniques to help build a fraud-resistant organization

Financial reporting fraud can prove costly for investors and other capital market stakeholders. A new report from the Anti-Fraud Collaboration takes a fresh look at best practices for fraud deterrence and detection, highlighting the critical importance of

 

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