Central Penn Business Journal

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Franchise broker sees career change as a chance to 'give back'

Donald Schin plans to go “from success to significance.”<p>About 15 years ago, the former international division head for AMP Inc. (now TE Connectivity) …

Top 100 2015: The Harrisburg Senators: Family entertainment at the ballpark

The Harrisburg Senators season is coming to a close, but they'll be entertaining families on City Island in 2016.<p>Click here to view the Top 100|250 …

Top 100 2015: Sun Motor Cars

Dan Sunderland, president of Sun Motor Cars, talks about the growing auto industry and the changes he's seen during his years in the business.<p>Click …

Nondestructive technician tests amusement-park rides, buildings, infrastructure

Ever ridden a roller coaster or driven across a bridge and wondered for a moment if it was safe?<p>You made it to the end of that ride or across that …

Newsmakers: Associations

<b>Businesses featured this week:</b> Destination Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association<p>Susquehanna Township-based Pennsylvania Credit Union …

Newsmakers: Education

<b>Business featured this week:</b> Millersville University<p>Millersville University named <b>Robert G.M. Wood</b> a Title IX coordinator. He will oversee policies, …

Newsmakers: Government

<b>Business featured this week:</b> Pennsylvania governor's office<p>Gov. Tom Wolf named <b>Mary Isenhour</b> chief of staff. She was secretary of legislative affairs, …

Newsmakers: Law

<b>Business featured this week:</b> Stock and Leader<p>York-based Stock and Leader named <b>Jessie M.S. Nibley</b> a member of its business, school and litigation …

Newsmakers: Marketing

<b>Business featured this week:</b> Wavelength Marketing LLC<p>Columbia-based Wavelength Marketing LLC named <b>Kayla Soders</b> a digital marketing strategist. Her …

Newsmakers: Media

<b>Business featured this week:</b> WHTM-TV (ABC27)<p>Harrisburg-based WHTM-TV (ABC27) named <b>Chris Davis, Andrew Forgotch, Samantha Galvez, Perris Thomas</b> and</b> …

Newsmakers: Nonprofits

<b>Businesses featured this week:</b> American Heart Association, Habitat for Humanity, Jessica & Friends Community, Literacy Council of …

Newsmakers: Telecommunications

<b>Business featured this week:</b> TeleCom Business Solutions<p>Hellam Township-based TeleCom Business Solutions named <b>Ryan Bauman</b> a service coordinator. He …

Newsmakers: Utilities

<b>Business featured this week:</b> Adams Electric Cooperative<p>Adams County-based Adams Electric Cooperative elected <b>Jay Grove</b> president, <b>Glenn Bange</b> vice …

Newsmakers: Real Estate

<b>Business featured this week:</b> Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty<p>Manor Township-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty …

The Whiteboard: Ashley Madison hack reveals telling twist: The brand isn't even real

There is an old joke about a priest who decides to skip out on his congregation and play golf instead. God is looking down from heaven with Saint …

Is a happy ending possible when geeks, geezers and googlization collide?

Contrary to what you read in the media, hear in the lunchroom and feel in your gut, the generational gaps between young and old are not that distinct.<p>…

Energy users see benefits of deregulation, lessons from 2014 polar vortex

As regulators and electricity suppliers continue to sort out the nuances of deregulation, market forces and climate change combine to make one thing …

Editorial: Stability on the home front

Headlines about the economy have been less than reassuring lately. China, one of the world's biggest economies, appears to be stalling, with ripples …

In brief: Arooga's opens first restaurant in Lancaster County

Susquehanna Township-based Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar opened its first Lancaster County restaurant, the 10th corporate location for the …

In brief: Penn National closes on Las Vegas deal

Berks County-based Penn National Gaming Inc. last month received approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission to close on its $360 million purchase of …

In brief: RIT offering Lean Six Sigma Workshops in Harrisburg

The Rochester Institute of Technology plans to offer a series of Lean Six Sigma workshops at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.<p>The program …

Central Pennsylvania manufacturers licensed to crank out PSU products

Ever wonder who makes all of those Penn State products that seem to proliferate this time of year, just as football season is getting underway?<p>From …

Brown Golf Management rises among the clubhouse leaders

John M. Brown jokes that he “couldn't make enough birdies” to crack the professional golf ranks.<p>But since leaving Troon Golf, the world's largest …

Calendar

Meetings and events: Sept. 4<p><b>Harrisburg Young Professionals First Friday Happy Hour:</b> 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4; Harrisburg; members free; …

High-end commercial construction jobs vary

Drive along Route 30 in Lancaster County, down a city street in Harrisburg or past the busy business district of Route 462 in York County, and it …

Historic renovation firms having a busy year

The phone is ringing more often for David Leaman, owner of Renovations Co. Inc. of Harrisburg.<p>Leaman's business restores and repairs older homes in …

'Appetite for growth': The REIT effect on Central Pennsylvania retail centers, malls

Regional developers are often the names behind large retail shopping centers — at least in the beginning.<p>But it's institutional investors and real …

BB&T is the new 'sheriff' in Pennsylvania banking

It's not like BB&T Corp. Chairman and CEO Kelly King stood at the Mason-Dixon line wearing an eye patch and walking on a peg leg with a parrot …

Awards

<b>Industries featured this week:</b> Associations, banking and finance, designations, economic development, hospitality<p>Associations<p>The U.S. Chamber of …

Attorney's love of scuba diving evolves into more than a hobby

Sara Austin is diving anywhere and everywhere she can — in pools, in a local quarry, around reefs and shipwrecks.<p>“I'm all over. You fill a big tub …