Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities in Allenwood and Lewisburg buy more than $45 million in goods and services every year, representing a “…great opportunity…” for firms in Central Pennsylvania, according to Kristen Moyer, Procurement Specialist with the SEDA-COG Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). more»
Computer Support Services, Inc. (CSSI) a Pennsylvania based IT Solutions Provider today announced that it has finalized a partnership with SalesPad® , A provider of sales and customer services tools for Microsoft Great Plains Users.
Pictured from left to right are Rob Phillips/Bonner Sports & RV; Dave George/Bonner Sports & RV; Jamie Caputo/Branch Director, Central PA Food Bank; Tom Szulanczyk, Chapter Executive/American Red Cross; Anna Thompson/ Communications & Development Manager, YWCA of Northcentral PA; Samantha Gonzalez/Intern, YWCA of Northcentral PA; Nate Metzger/Bonner Sports & RV; Bob Reeder, President/Bonner Sports & RV.
Bonner Sports and RV recently announced the winner of its Vote for Charity program. Vying for the top prize of $750 were: The Williamsport YWCA, Journey House (New Covenant United Church of Christ), The Jersey Shore YMCA, Red Cross Disaster Relief, and the Central PA Food Bank. more»
A recent photo of the construction site, looking west.
Work is progressing on the Loyalsock Creek railroad bridge in Lycoming County as the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) continues to target a summer 2014 completion. The $9.1 million project is about 10% complete. more»
Pennsylvania’s Public Private Partnership (P3) Board today approved three projects that will help provide transportation services and infrastructure more efficiently through partnerships with the private sector.
The board approved two proposals from the private sector and one project through which PennDOT and a third party would quickly replace hundreds of bridges. more»
The Red Wing Shoe Company is proud to announce the grand opening of their new Red Wing Store, located in Linden, Pennsylvania, on U.S. Route 220 South; serving Williamsport and surrounding counties. more»
As the SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) prepares to update its public transportation plan, it is surveying area residents about needs and concerns regarding transit service in the MPO’s eight counties -- Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union. more»
Restoration of the White Deer railroad bridge, in northern Union County, is expected to be complete by late September. As a result, rail service will be available to prospective industrial tenants in the Great Stream Commons Business Park. more»
It started at Rehoboth Beach where David Letterman (no, not that one) and his wife Sherri were promoting the hot wing sauce and marinades produced at Bonfatto's, their restaurant in Bellefonte. The weather was warm so they bought some ice cream and, at Sherri's suggestion, tried Another Spice Cream. more»
Muncy High School alumnus David Sterngold was recently named as the managing editor of MetroMBA, a new Web-based service that provides inside information about MBA programs in Philadelphia, New York and Boston. David lives in Philadelphia. more»
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is accepting applications for the 2013 grant cycles for the Roscoe M. and Edith W. Wolf Fund and the Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund. more»
Nearly two years ago Sunbury Textile Mills sat surrounded by water as Tropical Storm Lee dumped more than 12-inches of rain over five days. Operations shut down, and the company's 200 employees were unable to work; lost wages exceeding $36,000 per day. more»
Quick Action by Rail Employees Averts Derailment as Railroad Bed Washes Out.
Rain, showers, and thunderstorms. It's been that kind of summer and Thursday, June 27 in the Beech Creek-Blanchard area of Clinton and Centre Counties was no different. Actually it was different - it was worse. Early evening tornado warnings were reported and a thunderstorm cell was plainly evident on the TV weather maps. more»
David S. Runk, President and CEO of West Milton State Bank recently presented Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital with a check for $5,000 to support the Hospital’s Charity Care Program.
David S. Runk, President and CEO of West Milton State Bank recently presented Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital with a check for $5,000 to support the Hospital’s Charity Care Program. more»
Pictured from left to right: Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital, Sheila Packer, Director of Evangelical Community Health and Wellness, Dawn Spuesens, Health Initiatives Representative, East Central Division, American Cancer Society, Megan Bollinger, Evangelical Community Health Coordinator, and Pam Foresman, Income Development Representative, East Central Division, American Cancer Society.
Evangelical Community Hospital has been awarded the American Cancer Society® Excellence in Workplace Tobacco Control Award joining an elite list of other recognized companies and organizations since the award series began in 2010. more»
Dental services for the un/underinsured, exercise and nutrition for at-risk individuals, and child abuse prevention education are among the areas of need being addressed by grants just awarded by The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. more»
Ten Lycoming County women have come together to participate in an exciting new philanthropic program. The women, all with varying charitable interests, have committed a total of $250,000 to endow the “Pearls with a Passion Fund” at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. more»
Accepting the Community Transportation Excellence Award on behalf of SEDA-COG were (l. to r.) Dennis Robinson, Executive Director, SEDA-COG; and Tom Grbenick. Also pictured: Jack Machek, President and CEO, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.
SEDA-COG’s Lake Augusta Gateway Corridor Plan has received a 2013 Community Transportation Excellence Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania. 10,000 Friends is among the state’s leading advocates for responsible and efficient land use within Pennsylvania communities. more»
Damaged bridge is in background, behind flooded Loyalsock Bridge. (Photo courtesy of Tank Baird.)
A contract to rebuild the Loyalsock Creek Bridge, between Montoursville and Williamsport has been awarded to Glenn O. Hawbaker, a heavy construction company headquartered in State College, PA. The contract award was approved by PennDOT's Bureau of Rail Freight Assistance. more»
Several measures illustrate the impact of rail service in the Lock Haven/Mill Hall area of Clinton County - more shippers, more rail facilities, etc. But job figures at two of the region’s chemical companies particularly stand out. more»
This nation faces a frightening prospect. Our lack of investment in early childhood education adversely impacts this country's ability to create high-value jobs and compete globally. When we don't value investments in children early on in life, it has adverse implications. more»
Four Central Pennsylvania communities will receive federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds for bicycle/pedestrian projects and activities related to safer routes for non-drivers. A total of $1,875,167 has been awarded through the SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and PennDOT. more»
L to R – Stephen D. Keener, President and CEO, Little League International; Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour and Senator Yaw
State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), along with his colleagues in the Senate, today recognized Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour of Williamsport upon being named the first woman to chair the Board of Directors for Little League Baseball International. more»
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has made a few changes regarding programs for small businesses, changes which can lead to more opportunity for companies pursuing state contracts. The changes will be fully presented and discussed at SEDA-COG's “new and improved” seminar on Doing Business with the Commonwealth, June 14 and July 18. more»
Leadership Lycoming team members (l. to r.) - Megan Lehman, Sherry Paulhamus, Greg Harrison, Heather Willis Lewis, Stacie Schearer, Jamie Snyder (Joseph Geffe absent)
On May 21, 2013, the Leadership Lycoming Class of 2013 presented its Community projects to Leadership advisors, board members and project agency leaders during a reception at the Professional Development Center on the Campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology. more»
One of the lesser known responsibilities of municipal officials is contract negotiations for cable television franchises. SEDA-COG has scheduled a series of meetings in June to educate elected and non-elected officials about their rights and potential benefits related to the negotiating process. more»
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) has released a new logo design to proudly mark its 75th anniversary this year. The logo will be visible on company materials, advertising, and at regional health and community events through the end of this year. more»
Artificial intelligence and “knowledge capture” are among cutting edge technologies advanced by Discovery Machine, a small, growing business in Williamsport, PA. Software developed through Discovery Machine is utilized for training, simulation, and behavior modeling. more»
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) has reduced premium rates for nearly 7,000 BlueCare Direct individual members. The premium rate reductions became effective on May 1 and will range from 7 percent to 17 percent. more»
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) Medical Director John J. Viteritti, DO, has been selected to participate as a Fellow in the 2013-2014 AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans) Foundation Executive Leadership Program. more»
Evangelical Community Hospital recently earned the distinction of being a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The honor is granted to companies that aim to improve the health and wellness of their employees. more»
Pictured above at the Start! Fit Friendly Company Platinum Award presentation are (left to right): Dr. John Viteritti, Medical Director, BCNEPA; Lori Chase, Senior Director, American Heart Association Great River Affiliate; Tom McGrath, board member, American Heart Association Great River Affiliate; Dr. Thomas Novinger, Senior Medical Director, BCNEPA; and Bill Farrell, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO, BCNEPA.
For the fifth consecutive year, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) has been awarded the American Heart Association's (AHA) top honor for employers, the Start! Fit Friendly Company Platinum Award. more»
Twenty companies in Central Pennsylvania have been nominated for the Governor’s ImpPAct Awards, a new program for the Commonwealth, designed to recognize companies and individuals who are investing in Pennsylvania and creating jobs. more»
Gregg Rokavec, Director of Environmental Safety and Security at Evangelical Community Hospital along with Stanley Hudson, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
Gregg Rokavec, Director of Environmental Safety and Security at Evangelical Community Hospital along with Stanley Hudson, Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, recently returned from a five-day course on Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents put on by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). more»
(Photo courtesy of Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program)
Comprehensive energy audits are being undertaken in four Pennsylvania communities through the SEDA-COG Energy Resource Center (ERC). Funding has been provided by the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund (WPPSEF). The energy audits involve municipal properties in more»