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Pennsylvania pension reform is important to farmers, PFB says

In June, Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives passed a bill that transforms the retirement benefits for future state and public school employees from a formula-driven system based on salary at retirement to a 401(k)-style system.

BioPlast Manufacturing takes over Kord-Valmark's petri dish production in Pennsylvania

BioPlast Manufacturing has acquired leading petri dish manufacturer Kord-Valmark.

NuShield expands provision of patient-monitoring products

NuShield now provides its products to commonwealth health care facilities for patient monitoring and electronic documentation.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce responds favorably to Kenney's recent appointments

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce recently issued a statement concerning the appointments made by Mayor-elect Jim Kenney.

Taylor urges Wolf to prevent failure of key tax credit programs

State Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) wants a state agency to be forced to release documents that could prevent the failure of two key commonwealth tax credit programs.

U.S. Security Care names John Gooley lead consultant for Philadelphia

Former detective John Gooley now brings his “exceptional” skills to the Philadelphia area’s U.S. Security Care (USSC), the firm recently revealed.

Ambassador Financial Group guides Woodsboro Bank through merger with Middletown Valley Bank

Allentown-based Ambassador Financial Group recently served as financial adviser during the consolidation of Woodsboro Bank and Middletown Valley Bank, creating First Heritage Community Bank via the union.

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau elects six to state board of directors

Individual farmers recently became “a family of farmers with a strong united voice” through the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, said Jim Barbour, one of six newly elected officers.

Westmoreland County announces available tourism grants

All of Pennsylvania's tourism-related businesses and organizations are eligible to apply for Westmoreland County tourism grants, a program specifically established to support the county’s tourism assets.

Pennsylvania’s P3 Board endorses bridge, transit improvements

State’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board recently authorized a project aimed at improving county-owned bridges throughout the commonwealth and bolstering Middletown transit development.

PHCA asks Pennsylvania to proceed with caution to phase in Community HealthChoices

The PHCA recently pledged to work alongside the administration, commonwealth consumers and entire state legislature to bolster the successful outcome of Community HealthChoices (CHC).

Pennsylvania-based Westinghouse supports BWR plants with streamlined systems

Westinghouse Electric Company recently announced new product portfolio additions for global boiling water reactor (BWR) locations.

Lincoln University earns accreditation for nursing program

Lincoln University's undergraduate nursing program was recently accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Greiner’s pension reform bill passes as Act 63 of 2015

State Rep. Keith Greiner played a crucial role in the enactment of House Bill 239 to provide new fiscal controls for county pension law this week in Harrisburg.

Westmoreland County Land Bank supports ‘Seeds of Change’ in Pennsylvania

KPB has partnered with the Westmoreland County Land Bank to provide a seed grant to transform a blighted property into a community garden.

Lincoln Financial Group announces new executive VP, general counsel

Lincoln Financial Group recently named Kirkland Hicks its executive vice president and general counsel.

PCCD welcomes dirt, gravel road expert to Coudersport base

The PCCD welcomed Alex Veto as a low-volume, dirt and gravel road specialist this week at its Coudersport base.

Penn Mutual names Mark Heppenstall chief investment officer

Penn Mutual Asset Management recently announced the promotion of Mark Heppenstall to chief investment officer.

Long-time Philadelphia airport CEO announces retirement

Philadelphia International Airport CEO Mark Gale will retire after nearly 28 years, the mayor recently announced.

York County’s initial budget calls for slight property tax increase

If York County’s preliminary 2016 budget is approved, the typical homeowner will pay $72.24 more in property taxes.

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