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Kiva City Philadelphia marks first anniversary with downtown gala

Kivazip.org recently celebrated its first anniversary in Philadelphia, featuring a holiday marketplace and Mayor Michael Nutter among the guest speakers.

Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner praises Prudential's accessibility for HIV-positive applicants

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller recently applauded The Prudential Insurance Company of America, following the firm’s avowed commitment to equal access for its life insurance services among qualified HIV-positive applicants.

Department of Veterans Affairs awards Performance Biomedical $15 million contract

Performance Biomedical recently won a five-year, $15 million contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs to supply veterans’ medical equipment to the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

State chamber of business appoints new members to board of directors

Elected to serve one to three-year terms, multiple newly chosen board of directors members are set to commence their duties for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

Pennsylvania releases details of Obamacare open enrollment's fourth week

Nearly 395,000 Pennsylvanians chose health care plans via the HealthCare.gov platform during open enrollment season’s fourth week, bringing total registration to over two million.

Federal law sparked by Farm Bureau supports infrastructure in Pennsylvania, nationwide

A law providing transportation funding for major construction in the commonwealth and nationwide recently passed, partially due to efforts by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB).

FERC authorizes Talen Energy to modify mitigation in Pennsylvania

FERC has supported Talen Energy’s recent request to alter certain methods of alleviation for the purpose of handling possible competition matters in the company’s legal creation.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry reports dip in unemployment for Fulton, Franklin Counties

Fulton County and Franklin County, adjacent jurisdictions located at the commonwealth’s southern border, each showed a decrease in unemployment during October.

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO denounces state senate's pension cut approval

In the wake of the state senate’s passage of a law that negatively impacts school and civic employees, two Pennsylvania AFL-CIO officials criticized the consequent loss of benefits for public servants.

Catasys launches OnTrak-A plan in Pennsylvania

Demonstrating dramatic slashes in health care costs among certain patients predisposed to extra hospital stays, ambulance needs and ER visits, Catasys Inc. recently launched its OnTrak-A plan in Pennsylvania.

Federal Trade Commission blocks medical merger between Hershey Medical Center, PinnacleHealth System

The Federal Trade Commission recently blocked pending plans between Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System in Washington, D.C.

From mock interview to real job, EIW program preps Pennsylvania's students for workforce

In a Capital Region Partnership for Career Development work session at Pennsy Supply, director Lynda Morris discovered that two employees were recruited directly from mock interviews.

Safe Harbour solicits support for Cumberland County's annual home goods campaign

Fabrics and funding are needed for the Carlisle-based nonprofit group Safe Harbour’s crusade to provide underprivileged citizens across Cumberland County necessary home goods this holiday season.

Citizens Financial Services acquires The First National Bank of Fredericksburg, posts election results

First Citizens Community Bank, based in northern central Pennsylvania, recently announced that its holding company, Citizens Financial Services Inc., has acquired The First National Bank of Fredericksburg, based in the commonwealth’s south-central region.

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce hails Roadmap for Growth report, introduces shared agenda

Poised to join forces with Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce recently released a vision statement in hopes of working closely with the new administration for the business and civic communities.

HAP works with CMS to address Obamacare-related hospital concerns

HAP has responded favorably to regulations suggested by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to tackle Obamacare-related hospital safety issues.

PHCA shares insights, lauds Pennsylvania’s caregivers at committee meeting

The PHCA recently gave its perspective on the commonwealth’s capacity to provide elder residents with long-term care, as two leaders testified before the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania to acquire Fox Chase Bancorp

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania recently announced plans for its acquisition of Fox Chase Bancorp Inc. — involving a cash and stock transaction worth approximately $244.3 million — from its Souderton headquarters.

Pennsylvania DEP gives special rebate to drivers of alternative fuel vehicles

The Pennsylvania DEP is offering a special rebate, funded by a statewide grant, to consumers who purchase alternative fuel vehicles.

McIlhinney’s liquor bill gains state senate approval

Pennsylvania’s state senate recently endorsed a measure drafted by Sen. Chuck McIlhinney (R-10) to update the commonwealth’s liquor sale legislation in favor of consumer needs.

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