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Drexel student group prepares for Disney contest's finals

Four Drexel University students soon will head to Glendale, California, to present their idea for a Disney-themed transportation system in Sydney, Australia, as part of Disney's Imaginations design contest, the university recently said.

Tamaqua gets CRIZ status to help spur economic growth

Gov. Tom Corbett recently awarded the Tamaqua borough in Schuylkill County with a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) designation as a Pilot Zone.

Pennsylvania Utility Commission to talk about sustainable energy funds at annual meeting

The Pennsylvania Sustainable Energy Board (PASEB) and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) plan to discuss updates to Sustainable Energy Funds (SEFs) during its annual meeting on Jan. 15.

CMS posts online guides on health care marketplace

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted resources online to help those who have recently acquired health insurance coverage through the new federal marketplace.

Yudichak wants economic stimulus programs expanded

Pennsylvania senator John Yudichak sees 2015 as the year to focus on expansion of the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) and Keystone Opportunity Zone Expansion (KOZE) programs, which have been limited in Allentown.

Mylan subsidiary to supply South Africa with antiretrovirals

Mylan said Wednesday that its subsidiary in India will be the primary supplier of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to the South African National Department of Health for three years starting in April.

PREIT shares past successes, future plans

Penn Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) recently revealed the main points of selling eight different properties in 2014 and plans for five future properties.

Bucks County recounts 2014 in review

The government of Bucks County praised its management of fiscal resources during a review of 2014 released on Friday.

Argall praises Tamaqua's CRIZ Pilot Zone designation

State Sen. David Argall praised Gov. Tom Corbett's decision to designate the Borough of Tamaqua as a City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) Pilot area on Wednesday.

Alcohol-control board offers grants for prevention programs

Grant applications are now being accepted by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to fund programs that aim to prevent underage and dangerous drinking, the board said Monday.

Zynerba hires new VP, chief financial officer

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals has appointed Richard Baron vice president and chief financial officer, the company said Monday.

Blake expects drones, pension reform to be on Senate agenda

State Sen. John Blake (D-Dist. 22) said recently that he expects the Senate to revisit legislation put up in previous sessions during the 2015-2016 session, including City Reinvestment and Improvement Zone (CRIZ) program-expansion legislation.

NHCO offering free tax preparation for low-income residents

North Hills Community Outreach (NHCO) is offering free tax preparation this year for low-income individuals, the group said recently.

Causer to chair Agriculture, Rural Affairs Committee

State Rep. Martin Causer was appointed chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for the upcoming 2015-16 legislative session on Monday.

Wolf selects 2 for Cabinet posts

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced his selections for secretary positions of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and for the Department of Revenue ( on Monday.

Pickett to remain head of House Insurance Committee

Rep. Tina Pickett has been again selected to serve as chairman of the House Insurance Committee.

West Shore Chamber elects seven new directors

The West Shore Chamber of Commerce recently elected seven new directors.

Galbraith hires new business development director

Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based general contractor Galbraith Pre-Design, Inc., said Monday that a new executive will join its team.

Lehigh Valley unemployment rate falls to 5.3%

The unemployment rate in the Lehigh Valley continues to drop with the area expected to outpace other areas of the country in hiring during 2015.

John Kane makes top 25 bank representatives list

John Kane, a registered bank representative in Pennsylvania, has recently joined his fellow professionals on the list of Bank Investment Consultant magazine’s Top 50 Bank Reps.

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