Member News – July 19, 2017
PPL Electric Utilities Takes Top Honor From J.D. Power
PPL Electric Utilities was recently recognized by J.D. Power as the top large electric utility for residential customer satisfaction in the eastern U.S. region. It marks the sixth straight year the PPL has earned this honor and the 14th time in the last 19 years during which J.D. Power has conducted this customer satisfaction survey.
PPL Electric Utilities’ score of 739 improved on last year’s score by 34 points. The average score in the large utility group in the East is 704. Companies are ranked on a 1,000-point scale. The East Large Segment is made up of 16 utilities. The national average among all types and sizes of electric utilities, including electric cooperatives, was 719, according to J.D. Power. PPL has also captured 11 J.D. Power awards for business customer satisfaction, the last in 2014.
Danville Child Development Center Has Opportunities for Volunteers to Get Involved
The Danville Child Development Center’s 43 years of success in the community, including its recent re-accreditation by the NAEYC, is directly related to its friends, families and neighbors. With that in mind, DCDC has several ways for interested community volunteers to get involved. Guest readers are always welcome in its classrooms, either for a book or sharing a hobby or experience. Interested individuals can email Michele Jenkins. Miscellaneous projects, such as its new Kids’ Kitchen, were facilitated by volunteers. Email Steve Bevans for a list of available projects in need of volunteers. Finally, DCDC currently has room on its board for some additional people. It meets once a month from September through June and oversees the financial operations of DCDC and sets policy. Email Diana Verbeck for how to apply.
Bucknell SBDC to Hold Annual Celebration of Small Business Breakfast
The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center will host its annual Celebration of Small Business Breakfast this Friday, July 21, from 8-10 a.m. in the Terrace Room on the second floor of the Elaine Langone Center on the Bucknell campus in Lewisburg. Friends and fans of small business are all invited to attend this free event that will bring together the business community, statewide economic development stakeholders and legislators to recognize the accomplishments of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders in the region. The year’s program will feature the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year for Pennsylvania, Elvin Stoltzfus, the founder and president of Pik Rite, Inc. It will also recognize the local finalists of the 2017 InnovateHER Business Challenge and recognize the winners of that competition, and will feature the presentation of the Charles H. Coder Entrepreneurial Leadership Award recognizing innovation in new product development and outstanding collaboration with Bucknell’s College of Engineering.
Register for this free event online, or by calling Shelley Gadoury at 570-577-1249.
Art of Floating to Hold Potluck Saturday
The Art of Floating is always looking for ways to get to know its clients more because they are considered friends and family. So, they are inviting all current and future clients to come and share their favorite food and sample new dishes this Saturday, July 22 from 3-7 p.m. at its business at 1924 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. There will be live music and a bouncy house for the children. RSVP here.
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union to Host Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of New Branch
Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at their new branch office located in the Route 11 Marketplace, 1615 Columbia Blvd. (Rt. 11), Bloomsburg. The ribbon cutting will be followed by a public grand opening featuring free food and giveaways, which will run until 2 p.m.
Bucknell SBDC Hosts Cybersecurity Workshop
Are you as secure as you think? Join Michael Frauenhoffer of MePush as he talks about compliance vs. actual security at StartUpLewisburg, 416 Market St., Lewisburg on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at noon. Hosted by the Bucknell Small Business Development Center, this event will also feature local pizza, networking and tours of StartupLewisburg, Bucknell University’s home for innovators and entrepreneurs in downtown Lewisburg. Register here.
Danville Borough Summer Newsletter Now Available
The Danville Borough’s latest newsletter is now available on its website. It has the latest borough report from council president Scott Richardson, as well as information about SEDA-COG offering low cost elevation certificates, swimming pool regulations, new ordinances pertaining to temporary dumpsters, the Swift 911 notification system, an update on the flood resiliency project and more. Members will have an opportunity to learn more about the Danville Borough’s ongoing efforts at October’s Business After Hours.