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Main Street Act Supports Employee Ownership

From PA Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO) Note: The Columbia Montour Chamber, in partnership with the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber, the Bucknell SBDC, and PA CareerLink Columbia/Montour Counties, will present a free breakfast seminar on Tuesday, April 30, from 8-9 a.m. about the benefits of and converting to employee ownership.  In August of last year,…

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Berwick Businesses Asked for Input on Signage

The committee for Berwick, The Next Step continues to meet twice a month to enhance the downtown for the benefit of the entire community. The committee is working on a number of recommendations in the Building a Better Berwick report, which is available online. One of the recommendations is updating the Borough’s signage ordinance, to allow…

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State Legislators Discuss Business Issues with Chamber Committee

Elected officials representing Columbia and Montour counties discussed issues of interest to the business community with members of the Chamber and Visitors Bureau recently. Senator John Gordner, Representative David Millard, and Harold Hurst with Representative Kurt Masser’s office met with the Joint Government Affairs Committee in early January. Topics included tourism funding, energy policy, group…

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Reference-Based Pricing: A Unique Self-Insured Option for Employers

From ChamberChoice and Smart Business Pittsburgh It’s no secret that health care pricing varies widely and has a direct impact to the bottom line for employers of all types and sizes. As health care costs continue to increase, employers have sought innovative and creative strategies to lower expenses. One strategy, which has gained momentum, is referenced-based pricing (RBP).…

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Are You an Applicable Large Employer?

From ChamberChoice An employer who employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees per month during the prior calendar year is an applicable large employer (ALE) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) purposes. ALE status must be determined each year, and ALEs are subject to the ACA employer shared responsibility and information reporting provisions for offers of minimum…

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What’s Driving Stock Volatility and What to Expect Next

From North Branch Group/Thrivent Financial Mark Simenstad, CFA Chief Investment Strategist, Thrivent Asset Management David Francis, CFA Vice President, Investment Equities, Thrivent Asset Management Darren Bagwell, CFA Chief Equity Strategist, Thrivent Asset Management Steve Lowe, CFA Head of Fixed-Income, Thrivent Asset Management In the past year, the S&P 500 has gone through two corrections of…

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New Year, New Session: PA Chamber Ready to Fight for Our Members in 2019

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Happy Holidays!  With December now nearly over, the PA Chamber is geared up to start 2019 with an aggressive pro-growth agenda.   As we work to ensure that the legislature is aware of our members’ major advocacy goals before lawmakers are sworn in on New Year’s Day, we’re taking…

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