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December 01, 2015
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Small business award nominations open

NEW YORK — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New York District Office (NYDO) is now accepting nominations online for its 2016 National Small Business Week Awards, including its annual Small Business Person of the Year award. Eligible counties include Orange and Sullivan.  Read more

Hawley gets new website

HAWLEY, PA — The Downtown Hawley Partnership (DHP) has announced the launch of a brand-new, redesigned, mobile-friendly website for the community. At www.VisitHawleyPA.com, website visitors will find an easy-to-use resource with information about opportunities to explore, shop, dine and stay in Hawley; other services and programs in town; and all the details about seasonal community festivals.  Read more

Timely Treasures closing

HAWLEY, PA — Timely Treasures, a local landmark antique and gift retail operation, will be closing for good on December 31. The original owners, the late Bob and Pat Ohlson, opened the store in 1985 as an antique and antique furniture refinishing business. The business grew into its current location on Route 6, just east of downtown Hawley, adding a larger selection of new and antique inventory and the buying of gold, silver, coins and rare currency as a PA licensed buyer.  Read more

Chamber seeks comedy event sponsors

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for its third annual Pike Chamber’s Comedy Night. The event will be held at the Milford Theatre on Friday, November 13, and will feature Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, formerly from “The Howard Stern Show,” and “Come Try to Stump the Joke Man;” and Tommy Gooch, who has performed at famous locations such as the Borgata Comedy Club, Mohegan Sun, Staten Island Comedy Show, Broadway Comedy Club and the New York Comedy Club.  Read more

Settlers and Ledges offer free rooms for vets

HAWLEY, PA — The Settlers Inn and Ledges Hotel will celebrate Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 by participating in B&Bs for Vets by opening their doors to veterans free of charge as a way to say thank you for their courageous service to our country. The celebration includes a fireside chat and wine and cheese tasting at The Settlers Inn.

“We’re proud to honor our veterans in this way for the fourth year in a row,” says proprietor Jeanne Genzlinger. “It has become a tradition.”  Read more

NBDC bank earns 5-Star rating

WALTON, NY — NBDC Bank, Walton has received BauerFinancial Inc.’s coveted 5-Star Superior rating for the 105th quarter in a row. The rating puts it in an elite category as one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and more. Earning the 5-star rating for so many consecutive quarters also earns NBDC Bank the accolade: “Best of Bauer” bank. This designation is reserved for those banks that have earned and maintained a 5-star rating for 25 years or longer.  Read more

Above the Rest expands

MILFORD, PA — Since 2009, Above the Rest HomeCare, a Milford-based company specializing in personalized in-home care for the elderly, has primarily operated in Northampton and Pike Counties. Now, through its membership with the Pike County Chamber of Commerce and its recent acquisition of a new marketing manager and office manager, it will expand its services to Monroe, Lackawanna, Carbon and Wayne counties.  Read more

TLC for Young Children opens

LIBERTY, NY — On August 5, an open house/ribbon cutting was conducted for TLC for Young Children Preschool Center at 1903 Rte. 52. The event was coordinated by the Greater Liberty Chamber of Commerce. TLC’s founder Terri Gozza said that the center was created to enhance learning of three- to four-year-olds by encouraging learning and growth through play in an environment designed to strengthen your child’s muscles, build coordination, stretch his/her imagination and to learn in a way that is fun and enjoyable.  Read more

Area banker appointed to statewide committee

HONESDALE, PA — Robert J. Mancuso, executive vice president and chief information officer of Wayne Bank, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) Information Technology Committee. The committee communicates information to PA Bankers’ members about issues of cyber security, technological advancements and information management within the banking industry.  Read more

Laurel Villa reopens

MILFORD, PA — The Laurel Villa Country Inn & Restaurant, a Milford tradition since 1876, has returned under its previous ownership. Three years ago innkeeper Janice Halsted and Chef Carl Muhlhauser turned the Laurel Villa over to new owner Ken Pisciotta, who re-named it the River Rock Inn, but it closed last winter.  Read more

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