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Dime Bank donates $27,500 to the Wayne County Community Foundation

REGION — The Dime Bank contributed $27,500 to the Wayne County Community Foundation by way of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Through the Wayne County Community Foundation, the EITC Program provides significant funding for enhanced academic programs for the three Wayne County School Districts. The program, which is administered by the PA Department of Economic and Community Development, provides a tax rebate program for participating businesses. The rebate can be used to promote academic opportunities for participating public school districts.  Read more

Koberlein Environmental acquires Sheeley’s Septic

HONESDALE, PA — Koberlein Environmental Services, a full-service environmental services company operating in Northeast Pennsylvania since 1960, has had a growing business base in Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties, New York. Convinced that the companies share common values, as well as longterm success in meeting the needs of their customers, the owners of Sheeley’s Septic and Koberlein decided to combine the assets and resources of the two companies effective January 10, 2014.  Read more

Green Door winter release party in Rhinebeck

LIBERTY, NY — Green Door magazine, a popular quarterly throughout the Catskills and Hudson Valley in upstate New York, announces the publication of the winter issue at an event in Dutchess County. The publication focuses on the benefits of country living in a socially conscious society, and the event brings together local businesses with the Sullivan County-based magazine. The party will be at the bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy, at 6423 Montgomery Street on Rte. 9 in Rhinebeck on January 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Read more

Local eye care provider nominated as finalist for 2013 Optical Awards

HONESDALE, PA — Northeastern Eye Institute, a leading comprehensive eye care center in Northeastern Pennsylvania, has been named a national finalist for the Transitions Awards program which recognizes optical labs, optical retailers and eye care professionals for their year-long commitment to promoting eye health and photochromic lenses. The winner will be announced during the Transitions Academy, held January 26 to 29, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando.  Read more

Seminar: ‘Twitter for small business success’

HAWLEY, PA — A seminar, titled “Twitter for Small Business Success” will be held on Thursday, January 16 (rescheduled from November 21) at the Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab in the Hawley Silk Mill, Suite 212 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Presenter Tim Sohn, CEO, Sohn Social Media Solutions in Shohola discusses how small business owners can use Twitter to spread the word about their businesses, network with other small business professionals and improve customer service.  Read more

What are you grateful for?

MILFORD, PA — Joann Wells Greenbaum and David Greenbaum, the artist and potter, owners of the Bluestone Studio at 206 Broad St. are inviting anyone to join in their “Gratitude Window” this holiday season. You are welcome to write whatever you are grateful for on the storefront window. The Greenbaums are providing erasable markers that are attached in a bag on the front window. You don’t need to come into the gallery to be able to write on the window. The Greenbaums are sending wishes for everyone to have a joyous and peaceful holiday and new year. For more information, call 570/409-4500.

The Brick House opens with ribbon cutting

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — The Brick House restaurant marked its grand opening on Saturday, December 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Members of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, friends and supporters joined owner Angelo Cracchiolo to celebrate the occasion. The Brick House offers fine dining at affordable prices. Families with children are welcome. Sporting events are televised everyday for anyone who is interested in watching a specific event.  Read more

Orange County business accelerator receives grant

NEW WINDSOR, NY — The Orange County Business Accelerator (OCBA), a business incubator that helps entrepreneurs start up new companies, has learned it will receive a $125,000 grant from the New York State Business Incubator and Innovation Hot Spot Support Program.  Read more

Hardship fund helps pay energy bills

NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA — For the past 30 years, PPL Electric Utilities’ Operation HELP hardship fund has been assisting income-eligible customers who find themselves in crisis, unable to pay their home energy bills—perhaps to a single parent who lost their job, for example, or a neighbor whose illness has taken a financial toll. Since 1983, Operation HELP has assisted more than 86,000 families and distributed more than $24 million.  Read more

Local builder completes green picnic area in Delaware State Park

MILFORD, PA — Ed Nikles Custom Builder, Inc. recently completed a new picnic area at Lily Pond’s trailhead and forest demonstration area in Delaware State Park. Located on Schocopee Road, the picnic pavilion and restroom facility were built though the partnership of county and state governments.  Read more

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