Articles in the Business Category
Downtown Shippensburg’s Open House for Business: 2 to 4 p.m. June 11 at 14 W. King St., Shippensburg.
By AMBER SOUTH
SHIPPENSBURG — Led by a new loan program, a conglomerate of Shippensburg business and community organizations has initiated a program to expand the downtown business market.
Rebecca Yearick, downtown manager with Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority, led an event Tuesday to introduce the program and its players. Playing headlining roles in the program are Downtown Organizations Investing Together, an organization made up of leaders and participants of various entities who work …
By AMBER SOUTH
Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a party Monday.
About 100 or so people are expected to attend, and Executive Director Scott Brown hopes the public will make up a good part of that number.
The 75th anniversary is certainly a milestone, Brown said. It is an opportunity for people to understand the role of the chamber in the community and how that role is evolving.
“It’s really key to support what the chamber does in the community, especially in Shippensburg,” Brown said. …
By MARCUS RAUHUT
FRANKLIN COUNTY – The county is considering a tax abatement incentive for a potential distribution center that could create nearly 1,000 jobs.
An unnamed Fortune 500 company is looking for a location to build a new distribution facility, and a site near Shippensburg is in the running.
Southampton Township in Franklin County and Shippensburg Area School District have already approved a Local Economic Revitalization Tax Abatement Act incentive for the proposed site on Olde Scotland Road.
L. Michael Ross, president of Franklin County Area Development Corp., and Michael Alderman, Liberty Property …
Franklin County lawyer Forest N. Myers, owner of the Law Office of Forest N. Myers, Shippensburg, will become the 119th president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association on May 10 at the close of the PBA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.
Myers served on the PBA Board of Governors from 2007 to 2010 as the unit county bar association governor. A past chair of the PBA Presidential Strategic Planning Committee, he is a member of the PBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section and the PBA Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee.
He has been …
By NICKOLYS HINTON
Advertising Director/The Slate
Shippensburg Univeresity saw an interesting sight this weekend with everything from professional cosmetics and handcrafted jewelry to traditional ocarinas and repurposed glass bottles gracing Heiges Field House.
For those who stopped by, better deals on such intriguing articles are sure to not be found again until this autumn’s Corn Festival.
But for those who stayed in or are completely befuddled by what strange occurrence brought these dissonant markets together under one roof, read on.
We have upon this campus a group that goes by the moniker of E-BOSS, an …
By JIM HOOK
HARRISBURG — The nation’s sixth largest public transportation system is suing Orrstown Bank to recover more than $250,000 that the Philadelphia authority claims to have lost by investing in the Shippensburg area bank.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, leading a class action lawsuit in federal court, claims that 12 bank officers and directors successfully worked “a fraudulent scheme and course of business that operated as a fraud or deceit on purchasers of Orrstown common stock.” In its amended court complaint of March 4, SEPTA added two former bank employees, …
Shippensburg Kmart will close by mid-June.
A liquidation sale will start April 7, said Howard Riefs, a spokesperson for Sears Holdings Corp., owner of Sears and Kmart stores.
The Shippensburg location on Walnut Bottom Road, Southampton Township (Cumberland County), is closing because the lease was not renewed, Riefs said.
When Willner Realty and Development Corp., Ardmore, took over the shopping center in December, it did so knowing Kmart’s status in the complex was questionable, said property manager Karen Martin.
“The store closures are part of a series of actions …
SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce handed out its annual business awards March 23 in Reisner Dining Hall’s Tuscarora Room at Shippensburg University.
- Large Business of the Year Award: Volvo Construction Equipment
- Small Business of the Year Award: Hair Studio 60
- Heritage Award: Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home Inc.
- New Business/Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Amber’s Country Catering
- Business Person of the Year Award: Luanne Kyle
- Public Service Person of the Year Award: Charles Myers
- Shippensburg University Common Ground Award: Philip Fague
- Chamber of Commerce Common Ground Award: Dr. Liz …
By BRIAN HALL @bkhallpo
SHIPPENSBURG — The Shippensburg Area school board on Monday night approved a new tax-abatement zone for a section of farmland adjacent to Interstate 81 and the owner hopes to entice a major distribution center tenant.
A possible tenant has emerged for a property owned by Liberty Property Trust. L. Michael Ross, executive director of Franklin County Area Development Corp., described the company with the “national profile and global profile comparatively to Volvo.”
“What makes it more significant is we’re looking a lot at the uncertainty of Letterkenny right now,” …
By MARCUS RAUHUT
The impact from Volvo Construction Equipment’s $100 million expansion will be felt far beyond its Shippensburg plant.
On Thursday the company celebrated the opening of its new headquarters for the Americas and the start of a new production line in Shippensburg.
Volvo CE, which manufactures large machinery used in construction, is already one of the area’s largest employers with about 1,000 employees.
“One of the benefits here of this localized focus is creating jobs, not only here in the factory, but throughout the supply chain and especially in Pennsylvania,” said Volvo …