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    Governor Wolf Announces 50 New Jobs with Gordon Sinclair Expansion in Indiana County

    Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Gordon Sinclair, a promotional products supplier, will expand operations with a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and decorating facility in Indiana County and create 50 new jobs.
    “Gordon Sinclair chose Pennsylvania over New York and Florida for its operations expansion due to the commonwealth’s highly qualified manufacturing labor force and its desirable location with excellent highway access to top markets in the U.S. and Canada,” said Governor Wolf. “We applaud the company for its decision and for its significant investment into one of Pennsylvania’s rural communities where job creation efforts and economic contributions are sure to have a long-lasting, positive impact.”
    Gordon Sinclair will purchase a 60,000-square-foot facility at 771 Indian Springs Road, White Township, Indiana County. The company has committed to investing $5,048,000 in the project and to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. The company has commenced hiring and hopes to begin production at the facility by mid-to-late February.
    “We’re extremely appreciative of the warm reception we have received from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for the timely assistance we have received from the Governor’s Action Team and from the officials in Indiana County,” said Gordon Sinclair Founder and President Robert Gluck. “All of the Pennsylvania agencies have worked together seamlessly to speed the process, simplify our work and meet our timetable, which has been invaluable to us in making this investment.”
    Gordon Sinclair received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $200,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $22,500 in WednetPA funding for employee training, and $200,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a low-interest loan up to $1,876,500 million from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.
    The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Indiana County Development Corporation (ICDC).
    “We are pleased that Gordon Sinclair has decided to expand its manufacturing operations into Indiana County. The available facility, our premier workforce, as well as our quality of life all created a perfect mix to enhance the company’s decision to relocate to Indiana County,” said ICDC Executive Director Byron G. Stauffer, Jr. “We thank our partners at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for their assistance and support.”
    Gordon Sinclair is a leading supplier of drinkware and other high quality logoed items and sells exclusively through promotional products distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Promotional products are a $21 billion industry that provides logoed merchandise of all types for advertising, safety programs, and other promotional purposes. 
    Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs.
  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:04 +0000

    Gaining ground

    By Spencer Myers

    In the past year, Central Pennsylvania has seen an incredible amount of activity from both UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) and Geisinger Health Network. Both major players in the healthcare industry have been claiming territories and creating borders in what sometimes feels akin to a game of Risk.

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:07 +0000

    Uncertain market

    By r. brock pronko
    Regional Business Analyst

    On July 21, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced the rate filings for 2018 individual market and small group plans. Insurers are seeking a statewide average increase of 8.8 percent for individual plans and 6.7 percent for small group plans.

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:08 +0000

    Evangelical’s imaging services earns breast MRI and CT scan reaccreditations

    Lewisburg, PA – Two of Evangelical Community Hospital’s key imaging services recently earned reaccreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation is the gold standard in medical imaging.

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:09 +0000

    Conemaugh Memorial’s OB Ultrasound Department receives accreditation

    Johnstown, PA – Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Obstetrics Ultrasound Department has received accreditation through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:09 +0000

    Highmark requests 20 percent rate hike for ACA members highest in Pa.

    (AP) – Highmark is seeking a nearly 20 percent rate hike next year — the highest in the state — for Western Pennsylvania members who receive Obamacare coverage as the insurer continues trying to stanch losses from the plans.

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:10 +0000

    Geisinger CEO third on Modern Healthcare’s Top 50 influencers list

    DANVILLE, PA – Geisinger President and CEO David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, made the top three in Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2017 list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:15 +0000

    HealthSouth provides community education through “Surviving Stroke” series


    [img_assist|nid=8753|title=|desc= From left to right: Pete Roy, MD, Mount Nittany Physician Group; Ashley Kader, Mount Nittany Medical Center; Dr. Shwetha Gurram, Penn State College of Medicine; Susan Maynard, MS, RN-BC, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, Mount Nittany Medical Center; K. Ann Probst, RN, BSN, CCM, Penn State Health; and Lance Kephart, HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital.

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:16 +0000

    B2D2K trains next generation of biomedical scientists in the use of “big data”

    By r. brock pronko
    Regional Business Analyst

    Who knew healthcare could be so complicated? The National Institutes of Health, Geisinger Health System, Penn State University and Penn State Hershey did. They’ve teamed up in a $2.4-million program to train the next generation of biomedical scientists in the use of “big data.”

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:17 +0000

    UnitedHealth profit grows as ACA shrinks

    By Tom Murphy
    AP Health Writer

    (AP) – UnitedHealth Group’s second- quarter earnings soared as the nation’s largest insurer dove deeper into government-funded health coverage like Medicare and Medicaid and continued to distance itself from the turbulent Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges.

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  • Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:26:18 +0000

    The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

    By r. brock pronko
    Regional Business Analyst

    The Senate healthcare bill, named the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017,” was written behind closed doors and unveiled to the public on June 27. The bill would repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, and would reduce Medicaid spending by $772 billion over a decade.

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  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:11:00 +0000

    How minimally invasive methods treat brain aneurysms (Video)

    What is interventional neuroradiology? Interventional neuroradiology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats disorders of the brain and spine with minimally invasive imaging and technologies. What is a brain aneurysm? A brain aneurysm is a condition in which there is a weakening in the wall of the blood vessel, which expands outward similar to a "bubble" on an artery. This weakened area can either go unnoticed over a person’s life or can rupture causing hemorrhage or bleeding around…
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:10:10 +0000

    ​New technologies help treat mitral regurgitation (Video)

    What is mitral regurgitation? What are the common symptoms? Mitral regurgitation, or MR, is a backward leakage of the central valve of the heart, the mitral valve. The mitral valve is a one-way valve that works like a set of two French doors that meet in the middle. It is made up of the "doors," known as leaflets, and the "door frame," or the annulus. When a problem occurs with either the door or the door frame, the valve can leak. When MR occurs, blood leaks from the left ventricle backward across…
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:55:02 +0000

    Demand for lawyers with energy expertise on the uptick in Pittsburgh

    Market may be cyclical but corporate legal needs aren't.
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:22:20 +0000

    Filling the gap: Simcoach Games tackling skills divide with apps geared at tech, construction

    Simcoach, a Carnegie Mellon University spinout founded by Jessica Trybus more than a decade ago, has always been geared toward developing games that are workforce-focused, but its focus has increasingly shifted toward tackling the skills gap in the region with games that focus on aptitudes, especially among youth.
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:54:37 +0000

    Topgolf closes on property at Newbury Market

    Dallas operator pays $7.25 million for land and expects to open new entertainment destination next year.
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:56:40 +0000

    Here's a news flash: Diners in Pittsburgh are the best tippers in the country

    Pittsburgh, you're the biggest tippers. That's according to data compiled by Square Inc., which provides transaction software and related credit card-processing equipment to retailers throughout the United States. The data was culled from roughly 2 million transactions recorded in July. Pittsburgh ranked No. 1 on the list of major metropolitan areas, with an average gratuity of 17.6 percent. That's slightly higher than No. 2 Phoenix (17.3 percent) and well above the national average for tipping…
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:06:06 +0000

    Keystone Oaks teachers could strike

    The Keystone Oaks School District's teachers set a potential strike date of Aug. 24. The Keystone Oaks Education Association, which represents about 160 teachers in the district, notified the district during a school board meeting of its decision. The teachers and the district have been without a contract since June 30 following a last-minute averting of a strike at the end of March. Keystone Oaks serves Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree. The original agreement ran out June 20, 2016, but had…
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:59:47 +0000

    Slideshow: Check out the region's largest school districts

    The Pittsburgh region has more than 100 public school districts serving more than 280,000 students. You may know what the region's largest school district is, but after Pittsburgh Public Schools, can you name the other three districts in the region with annual budgets topping $100 million. Do you know what nine districts top 5,000 students? Check out the gallery below for a tour through the region's 60 largest districts.
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:51:04 +0000

    Beaver County ethane cracker hailed among infrastructure projects

    Shell Chemical Appalachia's $6 billion petrochemical plant being built in Beaver County was touted Tuesday afternoon by national energy and union leaders talking up the importance of pipeline construction to jobs and economic development. Sean McGarvey, president of North America’s Building Trades Unions that commissioned the study, singled out the Beaver County plant as part of energy and manufacturing infrastructure spending that is having a long-term impact on the national economy. He also…
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:46:41 +0000

    Google protest postponed in Pittsburgh

    A protest against Google that was planned Saturday in Pittsburgh and other cities across the country has been postponed. Organizers for the March on Google said in a blog post late Tuesday that there were "credible Alt Left terrorist threats for the safety of our citizen participants" that led to the cancellation. This couldn't be confirmed. "We hope to hold our peaceful march in a few weeks' time," the organizers wrote. Word of the protest, which was planned to support a Google engineer who was…
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