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Pennsylvania Women-Owned Businesses Continue to Flourish during Struggling Economy


They account for nearly 40% of Pennsylvania Small Businesses Research has shown that womenowned businesses tend to be less financed than men-owned businesses, but in 2022 we are continuing to see an increase of women starting businesses all on their own, while also outperforming those owned and run by men. Over the course of 2021, according to the National Association […]

Top Women CEOs 2022

Women in Business is once again recognizing the Top Women CEOs who are central Pennsylvania’s most noteworthy leaders in the business world. These are the women who are setting examples, either by rising to the top in established organizations or starting their own successful business. These women are influencing our region for the better, both in their dedication to their […]

Is the American Dream Dead?

Millions Priced Out of Homeownership

(AP) Between skyrocketing mortgage interest rates, record-high home prices, and a limited housing supply, millions are being priced out of the American Dream. For the first time, the majority of Americans do not believe that buying a house is a wise decision. The country has never been more pessimistic about homeownership, with only 30% of survey respondents to a recent […]

Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Social Media

Businesses are increasingly reliant on social media as an advertising channel, a way to connect with customers, and a means to gain valuable market insights. The reputational risks of social media are one aspect, with a few social media campaign ‘fails’ causing uproar over the years. Yet there are legal risks too. Though the legal risks are not necessarily unique […]

Top Independent Insurance Agencies 2022

This year, Pennsylvania Business Central is honoring those Law Firms in central Pennsylvania that have made a significant impact on their communities and the people and businesses they serve. With inflation fueling skyrocketing costs, these agencies help their clients get the coverage they need at the most reasonable cost possible. As many are small businesses themselves, they are key supporters […]

Exercise for Seniors – Strength, Stretching and Balance


Exercise is crucial for older adults, but it can be hard to know where to begin. If you haven’t worked out for a while, re-entry into the active world can be daunting. There’s also a good chance the exercises you were once accustomed to aren’t ideal for older adults. Before you launch into an exercise regimen, it’s important to check […]

Retirement / Assisted Living Facilities

Pennsylvania Business Central’s Senior Living Guide has become a vital resource for seniors in our region and we are happy to be honoring those Top Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities in Pennsylvania that have made a significant impact on their residents and the families they serve. Growing in popularity, retirement communities cover a wide spectrum, but generally are a […]

New, expanded Medical Intensive Care Unit opens at Hershey Medical Center

Patients are now being treated in the new, expanded Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The 24-bed unit that opened today on the seventh floor of Hershey Medical Center replaces the previous 16-bed unit on the sixth floor, which will be renovated into additional patient care space. The new MICU was designed […]

50 to Follow Women-Owned Businesses

Celebrating Women Owned Business!

Women in Business is proud to continue the tradition of celebrating those dynamic women who have embraced the entrepreneurial dream by founding their own companies. That’s why we are again honoring women-led businesses and organizations with our fourth annual 50 to Follow Women-Owned Businesses recognition program. Experiencing unprecedented challenges in the last two years, the 50 womenowned and women-led companies […]

HEALTH CARE HEROES

Over the past two years, Pennsylvania Business Central had been chronicling the many dedicated individuals and institutions in healthcare who have been on the front lines throughout the pandemic. We have also expanded our recognition to those healthcare workers whose outstanding service and dedication is not directly related to the pandemic. We want to honor these Healthcare Heroes. The honorees […]


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