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PA Bill would make suspended healthcare regulations permanent

(AP) Some Pennsylva­nia health care regula­tions were temporarily suspended to adapt to COVID-19. Now, these changes may become permanent. HB2401, introduced by Rep. Jeff Wheeland, R-Lycoming, would loosen restrictions for home health care. Specifically, Wheeland’s bill would make two changes: registered nurses and physi­cal assistants could order and oversee or­ders for home health services, no longer relying on the approval […]


In previous years, Pennsylvania Busi­ness Central has honored those indi­viduals in the Healthcare industry who have made a significant impact on their communities and the people they serve. When approaching these organizations the response we often receive is, “Every­one who works here is a hero.” For them, trying to single out a group of individu­als, however deserving, when so many […]


One of the most important factors for seniors after retirement is the ability to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Not only do many find it more familiar and comfortable to stay at home, many are also finding it a less expensive option than some alternatives, in­cluding senior housing and assist­ed living communities. Seniors feel more […]

TOP 100 Organizations 2022

Our annual Top 100 Organizations edi­tion highlights the vibrant economic and social life of central Pennsylvania by hon­oring those organizations making it hap­pen. Whenever there is a need, whether it’s having necessary goods or services are delivered in an efficient and timely man­ner, expertise and knowledge brought to bear on a problem, or necessary care pro­vided, it’s the businesses and […]

SBA Administrator Guzman Announces New Funding to Expand for Women Entrepreneurs Outreach Centers

$1.5M to be Across HBCUs and Higher Education Institutions Serving Hispanic, Tribal and AAPI Communities

Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Adminis­tration (SBA) and voice for Ameri­ca’s 32.5 million small business­es in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced $1.5 million for ten new grant opportunities for established Minority Serving Institutions aspiring to host a Women’s Business Center (WBC). With Black History Month underway, the announcement highlights the agency’s com­mitment to increase equity for […]

Meeting the Challenges to Women-Owned Start-ups

The number of women-owned businesses has grown 114 percent in the past two dec­ades, according to a recent report by Ameri­can Express. That’s more than 2.5 times the national growth rate for all businesses. On top of that, women now own one in five firms bringing in $1 million or more in rev­enue. Even the pandemic has not slowed the […]

Top 100 People 2022

Honoring this Year’s Top 100 People

As the central Pennsylvania business community continues to rally, we have even more reason to celebrate this year! In a year when supply-chain and labor shortages and inflation have in­tensified the lingering effects of the pandemic, the business leaders in our region have risen to the challenge Our annual Top 100 People edition is a vivid snapshot of the people […]


Pennsylvania Business Central is proud to recognize a rising generation of business leaders that has adapted and innovated to meet the unique challenges of the past two years. The 42 young professionals and entrepreneurs honored in our 2021 Foremost Under 40 edition exemplifies the vision, drive and determination needed to find success in business environment that has dramatically changed. This […]

Cybersecurity Tips for Small Business

It’s hard to imagine a business climate before the internet. Almost all busi­nesses, from the largest corporation to the smallest mom-and-pop establish­ment have seized the opportunity to reach new and larger markets and pro­vide goods and services through the internet. But with this wealth of access and efficiency comes heightened risks. Just as internet technology has become more widespread and […]

Women Making A Difference 2021

For the past ten years, Women in Business has been proud to recognize those women in central Pennsylvania whose intelligence, drive, determination and dedication have led to business success and community in­volvement through our Women Making a Difference recognition program. The 42 women showcased this year were selected from the many nominations sent in by local business executives, commu­nity leaders […]

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