2019-02-22

Top 100 Organizations 2019

It has always been Pennsylvania Business Central’s pleasure to welcome the new year by honoring 100 organizations in our readership that continue to strengthen our region’s B2B marketplace. Once again, we saw a record amount of nominations come in from every corner of our readership throughout all 23 counties. While this makes it harder for us to decide on the […]

CEO Roundtable: Bankers weigh in on the banking/economic outlook for 2019


The Great Recession brought hard times to regional and community banks in central Pennsylvania and around the nation. Local bankers grappled with a precipitous drop in savings deposits due to near zero interest rates, a falloff in small business loans due to consumers tightening their spending and lower mortgage loans due to the subprime mortgage crisis. While bank revenues dropped, […]

Tax Tips for Small Businesses


On December 22, 2017, the most sweeping tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 was passed by both houses of the then GOP-majority Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made small reductions to income tax rates for most individual tax brackets while significantly reducing the income tax rate […]

Step Up…or Stop Complaining!

Your Community Needs You


During this year’s municipal elections, voters will see familiar names when they stand in front of their voting machines… not the names from the nightly news, but rather the names of friends and neighbors who want to serve their community. In a robust democracy, this is clearly what the Founding Fathers envisioned for what would become the United States of […]

The Gift of Feedback

7 Steps to Move from Confrontation to Conversation

Feedback is a gift that anchors your relationships in honesty. Everyone depends upon the feedback they receive to appreciate and reinforce their areas of strength, and to identify areas for personal and professional growth and development. While there is no question that many people miss numerous opportunities to provide more frequent positive feedback that is specific, timely, and genuine, the […]

Juniata College

Huntingdon

Founded in 1876, Juniata College is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences that draws students from more than 30 U.S. states and dozens of nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Juniata is among the nation’s top private colleges due to its educational quality, commitment to access and distinctive environment. Its spirit shows in traditions including […]

Dale Oxygen, Inc.

Johnstown

Established in 1939, Dale Oxygen, Inc., is celebrating 80 years of manufacturing and distributing industrial and medical packaged gas products and is a specialized expert in the distribution and service of welding, cutting, safety and industrial tool products. Their portfolio of industrial and medical gas products also covers bulk gas programs for specialized high- volume customers. Currently, Dale Oxygen services […]

Seltzer Financial Strategies

Altoona

Seltzer Financial Strategies was founded by Amy Seltzer in 2004. Jim Ellis, a 20-year veteran wealth manager with a degree in economics, became a partner in 2017. Seltzer and Ellis, alongside their partner Equity Concepts in Richmond, Virginia, have clients in 42 states. Together, they have almost a billion dollars in assets under care. Through their hard work and combined […]

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union

Harrisburg

In 1934, 22 people founded the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union with just $90 and the core belief that you shouldn’t have to pay to use your own money. Today, PSECU is the state’s largest credit union with assets totaling more than $5.4 billion and over 450,000 satisfied members. It offers a full array of convenient, electronically delivered services at […]

Conemaugh Health System

Johnstown

Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare health system, is the largest healthcare provider in west-central Pennsylvania, serving patients in a six-county region through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics, outpatient centers, urgent care centers and patient- focused programs. Conemaugh’s employees and physicians are committed to excellence and repeatedly earn state and national […]