2019-11-22

2019-11-22 E-Edition

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2019 FOREMOST UNDER 40

Pennsylvania Business Central proudly congratulates all of the 48 young professionals and entrepreneurs honored in the 2019 Foremost Under 40. Each professional featured in this year’s edition exemplifies the vision, drive and determination needed to find success in business. This year’s selectees were picked from a long list of nominations sent to us from throughout our 23-county readership. Every year, […]

Your Most Important Financial Decision: Choosing the Right Financial Advisor



When it comes to choosing a financial advisor, you want to pick carefully. A fi­nancial advisor can be key to helping you determine and achieve your financial goals and get ready for retirement. But not all financial advisors are equal. It’s worth devoting time and effort to find­ing a financial advisor you can trust and will want to work with […]

The 2020 Housing Market – Buying or Selling?

(AP) As we’re headed into a new year, all eyes are on the housing market as it is showing signs of softening for the first time in a long time. Real estate investors waiting for the best time to buy an invest­ment property or to sell one are looking for an answer to the question “Is the US housing market […]

Ciocca Dealerships Acquires 3 New Stores in State College

Group expands to 19 dealerships


On Oct. 21, Ciocca Dealerships offi­cially acquired three new stores in State College: Mercedes-Benz of State College, Audi State College and Ciocca Volkswa­gen of State College, all of which are located on a campus together at the in­tersection of W College Avenue and W Whitehall Road. The dealerships were previously operated by State College Motors. Included in the acquisition is […]

Fed Chairman Optimistic About the Economy

No new rate cuts this year

(AP) Federal Reserve Chairman Jer­ome Powell signaled last week the central bank may not lower interest rates again this year follow­ing three consecutive cuts. “We see the cur­rent stance of mon­etary policy as likely to remain appropriate as long as incoming information about the economy re­mains broadly consistent with our out­look of moderate economic growth, a strong labor market, and […]

Christina Koren

Director of Government Relations, Alumni and Events Mount Aloysius College Christina Koren is again breaking new ground at Mount Aloysius College (MAC) as their first ever Director of Government Relations, Alumni and Events. In this new position she represents the college at all levels of government in addition to growing the MAC alumni network. Before this Chris served as the […]

Lori Schroth

Senior Safety & Environmental Professional Concurrent Technologies Corporation Lori Schroth is a Senior Safety & Environmental Professional at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) in Johnstown. In the 10 years since joining CTC, Lori has risen up the ranks of the company, all while participating as an active member on the company’s safety committee and earning a M.S. in Occupational Safety & […]

Lauren Dodson

Personal Banking Representative Reliance Bank Lauren is a Personal Banking Representative (Branch Manager) at Reliance Bank in Altoona, PA. She has worked there for only a couple of months, but brings two years’ worth of banking experience with her. She started her banking career as a teller, and has worked her way up to her current position. She hopes to […]

Brandon J. Hody

Safety & Occupational Health Professiona; Concurrent Technologies Corporation Brandon J. Hody has worked as a safety and occupational health professional at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) in Johnstown, PA for the past 8 years. A Pennsylvania native, Brandon was born and raised in Johnstown, graduating from Johnstown High School. He is a board-certified safety professional, holding undergraduate and graduate degrees in […]