2020-10-29 E-Edition

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PA Hospitals Rebound from $5B Pandemic Loss

Hospitals and health systems across Pennsylvania are struggling to get back to their pre-COVID levels in some areas, according to a new study released by the state’s hospital trade association and reported on by the Philadelphia Business Journal. It’s been a tough road back for hospitals, which saw their business cut drastically between mid-March and early May with the ban […]

Can I get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time?

For months, the world has been battling the COVID-19 pandemic. And soon, we’ll be dealing with flu season on top of COVID-19 in the United States. With COVID-19 still spreading, many are wondering how this flu season will go. Healthcare professionals are concerned about a spike in flu and COVID-19 cases, and they’re even more concerned about the risk of […]

Protecting your business from Covid-19 litigation

(AP)One thing is certain: There will be lots of litigation related to Covid-19, including claims related to antitrust, deceptive advertising and price gouging. Suppliers, distributors and retailers are all at risk, and businesses in the food, energy and health care industries are especially vulnerable. It therefore makes sense for businesses to do now whatever can be done to protect themselves […]

Is Working from Home the New Normal?

(AP) There has been a move toward working from home that has become the new normal in 2020. Obviously, much of this push has been because of the effects of COVID-19. But even before the onset of the pandemic, there had been a slow but undeniable move toward homeworking. For some time now, there has been a generational shift in […]

Wolf offers $20 million relief plan for bars and restaurants

(AP) Pennsylvania plans to offer $20 million in relief to the state’s beleaguered hospitality industry, the governor announced Thursday, an amount trade groups called woefully inadequate for helping bars and restaurants survive the pandemic. The state intends to waive liquor license fees in 2021 for more than 16,000 restaurants and bars, clubs, caterers and hotels, said Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, […]

Riverview Financial Corporation Announces Division Brand Consolidation

Riverview Financial Corporation (“Riverview”) (NASDAQ: RIVE) has announced a companywide brand consolidation and a divisional name change initiative that will occur by the end of 2020. The name change will primarily affect offices in the bank’s western Pennsylvania footprint where it currently operates as CBT Bank and Citizens Neighborhood Bank. Beginning in 2021 all banking offices will operate as Riverview […]

Former WyoTech Blairsville Campus Acquired by New Village Initiative Trade School Relaunch Planned for 2021

Orlando, Florida based New Village Initiative (NVI) announced the acquisition of the Blairsville, PA campus of the former WyoTech vocational school. “After working for two years on this acquisition, we are delighted that the Blairsville community will become the hub for NVI’s vocational equipping and job creation platforms,” said Gary Beeman, CEO at NVI. Beeman also shared that, “beyond reopening […]

From the Editor

To Our Loyal Readers, Beginning in 2021, Pennsylvania Business Central will begin an exciting new quarterly edition – The Senior Living Guide. This lively quarterly will provide timely articles, fascinating stories and essential resources not only for those in their golden years, but for their families and the community. We want to bring to you the opportunities and resources that […]

Discussing Personal Care Communities with Your Parents

Besides the talk on the “birds and the bees,” one of the most difficult conversations you may face in life is how to talk to your aging parent(s) about living in an assisted lifestyle/personal care community. Caring for elderly parents often means having this tough conversation. Parents may not agree that they are ready for this level of assistance. They […]