Covid Liability emerging as major concern for small businesses in 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists into 2021, legislators continue to raise concerns regarding potential liability for exposure to and injuries from the coronavirus. Among the primary concerns: • Should policymakers limit the liability of businesses, schools and other organizations, particularly if they follow public health guidelines and don’t engage in grossly negligent behavior or willful misconduct? • With hospitals running […]

The Legal Implications of renewed evictions in PA

(AP) A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes. Many of them lost jobs during the coronavirus […]

Ben Franklin’s $50,000 BIG IDEA Contest is Accepting Applications Now!

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturers the opportunity to participate in our fun, risk-free $50,000 BIG IDEA contest. In the past few years – maybe because of the popularity of the TV show, Shark Tank – there has been a growing interest in pitch competitions by the private sector, […]

Parental Leave in Pennsylvania

Inequities exist – but not what you’d think

Like a lot of employer-provided benefits, parental leave really isn’t understood until it’s needed. While some aspects are national in scope, others vary from state to state. Pennsylvania is solid in the provision of parental leave, but inequities exist. A review of maternal and paternal leave law in Pennsylvania show where improvements need to be made. Maternity Leave A primary […]

McQuaide Blasko celebrates 100 Years!

McQuaide Blasko began serving clients in Centre County in 1921, eventually expanding throughout Central Pennsylvania with offices in Blair, Dauphin, and Lycoming counties. The growth occurred because every client interaction is rooted in the basic principle of treating others as you would wish to be treated. The firm’s priority is to understand each client’s business and legal needs and address […]


Central Pennsylvania Focuses on Promoting Livability

Focus Central Pennsylvania, a nonprofit with the mission to attract investment that cultivates economic growth in Central Pennsylvania, is on a mission to tell the amazing story about the region to potential investors and companies considering locations for their growth strategies. In addition to key investment factors such as real estate, infrastructure, talent, and proximity to markets, a critical part […]

Focus Central PA

Their mission is to attract investment that cultivates economic growth in Central Pennsylvania.

Focus Central PA a 501c3 non-profit that is regionally focused, locally connected and acts as the region’s resource for promoting new corporate investment to attract unique leads, and provide support to relocation and expansion projects. The organization’s mission is to attract investment that cultivates economic growth in Central Pennsylvania. The mission is important to the region because quality careers are […]

Industrial Development Forum 2021

Focus Central PA hosted live online IDF 2021 on Tuesday, June 22nd 2021 from 8am to 2pm from MYNDSET’s studio in Danville, PA. The live online event brought together over 200 individuals that have a passion and interest in industrial and smart economic growth in Central Pennsylvania. The forum… . Celebrated investment successes . Elevated the importance and details behind […]

WINNERS! – Two Focus Central PA Success Stories

GAF – New Columbia, PA GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. GAF purchased an existing rail-served building in New Columbia, PA in 2017 and invested millions in facility and rail improvements to the building creating over 50 quality careers. GAF chose to build a second plant adjacent to that facility in New Columbia, PA because of a […]