Author Archives: Gary Haber

About Gary Haber

Gary covers York County business for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Contact me with business news at ghaber@ydr.com or (717) 771-2029.

York County commercial vacancies tick up in second quarter

Rock Commercial Real Estate released its second-quarter report on York County’s commercial real estate market Tuesday and it shows the vacancy rate for office space, retail properties and industrial buildings each inched up in the three months ended June 30. … Continue reading

Posted in Gary Haber, Real estate | Comments Off on York County commercial vacancies tick up in second quarter

Here’s more on Otto’s Kitchen & Cocktails

I had a chance to catch up by phone with Sarah Acconcia, the Baltimore celebrity chef who is playing an important role in Otto’s Kitchen & Cocktails, the new restaurant Robert Faucette and Roburitto’s owner Rob McGrath, who goes by … Continue reading

Posted in City of York, Restaurants, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Here’s more on Otto’s Kitchen & Cocktails

How York County ranks as a place for children

A recent study by a pair of Harvard University economists examines the relationship between where one lives and how much one makes. Economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren looked at how moving to different counties across the country affects how … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Gary Haber | Comments Off on How York County ranks as a place for children

More from Wednesday night’s Manufacturers’ Association meeting

Penn State head football coach James Franklin roused the audience Wednesday night with his talk at The Manufacturers’ Association’s 109 annual meeting. But Franklin’s rah-rah appearance wasn’t the only news from the event at the Pullo Center at Penn State’s … Continue reading

Posted in Harley-Davidson, Manufacturing | Comments Off on More from Wednesday night’s Manufacturers’ Association meeting

The latest on Brockie mansion

As anyone who’s spent any time in York County knows, YDR Editor Jim McClure is a big fan of local history. I, on the other hand, am a relative newcomer to York County. So when Jim asked me recently about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The latest on Brockie mansion

Pa. business owners feeling better about profits, sales

Pennsylvania business owners are feeling more upbeat about their company’s prospects, a new survey for PNC Bank finds. A slightly higher percentage of owners of small and medium-size companies said they expect higher sales and profits than when they were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pa. business owners feeling better about profits, sales

Wolfgang Candy bringing back Skipjacks for a limited time

Wolfgang Candy Co. stopped making Skipjacks two years ago. But fans of the milk chocolate-covered oyster crackers, which went by the name of Cracker Crowns back in the day, haven’t forgotten them. They’ve been asking Wolfgang to bring them back. … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Gary Haber, Retail, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wolfgang Candy bringing back Skipjacks for a limited time

Promotion boosts sales of Pa. wines

October’s month-long promotion of Pennsylvania wines drove sales of wines from Commonwealth wineries up 31 percent at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board said. More than 41,600 bottles of wine from Pennsylvania was sold at … Continue reading

Posted in Food | Comments Off on Promotion boosts sales of Pa. wines

York County ranks high when it comes to credit scores

As you open your wallet to buy those last-minute Christmas gifts, know this: York Countians are among the most credit-worthy folks in the country. A new study released by NerdWallet, a personal finance website, ranked the 20 areas whose residents … Continue reading

Posted in Consumer issues, Gary Haber, Your money | Comments Off on York County ranks high when it comes to credit scores

“Twelve Days of Christmas” costs 1 percent more in 2014

  Geese don’t come cheap, it turns out. Pittsburgh-based PNC Wealth Management is out with the 2014 edition of its annual Christmas Price Index, which calculates how much it would cost to buy the all of the items in the … Continue reading

Posted in Banks, Food prices | Comments Off on “Twelve Days of Christmas” costs 1 percent more in 2014