Author Archives: Lauren Boyer

About Lauren Boyer

I'm a Business Reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I cover banking, investing and all sorts of manufacturing, from companies like Harley-Davidson to mom-and-pop operations. I don't go anywhere without my iPad or a large cup of coffee. Contact me with story ideas at 717-771-2062 or

Made In York: Things you didn’t know were made here

Yuengling makes ice cream. Well, now they do. A branch of the beer-making family is bringing back the tradition this year. It ended in the 1980s. The Yuengling name first became associated with ice cream in 1920 — which I’m … Continue reading

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West York EMS chairman writes of regionalization following WellSpan decision

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Grantley EMS about the changes they’ve made regarding WellSpan’s recent decision to stop leasing paramedics to the community. Then, I saw this on the @YorkRegionalEMS Twitter account. (Yoe Ambulance changed its name recently … Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson’s York plant recognized by IndustryWeek as one of 2013’s “Best Plants”

Harley-Davidson’s York County operations was recently recognized by IndustryWeek as one of its 2013 “Best Plants.” Why? According to the publication, “New Factory York” meets the challenge of operational excellence and keeps pushing for more.

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Where do you get your stocking stuffers?

On Christmas morning, my little sister and I still get stockings from my mom. She also fills a stocking for my dad, who is almost 60. She can’t help herself, I guess. We get the usual: Oranges. Sometimes a pomegranate. … Continue reading

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Have you worked as a Harley casual? Tell us about it.

Are you looking for work? I hear Harley is hiring. If you’re out of work, this sounds like the perfect opportunity. I mean, $16.75 to $23.30 per hour? That’s no chump change. The higher range of that is about $48,000 … Continue reading

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On Facebook, York city merchant to customers: “You suck.”

Heading into the biggest retail weekend of the year, one downtown York merchant has a message for his customers. Well, 99 percent of them (according to a post on his Facebook page). “You suck.” It’s an unusual sentiment for a … Continue reading

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Frozen Giant turkey finally cooked one year later

Last year, I got a free 20-pound turkey from Giant. I just like free things. But, to be honest, I didn’t know what to do with it. (Aside from posing it in weird positions.) I’m usually a pretty good cook, … Continue reading

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The West Manchester Mall: One woman loves you JUST THE WAY YOU ARE

It’s a brisk winter day. The snow is falling. You’re finishing up your Christmas shopping at the redeveloped West Manchester Mall. You have several stores you need to visit. They are spread around the open air center. But it’s cold. … Continue reading

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Shopping: What has happened to people’s manners?

Warning: I’m about to complain about manners. I’m positive this problem has been happening as long as check out lines have existed, but here goes: The other day, I was in line at a certain discount clothier to purchase a … Continue reading

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Worried about retirement? PNC Bank shares some helpful tips

I started saving for retirement a few years ago when I started at the York Daily Record. At the time, it seemed pretty pointless. “Wouldn’t that money be better spent on things I need NOW, like utilities, rent, groceries, sushi, … Continue reading

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