Category Archives: Small business

Are more people landing jobs or are they simply dropping out of York County’s labor force?

The state of the local job market depends on who you ask. Some people will look at the current numbers and, with no real analysis, claim that the days of high unemployment are behind us. A quick look at those … Continue reading

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No, that’s not the government spying on you. It’s an Amazon drone.

Jeff Bezos’ vision of the future involves Amazon drones taking off from company fulfillment centers and landing at your doorstep less than 30 minutes later. York County is home to one of those centers in Fairview Township. In the drone’s … Continue reading

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And that’s why you shouldn’t wear pajama pants to a job interview

Glysol Figueroa spent most of Friday morning screening job applicants who inquired about open positions with Assurant Solutions. And, aside from the higher- than-expected number of job seekers who stopped by the company’s table at the York County PA CareerLink … Continue reading

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Reporters never unplug, especially with a longhorn on the loose in West York

Before last month, I had never chased down a long-horned steer. And, when I finally had the chance, I didn’t do so in an attempt to check something off my bucket list. But, if anyone asks if I ever tracked … Continue reading

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Would you eat at a restaurant that failed its health inspection?

Last week, a food sanitarian temporarily closed the Glen Grille, a restaurant at Regents’ Glen Country Club in Spring Garden Township. The state cleared the restaurant to open the next day after an exterminator treated the eatery. Like any other … Continue reading

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Local farm featured on national website

Spoutwood Farm Center located in Codorus Township was recently featured on the website of the organization Certified Naturally Grown. The certification is available to farms that do not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMOs. Similar to USDA certified … Continue reading

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Are the quality of cars improving or are we just broke?

. A couple of years ago, I bought my first new car in a long time. I did so not because my 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier had finally died. That wasn’t the case at all. In fact, the car was running … Continue reading

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Will Perdue’s proposed plant help farmers grow profits?

Video streaming by Ustream Weather, soil condition and labor are not the only big-ticket issues that are important to farmers. Before they’ve harvested their crop, farmers need to know how much it’s worth. They need to know where it’s going … Continue reading

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Is now the best time to sell your house in York County?

When I bought my house nearly nine years ago, my mortgage broker practically screamed that 2004 was the best year to buy house. He assured us that mortgage rates had hit rock bottom and that if we didn’t buy a … Continue reading

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Do you pay for grocery bags?

Last week, my family and I visited relatives in California and discovered that residents have spurned the traditional plastic grocery bag. Instead, shoppers are expected to supply their own bags as a way of being good stewards of the environment. … Continue reading

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