Entries by Fred Gaffney

PPL Electric Utilities grid reliability in top 10 percent nationally

From PPL Electric Utilities Electric service reliability for PPL Electric Utilities customers is ranked in the top 10 percent nationally and first in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to a key reliability measure from a national engineering association. Figures for 2017 performance from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) show PPL in sixth place […]

Benefits Open Enrollment 2019: What You Need to Know

From ChamberChoice Open enrollment can be a complicated process, especially if decisions surrounding the employee benefits plan selections are delayed. To make matters more interesting, there are legal changes affecting the design and administration of benefits for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2019, says Aaron Ochs, managing consultant at JRG Advisors. In addition, […]

Williams Celebrates Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project

With the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline going into service in mid-October, Williams recently held a reception in Hershey to thank the supporters of the project, which included the Columbia Montour Chamber, as well as the contractors who worked on the project. Company representatives reported that approximately nine million man hours were spent constructing the […]

Online Permitting Portal Bill Becomes Law

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Act 107 of 2018 (formerly H.B. 1284) brought a welcomed and overdue reform to the permitting process in Pennsylvania when it was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf last week.  The measure directs the state Department of Community and Economic Development to create a one-stop-shop online permitting portal for businesses, […]

Member News – November 7, 2018

Member News Commonwealth Health – Berwick Hospital Center will hold an open house and community hernia screening from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 8. The open house will include tours of the hospital and blood pressure checks, informational stations on Berwick Retirement Village and the hospital services, and a meet-and-greet with the primary care physicians affiliated […]