Entries by Fred Gaffney

Chamber Supports Telemedicine Legislation

Legislation that would allow health care professionals to evaluate and treat patients remotely has been approved by both chambers of the State Legislature. Telemedicine is expected to improve access to health care, particularly specialists, and help control costs. The Chamber joined with Commonwealth Health and Geisinger in supporting this legislation. Despite outstanding primary care facilities […]

Compromise Overtime, Minimum Wage Bill Passes State Senate

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry Legislation passed the Senate on Nov. 20 which would incrementally increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage rate from $7.25 an hour to $9.50 by 2022, in exchange for Governor Wolf rescinding a plan to dramatically increase the threshold for overtime eligibility beyond the federal level. Senate Bill 79 was approved […]

Area Nonprofits Collaborate for Giving Tuesday Initiative

From Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a social media hashtag to increase the amount of charitable giving done throughout the holiday season. Since its inception, Giving Tuesday has grown into the largest charitable giving movement in the world. Every year, Giving Tuesday takes place the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving, […]

Attendees Get up to Speed on Unemployment Compensation and Shared Work Program at Final Educational Seminar of the Year

Shared Work Program Slides (pdf)UC 101 Slides (pdf) Attendees had an opportunity to learn more about the Shared Work Program, an alternative to layoffs that can potentially help organizations reduce their recruiting and retention costs, and also heard a presentation on the unemployment compensation system titled UC 101 at the Chamber’s final educational seminar of […]

Danville Area Community Foundation Awards Over $35K in Grants

From Central Susquehanna Community Foundation The Danville Area Community Foundation (DACF) presented $35,020 to local nonprofit organizations during a celebratory breakfast held last month at The Meadows Community Center at Maria Joseph Continuing Care Community. These grants were awarded through the DACF’s recent competitive grantround supported by the following DACF funds: Ackerman Family Fund, The Booth […]