Entries by Fred Gaffney

Member News – May 16, 2018

Member News The Wilkes Small Business Development Center will hold its next First Step workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs tonight, May 16 at 6 p.m. at its location at 85 South Main St., Wilkes-Barre. This event is intended to help aspiring business owners begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan […]

Welcome ALTERA Life, LLC

More than 400 businesses and organizations belong to the Chamber to receive benefits and support efforts to strengthen their businesses and our region. Increased membership allows us to offer additional programs and benefits, have a stronger voice in advocacy and be involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities. The Chamber welcomes its newest […]

Leadership Central Penn Goes For a Check-Up

Leadership Central Penn reached its last class of the year, and it found itself visiting Geisinger and the Ronald McDonald House of Danville.  The topics for the day included current healthcare issues facing Geisinger and patients in the region, the history of Geisinger and what the healthcare market looks like with the changes in government […]

Health Savings Account Annual Contribution Limit Change

From ChamberChoice On April 26, 2018, the IRS announced that, for 2018, taxpayers with family high deductible health plan (HDHP) coverage may treat $6,900 as the annual contribution limit to their health savings accounts (HSAs). Earlier this year, a tax law change for 2018 reduced the HSA contribution limit for individuals with family HDHP coverage […]

House Passes Key Regulatory and Permitting Reforms

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry A package of bills that would offer commonsense, long overdue reforms to Pennsylvania’s regulatory and permitting processes cleared the state House last week.  The bills are part of a broad effort to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens and clarify what are often described by the state’s regulated community as […]