Gear Up Giveaway

first_imgRules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on November 30, 2018 – date subject to change. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mis-transcribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before November 30, 2018 – date and time subject to change. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. One entry per person or two entries per person if partnership opt-in box above is checked. Sign up for your chance to win some of this awesome gear!  Prizes include: American Backcountry Bison Tee, Phoozy XP3 Series, PuffPack Inflatable Sofa, Go Sun Portable Cooker & Sport Pro Pack, Mountain House Classic Bucket, 3 Month Subscription from SCOUTbox, Diamond Brand Gear Double Take Bag, Body Glove Performer 11 SUP,  ENO LoungerDL Chair, Watershed McKenzie Handlebar Bag and Hydrapak Stow 1L.This contest it over.last_img read more

Understanding relationship business lending

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lyman Williams Mr. Williams oversees all aspects of loan origination, processing and risk assessment. He regularly trains, coaches and evaluates internal staff on SBA and NCUA policies, procedures, philosophy and department functions … Web: Details Many credit unions don’t have a full understanding of what a business services program includes. Business lending is about much more than simple real estate loans. In fact, 84% of all business lending is cash oriented. In order to grow their business services program, credit unions must more fully embrace the deeper nature of relationship business lending.Relationship business lending leads to more than the one-off experience of traditional transactional lending. Understanding the deeper cash needs dynamic of business account members is critical to strengthening the relationship.Managing CashHelping business account members manage cash is a primary goal of a credit union relationship business lending program. This is now done primarily through high-tech means, including ACH, remote deposits and debit/credit cards. The goal here is to help your business accounts manage their cash remotely and efficiently. Business account members want their credit unions help in managing cash; however, they primarily want this accomplished through quick and easy remote means. Coming to a branch or having to telephone in about a cash management situation is another time drain on an already burdened daily work schedule for business account members.Providing CashThe priority here is providing quick access to cash for business account members. This involves revolving lines of credit, business credit cards and traditional lines of credit. Credit unions must also be prepared to do C&I (commercial and industrial) loans. Providing fast access to cash when businesses need it enables a credit union to more fully understand the dynamics and needs of business account members and to sink deeper roots into that relationship.Dynamics of CashThis involves a more holistic understanding of the cash requirements of business account members. A good example of this is recognizing and empathizing with the seasonal cycles of certain businesses. These could include: retail that is heavily dependent upon Christmas shopping as well as the seasonal needs of ski resorts and summer resorts. These businesses (and to some extent, all businesses) experience fluctuations in the natural cycle of their fiscal year. Credit unions providing relationship business lending must be attuned to this and prepared to provide services that complement those needs.Understanding the needs of business account members (including cash management, cash provisions and the dynamics of cash) enables credit unions to more fully provide for business needs. Credit unions that successfully dive deeper into this dynamic relationship with business account members position themselves proactively as the primary financial institution for these members.last_img read more

Here’s the fastest way to get your tax refund

first_imgIf the IRS owes you a refund this year, chances are you want it as quickly as possible. Depending on how you file your return, and how you request the refund be paid to you, it can take anywhere from 10 days to six weeks or more to get your money. Although the majority of taxpayers already do it, the fastest combination you can choose is e-filing your tax return and having it directly deposited into your bank account. With that in mind, here’s some information and tips that can help you along the way.Several ways to e-fileNot only is e-filing the fastest way to file, it’s also usually the easiest. There are dozens of tax preparation software programs that can walk you through the process and allow you to sign your return electronically.Additionally, these software programs will do all of the mathematical calculations for you, and they will detect potential errors or red flags that need your attention. According to the IRS, paper tax returns are about 20 times as likely to contain an error as those filed electronically. And, as many taxpayers find out the hard way, simple arithmetic errors can easily lead to an audit.When it comes to filing electronically, you have a few options. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Surprising money mistakes that cost you $1,000 or more

first_img 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you’re trying to spend less so you can save more, there might be some obvious mistakes you’re making with your money. For example, you’re likely losing a lot more than you’re making if you’re gambling at the casino every week. And you’re certainly not doing your finances any favors if you’re dining out for lunch and dinner every day.But there are plenty of other ways you might be losing money that aren’t so obvious. Here are 15 mistakes you’re making that you might not realize are costing you a lot.1. Being Financially DisorganizedOne of the biggest money mistakes people make is being financially disorganized, said Kathleen Grace, a certified financial planner and managing director at United Capital. This can end up costing you a lot of money, she said.For example, if you’re not keeping tabs on your accounts, you could end up paying bills late and getting hit with late fees. If you’re not tracking your spending and trying to get by without a budget, you’ll end up overspending. continue reading »last_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Monica Belz – Taking the torch (#42)

first_img 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Welcome to episode 42 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of Today Randy is talking with Monica Belz, President and CEO of Kauai Government Employees FCU.In essence, credit unions are social enterprises with social missions. Monica discusses what this means and gives us examples of how this impacts how she runs her credit union on Kauai. Monica believes that we can truly forge sustainable, relevant change and it’s in the DNA of credit unions.Monica speaks to us about how important credit unions are, that the torch isn’t being passed to the new leaders of today they are already holding it. She believes that social enterprise is the way for credit unions to stay relevant and that credit unions teaming with local governments and the private sector can move community development to the next level both at home and abroad.Monica has excellent insights into being a mom to three kids, volunteering with nonprofit organizations, and keeping the work-life balance in check. She has seen and done things most of us only dream about, so you don’t want to miss this conversation. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher How to find Monica:Monica Belz, President and CEO of Kauai Government Employees FCUmonicab@kgefcu.orgwww.kgefcu.orgLinkedin | Twitter | Facebook Show notes from this episode:Check out all the amazing work Monica and her team are doing at Kauai Government Employees FCUDocumentary mentioned: Free SoloFrom our friends at CUNA: CU Difference – Monica Belz of Kauai Government Employees FCUCU Management: Leadership in Action with Monica Belz, CUDECUNA News: Disaster no match for CEOMonica’s alma mater: Thunderbird School of Global ManagementShout-out: Mel Chiba and Tess ShimabukuroShout-out: Gather Federal Credit Union Shout-out: WOCCU and WYCUPYouTube: World Council 2019 Puerto Rico Engagement VisitShout-out: InclusivShout-out: Credit Union Development Education – Are you a DE? You should be.Shout-out: The entrepreneurship development program “Incubadora Ahora” – an initiative of the Cooperativa Sagrada Familia in Puerto Rico.Shout-out: Linda BodieShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: Lauren CulpBook mentioned: Failing Forward by John C. MaxwellWhat is White Nights of St. Petersburg where Monica got in some trouble? Find out here.Podcasts mentioned: The CUInsight Experience, CUNA Podcast, FreakonomicsAlbum mentioned: Dear Mama by 2PacAlbum mentioned: Lose Yourself by EminemShout-out: HCUL and their annual conferenceBook mentioned: Leading for Growth by Ray DavisShout-out: Mark Weber from StrumPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37), Linda Bodie, Lauren Culp, Mark WeberYou can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:38] – Aloha Monica, welcome to the show![02:24] – Andy and Monica discuss their kindred wanderlust spirits.[02:49] – Monica tells us that she is going to go on a five-day rock climbing trip for her 40th birthday.[04:10] – She speaks to us about her love of the outdoors, her need to learn as much as possible.[05:22] – She earned her real estate license right out of high school, following in her maternal family’s footsteps.[06:08] – Monica chats about her life after college and traveling the world as a divemaster.[08:01] – Her travels lead her to snowboard in many places as she trained for the Olympics.[09:43] – She learned to surf in El Salvador in a little fishing village, she now owns land there.[10:41] – She ended up in Kauai to raise her kids while she continued her education and launched her business.[12:50] – Her heart is in international development, and she volunteers for many nonprofit programs.[13:59] – Monica found a listing for an executive position with a credit union on Craigslist.[14:13] – She got the job she applied for and learned what credit unions were all about.[16:06] – How do you find that the World Credit Union Conference field engagements benefit union in Kauai? Can you share an example?[20:15] – She talks about credit unions being social enterprises with social missions.[22:15] – Is getting back to social enterprise the way that credit unions can stay relevant?[26:31] – They discuss a conference that will be in Puerto Rico in May about developing communities.[27:38] – What inspired you to go for the position of President and CEO of the Kauai Government Employees Credit Union?[30:56] – Monica feels like her leadership style is continually evolving, but she couldn’t do any of it without the fantastic team she has.[33:13] – She says the greatest strength of her team is diversity by a considerable measure.[35:52] – She always says, ‘go team go’ is the one thing she says all the time that her team can still finish for her.[36:22] – What mistakes do you see young leaders make over and over again?[38:55] – ‘Wherever you are, be all there’ is a piece of advice she considers over and over.[39:22] – What does your work-life balance look like? What do you do when you have a free day?[40:55] – The first time she got into memorable trouble was in Russia, and she was almost kidnapped.[42:19] – What is your morning routine?[42:58] – Favorite album of all time?[44:03] – What book to you gift all of the time?[44:55] – Her time has become more valuable, and everything else is less important.[45:24] – When you hear the word success who comes to mind?[46:45] – Final asks or thoughts from the listeners?last_img read more

Croatian National Tourist Board budget up 14 percent: HRK 41 million for strategic projects, HRK 24,6 million for joint advertising

first_img“At today’s session, we adopted a number of important decisions that will contribute to maintaining the positive tourism trends in the coming year. To this end, we have provided almost HRK 41 million for the implementation of strategic promotional campaigns in emitting markets, ie for strategic cooperation with airlines and tour operators that offer organized programs for Croatia. We are also extremely pleased with the great interest of key entities expressed in joint advertising, for which we set aside HRK 24,6 million next year. Also, at our suggestion and with the support of council members, we are initiating the process of engaging specialized agencies for the implementation of PR activities and the lease of media space, which will be important partners in the implementation of promotional activities in 16 key markets.” said CNTB Director Kristjan Stanicic. For joint advertising in public and private sector promotional campaigns, the 45th Council of the Tourist Board passed a Decision on approving funds for destination advertising and joint advertising of tourist boards of counties with private sector entities. The councilors were also presented with the proposal of the De minimis aid program for the development of the tourism sector in the coming year, which is awarded by the Croatian Tourist Board to entrepreneurs for promotional and other market activities. In the next year, revenues are projected to amount to HRK 331 million, which is an increase of 14 percent compared to 2018. The increase in income is the result of higher inflows from the sojourn tax and tourist membership fee in the total planned amount of more than HRK 250 million.  Minister Gari Cappelli said on this occasion: “Next year, the budget of the Croatian National Tourist Board is planned to increase by 14 percent and will amount to 331 million kuna, which is primarily the result of an increase in tourist tax revenues in accordance with the decree of our Government and an increase in tourist membership revenues by 4 percent. million. This year, the airport traffic in Croatia has already exceeded the passenger traffic of 53 million, which is the best indicator that our activities so far related to the positioning of Croatia as an air destination have given excellent results. For the next year, we have provided HRK 10 million to strengthen transport connections, which will enable the growth of tourist traffic from European and distant markets during all months of the year. In the coming period, we will place greater focus on strengthening our visibility on the world market using various channels, and with new legislative changes, opportunities will open up for even better promotion of Croatian tourism in the world. ”  On the agenda of the 45th session of the Tourist Board of the CNTB, proposals for a decision on announcing a public tender for the selection of a PR agency and a media agency in emitting markets were presented. Also on the agenda was a proposal for a decision on the allocation of funds for strategic projects in 2019, for joint advertising in promotional campaigns of the public and private sector and a proposal for a program to grant De minimis support for the development of the tourism sector in the coming year. At this year’s last CNTB Parliament, the most important point was the adoption of the 2019 budget. The 45th session of the Tourist Council and the 9th Parliament of the Croatian Tourist Board were held at the Internacional Hotel in Zagreb. center_img After the session of the Tourist Council, the 9th CNTB Parliament was held, at which the budget of the Croatian Tourist Board for 2019 was adopted.  Photo: MINT Revenues from the state budget in the amount of HRK 2020 million will be provided for general advertising and marketing activities, special marketing activities, PPS communication campaign for health tourism, business tourism and other events, support for TOP events and EXPO 53 Dubai. Also, HRK 5,9 million was provided from other revenues, primarily for appearances at tourist fairs, Buy and Sell Croatia workshops and for the EDEN project. The engagement of the PR agency relates to the provision of media relations services, social media management and online communication channels in the markets of Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Slovakia, Hungary, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Ukraine. An agency for the development and implementation of media advertising strategy in the markets of the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine will be selected, as well as a PR agency. in a public tender that will be realized in the period from December 2018 to March 2019. The total budget for the lease of media in all emitting markets included in the tender for 2019 amounts to more than 42 million kuna.last_img read more

National Police-run soccer match-fixing squad to include Military Police

first_imgIndonesia is gearing up to host the 2021 U-20 soccer World Cup following FIFA’s announcement last year. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is putting high hopes on the event, saying that the U-20 cup would be “a perfect stage to promote Indonesia.”Gatot said the match-fixing task force will also coordinate with other stakeholders including local administrations.“We’ve been working together with the PSSI [Soccer Association of Indonesia] chairman, the youth and sports minister and the management of [soccer] clubs,” he said.Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said on Feb. 5 that the task force would also ensure transparency during the national team’s recruitment process for the U-20 World Cup.“Everything will be transparent. There should not be any undesirable events occurring [during the recruitment process],” he said.The task force was officially established after National Police chief Gen. Idham Aziz issued a letter ordering the start of an investigation on Feb. 1. It is to operate for the next three months.A similar task force that was formed in 2019 uncovered a match-fixing scheme in Indonesia’s third tier Liga 3 match between Persikasi Bekasi and Perses Sumedang at the end of last year. Six suspects were arrested following the operation. (mpr)Topics : The National Police’s match-fixing task force is to coordinate with the Indonesian Military Police (POM TNI) to tackle match-fixing practices and monitor recruitment for the Under-20 FIFA World Cup team.Deputy National Police chief Comr. Gen. Gatot Eddy Pramono said the partnership was needed to ensure transparency during the recruitment process for the national soccer team and to prevent match-fixing practices that mired the country’s soccer league.“We hope our collaboration with POM TNI can strengthen efforts at creating a clean, dignified and highly achieving [Indonesian] soccer scene,” Gatot said on Tuesday, as quoted by read more

Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 23 Small Business Projects and Nearly 400 New Jobs

first_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new low-interest loan approvals made by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for 23 small business projects in 13 counties across the commonwealth that will help create nearly 400 new jobs within three years.“When we offer fiscally responsible support for small businesses and established companies alike in the private sector, we enrich economic opportunity for all Pennsylvanians,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania’s business climate has never been stronger. Through our comprehensive economic development initiatives, we are attracting companies and creating jobs in manufacturing, agriculture, logistics, energy, and other businesses and helping families and communities to achieve success.”Thus far in 2017, PIDA has approved $41 million in low-interest loans that have resulted in $170 million in private investment and supported 1,859 created and retained full-time jobs.Over the past two months, PIDA approved a total of more than $25.6 million in fixed, low-interest loans to 23 projects in Bedford, Berks, Bucks, Centre, Dauphin, Fayette, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Somerset, Tioga and Westmoreland counties that will generate more than $28 million in matching capital investment.The following loans were approved:Bedford CountyLincoln Highway Farms LLC was approved for a $400,000, 12-year term loan at a fixed 2 percent rate through Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission to assist in the construction of a 40,882-square-foot hog finishing barn on 172 acres on Turner Camp Road in Napier Township. The barn will house 4,800 hogs. Lincoln Highway Farms, co-owned by Carl Egolf and his son, Adam, is entering into the hog farming industry and has secured a contract with Country View Family Farms.550 Sunnyside Road, LLC was approved for a $2,250,000, 10-year term loan at a fixed 2 percent rate through Bedford County Development Association to assist in the acquisition of a 470,000-square-foot multi-tenant building located on 37.85 acres on Sunnyside Road in Bedford Township. The new owner will maintain existing on-site tenant lease agreements with Pomps Tire Service, Defiance Metal Products, and Kennametal.TMW Candies LLC was approved for a $400,000, 15-year term loan at a fixed 2 percent rate through Bedford County Development Association to assist in the construction of a new 10,080-square-foot building on 5 acres on William Penn Road in East St. Clair Township. The new building will enable the company, which was founded in Bedford in 1929, to increase production capacity, retain seven full-time jobs and create four full-time jobs within three years.Berks CountyGood Life Financial Group LLC was approved for a $1,357,500, 15-year term loan at a fixed 2 percent rate through Greater Berks Development Fund to assist in the acquisition and renovation of 24,000-square-foot building on Lancaster Pike in Cumru Township. The project will help enable the company, which has 11,000 customers nationwide, to retain 28 current employees and create 73 full-time jobs within three years.Bucks CountyPURO-TEC Ltd. was approved for a $365,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Bucks County Economic Development Corporation to assist in the purchase and renovation of an 18,051-square-foot building on Wicker Avenue in Bensalem. PURO-TEC is a full-service construction company specializing in emergency services and loss mitigation caused by fires, floods and other disasters affecting residential and commercial properties. The company has committed to retaining 14 full-time jobs as a result of this project.Tyger Scientific, Inc. was approved for a $400,000, 12-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Bucks County Economic Development Corporation to assist in the acquisition and renovation of a 5,000-square-foot facility and the purchase of machinery and equipment on Walker Way in Newtown. This project is part of the company’s expansion of their research and development operations from New Jersey. Tyger Scientific concentrates in custom research, development and manufacturing of chemical compounds. The company has committed to retaining eight full-time jobs as a result of this project.Abington Reldan Metals, LLC was approved for a $2,250,000, 15-year term loan and a $632,995, 10-year term machinery and equipment loan, both at a 2 percent fixed rate, through Bucks County Economic Development Corporation. The loans will assist in the renovation and expansion of the company’s 62,250-square-foot building, which includes the construction of a 33,100-square-foot manufacturing building and a 7,700-square-foot connecting addition, on 9.82 acres on Old Bordentown Road in Fairless Hills. A 3,250-square-foot mezzanine will be added to be used as a machine and electrical repair shop. The company has committed to retaining 150 full-time jobs as a result of this project.Diamond Tool & Fasteners Inc. was approved for a $2,250,000, 15-year term loan and a $473,058, 10-year term machinery and equipment loan, both a 2 percent fixed rate, through Bucks County Economic Development Corporation to assist in the acquisition and renovation of a 55,000-square-foot building on Gundy’s Lane in Bristol Township. The new facility will serve as the company’s warehouse and distribution center for large construction equipment and inventory. The company has committed to retaining five full-time employees and creating 51 new full-time jobs within three years as a result of this project.Centre CountyOrganic Climbing, LLC was approved for an $800,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership to assist in the construction of a 17,239-square-foot manufacturing facility on 9 acres on Enterprise Drive in Phillipsburg. Organic Climbing was founded in Laramie, Wyoming, and relocated to Pennsylvania in 2010. The company manufactures high-quality, innovative rock-climbing gear and sells globally. The company will retain 16 employees and create five full-time jobs as a result of this project.Dauphin CountyIWI US, Inc. was approved for a $2 million, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Capital Region Economic Development Corporation to assist in the purchase of a 68,074-suqare-foot building on Stoneridge Drive in Middletown. IWI US is an assembler and distributor of weaponry for law enforcement and commercial uses such as self-defense and sport shooting. The company will retain 42 current employees and create 38 full-time jobs within three years as a result of this project.Fayette CountyFayette Pipe Company, a new wholly-owned subsidiary of Specialty Conduit and Manufacturing LLC, was approved for a $1,400,000, seven-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Fay-Penn Economic Development Council to assist in the acquisition of machinery and equipment to produce threaded pipe at its facility on University Road in North Union Township. The company has committed to retaining 52 current full-time employees and creating 17 new full-time jobs within three years as a result of this project.Lancaster CountySpringfield Manor Farm, LLC was approved for a $400,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through EDC Finance Corporation to assist is the construction of a 28,272-square-foot cage-free layer house and manure shed for an existing poultry, hog and, crop farm on Blue Rock Road in Lancaster. The new layer house will host 41,385 birds to produce eggs that will be sold to R. W. Sauder Inc. Springfield Manor Farm was formed in 2013 through a partnership formed by lessee Timothy A. Long and longtime farmer James Charles.Jay and Amanda Reiff were approved for a $400,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through EDC Finance Corporation to assist with construction of two 31,500-square-foot broiler houses on their family farm owned by Jay’s parents, Marvin and Anna Reiff, on Newport Road in Manheim. The Reiffs are lifelong farmers and have an exclusive growing contract with Hain Pure Protein Corporation, which markets, sells, and distributes natural and organic food products worldwide under a variety of brand names.Robert and Andrea Brubaker were approved for a $375,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through EDC Finance Corporation to assist in the acquisition of 52 acres of farmland adjacent to their home farm on Colebrook Road in Ralpho Township. The Brubakers produce broilers, hogs, ducks, and pullets.Lebanon CountyJustin and Eve Beamesderfer were approved for a $200,000 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation to assist in the construction of a new 31,500-square-foot poultry production facility on their 63.6-acre farm on Jonestown Road in East Hanover Township. The project will further enhance the Beamesderfers’ ability to raise antibiotic-free, organic birds.Lamar and Kirsten Sensenig were approved for a $400,000 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Lebanon Valley Economic Development Corporation to assist in the construction of two new broiler houses comprising 59,976 square feet on their 66.1-acre poultry farm on Huckleberry Road in Swatara Township. The new broiler houses, which will match the organic certification of two already on the property, will enable the Sensenigs to increase revenue and have an overall flock capacity of 155,500 birds.Lehigh CountyRoyal Industries International, Inc. was approved for a $1.25 million, 10-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Lehigh’s Economic Advancement Project, Inc. to assist in the acquisition of an 84,590-square-foot building on 4 acres on North Plymouth Street in Allentown. Royal Industries International is high-tech vinyl manufacturing company that produces products that are used for business promotional purposes and marketed nationwide. The company was founded 65 years ago and is expanding into Pennsylvania with assistance from the Governor’s Action Team and will be creating 80 full-time jobs within three years.Luzerne CountyMickey Truck Bodies Inc. was approved for a $1,214,818 15-year term real estate loan and a $1,285,182 seven-year machinery equipment term loan, both at a 2 percent fixed rate through Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, to assist in establishing a second manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania to be located on River Road in Salem Township. The site comprises of two industrial structures totaling 157,762 square feet on 27 acres. The company also will be purchasing new machinery and equipment to install in the structures. Mickey Truck Bodies is the oldest family-owned and operated truck body and trailer manufacturer in the United States. The company expanded into Pennsylvania with assistance from the Governor’s Action Team. With its new project, the company will hire 50 new full-time employees within three years.Susquehanna Brewing Company was approved for a $190,000 10-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through the Greater Hazleton Community Area New Development Organization to assist in the acquisition of machinery and equipment to be located at its production facility on South Main Street in Pittston. The machinery and equipment are needed to increase the company’s brewing capacity to 11,000 barrels annually. The company was founded by the Maier and Noble families and introduced its first craft products to the region in 2012. The company has committed to retaining its 20 full-time employees and creating five full-time jobs within three years.Somerset CountyKeith and Denise Leydig were approved for a $400,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Corporation to assist in the construction of a 40,882-square-foot hog finishing barn on 135 acres of farmland on Swampcreek Road in Brothersvalley Township. The new finishing barn will have a capacity of 4,800 hogs.Tioga CountyStonewall Pork LLC was approved for a $400,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission to assist in the construction of a 41,082-square-foot hog finishing barn on 10 acres of farmland on Alder Run Road in Jackson Township. The new finishing barn will have an annual production of 9,296 hogs.Kurtis and Julia Watterson were approved for $315,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission to assist in the construction of a 33,390-square-foot pullet house to hold 37,500 hens and 3,750 roosters on their 133-acre farm on Blair Creek Road in Chatham Township.Westmoreland CountyFayette Parts Service Inc. was approved for a $1,080,000, 15-year term loan at a 2 percent fixed rate through Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland to assist in the acquisition of a 36,442-square-foot building on 7.3 acres on Findley Road in Rostraver Township to house company inventory and centralize operations to service 29 auto parts and service stores. The project also will help the company expand in the region. It has committed to creating 22 new full-time jobs within three years.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.PIDA continues to offer eligible qualified applicants a fixed interest rate of 2 percent for real estate financing, equipment loans, and 12-month periods for working capital and accounts receivable lines of credit for a limited time.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit November 01, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 23 Small Business Projects and Nearly 400 New Jobscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Discover elegance on Constellation Crescent

first_imgInside 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsMore from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Mr Murphy said the couple purchased the home with the intention of raising a family. “This was the home for us to bring up our two daughters, and for them to come home to,” he said.The home is on an elevated 1086sq m block and spans over three levels. Inside 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsOn the lower level, there is a garage, wine cellar with tasting room and storage. Mr Murphy said his family had made many wonderful memories together in the home and would miss it very much. “It’s the memories that have made it a special for us,” he said. The home at 8 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsMr Murphy, who spoke fondly of the home, said it had been a “privilege and honour to be a custodian” of the property.“It draws you in, no doubt about it,” he said.“It caught my eye as soon as I saw it.“It’s been an honour to have cared for it, enjoyed it and looked after it.” The home at 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsOn the main level, there is a foyer, study, formal lounge and dining room.At the rear there is a large family room, kitchen and outdoor entertaining area which overlooks the pool, pergola and landscaped yard. center_img 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsThis statuesque home has undeniable street appeal. Owners Eliza Davis and Patrick Murphy purchased the property at 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman Downs in 2010. The home at 48 Constellation Cres, Bridgeman DownsMr Murphy said the kitchen area was the heart of the home.“It’s central to the house, it’s where all the activity happens,” he said.“It’s where we all come together. to talk about our day.”Upstairs there is the master suite with private balcony, walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite with spa bath. There is also three additional bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes. last_img read more

Inter Milan to open new contract talks with Lautaro Martinez

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 But Inter are desperate to keep the player and are willing to improve Martinez’s contract substantially in order to hike the price of any potential exit. The former Racing Club frontman is viewed by Barca as a long-term replacement for Luis Saurez at the Nou Camp, with the former Liverpool starting to have his fair share of injury problems. read also:Victor Moses delighted to be part of Inter Milan win: We’re a family United, meanwhile, are expected to sign a new central striker this summer after failing to replace Romelu Lukaku this season. The striker emerged as a January transfer window target for Manchester United and Barcelona, but now Inter are hoping to fend off any summer bids by upping the player’s release clause, according Mundo Deportivo. The 22-year-old has a contract with the Serie A giants until 2023, but there is a two-week window in July where he can leave for €111m, if that price is met.Advertisement Inter Milan are reportedly ready to open new contract talks with Lautaro Martinez in a bid to raise his exit clause beyond the €111million mark. Loading…last_img read more