Governor Tom Wolf Announces Small Business Advantage Grant Recipients

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter May 28, 2015 Economy,  Energy,  Environment,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that nearly 140 businesses across Pennsylvania will soon install energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects by using Small Business Advantage Grants provided by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). This year, DEP awarded more than $980,000 to 139 small businesses.“Improving energy efficiency helps small businesses and helps improve quality of life for all residents,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These grants will help small businesses, improve the environment and grow the economy.”Pennsylvania’s Small Business Advantage Grant Program, funded through the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, helps businesses with 100 or fewer employees. It provides 50 percent matching reimbursement grants of up to $9,500 to implement projects that will save 25 percent annually in pollution-prevention or energy-related costs.The grants will create more than $2.5 million in private-sector investment in small businesses.“Funding projects like these not only improves the environment, it helps small businesses become more efficient,” Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “I am pleased to support worthwhile projects that make our air cleaner while making our economy stronger.”Examples of eligible projects include high-efficiency HVAC and insulation upgrades, high-efficiency lighting to save energy, installation of energy-efficient heat pumps and new auxiliary power units that help large trucks reduce time spent with idling engines.Since 2004, the program has awarded nearly $9.5 million to 1,915 small businesses statewide.For more information about how the DEP supports small businesses or about future grant opportunities, contact DEP’s Office of the Small Business Ombudsman at 717-772-8909 or epadvantagegrant@pa.gov.Below is the list of grant awards, organized by county. Grants have been rounded to the nearest whole dollar.AlleghenyCopper Properties LP – $6,706Danielle Jesensky DMD PC – $9,500Diane Cleaners Inc. – $9,500JMR Operations LLC – $6,150BerksAMR Trading Corporation – $4,212Eagle Brass Company – $7,243Heidelberg Family Restaurant Inc. – $9,500Lacey Electric Inc. – $4,357Lincoln Hotel LP – $9,304BucksBensalem Dental Group – $6,477MAR & SAR LLC – $7,526Min’s Lino’s Dry Cleaning Inc. – $9,500CambriaHopes Villa – $3,030CarbonMaple Shade Meadows – $9,500CentreBakers Construction Inc. – $6,307Chester243 World Domination LLC – $9,500Casmos Liquor LLC – $9,500Deer Creek Malthouse LLC – $9,500Greg A. Vietri Inc. – $3,841Paoli Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Swann’s Pantry Inc. – $6,902The Clean Store LLC – $1,597ClearfieldKurtz Bros. – $9,500Orner Farms Inc. – $9,500Strishock Coal Company – $9,500ClintonDatabit Solutions – $9,500CrawfordFirth Maple Products Inc. – $9,500Starn Tool & Manufacturing Company – $9,500The Tapco Tube Company – $9,500THG & Associates – $7,310Cumberland4550 Lena Drive LP – $8,300Colt Plumbing Company – $5,886Cummings and Bricker Inc. – $9,500Dotrich Enterprises LLC – $5,680Dreamers Transport LLC – $5,700Glace Associates Inc. – $9,500Kidz Quarterz Childcare Center Inc. – $1,117ShedMar Partners – $2,107DauphinDan’s Auto Body Inc. – $3,041IWI US Inc. – $7,576M & D Truck Sales & Service Inc. – $671Nehamarwasafa Inc. – $2,332ElkASMAC INC. – $3,292E Carbon America LLC – $9,500Enhanced Sintered Products Inc. – $4,144ErieGeorgeKo Industries Inc. – $9,500Great Lakes Metal Finishing Inc. – $9,500FranklinBanyan Investments LLC – $9,500Chambersburg Waste Paper Company Inc. – $9,500Franklin Feed & Supply Co. Inc. – $2,887Local Exposure LLC – $4,430Waynesboro Water Works LLC – $2,524JuniataDean’s Store – $3,104LackawannaJohn F. Erhard III – $9,500Mesko Glass and Mirror Co. Inc. – $9,163Naro Enterprises Inc. – $9,500LancasterAmerican Clothing Restoration LLC – $9,500Metzler Mower – $2,788Executive Coach Inc. – $9,500Hometown Provisions Inc. – $9,500Optimal Wellness for Life Chiropractic Center LLC – $9,500LawrenceKnot Korrekt LLC – $4,600LebanonBamberger’s Inc. – $2,533Lebanon Valley Cycles Sales Inc. – $874Rubin Development Associates – $7,765Timothy Bahner Food Corporation – $4,832Umbergers of Fontana Inc. – $4,080Zeigler’s Distributor Inc. – $3,470LehighJC Cleaners – $9,500Spring Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Suh’s Sun Cleaners Inc. – $9,500LycomingHill Terrace Estates Associates – $3,8021st Choice Realty – $7,672MercerMercer Hospitality Management Corp. – $3,165MifflinMonument Square Center LLC – $9,500Penn State Construction J&D LLC – $9,500MonroeBrite Cleaners – $3,964MontgomeryChiropractic Wellness Associates LLC – $9,500Kim’s Bethlehem Pike Cleaning – $9,500David C. Weigle DMD PC – $9,500Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits LLC – $9,500GMS Cleaners LLC – $9,500Jang’s Ace Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Leto Cleaners – $9,500Park’s Glenside Custom Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Boaz Cleaners – $9,500Sang Oh’s Village Cleaners Inc. – $9,500Vetro Molding and Design LLC – $9,500Warminster Frankford Cleaners Inc. – $9,500NorthamptonSmitty’s Collision Repair & Design Center Inc. – $3,273Tencza Dental Associates PC – $9,500Tower Products Inc. – $7,188Bath Mini Market – $1,800NorthumberlandShrawder Financial Services – $4,512PerryThe Market Place – $7,111Susquehanna Trading Post – $972PhiladelphiaChoice Cleaners Inc. – $9,500An’s Broad Street Cleaners – $8,015Suburban One Hour Cleaners – $9,500Stanton Cleaners – $9,500Orange Cleaners – $9,500JMT Family Inc. – $7,000Lee’s Cleaners & Laundry Inc. – $9,500Big Save Cleaners – $9,500Re Vision Architecture PC –$9,500Anton Dry Cleaners – $9,500S. M. & Jake Inc. – $3,250Payless Cleaners – $9,500PikePickerel Inn Inc. – $9,500SchuylkillBrok-Sel Markets Inc. – $5,090Fanelli Warehousing & Distribution Center Inc. – $6,055Tuson’s TV and Appliances – $7,939Twin Valley Farmers Exchange Inc. – $9,200SullivanEndless Mountains Lodging – $5,169SusquehannaResource Environmental Management Inc. – $9,500UnionQ-E Manufacturing Inc. – $9,500SAWCO LLC – $2,793VenangoKlapec Auto Body Inc. – $8,211God’s Little Garden – $3,302Withrup House LLC – $9,500WayneJacem Inc. – $9,500WestmorelandBuck Transportation LLC – $9,500Heirloom Industries LLC – $9,500JMS Fabricated Systems Inc. – $7,052Milton and Sons Trucking – $4,600Rockey Trucking Company LLC $6,150RE Uptegraff Manufacturing – $9,500TJM2 Trucking LLC – $9,500WyomingBruce McKennas Transport – $5,700YorkAirborne Contamination Identification Assoc. LTD – $6,226Golden Rentals LLC – $1,612H & H Castings Inc. – $9,500Joseph DePasquale DMD PC – $8,605Molly’s Washhouse – $9,500S & E Auto Reconditioning Inc. – $2,753York Haven Fabricators Inc. – $4,450Zech’s Service Center LLC – $4,112MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Sheridan – 717.783.1116# # #center_img Governor Tom Wolf Announces Small Business Advantage Grant Recipientslast_img read more

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The Latest: Louisville furloughs 45 athletic staffers

first_imgThe head of the NFL Players Association says the new collective bargaining agreement does not have a similar clause to one that allows the NBA to start cutting players’ pay in mid-May.Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said Wednesday on a call with reporters that the CBA with the NFL does not have a “force majeure” provision, which would prevent someone from fulfilling a contract because of unforeseeable circumstances. The NBA is using that clause to begin taking a 25% chunk out of players’ checks starting May 15 for a league that shut down March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.The NFL began its new business year March 18 and allowed teams to begin virtual offseason programs Monday. The draft begins Thursday night, with the 2020 schedule expected to be released in early May.Smith says it’s clear under the new CBA what happens if NFL games are canceled, and the union will follow that labor deal depending on developments.“We’re bound by a contract that we call the collective bargaining agreement,” Smith said. “And certainly it has provisions in it that are different than other sports.” April 22, 2020 The Latest: Louisville furloughs 45 athletic staffers Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Louisville has furloughed 45 athletic department staffers for at least 60 days and eliminated 40 other support positions in the latest budget moves resulting from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It will be shortened to five days instead of seven, which was the original plan for this year. Selection and nomination policies for the team chosen from the trials will be developed with the Canadian Olympic Committee.The date change is a result of the Tokyo Games being rescheduled for July 23-Aug. 8, 2021, because of the coronavirus. Swimming Canada will hold its open water trials April 17-18, 2021, in the Cayman Islands. Swimming Canada high performance director John Atkinson says that while swimmers are unable to train now, he’s hoping they will resume in this fall.___ The Olympic-style competition for sports and events that are not on the Summer Games program will now be known as The World Games 2022.The event was initially scheduled for July 2021, but it will now be held in July 2022 to accommodate the one-year postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics.While those games will continue to be known as “Tokyo 2020,” the World Games decided to go with a more accurate moniker.The organizing committee also unveiled a new website.___ Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.”There was no mention of any plan to restrict the race to elite runners only. That was the solution used by the Tokyo Marathon on March 1.The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The group that runs the U.S. Open went on to add: “If you do play doubles, avoid all incidental contact, no Bryan Brothers chest bumps and no whispering to each other from a close distance to strategize.”American twins Bob and Mike Bryan have won 16 Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles together and celebrate wins by jumping simultaneously and bumping chests.All professional tennis has been suspended at least until mid-July. The U.S. Open is still scheduled to begin main-draw play in New York on Aug. 31.___The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama has unveiled an updated logo and title after being delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press The spring prep sports season is officially over in South Carolina.Gov. Henry McMaster and state education superintendent Molly Spearman announced Wednesday that schools across the state would remain closed through the end of the academic year in early June. That means any chance of high school athletes continuing to play spring sports such as baseball, softball and lacrosse ended with the decision.Schools have been shut down since March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prep coaches and athletes held out hope that if schools were opened, they could continue playing. Instead, all competitions, including spring football workouts, were called off.___Canada has rescheduled its Olympic swimming trials for April 7-11, 2021, in Toronto. ___Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego says he thinks some players could need “multiple weeks” to get back into true basketball shape if the NBA decides to return to action this season. The league hasn’t played games in nearly six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.Borrego says unlike when there was a lockout — and players gathered routinely for five-on-five pickup games in gyms — he knows some players who don’t have access to a court to work on basketball-specific drills. The Hornets staff is monitoring players and helping them with their conditioning remotely during the lockdown, but Borrego cautions the league needs to be “very careful” not to rush back too soon because “nobody wants to get hurt or injured in this time.”Borrego says when players return to practice, they’ll be monitored individually by the training staff to determine their physical condition.___ A 99-year-old World War II veteran who has raised more than 28 million pounds ($34.5 million) for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic has been invited to perform one of British sport’s quaintest traditions once the crisis is over.Tom Moore will get the chance to ring the famous bell at Lord’s cricket ground, signalling the start of a day’s play, as a reward for his fundraising efforts that have become a national rallying point. The job is typically given to former cricketers or figures in the sport.The offer was made to Moore, a cricket fan, by England captain Joe Root – a fellow Yorkshireman.“I’d love you to give us a team talk at some point as well,” Root said in a video conversation with Moore, “and get all the lads in the right frame of mind.”The Twitter account of Lord’s posted a message to Moore, saying he is “an inspiration to us all.” The cancellation follows Tuesday’s announcement by the government that its ban on all large-scale events was being extended until Sept. 1.The KNVB says it also plans to cancel the rest of the men’s season but will discuss the issue with UEFA before making the final decision.___The French rugby league has canceled the semifinals of its Top 14 league because of the coronavirus pandemic.The LNR’s executive committee abandoned hosting the semifinals on June 19 and 20 and the final in mid-July in the southern city of Nice but says they could potentially be played before the end of summer if health conditions allow. ___The U.S. Tennis Association is warning folks: “No Bryan Brothers chest bumps.”That was among the suggestions from the USTA on Wednesday, when it offered return-to-play guidelines to help players and people running tennis facilities know when — and how — the sport should resume at the amateur level as coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease.The USTA thinks it will be safe to again play tennis “in some cities and states sooner than in others.”One of the recommendations is to maintain social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from other people — and, therefore, to avoiding playing doubles, because it “could lead to incidental contact and unwanted proximity.” With the aid of a walking frame, Moore walked 100 laps of his garden in eastern England to support workers in Britain’s National Health Service. He wanted to complete the mission before his 100th birthday on April 30, and his family initially set a target of raising 1,000 pounds.___The Dutch soccer association has canceled the remainder of the women’s league season and cup tournament following a discussion with the clubs.The KNVB says the consequences of the cancellation will be clarified on Friday when soccer authorities talk with the clubs.PSV Eindhoven currently leads the women’s league. The LNR says it is waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible.France is under lockdown until May 11.___The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic.City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year. Athletic director Vince Tyra also announced 4% pay cuts for staffers earning more than $100,000 in the next year, with those earning below that figure taking 2% salary cuts. The newest salary cuts do not include head coaches, senior staff or the AD, whose salaries were reduced 10% earlier this month. Tyra will also forgo $300,000 in bonuses as the department tries to trim $15 million from next year’s budget. Wednesday’s moves will save $1.5 million, but the furloughs, reductions and pay cuts do not include coaching staffs. “We have around 325 employees including all the coaching staff, so this is more impactful to the non-coaching staff,” Tyra said in a teleconference. “We had some really long-term employees that were impacted by today’s decision, so it’s a heart-felt process.” Louisville will honor the contracts of eliminated staffers through June 30, allowing them to file for unemployment. Several vacancies won’t be filled because of a hiring freeze while another staffer is retiring. The furloughs take effect in 30 days, and Tyra said the 60-day window allows the option to bring some staffers back early or extend others.Tyra warned of the staff moves Monday as the department announced 15% cuts in sports budgets.last_img read more

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Vahidin Musemić: Portugal Deserved to be a Champion

first_imgVahidin Musemić, former player of FK Sarajevo and French Nice, at the beginning of the Championship said that he will root for France and that the ”Tricolors” are one of the favorites of the whole Championship. Former centre-forward of the Bordeaux was right when he said that the French will have an important role at this year’s European Championship. Still, during the final match the Portuguese team defeated them in Paris, leaving them without their third title of European champion.”You may or you may not sympathize them, but the Portuguese deserved to be a champions of the Old Continent. Their selector, Fernando Santos adjusted their game according to the rival. The game was disciplined. He asked his players to be fully focused. He was a great leader of the national team. Ultimately, they managed to take the throne and they deserve congratulations,” said Musemić for Klix.ba.Musemić who played for Yugoslavia on Euro 1968, adds that the French were extraordinary until the final. But, they didn’t manage to handle the pressure in the final match.”The Tricolors had several amazing games. They played tactical in their game against the Germany. However, they weren’t able to reach needed level in the final match. I think that they couldn’t handle the pressure that they ”have” to win.  Besides, their selector Didier Deschamps set the wrong tactics. He made several illogical changes, which resulted in their defeat. I rooted for the France, but the Portugal was great. They reached the top unexpectedly and deservedly,” concluded Musemić.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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