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SBDC partners with area representative to provide business consulting services

SUNBURY- The Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be available at a local legislator’s offices in June to provide entrepreneurs with free consulting services and information.

Assistance will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17, at Rep. Lynda Schlegel-Culver’s office, 106 Arch St., Sunbury.

This one-on-one consulting emphasizes education to those interested in starting a new business, or expanding their existing business. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge. Typical business topics include how to start a business, financial analysis, hiring employees, bookkeeping, preparing a business plan, financial forecasting and marketing strategies for growth.

Appointments are required and must be scheduled two business days prior to the meeting date. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact the Bucknell SBDC office at 577-1249, or 866-375-6010. To request services or view recent success stories, visit

Comcast awards $188,000 in scholarships to 179 Pennsylvania high school seniors

HARRISBURG – The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, is awarding 179 Pennsylvania high school seniors scholarships through its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. The program recognizes students’ leadership skills, academic achievement and commitment to community service.

Comcast, joined by Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Jim Cawley and other government officials, recognized the students at a special event held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in May.

“Governor Tom Corbett joins me in congratulating these gifted students for their outstanding achievements,” said Lt. Governor Cawley. “We also commend the Comcast Foundation for its ongoing charitable support of programs like this scholarship.”

“Comcast recognizes the importance of fostering leadership and excellence in the next generation,” said Jim Samaha, regional senior vice president for Comcast. “These students are role models in their communities and at their schools. We commend them for their exceptional achievements, and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program provides one-time $1,000 scholarships to students who strive to achieve their potential, are catalysts for positive change in their communities, involved in their schools, and serve as models for their fellow students.

Since the program’s inception, more than $17.7 million in scholarship money has been presented to more than 17,000 scholarship winners nationwide.

Area scholarship recipients were Daniel Flack, Bucktail High School; Morgan Chambers, Loyalsock Township High School; Dominic Galanti, Montgomery Area High School; Rose Morris, Montoursville Area High School; Joseph Pierce, St. John Neumann Regional Academy; and Aleesha Smith, Williamsport Area High School.