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We have compiled an assortment of shareable digital articles focused on news, local business stories, important resources, and more, to help you and your business as you get back on track.

Funding: DETAILS: New Hospitality Grant Program

A new targeted Hospitality Grant program is now open (as of March 8, 2021 at 8am EST) and will close on March 19, 2021 at 5pm EST. Requirements and information is continually updated as guidance continues to be issued from the Commonwealth. The FAQ and the What Is Needed To Apply documents here will be…

Funding: Small Business Recovery & Sustainability Fund: A Recap

Cover image: the team at Bunyaad Rugs, fair trade handmade rug store in Lititz As part of the Recovery Lancaster initiative, a Small Business Recovery & Sustainability Fund was created using the CARES Act money given to Lancaster County. The Small Business Recovery & Sustainability Fund deployed dollars into the community over three phases. Eligible…

Uncategorized: Positively Impacting Our County: A Look Behind The Recovery Lancaster Project

This year has been anything but ordinary – and situations like a global pandemic engulfing our way of life calls for extraordinary collaboration. Lancaster County was up for the challenge, and a variety of organizations, individuals, and companies created plans, developed funding options, purchased equipment, offered free resources, and more, to ensure that many small…

Health: Tait, Clair Collaborate To Impact County With PPE

At the end of last week, Clair Global and Tait drivers finished delivering over 200 pallets of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all of the sixteen school districts in Lancaster County, along with IU13. Both companies stepped up, partnering with the Lancaster County Purchasing department, donating their services, to ensure school districts received desperately needed PPE…

Guidance: Meeting the pandemic head on

CNH Industrial takes a comprehensive, collaborative approach to public health mitigation at its New Holland Plant   Businesses large and small throughout Lancaster County are increasingly adept at navigating their way through the realities thrust upon them by the COVID-19 pandemic.  For some, that means a remote workforce. Others are adjusting schedules, enhancing cleaning and disinfecting procedures while retrofitting production facilities, all to help prevent the spread of the virus. Whether…

Health: EpitomeFIT’s wellness philosophy seeing business, clients through pandemic

Healthy living informs owner/trainer Gregory Tshudy’s perspective It all started with chocolate almond milk. Gregory Tshudy and his wife, Melissa, were students at HACC and not yet married. He was interested in her low-calorie, no-cholesterol, low-fat beverage of choice. “It sparked my interest into healthier things,’’ said Tshudy, who had been a McCaskey High School…

Health: Trust and Time: Key Factors in the Success of Contact Tracing in Lancaster

The author of this article, Alisa Jones, MPH, President & CEO of Lancaster Health Center, is pictured. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday experiences and conversations – there’s no denying that. And within those experiences and conversations, the COVID-19 pandemic also changed our vocabulary and introduced concepts previously only used within the sphere of…

Funding: Phase 2 Funding: What You Need To Know

Guide compiled by Namespark UPDATE FROM 7/24: This Phase 2 funding portal has now closed as of 5:00 PM on Friday, July 24. For any questions you may have, email funding@recoverylancaster.com. Phase 2 of the Small Business Recovery & Sustainability funding portal is now open! Lancaster County small businesses (with 100 or fewer employees) can…

Recovery: Face Masks Are The Season’s Hottest Look

Photo by PhotOle Photography Knock Knock Boutique owner accessorizes with a positive approach. Emily Drobnock is passionate about accessories. So much so that she turned a parent-fostered love of flea market finds, family heirlooms and vintage costume pieces into an expanding business. Knock Knock Boutique at 8 S. Market St. in Elizabethtown opened three years…

Health: Why a Continued Focus on Public Health Matters

By Hilda Shirk, PhD, MSW – Retired Lancaster Healthcare Executive It was a global concern about public health that derailed our thriving economy here in Lancaster County. And it is a continued concern about public health that will get us back on our feet. We learned a lot in the past several months about how…

Recovery: A Quick Guide to Recovery Lancaster

What is Recovery Lancaster? What began as a collaborative effort by the Lancaster Chamber, the Economic Development Company, and the County of Lancaster to develop an economic recovery plan for our County, has now grown to include over 120 volunteers, a robust PPE distribution plan, funding opportunities, public health tips, and more. Here is your…

Business Spotlight: Face Masks Are Season’s Hottest Look

Emily Drobnock is passionate about accessories. So much so that she turned a parent-fostered love of flea market finds, family heirlooms and vintage costume pieces into an expanding business. Read the feature spotlight.

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Health News: Why a focus on public health matters

Our new article spotlights the importance of public health and why it matters as we navigate how our economy rebounds.

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