Governor Wolf Announces WebpageFX Expansion of National Headquarters in Dauphin County, Creation of 80 Jobs

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces WebpageFX Expansion of National Headquarters in Dauphin County, Creation of 80 Jobs October 31, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that WebpageFX, Inc., a full-service Internet marketing, and web design agency, will expand its national headquarters in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, and create at least 80 new jobs.“Through this expansion, WebpageFX will nearly double its employee headcount from 92 to 172 high tech positions,” said Governor Wolf. “Not only does this represent significant, positive growth for the company, but also a wealth of new opportunities for the area’s recent graduates seeking high skill jobs that offer quality training and development options and work environment well-being amenities. We applaud WebpageFX for its continued success, and expansion, as a Pennsylvania-based business.”WebpageFX has purchased and will renovate a 12,000-square-foot office building at 1711 North Front Street in Harrisburg, adjacent to its current location, and connect the two buildings to create a technology campus. The company plans to invest at least $2.65 million in the project, which will include the purchase of the property and its renovation into a modern office space designed to promote technical innovation. WebpageFX has also committed to the creation of 80 new, full-time jobs and to the retention of 92 existing positions over the next three years.Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin will tour both WebpageFX buildings today highlighting the expansion project and future technology campus.“Online marketing is an essential component of growth for all businesses in today’s marketplace,” said WebpageFX President Bill Craig. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the region’s outstanding universities and colleges, have successfully created an environment to foster technical innovation, allowing WebpageFX to provide our clients with a competitive advantage.”WebpageFX received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $240,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $160,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $68,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.“The recent expansion of WebpageFX, with assistance from the Governor’s Action Team and Community First Fund, is a gratifying success story of ingenuity, commitment, and hard work, which today helps fuel growth in the technology industry for our region,” said David Black, president and CEO of The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. “The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC is pleased to have provided support in their growth from a startup in our TechCelerator in Carlisle to a dynamic job creator in the city. Success stories like this send very positive, very powerful messages about Harrisburg and our region.”Earlier this month, Webpage FX was also awarded a $500,000 Impact Harrisburg grant to support this expansion project.WebpageFX is a full-service Internet marketing, web design, and web development agency offering integrated web solutions for businesses around the world. The company’s team, made up of award-winning designers, developers, and marketers, aims to help clients create an Internet marketing plan that fits their businesses’ unique strengths and goals. Last year, WebpageFX was named a ‘Top 75 Employer in the US for Millennials’ and was the first place winner of ‘Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.’ It has also been named one of the ‘Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in PA’ for the past four years.For more information about WebpageFX, call 888-449-3239 or visit more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

‘ILONGGOS WIN’: MORE Power assures city consumers of better service

first_img“MORE Power has quick response teamsready to cater and respond to Ilonggo power consumers’ needs and queries,” saidCastro. On Feb. 14, 2019 President RodrigoDuterte signed into law MORE Power’s franchise, Republic Act (RA) 11212. He assured consumers that MORE Power,which has a 25-year exclusive power distribution franchise in this city, willserve the Ilonggos with “high regards.” “MORE Power will focus on its fourcommitments as promised,” said Castro. These are:• improvement of distribution system reliability• minimization of franchise-wide outages• commitment to competitive power rates• customer satisfaction “Ï am also grateful to all Ilonggoswho greeted us with the kindest of words,” said Castro. That night, MORE Power responded to 13“troubleshooting” incidents and attended to almost 40 hotline calls, herevealed. “We are sure to realize sooner ourbusiness mantra – Sa MORE Power,Ilonggo ang winner,” Castro said.He, however, appealed to the Ilonggos to stay calm amid the transition period.“To bring MORE Power to the level of a world-class electric distributionutility, it will take at least three years to rehabilitate and improve theinherited facilities given its state,” said Castro.Congress refused to extend PECO’s franchise citing, among others, poor customerservice. This, said Castro, is in accordancewith MORE Power’s franchise to give preference in hiring those who will be“displaced” during the transition period. ILOILO City – MORE Electric and PowerCorp.’s (MORE Power) takeover of the power distribution system here is a“triumph of the Ilonggos” seeking better service, said the power firm’spresident and chief operating officer Roel Castro. “We assure everyone that we are now ontop of the situation. We have taken full control of the power substations andall distribution assets since Friday last week,” said Castro. The franchise of PECO, the sole powerdistributor here for 96 years, expired on Jan. 19, 2019. POWER IN THEIR HANDS. Personnel of MORE Electric and Power Corp. check the power substation on General Luna Street, Iloilo City after taking over the facility from Panay Electric Co. “We are now in full control of thefive substations,” Castro declared, “and we have competent and highly-skilledtechnical people manning the five substations.” Castro thanked Mayor Jerry Treñas,among other city and provincial officials, for “the solid support to MOREPower.” Starting today, March 2, MORE Power’snew corporate office is at the PRO FRIENDS Building, along IV-C General LunaStreet, Barangay Inday, Iloilo City.  In seeking the expropriation of PECO’s assets, MORE Power citedSection 10 of RA 11212 and Rule 67 Section 2 of the Revised Rules of Courtauthorizing it to take possession of, exercise control over, and manage andoperate all of the power distribution assets in Iloilo City. MORE Power’s official Facebook pagewas “flooded” with congratulatory messages from netizens after the takeover, hesaid. Armed witha Writ of Possession from the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 23, MORE  Power took control of the power substationsof Panay Electric Co. (PECO) in the districts of LaPaz, City Proper, Jaro, Mandurriao, and Molo on Friday last week. Over the weekend, more than 40employees and third party employees of the former distribution utility operatorapplied for some 100 positions that MORE Power allocated for them. In March 2019 MORE Power asked RTC Iloilo City Branch 37 to issuea writ of possession authorizing it to take immediate control, operation, use,and disposition of PECO’s power distribution system assets. The expropriation of PECO’s assets in its favor, according to MOREPower, would allow it to “immediately address and correct poor services,overcharging, frequent brownouts, expensive rates, old and unsafe facilitiesand practices, and other service deficiencies that this city’s power users andconsumers had long suffered.”/PNlast_img read more

East Central’s Alex Maxwell up for Athlete of the Week

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — The Cincinnati Enquirer has received nominations for their athlete of the week. East Central’s, Alex Maxwell, who plays Quarterback is vying for Top Northern Kentucky/Indiana Player of the Week. According to the enquirer, “he was 7-for-12 passing with 134 yards and one touchdown. He also had 107 yards on 13 carries for three more touchdowns as East Central beat Greensburg 38-14.” You can vote for Alex here, as well as check out the other players vying for Athlete of the Week. You can vote once per hour, so keep voting!last_img read more

Cathy Sears – Brookville

first_imgCathy Marie Sears, of Brookville, was born on September 27, 1957 in Connersville, a daughter to George and Edith Becker Rust.  She married Darin Sears on May 9, 1998 and he survives.  Cathy loved gardening, collecting crafts and spending time with her family.  On Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the age of 62, Cathy passed away unexpectedly at her residence. Those surviving who will cherish Cathy’s memory include her loving husband, Darin Sears; a step-son, Joey Sears of Brookville; two sisters, Pamela (Darrell) Hillenbrand of Connersville, and Joyce McQueen of Greensburg; one brother, George David Rust of Connersville and several nieces and nephews.Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, October 15, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Burial will follow immediately after in Maple Grove Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Cathy Sears.last_img read more

EPL: Arsenal ends winless run against Newcastle

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise EPL: Newcastle set to extend winning streak Arsenal continued to show improvement under Mikel Arteta as a second-half blitzing of Newcastle gave them a 4-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners overcame a lifeless first half to turn it into a rout as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette all found the net, ending the Gunners’ run of four successive Premier League draws. It was their second win of 2020 and Arteta will be confident his side are now on an upward trend as he tries and implements his ideas. It turned into an almost perfect afternoon for Pepe, who bagged two assists, produced the sort of contribution that justifies his £72 million price tag in the summer, while Ozil scored his first goal since last April and Lacazette ended a nine-game drought. Newcastle, who set up with five at the back, probably needed to score first, but they had chances to get back into the game, notably through Allan Saint-Maximin’s shot which hit a post. Having deemed their winter-break trip to Dubai a success, Arteta was hoping the work done will have transferred on to the pitch, but it was Newcastle who enjoyed the early opportunities. The Gunners did not have long to wait before they did go ahead as Aubameyang did the business in the 54th minute. The 30-year-old was in the perfect place to find the corner with a cushioned header from Pepe’s pinpoint cross. Pepe enjoyed a golden few minutes as three minutes later he got on the scoresheet to make it 2-0. This was down to the skill and enterprise of Bukayo Saka, who nutmegged Lazaro and teed up the Ivory Coast international to coolly sweep into the bottom corner. That seemed like that would be the end of the contest, but on another day Newcastle might have made a comeback. Only a brilliant block by David Luiz denied Ciaran Clark as the defender somehow missed from close range while Saint-Maximin, whose pace and energy was a threat throughout, struck a post with a curling shot. The Gunners made sure of it in the 90th minute as Ozil scored his first goal since last April, slotting home from Lacazette’s assist. The Frenchman also ended a long wait for a goal as he struck for the first time in over two months as he scuffed home another Pepe cross at the death.Tags: Alexandre LacazetteArsenalMesut OzilMikel ArtetaNewcastle UnitedPierre-Emerick Aubameyanglast_img read more

Fraser shines at AAG Second Developmental Meet

first_imgLINDEN’S Compton Caesar opened his season with a second place, behind Police’s Kevin Abbensetts in the men’s 80m heats, last Sunday, ending overall in third place after Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Davin Fraser took the win in the final by time race, at the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) Second Developmental Meet at the National Track and Field Centre.Fraser went on to take a hat-trick of wins after he also championed the men’s 150m and 300m.In the men’s 80m Fraser clocked the winning time of 8.51 seconds, in the first heat of the day. It trumped the 8.55 seconds that Abbensetts clocked in the second heat where he outclassed Caesar, who touched the line at 8.61 seconds.Fraser again proved to be speedier against Abbensetts in the 150m dash. After Abbensetts won the first heat with a time of 15.76 seconds, Fraser followed in heat two with a 15.42 seconds run to relegate Abbensetts to second place yet again. Hopetown Flames’ Titus Webster finished second behind Fraser with a time of 15.83 seconds, which put him in third place.Fraser took 34.50 seconds to win the men’s 300m, where GDF’s Dequan Vancooten was second, clocking 35.17 seconds.In the middle distance 600m, Police’s Quacy Morian pulled off an upset over Running Brave’s Cleveland Thomas with only milliseconds to spare. Morian clocked 1:24.00s, crossing the line just ahead of Thomas who was in at 1:24.72s.However, Morian’s endurance was not enough for the longer 1200m, which went to his club mate Anfernee Headecker, with a time of 3:08.76s.Morian found himself all the way down in third, after the next two spots went to GDF’s Marlon Nicholson (3:12.42s), and Police’s Salim Yussuf (3:24.89s).Over in the Boys’ 17-19 600m, GPF’s Samuel Lynch prevailed over RB’s Brian Romain, clocking 1:22.27s. Linden’s Daniel Melville managed third with a time of 1:30.92s.Murphy Nash won the Boys’ 14-16 600m in 1:27.07s.Out on the field, national men’s javelin record holder Leslain Baird was in fine form as he flung out a 73.30m toss, and GDF’s Tortque Boyce made it to 2m over the bar in the Boys’ 17-19 high jump.On the distaff side, junior athlete Kenisha Phillips made a 2:00.16s run in the Girls’ 17-19 600m.Kezra Murray went head-to-head against RB’s Maria Urquhart in the women’s open 1000m and came up short, as Urquhart trotted in with a time of 3:05.18s. Murray clocked 3:08.41s.GPF’s Odessa France ruled the Girls’ 13-and-under sprints winning the 80m (10.65s), 150m (19.56s), and 300m (43.57s).last_img read more

USC to face Oregon in MPSF tournament

first_imgUSC’s women’s lacrosse team is accustomed to making history.Last season, the team introduced the sport to USC, and went 8-10 in its inaugural season, including a 5-3 mark in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.Leading the charge · Sophomore attacker Caroline de Lyra added three goals to her season total in USC’s last regular season game against Marquette. De Lyra is third on the team with 25 goals this season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanJust last weekend, the team played the first-ever lacrosse game at the famous Wrigley Field, home to the Chicago Cubs.This week, the Women of Troy (9-8, 6-3) will attempt to achieve another first by advancing into the finals of the MPSF Tournament.On Thursday, fifth-seeded USC will face fourth-seeded Oregon in the quarterfinals of the MPSF Tournament in Denver.The Women of Troy come into the matchup having just rounded out their regular season on a Midwest road trip, traveling first to Chicago to take on No. 5 Northwestern, and then to Milwaukee, Wisc., where they faced Marquette.Against Northwestern, the alma mater of USC head coach Lindsey Munday, USC hung tough in the first half, but couldn’t keep up in the second, and eventually fell 12-7 to the Wildcats.The Women of Troy got back on track with a win against the Marquette Eagles behind a six-goal effort from sophomore attacker Caroline de Lyra. De Lyra also picked up three assists as USC pulled off an 11-5 victory to end the regular season.Munday says the road trip was a great way for the team to shape up for the conference tournament.“I think this last weekend was perfect for us,” Munday said. “We had a great opponent in Northwestern and a huge venue at Wrigley Field. There were 5,000 people there, which generally doesn’t happen for lacrosse home games. It was a big pressure situation, and I think we had some nerves with it, but I’m excited that we got it out against Northwestern, so that in the conference tournament — another big event — we’ll have that experience.”The team now sets its sights on the Ducks (10-7, 6-3), who are looking to bounce back from two consecutive losses to finish their regular season. Last Friday, Oregon fell to Denver, the top team in the MPSF, by an 11-5 score. On Saturday, the Ducks were edged out 10-9 in overtime by Colorado, who tied Oregon and USC for third in the final conference standings.“We’re excited for the opportunity to play, first and foremost,” Munday said. “We’ve got a great opponent in Oregon who we faced not too long ago. We’re just happy for the opportunity and ready to improve upon the last time.”Oregon’s Nikki Puszcz leads the team in goals scored, averaging 2.18 per game. Midfielder Carly O’Connell and attacker Shannon Propst each average 1.59 goals per game for the Ducks, and Propst has added a team-high 2.41 assists per game. Goalie Caroline Federighi averages 5.65 saves per game, with a .432 save percentage.USC will undoubtedly be looking for revenge in Thursday’s matchup, as the Women of Troy fell to the Ducks at home just a week and a half ago on April 18. In the 10-8 loss, 21 turnovers doomed the Women of Troy, and a hat trick from freshman attacker Annie Ruland couldn’t save the day.“I think it was a fluke that we lost,” said senior midfielder Ceilidh Meagher. “To be honest, they play hard and they never give up. That’s something that is a trait of their team and we have to be ready for that.”The Women of Troy will bring some momentum into the match, as sophomore defender Courtney Tarleton was just named MPSF Defensive Player of the Week. Tarleton notched eight ground balls again Northwestern and two against Marquette, putting her in second place on the team with 31 ground balls on the season. She also leads the team in caused turnovers, with 19 on the season. The team’s co-captain, who hails from Ridgewood, N.J., became the second-straight USC player to win the award, following sophomore goalie Liz Shaeffer’s award last week.The winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal battle will advance to face top-seeded host Denver (16-1, 9-0), which will surely be a difficult task. The Pioneers’ Jill Remenapp leads the nation in assists, with 2.71 per game, and goalie Hanna Hook leads the MPSF in goals-against average (7.38) and save percentage (.534).Despite Denver’s spotless conference record and standout players, the Women of Troy are keeping an optimistic mindset.“I know that we have so much potential,” Meagher said. “It’s just a matter of putting it all together and playing a little but older than we actually are and just having the maturity to manage our games well and just understand that there’s a lot on the line.”In addition to the team’s potential, USC has reason to be optimistic because when the team faced off against Denver earlier this season, the Pioneers barely eked out an 8-7 victory. USC held a lead at two points during the game, but two goals apiece by Moore and freshman attacker Michaela Michael weren’t quite enough to pull off the upset.The Pioneers have escaped with one-goal victories five times this season, and the Women of Troy might be poised to finally hand the team its second loss of the season.But first, USC has to focus on Oregon.“In your conference tournament, it’s survive in advance,” Munday said. “So if you don’t win on Thursday, then you’re not playing Denver — you’re not playing on Friday. So I think our girls are very aware of that. We’re not looking past Oregon, they’re a great team, we lost to them the first time out, so we have to be focused on that.”The Women of Troy take on the Ducks Thursday, May 1 at Denver’s Peter Barton Stadium at 7 p.m. MST.last_img read more

Alpena man dies in house fire

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — A house fire on Saturday claimed the life of one and sent another to the hospital.The Alpena Fire Department arrived on LaForest Ave. at around 11:20 a.m. to find fire and smoke coming from a broken front window of the house and both Mary and William Smith trapped inside. A city police officer and an off-duty firefighter initially tried to rescue them but was unsuccessful.Responding firefighters were able to remove the 76-year-old woman from the house and transport her to MidMichigan Health Center in Alpena. Fire Captain, Andy Marceau was one of the first on the scene. “We were able to get one victim out initially and transported to a Michigan medical center, and then we performed another attempted rescue and we were unable to get the second victim out,” he said.A city police officer was injured while attempting rescue and was treated and released from the hospital. Investigation has determined that the fire most likely started in the front room where the couple was sitting. The cause is believed to be 84-year-old Mr. Smith’s oxygen system catching fire from him smoking.There were also no working smoke alarms in the house.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena Fire DepartmentContinue ReadingPrevious MSP encouraging community members to “Be Bold, Get Cold” for polar plungeNext Representative Sue Allor invites residents to office hourslast_img read more

Trio to be Inducted into Olympia High School Alumni Hall of…

first_imgDan Berschauer, class of 1962, retired from the Thurston Superior Court bench in 2005 after 20 years, previously serving four years as a judge in District Court and as a court commissioner for three years. In retirement, Berschauer serves as a private mediator, assisting in more than 1,500 cases.Dan Berschauer is retired from the Thurston Superior Court bench. Photo courtesy: Charlie Kirry Jim Brown, class of 1941, served as city superintendent for the City of Tumwater and on the Tumwater School Board for many years. Jim Brown was active in community service and was renowned for his recounting of history of the Tumwater area. He grew up on Deschutes Parkway before the freeway bisected Tumwater’s pioneer neighborhood.  Brown’s award is posthumous, with his passing in 2014.Jim Brown erved as city superintendent for the City of Tumwater and on the Tumwater School Board for many years. Photo courtesy: Charlie Kirry Elliott Sohn s a founding member of the Institute for Vision Research at the University of Iowa department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Photo courtesy: Charlie Kirrycenter_img Facebook235Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charlie KirryAn innovative professor in ophthalmology, a retired Thurston County Superior Court judge and a Tumwater leader and historian will be honored by the Olympia High School Alumni Association at the high school’s Performing Arts Center, June 4. The recognition event is free, open to the public, and begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Alumni, family and friends are encouraged to attend.Elliott Sohn, class of 1994, is a founding member of the Institute for Vision Research at the University of Iowa department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences where he seres as an associate professor, and director of Retina Fellowships. Sohn focuses on causes and treatments for retinal diseases, and is helping develop gene therapy and stem cell treatments for those blinded by retinal disease.last_img read more