Here are some central Pa. stores you can help support

Today is Small Business Saturday, the annual shopping event created by American Express to encourage customers to spend money at local stores instead of or in addition to the big name retailers this holiday season.

Last year, an estimated 110 million people participated in the event, and sales hit an estimated $19.6 billion in reported spending, according to the 2019 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey.

We’ve compiled a list below of some of the small businesses in central Pennsylvania that will be open and participating in today’s event. In addition, stores in York, Lebanon and Hummelstown are holding their own special Small Business Saturday functions.

READ MORE: Here are more than 100 central Pa. retailers that will be open on Small Business Saturday

Happy shopping!

Alliance Computers

5520 Derry St., Swatara Township, and 1201 Market St., Lemoyne

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

American Artisan Gallery

35 N. Hanover St.,

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Central Indiana business owners make changes in anticipation of Small Business Saturday during pandemic – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Owners of small business across central Indiana hope you’ll “shop small” with them on Saturday.

Things will be a little bit different for Small Business Saturday due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration says small businesses need support now more than ever, as they navigate and pivot the effects of pandemic.

Chef Tia & Co. is a small restaurant with big flavors on the city’s west side. Tia Harrison owns the place, and said having people in the seats simply eating a meal this weekend would mean a lot.

“My livelihood. What I do. What I love. It pretty much means everything, it’s what keeps me open. It’s what keeps me able to pay my employees,” said Harrison.

Harrison and her employees are getting ready for Small Business Saturday.

Her restaurant has done well during the pandemic, and she wants to keep that momentum

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Central Valley returns to PIAA championship against Wyomissing

Bill Allmann
 |  Times Sports Correspondent

CENTER TWP. — The Central Valley High School football team is hoping the Lost & Found at Hersheypark Stadium wasn’t affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

They left something there last December and they’re coming back to get it.  

They’ll be visiting Hersheypark Stadium Friday, playing Wyomissing at 3:30 p.m. for the PIAA Class 3A Championship – a championship that slipped away last season as Wyoming Area came from behind to win a 21-14 thriller. 

“The team is looking at it as an opportunity to capture something, something they left there last year,” said head coach Mark Lyons. “Really, we’ve never discussed it as a group, it’s been unwritten – the elephant in the room so to speak. 

“It’s not been a rallying cry, we didn’t have T-shirts printed with a slogan or anything like that. But we’ve all known it’s the goal.” 

The Warriors,

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Nigeria’s economy set to grow 2% in 2021 – central bank governor

Adds comments on inflation, the naira

LAGOS, Nov 27 (Reuters)Nigeria’s economy is set to grow by roughly 2% in 2021, its central bank governor said on Friday.

Africa’s largest economy slipped into recession in the third quarter, hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices, but central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said he expected it to be short-lived. [nL1N2I7084]

Emefiele said he also expected double-digit inflation to “moderate” by the first half of 2021, and stood behind the bank’s foreign exchange policy, which he said was allowing a gradual liberalisation of the naira and was “in line with best practices in other countries”.

He also said there was “no need to worry” about Nigeria’s foreign reserves.

The naira has weakened by 28% this year, but analysts said Emefiele’s dismissal of the black-market rate raised doubts about Nigeria’s commitment to reforms and dented hopes for a

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Bank profitability bigger issue than solvency – French central banker

Adds details

PARIS, Nov 27 (Reuters)Banks are facing a bigger challenge over their profitability than their solvency, Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Friday, arguing in favour of lifting a dividend ban.

Villeroy said that low interest rates had made European banks less profitable than their U.S. rivals while the sector remained fragmented in Europe and vulnerable to shocks.

In France, the current economic crisis was weighing more on banks’ capacity to generate profits than their financial health, Villeroy said.

“The issue today is less about solvency than about the profitability of French financial institutions,” Villeroy told a conference at the ACPR French financial authority.

Villeroy said that international bank capital rules had helped keep the current crisis from morphing into a banking crisis, rebuffing calls from the sector for an easing of the requirements.

He also supported lifting an ECB ban on

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Central Vascular Access Device Market Size Rising at more than 5.9% CAGR During 2020-2025

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Nov 27, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware Market Study Report adds 2020-2025 Global Central Vascular Access Device report that offers an exhaustive coverage of the industry with brief analysis, data charts, figures, statistics that help take business decisions, company profiles and more.

According to this study, over the next five years the Central Vascular Access Device market will register a 5.9% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach $ 2551.7 million by 2025, from $ 2027.8 million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global market share (sales and revenue) of key companies in Central Vascular Access Device business, shared in Chapter 3.

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Central Pattana’s success built on sustainable growth

Central Pattana Plc has continued to develop malls and grow alongside its partners over the past 40 years.

Preecha: Committed to good governance

Central Pattana is the only real estate developer in Thailand to be listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for three consecutive years, and in the emerging markets indices for seven straight years. This reinforces confidence in the company’s strength and practices, as well as its ability to adapt to change and to be a major force to support the country’s development.

“Our success over the past 40 years is due to our commitment to drive our organisation towards sustainable growth,” said Preecha Ekkunakul, president and chief executive of Central Pattana.

“By continuously expanding our business, including new mixed-use development projects, the company has helped create careers and opportunities for entrepreneurs across the country. We have contributed to the country’s economic growth and strength and we

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Companies seeking thousands of central Ohio workers to get through pandemic, holidays

With holidays here, retailers, distribution centers and even some restaurants are still on the hunt for thousands of central Ohio workers. 

Employees sort orders onto a complex system of conveyor belts transports packages around the Amazon distribution center in Etna, Ohio on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The facility, which employees 2,500, can distribute hundreds of thousands of packages a day.

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Employees sort orders onto a complex system of conveyor belts transports packages around the Amazon distribution center in Etna, Ohio on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The facility, which employees 2,500, can distribute hundreds of thousands of packages a day.

Amazon says it needs 1,500 more Columbus-area employees and Giant Eagle wants to hire 300 in the region.


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Kroger and Donatos are each looking for 1,000 workers, many of them in central Ohio, to meet growing demand.

Those companies and others are looking for workers to manage their way through the pandemic and keep up with strong sales, especially from consumers buying online or looking for home delivery.

“While there have been

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Central 1 reports 2020 third quarter financial results

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Central 1 Credit Union (‘Central 1’ or ‘the organization’) reported a profit after tax of $25.6 million for the third quarter (Q3) ended September 30, 2020, compared to a profit after tax of $5.7 million in the same period in 2019.

During the quarter, Central 1 continued to help its members and clients navigate the effects of the pandemic by delivering essential and innovative financial, digital and payments products and services. As Canadians accelerated their usage of digital channels, Central 1 has responded by providing stable and advanced digital banking and payments tools to meet the increased demands.

“Our business has performed well despite the significant amount of uncertainty related to the economy and pandemic,” said Mark Blucher, Central 1 President and CEO. “Our results reflect the strength of our organization and our ability to operate in this new environment. Our

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