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Elizabethtown College Center for Family Business survey shows PA family businesses confident for 2012

Feb 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (02/29/2012)– Results from a new regional report, The Family Business Confidence Survey, reveal optimism among family business owners for 2012, according to researchers at the Department of Business and the S. Dale High Center for Family Business at Elizabethtown College. The survey is the first ever to examine family businesses in PA. It was designed to assess family business confidence in the future from an economic and hiring perspective; to document best practices in succession planning, strategic planning, and human resource management; and to understand how family businesses view and respond to the current economic and regulatory environment.[Read more...]

Latest from GEARS

Feb 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

Iddy Biddy Soccer GEARS will offer an Iddy Biddy Soccer Program for ages 3-5. Coaches will teach basic soccer skills such as dribbling, passing and trapping. Participants will become familiar with the game of soccer. Emphasis will also be placed on social skills. Fee includes a t-shirt. This instructional program will be held on Saturdays, April 14-June 2 (no 5/26) from 9-10 am (Class A) 10-11 am (Class B) and 11 am-12 noon at the High School Soccer Field #2. Shin guards are recommended and cleats are optional. Fee is $45 for GEARS member and $51 for non-member. To register[Read more...]

Taking Time to Look Up

Feb 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

As my husband and I were returning to Elizabethtown from Hershey along Rt 743 around 5pm last evening, we watched in amazement as a huge flock of snow geese flew in waves over the highway. I wait for this show every year, as late winter brings enormous flocks of these bird to our area as they head back to their Arctic breeding grounds. Snow geese live in the Arctic during the summer months, and begin their fall migration to winter feeding grounds between August and October. They spend the winter feeding in coastal marshes from the Misississippi Delta to Corpus[Read more...]

Bears 2012 spring track and field schedules

Feb 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Features, Front Page

All meets listed below are for both varsity boys and varsity girls. Day                        Date          Time                 Opponent/location (vs=home, @=away) Monday               3/26       4:00PM                 @ Cedar Crest Monday              4/2         4:00PM                 vs. J.P. McCaskey Wednesday       4/4        4:00PM                 vs. Donegal Tuesday              4/10       4:00PM                @ Hempfield Monday               4/16       4:00PM                 @ Manheim Township Monday               4/23      4:00PM                 vs. Columbia Monday              4/30       4:00PM                 vs. Penn Manor Wednesday       5/2         4:30PM                 @ Eastern York Saturday              5/5         TBA                        @ Manheim Twp. Relays Monday              5/7         4:00PM[Read more...]

The Six Sigma Approach and the Quality of Management: Report from an Elizabethtown College Brown Bag Seminar

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Essays

The Six Sigma Approach and the Quality of Management: An Elizabethtown College Brown Bag Seminar By Jen Hughes Preeti Gulati, former Manager of Financial Reporting with American Express, presented ” Six Sigma in the Service Industry” at Elizabethtown College on Feb. 3rd. Following is a report from Jen Hughes, one of the students in attendance. Most business structures consist of a series of interdependent teams working side by side for a unified goal. This structure is seen in almost every business or organization you may come across. Managers depend on their staff to perform their work properly and effectively to[Read more...]

DEP approves permit for Chestnut Street bridge

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Courtesy of Chronicling Elizabethtown The state Department of Environmental Protection granted a permit for the borough to repair the Chestnut Street bridge, damaged in the flooding last September and closed to traffic ever since. You might remember a post late last year complaining about the delay. Borough staff reported last Thursday night, at Borough Council’s monthly business meeting, that DEP had just granted the permit that day. Construction should begin soon. Borough Council initially had approved repairs totaling nearly $71,000 to the bridge. Because DEP told the borough the initial design was “inadequate,” council approved a change order last week[Read more...]

EAHS Boys Basketball Advances in District 3 AAAA Playoffs

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

February 23, 2012 The Elizabethtown Area boys basketball team defeated South Western High School 67-52 yesterday evening. They advance to the third round of the boys District 3 AAAA basketball playoffs at the Giant Center in Hershey. There they will meet Central Dauphin East at 10:00 a.m.on Saturday February 25. If victorious in that game, they will face the winner of the Dover-Chambersburg game. The girls basketball team lost a close 1st round game to Shippensburg 50-48 last week. Elizabethtown outscored Shippensburg 31-21 in the second half, but fell short at the end. Sarah Fairbanks scored 18 points in the[Read more...]

Bowers House events: Chet Williamson, local writer, at Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College March 14

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

ELIZABETHTOWN, PA (02/23/2012)– Local author Chet Williamson, along with German-Irish author Hugo Hamilton and poets Yvette Neisser Moreno and Maria Teresa Ogliastri, visit Bowers Writers House at Elizabethtown College during March for public readings and workshop. All events take place at Bowers Writers House, just off campus at 840 College Hill Lane. Chet Williamson, a Lancaster County author, gives a public reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. Williamson has published 25 books and more than 100 short stories in Esquire, Playboy, The New Yorker and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. His work has been adapted for film[Read more...]

Murray The Basset Hound: Eight Years of Service To Elizabethtown

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, People

Murray the Basset Hound is a familiar sight to many Elizabethtown residents.  He’ll be 10 years old this June, and is slowing down a little on his daily walks, but he hasn’t slowed down in the services he provides to the Elizabethtown Community. Murray has been a therapy dog with Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services for eight of his 10 years. Although many opportunities for therapy work exist outside of Elizabethtown, Mary Gottfried, Murray’s owner, decided that ‘giving back’ to their neighbors made the most sense when choosing volunteer activities with Murray. Murray was a twice monthly visitor at Elizabethtown’s[Read more...]

GEARS news

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Eggstravaganza Come out and join the Easter Bunny for a free egg hunt for kids ages 12 and under on Saturday, March 24 at the Elizabethtown Park! Other activities include inflatable slide, bounce houses, balloon animals, arts and crafts, caricatures, face painting, concession and more! The activities will start at 10 am and last until 2 pm. Egg Hunts will be: 10:15 am (ages 2 & under), 10:30 am (ages 3-6), 10:45 am (ages 7-9) and 11 am (ages 10-12). There will be an adult egg hunt at 12:30 pm. MagiComedy will perform at 11:30 am at the E-town Park[Read more...]