Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment. Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.
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Host: Scott LaMar
In this election year, both presidential candidates mention the economy in virtually every speech they make. With many still out of work, polls show the economy remains the number one issue on voters’ minds.
In Pennsylvania, the business climate is diverse: last year, the commonwealth was third in the nation for corporate growth, with more than 400 new or expanded facilities opening in the state. But while big companies drive the economy in some areas, small businesses are the backbone in others. The state offers several programs and incentives to help attract small businesses, and in central Pennsylvania, there are many initiatives to help small business owners attract customers.
On today’s Radio Smart Talk, we’re talking small businesses. Margie Yohn is president of the Palmyra Area Business Association and the owner of BeYohnd Mail & Marketing. She’ll talk “cash mobs” and how they’re helping businesses in the area. Cheryl Irwin-Bass is the vice president of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She’ll discuss the chamber’s “Think Local” initiative.
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