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Barry Sparks

Every Business Needs an Exit-Strategy Plan

Although most business consultants consider an exit-strategy plan essential, only 52 percent of businesses have one, according to the Investor Watch Report. “Based on my experience, that figure is much lower, particularly for small businesses that sell for under $10…

0 Comments / 35 View / October 1, 2018

Changing Jobs? Know Your 401(k) Options

Workers are changing jobs more than ever. Today, the average person changes jobs 10-15 times during his or her career, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That means workers are often in a state of transition. Many people who…

0 Comments / 20 View / October 1, 2018

Leisure and Entertainment Options Abound in the Region

South-central Pennsylvania has a long history of leisure and entertainment options: • The York Fair, a 10-day event billed as “America’s First Fair,” began in 1765. • The State Museum of Pennsylvania, the official museum of the commonwealth, was established…

0 Comments / 21 View / September 1, 2018

Vascular Screenings Can Detect ‘Silent Killers’

Vascular diseases are known as “silent killers” because they often strike without warning. “Vascular disease refers to changes to the blood vessels outside of the heart,” says Dr. Todd Wood, cardiologist, medical director of the vascular clinic at Penn Medicine…

0 Comments / 259 View / May 31, 2018

Employee Benefits Growing in Importance

Although wages receive the bulk of the attention, employee benefits are playing a more important role than ever in attracting employees, retaining them, and creating job satisfaction. The 2016 Aflac Workforces Report reveals that 55 percent of employees are at…

0 Comments / 58 View / May 1, 2018

Preplanning Your Funeral Delivers Peace of Mind and More

Kelly Townsend, of Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, enjoys sharing stories about how preplanning can help personalize funeral services. There’s the story about the elderly lady who gave the funeral home a copy of her secret, never-before-shared recipe…

0 Comments / 81 View / October 1, 2017

Workplace Wellness Programs Benefit Employers and Employees

Five years ago, Renee Covell experienced health issues and was admitted to the hospital. During her stay she reflected on her life. “I asked myself, ‘If I were to die, what three things would I have wished I had done?’”…

0 Comments / 393 View / May 31, 2017

Alcohol Can Negatively Affect Men’s Sexual Health … and More

While alcoholism affects both men and women, men are almost twice as likely to die from an alcohol-related disease as women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 3.3 million deaths worldwide every year result from the harmful…

0 Comments / 666 View / June 1, 2016