Jazzie Battle shared his journey from having $6 to his name to having two businesses: Poncho’s Backyard Grubbin’ and Rome’s Rentals.
The Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence is once again sparking the entrepreneurial spirit in Lebanon County, with the announcement of its third annual Lebanon County PITCH competition.
Pucillo’s Pizza & Pasta, at 1032 South 5th Ave., served its customers from Lebanon County and beyond for the last time on Nov. 1.
The competition, which was held on Oct. 19 at The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, located at 989 Quentin Rd., awarded a total of $8,000 to local business plans and pitches.
Bob Hoch’s Home Furnishings, located at 301 Willow St. in Lebanon, will close its doors after 64 years – after it sells the rest of the furniture on its floor and in its two 10,000-square-foot warehouses.
From 1916 to 1933, Lebanon ranked 12th in Pennsylvania in cigar production. In 1927, Lebanon produced $1,230,600 worth of tobacco products.
Tony’s Mining Company, the iconic restaurant in Cornwall, closed in April but will most likely re-open with new owners later this year.
Champ’s Barber School will open in May in downtown Lebanon. It will be located at 37 South 8th Street; the former location of Edible Arrangements and Cedar Book and Card Shop.
Jeff Dunn is predicting that the doors to Corvette will be open once more by this summer. “It’s about 75% complete,” he estimated, in regards to the construction.
The location’s model seems perfect for the COVID era, offering only drive-through and walk-up service, but the lack of dine-in service was unrelated to the current pandemic.