17512 Columbia

o-o-p-s! Our goof … we lost a post.

In Everyday Living, Government, History and Heritage, In Columbia, Lists, Opinions, Opportunities, People on November 28, 2015 at 6:51 am

Earlier this week, Columbia news, views & reviews showed examples of the more of the downtown properties that reflect the “paint and porches” improvements that are part of the Columbia improvements. With the swipe of a few keys, we “lost” the post.

Here’s a recapture of sorts.

weber paintsome of the L. Weber downtown properties

A local paint contractor, L. Weber Painting, appears to be on the preferred list of the property owners at the vanguard of the “plantings, porches and paint” concepts posted here nearly two years ago.

L. Weber’s Angie’s List listing.

Other improvements that we see in downtown Columbia.

perked up locust

hpt awardmore positive changes

if-onlyIf only that COLUMBIA DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN could get going …

downtown master plan




In Opportunities, Opinions, In Columbia, Lists on November 28, 2015 at 5:20 am

 Show your support for local small businesses in and around Columbia, click here (or on the SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY logo below) and enter 17512 IN THE ZIP CODE box to find a not-altogether-comprehensive listing of enrolled participating merchants.


Wiki-Pedia’s take on Small Business Saturday!

American Express cuts back on perk for Small Business Saturday

… and this guy says, “That’s because Small Business Saturday is nothing more than a PR stunt for big businesses.”

“Exclusive imports – Columbia company is the only seller of Italy’s Beta Tools in U.S., Canada” – Central Penn Business Journal

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, People on November 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm

peerlessPeerless Hardware‘s Columbia headquarters houses a showroom for Beta Tools of Italy. Sales manager Nick White, left, initiated a 2012 deal to make Peerless the exclusive importer of Beta Tools in the U.S. and Canada. In the showroom with White are brothers James, center, and Peter Speitel, third-generation owners of the family business. – (Photo / Amy Spangler) – SOURCE; Central Penn Business Journal

By Lenay Ruhl | Central Penn Business Journal

“It all started with a trip to Vietnam, and ended with a partnership between two manufacturing companies — one in Lancaster County and one in Italy.

“The Lancaster County company makes fasteners such as screws, nuts and bolts, and the Italian company makes professional tools such as screw drivers and wrenches.”

Read this Central Penn Business Journal article in its entirety here.


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