Business news of local interest
Edward Jones recognized
Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 4 on the newly released Best Workplaces for Women by Great Places to Work and Fortune. The firm is the highest ranking financial services firm on the list.
The ranking considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from Great Places to Work companies.
Great Places to Work, a global analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experiences on the job. These included the extent to which employees, particularly women, trust leaders; the respect with which people are treated; the fairness of workplace decisions; and how much camaraderie there is among the team.
Holiday Lights set to open
The 22nd Annual Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park is set to open on Nov. 16.
More than 150 local businesses support Holiday Lights on the Lake by sponsoring light displays. A portion of the sponsorships is donated to local nonprofit groups through Lakemont Park’s Lighting Up Lives Fund at the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation. Holiday Lights on the Lake is open nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. from Nov. 16 through Jan. 6.
Admission is $13 per car, unlimited visits passes are also available for $44.95. For more information, visit www.lakemontparkfun.com or call 949-7275 or 800-434-8006.
Caring for Kids kicks off
Eat’n Park Restaurants has kicked off its 40th annual Caring for Kids Campaign. The campaign runs through Dec.8 and raises funds for children’s hospitals throughout the region.
Guests can support the cause by participating in special fundraisers g at each Eat’n Park restaurant. Last year’s campaign raised more than $402,000, bringing the lifetime campaign total to more than $10.7 million.
For the ninth consecutive year, Neighborhood Ford Store is partnering with Eat’n Park by donating a new vehicle to be raffled off at the end of the campaign in December. This year’s Caring for Kids vehicle is a 2018 Ford EcoSport. Guests can purchase tickets for $2, and all proceeds benefit the Caring for Kids Campaign.