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First Commonwealth unveils 2Q results

INDIANA — First Commonwealth Financial Corp. announced net income of $23.9 million and earnings per share of 24 cents for the second quarter of 2020, an increase of $19.1 million or 19 cents per share from the previous quarter.

First Commonwealth Financial Corp. has 147 community banking offices in 28 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and throughout Ohio, as well as business banking operations in Pittsburgh and in Canton, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.

JARI sets webinar on effective cold calling

JOHNSTOWN — JARI will host a free webinar from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 6 featuring John Moore of Moore Power Sales.

Moore will present “Warming Up Cold Calls in the Pandemic World,” in which attendees will learn how cold calling can work and review the Sandler “No Pressure” cold call six-step template. They will also learn what to say and how to say it for a meaningful conversation and implementing the use of video platforms.

To register, visit www.jari.com and click on the calendar to access the registration link or contact Lauren Thompson at lauren@jari.com.

Boscov’s to close Thanksgiving Day

Boscov’s has announced it will close its stores on Thanksgiving day.

Since the onset of COVID-19, the primary focus at Boscov’s has been the health and safety of co-workers, customers and the community, the company said.

Closing on Thanksgiving eliminates a highly congested shopping day and gives this day back to families, Chairman/CEO Jim Boscov said in a statement.

“COVID-19 has required enormous efforts from our associates, and they’ve more than earned this time off,” Boscov said.

Based in Reading, Boscov’s operates 48 stores, including one in Logan Town Centre.

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