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Wage boosts in Pennsylvania

One of Pennsylvania’s biggest companies is boosting the wages of its workers. Sheetz, the gas and food chain, said last month it will spend $16.8 million more per year raising the wages of its workers from $9 to $10 per hour and it hopes (read more)

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A ‘town’ for kids

School students in northeast Pennsylvania are learning a thing or two about what it takes to run a business and, more importantly, handle their own finances. Junior Achievenment of Northeastern Pennsylvania recently opened its doors to gi (read more)

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Roundtable discussion: Trades and the workforce

While it may not be a surprise to most NEPA-based employers, workforce preparation, as opposed to job creation, surfaced as the primary theme during the first annual roundtable discussion hosted by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journ (read more)

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Holiday retail outlook

Holiday shoppers are expected to spend between 3.8% and 4.2% more this year than last year, according to numbers released by the National Retail Federation. It represents a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, (read more)

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A neighborhood of farmers

The United Neighborhood Centers of Northeast Pennsylvania’s (UNC) South Side Farmers Market is not only a great place to earn a profit for vendors from northeast Pennsylvania, it is a venue that gives its merchants the opportunity to be (read more)

Craft beer buzz

Craft beer is big business in Pennsylvania. The Brewers Association 2018 Annual Report found while the biggest numbers are in California, Pennsylvania is second with a $6.3 billion annual economic impact on the state’s economy and an ave (read more)

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Scranton focus: A booming business climate

by Dave Gardner In somewhat of a dramatic reversal, the area that traditionally had “no jobs” is now finding itself unable to fill thousands of employment openings, while also hosting increased national involvement and investment into its business communi (read more)

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Personnel File

ALLIANCE FOR INNOVATION The organization has announced the appointment of John J. Jablowski Jr. to serve as a professional adviser in the newly created position of senior vice president of collaborative partnerships. The alliance is an international organ (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Gregory A and Diane L Rogers Adkinson. Property Location: Scott Twp. Seller: Donna J. Slusser and Janet F Rushing. Amount: $506,200. Colin J and Anne L Haggerty. Property Location: Cleveland Twp. Seller: Justin D.and Kimberly S Noll. (read more)

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Do millennials need life insurance?

by Adam D. Shelp, CRPC The financial challenges millennials face can be overwhelming. Many young adults have to figure out how to pay off college loans, save to buy a home or start a family and sock away money for retirement. Given these hurdles, it’s no (read more)

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Chamber hosts Member Appreciation Day

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Member Appreciation Day, welcoming more than 250 members who sampled food donated by more than 30 Chamber member restaurants. From left: Bob Durkin, president; Mari Potis, director of membe (read more)

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KCR celebrates grand opening

Keystone Community Resources, (KCR) recently hosted a grand opening and family picnic at its newest Adult Day Program at 628 Genet St. in Scranton. Senator John Blake presented a citation for Keystone Community Resources’ 55th anniversary to President and (read more)

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Scranton Area Community Foundation hosts conference

Nearly 200 representatives from nonprofit organizations across nine counties in northeast Pennsylvania attended the inaugural NEPA Learning Conference on Thursday, Sept. 19, and Friday, Sept. 20, at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. Hosted by the (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

by Rosemary Wolf Rebekah Gillette has loved to be in the kitchen since she was a little girl. She enjoyed throwing ingredients together in pots and pans to create something new. As she grew up, she became interested in more mature activities, like hosting (read more)

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The best brands stay focused on delivering a strong brand experience

by Dave Taylor Why is McDonald’s more successful than Burger King or Wendy’s? Their food isn’t any better; their prices are about the same. Yet McDonald’s sales in 2018 dwarfed those of its rivals with more than $20-billion compared to about $1.6 billion (read more)

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