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A ‘one-stop shop’

by Phil Yacuboski Opening a business just became much easier in Pennsylvania thanks to a new online tool that allows entrepreneurs to file paperwork and complete other tasks online from the comfort of a desk chair. “The focus is all businesses services,” (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Red Oak MHC LLC. Property Location: Briarcreek. Seller: Red Oak MHP LLC. Amount: $650,000. Frank C Baker. Property Location: South Centre Twp. Seller: Mary P. Baker. Amount: $540,807. Meade Pipeline Company LLC. Property Location: Cl (read more)

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Economic Development

by Howard J. Grossman, AICP Democracy in the United States has been called many names, but perhaps the one that has reverence is “ the grand experiment.” It has been attributed to many people, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, other President (read more)

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Business briefs

U of S ranked among top colleges The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranked the University of Scranton No. 232 among the 801 “Top U.S. Colleges” included in its 2020 listing. Scranton’s highest scores were in the area of student engagement, whe (read more)

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Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber Donates to Family Service Association of NEPA

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce recently donated $2,000 to Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania. At the recent Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber Annual Dinner, Family Service Association was honored as the Charitable Organizatio (read more)

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BB&T supports scholarship program

James Gorman, right, senior vice president, business services officer for Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) visited King’s College campus to present Rev. John Ryan, Kings College president, a check for $8,000 in support of the college’s Pre-Kinderga (read more)

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CAN BE clients recognized

Two clients associated with CAN BE received awards as part of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business and Community Awards program. Halogen Hair Company owner Ashley Evert, who was one of the first business owners CAN BE officials worked (read more)

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Misericordia staff members recognized

Misericordia University recently recognized four staff members for exceptional service to the university during the sixth annual presentation of the Jeff “Woody” Woodworth Awards for Exemplary Service. Those honored were Dominick de Matteo, area coordinat (read more)

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Private higher education is a good investment for students, taxpayers

by Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D. Across the country, numerous state and federal proposals are on the table to provide students with free tuition at public universities. While free sounds enticing, it is not a very good deal for taxpayers who will pick up the t (read more)

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Autism Center holds Grand Opening

The Autism Center at Misericordia University recently held a grand opening so people could tour the facility at 50 Lake St., in Dallas Borough, and meet with staff, administration and friends of the program. From left: John P. Moses, chairperson, AllOne F (read more)

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Johnson College adds welding classes

Johnson College announced its Welding Technology Certificate will be offered beginning in the spring semester. Since 2012, the college has offered the two-semester, 30-credit certificate program. In previous years, the certificate was only offered in the (read more)

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Future business leaders attend conference at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton’s first Path to Business Excellence Conference, held in November on campus, was attended by 119 top high school students with an interest in business. The students represented 86 high schools and six states. The conference inclu (read more)

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Millennials, Generation Z and the workforce

by Phil Yacuboski For millennials and Generation Z, it’s more about what is in the benefit package for a future employer than what is in the paycheck, according to a new study. Traditional benefits and a good retirement plan are what employers need to att (read more)

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Winter means business

by Phil Yacuboski Businesses that welcome tourists are getting ready for a busy winter season with many hoping that Mother Nature can add some cold winter weather and piles of snow for a rustic ambiance. “The weather has been good for us so far this year, (read more)

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Tech careers continue to boom

Technology has changed the world in numerous ways, including creating entirely new industries and a vast array of career options that didn’t exist as recently as two decades ago. In its Cyberstates report, CompTIA, which publishes a steady stream of new r (read more)

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How digital technology has leveled the business playing field

Small businesses have historically had an uphill battle when competing with large corporations. Deeper pockets meant large businesses simply had more capital to devote to advertising and marketing. However, thanks to advancements in technology over the la (read more)

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Tobyhanna Army Depot’s past performance leads to bright future

Tobyhanna Army Depot’s continued success has led to several exciting new opportunities, strengthening its grasp on future Department of Defense (DoD) maintenance requirements. The depot recently welcomed its newest workload, the U.S. Navy RIM-7 Sea Sparro (read more)

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Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2019

Leadership Lackawanna announced its 2019 Executive Program graduates during a recent celebration at Arcaro and Genell in Old Forge. The Executive Program assists professionals in becoming more engaged in the community, broadens their social network and in (read more)

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Senator Casey visits NeighborWorks NEPA

During a recent visit to Scranton, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) spent time visiting with clients of the Aging in Place program of NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania. The three clients, all of whom own homes in Scranton, met Senator Casey during an e (read more)

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Visions of the future do come true

by Leslie Collins A recent review of the Scranton Tomorrow archives revealed something noteworthy and inspiring: the vision of its founding members – many of whom are still active board members today – has been realized, or is well underway. Crafted in th (read more)

Chamber announces SAGE winners

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2019 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity and innovation. The winner of each award category was (read more)

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CornellCookson expands production facility

CornellCookson, a leading U.S. manufacturer of rolling door and grille products designed for commercial, industrial, institutional and retail use, has announced the expansion of its facility in Mountain Top. This growth comes just a few years after the co (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

by Daniela Salcedo For most of her life, Jennifer Saunders envisioned opening her own coffee shop. After working for corporate America for 17 years, she decided it was time to become boss. She purchased Northern Light Espresso Bar and Cafe, 536 Spruce St. (read more)

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