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Trends and technology: The changing world of banking

by Dave Gardner Inclusion of advancing technologies, balancing the scale between security and convenience, and the pursuit of market opportunities from an onslaught of cyber-proficient millennials mark the challenges now being faced by the nation’s financ (read more)

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Plastic bag ban on hold in Pennsylvania

by Phil Yacuboski The move to ban plastic bags in Pennsylvania’s municipalities is on hold for at least one year, thanks to legislation signed by Governor Tom Wolf. Legislative agencies will now study the economic and environmental impact of such a law th (read more)

Pocono ski resorts purchased by Vail

by Phil Yacuboski Drop the name “Vail” to anyone in the ski industry and the first thing that comes to mind is probably a first-class Rocky Mountains resort. What many argue will be the first-class experience of Vail is about to come to the Poconos with t (read more)

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Travel trends: fall and winter destinations

by Joe Sylvester Northeast Pennsylvania travelers plan to head to warmer climates during the cooler months this year, and that’s keeping local travel agencies busy. Travel agents here are booking travelers for the fall and winter to Hawaii, the Caribbean (read more)

Moving to Pennsylvania

by Phil Yacuboski Thanks to a $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions otherwise known as SALT, some tax experts believe more and more people may be leaving high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey, to save money. “Pennsylvania is attracting s (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entreprenuers

by Julia Betti and Mollie Boyd As a photographer, it is crucial to be able to share one’s vision with others in order to capture that perfect image, which photographer Nadine Kloss-Gannon of NKG Photography strives to do in every image she snaps. Gannon’s (read more)

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When the Benco Dental Tooth Fairy talks, preschoolers listen

Unless it’s during a visit to the dentist, people rarely volunteer details on their toothbrushing and flossing habits. Not the case with the 5-and-under crowd at Building Blocks Learning Center in Dallas. This summer, 26 students were more than willing to (read more)

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Businesses invited to explore international opportunities at Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) will host its premier international business event, Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania, (read more)

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Personnel File

AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER The subsidiary of the American Nurses Association recently awarded Sue Petula, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., NEA-BC, the credential of Advanced Nurse Executive. Petula is presently an adviser to the Pennsylvania State Board of (read more)

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NEPA Alliance loans funds to Revive Chiropractic

Submitted photo Revive Chiropractic received a $55,000 loan through the NEPA Alliance Economic Development Administration (EDA) loan fund as part of a total project costing $150,000 for the purchase of land, building and renovations. From left: Schuylkill (read more)

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Scranton among elite best colleges in nation

Submitted photo For the 18th consecutive year, The Princeton Review included Scranton among the nation’s “Best 385 Colleges” in its annual guidebook that published Aug. 6. In addition, The Princeton Review ranked Scranton for the fifth consecutive year am (read more)

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James F. Swift Scholarship Fund recipients

Twenty students from 13 area high schools were awarded a prestigious scholarship through the James F. Swift Scholarship Fund administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, which provides $4,000 per year for each recipient for up to four years to (read more)

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ON Semiconductor supports Language of Water program

ON Semiconductor recently presented Misericordia University with a $25,000 grant to expand opportunities for primary, secondary and higher education students to study and understand water quality and the impact it has on organisms and the ecosystem. The g (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Richard A and Robin J McKelvie. Property Location: Roaring Creek Twp. Seller: Wayne D. Levan and Cheryl K. Blass. Price: $350,000. Mifflin Overlook Estates LLC. Property Location: Mifflin Twp. Seller: Carl T. and Linda K. Shaffer. Pr (read more)

Business briefs

GCSM receives accreditation Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine received notification from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education that the medical school has been granted continuing full accreditation for the maximum cycle possible, eight years. (read more)

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University receives Spitz Foundation grant

The University of Scranton received a $10,000 grant from the Robert H. Spitz Foundation to support its STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Math) activities for school and community groups. From left: Margaret Hambrose, director of corporate a (read more)

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Moses Taylor Foundation supports Wright Center

The Wright Center for Community Health recently received a grant from Moses Taylor Foundation to expand its geriatric service line and further develop a geriatric curriculum and fellowship in partnership with The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Educati (read more)

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Misericordia autism program receives grant

Misericordia University was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation to support the Autism for Lifelong Learning Program. Participating in the check presentation, from left, first row: Laura Ducceschi, Scranton Are (read more)

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The Scranton Plan hosts Summer Festival

The Scranton Plan, an affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently held its annual Summer Festival at the Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit. The event is an economic development marketing initiative targeting site selection cons (read more)

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United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA funds teen programming

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA established a new endowment fund with Scranton Area Community Foundation to honor Michael Hanley and benefit teen programming. From left: Rosemary Broderick, Scranton Area Community Foundation Board Chair; Lisa Durkin, (read more)

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NBT Bank supports United Way

NBT Bank recently presented a check for $7,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne counties as the presenting sponsors for the United Way’s 25th Annual Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring. Slated for Sept. 5, this annual organized day of service mo (read more)

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Duryea at Dusk raises funds for Cancer Institute

The Duryea at Dusk committee raised $10,750 for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at its third Duryea at Dusk 5K and Festival held in early June in Duryea. The event featured a 5K run, a one-mile fun walk and a festival including food, games, basket (read more)

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Inaugural Welcome Scranton! class held

Leadership Lackawanna, a regional community leadership development organization, recently held its first Welcome Scranton! program. Welcome Scranton! gives participants an insider’s look at the community over the course of two-and-a-half days. This first (read more)

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