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Health care update: Endangered revenue streams

by Dave Gardner Like meandering rivers flowing into the ocean, a series of endangered revenue streams are delivering precious dollars into the nation’s overflowing health care system. Patty Dunsinger, director of finance and CFO with Wayne Memorial Hospit (read more)

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Business briefs

University receives elite ranking Misericordia University was ranked No. 17 on the list of Best Regional Universities — North and No. 245 on the list of Best Colleges and Universities in the country in a new ranking by College Consensus that combines the (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY John J Grabusky. Property Location: Bloomsburg. Seller: T&S Realty LLC. Amount: $308,000. First Columbia Bank & Trust Co. Property Location: Bloomsburg. Seller: Nikitas Giannahouros World Enosis Inc. Amount: $37,820.33 (f-m-v) $424,2 (read more)

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Personnel File

ALLIED SERVICES INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM Jim Brogna was named vice president for strategic partnership development. Brogna has served as vice president for corporate advancement and communication since 2015. The new role was created in response to the nee (read more)

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Planner

Tenth annual Luzerne-Lackawanna counties Mathematics Symposium features nine scholars The Department of Mathematics at Misericordia University is hosting the 10th annual Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties Mathematics Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a (read more)

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Wells Fargo supports University of Success

Wells Fargo contributed $15,000 to The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college program for high school students. From left: Oiram Santos, community bank district manager, Wells Fargo; Jannette Moran, program manager, Well (read more)

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Philosophy professor receives Earl Award

David Black, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, received the John L. Earl III Award for service to The University of Scranton, the faculty and the wider community. The award is given annually to a member of the university community who demonstrates the spiri (read more)

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Family business continues evolve

by Joe Sylvester The Briggs Farm Blues Festival has been growing each year, and the three generations of the Briggs family running the four-day event are looking for ways to accommodate that growth while still maintaining a family atmosphere. They are pla (read more)

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An automatic risk

by Phil Yacuboski Have you noticed the number of self-checkouts increasing at the local grocery store? Or the self-serve kiosk at your favorite fast food joint? Automation is here to stay, argue many, and a recent study found the Scranton area ranks eight (read more)

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Wayne Bank opens new office

Wayne Bank recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Hanover Township Community Office. From left: Kristen E. Lancia, marketing associate, Wayne Bank; George L. Andrejko, commissioner, Hanover Township; Joseph Castrogiovanni, senior vice presiden (read more)

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Osterhout Free Library awarded Navient grant

The Osterhout Free Library recently received a $10,000 grant from Navient to help fund a year of focused programs on literacy development for children in the Wilkes-Barre area. From left: Linda Gramlich, senior director Core Processing, Navient, Lisa Stas (read more)

Celebrating Women Entreprenuers: Enchanted Elephant Boutique

By Abigail Corrigan Since a young age, Mary Rose Perry has dreamt of being in the fashion industry. Now, she and her daughter have teamed up to make her dreams a reality. Owner of Enchanted Elephant Boutique in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Perry s (read more)

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Consignment: A growing market

by Phil Yacuboski You can spot a trend anywhere, and retail is no exception. While the big box stores and shopping malls are struggling across the nation, consignment and resale shops are popping up in downtowns and on main streets in many towns across th (read more)

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Young Scranton business leaders unite

by Joe Sylvester The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce wants to draw more young professionals to the region and keep them here. Who better to help do that than young professionals? And to find those young up-and-comers, the chamber’s Young Professional (read more)

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IGNITE Program Hosts DCED Secretary

IGNITE, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s business incubator program, recently hosted Steve D’Ettorre, the deputy secretary of technology and information for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. During his visit, Sec (read more)

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Leadership Lackawanna receives grant

Leadership Lackawanna received a $1,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will be used to support various programming efforts and to help offset operational expenses. From left: Nicole Morristell, executive director, Leadership Lackawanna; Domini (read more)

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Mental health in the workplace

by Phil Yacuboski Mental health issues are some of the most common workplace concerns in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly 1 in 5 adults reported some sort of mental health issue, according to CDC statistics compiled in 201 (read more)

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Wayne Memorial CT staff earns accreditation

Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Imaging Department received the American College of Radiology’s full three-year accreditation in Computed Tomography or CT. The CT team underwent a rigorous review to meet testing criteria in clinical image quality, phantom image (read more)

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Donation to Wallenpaupack Area High School Kids Food Pantry

Pike County Commissioner Ronald Schmalzle visited Pine Forest Camp, where he worked as the executive director for nearly 25 years, for the presentation of a check for $1,500 from the camp to the new Wallenpaupack Area High School Kids Food Pantry. The fun (read more)

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Wright Center earns NCQA Distinction

The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley was recently recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with a Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration. From left, Maria Kolcharno, Lisa Barrett, Scott Constantini and Tiffany J (read more)

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Allied Services celebrates summer

Staff, family members and individuals recently gathered to enjoy an end-of-summer picnic at Allied Services Vocational Training Center in Scranton. The Aloha-themed party featured music, food, games and costumes. Members of Allied Services senior leadersh (read more)

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Young barber bringing fresh fades and flattops to Old Forge with new shop

OLD FORGE — Before a barber shop would hire him, Shane Butler cut hair on his lunch breaks. He made house calls and cut hair in bathrooms. He begged renowned area barber Brian Nardella of Loyalty Barber Shop and Shave Parlor fame to let him sweep hair cli (read more)