Tom Hesser Nissan reaches Wishmaker status with donation to Make-A-Wish

Tom Hesser Nissan, located in Dunmore, recently presented Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia with a donation of $3,900. As a result of the donation amount, Tom Hesser Nissan is now considered a Wishmaker. A Wishmaker is any group or individual who donates $3,900 or more — the amount of an average wish. Tom Hesser Nissan will adopt the wish expenses for Brad, a 16-year-old from Scranton, whose wish for a go-kart sponsorship and new protective gear will be granted this December. (read more)

  • Tom Hesser Nissan reaches Wishmaker status with donation to Make-A-Wish
  • HNB pays increased quarterly dividend and special dividend
  • Forever 21 opens at Viewmont Mall
  • Scranton School District supports United Way campaign
  • Bank of America grants $15,000 towards foreclosure prevention
  • Mauch Chunk Trust Company supports Toys for Tots campaign
  • State Rep. Mullery opens office in Freeland


Ben Franklin to invest $205,000 in regional economic development; Bloomsburg firm gets $65,000

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Susquehanna Health Foundation receives $50,000 contribution from Anadarko Petroleum

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Casey urges Aldi to protect more than 1,600 Pennsylvania jobs as it prepares to acquire Bottom Dollar grocery stores

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