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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: A buzzing business

A rare find in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Newkirk Honey is reinventing the traditional use of honey. EunJin Newkirk opened Newkirk Honey in 2011, starting with only 50 hives. A native of South Korea, Newkirk came to the United States in 2006. Her ultimate (read more)

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Personnel briefs: Publication week of October, 2018

BORTON-LAWSON Frank Joanlanne, Dallas, has assumed his role as the company’s president and CEO. Joanlanne joined the board of directors in 2009 and became president in 2012. He also leads the sister company, Precise Visual Technologies. He formerly served (read more)

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For the record: Publication month of October, 2018

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Orion—NRD Ruby JV LLC. Property Location: Hemlock Twp. Seller: NRD RT 30 LLC. Amount: $1,941,843. Andrew Hergan. Property Location: Scott Twp. Seller: David E. Walker. Amount: $321,000. Cynthia A. Dautrich. Property Location: Montour (read more)

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The arts have high economic impact on region

by Dave Gardner The clanging of commerce can increasingly be heard within one of the region’s relatively quiet, but creative, economic sectors. Erica Rogler, executive director of the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater, manages an arts (read more)

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Groundbreaking held for Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) and Geisinger recently broke ground on a new acute care hospital in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County. The new Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital – built with American steel – will be a fully-licensed, 80-b (read more)

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Planning and surviving the holiday office party

by Phil Yacuboski With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many businesses are busy planning year-end parties, which means a busy time for party planners and caterers such as KL’s Catering Service in West Wyoming. “We do a lot of catering throughout t (read more)

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Urgent care: a shift in the medical field

by Phil Yacuboski You likely have seen them pop-up in strip malls and along the highway – places where you can walk in and get medicine for a bad cold or stitches for that kitchen accident while preparing for Sunday dinner. Urgent care is becoming big bus (read more)

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Marywood University receives Moses Taylor Foundation grant

Marywood University is the recipient of an $18,287 Moses Taylor Foundation Grant, awarded to complete preventative screenings and speech-language stimulation with children enrolled in Head Start Centers throughout Lackawanna County. Marywood University st (read more)

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A career compass

by Dave Gardner Like ships sailing on different compass headings, the participants within the American system striving to produce a skilled workforce are suffering from a disconnect. Employers across the landscape of commerce are complaining about this mi (read more)

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Fall agritourism: a growing trend

by Phil Yacuboski Visiting Roba Family Farms in North Abington Township, is about more than just picking the perfect pumpkin or selecting the best apples. The “fall experience” is something that has grown into the busiest time of year. “For the first 20 y (read more)

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Camelback hosts Salute to the FDNY Day

When people were running out, they were running in. Seventeen years after one of the worst terror attacks in U.S. history, the pain is still fresh for New York’s bravest. As the somber anniversary approached, Camelback Resort saluted FDNY heroes and their (read more)

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Motorworld Toyota | MileOne Autogroup supports Remembrance Walk

Motorworld Toyota | MileOne Autogroup recently presented a check for $2,500 in support of the Third Annual Hospice of the Sacred Heart Remembrance Walk. From left: Rick Osick, president, MotorWorld | MileOne Autogroup; Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sac (read more)

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Wells Fargo donates “back to school” supplies to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association

Members of Wells Fargo Bank recently donated a dozen backpacks filled with school supplies to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA). The backpacks were filled with “back to school” essentials such as lunch boxes, markers, paper and snacks. WVCA ser (read more)

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Area marketing experts share success secrets

by Joe Sylvester Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston makes good use of social media to promote its brand. It’s the company’s state-of-the-art brewery, though, that really gets potential customers’ attention. That’s why the company holds public events (read more)


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UGI breaks ground for Tunkhannock gas service

Gas service to Tunkhannock residents and businesses is on the way after a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday morning. “It’s almost like a dream that this is finally happening,” Wyoming County commissioner Tom Henry said. “We’ve really worked hard to get to (read more)