Invenergy and Lackawanna College announce Invenergy ‘Clean Energy’ scholarship program for local students

On April 23, Invenergy Thermal Global LLC, developer of the Lackawanna Energy Center natural gas-fueled power generation project, announced a new scholarship program to support outstanding local students who are continuing their education at the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Each year for five years — commencing after start of construction of the Lackawanna Energy Center — the merit-based Invenergy Clean Energy Scholarship Program will award two students with full tuition for the School’s program in New Milford. This will include up to $30,000 of scholarship funding per student, for a total of up to $300,000 in total tuition assistance. As part of the scholarship program, Invenergy also will work with the School of Petroleum & Natural Gas on curriculum development aimed at industry-specific skill development, and guarantee scholarship students an internship at the Lackawanna Energy Center as well. (read more)

  • Invenergy and Lackawanna College announce Invenergy ‘Clean Energy’ scholarship program for local students
  • Golf tournament May 2 to benefit United Way of Columbia County
  • Bloomers to host 2015 Tour of Back Mountain Gardens on Saturday, June 27
  • United Way recognizes PPL for pre-K support
  • Upper Desk Inc. receives nomination for Governor’s ImPAct Award
  • The Salvation Army to host fund-raising dinner featuring Chef Nicola Mersini April 29
  • Yudichak to speak at Hazleton Chamber’s Red Carpet Breakfast May 8


 

Yudichak to speak at Hazleton Chamber’s Red Carpet Breakfast May 8

State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) will address the business community on Friday, May 8 at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast program. The breakfast program is sponsored by PPL and will take place at Theodora’s Restaurant,

 
Energy

Invenergy and Lackawanna College announce Invenergy ‘Clean Energy’ scholarship program for local students

On April 23, Invenergy Thermal Global LLC, developer of the Lackawanna Energy Center natural gas-fueled power generation project, announced a new scholarship program to support outstanding local students who are continuing their education at the Lackawann

DEP to host public meeting and public hearing on PPL’s power line permit applications April 23

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting followed by a public hearing regarding PPL Electric Utilities Inc.’s (PPL) application for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (NPDES) and a Wate

 
Economy

AMEX OPEN survey reveals small business strategies for government procurement

The U.S. federal government reached its goal of awarding 23 percent of contracts to small businesses in 2014 for the first time in seven years. So what strategies are businesses using for procurement success and what pitfalls should be avoided? The new Th

 
Op-Ed

Restore the 1965 exemption for active duty service

By Tim Gwinn For 47 years — from 1965 to 2012 — a grateful Pennsylvania honored its military members by exempting active-duty military pay from local income taxes. In 2012, despite Pennsylvania’s soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines serving our military

Pennsylvania House of Representatives votes to end stalking, harassment, and terroristic threats in labor disputes

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 874, sponsored by Judiciary Chairman Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), April 21 with a vote count of 109 to 84. The Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) said it thanks those 109 members who

RIP: The school property tax

By G. Terry Madonna and Michael L. Young Governors propose and legislatures dispose. That particular political adage could be one that Tom Wolf, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, might ponder as he begins the likely lengthy process of steering his

Opinion: Outsized regulation (always) slams the little guy

By Karen Kerrigan As reported by the Wall Street Journal on March 29, one single bank has been created since 2010 — the year Dodd-Frank was enacted. In three decades prior to the law “an average of more than 100 new banks a year opened,” according to the

Commonwealth Foundation: Anti-competitive prevailing wage mandates cost $1 billion annually

Wouldn’t a billion dollars go a long way to closing the budget deficit, funding schools, or lowering property taxes? New research from the Commonwealth Foundation shows simply ending prevailing wage mandates could save taxpayers billions for years to come

Keystone Research Center: Pennsylvania doesn’t need more jobs that don’t pay

A group of lawmakers led by state Rep. Jesse Topper (R-Bedford, Franklin), and joined by representatives of the School Boards Association and the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, held a press conference calling for school constructio

In my opinion: Union-backed group’s budget analysis ignores impact on Pa taxpayers

By Gene Barr In his recent column, Steve Herzenberg made a number of interesting comments about Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget, including a curious analogy to the “Austin Powers” movie series.* However, even more curious is the apparent complete reversal of a pre

Pennsylvania celebrates Local Government Week April 13-17

By David M. Sanko You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching potholes in the spring. They’re your township supervisors and staff, and while you may not know them personally, these public

Business Plan Competition in its 13th year

Economic development strategies come and go. There’s the tried-and-true formula of trying to lure out-of-state companies with tax breaks. That ploy often backfires when the lured firm flees as soon as the tax breaks expire. For awhile “clusters” were in v

Subconscious Visualization Techniques, Part II

Seeing the future and assisting your employees in doing the same. Part 2. By Biagio “Bill” Sciacca So, here you are with a title! I don’t care if your title is C something, vice president, director, manager, supervisor, team leader etc. What it means is t

Invenergy and Lackawanna College announce Invenergy ‘Clean Energy’ scholarship program for local students

On April 23, Invenergy Thermal Global LLC, developer of the Lackawanna Energy Center natural gas-fueled power generation project, announced a new scholarship program to support outstanding local students who are continuing their education at the Lackawann

 
Management/Human Resources

Scranton Roaring Ramblers to meet April 28

The Scranton Roaring Ramblers Toastmasters meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Its next meeting is set for April 28 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Allied Services Complex Administrative Board Room. For more information, conta

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