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Business and The Environment: Going Green, Saving Money

By Dave Gardner An expanding lineup of green-tinted products and business process is growing within the commercial arena, precisely because green may bring additional green to the bottom line. Transportation fuel is on the green list. As much as 95 percen (read more)

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TecBridge Business Plan Competition: Entrepreneurship flourishes in NEPA

By Dave Gardner The 14th annual TecBridge Business Plan Competition and New Innovation Challenge, which culminated in a lavish event at Mohegan Sun Pocono, provided ample evidence that the 21st century entrepreneurial spirit still lives within NEPA. The c (read more)

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Profiles in Medical Excellence: Dr. Kristie Nardell, Berger and Associates, Moosic

Dr. Kristie Nardell’s desire to make an impact on children and improve their lives pushed her to pursue a career in medicine. One of five children of Sandy and Ralph Nardell, she enjoys working with children and spun that into a career as a child and adol (read more)

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Invenergybreaks ground for energy center

Clean energy company Invenergy LLC held a groundbreaking ceremony, in April for its nominal 1500 megawatt Lackawanna Energy Center (LEC) in Jessup. The LEC is expected to be operational in 2018 and will be one of the most efficient power plants in the Uni (read more)

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Where are other year's Business Plan Competition Winners?

By Dave Gardner Ambitious and highly educated entrepreneurs receiving effective mentorship from Marywood University are well represented within previous winners of the TecBridge Business Plan Competition. M&S Biotics, a 2014 wild-card winner, is owned by (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Spark New Business

By Claire Marangelli and Larissa Hoffmann Sandy Osieski’s marketing agency operates under a different model than a typical brick-and-mortar firm. Spark New Business is closely aligned with industry experts, web designers and copywriters. It emphasizes cus (read more)

Management & Leadership: Align for common cause

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By Jon Craighead One of the greatest definitions of nonaligned organizations is found in Labovitz & Rosansky’s “The Power of Alignment.” “Misaligned companies are like cars out of alignment; they develop serious problems quickly, they are hard to steer an (read more)

Project Management: Prepare for Change

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By Larry Puleo Too often organizations tend to jump into a change initiative without doing upfront planning for the change. If we follow a process, we can more effectively and successfully launch organizational change initiatives. When embarking on a chan (read more)

Note from the Editor

In April, the Business Journal invited 11 business leaders and owners to a roundtable discussion on the state of the NEPA economy. Despite their busy schedules these people gave us four hours of their time. There was spirited discussion on how each saw th (read more)


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