The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) presented Northampton Community College (NCC) with a $100,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant to purchase equipment and supplies to support post secondary workforce development programs in the information and communications sectors.
ARC funding was requested to revitalize, upgrade, and expand NCC’s education and training infrastructure through the purchase of software and hardware that meets technological standards in the workplace and allows new, returning and incumbent workers to compete in the technology marketplace.
The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2014-2015 has announced three projects to be completed during the upcoming program year.
As part of the 10-month program curriculum, participants collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to complete various service projects. In doing so, it helps enhance participant leadership skills and fosters teamwork. These projects impact the community, address a need and result in a tangible end product. This year, Leadership Lackawanna will partner with the following three local organizations:
The Christmas season is a time for sharing with family and friends but for many, the realities of life with economic hard times and poverty simply make it even more difficult to make ends meet.
This holiday season, The Salvation Army in Monroe County will bring hope to hundreds of local families who desperately need a helping hand. James Gingrich, commanding officer of the Monroe County Salvation Army said, “As we have done for well over 150 years in America, the Salvation Army will provide food, clothing and emergency assistance at Christmas time to people in real need in our community. We are tasked with raising $150,000 to accomplish this, and have started our annual Christmas Campaign to raise funds for our ever expanding requests for help.”
First National Community Bank (FNCB) announced the 2014 graduating class from its Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program is a six-month long employee development course that provides leadership training through creativity and teamwork while making an impact in the community.
Under the direction of Matthew Sowcik, director of Leadership Education with the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University, participants designed team-based projects aimed at meeting specific needs in the local community. Organizations benefiting from FNCB community service projects included; Boys & Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania, MS Society, SPCA of Luzerne County, Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and Meals on Wheels.
Chambers Street Properties (NYSE:CSG), a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, owning and operating net leased industrial and office properties, on Nov. 19 announced the acquisition of a four-property, 1,644,480-square-foot industrial portfolio located in the northeast Pennsylvania market along I-81 for $105.7 million.
The portfolio is 100-percent net leased, with annual rental increases ranging from 2.0 percent to 2.5 percent and has a weighted average remaining lease term of 3.6 years. More than 90 percent of current annualized base rent is derived from investment-grade-rated tenants. The portfolio is occupied by a total of six tenants, including one of the world’s largest internet retailers and a multi-national paper products company. Two of the buildings have expansion capacity in aggregate of approximately 400,000 square feet.
The Pottsville Business Association recently welcomed two new businesses:
■ Bang Bang Hair Salon, 205 W. Market Street, Pottsville. Call 570-622-2113 or visit bangbanghairsalon.wix.com/hair; and
■ The Sammich Shop, 19 S. Centre Street, Pottsville. Call 570-628-5850.
The delightful, creamy savor of an all-natural vanilla ice-cream base, complemented with the rich, sweet-and-nutty accent of butter-roasted almonds—that is Turkey Hill butter almond all natural ice cream, a limited batch flavor launching exclusively at Turkey Hill Minit Markets as of Nov. 15.
Like all Turkey Hill all natural recipe ice creams, the butter almond flavor keeps the mix simple, with a blend of fresh milk, sugar, butter-roasted almonds, vanilla, and a little extra cream for an even richer ice cream experience.