Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union recently donated $1,415 to Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for the Cure during a formal check presentation. Funds were raised from a combination of events and fund raisers the credit union organized throughout September and October of this year.
The credit union hosted in-branch fund raisers including: the sale of T-shirts that incorporated a “Sharing in the Promise” message; a loose change collection called “Komen Coin Drop;” and a pumpkin decorating contest in which loose change was used to place a vote. The biggest fund raiser was the credit union’s annual “Chili Cook-Off for the Cure” event which was held on Oct. 10 and helped raised $672 towards the total donation.
NEPA Alliance Business Finance Corporation presented loan funds to Mann Lake Ltd in the amount of $580,000 from the Small Business Administration 504 loan program.
Mann Lake is an employee-owned company and one of the largest manufacturers of wholesale beekeeping supplies in the U.S. Mann Lake recently purchased a $1.45 million facility using an SBA 504 loan with the assistance of the NEPA Alliance Business Finance Corporation. These funds allowed Mann Lake to expand its existing business to Pennsylvania and give the company a strong presence to access the East Coast market. The expansion led to the creation of more than 32 jobs in this location and the company expects to add more in the coming years.
It’s time to deck the halls and there is no better place to get the greens and all the trimmings — including the most beautiful poinsettias in varied shades of gorgeous — than at Corky’s Garden Path at Justus corners.
“Corky’s is a family-owned, local, business. We pride ourselves on growing the highest quality plants in our greenhouse,” said owner, Trevor Kashuba. “We have the very best selection of annuals, trees, shrub and perennials. Plus, our customers will find the best selection of artificial Christmas trees. Our 5,000-square-foot shop has something for everyone!”
1945 was momentous by any measure. Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin met in Yalta to plan the final defeat of Germany. Hitler committed suicide on April 30 as the Allies closed in and Germany surrendered on May 7. After being rocked by two atomic bombs, Japan followed on Sept. 2.
A bit closer to home Andy Todero first established what has become a treasured NEPA institution: Andy’s Pizza in Peckville. The unique, hard-to-describe “Andy’s pie” has been an area favorite ever since.
Constantino’s is a professional, off-premises catering and event company serving all of northeast Pennsylvania.
Owner, Larry Nicolais, Jr., said, “We specialize in making your event happen wherever you dream it to happen — ballrooms, tents, estates, barns, wineries, and fields. Everything we serve is made homemade with fresh, local ingredients.”
Constantino’s is obviously doing something very special, because, according to Mr. Nicolais, “We cater more than 70 weddings a year. We offer tent, chair and linen rentals. Kelly Trapper is our in-house wedding planner — she’s been planning weddings in Scranton for the past five years.”
Give the gift of healing and relaxation.
Purchase a Clinic for Therapeutic Massageholiday gift certificate for the dollar amount or massage service of your choice. Proprietor, Regina Nolan says, “Our gift certificates are beautifully presented in a holiday gift bag.” She also suggests, “Shop our selection of luxury and therapeutic personal care items. You may also purchase items singly or include them with your gift certificate for an extra special treat.”
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.