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Focus on Commercial Real Estate

By Dave Gardner Trends now unfolding with NEPA’s commercial office space seem to be a mirror image of current events within the national business arena. Above all, demand for regional office space remains somewhat lethargic. Jim Cummings, vice president o (read more)

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Boost your credit score

Wayne Bank suggests the following tips to improve your credit score “Whether you’re renting or buying, your credit score is significant,” said Frank J. Sislo, assistant vice president and consumer lending officer of Wayne Bank. “It’s important to responsi (read more)

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Six tips to save for a down payment

When considering buying a home, the down payment you put up front plays a major role in your future housing expenses. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the amount you save can greatly influence your interest rate, monthly housing paym (read more)

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Misericordia students host annual research poster presentations

Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on campus. The presentations were the culmination of research and work on a variety of topics by more than 180 students in th (read more)

Ben Franklin clients are sustainable energy completion finalists

CEWA Technologies Wyomissing and EthosGen LLC Wilkes-Barre, both clients of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP), were among three finalists selected in the Energy Sprout Contest, a statewide sustainable energy desi (read more)

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NSSC accepts energy-efficiency award

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, national sponsor of the Building Operator Certification program that trains and certifies workers in best practices for energy efficiency, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2016 (read more)

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Business Journal celebrates its 15th annual Top Women in Business celebration

The Business Journal honored its 25 Top Women in Business in Northeast PA at an honors luncheon last month at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center. The keynote speaker, Alison Skoff, a life and wellness coach, spoke about finding balance and achieving pe (read more)

Management & Leadership: Ways to build a team

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By Larry Puleo Project managers do not usually have the luxury of picking their teams, so blending with and building a productive team is key at the outset of a project. As project manager, this needs to be understood to create an effective collaborative (read more)

Is unemployment insurance an option for potential joblessness?

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By Howard J. Grossman, AICP Unemployment insurance may have benefits for regional citizens with an expectation of losing their job. Its availability should be learned in order to determine if it makes sense in the Pocono-Northeast. A wage insurance policy (read more)

Creating a new possibility

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By Jon Craighead In his book “Buy-In,” John Kotter describes this possible scenario: “You have a good idea and you know it. You present it to a group hoping for support. Instead you get confronting questions, inane comments and verbal bullets. Before you (read more)

Can you tell a brand by the company it keeps?

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By Dave Taylor In 1955, a well-known brand began a partnership with an up-and-comer in a related industry. Both had wild-eyed aspirations of global reach, and the two have stayed together for more than 60 years, helping each other achieve their audacious (read more)

NSSC accepts energy-efficiency award

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The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council, national sponsor of the Building Operator Certification program that trains and certifies workers in best practices for energy efficiency, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2016 (read more)

Ben Franklin clients are sustainable energy completion finalists

CEWA Technologies Wyomissing and EthosGen LLC Wilkes-Barre, both clients of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/NEP), were among three finalists selected in the Energy Sprout Contest, a statewide sustainable energy desi (read more)


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Coney Island Lunch dogs named one of nation's best

SCRANTON — Food website the Daily Meal ranked Coney Island Lunch’s hot dogs the third best in the nation on its list of 75 Best Hot Dogs in America for 2016. The Scranton hot dog joint at 515 Lackawanna Ave. stood at the front of a distinguished pack, bes (read more)