Women! Want to start a business? Plan to attend SBDC’s ‘StartUP’ series beginning April 9

The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are teaming up to offer “StartUP” a six-week certification program for aspiring women entrepreneurs. The series will be held in Scranton on Wednesdays, beginning April 19 and ending May 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Regularly $165 per person, the series is offered free of charge thanks to our sponsor, NBT Bank. Space is limited and participants are accepted first-come, first-served only with completed application (we are not able to hold spots).This series is only for those interested in learning how to start a for-profit business. It is not available to those who have already started a business nor those who are interested in starting a not-for-profit organization.Contact Donna Simpson at 570-941-4176 or (read more)

  • Women! Want to start a business? Plan to attend SBDC’s ‘StartUP’ series beginning April 9
  • Plan to attend ‘Aviation Day and Fly-In-Drive-In Breakfast’ at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport May 25
  • Free electronic recycling offered at the 2014 Carbon County Home, Garden, and Business Expo April 5 and 6
  • PennDOT plans 22 local projects as a result of Act 89
  • Captain Richard Phillips keynote speaker of Greater Scranton Chamber’s annual dinner May 21
  • President’s budget proposes cutting CDBG by more $200 millionCasey pushes for increase in CDBG funds
  • House and Garden Show coming to Waverly Community House April 26 and 27


 

Zacharellis Gardens

When one door closes, another opens, as is the legacy of Zacharellis Gardens. After a successful career in teaching, Tina Plink decided to retire and take on her family’s business. She inherited her uncle’s estate, Zacharellis Gardens, and wanted to prese
Energy

State Senate approves Sen. Yaw ‘Landowner Protection’ bills

Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved today with strong bipartisan support by the full state Senate, according to prime sponsor, state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford).The legislation, k

DEP releases annual natural gas drilling emissions inventory data

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on April 4 released annual emissions data for the natural gas drilling industry. The inventory represents 2012 emissions levels from Marcellus Shale natural gas production and processing operations as well

 
Economy

FNCB launches ‘responsive’ website. Site changes, scales and adapts user’s device

First National Community Bank (FNCB), a leader in digital banking solutions, on April 9 became the first northeastern Pennsylvania community bank and is among the nation’s first financial institutions to utilize leading-edge responsive technology with the

 
Op-Ed

Township Supervisors tout local benefits of transportation funding law

David Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), said April 3 that townships and other local governments are already reaping the benefits of Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding la

National Volunteer Week is April 6-12

On the occasion of National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, we would like to publicly recognize and thank the extraordinary people who volunteer at Geisinger.At Geisinger-Community Medical Center, we are fortunate to benefit from the vibrant efforts of hundre

Expedited filing initiative paying dividends

Gov. Tom Corbett recently implemented another innovative initiative making it easier for businesses to bring jobs to Pennsylvania, and businesses are responding.Corporations doing business in Pennsylvania must register with the Department of State. These

PSBA calls for a more modern, simplified and financially sustainable process for school construction reimbursements

The current 11-step process is cumbersome and costly Speaking before the House Education Committee, Senior Director of Government Affairs John Callahan said HB 2124 sponsored by state Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) provides a more modern, simplified and financi

Celebrate National Doctors’ Day March 30

Dear Editor:In celebration of National Doctors’ Day, March 30, we would like to recognize and thank all of our fellow, loyal physicians for their skill and compassion in caring for the medical needs of individuals and families in the region.The physicians

Guest Op-Ed:There’s no place like home, so why do valuable home health services face unprecedented cuts, co-pays?

In this era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, unfortunately much of the partisan bickering that goes on in Washington over budget cuts and funding gaps becomes little more than white noise. However, when the target of the cuts includes our oldes

Treasurer: Businesses must remit unclaimed property by April 15

The Pennsylvania Treasury collected $281 million in unclaimed property last year, more than any other year since 2009. While we are tremendously pleased with this success, I realize there are still many business leaders out there that remain unfamiliar wi

Important local research a source of pride

To paraphrase my favorite 90s television show, “The truth is in there.” Somewhere along a microscopic chain of twisting double helices, the code can either break down and make us ill or miraculously do the opposite — tell cells how to keep repairing and r

Misericord​ia hosts world security leaders for symposium

The Government, Law and National Security (GLNS) program at Misericordia University recently held the symposium, “Afghanistan: The Lessons of Intervention,’’ for college and high school students by having officials from NATO, the United Nations and Afghan

 
Management/Human Resources

Answers to your FAQs: Should I roll over my retirement funds?

Q. Should I rollover my retirement funds?A. In general, a rollover is the movement of funds from one retirement savings vehicle to another. You may want, or need, to make a rollover for any number of reasons--your employment situation has changed, you wan

 
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