FNCB ‘Dress Down Day’ benefits The Arc of NEPA

First National Community Bank (FNCB) recently raised $1090 for The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania with proceeds from a bank wide “Jeans for a Cause” dress-down day. The fund-raising effort encourages employees to make a small donation in exchange for th

F.N.B. Corporation declares dividends

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB) on Oct. 15 announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on F.N.B. Corporation’s common stock. The dividend is payable on Dec. 15 to shareholders of record as of the close of

Mauch Chunk Trust releases earnings results

The board of directors of Mauch Chunk Trust Financial Corporation has released earnings results for the corporation for the period ended Sept. 30. Net income for the nine months ended Sept. 30 was $2.5 million, $199 thousand less than the same period 2013

NEPIRC hosts ‘Reshoring’ seminars Nov. 5, Nov. 18 and Dec. 5 to bring jobs back to Pennsylvania

NEPIRC – the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center - is spearheading a statewide initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to Pennsylvania. On Nov. 5 NEPIRC is hosting a no-cost seminar featuring Harry Moser, president of The Reshoring In

Riverview Bank makes donations to two Schuylkill County nonprofits

Riverview Bank recently made a $7,500 donation to the Blue Mountain Eagle Foundation and $5,000 to the Schuylkill YMCA as part of its ongoing participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program administered by the Pennsylvania Departmen

Wayne Bank’s Scranton office unveils ‘Technology Demo Center’

The Central Scranton Community Office of Wayne Bank located at 216 Adams Avenue has recently added a Technology Demo Center to help customers learn about the various ways they can access their accounts online. There are a variety of electronic devices ava

Harvard professor to deliver annual Henry George lecture at University of Scranton Oct. 30

Philippe Aghion, Ph.D., the Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will discuss What Do We Learn from Shumpeterian Growth Theory at the University of Scranton’s Henry George Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture,

New owner of Guild Studio building in Scranton announces major renovations and new jobs

The new owner of the former Guild Studio building at 400 Wyoming Avenue announces major renovations and new jobs for downtown. “Scranton is a great place to live, work and raise a family. As you walk around town you can see why so many people are falling

WVIA recognizes Landmark Community Bank for its donation through the EITC program

WVIA Public Media announced that Landmark Community Bank has donated $2,500 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program to support WVIA’s educational services. WVIA provides educational television programming to its member s

Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union hosts ‘Chili Cook-off for a Cure’ Oct. 10; proceeds will be donated to Komen for the Cure NEPA

Tobyhanna Federal Credit Union will host its third “Cook-off for a Cure” contest at its Scranton location, 315 Franklin Avenue, on Friday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. In addition to a variety of chili recipes, games, raffle baskets and a decorate

Ben Franklin to invest $357,100 In northeastern Pennsylvania companies

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) board of directors has approved the investment of $357,100 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better ec

Two NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania volunteer projects result in $232,900 worth of volunteer labor

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) recently completed two home rehabilitation volunteer projects that resulted in $232,900 worth of volunteer labor. The projects, West Scranton NeighborWorks Week 2014 and Paint the Town 2014, took place in W

F.N.B. Corporation finalizes OBA merger in Maryland; former OBA Bank branches conduct business as First National Bank

F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), parent company of First National Bank, on Sept. 22 announced that on Sept. 19 it completed its merger with OBA Financial Services Inc., parent company of OBA Bank. As a result of the merger, First National Bank will operate

Glenmaura Corporate Center approved for LERTA; office sites exempt from property taxes for property improvements for up to 10 years

The County of Lackawanna, Borough of Moosic, the Riverside School District and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced the approval of the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) for all designated undeveloped office sites in the G

Mauch Chunk Trust offers Economic Outlook delivered by Dr. Edmond J. Seifried Oct. 16 at Mahoning Valley Country Club in Lehighton

The Mauch Chunk Trust Company will offer an Economic Outlook on Oct. 16 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club in Lehighton. Dr. Edmond J. Seifried of Seifried & Brew will be the featured guest speaker and will focus his discussions around the major changes

SBA will continue to zero out fees on small dollar loans, expands relief for larger loans to veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that fee relief on 7(a) loans of $150,000 or less implemented last year and originally slated to expire on Sept. 30, will be extended through fiscal year 2015. SBA has also announced that fee relief mea

Pennsylvania Treasury launches public-private financing program to help public, nonprofit organizations make advanced energy improvements

Local governments, schools, universities and hospitals that want to reduce energy consumption or use alternative energy sources will have a new option for financing those improvements thanks to an innovative partnership between the Pennsylvania Treasury,

Dimeco Inc. declares cash dividend

The board of directors of Dimeco Inc. declared a dividend of $.38 per share to shareholders of record Sept. 30. The dividend is payable on Oct. 24, the anticipated date to release earnings for the third quarter of 2014. Maintaining the dividend at a level

Funds available for flood-damaged properties in Bloomsburg; get detailed information at meeting on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at Fire Department

Housing rehabilitation funds are available to homeowners in Bloomsburg whose properties were damaged in September 2011’s flood events. Detailed information will be provided at a public meeting Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Bloomsburg Fire Department, 911 Market

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre unemployment rate unchanged at 6.8% in August; rate still highest in commonwealth

The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA) seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.8 percent in August. Prior to August, the MSA’s rate had fallen for 13 consecutive months. This was lowest rate for the Scranton/

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