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Personnel File

ALLIED SERVICES Allied Services Integrated Health System announced Chris Langley was promoted to vice president of information systems. A 17-year employee, Langley plays an important leadership role as the nonprofit health system continues to lead the way (read more)

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Cassandra Coleman

Cassandra Coleman does not take no for an answer, and that, she says, is why she has already been able to accomplish so many things in her young life. “I am always looking five steps ahead,” she said. “I overanalyze everything, sometimes to a fault, but I (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Genevieve Reese

Genevieve Logan Reese loves to get involved. Whether it is in her business, her community or just to help others, she is always there for someone. As general manager and part-owner of The French Manor Inn & Spa, there are a number of duties that she may b (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Cathy Gavin

It is often stated that life’s greatest treasures come in small packages. Though small in stature, Cathy Walsh Gavin is considered to be a giant of a business woman in her local community and throughout the Northeast Pennsylvania region. Not only viewed a (read more)

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Barbara Sciandra

Barbara A. Sciandra believes in hard work. She also possesses a positive attitude and the determination to never give up. And it shows. The full-time wife and mother is president and co-founder of Paint Pittston Pink, supervising pharmacist of Justice Gro (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Erica Lesniak Burns

Dr. Erica Lesniak Burns believes a dream does not become reality through magic – instead it takes sweat, determination and hard work. As the primary dentist at Century Dental’s Throop location, she is anticipating the expansion to Scranton, which is curre (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Valerie Kiser

Valerie Kiser never gives up even if she finds failure in her pursuits of success. She continues on and finds goodness where there was once failure. As the owner and principal designer of her own business, Valerie Kiser Design, she wears many hats. Depend (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Linda Thomas-Hemak

Dr. Linda Thomas-Hemak believes in discovering, learning and growing into the best version of oneself to achieve success. “Surround yourself with awesome people, because great leaders can be invisible,” she said. Thomas-Hemak is CEO at The Wright Center f (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Donna Eget

Dr. Donna Eget believes success is like a great meal. It is achieved by having quality ingredients and the right spices and it has to be cooked the right way, explains the medical director at Medicus Urgent Care and Medicus Counseling Services. Eget grew (read more)

Business briefs

Giant opens beer & wine eatery in Hazleton GIANT Food Stores recently opened its 87th Beer & Wine Eatery in Pennsylvania at its Hazleton store, 70 S. Locust St. The store celebrated the grand opening with beer and wine tastings. Hazleton customers will fi (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Leigh Fennie

Leigh Fennie attributes her success to continuous learning. “I am always learning new trends, topics and ideas that can help my clients, but also to grow my own knowledge,” she said. “I also push myself every day to do better than the last. I am always lo (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Dena Cambra

Dena Cambra, executive director of marketing and communications at Clarks Summit University (CSU), believes in teamwork, which is a key element to her success. “It has always been about the team,” Cambra said. “Each person brings his or her abilities and (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Sheila Saidman

Sheila Saidman, a Luzerne County native, has been involved in her community for many years. When she returned to Northeast Pennsylvania following her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, she served on a variety of non-profit boards of (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Gina Malsky

Gina Prokop-Malsky surrounds herself with excellence to make her businesses the best. She is the founder and director of Downtown Arts, the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, and the Work of Art Learning Center. Malsky is the “light bulb” of programming and o (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Bridget Moran Gianino

Bridget Moran Gianino works hard, dreams big and is grateful every day for all she has been given. Laughing a lot also helps. As the owner and operator of Bee’s Backyard in Scranton, and practice manager for PrimeMed, P.C., Dr. Barry Minora, she says she (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Judy L. Bloom

There are no such things as problems in Judith Bloom’s life – only opportunities and learning experiences. And the vice-president of finance at Borton-Lawson, Wilkes-Barre enforces that belief by maintaining a positive attitude and never becoming complace (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Stephanie Milewski

Stephanie Milewski believes to achieve success one must work hard and maintain a strong determination. The project manager at Barry Isett and Associates, Inc., Wilkes-Barre, is not someone who is afraid of a challenge. Barry Isett and Associates, Inc. is (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Bonnie Haluska

Bonnie Haluska recently reached one of her life goals: she retired after 40 years of service at Allied Services as AVP of inpatient services of the rehabilitation hospital. And now, she begins on her next lifelong goal: to focus on philanthropy. “My wish (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Lauren Woodard

Success is not always a clear or set path. And that is why Lauren Woodard is so good at adapting. The co-owner of Lavish Body and Home set out in her college years to obtain a degree in family counseling and become a therapist. “By constantly adapting to (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Nina Waskevich

From a young age, Nina Waskevich knew she wanted to climb the corporate ladder. And she did. She is now the vice-president of brand and membership at AAA North Penn Scranton. “I have always been a hard worker and I believe if you are not giving 110 percen (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Donna M. Martin

Donna Martin loves what she does for a living. In fact, she attributes the longevity of her business, Donna Martins Hair Design, to loving what she does everyday. “The fulfillment of feeling needed and making people happy every day is a blessing that I am (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Amy Clegg

Amy Clegg embraces opportunities presented to her and does not give up. “I strive to discover the truth and beauty in the very essence of life,” she said. Clegg is the owner of Express Employment Professionals in Scranton. In this role, her goal is to mak (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business: Carolyn Beers

Carolyn Beers grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, graduating from North Pocono High School. She attended Lackawanna Junior College and graduated with a business associate degree. She started her career as a medical secretary and soon was hired by Doctor (read more)


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Sheetz plans to hire 2,500 employees

Sheetz announced that it plans to hire 2,500 employees company-wide. The convenience store chain will hold open interviews for full-time and part-time positions on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at all of its 589 locations, including Hazle Twp. and Sugar (read more)