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Penn’s Northeast to present real estate summit

Dave Gardner The upcoming second annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Real Estate Summit, presented by Penn’s Northeast, will explore an economic development system that’s a far cry from the old business plan of just build a park and they will come. John Aug (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY John Sikalias. Property Location: Bloomsburg. Seller: Seitzinger Group. Amount: $350,000. Todd W. Kreisher. Property Location: Bloomsburg. Seller: Seitzinger Group. Amunt: $512,000. Redner Real Estate LLC. Property Location; Benton T (read more)

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Personnel File

AAA NORTH PENN Andrew Snyder was promoted to the position of Scranton office manager. Snyder started in the emergency road service department in April 2009. Later in October 2014, he was promoted to administrative assistant in the Scranton administrative (read more)

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Health care briefs

The Wright Center for Community Health and the Maternal and Family Health Services receive grant from AllOne Foundation to support regional initiative The Wright Center for Community Health and Maternal and Family Health Services were recently awarded a $ (read more)

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Small businesses find Instagram an invaluable tool

by Phil Yacuboski On the Trackside Station Grill & Bar’s Instagram account, one will find pictures of an open-faced shredded beef sandwich, wings, burgers and a recent drink special – an Absolute Citron with Limoncello, Pernod, lemonade, basil and lemon. (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Lisa Spangenberg

by Cassandra Wisdo and Sean Myers Lisa Spangenberg’s photography business, A Country Mile, is local and nature-focused. While she does not have a storefront or website, the photographer sells her work at marketplaces throughout the year. She decided to op (read more)

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New plasma donation center opens in Taylor

by Dave Gardner The straw-colored liquid known as plasma that circulates within the veins of each human can be a lifesaver, provided an efficient and profitable system exists for its donation, testing and processing. An expanded option for this process no (read more)

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Developing skills that lead the way

by Joe Sylvester Innovation, creative thinking and vision are valuable traits in successful leaders, according to Lori Nocito, executive director of Leadership Wilkes-Barre. “Good communication skills and decision-making capabilities also play a vital rol (read more)

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Hiring woes in a time of low unemployment

by Phil Yacuboski With the uptick in the economy and lower unemployment, many companies are finding it difficult to find the employees they need to fill out their workforce. At General Dynamics Plant in Eynon, Frank Fata, director of plant operations, sai (read more)

Entrepreneurship in Pennsylvania is a challenge, not impossible

by Phil Yacuboski It’s no stretch to say Joy Zazerra enjoys running her own business as well as teaching yoga. The former teacher and college athletics administrator is now the owner of ‘Yoga with Joy.’ Her studio is in Mayfield on the Scranton/Carbondale (read more)

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New technologies emerge in outdoor recreation market

by Dave Gardner A mix of old-fashioned activities and new technologies is fueling changes within the bustling business of outdoor recreation. Domestically, a healthy retail market for recreational goods is enjoyed by various players in the supply chain, a (read more)


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