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Local Business Updates

Lumber business to close doors Franceski Lumber Co., located at 900 N. Main St., Forest City, a family-owned business since 1913, announced its owner is retiring and closing the business. Throughout its 105-year history, Franceski Lumber Co. strives to se (read more)

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Employee training throughout NEPA gets government grant assist

by Dave Gardner Employee training throughout Northeast Pennsylvania is receiving an assist from government grants as well as renewed recognition that staff knowledge is vital for maximizing profitability. Formal employee training is relatively limited wit (read more)

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Personnel File

AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL Jeffrey McKinnon, CRC, a financial adviser with the Nanticoke office, recently obtained the Certified Financial Planner certification. McKinnon completed course work and a series of examinations covering financial planning, risk manag (read more)

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For The Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Jason E Huff. Property Location: Bloomsburg. Seller: Jonathan M. and Heather I. Joseph. Amount: $318,000. Grant and Erin Larshman. Property Location: South Centre Twp. Seller: Calvin E. and Joanne Barto. Amount: $500,000. Leo T and C (read more)

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The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education honors physicians at graduation

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education celebrated the accomplishments of the 2019 graduating class of 57 physicians on Saturday, June 22 at Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale. This class is one of the organization’s largest to date and consists of 27 (read more)

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Susan Sordoni receives award

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) announced Susan F. Sordoni is the recipient of a 2019 Excellence in Medicine Award from the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation. Dr. Sordoni founded the Volunteers in Medicine clinic in Wilkes-Barre and remains a ded (read more)

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PPL Foundation donates to NEPA NCAC

Alana Roberts, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities, presented $10,000 from the PPL Foundation to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) at a recent board meeting. The grant allows NCAC and its affiliate, (read more)

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Munley Law celebrates 60 years

Munley Law celebrated its 60th year in business this year. To mark the milestone, the firm is conducted three Days of Service in which lawyers and staff took part in acts of service to the northeast Pennsylvania community. The events took place at St. Fra (read more)

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FNCB Bank celebrates grand opening

FNCB Bank recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new full-service community office at 360 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring bank staff, board members, elected officials and community members. First row (read more)

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NEPA Alliance PTAC Client of the Year

The NEPA Alliance Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) selected a PTAC Client of the Year. The Award is presented to a PTAC client whose business practices and professional conduct is beneficial to federal, state and local governments; conducts (read more)

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Misericordia University service project aids local YMCA

When most people think about statistics, the odds are good that Las Vegas or Churchill Downs comes to mind. Will the 5:1 horse win? What is the probability the player will hit Blackjack? In fact, much of what goes on in life is based on statistical data. (read more)

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Moses Taylor Foundation announces new leadership award

Moses Taylor Foundation recognized Douglas G. Allen for his 35 years of service as founding chair of the board of directors of Moses Taylor Foundation by announcing a brand-new prestigious leadership award established in his honor. The Douglas G. Allen Le (read more)

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Faith and Tales

by Sydney Garofolo and Julia Betti Sherry Boykin, founder of Faith and Tales, is a woman of faith and a chronic believer in the power of story to change perspectives, make sense of what seems crazy or random and nudge people in the right direction in life (read more)

Grant enables students to develop water sports line

by Phil Yacuboski Thanks to a $70,000 grant from Governor Tom Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative, a group of engineering students from Bucknell University will help develop a new water sports line for Gilson Snow, a Union County company. “The grant really (read more)

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Ransomware: a growing problem

by Phil Yacuboski In many ways, it’s the new age bank robbery without a formal weapon – hold hostage a company or municipality computer system until they pay up while mining and stealing valuable data such as credit card, Social Security and tax identific (read more)

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Legislation reaches for better mobile networks

by Phil Yacuboski It’s legislation that could pump millions into the Pennsylvania economy and pick up the pace on mobile technology that some argue is sorely needed. Others argue the legislation is subsidizing an industry that doesn’t need the money and c (read more)

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The business of blues

by Joe Sylvester Richard Briggs has been a fan of the blues since his youth. He wishes he would have gone to Woodstock in 1969, but the then-teen had to work on his family farm. The concept of music festivals, specifically blues, never left his head. In t (read more)

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An e-learning renaissance

by Dave Gardner With an endless amount information now moving around planet Earth at the speed of light, a renaissance is unfolding within the educational community as e-learning comes of age. Cheryl Lesser, Ph.D., vice president of academic affairs at Lu (read more)

May, 2019

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