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Retirement planning in the digital age

by Dave Gardner In the digital age, retirement planning can become a day-to-day roller coaster ride, but the tactical roots of investment remain firmly imbedded within traditional tactics for wealth management. During 2020, investors will have the same op (read more)

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Personnel File

ALLIED SERVICES INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM The health system recently welcomed four new board members.The health system welcomed two new members to its board of directors. Christina Mueller and Jill Murray, Ph.D., will serve on the Allied Services Foundatio (read more)

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Business Briefs

Law firm makes contribution The team at O’Donnell Law Offices of Kingston is helping families by contributing to the local Volunteers of America baby pantry. The pantry was started by Bill Jones, who headed Volunteers of America in the early 2000s. He is (read more)

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What is occupational wellness?

Wellness is a broad term that can refer to various aspects of daily life. Disciplines like yoga and meditation might be the first things to come to mind when people think of wellness, but focusing on wellness at work can have positive, lasting effects on (read more)

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Weiler contributes to Pocono United Way

The employees of Weiler Abrasives Group, the Cresco-based global abrasives manufacturer, raised more than $40,000 in their annual campaign benefiting Pocono Mountains United Way. The company matched that effort with a $60,000 corporate contribution, bring (read more)

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Foundation CEO earns designation

President and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, Laura Ducceschi, earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) professional designation from the Richard D. Irwin Graduate School of The American College of Financial Services. The CAP prog (read more)

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FNCB Bank donates to historical society

FNCB Bank made a $480 donation to the Dunmore Historical Society. The money was raised through a bank-wide “Jeans for a Cause” dress down day. The fundraising effort encourages employees to make a small donation in exchange for the opportunity to wear jea (read more)

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Skills in Scranton hosts forum

Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted a Regional Higher Education Forum. The goal of this event was to establish a space for regional collaboration among higher education provi (read more)

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Sherman Theater and fans fight hunger

The Sherman Theater’s food drive to benefit the families in the Stroudsburg Area School District’s BackPack Program to Feed Hungry Kids was a success. The drive kicked off during the theater’s annual Thanksgiving Horn O’ Plenty weekend featuring the band (read more)

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A visit from Senator Casey

On Thursday, Jan. 2, U.S. Senator Bob Casey and members of his team stopped by the Scranton Area Community Foundation office discuss NEPA Moves, the Foundation’s initiative focused on providing solutions to the transportation challenges that limit access (read more)

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Scranton Chamber hosts lunch meet up

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, a regional member-based business organization, recently held a Meet Up for Lunch event at The Garden A Mediterranean Restaurant. These events are small-group networking opportunities, where members can interact cl (read more)

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Tobyhanna delivers functional STTs during maintenance rodeo

Work executed during a maintenance rodeo in Florida helped equip an Army National Guard unit with mission capable mobile satellite systems. The two-week event was the first of its kind for members of the 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion partnering wit (read more)

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Precision Software Innovations unveils new space at The TekRidge Center

Precision Software Innovations recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly expanded space at The TekRidge Center. The company is a graduate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s IGNITE business incubator program and expanded its office (read more)

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Motorworld Toyota Supports Northeast Regional Food Bank

MotorWorld Toyota recently made a $5,000 donation to support The Commission on Economic Opportunity/Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank’s Thanksgiving Project and general food distribution. From left: Jay Thomas, brand manager, MotorWor (read more)

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Chamber hosts welcome breakfast

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, a regional member-based business organization, recently hosted a member welcome breakfast, during which chamber members had the opportunity to learn about the various benefits of their membership and the services (read more)

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Test site takes shape

The radome being built at Tobyhanna Army Depot along Perimeter Road will be used to test AN/TSC-167 Satellite Transportable Terminals (STT), replacing the temporary structures in use now. The new facility will protect personnel and systems from inclement (read more)

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Small-business marketing strategies

Small businesses are the backbones of many local communities. They have helped to revitalize many communities and may benefit communities in ways that would surprise even the most ardent small businesses supporters. Economists at Penn State University stu (read more)

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Preparing for natural disasters

Disaster preparedness strategies can help communities overcome floods, fires, hurricanes and storms. Many of these strategies focus on helping residents of communities that are prone to storms protect themselves and their homes from the wrath of Mother Na (read more)

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Dime Bank contributes to after school program

The Dime Bank recently contributed $1,000 to the Wayne Pike SHINE (Schools and Homes in Education) Afterschool Program. This new program, administered through the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance, working with community stake holders, serves students in the (read more)

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Bank donates to scholarship foundation

Community Bank presented the Diocesan Scholarship Foundation with a $50,000 gift through the EITC program and a $15,000 gift through the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. The donation was made in support of need-based tuition assistance f (read more)

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FNCB Bank makes donation

FNCB Bank made a $670 donation to the Voluntary Service Office at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. The money was raised through a bank-wide ‘Jeans for a Cause’ dress down day. The fundraising effort encourages employees to make a small donation in exch (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs

by Mollie Boyd and Abigail Corrigan Sandi Graham can count the years she has had a passion for teaching, going back from the time she was 5 years old subjecting her father to pretend school. Now, she teaches to empower others. Graham is the proud owner of (read more)

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Highmark Foundation awards grant to U of S

The Highmark Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to The University of Scranton’s Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured to support its efforts in chronic disease management among a vulnerable population. From left: Meg Hambrose, director of c (read more)



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