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Penn’s Northeast hosts Northeastern PA Real Estate Forum

Penn’s Northeast hosted the inaugural Northeastern Pennsylvania Real Estate Summit on Friday, June 8. The event was attended by nearly 200 business people, commercial realtors, developers, builders and site selectors who shared their outlook on current an (read more)

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Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers

Associated Press Verizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy. The data has apparently allowed outside compa (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS LACKAWANNA COUNTY Daniel F. Rutkowski. Property Location: Elmhurst Twp. Seller: William H. Bender. Amount: $322,500. Anthony V. Bowers. Property Location: Glenburn Twp. Seller: David G. Patrick. Amount: $254,000. Wieslawa Kawcznski. Property Locatio (read more)

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IBM computer proves formidable against human debaters

Associated Press An argumentative computer proved formidable against two human debaters as IBM gave its first public demonstration of new artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The new skills show that computers (read more)

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Wells Fargo Foundation presents grant to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association

Wells Fargo Foundation recently presented a grant award in the amount of $6,000 to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) to support the school’s Together We Grow Preschool program. WVCA’s Preschool offers a rich learning environment, individualized (read more)

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Local nursing facilities organize tornado relief

In response to the tornado that recently tore through Wilkes-Barre, Priority Healthcare Group’s Ericka Rigol (center) organized a team of volunteers from local skilled nursing facilities, The Gardens at Scranton, The Gardens at Wyoming Valley, The Gardens (read more)

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Construction milestone at Wayne Memorial Hospital

Hard hats on and industrial pens in hand, members of the Wayne Memorial Hospital/Health System Board of Trustees signed the ceremonial “last” steel beam to be hoisted into the framework of the new patient tower. The gesture signified the halfway mark for (read more)

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FNCB Bank Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

FNCB Bank celebrated the official grand opening of its new full-service community office at 1150 Route 315, Plains Township on June 13, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Jerry Champi, FNCB Bank President and CEO (center, left) and Dominick Denaples, FNCB Ba (read more)

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USHydrations unveils new $20 million state-of-the-art manufacturing line

The North American Company USHydrations revealed its latest technological addition in the form of a $20 million high-speed beverage manufacturing line at a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 7. “Our ongoing investments allow us to remai (read more)

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New legal studies concentration offered at The University of Scranton

The University of Scranton will offer a new concentration in legal advance understanding of the law and develop skills necessary for success in law school. Housed in the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the legal studies concentration is intende (read more)

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Scranton Electricians program sponsors food drive

The Scranton Electricians Apprenticeship Program recently sponsored a food drive to benefit the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium Food Pantry housed at the Dalton United Methodist Church. The food pantry serves families in the Abington Heights and Lackawann (read more)

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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine employees honored with ‘STAR’ awards

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) recognized the outstanding service of three employees on June 7 with STAR (Service, Teamwork, Accountability and Resourcefulness) awards. These are presented annually at GCSOM’s Faculty and Staff Recogniti (read more)

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Wayne Bank holds Casual Day

Wayne Bank recently held a Casual Day to support Honesdale’s Paint the Town Purple event. Employees throughout the Bank’s 26 community offices received a purple ribbon pin and were able to dress casually for the day in exchange for a donation to The Ameri (read more)

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Kitty Hawk Technologies receives certification

Kitty Hawk Technologies, a certified veteran owned small business, recently received its ISO 9001:2015 Certification through the NE Pennsylvania Transition Partnership (DTP). Completion of the certification allows Kitty Hawk Technologies access to new cli (read more)

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Cutting-edge software leads the way in Highmark’s anti-fraud program

by Dave Gardner In an era where many Americans are questioning the ethics of the systems that serve them, health care giant Highmark is striving to identify and reduce financial fraud through the use of sophisticated data analytics, particularly when opio (read more)

A look at unemployment in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area

by Phil Yacuboski While the unemployment rate for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area continues to fall, it still lags behind the rest of Pennsylvania and the nation, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. Unemployment stands at 5.1 pe (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Golden Owl Consulting

by Sydney Garofolo The marketing and advertising side of your business can be tough to handle. If you are having trouble reaching your target audience, Golden Owl Consulting in Carbondale is the business to call. Golden Owl Consulting offers marketing and (read more)

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Small Business Spotlight: Cooper's Seafood House, Inc.

Cooper’s Seafood House, Inc. Scranton, PA Member since 1975 coopers-seafood.com When it comes to having a successful restaurant, Jack Cooper, co-owner of Cooper’s Seafood House, will tell you that, above all else, the main ingredient is quality. Having be (read more)

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Technology advances in commercial arena

by Dave Gardner Some of the most impressive trends within the NEPA commercial arena involve new applications for data once thought impossible, including advancements with analytics and artificial intelligence. The golden age of old-fashioned wholesale dis (read more)

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Lackawanna College enters the competitive world of eSports

by Phil Yacuboski At Lackawanna College, you can study accounting and business or pick up an associate degree in the culinary arts or emergency medical services. And now socially, you can be a competitive gamer in your spare time as a student. It’s one of (read more)

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New LCCC program aims at helping those recovering from addiction

by Michael P. Buffer Luzerne County Community College will provide a new diploma for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, and it will be the first credit program in Pennsylvania for students pursuing the Certified Recovery Specialist crede (read more)

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Guest editorial: A major decision for the Higher Education Act

by Thomas J. Botzman Congress is preparing to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) this summer. The HEA lets higher education institutions and our students know the rules in order to participate in federal financial aid. The federal government spend (read more)

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Regional commercial real estate market update

by Dave Gardner The commercial real estate arena appears to be responding to uplifting market forces as the nation moves farther away from the dark days of the Great Recession. GlobeSt.com recently cited data from the nation’s real estate executives that (read more)


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If summer’s bugging you, get a mosquito kit

Some businesses are booming because of bugs. As mosquitoes with West Nile virus start to pop up in Northeast Pennsylvania, mosquito eradicators are flying off the shelves at some stores. Yost’s Country Store in Sugarloaf Twp., Moscow Agway and Nescopeck A (read more)