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Express poll: boomers staying in, returning to the workforce

Though an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retire daily, many still in the workplace foresee retirement to come later than expected – either by choice due to the labor shortage or out of necessity because of economic circumstances. That is one of the finding (read more)

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Scranton Area Community Foundation launches Executive In Residence Program Scranton Area Community Foundation, through its Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, launched an Executive in Residence Program which gives nonprofit organizat (read more)

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Skills in Scranton hosts manufacturing session

Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted a week-long industry immersion experience of its Educators in the Workplace program, focusing on advanced manufacturing. Offered through a (read more)

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Scranton’s Loyola Science Center recognized for environmental design

The University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center was among “The 50 Most Impressive Environmentally Friendly University Buildings” in the world recognized by Best Masters Degrees, an education and career website for prospective graduate students. The Loy (read more)

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SLIBCO board members installed

Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) recently named its board of directors for 2018-19. SLIBCO is the not-for-profit industrial development affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. From left, first row: Penny Common, SLIB (read more)

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Skills in Scranton meets with PA Department of Education

Representatives from Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently met with Laura Fridirici, a Career Readiness Advisor with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Fridirici met with parti (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Danko Holdings LP. Property Location: Main Twp. Seller: Julie A Klingerman. Amount: $350,000. Scott Twp. Property Location: Scott Twp. Seller: Steve and Mariza Karp. Amount: $300,000. 8 State Route 118 Owner LLC. Property Location: S (read more)

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Wayne Bank supports Wayne County libraries

Wayne Bank is supporting the seven public libraries of Wayne County this year with a donation through the Educational Improvement Organization Program. Wayne County Public Library director, Tracy L. Schwarz, accepted a check in the amount of $15,000 from (read more)

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Personnel File

ALLIED SERVICES Chief Nursing Innovation Officer Laura Piazza Smith, RN, BSN, NHA, was recently appointed to Misericordia University’s Health Care Advisory Board. The advisory board is composed of regional professionals in health care and higher education (read more)

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Wayne Bank Supports C.A.S.U.A.L. Day

Wayne Bank employees recently participated in the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 16th annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day. The Bank’s Vice President, Retail Operations and Marketing Manager, Julie Kuen, served as Team Captain and coordinated participants, who (read more)

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Fidelity Bank celebrates professional milestones through Service Awards

Fidelity Bank recently honored financial professionals celebrating career milestones at its annual gala at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. The following bankers earned Service Awards: ■ Katelyn Abraham, Cynthia Cacioppo, James Igoe, Mi (read more)

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FNCB Bank honors employees for years of service

FNCB Bank recently recognized 23 employees with 10 or more years of service during a luncheon at Glenmaura Country Club in Moosic. The following employees were honored: 30 years of service: Madolyn “Midge” MacArthur (Retail Banking). 20 years of service: (read more)

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Top 25 Women in Business honored

Staff Report The Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal honored its 2019 Top 25 Women in Business award recipients at a reception and ceremony, sponsored by The Wright Center for Community Health, Wednesday evening, April 24 at the Scranton Times buildin (read more)

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Wayne Bank participates in Pink Out Day

Wayne Bank employees recently took part in a Pink Out Day, wearing special “Pink Out Day 2019” T-shirts along with casual dress. Businesses, organizations and individuals throughout Wayne County participated in this day, which was organized by Lake Ariel (read more)

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Highmark Foundation awards grant

The Highmark Foundation recently awarded the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with a $25,000 grant to support the Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. This investment will ensure the continuous work of the Community-Based Cancer Screeni (read more)

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FNCB employees dress down for Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA

FNCB Bank recently presented a check for $630 to the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA. The money was raised through a bank-wide “Jeans for a Cause” dress down day. Since 1998, the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA has helped more than 13,000 children a (read more)

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ESSA Bank & Trust employees raise funds for Meals on Wheels of NEPA

ESSA Bank & Trust employees raised $915 through its monthly casual denim dress day. All of the money raised will benefit Meals on Wheels of NEPA in its mission to provide nutritional and supportive services to home-bound residents of Lackawanna County, no (read more)

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Williams awards Lackawanna College $20k grant

Williams Companies, Inc., through the Williams Foundation Fund at the Tulsa Community Foundation, awarded Lackawanna College with a $20,000 grant to be directed towards scholarships for students in the School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG). From left: (read more)

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FNCB Bank supports pre-kindergarten program

Kirk S. Borchert, vice president, technology services officer and Debra Skurkis, associate vice president, community office manager for FNCB Bank recently visited King’s College campus to present Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D., president of King’s College (read more)

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Fidelity Bank supports United Way scholarships

Fidelity Bank recently presented a check for $110,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne counties through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program to support the United Way’s pre-kindergarten scholarship program. From left: Joh (read more)

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FNCB Bank donates to Wyoming Seminary

FNCB Bank, locally-based for more than 100 years, recently donated $8,000 to Wyoming Seminary through the PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. The donation will be used to provide scholarship assistance to students attending the Lower, Midd (read more)

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FNCB Bank donates scholarship funds to Allied Services dePaul School for Dylsexia

FNCB Bank presents a $12,500 Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation to Allied Services in support of the dePaul School for Dyslexia. The school is committed to helping children overcome learning disabilities so they can return to conventional cl (read more)

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Waste Management supports University of Success

Waste Management contributed $8,000 to support The University of Scranton’s University of Success, a multi-year, pre-college program for high school students designed to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college. The University of (read more)


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Alpacas and their fiber growing in popularity

Karen Rader has always loved alpacas and after visiting Falls Edge Farm in Benton, she decided to start an alpaca farm. She began Pine Valley Alpacas farm in Lake Twp. with her husband, Dan, in 2015 with six alpacas. (read more)