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Personnel File: December, 2018

A. PICKETT CONSTRUCTION INC. Candy Frye of Harding was promoted to director of new business for A. Pickett Construction and Pickett Facilities Maintenance divisions, Kingston. Being a 12-year employee and prior dispatch manager, coupled with her sales exp (read more)

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Jacob Hauptmann

Jacob Hauptmann believes in continuously making improvements, and this has contributed to the success he enjoys in his life. “I have never been competitive with others, but I have been very much so with myself,” explains the senior CAD operator at Borton- (read more)

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Alison Zurawski

Alison Zurawski believes hard work and a passion for what you do contribute to the success you enjoy along the way. “I work very hard and am driven. I always go the extra ‘five’ miles in everything I go to do,” she explains. “I also do not mind taking a r (read more)

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Travis Davis

Growing up with a father who is a physician, Travis Davis, NHA, MHA, was introduced to the healthcare industry at a young age. “Early on, I was unsure of whether the industry was right for me. I recognized the dedication and hard work it took to be succes (read more)

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Melissa Garcia

Melissa Garcia believes education is the path to success. She says she was blessed to attend some of the finest academic institutions including Academy of the Holy Angels, an all-girls preparatory school, and The University of Scranton where she received (read more)

Edna Darko

In an age in which people are finding it more and more difficult to get along, Edna Darko is a dynamic example of how we all should behave and relate to each other. Darko gets along with all different types of people, and even goes beyond to love them all (read more)

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Christa Vinciguerra

When opportunity comes knocking on Christa Vinciguerra’s door, she is ready and waiting to seize it. “It does not hurt to keep building your skill set in various areas while being open to new challenges also,” explains the digital marketing specialist at (read more)

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Scott Verdine

Scott Verdine possesses the drive to constantly improve on situations, regardless of difficulties, obstacles or failures. This is a key attributor to his success. “My businesses are successful because we have identified a need in the community and are abl (read more)

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Kyle Livingston

Ask for Kyle and leave with a smile!” is the slogan that Kyle Livingston says sums up his business philosophy. “My philosophy is to work hard and play hard, and to treat people the way you want to be treated,” said the owner of Livingston Tire and Auto, S (read more)

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Carina Havenstrite

Carina Havenstrite believes the road to success is a long and dynamic journey with many twists and turns along the way, but with hard work, a good work ethic, strong support from people who really believe in you – and a good sense of adventure – all of th (read more)

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Gina Suydam

Gina Suydam, 39, is president of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce in Tunkhannock, where she works with a variety of businesses to strengthen the local economy. She believes a strong connection between community and commerce leads to a better quality (read more)

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Jennifer Menichini

Jennifer Menichini abides by the philosophy of hard work and an ability to recognize the value of treating people with respect. Both of these qualities have attributed to the success she enjoys today. “I work hard and treat people fairly and decently, and (read more)

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Brian D. Stanchak

Brian D. Stanchak works hard and uses creativity daily in his work, having established a niche and forming his company – The BDS Agency, which advises, markets and represents college basketball coaches, specializing in women’s basketball coaches. In doing (read more)

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Robert Bresnahan

Robert Bresnahan Jr. lives by a simple philosophy: to practice daily recognition and appreciation of the astonishing opportunities he has been given. “This errands me with the need to help others succeed,” he explains. “I start each day by asking myself ‘ (read more)

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Patrick Nolan

Patrick Nolan has learned to seize the day as a result of many formidable changes he has experienced throughout his life and often attributes this to the success he has developed. As co-owner of the Alter House in Clarks Summit, a family owned farm-to-tab (read more)

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Elisha Nolan

Elisha Nolan has been on quite a journey, one with many hurdles and road blocks, yet a force within her never lets her give up. “I have great faith and a lot of fight that continues to grow every day,” said the co-owner of the Alter House in Clarks Summit (read more)

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Matthew Borwick

Matthew Borwick lives in the present while possessing the understanding that tomorrow is never promised. “I do not sweat the small stuff because life is too short to do that,” said the owner of Ollie’s Restaurant and the Atrium Restaurant in Kingston. Bor (read more)

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Lindsay Barrasse

Lindsay Barrasse is tenacious. “With the successes I have had there is a list of failures, setbacks and disappointments – some of which I caused and some of which were beyond my control. I have gotten back up, refocused, restarted, learning valuable life (read more)

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Julio Caprari

As Operations coordinator of Duchess Outlet, Julio Caprari is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the two-fold company. “We operate both a brick and mortar and an online store,” he explained. “As a small, family-owned business we are a tightly wo (read more)

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Michelle Cadden

Michelle Cadden works hard every day but makes sure she also takes time out to enjoy life. As the owner of Electric City Bakehouse, the businesswoman does a little bit of everything, but her favorite part of the job is cake decorating. “It is my passion a (read more)

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For the Record: Published December, 2018

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY Brandon S. Christensen. Property Location: Hemlock Twp. Seller: Kirby R. Smith. Amount: $305,000. Allen C Edwards Jr. Property Location: Jackson Twp. Seller: Randall K. Sidler. Amount: $300,000. Daniel S. Snyder. Property Location: L (read more)

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The Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs hold leadership dinner

The Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs held their annual Leadership Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 25. More than $42,000 in sponsorships were raised. Funding will support scholarships, allowing low-income children to benefit from all the Y has to offe (read more)

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Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs: Pink Pedal

by Catherine Farrell Looking to update your wardrobe with the newest trends or find the perfect outfit for an event? You may find what you’re looking for at the new downtown Scranton boutique, Pink Pedal. Ever since owner and creator Lynn Farrell’s girls (read more)


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PPL raises $4M for charity during campaign

PPL Corp., its employees and its retirees joined forces to raise $4 million during the company’s annual United Way campaign. The funds will support ongoing efforts throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania to help children learn, grow and succeed; to cr (read more)