THE GREATER SCRANTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MAY/JUNE 2010
CHAMBER OFFERING FREE BONUS FEATURES
BENEFITS TO RENEWING MEMBERS Staff Spotlight 2
For the ﬁrst time, renewing members of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Com- Small Business Spotlight 6
merce can receive a special package of free services and discounts worth more
than $10,000. Skills in Scranton 8
As a new added value for membership, renewing members can now receive free Members in Motion 9-12
and low cost advertising in various media, including newspaper, television, radio,
Internet, outdoor, and indoor. New Members 14
Renewing members can also access free training and professional services, free Also inside...
Microsoft Ofﬁce training, free leadership, supervisory and management training,
free consultation on commercial building projects, free access to a resource
“CHAMBER TRIPLE CROWN”
library of demographic information and local services, free market analysis for
individuals looking to sell their property, and free access to consumer purchase
and media habits.
Several banking services, including free checking, online banking and bill payment
and a free gift, a free safe deposit box, free access to valuable employee beneﬁts,
and free $100 deposit when opening a new free business checking account are
also available for renewing members.
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STILL SHOPPING FOR ELECTRICITY? WOMEN’S NETWORKING
ONE MORE REASON SWITCHING
MAKES SENSE FOR BUSINESSES
UNIQUE PROGRAM PROVIDES BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL
CUSTOMERS WITH MORE OPTIONS TO SAVE
Business customers in the PPL utility service territory have one more reason to
cheer for choice. Retail energy supplier Direct Energy is using their unique position
as both a business and residential retailer to offer discounted residential electricity
rates to employees of their commercial and industrial customers.
COMMUNITY READING DAY
Direct Energy recently
To sign up visit directenergy.com/vip and extended this offer to
enter the offer code: CCSCENERGY ChamberChoice, a bene-
ﬁts consultant located in
Pittsburgh and a Direct
Energy Business customer. “Many of our partners and their members’ employees
have taken advantage of Direct Energy’s unique residential program,” said Renay
Gontis, Communications Coordinator at ChamberChoice. “This program was a
strong incentive to choose Direct Energy as an energy supplier and they’ve pro-
vided great value for both our business and members alike.”
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www.ScrantonChamber.com AUSTIN BURKE APPOINTED 222 Mulberry Street
P.O. Box 431
SECRETARY OF DCED
Scranton, PA 18501-0431
P: 570.342.7711 Business Show 2010 EXECUTIVE PROGRAM
www.scrantonchamber.com Thank you to all vendors who participated!
Governor Edward G. Rendell appointed The Chamber’s annual Business NEPA Alliance The Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program is designed to assist
Show was held on Tuesday, May Walk the Lake
Austin J. Burke as Secretary of the Depart- 201 Lackawanna Avenue
25, 2010 at the Hilton Scranton Edwards Business Systems professionals in becoming more engaged in the community, broad-
Scranton, PA 18503
ment of Community and Economic Develop- P: 570.341.0270 and Conference Center. The
show’s vendors exemplify the fact
PA Paper & Supply Co.
ening their social network and increasing their overall knowledge of
ment [DCED]. Mr. Burke brings a wide range www.scrantonenterprisecenter.com
that quality goods, products and WBRE / WYOU the greater Scranton area. Through weekly sessions, participants
services thrive in northeastern Time Masters
of civic and community development expe- Pennsylvania. Over 350 people The Inn at Pocono Manor meet key business and community leaders and receive an overview
were in attendance and samples, Professional Chiropractic Associates
rience to DCED, which will mean another David E. Raven give-a-ways and door prizes were Roy W. Hart Agency, Inc. of the area’s history, economic and political structures, cultural affairs
strong advocate in an agency that helped to
Chairman of the Board abundant. ServiceMaster by Griffing
and leisure amenities.
Howell Benefit Services
create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, Philip P. Condron Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Acting President/Secretary North Central Digital Systems Sessions are conducted
revitalize communities, and provide critical Mesko Glass
one evening per week, for
Austin J. Burke Longbotham Strategic Marketing
ﬁnancing to both start-up businesses and President (on ofﬁcial leave) Keystone Business Products ﬁve consecutive weeks, at
those looking to expand. Mericle Commercial Real Estate
Pro Fitness Club various locations through-
Murphy’s Home Services
Kristine M. Ancherani
Leadership Lackawanna out the community. Each
Industrial Development Assistant
For the past 35 years, Mr. Burke has served The Greater Scranton Chamber email@example.com
session is held from 6:00-
of Commerce, thirty of those years as president. During the past three years, Kristine L. Augustine
Scranton Rescue Mission 9:00 p.m. and includes
he also served on the Commonwealth Finance Authority and helped funnel Vice President, Business and Community Development Perspective Business Resources cocktails and dinner.
firstname.lastname@example.org Scranton Plan/Rediscover Scranton/POWER
hundreds of millions of dollars to emerging projects throughout the Common- Combat Cleanerz
Nicole A. Barber
wealth. Philip P. Condron, president of Condron & Company will serve as act- Community Relations Director
University of Scranton SBDC
The program is open to
ing president of the Chamber until Mr. Burke returns to resume leadership. Thanks to our sponsors:
Kaiser Fine Photography public and private sector
Holiday Inn East Graduates of the Spring 2010 Leadership Lackawanna Exec-
James F. Coleman administrators/profession-
Vice President, Finance utive Program pose for a photo during their last session,
First National Community Bank
“I am honored and humbled to be accepting Governor Rendell’s nomination email@example.com Woodloch Resort which was held on May 18 at Keystone College in LaPlume. als in an executive level po-
LeChase Construction Services Back row, left to right: Nicole A. Barber, Leadership Lack-
to this post,” Mr. Burke stated. “I look forward to working with him and the Megan DeLuccie
sition. A spouse/guest may
Finance Assistant awanna administrator; Tony Laughter, Baptist Bible College
extraordinary team at DCED as the Commonwealth’s economy continues to firstname.lastname@example.org
and Seminary; John Marsico, Scranton Temple Residency Pro- attend at no additional
Associated Builders & Contractors
improve. When the Governor was elected almost eight years ago he launched Kristin Driesbaugh
Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank gram; Dr. Jignesh Sheth, Scranton Temple Residency Pro- charge. The candidate
BSI Exhibits gram; David Chuff, Esq., Leadership Lackawanna Board Chair.
the most powerful business stimulus package I’ve ever seen. I’d like to build
Membership Sales Representative Slick Systems, LLCDesign Done Right must either live or work in
email@example.com M3 Internet Marketing Front row, left to right: Kathleen Doucet, Prudential Financial;
the greater Scranton area.
upon the impact of that bold initiative for the remainder of this administration. Karen Durkin
Penn Security Bank Linda Foody, Trinity Baptist Church; Marian Healey, Wells
Community Relations Assistant
Blue Cross of NEPA Fargo; Steven Henderson, Mercy Health Partners. Absent Candidates should possess
In accepting this challenge, I will apply the lessons learned from over three firstname.lastname@example.org
from the photo were Kevin Mitchell, City of Scranton; Jude
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center an interest in learning how
decades of community and economic development experience to ensure the Penn State Worthington Scranton McDonough, formerly of Sterling Investment Advisors; and
Marie E. Ferraro
Vintage Gold and Coin Megan Strassner, NEPA Center for Independent Living. Lackawanna County func-
department continues as a center of excellence for community and economic Membership Assistant Frontier Communications
email@example.com The Paper Shop tions and a commitment to
development.” Bath Fitter enhance the area’s economy and quality of life. More information is
Dara Coslett Granza
Training and Development Specialist
also available on leadershiplackawanna.com.
Virginia J. Goodrich
FREE BENEFITS continued from page 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, renewing members can access other high value offerings, includ- Business Development Administrator
ing rebates for replacing lighting ﬁxtures, a free oil change for your vehicle, a email@example.com
free computer check up, and free meeting rooms for your next events. Economic Development Specialist
“The economy has been tough and our businesses need more tools to grow,” Business Development Assistant
stated Scott J. Weiland, Ph.D., vice president of operations. “A key part of firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy S. Luyster
our mission is to meet the needs of our community’s businesses. We are glad Scranton Plan Administrator
to provide these valuable beneﬁts.” email@example.com
John P. Maldonato
Technical Resources Manager
Members can access commercial and residential energy savings through the firstname.lastname@example.org
ChamberChoice OnDemand energy program and competitive Chamber- Finance Assistant
Choice health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. Members can cultivate email@example.com
Karl F. Pfeiffenberger
new customers through dozens of free networking opportunities and through Project Manager
exclusive referrals from the Chamber. No cost or low cost marketing is avail- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mari R. Potis
able for members through the Business & Buyers’ Guide and Newsbriefs. In Membership Director
addition, members can receive free or low cost training and professional de- email@example.com
Jeffrey A. Rubel
velopment, access to exclusive monthly Member to Member discounts, and Vice President, Skills in Scranton
much more. firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew C. Skrip
Vice President, Industrial Development
The renewal incentives will expire soon. Two or three month payment plans are email@example.com
available. Once members pay in full they will receive instructions on how to re- Public Service Assistant
deem these beneﬁts. To obtain more information contact Dr. Weiland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott J. Weiland, Ph.D.
570.342.7711 or at email@example.com. Vice President, Chamber Operations
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www.ScrantonChamber.com THE “CHAMBER TRIPLE CROWN” LEADERSHIP LACKAWANNA CLASS OF 2010 ELECTRICITY continued from page 1
MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN COMPLETES EIGHTH AND NINTH SESSIONS Direct Energy’s unique program offers
residential customers a ﬁxed price prod-
The “Chamber Triple Crown” Membership Campaign spon- In their eighth session, themed “Go Green,” the Leadership Lackawanna uct at a competitive rate. The term
sored by Sprint PCS was held May 11-13, 2010 at The Greater length of 12 months ensures protection
Class of 2010 learned how to take responsibility for their actions while
Scranton Chamber of Commerce. 108 volunteers, totaling 22 from volatile electricity rates, while offer-
understanding how these actions affect the environment. Sponsored by ing members outstanding customer serv-
teams, competed for prizes by recruiting new members to Waste Management, the class met at the Alliance Landﬁll in Taylor and ice from one of the largest electricity
the Chamber. 127 new members joined the Chamber during
heard a variety of presentations including “Buy Fresh, Buy Local,” “Re- suppliers in North America.
this three week event.
ducing Your Carbon Footprint” and LEED certiﬁcation. The group also
went on a tour/hike of the landﬁll. “Direct Energy is one of the few energy
Top Teams included: “Fidelity’s Finest stay on top!” L-R: Mari Potis, Scranton Chamber; Donna Gizensky, Cathy Lan-
suppliers in Pennsylvania to offer prod-
gan, Joann Marsili, Wanda Winters & Dan Santaniello all from Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank.
1st Place - Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank ucts to both residential and business
2nd Place - Greater Scranton Women's Network Committee The word “vision” helped
customers, so it makes sense for us to
3rd Place - Greater Scranton Chamber Ambassadors' Club shape session nine, which was offer our business customers a preferred
4th Place - Pennstar Bank held at Renaissance at 500 on residential offer for their employees,”
5th Place - Leadership Lackawanna Lackawanna Avenue and was said John Berg, Direct Energy Business’
sponsored by PNC Bank. The Pennsylvania Sales Manager. “It’s an
Top Individual Winners included: class was treated to an array of innovative program, and is a strong
1st Place - Cathy Langan, Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank speakers including Kristyn Kelly example of the beneﬁts of electric
2nd Place - Robin Green, PrimeMed PC from the Scranton Plan, Karl competition in the Commonwealth.”
3rd Place - Laurie Cadden, Laurie Cadden Enterprises
Pfeiffenberger of SLIBCO and
4th Place - Joann Marsili, Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank Rate caps have been expiring in service
Don Rinaldi, SLR Properties. territories across Pennsylvania. As a
5th Place - Wanda Winters, Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank
From left to right: Lorena Perry, Maria Montenegro, Michelle
The day concluded with a trip result, competitive energy suppliers have
A special thank you to our partners for providing incentives Williams, Anna Cancelli and Steve Zayac. to Carbondale, where the class been offering a wide and diverse
for new members to join: Lamar Advertising, Scranton Times- was welcomed by Greater variety of electricity products to
Tribune, NEPA Business Journal, Community Newspaper “Cathy Langan remains queen of the campaign!” L-R: Cathy Langan, Fidelity Deposit & Discount Carbondale Chamber of Commerce director Maggie O’Brien and Mayor residential and business customers.
Bank; Phil Condron, Acting President & Mari Potis, Membership Director, Greater Scranton
Group, WYOU/WBRE, Bold Gold Media, Entercom Marketing Chamber of Commerce.
Justin Taylor who gave overviews and updates on the city.
Group and One Point. Direct Energy Business is currently active
in the Allegheny/West Penn, PECO,
The class’s ﬁnal session will be held June 10, 2010 at Lackawanna College
PPL and Duquesne Light service territo-
In addition, we’d like to thank all members who supported and will serve as a year in review. Leadership Lackawanna will hold its ries and Direct Energy has residential
the campaign through support and donation of prizes: graduation recognition dinner on June 24, 2010 where certiﬁcates will be customers in the Pike County, PPL and
presented and award winners announced. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania service
Action Personnel Medicine Shoppe territories. The company’s Pittsburgh
Amici Pharmacy-Moscow regional ofﬁce employs more than
Anthracite Heritage Museum Mohegan Sun 250 people.
Beach Lake Sprinkler Corp. at Pocono Downs
Chef's Table NEPA Plastic Surgery ABOUT DIRECT ENERGY
at Keystone College Associates
Citizens Savings Bank OnDemand Energy Solutions Direct Energy is one of North America’s
Community Medical Center ParenteBeard LLC largest energy and energy-related serv-
Cooper’s Seafood Patsel’s ices providers with over 5 million residen-
Core Fitness & Rehab Penn Paper & Supply tial and commercial customer
“Newcomer Robin Green takes strong 2nd place ﬁnish” L-R: Robin Green, PrimeMed PC; Phil
Crescent Lodge Penn Security Bank & Trust Condron, Acting President & Mari Potis, Membership Director, Greater Scranton Chamber of relationships. Direct Energy provides cus-
Fairﬁeld Inn PNC Bank Commerce. tomers with choice and support in manag-
Fidelity Deposit Quinn's Supermarket ing their energy costs through a portfolio
& DiscountBank Radiological Consultants of innovative products and services. A
Francis Smith & Sons Residence Inn subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one
Giant Foods Roba Family Farms of the world’s leading integrated energy
Greater Scranton YMCA Ruth’s Chris Steak House companies, Direct Energy operates in 20
Hilton Scranton Sanderson State Street Salon U.S. states and 10 provinces in Canada. To
learn more about Direct Energy, visit
& Conference Center Sandone Tire
Johnny’s Car Wash Shoppes @ Montage
Kaiser Fine Photography Skincare RX
For additional information, contact:
Kenneth W. Lilik, MD Stirna’s Restaurant
KNL Construction Stone Hedge Golf Course Bethany Ruhe
Kost Tire & Auto Service TMG Health Manager, Public Relations
Lackawanna College Vintner's Circle Direct Energy Business
Mall at Steamtown Walmart (412) 667-5616
Marquis Art & Frame Wegmans firstname.lastname@example.org
“Ambassadors Club take 3rd place ﬁnish” L-R: Mari Potis, Greater Scranton Chamber of Com-
McCann School of Business Woodloch Resort merce; Carl Snyder, Best Business Builder; Cathy Voyack, Mary Kay Cosmetics; Rose Bartoli,
Sun Control Plus & Amy Clegg, Express Employment Professionals.
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www.ScrantonChamber.com SPONSORED BY:
METROACTION LAUNCHES LADIES’ NIGHT
THE GREATER SCRANTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
NEW PROGRAM TO HELP
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT AWARD CREDIT CHALLENGED PEOPLE
START SMALL BUSINESSES
MAY 2010 MetroAction, a leader in northeastern Pennsylvania small
Nichols Village Hotel & Spa business lending, announced a new option for credit chal-
lenged start-up and existing small businesses with the launch
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Com- Currently, the hotel has 104 guest rooms, of its STEP loan and mentoring program. This unique
merce, First Liberty Bank and Trust and The with 11 additional suites coming soon. program offers increased hope to ﬁnancially underserved
Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal Nichols Village is a campus style complex entrepreneurs seeking small business loans in northeastern
are proud to announce that Nichols Village that includes Bazil Ristorante Italiano, Pennsylvania during a nationwide credit crunch.
Hotel & Spa is the recipient of the May owned and managed separate from the
2010 Small Business Spotlight Award. hotel, and the addition of RejuvenEssence “MetroAction realizes that entrepreneurs in northeastern Ladies Night was held Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at
Full Service Day Spa coming in the summer the Scranton Cultural Center and was sponsored by
Pennsylvania need affordable loans to grow their businesses
Each month, The Greater Scranton Chamber of 2010. The entire property has undergone
From left to right: Nicole A. Barber, The Greater Scranton Cham- Pennstar Bank. Proceeds from Ladies’ Night beneﬁt
ber of Commerce; Lisa Rochinski, First Liberty Bank and Trust; and their credit,” says Christina Hitchcock, business develop- the Women’s Workforce Conference held each Spring
of Commerce presents the Small Business a complete renovation that mirrors a bou- Angela Alfonso, Nichols Village Hotel & Spa; Robert Jones,
Nichols Village Hotel & Spa; Scott J. Weiland, The Greater Scran-
ment administrator, MetroAction. “The STEP loan program to assist women in our area who are re-entering the
Spotlight Award, sponsored by First Liberty tique hotel style with a staff strongly ori-
ton Chamber of Commerce. will provide local small businesses and potential business workforce or in career transition.
Bank and Trust, recognizing a small local ented to guest satisfaction.
business for their contributions to the local owners with loans at ﬁxed interest rates, even if the owner
community. The Small Business Spotlight The hotel has made it possible for many tions of “Best Hotel in the Abingtons” by does not have a credit history or collateral strong enough to WOMEN’S NETWORKING
selection committee chose Nichols Village fundraising organizations to host their readers of The Abington Journal and “Best borrow from a bank.”
Hotel & Spa for small business growth and events, providing them with function space Place to get Married” by the Times-Tri-
supporting local organizations and events. and food and beverage at minimal cost. bune. HOW IT WORKS
Each year the hotel also donates several
Nichols Village has been a part of the thousand dollars in hotel and restaurant gift For more information about the Nichols Vil-
MetroAction helps credit challenged small business owners
greater Scranton community for over 50 certiﬁcates to non-proﬁt organizations to lage Hotel & Spa log on to www.nicholsvil-
who cannot access traditional bank credit get the loans
years. The property opened as a motel aid in fundraising efforts. lage.com or call 570.587.1135.
needed to start or grow a small business. Loans provided
shortly after World War II with just four
within the STEP loan program range from $250 - $2,500
rooms, and has since grown into a well- The hotel has won numerous awards
(MetroAction lends up to $75,000 from a general loan fund).
known hotel through the years. throughout its history including the distinc-
Qualiﬁed individuals may apply for a STEP loan which offers
low closing costs, ﬁxed interest rates and a built in mentoring
JUNE 2010 This program was created to provide an alternative for ﬁnan- The Greater Scranton Women’s Network concluded
SLR Properties cially underserved individuals who have decided to become on May 19 at the Holiday Inn Dunmore and was
their own boss and start businesses, but who need a small sponsored by First Liberty Bank & Trust. The
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Com- ton area. Most recently, SLR Properties has “starter” loan to take the next step. 2009/2010 Chairwomen were recognized for their
merce, First Liberty Bank and Trust and The embarked on a revolutionary project that service. The Women’s Network will resume on Sep-
Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal are will undoubtedly spur economic growth, “We’re seeing more movement toward self-employment in tember 15th and continue to be held the third
proud to announce that Scranton Life Realty and enhance and sustain our city for future today’s economy,” continues Hitchcock. “We understand that Wednesday of each month through May. Photo L-R:
(SLR) Properties is the recipient of the June generations. The Renaissance at 500 is a Cathy Voyack, Mary Kary Cosmetics; Paula Mackarey,
as more and more people are facing employment challenges,
2010 Small Business Spotlight Award. historic redevelopment and revitalization Happenings Magazine; Past Chairwoman,
project encompassing the entire 500 block
we need to provide resources to help encourage entrepre- Bernadette Lepre, Pennstar Bank.
Each month, The Greater Scranton Cham- of Lackawanna Avenue. It creates a true From left to right: Nicole A. Barber, The Greater Scranton Cham- neurship. The STEP loan program is a special combination of
ber of Commerce, Donald J. Rinaldi, Vice President of SLR Prop-
ber of Commerce presents the Small Busi- mixed-use, “destination location” in the erties, John P. Peterson, Vice President District Manager of First
loan funds and mentoring to help small businesses start smart
ness Spotlight Award, sponsored by First downtown and features restaurant, retail Liberty Bank & Trust. and grow strong. This innovative program will help more peo-
Liberty Bank and Trust, recognizing a small and residential space. ple realize the dream goal of owning their own business.”
local business for their contributions to the board of directors of The Greater Scranton
local community. The Small Business Spot- Spearheading the 500 Block project is com- Chamber of Commerce and is past presi- MetroAction is a non-proﬁt community development organi-
light selection committee chose SLR Prop- pany vice president Donald J. Rinaldi. He dent of Scranton Tomorrow. zation dedicated to providing small business ﬁnancing, coun-
erties because of its profound impact on was recently named “Best Developer of seling, training and recognition throughout eight counties in
the greater Scranton area. 2009” by Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal, SLR Properties is located on the sixth ﬂoor northeastern Pennsylvania, including, Carbon, Lackawanna,
which covers a ﬁve state demographic. He of the Scranton Life Building on Spruce Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming.
Started by Anthony J. Rinaldi in the early was awarded a 2009 Pride and Progress Street in downtown Scranton. For more
1960’s, SLR Properties has a profound his- award by The Greater Scranton Chamber of information, contact Donald J. Rinaldi at
tory of owning, managing and developing Commerce for improving, advancing and 961-8900 or visit 500block.com.
MetroAction contributes to the economic development of
commercial real estate. After 50 years of beautifying the region. His community in- the region by providing loans and counseling to small busi-
committed investments, Anthony J. Rinaldi, volvement includes serving on the Lack- nesses that do not have access to traditional sources of credit.
along with sons William, Elmo and Donald, awanna County Democratic Executive MetroAction’s clients range from child care providers to
continue to pave the way for revitalization committee and the Pennsylvania Demo- restaurants and retail businesses to manufacturers and agri-
and development in the downtown Scran- cratic State committee. He serves on the cultural businesses. These entrepreneurs have transformed
capital into local economic development, positive community
change, jobs and self-sufﬁciency. For more information, visit
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MEMBERS IN MOTION
JOB FAIR 2010
Hydro4GE, a business located in the Scranton Enterprise
The 20th annual Center, was invited to demonstrate at Google I/O this
Job Fair was held year. Google I/O is Google’s largest developer event of
at Mohegan Sun the year and features 90 sessions, more than 5,000 de-
Arena on April 13 TOMORROW’S LEADERS TODAY velopers and over 180 demonstrations from developers
and over 5,000 showcasing Google technologies. Hydro4GE was the
attendees visited Thirty one high only Pennsylvania-based company presenting.
86 employers who school juniors rep-
participated in resenting 14 high Hydro4GE was formed to commercialize software created
the one-day schools in Lack- by local ﬁrm Software Engineering Associates, and
event. awanna County currently has a pre-beta product for software developers.
participated in the Our tool offers software developers the ability to rapidly
A new addition to this year’s event was the series of sem- 14th Tomorrow’s develop highly complex and adaptable software systems
inars given during the day by industry representatives. Leaders Today using an online development environment. It was an
Geoff Speicher, Chief Software Architect of Hydro4GE, demonstrates schema visualization in
Topics included Interviewing Skills, How to Navigate State (TLT) leadership incredible opportunity for us to connect with Google Hydro4GE to a small group of developers.
Employment Opportunities, Emotional Intelligence in the program. engineers as well as other software developers who are
Workplace, How to Work with a Recruiter, Employer Ex- interested in our product. The most interesting thing of all was having the ability to
pectations, Resume Strategy and Social Media. This year’s class project, honoring the 20th anniversary of talk directly to our target audience while we are still shap-
Skills in Scranton was “Bridges in Leadership.” The class As a business, there were a lot of things about the con- ing our marketing plan. Although it sounds simple, giving
Last year, over 140 job seekers found full time employ- solicited applications from the entire county to recognize ference that we found interesting. Of course, there was customers what they want instead of giving them what
ment as a result of attending the Job Fair. those leaders that work throughout the year in helping all the traditional hype that surrounds anything that you think they should want is a very difﬁcult thing to do.
others but rarely receive honor and recognition. The class Google does. Marketing-type announcements that An- All the hype and networking aside, this was the most valu-
developed two award categories: Under 18 years of age droid (their mobile operating system) activations have by- able lesson learned for us. In reality, it's lessons like this
A special thanks to the event’s sponsors: Skills in Scran-
to honor the future leaders of our community and leaders passed iPhone activations, and the new version promises that will help us get to market sooner than anticipated.
ton, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and
over the age of 18 that have helped make life “a little even more features. A demonstration of Google TV that
Industry; the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, was ﬁlled with such a myriad of technical issues makes Visit us online at www.hydro4GE.com to learn more or to
better” for our residents.
the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, the Work- you realize that even the big guys can have a bad day. sign up to stay informed.
force Investment Boards of Lackawanna and The following were selected and honored at a reception on
Luzerne/Schuylkill Counties and Times-Shamrock. May 6: Sean Durkin, Dr. John Evanish, Alan Heyen, Christine
Minicozzi, Shannon Myers, Linda Scott and Fran Vitovsky.
COMMUNITY READING DAY MARRIOTT TO OPEN TownePlace Suites are designed as all suite hotels that offer
In addition to the class project, the students awarded studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped
The 14th annual $19,250 to six area non-proﬁts to assist in the creation
TOWNEPLACE SUITES kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas.
Community and implementation of projects that beneﬁt the hungry HOTEL IN MOOSIC
Reading Day pro- and homeless in Lackawanna County. This was done with The TownePlace Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre offers a 24-
gram was held on funding provided by the Scranton Area Foundation Marriott International, Inc. opened the 110-suite Towne- hour business center, free local phone calls and two-line
April 29 and over Grants were awarded to: Boys and Girls Club of NEPA, Place Suites by Marriott in Moosic, Pennsylvania on May telephones/data ports/voicemail. Guest facilities include
550 volunteer read- EOTC, Friends of the Poor, Greater Carbondale YMCA,
3, 2010. Located at 26 Radcliffe Drive, the TownePlace guest laundry, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool
ers visited 2nd Safety Net and The Salvation Army.
Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre operates as a Marriott fran- spa, two meeting rooms, a patio with barbecue and ﬁre
grade classrooms chise, owned by Keystone Hotel Partners, LP and man- pit, In a Pinch Market, exercise room, free high-speed and
in NEPA. In eleven years, TLT students have donated $188,000 to
44 non-proﬁt organizations in the greater Scranton Area. aged by Keystone Hotel Management of Susquehanna, wireless Internet in all guest rooms and public spaces.
Pennsylvania. Housekeeping services are based on your schedule and
This annual pro- length of stay and a complimentary continental breakfast
Carol Weiss Rubel is the chair of TLT and Patricia Kelly and
gram has been sponsored by Bank of America since the Located in the beautiful Montage Mountain area, four as well as 24-hour coffee service is also available.
Maria Pappa of the Scranton Area Foundation work with
program’s inception. Books were donated by Boyds Mills the students at the eight monthly sessions. Four hundred miles from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Press and were presented to each classroom at the con- and eighty students have participated in TLT since the pro- and 15 minutes from downtown Scranton, the TownePlace TownePlace Suites is an all-suite hotel brand designed for
clusion of the program. gram's inception. A special thanks to Pennstar Bank, the Suites Scranton Wilkes-Barre offers its guests convenient long stays with moderately priced rooms. Launched in
corporate sponsor of TLT for the past 7 years. access to the Toyota Pavilion, PNC Field-home of the 1997, the brand currently has more than 170 locations in
This event is co-sponsored by Skills in Scranton, chamber
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the Shoppes at Montage the United States. TownePlace Suites participates in the
partners in Wilkes-Barre, Carbondale, Pittston, Hazleton,
South Valley, Wayne County and Wyoming County and the
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS and Sno Mountain Ski Resort and Waterpark. Rates vary company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® program,
NEPA Reading Association. depending on length of stay. which enables members to earn their choice of points
Lackawanna County toward free vacations or frequent ﬂyer mileage in their
commissioners Mike “We are pleased to introduce TownePlace Suites hotels in preferred airline program for dollars spent at more than
Bank of America hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
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for over 100 volunteers the week before Reading Day and
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MEMBERS IN MOTION
CORCORAN PRINTING RECEIVES FSC FEE FREE DAYS RUSHEFSKI ACCOUNTING
MEMBERS IN MOTIO
www.ScrantonChamber.com for small business owners we offer accounting ofﬁce con-
sulting, which consists of setting up accounting workﬂows,
CHAIN-OF-CUSTODY CERTIFICATION ANNOUNCED & CONSULTING job costing utilization and tracking. We also offer training
AT STEAMTOWN of your staff for optimum use of ofﬁce procedures and
Reinforcing its commitment to the environment, Corcoran Printing has Rushefski Accounting & Consulting, Inc provides services creating standard operating procedures.
recently become a certiﬁed FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) Supplier. for small businesses, individuals and consulting services
During these tough economic times,
This allows Corcoran to use FSC trademarks on FSC certiﬁed paper. The for ofﬁces and the printing industry. For those in the printing industry, we offer intense
Steamtown National Historic Site,
concept behind the FSC trademark is to guarantee that the product consulting services which consist of hourly rates for job
downtown Scranton, Pa., will waive
comes from responsible sources - environmentally appropriate, socially For small businesses, we offer monthly, quarterly, annual costing, implementation of printing software, data con-
Entrance Fees on August 14-15,
beneﬁcial and economically viable. accounting for proﬁt/loss statements as well as preparation versions, custom report writing and software trou-
2010. The National Park Service bleshooting. Our strengths are in estimating, job planning,
wants to reinforce that our national for corporations, partnerships and self employed. We pre-
FSC is an international non-proﬁt membership- pare payroll calculations, reporting and annual require- job costing, purchasing, inventory controls, customer in-
parks are places for everyone to voicing and payable entry. We design chart of accounts
based organization established in 1993 to promote ments. We work with landscaping, construction,
have fun, reconnect with nature and which match the PIA structure for proper analysis of ﬁnan-
responsible management of the world’s forests. It manufacturing, real estate, restaurant corporations with
history, and build a sense of owner- cial statements. This allows the comparisons to the study
brings people together to ﬁnd solutions to issues strong emphasis on job costing and inventory controls.
ship and stewardship toward parks to be meaningful when you are compared to the stan-
created by bad forestry practices. It also rewards
and the environment. These fee-free dards of other printing companies.
good forest management. For individuals, we offer tax planning, tax estimates and
weekends will be in addition to fee-
free days on National Public Lands annual tax returns for the sole proprietors, rental owners, For more information, please contact paul rushefski at
FSC is the ﬁrst worldwide certiﬁcation system day traders, and all other individuals.
Day, September 25, and Veterans 570-504-8314 or e-mail email@example.com.
established for forests, wood and paper products.
Day, November 11. The “Fee Free
This voluntary market promotes better forest man-
Days” at Steamtown will provide
agement and directly or indirectly addresses issues such as illegal logging,
complimentary admission to the Park
deforestation, and global warming. It also has positive impacts on
grounds, museums and scheduled SCRANTON MUSICIAN GOES ‘ALL IN’ 12 admitted free of charge with an accompanying adult.
economic development and environmental conservation. FSC works to Tickets are on sale now locally at Duffy Accessories (218
ensure the permanent existence of forest areas through responsible forest
walking tours, but will not include WITH ‘JACK OF HEARTS’ Linden Street, Scranton) and The Fanciful Fox (342 Adams
train rides and/or other amenity fees
management and conservation.
charged by the Park.
JACK WOODBRIDGE TO DEBUT LONG Avenue, Scranton), as well as on-line at either
www.PocoNotes.com or www.nepatickets.com.
AWAITED CD FOR HIS HOMETOWN CROWD
To read more about FSC, visit their web site at http://www.fsc.org.
Steamtown National Historic Site is Wine and refreshments will be served after the concert for a
the only place in the National Park What do you do when life deals you a near-tragic hand?
‘meet and greet’ with Jack and a ‘celebratory toast’ to the
About Corcoran Printing - Corcoran is a full-service printer that offers a You can fold...or you can go ‘all in’ because you know
System where the story of steam rail- man and music that will serve as inspiration at those times
wide range of products and services including: full color offset and short- you're holding the ‘Jack of Hearts’. Well, at least, that’s
roading and the people who made it when life dictates the need for tough decisions.
run digital printing, online ordering, die cutting and foil stamping, as well what Scranton native, Jack Woodbridge, did.
possible is told. In addition to the in-
as complete mailing services. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to St. Luke’s
door and outdoor exhibits available Jack was living in New York City pursuing a very successful
at the site, visitors may join a sched- musical career, which included the composition of hun- for their use in furthering their on-going deep commit-
For more information contact: Bill Corcoran, Corcoran Printing, Wilkes- ment to their community.
uled Locomotive Shop tour. For a dreds of songs, two Off-Broadway scores and a rock opera
Barre, PA 18705; by phone at 570-822-1991; by email at bill@corcoran-
small fee - $3 for all ages 6 and older for National Public Radio, when he was told that he had
printing.com; or visit www.corcoranprinting.com. ten days to ‘get his affairs in order’ before undergoing This is the second event presented as a joint venture be-
– visitors may also ride the “Scranton tween PocoNotes and Duffy Accessories...like-minded
Limited” short train ride inside the spinal surgery that, at the time, had never been per-
formed. Instead of spiraling into despair, he scheduled folks who want to make a difference in a way they can in
railroad yards. On August 14, the northeastern Pennsylvania, which is an area they love and
Park staff will offer a steam passen- studio time and poured his fears, his emotions and his in-
credible talent into his music. choose to call home. For more information about past per-
ger excursion to Moscow, Pa., with a formances, go to www.PocoNotes.com.
reduced ticket price of $15/$13/$9. The rest of the story is Jack's to tell, and he will on Saturday,
Reservations are required for all June 26, 2010, with the debut performance of his long- For additional information or to schedule interviews with
longer excursions and may be made awaited CD, “Jack of Hearts,” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church the artist, contact:
by calling (570) 340-5204 daily, 9:30 at 232 Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, which is the very church
a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The full 2010 Excur- he attended as a child with his mother and his siblings. Dolores Hippler/Patrick Harper
sion Schedule is available online by PocoNotes LLC
clicking “Train Rides” at The doors to this majestic venue will open at 7:30 p.m. in (888) 800-POCO (7626)
anticipation of an 8:00 p.m. show. Tickets are $20 in notes@PocoNotes.com
advance and $25 at the performance, with children under http://www.PocoNotes.com/
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SCRANTON TEMPLE RESIDENCY PUT YOUR BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
MEMBERS IN MOTIO
independent party that
needs to be truthful about
PROGRAM ANNOUNCES IN THE SPOTLIGHT HONORS SCRANTON’S SBDC any grandiose ideas our
CARDIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP CONSULTANT MANAGER entrepreneurs may come
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, First Lib- up with.” Simpson consid-
The Scranton Temple Residency Program (STRP) has erty Bank and Trust and The Northeast Pennsylvania Donna Simpson, consultant manager with The University of ers the best part of her job
announced the inauguration of a Fellowship Program Business Journal are proud to spotlight local businesses Scranton’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was is its variety, and the most
in Cardiology. The STRP Cardiology Fellowship is a that are making a difference in our community. named by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) difﬁcult part is dealing with
signiﬁcant development for medicine in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia District Ofﬁce as the Women in Business Cham- the tight funding now
being one of only a dozen in the Commonwealth of The Small Business Spotlight Award recognizes local pion of the Year. available to entrepreneurs.
Pennsylvania. The STRP Cardiology Fellowship will businesses who give back to the community by sup-
provide formal education for future heart specialists. porting local non-proﬁt organizations, charities and A resident of Olyphant, Simpson has been a member of the David Dickson, the SBA’s
The two-year program is accredited by the Accredita- community events and exhibit entrepreneurial growth SBDC staff since 1993. She coordinates a variety of programs, Philadelphia District direc-
tion Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and accomplishment in their ﬁeld. including the SBDC’s “Award for Woman Entrepreneur,” tor, described Simpson —
and will eventually accommodate six fellows into the which she helped to create. She is also responsible for the who was one of many
curriculum. Samir B. Pancholy, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Do you know of a small business that should be recog- SBDC’s “Women Win!” series of educational seminars.
manager with The Uni-
nominees covering 40 Donna Simpson, consultantBusiness Development
versity of Scranton’s Small
noted regional cardiologist, will serve as Program nized for contributing to the local community? Nomi- counties and 600,000 busi- Center (SBDC), was named Women in Business
Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business
Director of the STRP Cardiology Fellowship. nate them today! Eligible applicants must: An accounting specialist, Simpson says her mission is to nesses — as a true coun- Administration’s (SBA) Philadelphia District Ofﬁce.
share with small business the knowledge she reaped during selor for business
• Be a current member of The Greater her 30-year business career. In her position at the SBDC, she professionals in need of guidance about issues such as
impacts all facets of the entrepreneur ventures that seek human resources, legalities and ﬁnance.
Scranton Chamber of Commerce
• Show a strong dedication to giving SBDC’s assistance while offering consultations, seminars and
information resources. “This is the best job I’ve ever had,” He said that most of the people Simpson deals with are
back to our local community
said Simpson. “We help people to start and grow their busi- involved with start-ups, and that success for these entrepre-
• Be in business for at least six months
ness and, as part of this, I’m a big supporter of the global neurs is vital during a time of recession. “Most small busi-
• Have less than 100 employees nesses have few specialists they can go to, and Donna does
• Be a for-proﬁt business. a real yeoman’s job in helping them,” said Dickson.
Simpson explained how the SBDC’s role has changed during
Small Business Spotlight winners are honored with a com- Simpson and other award winners were recognized during
the recent turbulent economic times. “The SBDC wants
memorative plaque and featured in The Northeast Penn- an “SBA Day at the Ballpark” celebration in Philadelphia
business ventures to be successful and the truth about
sylvania Business Journal and the bi-monthly Chamber ﬁnancing or the viability of a business plan ensures that suc- earlier in May. An award ceremony and luncheon preceded
newsletter, Newsbriefs (see page 6). cess,” she said. “We perform honest evaluations of ideas attendance at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game at
and give reality checks on subjects such as credit. We’re the Citizens Bank Park.
To nominate a deserving small business, download an
Principals involved with the Scranton Temple Residence Program’s inaugural Fellowship Pro-
gram in Cardiology.
application form at www.scrantonchamber.com or con-
tact Nicole Barber at The Greater Scranton of Com-
merce (570) 342-7711.
Cardiology Fellows at STRP will work closely with
board-certiﬁed cardiologists over the course of the pro-
gram, says STRP President and CEO, Robert E. Wright,
M.D., F.A.C.P. “The demographics of our region are
very unique,” said Dr. Wright. “Northeastern Pennsyl-
vania, because of the age of our population, is an ex-
cellent environment in which to study heart disease.
Two of our sponsoring hospitals, Mercy Hospital and
Community Medical Center, have developed top-qual-
ity programs in all clinical aspects of heart and vascular
care. That is precisely the kind of environment where,
working with local board-certiﬁed cardiologists, cardi-
ology fellows can gain valuable insights into state-of-
the-art cardiology and develop valuable research to
further contribute to this exciting area of medicine.”
Dr. Wright pointed to a serious national and local short-
age of heart specialists as one of the considerations firstname.lastname@example.org
leading to the development of the STRP Cardiology
Fellowship. “There are fewer than 200 advanced train-
ing programs for heart specialists in the nation,” he
said. “Other than STRP, regional cardiology fellowship
programs are found in Allentown, Sayre, Danville and
Continued on page 15
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