Free COVID-19 Workplace Vaccine Clinics

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce – in partnership with Lackawanna County – is offering Lackawanna County businesses the opportunity to set up free, on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics for employees and their families, including children ages 12-15.

“As a business organization, the Chamber understands the impact COVID-19 has had on our community,” said Bob Durkin, president of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “Collaborating with Lackawanna County on this initiative gives us the opportunity to help our businesses and their employees in fostering a safe work environment, as well as supporting the NEPA economy.”

“The pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on the national, state, and local economic landscape. As we begin to return to work and a sense of normalcy, it is vital for everyone to get vaccinated for their own protection and that of others.  Companies that hold vaccine clinics for their employees are to be lauded for their commitment to their workers in an attempt to safely move ahead to return to the environment everyone is accustomed to,” explained the Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners. 

Lackawanna County and their approved vaccine providers will coordinate the clinics for the businesses that apply. Businesses looking to schedule a clinic can apply at www.scrantonchamber.com/covid-19-workplace-vaccine-clinics.

For more information or questions, contact Amy Luyster at aluyster@scrantonchamber.com.

Leadership Lackawanna Now Accepting Applications

Leadership Lackawanna, the premier community leadership and professional development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for three of its programs.

Leadership U with Penn State Scranton

*For Lackawanna County High School Seniors (Apply as a Junior)

*Application Deadline May 7

*Collegiate Level Course on Community Engagement, Financial Literacy, and More. Earn 3 College Credits!

*In-Person Program Begins June 30 

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

*For Lackawanna County High School Juniors (Apply as Sophomores)

*Application Deadline May 7

*Leadership program to gain real-world experiences in the areas of philanthropy, non-profit organizations and community service

*Program Begins October 2021

Core Program

*For Lackawanna County Professionals

*Application Deadline June 30

*Areas of focus include leadership, interpersonal communications, equity, community development, project management, history and more

*Program Begins September 2021

Those interested can apply at LeadershipLackawanna.com.

2021 SAGE Award Winners

A large number of Dunmore businesses were winners when The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosted its Chamber Gala in March presenting the 2021 SAGE Awards – the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. 

Borough businesses who came up winners included Fidelity Bank, Business of the Year winner; DePietro’s Pharmacy, Impact: Community Outreach winner; Space Time Mead & Cider Works, New and Emerging Business of the Year winner; Hematology & Oncology Associates of NEPA, People’s Choice winner, and United Sports Academy, Small Business of the Year.

This year’s event was a hybrid celebration with SAGE finalists and award sponsors attending at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, while other guests enjoyed viewing parties from home via Zoom.

Chamber president, Bob Durkin, and Chamber board chair, Patrick Fricchione, opened the ceremony thanking all finalists, award sponsors, and Gala sponsors for their dedication to the NEPA community. Emcee for the evening was Thom Welby, with musical entertainment provided by Lexington Entertainment.

The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. This year, the awards were enhanced to honor and recognize the innovation our local businesses employed due to COVID-19.