Chamber of Commerce Hosts Women’s Network Luncheon

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently held a Women’s Network Luncheon at Glenmaura National Golf Club, the first in-person event the Chamber held since March due to COVID-19. The event was sponsored by Fidelity Bank.

Shown from left are: Jill Valentini, AVP, retail branch manager II, Fidelity Bank; Paige Cognetti, Mayor of Scranton, the keynote speaker, and Mari Potis, director of membership and events, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber introduced its “COVID comfort band” system at the luncheon. Guests were asked to wear a wristband associated with their level of social comfort. 

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Resources

chamber of commerceIn the current COVID-19 environment, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce understands that things are not business as usual.

We are here to ensure our members and the community that we are available to help. The Chamber staff is working remotely and available to support our member businesses. Businesses can email with any questions, updates or needs and someone from our team will respond.

The Chamber has also set up an Important Resources page online which houses both local and national updates regarding COVID-19. Visitors who visit the page –  – will find information on the following topics, and more:

  • State and federal notifications
  • Financial assistance information for businesses
  • Local restaurants and other businesses offering alternative services
  • Local healthcare, banking, transportation and media updates
  • COVID-19 updates from CDC and DOH
  • Important members news and updates

The Chamber encourages members to also regularly monitor our website and social media channels, as well as their email for continuous communications. We are here to serve our community and the businesses that keep it alive.



Chamber of Commerce Now Accepting Application for ATHENA Award

chamber of commerceThe Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced that applications for the ATHENA Award are now available.

Nominations are now being accepted for the ATHENA Award, which will be presented at the Chamber’s International Women’s Day Celebration, to be held on Friday, March 6, to an exceptional individual who has achieved excellence in her/his business or profession, has served the community in a meaningful way and has assisted women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills. 

The ATHENA Award was first presented in 1982 in Lansing, Michigan and has grown to include presentations to more than 5,000 individuals in hundreds of cities in the United States as well as in Canada, China, Russia and the United Kingdom. 

The award takes the form of a hand-cast bronze sculpture symbolizing the strength, courage and wisdom of the recipient.

The Chamber believes in the values underlying ATHENA International’s philosophy of incorporating the talent and expertise of women into the leadership of our businesses, our communities and our government. The spirit of the ATHENA Award® Program is captured in a quotation from Plato, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” By honoring exceptional leaders, others will be encouraged to excel.

The ATHENA Award® Program is nationally underwritten by General Motors and National City Bank. Local sponsorship is provided by Bank of America and Michael A. Barbetti, CPA. 

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 31, and may be submitted online via