Take Photos of Food, Drink for Area Contest

Taking a page out of both the prophets and medieval times lore, Lackawanna County and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce are asking local restaurants and other food and beverage establishments to participate in the “Lackawanna Eat, Drink and Be Merry Restaurant Trail” holiday promotional photo contest activity.  

Interested patrons are invited to take and post photos of their favorite food or drink items at a local establishment(s) for a chance to win a gift card prize.  Restaurants/establishments must register to be part of the activity.  They will then be contacted with the contest’s details.   

The “Lackawanna Eat, Drink and Be Merry Restaurant Trail” will be marketed on the Chamber and Lackawanna Markets websites in conjunction with other partners throughout the holidays. There is no cost to participate, and the deadline to submit information is Friday, Oct. 15. 

The registration form is located at https://bit.ly/3tKFS8M

For more information, contact Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, at 570.496.1724 or email her at mcguiganm@lackawannacounty.org.  

Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company Receives $100,000 Grant

The Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) – the economic development affiliate of The Greater Scranton of Commerce – received a $100,000 Local Share Account (LSA) grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a national advertising campaign targeted at remote workers and talent attraction.

The goal is to draw awareness of career opportunities available and recruit new talent to Lackawanna County.

Local state-elected officials who gave their support in receiving the grant are shown, from left,  with Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Rep. Kyle Mullins, Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, Senator Marty Flynn, Rep. Mike Carroll, and P. Timothy Kelly, Esq., Needle Law.

Scranton Plan Hosts Summer Festival

Participating in the Summer Festival were, from left: Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; David DePetris, Legend Properties; Ken Okrepkie, Ben Franklin Technology; Dave Beal, Hart Corporation; Jeff St. Thomas, McBride Corporate Real Estate, and Pete Danchak, PNC Bank and The Scranton Plan co-chair.

The Scranton Plan, an affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently held its annual Summer Festival at the Country Club of Scranton.

The Summer Festival is an economic development marketing initiative targeting site selection consultants, real estate professionals and corporate expansion and relocation executives. The festival’s goal is to introduce the quality of life and business opportunities available in Lackawanna County. This year’s event welcomed more than 90 guests, many from neighboring states who had the opportunity to network and experience first-hand the quality of life and business opportunities available in the area.

“Summer Festival is one of our most successful marketing tools, allowing us to showcase the real estate and quality of life of Lackawanna County. Real estate professionals, site selection consultants, and corporate executives representing companies looking for corporate expansion were in attendance and able to see firsthand the many business opportunities available in our area,” said Amy S. Luyster, vice president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s Summer Festival was co-sponsored by Lackawanna County, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, UGI Utilities, Inc., Trammell Crow Company, Quandel Construction, Sordoni Construction Services, Inc., Colwell-Naegele Associates, Inc., and NorthPoint Development.