Members of the Empower Northeast PA Women’s Leadership Conference planning committee recently met in preparation for next year’s conference, which will take place on Friday, April 17, 2020. This conference, now in its sixth year, is hosted by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
Shown front row, from left: Michelle McKitish, Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; Cathy Weschler, Lackawanna College; Mari Potis, director of membership and events, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Kelly Fard, Hilton Scranton & Conference Center; and Kristine Augustine, vice president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
Back row: Joanne McDonald, Montage Mountain; Brandi Bartush, Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce; Kathy DeLeo, Fidelity Bank; Lisa Hall Zielinski, University of Scranton Small Business Development Center; Jessica Kalinoski, Admiral Management; Michele Orrson, Pathways to Inner Healing; and Tina Bechaver, events and membership assistant, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently announced the finalists for the 2019 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity and innovation. The winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Chamber Gala, held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center.
Among the Dunmore nominees are Borough of Dunmore for Schautz Stadium in the Pride and Progress: Exterior Renovations category; FNCB Bank in the Pride and Progress: New Construction category, and Penn State Scranton in the Pride and Progress: Interior Renovations category.
Space Time Mead & Cider Works, located on South Blakely Street in Dunmore, is in the running for New and Emerging Business of the Year. United Sports Academy is nominated for Business of the Year.
Nearly 100 applications were received for this year’s awards and nearly 40 community leaders and professionals volunteered to review applications and select finalists. The Chamber is proud to honor businesses that are making valuable contributions to the region and contributing to our overall quality of life.
The finalists, in each category, are:
Best Practices in Community Involvement
Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates
The Settlers Inn
Best Practices in Customer Service
Center City Print
Hilton Scranton & Conference Center
Best Practices in Marketing & Communications
Horizon Dental Care
Business of the Year
CC Cleaning Services
United Sports Academy
Fastest Growing Company
CaPAA of NEPA, LLC
We Talk Shirty
Lackawanna College “Learning Life Skills”
Marketplace at Steamtown “Small Space, Big Dreams Contest”
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently hosted “Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence” at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center.
Patricipants included, front row, from left: Mary Malone, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce; Lauren Scott, Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce; Sherry Frable amd Brooke Caviston, Marywood University; Jill George and Lisa Cavage, The Dime Bank; Katie Kammerer Highmark Blue Cross; and Mari Potis, director of membership and events, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
Back row: Kimberlee Greenleaf, Entercom; Noelle Krempasky, Fidelity Bank; Steve Zayac, Entercom; Judy Comerford, Fidelity Bank; J.J. Gaughan amd Tom DePietro, DePietro’s Pharmacy; Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Mileise Sabbatini, NET Credit Union; Melissa Rushworth, Honesdale National Bank; Dawn Gronski and Richard Drust, FNCB Bank; Brian Simokaski, Amy Seamon and Colleen Kennedy-Lovecchio, Prudential; and Gina Suydam, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce.