Shark Tank’s Newest Shark to Speak at Chamber’s Annual Dinner

Matt Higgins, the newest shark on ABC’s hit show, “Shark Tank,” and vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins, will be keynote speaker at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s 151st annual dinner, sponsored by PNC Bank, on Thursday, March 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

Before appearing on the tenth season of “Shark Tank,” Higgins made his career as the co-founder of RSE Ventures, a private investment firm headquartered in New York City that focuses on sports and entertainment, media and marketing, food and lifestyle, and technology.

As vice chairman of the Miami Dolphins, Higgins has focused on bringing major sports and entertainment events to South Florida, while building leading sports enterprises at RSE from the ground up. As soccer was finally hitting its stride in the U.S., RSE launched the International Champions Cup, now the largest privately-owned soccer tournament, drawing the top international teams and over 140 million viewers. RSE also anticipated the emergence of recreational drone racing and backed the launch of the Drone Racing League, which has become the top drone racing circuit.

Higgins has supported many socially driven organizations, working most closely with Autism Speaks and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) as a founding board member. He also serves on the boards of Momofuku, Milk Bar, VaynerMedia, Bluestone Lane, RESY and &pizza and has been named a top 40 executive in New York and one of the most outstanding executives in sports.

Tickets for the annual dinner are available at www.scrantonchamber.com.

Philadelphia Eagles player named keynote speaker for Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner

jon-dorenbos-chamber-speakerPhiladelphia Eagles long snapper and America’s Got Talent finalist Jon Dorenbos will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s 149th Annual Dinner, sponsored by PNC Bank.

A NFL player for the past 14 years, Dorenbos most recently wowed America with his inspirational performances on NBC’s hit television show, America’s Got Talent. Dorenbos finished in third place among thousands of competitors. His performances emphasize the importance of choice, drawing from Dorenbos’s personal tragedy when his father, a Microsoft consultant, brutally murdered his mother when he was 12 years old. Dorenbos chose to rise through adversity, set goals, no matter how high, and then plan and execute the necessary steps required to achieve them.

As a professional keynote speaker since 2008, Dorenbos has motivated and wowed audiences including the NFL, Screen Writers Guild, Boeing , Lincoln Financial, Jackson Financial, Taco Bell, the NBA, Hard Rock, Merrill Lynch and numerous other Fortune 500 companies.

The Chamber Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. For tickets or for more information, visit www.scrantonchamber.com.

 

Congressman Cartwright to Speak at Women’s Commission Breakfast

Seated from left to right are: Jemille A. Zaydon, commission past president; Donna Barbetti, commission president; and Judy Cosgrove, breakfast chair.   Standing from left to right are: Marie Santilli, breakfast co-chair; Kris Pocius; Marilyn Vitali Flynn, secretary; and Marie Ciuferri.

Seated from left to right are: Jemille A. Zaydon, commission past president; Donna Barbetti, commission president; and Judy Cosgrove, breakfast chair. Standing from left to right are: Marie Santilli, breakfast co-chair; Kris Pocius; Marilyn Vitali Flynn, secretary; and Marie Ciuferri.

United States Congressman Matthew Cartwright will be the keynote speaker at the annual Legislative Breakfast of the Lackawanna County Commission for Women. The event is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6, from 8:30-11 a.m. at La Buona Vita in Dunmore.  

Dr. Kathleen P. Munley and Sara Christina Wolff will be honored at the event and special recognition will be given to The ARC and Donald W. Broderick, ARC’s executive director.