Nibbles & Bits Owner Maggie Caplin Awarded Empower Scholarship

Maggie-Calpin-Owner-of-Nibbles-Bits-in-Scranton-Pennsylvania-600x600Maggie Calpin of Nibbles & Bits, Dunmore, is among the 2019 recipients of the Peoples Security Bank Empower Scholarship, given in partnership with The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

The Peoples Security Bank Empower Scholarship Program provides opportunities for individuals and small businesses to attend and/or participate as a vendor at Empower NEPA Women’s Leadership Conference.

This year’s attendee recipients are as follows: Rosemary Bohenek, Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA; Erika Bruckner, Clarks Summit University; Maggie Calpin, Nibbles & Bits; Jessica Colvin, Pure Suds Co.; Ashley Geiser, UPMC Susquehanna; Marina Ginko, Crocus Café; Michelle Halabura, American Red Cross; Faith Ann Liuzzo-Bartholomew, FAB Travel; Bridget Moran Gianino, Bee’s Backyard; and Asia Wallace, Paradise Sweets & Soulful Eats.

This year marketplace vendor recipients are: 13 Olives, AOS Metals, FAB Travel, N3 Cleaning Services LLC, Nearme Yoga, Nibbles and Bits, On & On, Pure Suds, The Naked Angel and Township Trading Co.       

“At Peoples Security Bank, we strongly believe in contributing our resources to make our community a better place to live and work,” said Thomas P. Tulaney, Senior Executive Vice President. “This scholarship program perfectly fits that mission as it will help more people further enhance their professional goals through participating in the Empower conference.”

Empower is the premier women’s leadership event in our region. Peoples Security Bank & Trust serves as the presenting sponsor. Empower is a day-long conference that highlights the ability all women have to create positive change in their communities and in their own lives, while recognizing the extraordinary power that exists when women come together to support each other.

“The Empower conference is truly a great opportunity for this area’s professionals to celebrate women’s contributions to our region’s—and our nation’s—cultural landscape,” said Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “Thanks to the generous support of Peoples Security Bank & Trust, we will be able to help more women discover their personal power as a result of participating in this initiative.”

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Nibbles & Bits Sets Grand Opening for New Location

44065425_1836863123016207_7404148246752264192_oGourmet gift shop Nibbles & Bits will celebrate the grand opening of its new location at 205 S. Blakely St., Dunmore, on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5-8 p.m.

Light fare and musical entertainment will be provided. Marking its 33rd year in business, Nibbles & Bits was established in Dunmore in 1985. Current owner Maggie Calpin purchased the business in 2009 and moved the business to its most recent location in Green Ridge in 2016.

“I am beyond excited for this opportunity,” said Ms. Calpin.

19397185_1336194653083059_2903858189970269295_n“From our own parking lot to a larger storefront and handicapped- and stroller-accessible ramps, we will be able to give our customers access to an even larger selection of gourmet treats and gifts. We can’t wait to welcome friends and neighbors, both old and new, to our new location.”

Ms. Calpin’s creations through the Nibbles & Bits brand are featured statewide, including at select Wegman’s stores and at McLanahan’s Book Stores in State College.

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