Cancer Institute to host Spirit of Hope Celebration on November 3rd

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The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and the Board of Ambassadors and Associate Board will host its sixth annual Spirit of Hope Celebration on Friday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the Keystone Grand Ballroom. The event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, live music by Paul LaBelle and The Exact Change Band and a live and silent auction.

Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by calling the Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984 or online at www.cancernepa.org. The 2017 Tribute to Courage honorees are Paul and Sharon LaBelle.

Front row, from left: Amanda E. Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute; Tom DePietro, Traci Fosnot, event chair; Angela Rempe Jones, Robin Long, Atty. Eugene D. Sperazza, Patrick Sicilio, Leo P. Vergnetti, Board of Ambassador chair, and Patty Vergnetti.

Back row: Brian McQuestion, Thomas P. Cummings III, Nick Colangelo, Atty. Tom P. Cummings Jr., Joe Van Wie, Roxanne Schulman, Karen M. Saunders, president of Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and Atty. Mark Conway.

 

Women’s Leadership Conference at Mohegan Sun

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More than 450 professionals from throughout the region recently attended the second annual Northeast PA Women’s Leadership Conference at Mohegan Sun Pocono. This regional, day-long conference is designed to emphasize women’s ability to forge a positive change in their communities and in their personal and professional lives while highlighting the incredible energy created when women come together to support one another.

This year’s keynote speakers were award-winning columnist, author and national champion storyteller Kindra Hall and nationally recognized author, speaker and branding professional Cindy Ratzlaff. Executive track speakers included Diane Baldi of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Lisa Golden of Geisinger Community Medical Center, Bobbi-Jo Romanishan of Mental Toughness University and Dana Zimmer of Tribune Media. Emerging professionals track speakers included Danielle Fleming of NOTE Fragrances, Melissa Keklak of MMKpr, Katie Murphy, formerly of NBC Universal, and Susan Unvarsky of Prudential.

The Northeast PA Women’s Leadership Conference is a regional event presented by the Greater Scranton, Pittston, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Back Mountain Chambers of Commerce.

Sponsors and organizers of the second annual Northeast PA Women’s Leadership Conference gather after the breakfast keynote session. From left: Bob Durkin, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Greg Gagorik, Toyota of Scranton; Meghan Gagorik, Toyota of Scranton; Cindy Ratzlaff, breakfast keynote speaker; Craig Best, Peoples Security Bank; Mari Potis, director of membership and events of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; and Peter Danchak, PNC Bank.