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    Meghan Flanagan
    Wednesday, May 2, 2018
    Martz Group is a fifth generation, family owned and run company that began in 1908 as the White Transit company and was made up of just one flatbed truck with four rows of bench seats, driven by founder Frank Martz Sr. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    Since its start as a one office, eight agent company, Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Inc. has since grown into a market leader with 100 team members at six different offices located in Clarks Summit, Kingston, Mountain Top, Hazle Township, Wilkes-Barre and the Back Mountain. Read more
    Adam Ercolani
    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    The apartments at Lexington Commons were “built to bring a new style of apartments to the Wyoming Valley. Our focus is to offer luxury living with all the conveniences of a home,” says Community Manager Jane Mainolfi. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Wilkes University has recently become the only school within a two-hour range to offer both a major and a minor in Hospitality Leadership, a program that was developed to support the vibrant hospitality industry in our region. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018
    While Tech42 has been providing high quality IT services to the NEPA region for the past eight years, their recent shift away from a break/fix model of business to focus on managed IT services has allowed them to better assist in the growth and development of their clients and their businesses. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Wednesday, December 20, 2017
    Scent-Sations, Inc., also known as Mia Bella’s Candles, has a growing international footprint in the production and sales of all natural, specialty candles at their headquarters in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Brighter Journeys is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to help over 1,000 children in Luzerne County with special needs, providing resources and support to these individuals and their families. “We really want to be a support and a resource for the parents of special needs children. We want to be a go-to for parents who need help,” says co-founder Lisa Platko Urbanski. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    For nearly five years, El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant has brought authentic Mexican food to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square. Owner Paola Mendez says that the restaurant contributes to the variety of different culinary options along the square, giving local residents, workers, students, and visitors more options for lunch and dinner dining. “We want you to feel at home. We try to make it as fresh as possible by making smaller batches throughout the day. It’s more work but it feels homier, as opposed to mass production,” says Mendez. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017
    Greg Collins, a 25-year company veteran at Wells Fargo, has led more than 300 team members and oversaw the operations of 37 Wells Fargo branch banking offices across nine counties. Previously, he served the bank in leadership roles in northeast Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Seven years ago, Hannah Burgess revamped her family's legacy honey production and distribution business, creating The Beekeeper's Daughter. "Beekeeping has been in my family for quite a few generations now. My grandfather made us commercial in the early 50’s and now my father runs it, so we’ve been keeping bees for a long time. At the time, we only sold our honey to bigger companies and we only did private labels. We would keep a little bit of honey on the farm for people to purchase, but it wasn’t much," says Burgess. "Then, I came up with the idea to start packaging our own product and getting into doing our own bottling, our own retailing, and our own wholesaling, versus just selling it in large quantities by the drum." Read more
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