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    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
    Meghan Flanagan
    Thursday, September 28, 2017
    From original techniques and trademark classes to goat yoga, the Zen Barre® studio in Dallas offers innovative fitness instruction to the NEPA region and beyond. “Zen Barre® is my own method. I created it and I trademarked it, which is something that’s unique about this studio. Zen Barre® is a registered trademark class and is a mixture of Barre, Pilates, yoga, and strength training,” says owner and instructor Jonelle Dickson. “I certify people online and in live trainings all over the world to become instructors in the Zen Barre® method.” Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Since the premiere of Sabatini’s Bottleshop and Beer Bar in June of 2015, the shop has since become a “destination for beer people,” says owner Lindo Sabatini. Read more
    Meghan Flanagan
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    For over thirteen years, Avenue Restaurant and Catering has welcomed locals and celebrities alike into its Wyoming home. In 2008, Avenue Restaurant and Catering made national news for hosting then President-elect Barack Obama on his campaign trail. In 2016, they had a visit from Diane Sawyer during the filming of an ABC-TV news special. Read more
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