Join us for a Wilkes-Barre Connect Spotlight series on September 30th at 5 PM! This event will feature Clancy Cash Harrison, the Founder of The Food Dignity Project and President of Al Beech Food Pantry; Natalie Lynn, the Owner/Operator of Counterpart Kombucha and the Co-Owner/Operator of The Canning House; and Corinne Farrell, Owner & 500hr E-RYT, LMT at Balance Yoga and Wellness.
As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, international speaker, and author, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the US. Her mission to demolish the stigma around healthy food access places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.
Clancy is the founder of the Food Dignity® Project, a strategic program for leaders who want to shift how they approach nutrition outreach by making healthy food access a priority. She transforms the lives of thousands of people through her work with corporations, non-profit organizations, and universities.
Currently, Clancy is an advisory board member for the Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics Food Insecurity EPIC program, Ambassador of the National Dairy Council, and the President of the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry. Since the onset of COVID-19 Clancy has distributed nearly 1 million meals in her community to improve access to healthy food through effective collaborations.
You can tune in weekly with Clancy at The Food Dignity® Podcast.
Natalie started Counterpart Kombucha nearly 7 years ago when her hobby grew into a business. From selling out of the trunk of her car, to over 70 business?-she has certainly learned a lot along the way. With the main focus being wholesale relationships, she also has a direct to consumer program.
A year and a half ago she and her partner Connor Scalleat opened The Canning House in Forty Fort.
A self-taught entrepreneur with no sights on stopping anytime soon! While the past few months have been challenging, it has also been a time to focus relentlessly on being creative and navigating the unknown.
Corinne Farrell is here to help you create a balanced body and mind. To that aim, she studies extensively in the fields of Yoga, Personal Training, Cycling, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Slacklining & Acrobatics. She?s known for her masterful approach to all things kinesthetic, and happily offers her extensive knowledge to help you live a richer, fuller, more active life.
Join us for a FREE watch party at River Grille in Wilkes-Barre for the first 20 women who register for this event, OR complete a FREE registration to receive a dedicated YouTube link to the livestream. This session will also be streamed live on the Connect Facebook page for those who prefer to view on the Chamber?s Facebook page, @gwbchamber.
About the Program: The Spotlight program features quarterly events that provide an opportunity for industry leaders and entrepreneurs in NEPA to meet, discuss and identify potential partnerships. Each event features a fifteen-minute presentation from an entrepreneur with regional ties, as well as video spotlights featuring local entrepreneurs, students, and non-profits.
Spotlight is a Wilkes-Barre Connect program coordinated by the Diamond City Partnership and sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre, through the Invent Penn State initiative.
About Wilkes-Barre Connect: The Wilkes-Barre Connect program helps businesses grow in NEPA. Powered by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, Connect features partnerships among the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, the Diamond City Partnership, the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development at Wilkes University, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Family Business Alliance at Wilkes University, and the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University. Wilkes-Barre Connect is housed in Wilkes-Barre?s T.H.I.N.K Center, a space made possible by the Invent Penn State initiative.
For more information about the Wilkes-Barre Connect Program please visit http://www.wilkesbarreconnect.org/