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  • Wilkes-Barre Connect Spotlight Series to hold first quarterly speaker series of 2018 on March 22nd

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    February 14, 2018
    WILKES BARRE, PA: The Wilkes-Barre Connect Spotlight series will hold its first event of 2018, on Thursday, March 22nd at 5 PM in the Wilkes-Barre THINK Center, located at 7 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.
    The Spotlight program features quarterly events that provide an opportunity for industry leaders, entrepreneurs and students in NEPA to meet, discuss, and identify potential partnerships. Each event features a fifteen-minute presentation from an entrepreneur– our version of TED Talks, while also highlighting some of our up-and-coming local businesses and entrepreneurs.  In 2017, the Spotlight series featured presentations from James Marciano, Helen Lavelle, and Kris Jones.
    Spotlight is coordinated by the Diamond City Partnership and sponsored by Penn State Wilkes-Barre, through the INVENT Penn State Initiative. Launched in 2015 by Penn State President Dr. Eric Barron, INVENT Penn State is a Commonwealth-wide initiative to spur economic development, job creation, and student career success.

    About Wilkes-Barre Connect:
    Wilkes-Barre Connect is an initiative powered by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, that helps businesses grow in Northeastern Pennsylvania, featuring a partnership among the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, the Diamond City Partnership, the Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development, 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 THINK Center, a space made possible by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Invent Penn State initiative.

    Spotlight is FREE to attend, but requires each attendee to register prior to the event.  Interested parties can register by visiting http://www.wilkes-barre.org/events/details/wilkes-barre-connect-spotlight-series-5349.  For more information on the event, or how you can become one of the featured local businesses or entrepreneurs, please contact Lindsay Bezick at 570-408-1724.
    Lindsay Bezick, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce
    (570) 408-1728
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