NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

From a press release: The CSforALL movement to bring computer science to all U.S. students marked a major growth milestone today. Along with 126 organizations, Wilkes-Barre Connect has made a new commitment to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase. “Our team here […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber announces annual award recipients, dinner live stream on Nov. 19

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber announces annual award recipients, dinner live stream on Nov. 19

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will honor 13 local businesses and individuals and celebrate the community this Thursday, Nov. 19 at the 2020 Annual Dinner Celebration. This live streamed event will be presented by Mohegan Sun Pocono. Attendees can register to receive a private YouTube viewing link for the stream […]

 Rich Howells

Live Nation plans for concerts to return ‘at scale’ by summer of 2021

Live Nation plans for concerts to return ‘at scale’ by summer of 2021

Despite a steep 95 percent drop in revenue this summer, Live Nation is optimistic that concerts will return “at scale” next year. On Nov. 5, Live Nation Entertainment reported $184 million in total revenue from July through September, as compared to $3.7 billion in the third quarter of 2019. The second quarter saw a 98 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

From a press release: Ticketmaster, the largest ticket distribution company in the United States, recently announced the development of SmartEvent, a new suite of technology tools that gives event organizers the ability to adapt protocols to meet evolving needs of capacity, distancing, and other logistics throughout the reopening journey for concerts, sports, comedy shows, and […]

 Rich Howells

Save Our Stages legislation moves forward as NEPA music venues await federal aid, among other small businesses

Save Our Stages legislation moves forward as NEPA music venues await federal aid, among other small businesses

Since COVID-19 shut down music venues across the country, the National Independent Venue Association has been pushing legislation that will help those businesses stay afloat, including several venues and festivals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Half a year later, it is finally starting to pick up steam in the state and federal government. The Save Our Stages […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Small businesses can ‘test drive’ retail locations for Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Market, opening Nov. 28

Small businesses can ‘test drive’ retail locations for Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Market, opening Nov. 28

From a press release: Applications are now open for small businesses interested in test driving a retail location as part of downtown Wilkes-Barre’s 2020 Holiday Pop-Up Market, which will open on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. Since 2018, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Market has provided local independent retailers, whether they are established or just […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Luzerne County Chambers launch Project EVOLVE to support businesses affected by COVID-19

Luzerne County Chambers launch Project EVOLVE to support businesses affected by COVID-19

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre, Greater Hazleton, Greater Pittston, and Back Mountain Chambers of Commerce have launched a new economic development initiative called Project EVOLVE. Project EVOLVE is an initiative designed to identify solutions and align external innovation to assist local businesses as they adjust to, and thrive in, the new post-COVID economy. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

From a press release: In this time of separation and social distancing, NEPA Strong and over 80 local businesses are coming together virtually for a Christmas in July auction on Sunday, July 26 via Facebook. The list of items continues to grow and already includes commitments from some of the area’s finest names in apparel, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

From a press release: Formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown, the National Independent Venue Association now has nearly 2,000 members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including venues like Stage West in Scranton and State College, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, and ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Cafe and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure businesses are prepared to reopen as Lackawanna County moves into the yellow phase this Friday, June 5. Both Geisinger and the Scranton Chamber have released several important resources for Northeastern Pennsylvania companies to use as they prepare to get back to business. […]