NEPA Scene Staff

Downtown Wilkes-Barre celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 with sales, raffles, and more

Downtown Wilkes-Barre celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28 with sales, raffles, and more

From a press release: The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Diamond City Partnership have teamed up with more than a dozen businesses within downtown Wilkes-Barre in order to celebrate the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. The nationally celebrated day will offer Wilkes-Barre shoppers a chance for promotions and savings in their favorite […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The winners of the 2015 Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce SAGE Awards are…

The winners of the 2015 Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce SAGE Awards are…

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction announced the winners for the 2015 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation, at the Chamber Gala on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at The Theater at Lackawanna College. More than 100 applications […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: The truth about streaming music and artist payouts

PUTTING IN WORK: The truth about streaming music and artist payouts

Independent musicians have to fight for every dollar, and CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux knows this well. With growing reports of artists not getting paid by streaming platforms, it’s easy to think that they aren’t a realistic revenue stream for indies. When I caught up with Tracy at the Future of Music Policy Summit in […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Home Yoga & Barre celebrates grand opening in West Pittston, talks fitness and karma

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Home Yoga & Barre celebrates grand opening in West Pittston, talks fitness and karma

Greetings, and thanks for reading this week’s edition of Strength & Focus. During my college years, I heard a few professors reference NEPA as “the armpit of America,” and I’m sure you’ve heard that frequent complaint: “There’s nothing to do in NEPA.” Perhaps you’ve even heard that certain streets maintain records for the abundance of […]

 Mark Uricheck

Talking bands, business, venues, and life on the road with the merch guy

Talking bands, business, venues, and life on the road with the merch guy

Full disclosure, Bob Russamano and I go back a ways. I first met Bob in 1994, when we were both incoming freshmen at King’s College. The Lehigh Valley native/current Philadelphia resident and I shared a deep love of music – something we’re still both pursuing today. As a couple of Mass Communications majors, we had […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The gals behind the sights and scents of Alchemy Home Company in Scranton

Japhy Creative, a new Scranton media company, just released a video about another business located in the Electric City – Alchemy Home Company, a “natural potions, perfumes, and oddities” shop. Interviewing founder/owner Stacy Giovannucci throughout, the video has the feel of a short film, artistically portraying the atmosphere of the shop, which she operates with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

From a press release: Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade have partnered up to present the second annual Holiday on the Square, taking place Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, with over 50 participating artists and artisan vendors. Holiday on the Square […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Greater Scranton Chamber Gala and SAGE Awards, 11/11/14

PHOTOS: Greater Scranton Chamber Gala and SAGE Awards, 11/11/14

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction always go all out with the annual Chamber Gala, and this year was no exception. From the red carpet entrance to the Ballet Theatre of Scranton‘s high-energy performance at The Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton, the 2014 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence) on […]

 Lora Kormos

Owner of Miss Ellie’s Cakes retires, hoping to pass the sweet legacy on

Owner of Miss Ellie’s Cakes retires, hoping to pass the sweet legacy on

Scranton baker spent 19 years in business, taking over in 1995

For the past 19 years, Diane Flanagan’s day could be described as hectic. She would greet customers, take orders, bake cakes and cookies, and decorate cakes, all while maintaining her business. She knew firsthand what it was like to work a 19 hour day. But since Friday, Oct. 25, her daily routine has become a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Winners of 2014 SAGE Awards announced at Scranton Chamber Gala

Winners of 2014 SAGE Awards announced at Scranton Chamber Gala

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction have announced the winners for the 2014 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winner of each award category was announced at The Chamber Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at […]

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