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570 Day highlights the best local people, businesses, scenery, and more on social media on May 7

570 Day highlights the best local people, businesses, scenery, and more on social media on May 7

From a press release: Northeast Pennsylvania packs a whole lot into one corner of the state. From hiking trails and breathtaking vistas, to ski slopes and water parks, to craft breweries and eateries dishing out local flavor… the list goes on and on. That’s the idea behind 570 Day taking place on Friday, May 7. […]

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Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

From press releases: Both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties will release millions of dollars in grants to help restaurants, hotels, and other businesses in the hospitality industry following an exceptionally difficult year. In February, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 1 of 2021 into law, which set aside $145 million to establish the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery […]

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Hatchet Factory in Forty Fort opens rage room to release the stress of 2020

From a press release: The owners of The Hatchet Factory in Forty Fort have announced a new addition to their unique business with the grand opening of Rage at the Factory, the area’s first rage room. Denise Ogurkis, Nicole Smith, and Nicholas Smith have expanded their presence in Luzerne County by taking over a space […]

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Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Shops open on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28

Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Shops open on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28

From a press release: The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Diamond City Partnership will officially open the new Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Shops with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:30 a.m. on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square. Starting this weekend, nine of these individual and socially distant shops […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Businesses take ‘Luzerne County Ready Pledge’ to reopen safely in yellow phase on May 29

Businesses take ‘Luzerne County Ready Pledge’ to reopen safely in yellow phase on May 29

From a press release: As Luzerne County prepares to transition into the yellow phase of reopening this week, local organizations are launching the new Luzerne County Ready Pledge to communicate a commitment made by businesses of all sizes to protect the health, safety, and well-being of their employees and customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Being […]

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Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

From a press release: At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 on the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a special ribbon cutting will take place outside of the Bee Hive Gift Shop in Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre. The ribbon cutting kicks off Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a day of events dedicated to […]

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Wilkes-Barre THINK Center hosts NEPA Creative monthly meetup on Aug. 20

Wilkes-Barre THINK Center hosts NEPA Creative monthly meetup on Aug. 20

From a press release: Creative individuals from across Northeastern Pennsylvania will gather at the Wilkes-Barre THINK Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. for the next NEPA Creative meetup. Presented each month by Internet marketing company Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect, an extension of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the free event […]