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Back Mountain Business Expo seeking vendors for April 14 event at Misericordia University

Hildy Ide and Gary Williams, co-owner of the Fire and Ice restaurant in Shavertown, chat during last year’s Back Mountain Business Expo. DALLAS —Organizers of the sixth annual Back Mountain Business Expo are seeking vendors for this year’s event to be held April 14 at Misericordia University. The Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo […]

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Dunmore-based First National Community Bank released from federal consent order

Bone FNCB 2010 Consent Order DUNMORE — First National Community Bank was released Wednesday from a federal consent order issued by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The 42-page order, issued in September 2010, was a result of an extensive review of the Dunmore-based financial institution. The order defined 21 articles the community […]

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Business dreams made reality with crowdfunding

Mark Heisler’s entreprenuerial dream of having his own Airsoft business became a reality with the help of crowdfunding. Plains Township businessman, Mark Heisler, owner of Plains Airsoft used Kickstarter, a crowdfunding site, to raise $5,600 for lumber to build obstacles on his compressed air-gun course. WILKES-BARRE — Looking to raise cash for business endeavors or […]

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Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, the companies announced Wednesday. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America, the companies […]

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Jersey Mike’s Subs holds fundraiser for Bear Creek Charter School

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Jersey Mike’s Subs in Bear Creek Commons will donate 100 percent of sales today to the Bear Creek Charter School. Jim Sirotnak, owner of Jersey Mike’s Subs in Wilkes-Barre Township, said the all-day fundraising event, known as the “Day of Giving,” is celebrated throughout the restaurant-chain. All sales made until closing at […]

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Readers’ Choice: What sparked Robert Stella’s 2015 ‘best electrician’ win?

Readers’ Choice winner for Best Electrician, Robert Stella, on the job at Vive Fitness in Kingston. KINGSTON — With a calm demeanor and a spring in his step, electrician Robert Stella shuffles equipment into his van parked outside of Vive Fitness in Kingston, skillfully breaking down the scaffolding he was just using working inside of […]

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Mangia by James open almost a year in Clarks Summit

James ‘Curtis’ Pilosi, of South Abington Township, stands outside his restaurant, Mangia by James, 507 S. State St. The business, which held its grand opening at the end of April 2014, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and is available on weekends for catering services. It specializes in gourmet Italian food […]

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Consultant: Nearby markets will prosper through planned Marcellus Shale natural gas pipeline

David Spigelmyer, president of the Pittsburgh-based Marcellus Shale Coalition, talks with the Times Leader Opinion Board. WILKES-BARRE — A study by Concentric Energy Advisors Inc. shows the planned PennEast Pipeline will create $893 million energy savings annually to Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey customers. The planned PennEast Pipeline will transport one billion cubic feet of […]

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Boscov’s to remodel Wilkes-Barre store to tune of $1 million; work to start in 2 weeks

Al Boscov takes a tour of his downtown Wilkes-Barre store in 2012. WILKES-BARRE — Al Boscov said Tuesday that the long-awaited million-dollar renovation of the downtown store will begin in two weeks. “We’ve had a slight change in design, and that’s the reason for the delay in starting,” Boscov said. “The project will begin on […]

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Guthrie Medical Group and Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania join to offer pilot program

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Guthrie Medical Group have implemented a new Patient Centered Medical Home pilot program. The program is designed as a collaborative effort between BCNEPA and Guthrie to improve patient care allowing for: the improvement of health and delivery of services of Guthrie patients while reducing the cost. Thomas Novinger, senior […]

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