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Shale group gets

new leadership

The Marcellus Shale Coalition announced Monday that David Spigelmyer has been named as the organization’s president. Spigelmyer, with a 30-year career in the energy industry, will assume the position effective immediately. Spiglemyer replaces outgoing president Kathryn Klaber.

The Marcellus Shale Coalition supports its member natural-gas producers with public relations and communications to local, state and federal governments.

Before his appointment, Spigelmyer served as vice president of Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Appalachia division, where he was responsible for government relations, regulatory policy, stakeholder engagement and communications efforts. He graduated from Penn State University.

Frontier donates

tax credit to MU

Frontier Communications has donated $30,000 in support of an educational improvement initiative in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University.

The funds are part of Frontier’s participation in the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (PA EITC) and promote innovative educational programs that enhance curriculum or academic programs offered by schools or other organizations in the state.

The PA EITC offers tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a state-approved scholarship organization, an educational improvement organization, and/or a pre-kindergarten scholarship organization. The businesses may direct their donations to specific organizations from a list of eligible participants listed on the PA EITC website.

Chamber breakfast

will feature Gordner

State Sen. John R. Gordner, R-Berwick, will address the business community Oct. 30 at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast program at Tom’s Kitchen, Route 93, Sugarloaf, at 7:45 a.m. Cost is $20 for chamber businesses and $25 for guests.

Chamber members and guests who would like to attend should contact the chamber office at 570-455-1509 by Friday or by signing up on the chamber’s calendar of events online at www.hazletonchamber.org.

Phonemaker is

expanding lineup

Nokia is expanding its lineup of Windows phones and introducing its first tablet computer, all sporting the powerful camera technology found in its flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone.

The struggling cellphone maker is turning to the camera to differentiate its phones from rivals. The Lumia 1020 has a 41-megapixel camera with technology designed to produce better low-light shots and offer greater manual controls than most smartphones.

Nokia, a Finnish company, has seen its cellphone business unravel since Apple revolutionized the way people use handsets with the 2007 introduction of the iPhone. Nokia’s new Lumia 1520 will have a larger screen, measuring 6 inches diagonally, compared with 4.5 inches on the 1020.

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