University of Scranton MHA Program Named to CAHME Mentorship Circle

The University of Scranton’s Master in Health Administration (MHA) program joined an elite group of programs representing just 14 colleges in the nation that have earned The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) Mentorship Circle status.
CAHME is an interdisciplinary group of educational, professional, clinical and other health sector organizations devoted to quality improvement of education for health care management and administration professionals. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to individual academic programs offering a professional master’s degree in healthcare management education.
In addition to achieving the high standards of CAHME accreditation, the CAHME Mentorship Circle designation recognizes programs that engage in a variety of activities that help to extend CAHME’s mission of advancing the quality of graduate health care management education by providing opportunities to other students and other programs to advance their own experiences and skills for the good of the entire health care field. Scranton’s MHA program was recognized for its participation as a mentor for global programs as part of CAHME’s Global Accreditation Initiative.
“We think about our community globally, not just locally. That’s why we have projects in several countries around the world and why we partner with other universities,” said Daniel West, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources at The University of Scranton.
The University’s Health Administration program has worked with numerous educational and health care institutions across the globe including The University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia; Trnava University, Slovak Republic; and St. Elizabeth College of Health and Social Work in Bratislava, Slovakia, in addition to offering service opportunities for students in Mexico and Kenya.
Earlier this year, the University won the CAHME/Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management Education and Practice, which recognizes universities that are committed to pushing public health forward through diverse sustainability-driven activities with proven results. The University’s MHA curriculum includes a “Fit for the Profession” component to ensure readiness for profession, in addition to projects that cover global, environmental, financial and social sustainable issues and involve developing and implementing a sustainability project in an applied health care setting.

Positions Available at Delta Medix

Delta Medix is a multi-specialty group that includes surgeons, urologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists & radiation oncologists.

They have openings for the following positions:

Licensed Practical Nurse

Surgical Scheduler

Experience with electronic medical records is a plus.

All positions are Monday through Friday.  Positions offer a competitive benefit package.


Please send your cover letter and resume to:

or fax to (570) 207-7678

Johnson College to Offer General Dynamics CNC Operator Training

Johnson College and General Dynamics have partnered to create a customized training program for entry-level CNC operator positions.  Candidates completing the program will be given preferred interview status for the entry-level CNC positions at General Dynamics in Eynon. Although program completion does not constitute an offer of employment, as candidates must meet all other pre-employment qualifications, the program was specifically designed to train individuals to work at General Dynamics. The 285-hour program runs for 12 weeks. Daytime or evening courses are available.

The curriculum includes applied mathematics, blueprint reading, safety, CNC terminology, program reading, CNC lathe setup and operations, CNC milling, as well as hoists, magnets, and turrets. Tuition assistance is available for qualified participants.

The first session will begin on September 10, 2018 at Johnson College. Register here today!

Interested participants should call 570-702-8979 or email


TSA Pre-Check Enrollment Event at AVP

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport invites passengers to enroll in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program October 1-5, 2018.

TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and more efficient screening experience. For TSA Pre✓® travelers, there is no need to remove shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. Today, TSA Pre✓® has more than 450 lanes at 200+ U.S. airports.

Airlines that serve AVP, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southern Airways Express and United Airlines, participate in TSA Pre✓®. A passenger must be flying on a participating airline in order to be eligible to use the TSA Pre✓® lane.

Applying for TSA Pre✓® through this local enrollment event is easy.  First, we encourage applicants to Pre-Enroll ahead of time by simply clicking here, choose “Start Application Now” then “Apply Now”. Fill out each page and choose Next at bottom of screens to move forward. Type in your ZipCode/City/Airport Code and Search to schedule appointment. Choose your location “Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport”. Select the event and choose Next, at the bottom of the screen and you can select an appointment time (the first available shows, but you can use the drop down to choose a different date and/or time).

IMPORTANT! To complete the application process, you will need to bring proof of identity and U.S. citizen documentation (such as a U.S. Passport or a birth certificate and a driver license). If you have a valid U.S. passport, that is all you need for ID!

The application process is completed on site where we capture fingerprints for a background check and collect the $85 application for five years of service.  The fee can be paid by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.

A temporary enrollment center will be located at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, in the Barry J. Centini Conference Room, from Monday, October 1, 2018 through Friday, October 5, 2018.

This location will be open:

  • Monday to Wednesday – 9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Thursday to Friday – 7 AM to 11 AM and 12 PM to 4 PM

Enroll in TSA Pre✔® today and begin to enjoy the expedited security screening program that helps take the stress out of travel.


Thank you to our sponsors

Regional Summer Business Card Exchange: The Woodlands

Chamber Night Out: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders

Scranton Plan Summer Festival:

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

Trammel Crow Company


Lackawanna County



President’s Report

In previous reports, I mentioned an interesting white paper created by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives – an industry group that is connected to chambers of commerce across North America. The communiqué is called The Horizon Initiative, and it speaks to the influences facing chambers of commerce in this ever-changing world in which we and our members operate.

One particularly challenging issue is that of “Belonging and Gathering.” The topic focuses on a number of elements, including the fact that emerging professionals have grown up in very different social environments than those of us in the “Baby Boomer” age. These younger business people have different views of how they want to network, not only with a focus on technology, but also how, where and when they want to meet in person.

Our response to this question has been to test some new approaches to our business-to-business activities.  I think many of you have recognized those changes in the formats of our last two Annual Dinners, the Empower conference and our “Meet Up” events – in which we have broken with traditions and focused in interactive, engaging formats, with positive results.

The next chapter in this evolution is featured in our cover story: Scranton YP, a program to be run by and for our region’s young professionals. The basic concept has, of course, been employed before with periodic success. We feel confident that the energetic, creative and talented individuals who represent this current generation will promote the types of fun, engaging and valuable networking activities that will resonate with their peers.  If you are one of the talented under-40 professionals in our community and want to be a part of these efforts – give it a try!

Now you’ll have to excuse me, I must figure out how to change the message on my flip-phone…

Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members

All Point Inspection of NEPA

Blondek Center for Pediatric Health and Wellness

Capo’s Pizza

Century Dental Associates

Creative Holistic Solutions

Devereux Foundation

Dunmore Exclusives, LLC

Healing Heart Beats

The High Bridge House

Household 6 Creations, LLC

Musical Dreams Studio

The Naked Angel Co

NEPA Inclusive

John O’Bell, LPC

On & On

Paula Sue Photography

PennWood Financial Group, LLC

Pettinato Dental Care, Inc.

Reaction Technologies, LLC

SnapSlide, LLC

Jason Tomashunas, Business Developer for Market America

Valley Community Library

Cathy Voyack, Independent Beauty Consultant Mary Kay

Waverly General Store


Scranton Young Professionals

Scranton YP

Our Community.  Our Businesses.  Our Future.

Scranton YP Mission

The Scranton Young Professionals is a diverse group of business leaders under the age of 40 who are committed to building relationships and retaining talent among young professionals in the Greater Scranton region.  Scranton YP seeks to give Scranton’s young professionals a voice in our community, in our businesses— and ultimately – in our future.

Why Get Involved?

Scranton YP will give you access to other young professionals, community leaders and businesses throughout the Greater Scranton region.  Through the variety of events each year, you’ll grow personally and professionally, making friends along the way.

If you are looking to network and gather business leads, to plug into a community that might be new to you, or to make new friends in a community you’ve lived in your entire life, look no further than Scranton YP.

What is the age limit to participate in Scranton YP?

Scranton YP professionals typically range from 21-40 years old, but participation is not limited to those falling within that age range.  Scranton YP welcomes the “young at heart,”, as well as all business professionals who are interested in networking with the area’s young people.

Can anyone participate in Scranton YP?

Scranton YP events are open to members and their employees of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.  Some events may offer a non-member event rate.

A variety of events will keep it interesting!

Scranton YP will plan events for professional development, social development and community advancement.  More information will be available soon on other upcoming events.

Make a difference, be a part of Scranton YP!

Scranton YP is a program of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.  For more information, visit or email Mari Potis, director of membership and events,

Sheetz Coming to Mount Pleasant Corporate Center

















The Scranton Plan, the economic development marketing affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently concluded a two-year site selection process resulting in the location of Sheetz to the Mount Pleasant Corporate Center in Scranton.

“The Chamber and SLIBCO leadership are pleased that Sheetz – a recognized leader in the commercial arena, has decided to grow their brand with the addition of a store in the Mount Pleasant Corporate Center within the heart of Scranton’s central business district,” said Chamber President Bob Durkin.

Development of Mount Pleasant Corporate Center began in 2008 with the acquisition of the former Mount Pleasant Breaker site by SLIBCO. Developed at the gateway to Downtown Scranton, the park features fully-improved commercial and office sites and is currently home to two medical office buildings owned by Geisinger Health Systems, housing four companies, employing more than 200 people.

“This development will not only add to the appeal of the Mount Pleasant Corporate Center but will contribute to the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Scranton,” Mr. Durkin continued. “We expect that these continued efforts will work in getting additional businesses, developers and investors to consider Scranton in their site selection processes.”


The Small Business Spotlight Is On… Paper Shop

The Small Business Spotlight Is On…
Paper Shop
Moosic, PA

Member since 1947

When it comes to long-standing businesses in our region, Paper Shop is one of the names that regularly comes to mind. With its ubiquitous presence in local shops and restaurants and its wide array of classified ads, Paper Shop has become a go-to for people looking to buy or sell an item at a great price. In this month’s Small Business Spotlight, Melanie Quintanilla tells us about Paper Shop’s lasting success.

Paper Shop recently celebrated its 50th anniversary—to what do you attribute your business’s success?

We reached our 50th year of business thanks to our customers and our hard-working employees. Our customers have continued to support Paper Shop through all the changes and advancements that we have made. Thanks to our employees’ dedication, we have been able to make a name for ourselves, create new functionality and continue to grow as the years go on.

What are some of the services you provide?

Paper Shop has two different sides to its business: one side offers free classified ads for the members of the local community. We allow people to sell their unwanted items and gain some extra cash while also being able to buy items at low prices. The other side of the business is our multi-media advertising platform for local businesses. Businesses can advertise in our print publication, our weekly e-newsletter, on our website and on our social media platforms.

How does your business differ from other classified ad services?

Our classified services are different from others because we strongly care about our customers and we are there to help out  however we can. We have a customer service team that will answer any questions someone may have and they will help customers through the process of posting their item for sale. Paper Shop also is constantly changing to provide customers with the best customer experience possible. We recently launched a brand-new website that allows users to easily place an item for sale or browse through our listings. Paper Shop is also in the process of creating a mobile app that will be available this fall.

How do you give back to the local community?

Paper Shop gives back to the local community by sponsoring and participating in different kinds of community events. We get involved to make a difference. We also advertise local events in our print publication, on our social media accounts, and in our e-newsletter to help spread the word. We want the community to know that we are here to help make a difference.

How has the Chamber helped your business?

The Chamber offers many different kinds of publicity opportunities, which have allowed us to spread the word about our business. We value the fact that the Chamber provides us with information on community events that we can attend. Without the Chamber, we would not be able to stay up-to-date with all the great things happening in the area.