Marie J. Stahlman elected President of the Northeastern PA CPCU Chapter


Marie J. Stahlman, CPCU, DGK Insurance Chief Operations Officer has been elected President of the Northeastern PA CPCU Chapter. A Chartered P

roperty Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), is an insurance professional who has earned the CPCU designation. CPCUs are considered to be property-casualty insurance subject matter experts.

Horizon Dental Care Career Night for Pre-Dental Graduates

Horizon Dental Care recently hosted a career night for pre-dental graduates and members of the Health Professions Organization from the University of Scranton. The students were recognized for their academic achievements and then had the opportunity to tour Horizon Dental Care.  The tour was followed by a dinner presentation and question and answer session by a panel of six local dentists on the topics of planning your education in dental school and progressing your career in dentistry after graduation.

PennDOT Employee Richard Phillips Recieved the Chuck M. Mattei Award

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 4 employee Richard Phillips of Dickson City recently received the Chuck M. Mattei Award.


The award is given in honor of the late Chuck M Mattei, a former District 4 Executive Engineer. To qualify for the award, employees must have10 years or more of service with PennDOT. Mr. Phillips is a Traffic Control Specialist and has been a PennDOT employee for 25 years. He has spent most of his career involved with pavement markings and also created the district pavement marking policy, which is used when designing the pavement marking plans for each project.


Community Bank Supports Go Joe 21

Community Bank, N.A. recently supported Joe Snedeker and his “Go Joe” campaign in the amount of $4,000 to benefit St. Joseph’s Center in Scranton. Employees also dressed down for a $5.00 donation, raising an additional $875 for St. Joseph’s Center.

Fresh Faces – Work Safely Mobile Testing

Fresh Faces

Work Safely Mobile Testing

Dupont, PA

Member since 2018

Hello my name is: Michael Baldwin

What inspired you to start your business?

I wanted to help save people money and to bring a traditional drug screening facility right to the door of the business or family, eliminating lost production hours and increased travel time and giving companies and families 24/ 7 access to discreet services. I have seen what drugs and alcohol take from us every day. If I can get one person to ask for help or one manager to bring attention to an employee who is suffering and does not know to ask for help or assist a family in supporting its loved one in recovery, then I have accomplished what I have set out to do.

What do you like about doing business locally?

I was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania, so this area has always been my home.  I strongly believe in the power of small businesses in our area and love the idea of making a difference in my own backyard.

Why did you decide to join the Chamber?

I was excited to learn about what the Chamber has to offer!  As our business continues to grow, I look forward not only to assisting fellow Chamber members with their drug testing needs, but also to giving back to the community at large and making a difference.



Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program Accepting Applications

Leadership Lackawanna’s five-week Executive Program is now accepting applications for this fall.

The Executive Program engages professionals more deeply in the greater Scranton region, broadens their social network, and increases their overall knowledge of the community.  Participants meet key business and community leaders as they receive an overview of Lackawanna County’s history and culture, economic and political structures, community events, civic groups, recreational activities and non-profit organizations.

This year’s sessions will be held at various locations throughout the area from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26; Wednesday, Oct. 3; Tuesday, Oct. 9; Tuesday, Oct. 16; and Wednesday Oct. 24. Candidates should possess an interest in learning about how Lackawanna County functions and a commitment to enhancing the area’s economy and quality of life. The Executive Program accepts applications from public- and private-sector administrators and professionals in an executive-level position who either live or work in Lackawanna County.

The deadline to apply for the Executive Program is Thursday, Sept. 6, 2016. The cost is $925, with a spouse or guest able to attend at no additional charge.  Make checks payable to Leadership Lackawanna.

To apply, visit  For more information about the Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program, contact Nicole A. Morristell  at (570) 342-7711 or