Mother’s Day – Simplify NEPA

Simplify NEPA wants to help you celebrate Mom. by giving away a free kitchen clean! To enter, visit them on Instagram or Facebook, love their contest post, share it, then nominate a deserving Mom in the comments.

One winner will be chosen on May 10, 2020. Winner must live in Lackawanna, Luzerne, or Wayne County.

Join Us for a Webinar on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, May 7

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC will present on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, specifically about the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act.

Topics include:

  • Who is a covered employer?
  • Limited small business exemption
  • Who is an eligible employee?
  • Health care provider and emergency responder exclusions
  • Qualifying reasons
  • Documentation/record-keeping
  • Tax credits/funding


Lackawanna College Donates PPE to Personal Care Home

The Lackawanna College Hazleton Center recently donated personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and alcohol wipes, to the Conyngham Care Center in Drums, to aid in the fight against COVID-19.

“We are so grateful for the protective equipment and sanitizing supplies,” said Jessica DeAngelo, Personal Care Home Administrator for the Conyngham Care Center. “This will enable us to properly protect our residents and staff in these uncertain times.”

The College donated the supplies from their Nurse Aide and Clinical Medical Assistant programs that were not being used as the remaining semester transitioned online due to COVID-19 concerns.

April Harris-Snyder, Director of the Lackawanna College Hazleton Center said it was an easy decision to donate the supplies.

“Communities must rally behind our medical professionals during this time of crisis. We are glad to be able to donate to the Conyngham Care Center to help protect our most vulnerable,” said Harris-Snyder.

We Talk Shirty Pivots Business to Make Masks

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused We Talk Shirty, a T-shirt screen printing company located in Blakely, to pivot much of their business operations to produce high-quality masks with the help of other local mask makers. The company has produced thousands of masks daily since April 1. They are being sold to the general public and in bulk to other industries, but the company has also donated thousands to local medical clinics, senior living centers, food pantries, and nursing homes.

We Talk Shirty has also been featured in Newsweek, WNEP, and InkSoft for their efforts.