Clarks Summit University to Host Job and Ministry Fair

Registration is now open for Clarks Summit University’s Job and Ministry Fair. The annual fair gives local businesses, churches and organizations a chance to connect with students to share employment and volunteer opportunities. The fair will be held Friday, Sept. 14, from 10-11 a.m. at CSU’s on-campus Recreation Center.

Marilyn Luster, director of student employment and career readiness, sees it as an “opportunity to partner with us in the development of our students.” CSU is committed to preparing Christ-Centered, Career-Ready graduates through academics, co-curriculars and experience-based learning platforms. Off campus jobs and ministries can be part of the intentional student preparation process.

Local businesses, churches and other organizations can request a table to present job, ministry and volunteer opportunities at the 2023 Job & Ministry Fair. Hundreds of residential undergraduate students will attend. Employers and organizations will be provided with an eight-foot table and can request an electrical outlet. They will need to supply their own tablecloth, sign and promotional material for the table. Organizations are also welcome to request tickets to enjoy lunch with CSU students and staff beginning at 11:30 a.m. 

Organizations can request to reserve a table at 2023 Job & Ministry Fair through the registration form here: The space is free. There is limited space available, so please make your request by September 1 to be considered to participate in the Job and Ministry Fair.

Crystal President Named Queens Power Leader

The success and growing prestige and influence of Crystal Window & Door Systems and its top executives continue to be recognized by the press and public.  Recently, Steve Chen, President of Crystal Windows, was included by City & State New York Magazine in its notable Queens Power 100 List for 2023.  The list, published in the magazine’s May 22, 2023, print and online editions, highlights the top 100 movers and shakers in the New York City Borough of Queens.  Queens is home to almost 50,000 businesses and 2.4 million people, making it the fourth largest city in America if ranked separately.

In selecting Chen for the auspicious list, City & State editors noted the size of the company’s Queens workforce, product compliance with new aggressive energy codes, and the company’s community, philanthropic, and educational support.  Crystal’s headquarters and production facility in Queens employs 350 workers, with 99% residing in New York City or State, and 98% are minorities.  Crystal supports many local educational, art, and charitable institutions and programs such as the Queens Museum, Queens Theatre in the Park, and Queens Library Foundation.  The company recently established a $1.1 million endowment for Queens College School of the Arts for art exhibits and scholarship programs.

“At Crystal Windows, we are always focused on doing what’s best for our customers, our employees, and our community,” said Steve Chen.  “It is very rewarding to see these corporate values recognized.”

City & State New York, a weekly publication, is the leading political and public policy publication for New York City and New York State.  The annual Queens Power 100 List includes numerous elected officials, key government agency heads, major non-profit and advocacy group leaders, and a select group of business leaders based in Queens.

Mohegan Pennsylvania Gifts Wilkes-Barre Resident New Jeep

Mohegan Pennsylvania’s “Jump in My Jeep” giveaway that took place last month. The 2023 Jeep Wrangler is valued at nearly $50,000!

This exciting giveaway event began on May 1st and was open to all Mohegan Pennsylvania Momentum members. The contest had nearly one million entries and on the evening of Saturday, May 27th, the grand prize 2023 Jeep Wrangler was won by Wilkes-Barre, PA native! The keys were officially handed off at MotorWorld Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM on Tuesday, June 13th at a special ceremony where Mohegan Pennsylvania’s Director of Events Jennifer Ducharme was joined by MotorWorld Division President, Rick Osick and members of his team, to deliver the brand-new Jeep to David.

“We love to have giveaways throughout the year that can instantly create a life-changing experience for a guest and this Jeep giveaway certainly accomplished that,” -said Jennifer Ducharme, Director of Events for Mohegan PA. “We’re so thankful to our friends at MotorWorld who helped make this possible, and of course a huge congrats goes out to the winner, David!”

The May 2023 “Jump in My Jeep” promotion also included giveaways that awarded an additional $15,000 in prizes!

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Marywood University Esports Team to Compete in Nationals

The Marywood University Esports Rocket League Team, coached by Austin Sienkiewicz, has qualified for the top 8 teams in their division at the national level. From June 15-17, the Pacers will begin competition at the bracket stage to determine the #1 team in the nation.

Marywood’s Esports Team is competing in the National Esports Collegiate Conference as part of the Emergents Division National Playoffs Top 8 Teams, with a single elimination bracket. The divisional playoffs will include several phases of competition. The quarterfinals will occur on June 15, while semifinals will be conducted on June 16. The event culminates with the final round of competition on June 17.

Marywood University launched its competitive esports program in Fall 2021. Marywood’s esports program, under the direction of Harley Adler, currently features Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In Fall 2023, Valorant will be added, bringing the program’s offerings to a total of five teams.

Marywood finished in its regional division (Emergents Central Atlantic) as the #1 seed in Rocket League during the regular season this past semester and attained 2nd place in the regional division playoffs.

Marywood University is one of a select number of higher education institutions nationally to respond to the ever-increasing number of students seeking this option, as the esports industry continues to explode throughout the country. A viable option for students of all majors,the program is continually recruiting Marywood student players for all games.

Citizens Savings Bank Names New President and CEO

Raymond C. Hebden was recently named as President & CEO of Citizens Savings Bank.

A veteran with over 25 years of financial services industry experience, having worked previously as a CEO at two credit unions. Mr. Hebden has held numerous leadership positions in local financial institutions and has an extensive background in all lending and lending operations.

“We’re confident that Mr. Hebden can guide our bank into the future. He has a great track record of strategic insights and growth,” said Douglas G. Allen, Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Hebden has been an active member of several local Northeastern PA community organizations, such as Lackawanna, Luzerne and Montgomery Chambers of Commerce, a member of the Mayfield Crime Watch, the Honesdale Area Jaycees, and a coach on various local school district sports teams.

Mr. Hebden earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Wilkes University.He attended the PA Banker’s Association Advanced School of Banking at Bucknell University and The Stonier Graduate School of Banking at The University of Pennsylvania. He also successfully completed the Wayne County Leadership Program.

As Mr. Hebden states, “It is an honor and a privilege to be chosen as the next leader of Citizens Savings Bank.I am excited to work with our talented management team, employees and Board of Directors to continue our commitment to serving Northeast PA as we have done for over 120 years. Together, we will continue to build lasting relationships with our customers.”

Mr. Hebden resides in Greenfield township with his wife Lisa. They have two adult children.

Telespond Senior Services Event Brings Several Local Politicians

Telespond Senior Services hosted an event marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and officially announcing that a 4 bed Senior Advocacy Center will be constructed next to our senior center, located on Saginaw Street in South Scranton!

The event brought several local political dignitaries, including Pa. Secretary of Aging Jason Kavulich, Sara McDonald, Director of the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging, Lackawanna County Commissioner Chris Chermak, and Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti to name a few.

HNB Welcomes New Branch Manager

Thomas E. Sheridan, President, & CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced James Marsh has joined HNB as a Branch Manager of the HNB Forest City Office.

In this role, he is responsible for oversight of the operations of staff and customer service in our Forest City office.  He will provide opportunities for staff to grow by coaching and leading by example. Marsh will retain any relationships this bank has with all current customers and expand or create relationships with new customers.

President & CEO, Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., noted, “We are excited to have James join our team in Forest City, and his enthusiasm mirrors HNB’s interests in supporting our communities. He said, “His overarching career experience will allow ease of development internally while ensuring the provision of great costumer service for our current and future customers of HNB.”

Marsh has eight years in the financial industry, previously working at another area financial institution as a Teller and Customer Service Representative. He also has seven years of experience teaching at Stroudsburg Area School District and Commonwealth Charter Academy.

He grew up in Clarks Summit and currently resides in Lake Ariel. He is a graduate of Abington Heights High School, attended Keystone College for a bachelor’s degree in education with a minor in psychology, and currently attending The University of Phoenix for a master’s degree.

In mentioning his role at HNB, Marsh noted, “Working with HNB has given me ample opportunity to grow professionally and learn not only about this company, but about myself. Each employee has been very gracious, kind, and very helpful with my entering the company.” He continued, “This point in my career has been very rewarding to say the least. I hope to learn and grow with this company for many years to come.”

Outside of work, he likes to sing, cook, play with his 3 dogs, and be outside whenever possible.

Mohegan Pennsylvania to Host Summer Fun Kickoff Party

On Saturday, July 1st, Mohegan Pennsylvania is celebrating the start of their annual Hot Summer Fun with a Kickoff Party. This family-friendly event is full of activities while spotlighting local charities and a salute to veterans.

Hot Summer Fun is upon us at Mohegan Pennsylvania, and the Summer Kickoff Party is one guests won’t want to miss. Guests of all ages can gather at the Racetrack for a day of activities including face painting, balloon art, and more. Those looking for a quick bite can enjoy freshly grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and grab a sweet treat from Jitty Joe’s Homemade Ice Cream truck. An array of beverages will be available for purchase, along with a complimentary, limited-edition, color changing cup.

To get things started, the FBS Initiative, an organization dedicated to helping homeless veterans off the street and on their feet, will do a special presentation of the colors during the National Anthem at 12:30pm. Veteran organizations Amvets and the PA Wounded Warriors will also be on hand to provide support to past and present military members, along with their families. Additional charities at the Summer Kickoff include Marley’s Mission, a local non-profit organization that provides free, equine-based therapy to help children develop solutions in their own lives and break barriers in their own healing.

At 1:00pm, guests can enjoy some high energy live harness racing on the Racetrack with a unique twist during the two intermissions. Between races, ostriches and camels with drivers will take over the Racetrack for an exhilarating dash to the finish line!  

For more information about the Summer Kickoff Party, visit

Johnson College Enrolling Students in Maintenance Course

Johnson College’s Continuing Education Program is currently enrolling students in its next Basic Maintenance course offered on the College’s Scranton campus. The course will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. beginning on July 10, 2023, to August 16, 2023, and cost $500.

This 48-hour non-credit certificate course is designed for individuals looking to enter the high-demand field of maintenance and repair. Students will learn basic maintenance and repair skills required in the upkeep of building and property systems. Instructional topics include areas such as tools, equipment, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, pest control, weatherization, and painting.

To learn more or enroll, visit, call 570-702-8979 or email