Twenty-Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has announced that nineteen of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2021, including three recognized as Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Woodbridge. An additional four attorneys were named in the inaugural edition of “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.”

“We are very happy for so many of our attorneys to be selected for this honor. It is an acknowledgment of the hard-earned respect of their peers and their dedicated work for our clients,” said John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm.

The following attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America:

Three of those attorneys listed have been recognized as the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Woodbridge for 2021: Bauer for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Donovan for Environmental Law, and Drier for Mediation.

In addition, the following four attorneys have been recognized as “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:”

Chamber Event Updates

Empower: Women’s Leadership Conference (April 17) – Rescheduled to September 10, Kalahari Resort

All April Chamber events postponed until further notice – Additional details to come soon

SKILLS 2020: Workforce Resource Summit (April 21) – Moving to virtual event, new date coming soon

Build a Better Brand Seminar (March 26) – Postponed until further notice

“The Office” Book Launch YP Mixer  at Scranton Art Haus (March 25) – Postponed until further notice

The Office: A Book Launch at The Marketplace at Steamtown (March 25) – Postponed until further notice

Member Welcome Lunch (March 19) – Postponed until further notice

Business Breakfast Briefing with McNees Wallace & Nurick (March 13) – Postponed until further notice

Local Alternative Food Service Options

The Woodlands

POSH Restaurant

Bar Pazzo

Coopers Seafood House

Deep Roots Cider

Fit AF Nutrition

Happenings Magazine – List of Restaurants Offering Take Out

Space Time Mead & Cider Works

Gerrity’s – Offering senior citizen shopping hours, continuing sales, updates online

Everything Natural – Open for business M – F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. , offering curbside pick up, immune enhancing products available

The Garden Mediterranean Cafe

DeLeo’s Catering

TGIFridays

South Side Farmers Market – Monitor Facebook page for vendor offerings

Honey Baked Ham

Domino’s

Paradise Soulfood & Sweets

Downtown Victoria’s

Andy Gavins

Capra Collina Winery – Operating limited hours, Saturday Noon – 5:00 p.m., email thefermentoria@gmail.com

Schiff’s – Store open, also taking order by phone for curbside pick up

Pizza by Pappas

Purple Pepper Deli

Mansour’s Market Cafe

Glider Diner

Harvest Grill

Keystone Mission – Operating an Emergency Food Assistance program

Electric Grill at Four Points by Sheraton Scranton

Salvation Army Scranton Food Pantry – Important updates

Saint Francis of Assissi Kitchen – Important changes made to services

Basilico’s Pizzeria

Alfredo’s Cafe

Fratelli’s

Peculiar Slurp

Hilton Scranton

Arcaro’s Pizza, Taylor – Offering take out, call 570-961-6032

Food & Fire

Zuppa Del Giorno – Offering take out, curbside pick and delivery, e-gift cards available

PJ Scanlan’s – Open for take out and delivery, 570-348-1133

Nibbles & Bits

Edible Arrangements (Dickson City)

The Black Box

Gertrude Hawk

National Pastry Bake Shop – Open for business, offering curbside pick up

Northern Light Espresso Bar and Cafe

Settlers Hospitality Group

Krispy Kreme

COVID-19: Immediate Job Needs

Crystal Window & Door Systems – Hiring production operators

Penn East Federal Credit Union – Hiring part-time tellers

The PA Hutchinson Company

Greiner Packaging – Hiring packers, logistic workers, machine operators and more

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health – Hiring temporary direct support professionals

EDM Group – Hiring now

In Home Personal Care Services – Hiring caregivers, email katlyns@ihpcs.com for application

SCE Environmental Group – Hiring environmental cleaners

RLS Logistics

ON Semiconductor, Mt. Top – Hiring multiple clean room operators

Sovereign – Cleaning crew positions open

PA Paper – Openings for warehouse workers and CDL drivers

Keystone Community Resources – Openings for direct service professionals and more

Spherion Staffing – Openings available in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Apply online, then email AngelinaTaylor@Spherion.com.

Select Tissue – Openings available at Vandling, PA location

Gerrity’s – Available jobs at all locations

Work available through local staffing agencies:

Scranton Chamber Job Bank

PA SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM DETAILS

COVID-19 RELIEF PENNSYLVANIA STATEWIDE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

THE FIRST ROUND FOR APPLICATIONS WILL LAUNCH TUESDAY, JUNE 30 AT 9 A.M.  THE APPLICATION WILL BE LIVE FOR 10 BUSINESS DAYS OR THROUGH JULY 14.  IT IS EXPECTED THE SECOND ROUND OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN ON OR AROUND AUGUST 1, 2020.
Apply Here

If additional assistance is needed, call 866-899-6828. Representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST (Monday – Friday). Please note: Representatives will not be available on July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES:

On June 8, Governor Tom Wolf announced the roll-out of a small grants program for small businesses of Pennsylvania. The program, called COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance, will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19.The program is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows. It’s anticipated the first round of funding will open on June 30, 2020.The Pennsylvania CDFI Network is a coalition of 17 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that will assist Pennsylvania small businesses through the program. MetroAction, the Chamber’s small business loan affiliate, is one of those CDFIs.

PA Small Business Grant Program Details

COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance Program

The first round for applications will launch Tuesday, June 30 at 9 a.m.  The application will be live for 10 business days or through July 14.  It is expected the second round of applications will begin on or around August 1, 2020.

Apply Here

If additional assistance is needed, call 866-899-6828. Representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST (Monday – Friday). Please note: Representatives will not be available on July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

Important Resources:

On June 8, Governor Tom Wolf announced the roll-out of a small grants program for small businesses of Pennsylvania. The program, called COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance, will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19.

 

The program is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows. It’s anticipated the first round of funding will open on June 30, 2020.

 

The Pennsylvania CDFI Network is a coalition of 17 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that will assist Pennsylvania small businesses through the program. MetroAction, the Chamber’s small business loan affiliate, is one of those CDFIs.