Peoples Security Bank & Trust Supports Local Education

Peoples Security Bank & Trust donated more than $1 million in 2017 as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. The donations are administered through the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains and are primarily used to award scholarships and grants to numerous schools, colleges and organizations within the bank’s primary market area. During 2017, nearly 750 scholarships were issued to 44 Pre-K and K-12 schools, colleges and career technology schools. Grants were also awarded to 10 organizations in order to support Educational Improvement Projects.  Additionally, Peoples Security Bank funds the program costs of the EverFi Financial Literacy Program that is currently offered to 10 local high schools.

Leadership Lackawanna Hosts 35th Anniversary Celebration of Leadership

Leadership Lackawanna recently hosted its 35th Anniversary Celebration of Leadership at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. The event featured a special video that honored the organization’s 35-year history of visionary leadership success in northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as a community project showcase, and graduation celebrations for both the Core Program Class of 2018 and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today. Awards of distinction were also presented to state Sen. John Blake, Prudential, Alana Roberts of PPL and Julie Bialkowski of Penn State Scranton.

Lackawanna College Honors Duda

Lackawanna College head coach and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Football Hall of Fame inductee Mark Duda was honored as part of a special halftime presentation during the Falcon football team’s annual Blue-White spring game. Mr. Duda joined Lackawanna’s coaching staff in 1993 as defensive coordinator before taking over as head coach the following season.

Crystal Window & Door Systems Celebrates New Ranking

Crystal Window & Door Systems has moved up in its ranking in Window & Door Magazine’s annual Top 100 Manufacturers List. On the list for the 20th consecutive year, Crystal has now been included in the $100-$200 million category, placing the firm among the top 30 fenestration manufacturers in North America. The list highlights major fenestration manufacturers by revenue.

FNCB Bank Honors Long-Time Employees

FNCB Bank recently recognized 20 employees with 10 or more years of service during a luncheon at Glenmaura Country Club, Moosic. Employees recognized included Ellen Pritchard, 35 years; Diane Abbott and Sharon Naughton, 30 years; Richard Padula, 25 years; Gerard Calogero, Geraldine Curcio, Sharon LeBoutillier, Sara Matusinski, Eileen Sennett and Bernice Shipp, 15 years; and Sara Benedict, Anthony Carra, Michael Cioffari, Nancy Foley, Martin King, Cheryl Marinelli, Anthony Rinaldi, Ashley Tomko, Karen Weller and Janice Zory, 10 years.

Fresh Faces: Kelly Menichiello from CorpFitnessInc

Fresh Faces
Kelly Menichiello
Clarks Summit, PA
Member since 2017

What inspired you to start your business?

I have worked in the fitness industry for more than 23 years, and discovered that people wanted the option of having a health and wellness program available at work. We are all so busy at work and at home that we often don’t have time to take care of our own needs. I decided to create my business to give people that option, as well as provide an opportunity for accountability. We all deserve to look to forward to every day, not just Fridays.

What do you like about doing business locally?

I grew up here, went away for college, and returned to raise a family. Northeastern Pennsylvania is a great place to raise a child, and my goal is to give back to the area by helping to inspire a healthy community.

Why did you decide to join the Chamber?

I heard many great things about the Chamber and decided it would be a great fit for me and my business. I am not a salesperson and I wanted a better way to connect with the community. The Chamber staff is very helpful and friendly. I enjoy the events because they are well-planned and well-executed. I look forward to remaining active and have enjoyed my membership immensely so far!

Board of Directors: Trish Savitsky

Trish Savitsky provides leadership and strategic direction for TMG Health’s Service Operations. She served as TMG Health’s Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer from 2012 – 2015 and has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Administration from the University of Scranton. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bloomsburg University and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Board of Directors: Nancy Sarno de los Rios

Nancy Sarno de los Rios is a partner in Sarno & Son Formalwear, a business founded by her grandfather.  She and her brother, Mark, now manage this operation from its headquarters on South Washington Avenue in Scranton.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Penn State University.

Board of Directors: Joshua Mast

Joshua Mast is the co-owner and operator of POSH @ The Scranton Club and The Colonnade.  A native of Michigan, he is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City.  He currently serves as president of the board of directors of Scranton Tomorrow and is active in a number of other community organizations.