Our IGNITE Program Partners with DiscoverNEPA

Chamber News

If you are thinking of starting a business in Lackawanna County, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s IGNITE program is where to begin. Recently, the program teamed up with DiscoverNEPA on a series of videos to help promote entrepreneurship in Lackawanna County.

Business entrepreneurship programs, like IGNITE, are designed to accelerate growth and success of start-up companies through resources like physical space, capital, coaching, common services, and networking connections.

Thanks to the partnership and videos from DiscoverNEPA, the Chamber has a new avenue to promote the IGNITE program and to provide workspaces that foster collaboration, training, and mentorship in an affordable and innovative environment.

“The talented team from DiscoverNEPA did an outstanding job illustrating the genuine, high-quality services available through the IGNITE program and our partners,” said Bob Durkin, president of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “They highlight the IGNITE goal to mentor entrepreneurs, foster job creation and stimulate business growth in Lackawanna County.”

In addition to the programs and support offered by the IGNITE program, Lackawanna County hosts three high-quality incubator facilities – The Scranton Enterprise Center in the heart of downtown Scranton; TekRidge in the Jessup Small Business Center; and the Carbondale Technology Transfer Center in Carbondale Yards.

“We were inspired by the passion, the creativity and the enthusiasm generated by the Scranton Chamber and all of the incredible small businesses involved with the IGNITE program. We only hope that our collaborative effort to promote this amazing project, in some way, brings attention to this community’s unwavering support for hardworking, local entrepreneurs,” said Mary Kolessar, executive director of DiscoverNEPA.