Scranton Urban Co-Works to Host Ribbon Cutting for Newly Opened Business

Urban Co-Works is officially open for business! 

Jeff Goronkin, the owner,  invites you to come and celebrate with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House this Friday, Dec 1st from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. See for yourself the state-of-the-art facilities designed to inspire creativity, foster collaboration, and boost productivity.

This event is not just a celebration but an invitation to experience the vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of Urban Co-Works. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a freelancer, a remote worker, or simply curious about our community, this is the perfect chance to network, connect, and discover the potential of a shared workspace environment.

Kindly register for this free event at :Urban Co-Works Scranton Ribbon Cutting and Open House Tickets, Fri, Dec 1, 2023 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

We are located at 116 North Washington Avenue 3rd Floor Scranton, PA 18503.  I hope you can join us to celebrate!

Urban Co-Works to Open in October

Urban Co-Works expects to open for business at its newest location at 116 N. Washington Avenue in Scranton, Pennsylvania, this October.  The company announced they are now booking hard-hat tours for people interested in signing up for membership. “Our premier flexible office space has meeting rooms, an expansive coworking area, conference rooms, privacy pods for Zoom calls, 60 private offices, a training room, and more. Anyone working from home or who needs a modern office is just going to love what we have to offer,” said Jeffrey Goronkin, CEO of Urban Co-Works.

The company has also announced they have appointed Tiffany Cross-Luciani as General Manager at Urban Co-Works in Scranton, who will head up these tours. Cross-Luciani was formerly the Economic Development Director for the City of Scranton. Goronkin said, “Tiffany brings incredible talent and connections to the new position, and we are excited to have her join the team.”

Cross-Luciani will manage operations at the industrial chic coworking space and be a familiar face to members. Cross-Luciani said, “I’m excited to work alongside our professional community and help foster an environment where businesses thrive and ideas flourish. Urban Co-Works will provide world-class office solutions to our city that are affordable and flexible. It’s a wonderful opportunity for all of us.”

Entrepreneurs, consultants, and other professionals who need an office can take advantage of the flexible memberships offered by Urban Co-Works.  Prices start at $150/month for access to their premier office space. A variety of membership levels, from part-time to full-time, are available. The company also rents its meeting rooms by the hour and offers day passes and virtual business mail services.

Anyone interested in taking a tour of Urban Co-Works can register on their website at

Marywood Opens Store with Amazon “Just Walk Out” Technology

Marywood University and Gourmet Dining Services LLC are proud to announce the grand opening of an on-campus convenience store powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One, a palm-based biometric identity and payment service. Located in the entryway of the Main Dining Room in the Nazareth Student Center, the new convenience store—Marywood Pacer Nation—opened its doors to the University community on August 4, 2023. The implementation of Amazon’s cutting-edge Just Walk Out technology is designed to eliminate checkout lines and provide an effortless customer experience.

As the first university in Pennsylvania to launch Just Walk Out technology in an on-campus convenience store, Marywood University is taking the lead in enriching the student experience through cutting-edge technology. Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One is made possible by artificial intelligence like computer vision and deep learning techniques, including generative AI, to accurately determine who took what in any retail environment. Amazon built synthetic datasets to mimic millions of realistic shopping scenarios as well as photorealistic synthetic palm images to ensure accuracy in any environment.

Customers simply use their credit card or, if enrolled in Amazon One, may hover their palm over an Amazon One device at the store entry gates, grab what they need, and the technology automatically detects what is taken from or returned to store shelves, creating a virtual shopping cart. When customers have completed their shopping, they leave the store without stopping to check out and their credit card will be charged for the items they took.

Amazon One is easy to use and takes less than a minute to enroll. Customers can pre-enroll online at and complete the enrollment process at an Amazon One kiosk. Once registered, each time a customer wants to use Amazon One to pay at Marywood Pacer Nation or any location that accepts Amazon One for identification, entry or payment, they’ll just hover their palm above the device. It’s that simple.

“This milestone represents another significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to enhance the Marywood student experience,” stated Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D, Marywood’s President. “I am grateful to our partners, Gourmet Dining Services LLC and Amazon, for their collaboration and support in bringing Marywood Pacer Nation to life, designing it with our students’ needs in mind.”

“We are thrilled to bring Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One to the students of Marywood University,” said Jon Jenkins, Vice President of Just Walk Out technology, AWS Applications. “With Just Walk Out and Amazon One, students will find an innovative way to purchase the items they need with a frictionless shopping experience so they can quickly get back to their studies — even early in the morning or late at night.”

In the initial planning for the Marywood Pacer Nation store, Gourmet Dining Services LLC surveyed students to hear firsthand what products they would most like to see in a new convenience store on campus. Their recommendations influenced the robust assortment, which includes a vast variety of food and beverage options, toiletries and other everyday essential items.

Marywood University and Gourmet Dining Services LLC are committed to providing students with new and exciting on-campus experiences that cater to their needs. Just Walk Out technology and Amazon One allows the store to operate unattended if needed, enabling extended hours for busy students. Now, students and guests can grab food, beverages, and other essentials conveniently, in a way that fits their academic schedules and is free of long lines at checkout.

LIFE Geisinger Wilkes-Barre opens May 3

Older adults in Luzerne County can get the help they need to continue living independently at home as LIFE Geisinger, a day program for seniors, opens its newest location Monday in south Wilkes-Barre.

Located at 592 S. Main St. in Wilkes-Barre, the new facility provides comprehensive health and medical care to adults age 55 and older who would otherwise be confined to a nursing home.

“LIFE Geisinger has served Luzerne County residents for several years at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre and we are excited to be able to expand those services with a brand-new facility,” said Dr. Richard Martin, LIFE Geisinger medical director. “During this pandemic, it’s important that seniors not only get the medical care they need, but also have access to frequent social activity to enhance their quality of life. LIFE Geisinger provides participants with all that and more.”

The new 14,200-square-foot facility includes primary care services with full exam rooms, recreational space, a rehabilitation gym, bathing facilities, a laundry room and a serving kitchen. This triples the capacity of the program in Wilkes-Barre to 150 participants.

Previously, LIFE Geisinger operated a small, satellite program at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre with 55 participants, who will transfer to the new location.

H. Joyce Morano, M.D., will serve as staff physician at the LIFE Geisinger senior center in Wilkes-Barre as well as at the center located at 2300 Adams Ave. in Scranton. At full operation, LIFE Geisinger Wilkes-Barre will have about 50 full-time employees.

For more information about LIFE Geisinger, call 570-808-4780 or visit