The Chamber Hosts its Annual Summer Festival

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and the economic development marketing affiliate, The Scranton Plan, is hosting its annual Summer Festival at The Country Club of Scranton, Clarks Summit, on Monday, August 21.

Summer Festival, sponsored by Lackawanna County, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, UGI, Sordoni Construction, FNCB Bank, Quandel Construction, Colwell-Naegele Associates, Penntex Construction, Peoples Security Bank, Stevens & Lee, Barry Callebaut, and Greenman-Pedersan, Inc. welcomed more than 80 attendees including real estate brokers, consultants, and site selection specialists from neighboring states to a round of golf at The Country Club of Scranton, followed by dinner and networking.

“Summer Festival is a signature event for The Scranton Plan and continues to be an impactful economic development marketing tool said AJ Cimahosky, economic development specialist. “The event provides an opportunity to showcase the many business opportunities available in northeastern Pennsylvania.”

The festival aims to introduce corporate executives and real estate professionals from neighboring states to the quality of life and business opportunities available in the greater Scranton region.

About The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the area’s economic environment and quality of life by offering programs and services which stimulate economic growth, promote business prosperity and nurture educational opportunities. For more information about the Chamber, visit

About The Scranton Plan
The Scranton Plan, the economic development marketing affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, has helped more than 350 companies relocate to northeastern Pennsylvania and assisted in creating more than 42,000 jobs since its inception in 1945. The Scranton Plan, in conjunction with The Chamber affiliates Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprise (LIFE) and Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO), has developed 15 industrial office and technology parks and cultivated more than $650 million in real estate investments. For more information, visit 

New SLIBCO Board Members Named

Don Brominski
Jennifer Davis
Joseph Ferretti
Alyssa Golden
Tom Johnson
Bob Markowski
Alana Roberts
Heather Skapyak
Justin Sulla

SLIBCO (Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company) recently announced new directors and officers to its board. SLIBCO is the not-for-profit industrial development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

SLIBCO elected the following officers Jennifer Davis, Sordoni Construction Services, as president; Joseph Ferretti, Peoples Security Bank & Trust, as vice president; Alana Roberts, PPL Electric Utilities, as vice president; Don Brominski, UGI Utilities, as vice president; and Bob Markowski, Allied Services, as treasurer. Newly elected directors include Alyssa Golden, Golden Technologies; Tom Johnson, CANPACK; Heather Skapyak, Greenman-Pedersen (GPI); and Justin Sulla, Esq., Diamond K Incorporated.

Rediscover Scranton Encourages Living and Working in Lackawanna County

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, along with The Scranton Plan – the economic development affiliate of the Chamber – have teamed up with community partners and DiscoverNEPA for a relocation initiative in Lackawanna County: Rediscover Scranton.

With Lackawanna County’s affordability and lifestyle benefits, Rediscover Scranton’s goal is to attract out-of-the-area professionals to our region, especially in the new work-from-home world, while at the same time reinforcing to the local workforce that our county is the best place to call home. 

“The initiatives started more than ten years ago with the concept of bringing people who are from the area or alumni back to Northeast Pennsylvania to start a business or raise their family,” said Amy Luyster, Chamber vice president. “The goal is to promote the many advantages of living and working in Lackawanna County, including our quality of life, available jobs, and opportunity for investment.”

Soon, the Chamber will launch a series of videos that focus on the benefits of living and working in Lackawanna County.

Community partners include Lackawanna County, the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Scranton Tomorrow, and local real estate agents.

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