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Avanti Cigar Reaches The Century Mark

Officials from Avanti Cigar gather with the Lackawanna County Commissioners for a proclamation that recognized the firm’s 100 th anniversary. The family-owned business built its path for growth over the years by purchasing several Italian cigar firms and building a reputation for an outstanding product. The company reorganized in 1982 and changed its name to Avanti Cigar Company.

L-r, Commissioner Corey D. O’Brien; Dominic Keating, Avanti President & CEO; Anthony Suraci, Sr., Avanti Tobacco Consultant; Anthony Suraci, Jr., Avanti Director of Sales; Commissioner Jim Wansacz; Catherine Keating, Avanti Plant Manager; James Ryan, Avanti COO; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.