Arts Business Basics Workshop Set For November 10

Two local business professionals with several years of accounting and tax backgrounds will be the featured speakers at a free “Arts Business Basics” workshop set for Monday, November 10, from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Lackawanna County/Marywood University Entrepreneurial Launch Pad, 507 Linden Street, downtown Scranton.

Donna Simpson of the University of Scranton’s Small Business Development Center will be presenting a talk on accounting basics, including an introduction to Quick Books. Douglas Forrer, C.P.A will be discussing “Taxation and the Artist” and answering any questions concerning taxes.

Even though the program is free, registration is required. To make a reservation, please call the County’s Arts & Culture Department at 570.963.6590, ext. 016 or email

Robert Durkin Recognized For United Nations Day Service

Lackawanna County Commissioner Jim Wansacz, right, presents a proclamation to Robert F. Durkin, President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, for his service as Chairman of the United Nations Day celebration. The UN was established 69 years ago and annually Northeastern Pennsylvania officials gather to recognize the organization’s commitment to building world peace and social equality and preserving the sanctity of human rights.

Festival of Trees!

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