Visitors Center Opens New Offices

Curt Camoni, fourth from left, Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB), cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of the agency’s new location as County, Bureau and Penn State Extension representatives look on. The agency moved from Montage Mountain to The Gateway on 135 Jefferson Avenue, downtown Scranton.

L-r, Alexa Peregrim, Sales Manager for the LCCCVB; Rebekah Smith, Digital Marketing Manager for the LCCVB; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Mr. Camoni, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Fran Pantuso, County Chief of Staff and Bureau Board Chairman; Shannon Hartnett, Administrative Assistant for the LCCVB; Linda Stamboolian, Finance Manager for the LCCVB; Stephen Alessi, Client Relationship Manager at Penn State Extension; and Dave Messersmith, Business Operations Manager at Penn State Extension.

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff members from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) gather with the Lackawanna County Commissioners for a proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” The CAC has been the leader in combating child abuse, neglect and exploitation by providing specialized trauma therapy, education, and advocacy services.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Cheryl Friedman, CRNP, SANE-P at CAC; Mary Ann LaPorta, CAC Executive Director; Jennifer Aglialoro, CAC Associate Director and Forensic Interviewer; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

County Job Fair To Showcase 68 Vendors

Sixty-eight companies from across Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering approximately 3,431 full-time, part-time and seasonal job openings, are participating in the seventh annual Lackawanna County Job Fair at PNC Field’s Geisinger Champions Club on Thursday, May 16, from Noon to 4 PM.

The event is free and open to candidates of all experience levels and work categories.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania CareerLink Lackawanna will be on-site to offer assistance on resume preparation and proper interview etiquette, along with other related general advice.

CareerLink is also offering a workshop on Tuesday, May 14, at 11 AM at its headquarters on 135 Franklin Avenue, Scranton.  The seminar will provide further assistance on employer research, “elevator speech” development, and how to be prepared to meet with employers.

The general public is urged to: bring their resumes; dress professionally; and be prepared to be interviewed.

The vendors in the Job Fair were not charged for the exhibit space.  This is a total community service activity.

The firms exhibiting at the job fair come from Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

They are: ACCU Staffing Services, Adecco, Ambit Energy, Bank of America, blu door FINANCIAL, C3i Solutions – An HCL Technologies Co., Camelback Resort, Cardinal Glass, CareGivers America, Cigna, and Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc.

Also, Commonwealth Health, Dedicated Nursing Associates, Inc., Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply, Dynamic Staffing, Express Employment Professionals, Fastenal Company, FedEx Ground, FNCB Bank, Geisinger, and Guardian Eldercare.

Also, Hendrick Manufacturing, Inc., Holiday Inn – Scranton East, Home Instead Senior Care, Immunotek Bio Center, Innocor Inc., J.P. Boden Services, Inc., Kay Jewelers, Kelly Services,

Keystone Human Services, Lackawanna County, and L.T. Verrastro, Inc.

Also, Live Nation: The Pavilion at Montage, Lowe’s RDC, Maid-Rite Specialty Foods, LLC, Manpower, McLane, Mia Products Company, Mid-Atlantic Youth Services, Montage Mountain Resorts, Mount Airy Casino Resort, and Navient.

Also, Neiman Marcus, Neora LLC, New York Life, OneSource Staffing Solutions, PA CareerLink Lackawanna County, P.A. Hutchison Co., Pennsylvania State Police, Prime, Inc., Primerica, and Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

Also, Renewal by Anderson of NEPA, Saber Healthcare Group, Saint Joseph’s Center, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Simona America Industries, Sovereign Commercial Services, Step By Step, Inc., The Wright Center, TJ Maxx Distribution Center, TMG Health – A Cognizant Company, and Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Also, Trinity Staffing Inc., United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village, US Census Bureau, Vector Security and Wee Care Day Care.

For additional information, please either visit, check out our Facebook page, or contact Katelyn English, Community Relations Coordinator, at (570) 963-6821 or via email at .

#Build Up’s “Good Works”

The legacy of the late Rebecca Haggerty was to “build people up, don’t tear down,” using the power of a written note with kind sentiments to elicit joy. #Build Up is focused on changing, in a positive manner, the overall atmosphere on social media, in schools, and in the community-at-large. The organization hosts monthly events and is focused on having young people spend more time on activities or gatherings that stress face-to-face connection.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Judy Detter and Zoe Haggerty of #Build Up; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.