Tom Grudis Optical & The Bare Accessories Small Business Spotlight

Tom Grudis Optical & The Bare Accessories were the small businesses spotlighted at the January 9 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. These family-owned business have been an integral part of Scranton’s landscape for over 30 years. Grudis Optical has been serving the eyewear needs of the community since 1980 with the latest styles at affordable prices. Stephanie Grudis-Whisner teamed-up with her father, Tom, through “The Bare Accessories, offering distinctive accessories such as scarves, jewelry, handbags and clothes at modest prices.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Tom Grudis and Stephanie Grudis-Whisner, owners; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

GoodFellas OYFS Donation

GoodFellas Pizza presented a $1,000 check to officials from Lackawanna County and its Office of Youth & Family Services (OY&FS) for this year’s “Adopt An Angel” program.

L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Conrad Colon from GoodFellas, Sharon Roginski from OY&FS, and Kevin Shaughnessy the County’s Director of Buildings & Grounds.

Former Commissioners Attend Final Meeting In The Administration Building

Two former Lackawanna County Commissioners attended the final Commissioners Meeting (December 19) at the Administration Building, 200 Adams Avenue. Former Commissioner Robert W. Pettinato, inside left, and former Commissioner Mike Washo, inside right, offered stories from their days in office and the impact it had on both their careers and the community.

L-r, Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Pettinato, Laureen Cummings, Washo, and Patrick M. O’Malley.

Tig & Cooneys Small Business Spotlight

Tig & Cooneys was the small business spotlighted at the December 19 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. Lisa Malsberger started this on-line business in 2013 selling dog gifts and other related accessories. As the market for these items became saturated, she moved into creating custom maps that featured personalized memories, sentiments or landmarks. The map gifts are timeless and symbolize a piece of history in a person’s life. Tig & Cooneys also has items available at Lavish, The Waverly General Store and on Esty.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Lisa Malsberger, owner; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.