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Weight Watchers coming to East End Center

Joe Amato East End Centre and Weight Watchers of Eastern PA. Inc. has announced a lease agreement that will provide a new and improved home for Weight Watchers’ meeting place in Wilkes Barre Township.

Weight Watchers will occupy the 1,600 square foot space, next door to Gabe’s Department Store. Renovations to Weight Watchers new site have begun and the anticipated opening date is Sept. 1.

According to a news release from Amato Properties, Weight Watchers International, Inc. is a leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers has helped millions of people to lose weight and achieve their goals for more than 50 years and holds more than 50,000 weekly meetings where members receive group support, learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity.

Great Clips opening

Pittston Twp. location

Great Clips, a hair salon with more than 3,300 locations in the U.S. and Canada, has opened a store in Pittston Township.

The salon, owned by Apsara Hanagandi, is located at 310 Highway 315.

Great Clips strives to offer the latest haircut styles at unbeatable prices, according to a press realeas announcing the opening. For a limited time only, Great Clips will offer haircuts for only $2.99.

Customers can use the shops online check-in service to save time be going to www.greatclips.com on a computer or smartphone.

GoPro market debut

is a successful one

Investors sent shares of GoPro Inc. up more than 30 percent in their stock market debut Thursday, following an initial public offering that valued the sports camera maker at about $3 billion.

The company makes wearable sports cameras that are used by skydivers, surfers and other extreme sports fans to film themselves as they create first-person videos that capture the experience as they saw it. The cameras, which are light and waterproof, cost between $200 and $400. It also sells accessories such as cases, battery packs and mounts that help users attach their cameras to surfboards, helmets or their wrists. Users can download a free app or computer software to edit, store and publish their videos to their social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

GoPro had the best-selling camcorder last year, according to government paperwork filed by the company. Its revenue jumped to $985.7 million in 2013, nearly double what it was a year earlier. However, in the first three months of 2014, revenue fell 7.6 percent to $235.7 million from a year ago.

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