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March 23. 2013 11:36PM
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A Business Financing Seminar, organized by The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), will be held Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Plains Township.

The topic of the afternoon will be financing options available for small businesses in the seven county Northeast Region which includes Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Carbon, and Schuylkill Counties.

Jared Lucas, Director of the DCED Small Business First Division, and Steve Drizos, Director of the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority, will be the feature speakers. They will present on Small Business and Tax Exempt Financing options available through DCED. Other partners and guests will provide information on the following: Small Business Development, Small Business Micro-Loans, SBA 504 Loans, Revolving Loan Funds, Small Business Administration, and Commercial Lending.

To register for free, contact Donna Brdaric at or toll free at 1-866-758-1929.

The Landlords Helping Landlords group will meet Tuesday night at 7:30 at the Ramada Inn on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. The speaker for this evening will be Joe Saltaoamacchia, a representative from Window World. The meeting costs $10 at the door or dues of $60.00 yearly to be a member of the Wyoming Valley Real Estate Investors Association. Call 240-6475 or email for more information.

The Wyoming County Chamber’s bi-annual legislative breakfast will be held Wednesday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort, Tunkhannock. Co-sponsored by First Liberty Bank & Trust and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, the event will include a full breakfast buffet as well as the opportunity to address issues impacting your business.

Among those elected officials scheduled to appear are U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, State Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, and State Reps. Sandra Major, R-Bridgewater Township and Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake.

There is no charge for WYCCC members to attend this event and just $10 per person for non-members. For reservations or more information, contact Deborah at the chamber office at 875-8325 or by email

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Wells Fargo and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce to present “The Global Economic Outlook” at The Woodlands Inn in Wilkes-Barre.

Wells Fargo economist Tim Quinlan will address participants with a projection and forecast of the U.S. economy, an analysis on financial markets and a review of macroeconomic developments in the major economies of the world.

This event is open to the public and will be held at The Woodlands Inn on Wednesday from 8 to 10 a.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. To RSVP for this event, contact Angi Coscia at or call 823-2101, ext. 149.

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s Women in Business Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at Genetti’s in downtown Wilkes-Barre, The topic will be Women in Broadcasting and will include a presentation by Candice Kelly and Sandy Wisnewski of WBRE-TV. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $18 for non-chamber members.

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Legislative Breakfast at Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 19, at 7:15 a.m.

The breakfast provides a question and answer session where business representatives will get an opportunity to speak with state legislators about key business and community issues.

The cost for this event is $30 for chamber members and guests. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Angi Coscia at or call 823-2101, ext. 149

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