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    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce guides area’s economic growthJuly 23, 2018 Sunday Dispatch Business 0By Tony Callaio - For Sunday Dispatch Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Michelle Mikitish, left, goes over her schedule with intern Julie Price at the Chamber office at corner of Kennedy Boulevard and William Street in Pittston. - Tony Callaio | For Sunday ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Chamber
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Atlas Realty, Inc. celebrates 30 years in businessSeptember 17, 2018 Sunday Dispatch News 0By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com Atlas Realty, Inc. recently celebrated 30 years in business. Staff members are, from left, Carmen Winters, Lu-Ann Sperrazza, Peggy Frankevitch, administrative assistant; Karen Adonizio, CFO; Charlie Adonizio, owner; Kim Bowen, Melissa Sellers, Nancy Bohn, Tom ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Business Spotlight, Community
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Isuzu tabs Top 3 U.S. techs for global competitionJason Cannon| @By_Jason_Cannon| August 22, 2018   Matt Bertagnoli, of Lynch Isuzu Truck in Waterford, Wisc.; Josiah Carr, of Susquehanna Isuzu Truck in West Milton, Penn.; and Kiel Trout, of RWC Isuzu Truck Seattle, bested nine other service techs from across the U.S. and Canada in the company’s second annual North American competition for the ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Workforce Deveolpment, Community, General News Article
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    Getting workers to Luzerne County industrial parks growing priorityAugust 11, 2018   By Jennifer Learn-Andes - jandes@timesleader.com With an influx of new warehouses, regional officials are increasingly focusing on connecting these facilities to public transportation. Luzerne County Transportation Authority Executive Director Norm Gavlick pointed to the CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park in ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Workforce Deveolpment
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    Growing the workforceBY DENISE ALLABAUGH / PUBLISHED: JUNE 13, 2018JENKINS TWP. — Recruiting workers has been a challenge for Valley Distributing & Storage Company, which has locations in Laflin, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Carol Keup, chief operating officer of the family-owned warehousing, logistics and transportation business, said some employees struggle to get to and from work.“Some don’t have ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Workforce Deveolpment
    Friday, May 11, 2018
    Merle Norman - Come, Be our GuestMerle Norman Cosmetics is a franchise that is over 85 years old specializing in skin care and cosmetics.  The franchise was founded by a woman named Merle Norman.  She set the foundation for women to become entrepreneurs and chart their own future. Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios are independently owned and operated.  The Pittston location is owned by Jane ...read more
    Categories: Business Spotlight, Small Business
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Be a Part of the Family: Meet Family Martial Arts Academy of NEPA ​ Meet Family Martial Arts Academy of NEPA!Family Martial Arts Academy of NEPA, located at 108 South Main St, Pittston has a modern approach to a traditional martial art while keeping Tang Soo Do as a core. Family Martial Arts Academy has an evolving curriculum with elements from Judo, Hapkido and other fighting ...read more
    Categories: Business Spotlight, Small Business
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
     March 2018Volume No. 19, Issue No. 4 News of the day - Update of the Profits Plus toolsWe are happy to announce and share these updates to the free tools and newsletter from Profits Plus. As we have been expanding Profits Plus over the past 20 years, we have found that we need some changes for us to remain relevant to all of our audience. As we created these changes we found a pleasant uniqueness ...read more
    Categories: Business Management Tips
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Sales Series #2   Cold Calling--Your Biggest Competitor You might think it's the company you're selling against. Or if you're clever, you might think "My biggest competitor is ME". There is merit to both answers, but the real answer will surprise you.  Your biggest competitor is the status quo. When you make a cold call, you're beginning the process of asking for business. ...read more
    Categories: Sales Tips
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Sales Series #3    Cold Calling--Think In Thirds It's unrealistic to think you'll get ALL the business out there. Here's what really happens:  If you stood on a corner with your hand out, sooner or later someone would put money in it. If you held your hand out and asked for money, probably a few more would respond. If you made a sign that read "I need help", you would likely get some ...read more
    Categories: Sales Tips
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Volume18| March 2018  Customer Acquisition On average, about 90% of revenue in a small business comes from existing customers! Just let that sink in for a minute.  Of the remaining 10% of revenue, about 90% comes from referrals from existing customers.  Yet, an inordinate amount of money is spent by most small businesses on useless advertising to drive ...read more
    Categories: Marketing Tips
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Volume 18 | March 2018Lock Yourself Up In my management seminars I tell attendees: "Lock yourself away periodically and do the 'owner things' you need to run your business effectively".  These sessions should be scheduled into your weekly activity and EVERYONE should know there are to be NO INTERRUPTIONS--no phone calls, no quick ...read more
    Categories: Business Management Tips
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Volume 18 | April, 2018   The Question No One AsksSales professionals go through all kinds of maneuvers to obtain sales. "Always be selling"..."Steps to the close"..."Don't take no for an answer"...but there is one thing few sales people ever ask.  Before I tell you what it is, let me ask you something. What is the one thing, the simple, and ONLY one thing both you and ...read more
    Categories: Sales Tips
    Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    Sales - #4I need to ask you something.....Why don't you do something to start moving sales to a higher level in your business? When I ask this question, I get a lot of different answers. What we find, though, is your sales staff falls into one of three categories: New sales people. They can generate some sales, but they don't have a clue how they got them, nor do they know how to repeat their ...read more
    Categories: Sales Tips
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    Volume 18 |February 2018    AGGRESSIVELY WAITING FOR THE PHONE TO RING    One of the biggest challenges to sales success is that initial call. Sales people dread it, yet it's necessary. All too often, it gets neglected while the sales staff is "aggressively waiting for the phone to ring".  "What about social media, email....can't I use ...read more
    Categories: Sales Tips
    Monday, February 26, 2018
    Sales Series #1Cold Calling TipsCold calls are not necessarily the favorite of sales people UNLESS they change their thinking about them.  The "sales pipeline" depends on fresh activity. No activity=no sales. Every sales process has a certain "lifespan". No realistic sales person expects immediate results. So, any activity TODAY will produce results in the future--one week, one ...read more
    Categories: Sales Tips
    Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    Small Business Merchant Association helps promote local businesses in Greater Pittston By Jimmy Fisher - jfisher@timesleader.com | October 27th, 2017 10:35 am ❮❯ Julio Caprari, of Duchess Outlet, was on hand for the monthy meeting of Greater Pittston merchants. PITTSTON — Starting a small business can be a daunting, but a new organization is here to help. The Small Business Merchants ...read more
    Categories: Small Business
    Sunday, July 17, 2016
    Pittston Chamber moves from land development to business developmentDENISE ALLABAUGH, STAFF WRITER / PUBLISHED: FEBRUARY 28, 2016  Michelle Mikitish, executive vice president  Image Gallery for Pittston chamber moves from land development to business development For more than 95 years, the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce has served as an organization that brings business professionals ...read more
    Categories: Chamber
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