Momentum Magazine April 2019 Edition | Page 3

CHAMBER NEWS Chamber Names New Workforce and Entrepreneurial Development Specialist The Chamber recently welcomed Brianna Florovito of Jermyn as its new workforce and entrepreneurial development specialist. The Chamber celebrated the one year anniversary of Township Trading Co. in South Abington Township. Scranton YP welcomed State Rep. Kyle Mullins as principal speaker for its “Lunch with Leaders” event at Marywood University. In this role, Brianna will focus on joint economic and workforce development strategies through the Chamber and its affiliates, including the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO), The Scranton Plan and Skills in Scranton. She will focus on the development of workforce strategy and planning, as well as the integration of these initiatives with economic development activities, further promoting the Chamber’s overall mission of attracting, sustaining and growing businesses within Lackawanna County. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Rutgers University and has studied at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She has previously worked for Educational Data Systems, Inc. as a business services representative and is a graduate of Valley View High School. Scranton YP hosted “Escape This” at Electric City Escape. The Chamber hosted a Member Welcome Lunch, where more than 50 members had the opportunity to discover how their membership could help their businesses. Skills in Scranton recently hosted a week-long industry immersion experience of its Educators in the Workplace program, focusing on advanced manufacturing. The businesses that hosted the educators are Sandvik Materials Technology, Cintas, Process Technologies & Packaging, Hendrick Manufacturing, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. The Chamber hosted a Meet Up for Lunch at Andy Gavin’s . The Chamber, in partnership with McNees, Wallace and Nurick, hosted a Business Breakfast Briefing on I-9 compliance. The Chamber hosted an International Women’s Day celebration at Glenmaura National Golf Club . • 3