Author Archives: Wayne Witkowski

S’burg resident named next CEO of Merchants Bank

COO, VP Tracey Smith to succeed Biondi Merchants Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tracey Smith of Stroudsburg has been designated successor to the bank’s retiring CEO, Anthony J. Biondi, who announced his intention to retire well in advance to assure an orderly leadership transition over the next 10 months. Biondi’s decision to [...]

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Pen Argyl insurance agent named to national council

Palma joins Executive Council of New York Life Insurance Co. Pen Argyl resident Joseph A. Palma has been named a member of the 2015 Executive Council of New York Life Insurance Company. Members of the Executive Council are among the most successful of New York Life’s elite sales force of 12,000 licensed agents. Palma has [...]

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Businesses get advice on prepping for emergencies

Small Business Assn. offers disaster preparedness webinars Hurricane season is under way. Having a business continuity plan is essential to establishing a successful and resilient small business. The cost of creating a disaster preparedness plan with a recovery component is small compared to the financial losses that may occur if there’s no plan in place. [...]

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Matamoras native named insurance co. exec

Losee named vice president of sales at LCBA Community based life insurance company Loyal Christian Benefit Association of Erie has promoted Matamoras native and Delaware Valley High School alumnus Walter H. Losee to vice president of sales. Losee previously was a Regional Manager in LCBA’s Pre-Need market where he was responsible for the northwest corner [...]

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Price Chopper names new president

Grimmett, who remains as chief operating officer, is first non-family member tapped for top post The Golub Corp., parent company of Price Chopper Supermarkets, Market 32 and Market Bistro has named Scott Grimmett as president/chief operating officer – the first non-Golub in the company’s history to hold the title. Grimmett will continue to report to [...]

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Bizzy Awards to be held at new location

Local business gala awards event nears Chamber entry deadline The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce has set a June 30 deadline to accept entries for its 10th annual Bizzy Awards in September. It is being moved to Pocono Palace Resort in Marshalls Creek. There will be 14 categories awarded this year. Call Pat Metzgar at [...]

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Pocono Raceway extends health care partnership

Approves multi-year extension with Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Raceway announced a multi-year extension of its partnership with Lehigh Valley Health Network as the “Official Health Care Provider of Pocono Raceway.” Additionally, as previously announced last week, the 50/50 raffle being hosted at the Raceway during the upcoming Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 race weekend [...]

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Jersey Mike’s Subs comes to Poconos

Sandwich franchise store to open June 3 in Bartonsville Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, will open a store in Bartonsville on June 3. Franchise owner Jim Sirotnak, along with general manager John Milevoi, will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, June 3, to Sunday, June 7, [...]

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S-burg company gets military certificate of appreciation

MegaPhase recognized for Army program’s success MegaPhase, based in Stroudsurg, has been honored by the U.S. Army’s PM Prophet and General Dynamics Mission Systems with a Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of the company’s performance and “significant contribution to the success of the Prophet Enhanced Program.” “We are honored to receive this recognition,” said MegaPhase [...]

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Boucher and James expands

Engineering consultant to open office in Bethlehem Boucher & James Inc., with an office in Stroudsburg and corporate office in Doylestown, will open a regional office in the Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem in June. Boucher & James, Inc. has been providing professional consulting services to clients in the Lehigh Valley for several years. Services were [...]

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