Stay Tuned for Our 2019 Schedule of Events!

November 2018 Honor Event

The Wilkes-Barre Connect Honor series held an event on Thursday, November 8th from 8 AM – 3:30 PM, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, NEPA Alliance, the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, and Northeastern Pennsylvania PTAC. The SBA Boots to Business Reboot invites veterans and spouses of veterans to this day-long program,…
Read more


November 26, 2018

Spotlight Event: Innovations in Marketing & Branding

Our last Spotlight event, held on Thursday, November 1st, in Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, was titled “Innovations in Marketing & Branding.” Our featured speaker was Julie Anixter, Founder at Ensemble.Works, Special Advisor to the President at AIGA, and Fellow at Signal Analytics. Our three video spotlights included Nicole Farber, CEO at ENX2 Marketing, Tanner Coleman, General Manager…
Read more


November 26, 2018

wilkes-Barre Connect Intern Panel: How to Post and Host a Successful Internship

On Wednesday, October 24th, Wilkes-Barre Connect Intern hosted a free panel discussion event at Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center. The panel discussed the best practices to post and host a successful internship. At the event, the panel consisted of seven internship coordinators, as well as representatives for the business community, and local students. The featured panelists were:…
Read more


November 26, 2018

August 2018 Pitch Event

On Wednesday, August 8th, Wilkes-Barre Connect hosted a private Pitch event at Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center. PITCH is a formalized process to introduce entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing businesses to our regional investor network in Northeastern Pennsylvania. PITCH is sponsored by the Willary Foundation for the second year, and coordinated by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of…
Read more


October 3, 2018

May 2018 Pitch Event

On Wednesday, May 9th,  2018, Wilkes-Barre Connect held another Pitch event at the THINK Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Pitch is a formalized process to introduce entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing businesses to our regional investor network in Northeastern Pennsylvania. PITCH is sponsored by the Willary Foundation, and coordinated by the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern…
Read more


June 19, 2018

Spotlight Event: Level Up

Our last Spotlight event, held on Thursday, April 26th in Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, was centered around video gaming and titled “Level Up” Our featured speaker was Chris Bennett, Co-Founder/ Chief Executive Officer at Skyless Game Studios. Our three video spotlights included Jeremy Benscoter, Founder/Programmer & Brandi Brace, Designer/Artist at Atlantic Divide Games; Jeffrey Chiampi, Instructor of…
Read more


April 30, 2018

Honor Event: Wilkes-Barre Connect’s First Honor Event!

The Wilkes-Barre Connect Honor series held its first event on Thursday, April 12th from 8 AM – 6 PM, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, NEPA Alliance, the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, and Northeastern Pennsylvania PTAC. The SBC Boots to Business Reboot ran from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, featuring speakers…
Read more


April 30, 2018

Wilkes-Barre Connect Business Snapshot: American Paper Bag

Meet Ian Robson, CEO of American Paper Bag, Wilkes-Barre Connect’s very first client and founding success story. Ian had previously spent the past 15 years in the standard bag industry in Europe, until he visited Northeastern Pennsylvania in October of 2016 to explore the possibility of opening his own specialty paper bag manufacturing company in…
Read more


April 10, 2018

Spotlight Event: Let’s Get Social

The first Spotlight event of 2018, held on Thursday, March 22nd in Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, was titled “Let’s Get Social.” Our featured speaker was Chris Bohinski, Founder of NYC Smile 4 Me, who spoke about the platform he created to capture the “smile stories” of celebrities on the red carpet and beyond. Our three video spotlights included Ryan…
Read more


March 30, 2018

Pitch Event: Wilkes-Barre Connect’s First Pitch of 2018!

On Tuesday, February 27th 2018, Wilkes-Barre Connect held its first Pitch event of the year at the THINK Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Pitch is a formalized process to introduce entrepreneurs, start-ups, and existing businesses to our regional investor network in Northeastern Pennsylvania. PITCH is sponsored by the Willary Foundation, and coordinated by the Ben Franklin Technology…
Read more


March 1, 2018