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,…
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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:…
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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…
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October 3, 2018
Chamber Annual Dinner 2017

Innovation Connected: Chamber Annual Dinner 2017

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber held its annual dinner at Mohegan Sun Pocono – who was also the sponsor of this years dinner – on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The dinner was held to celebrate an incredible year and honor companies and individuals around our area with an awards ceremony at the end of the night.…
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November 17, 2017
Pitch Event November 2017

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

On Wednesday November 1, 2017, Wilkes-Barre Connect held its first ever Pitch event at the THINK Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Pitch is a formalized process to introduce entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses to a regional investor network – our version of Shark Tank. Wilkes-Barre Connect hosts live pitch events on a quarterly basis. Interested parties…
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November 2, 2017
Kris Jones

Spotlight Event: Tech Talk

Tech Talk was the theme for the second Wilkes-Barre Connect’s Spotlight event held at the THINK Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The featured spotlight speaker for this event was none other than Kris Jones, local entrepreneur and prominent businessman. Jones, the founder of Pepperjam, which he sold in 2009, and ReferLocal, APPEK Mobile Apps, French Girls…
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October 27, 2017
Helen Lavelle

Spotlight Event: Women’s Entrepreneurship

Wilkes-Barre Connect’s first Spotlight event focused on female entrepreneurship in NEPA, hosting three video spotlights and a featured spotlight speaker. Helen Lavelle is the CEO and chief strategist of the Lavelle Strategy Group, an advertising agency based in Scranton and served as the featured speaker for the event. Lavelle gave a passionate speech about her…
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September 28, 2017