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Wilkes-Barre Connect Presentation Day at the FEI Innovation Conference in Boston

Day Three – “Game Time” Last day at the Boston Innovation Festival – and why break tradition?  Grabbed my cup of Dunkin on the way into the Seaport World Trade Center.  With it being the last day, the energy is definitely down a little, but it hasn’t stopped me from taking advantage of every second.…
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May 17, 2019 0

Day 2 at the FEI Boston Innovation Conference with Wilkes-Barre Connect Executive Director, Joseph Boylan

Day Two – “Luck is the Greatest Superpower There Is” Second day, and another cup from dunkin to start it off.  There’s definitely a buzz in the air this morning as Steve Wozniak will take the stage at 9 AM.  The Co-Founder of Apple will not only deliver the main presentation of the day titled…
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May 16, 2019 0

Behind the Scenes at the FEI Boston Innovation Conference with Wilkes-Barre Connect Executive Director, Joseph Boylan – Day 1

Pre-Event – “Overcoming Fear” After months of telling every single person willing to listen to me about the Boston Innovation Festival, it’s finally here.  The thrill of being asked to participate back in November 2018, finally wore off in time for me to focus on my presentation the past two months.  I was asked to…
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May 15, 2019 0

March 2019 Pitch Event

Wilkes-Barre Connect, powered by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, hosted a private “pitch” event on March 20, 2019 at Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center. This event featured full presentations by local startups Smoke Shield and Miner’s Mills Distilling Co. Smoke Shield is a solution to the problem of the overabundance of deaths in residential…
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April 8, 2019 0

Creative Meetup

On Tuesday, March 26 at 5 PM, the first ever Creative Meetup fueled by Coal Creative and Connect took place inside of Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center. This first meeting was an open forum to determine the layout, ideas, and overall approach to future monthly creative meetups. We had 75 individuals from throughout the region come together to…
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April 8, 2019 0

Wilkes-Barre Connect Spotlight: Innovate & Create

On February 27th we had our first Connect Spotlight event of the year inside of Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center. Featured speakers for the night, Murf Meyer & Diana Kolsky, the comedians behind the upcoming film “HEYNA?” and our multi-video spotlight on Coal Creative, presenting “The Creative Process” made this first event of the year a smashing…
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April 8, 2019 0

Direct Effect Innovation Challenge

The first-ever Direct Effect Innovation Challenge took place on April 6th from 10:00 – 4:00 PM at Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center. We’ve partnered with The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development, Maga Design, Inc., and the united States Postal Service to create a ONE DAY challenge: create innovative direct mail marketing solutions for two community organizations,…
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April 8, 2019 0

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 0

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…
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November 26, 2018 0

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 0