Momentum Magazine February 2018 Edition - Page 2

President’s Message sary” “Our 150 th Anniver The 150th anniversary of The Chamber is a time for us to refl ect on our history and to look forward to our future. UPCOMING EVENTS From our beginnings as the Merchant’s Association to the Board of Trade and, fi nally, as The Chamber, we have remained true to our mission of improving the quality of life of this region’s citizens by encouraging new industries to locate here. Past efforts focused heavily on our region’s rail and anthracite coal industries; with successful negotiations of lower rail freight prices, the development of transportation infrastructure and the construction of public buildings and parks. Thanks to our efforts, our region was part of a wartime manufacturing boon in the 1940s that transformed into today’s approach of developing industrial and business parks and recruiting businesses to our area. Over the next few months, we will celebrate this milestone with you, our members and volunteers. It is you and your forebears who have led this community for the past 150 years and it is you who will lead us into the future, remaining focused on the pressing needs of the day and committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of our region. Clarifi cation In last month’s edition of Momentum, we ran an article about the NEPA Youth Shelter. The shelter is currently operating as an after-school teen drop-in center, not an overnight center. For more information, visit MARCH 1, 2018 11 AM - 12 PM THE GREATER SCRANTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARDROOM THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 4 PM - 6 PM Economic Outlook Lunch TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018 11:30 AM-1:00 PM 1500 Scranton/ Carbondale Highway, Dickson City, PA 2 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Cooking class & networking Tuesday, march 20, 2018 5:00 pM – 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Hilton Scranton 100 Adams Avenue, Scranton PA Sponsored by: