Momentum Magazine January 2018 Edition - Page 11

T to hank You our sponsors Regional Journalists Host Discussion Veterans Graduate from Manufacturing Skills Training Program The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC), in partnership with Lackawanna College, recently graduated area veterans from its Accelerated Manufacturing Career Readiness Program, which prepared veterans for placement in high-demand, well-paying manufacturing jobs. The training was available free of charge to local military veterans. The curriculum was based upon input from more than 30 regional manufacturers seeking to add to their workforce. As a result, a mix of technical and interpersonal skills was covered in a blended adult-learner format of classroom time and application. The training also included manufacturing plant tours and supplemental online learning. Training was provided by NEPIRC’s staff of experts, Lackawanna College faculty, and Tooling U-SME. The Pennsylvania News Media Association, The Scranton Times-Tribune and the Department of Communication of The University of Scranton recently sponsored a panel discussion about “Trust, Credibility and the News.” The Wright Center for Primary Care Clarks Summit Receives National Recognition The Wright Center for Primary Care Clarks Summit has been named a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention 2017 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion. The designation is a result of the organization’s commitment to heart health and proven success in helping patients maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Twenty-four organizations across the country were recognized; The Wright Center is the only organization in Pennsylvania to be selected. LEADERSHIP LACKAWANNA CORE PROGRAM The University of Scranton LEADERSHIP LACKAWANNA TOMORROW’S LEADERS TODAY PROGRAM Marywood University Welcome new members Computer Reports Inc. Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA Meal Prep Grind NEPA Web Solutions Quest Studio Socafe Socialocca The Ski Corner Regional Hospital of Scranton Recognized for Donate Life Challenge Commonwealth Health and two of its hospitals have been recognized by The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE), Gift of Life Donor Program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) in the 2017 HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge. Commonwealth Health has been designated a platinum-level health care system, while Wilkes-Barre General Hospital earned a platinum designation and Regional Hospital of Scranton earned a gold designation among individual hospitals. The Pennsylvania Donate Life Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospital and community. Hospitals are acknowledged for their efforts—the awareness and designation activities are captured on a scorecard for participating hospitals to achieve platinum, gold, silver, and bronze level recognitions. Chamber Member Recognized Sales coach Stephan Schiffman’s book, Cold Calling Techniques That Really Work, was named to Mark Cuban’s list of top fi ve books that every entrepreneur should read. Schiffman regularly hosts sales seminars at The Chamber for members. • 11