Momentum Magazine March 2019 Edition - Page 5

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BUSINESS? In 2011, having spent several years working in politics and at all levels government, I was looking to transition to a career in consulting and for a firm that would maximize my experience, network and talents to the benefit of my clients. I knew Mercury as a high-stakes public strategy firm that provides results for the world’s most successful companies, leading advocacy groups, governments, non-governmental organizations, and prominent public and political figures. It was the right move for me and over the years we have produced several public relations, lobbying and political victories for our clients. Vincent Galko WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT DOING BUSINESS LOCALLY? This region is full of good people with a strong work ethic. We share the common goals of growing our businesses, reinvigorating the Scranton market and giving back to the community whenever possible. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE CHAMBER? I knew Bob Durkin and the Chamber staff do a great job working with members and the community. Mercury’s state, national and international network will bring a unique blend of capabilities to the Scranton area and to Chamber members. Joining just made sense. Mercury Public Affairs, Dunmore, PA | www.mercuryllc.com | Member since 2018 PEOPLES SECURITY BANK & TRUST TO LAUNCH CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of the Peoples Security Bank Empower Scholarship Program, which provides opportunities for individuals and small businesses to attend and/or participate as a vendor at Empower NEPA Women’s Leadership Conference. “At Peoples Security Bank, we strongly believe in contributing our resources to make our community a better place to live and work,” said Thomas P. Tulaney, Senior Executive Vice President. “This scholarship program perfectly fits that mission as it will help more people further enhance their professional goals through participating in the Empower conference.” Empower is the premier women’s leadership event in our region. Peoples Security Bank & Trust serves as the presenting sponsor. “Thanks to the generous support of Peoples Security Bank & Trust, we will be able to help more women discover their personal power as a result of participating in this initiative,” said Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. www.scrantonchamber.com • 5