set for Tuesday
The Pocono Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Council’s July Women in Business Luncheon is set for Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Skytop Lodge. Registered dietician Marisa Wagner, MS, RDN, will speak about meal prepping tips, healthy meal hacks, product recommendations and recipes. This event is open to both current and non-members; www.greaterpocono chamber.com.
Bank donates to organization
Honesdale National Bank was once again authorized to make approved contributions under the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. HNB designated $2,000 of its approved allotment to Leadership Lackawanna. The funds, donated by HNB, will support curriculum enhancement for the betterment of local young professionals.
Leadership Lackawanna is a charitable, nonprofit organization in Northeast Pennsylvania dedicated to community leadership and professional development. Its five programs — Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, Leadership U, Core, Executive and Welcome Scranton! — enhance the skills, connections and knowledge of emerging and established leaders, enabling them to better serve in our communities, workplaces and organizations. Since its inception, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 2,300 community leaders.
Police academy training new classLackawanna College’s Police Academy Class 255 is off to an impressive start. Comprised of 11 officers from both the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre police departments, this cohort of cadets embarked on a fully funded police training program at the Scranton campus on April 26.
Both the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton police departments will pay for the cadets’ tuition. The departments are eligible for reimbursement upon cadets’ completion of the program by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officer’s Training Commissions, thanks to an Act 89 annual grant of $5 million authorized in 2013. The grant stipulates police officers must be trained and certified through the Act 120 Pennsylvania Municipal Police Basic Training Program for the departments to receive reimbursement.
Lackawanna College’s Police Academy is the only academy in Northeast Pennsylvania authorized by MPOETC to provide both the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Basic Training Program and the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Annual Mandatory In-Service Training.
Class 255 is expected to graduate in December.