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Are You Struggling to Organize Your Customer List in QuickBooks Online?

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Are You Struggling to Organize Your Customer List in QuickBooks Online?

Managing customer information in QuickBooks Online can be challenging, especially if you have multiple locations or service lines. But don’t worry, QuickBooks Online offers powerful features like classes and locations to help you stay organized.

What Are Locations?

Locations in QuickBooks Online are used to track different offices, stores, or rental properties. This feature is particularly useful if you have customers with multiple sites. Remember, you can assign only one location per invoice.

What Are Classes?

Classes are designed to categorize different divisions, service lines, or products within your business. For instance, if you have a customer with both residential and commercial properties and you bill them on a single invoice, you can assign different classes to each line item.

Key Points:

  • Combined Limit: QuickBooks Online allows a combined total of 40 classes and locations.
  • Availability: These features are available only with QuickBooks Online Plus or Advanced memberships.
  • Activation:
    1. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner.
    2. Select ‘Company Settings’ under Settings.
    3. On the Company tab, scroll down to the Categories section.
    4. Click the pencil icon to edit, then turn classes and locations on.
    5. Click ‘Save’.

Once activated, you can create new classes or locations by going to the gear icon, selecting ‘All Lists’ under Lists, and then choosing either the Class or Location list.

If you have any further questions or need a demonstration, feel free to reach out to me at i-balanced.com. Additionally, if you have any specific QuickBooks Online questions or suggestions for other topics, please contact the chamber or email info@i-balanced.com. Your input can help us provide valuable information to our community.

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Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rentals Expanding with Third Location

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Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rentals to Open Third Location

Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rentals is expanding to Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township. They will rent out paddleboards, single and tandem kayaks, pedal boats, canoes, and rowboats (with and without electric motors) for visitors to explore Lake Lackawanna.

Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rentals now operates three locations across Northeastern Pennsylvania. Their original shop in Falls opened in 2007, providing boat rentals along the Susquehanna River. In 2019, they opened the boat concession at Frances Slocum State Park in Wyoming, Luzerne County.

With the new location, Lackawanna State Park will be the only place in Lackawanna County to offer kayak rentals.

“For me personally, it’s exciting because we serve three counties: Wyoming, Luzerne, and Lackawanna,” said Art Coolbaugh, owner of Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rentals. “It’s also great for people from Clarks Summit and Scranton. They don’t have to drive far to rent a kayak and get out on the water. Lackawanna State Park will be right in their backyard.”

The Lackawanna State Park boat rental opens on May 24, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. They will remain open until Labor Day.

The rental stand will also sell supplies like bait and firewood. In the future, Coolbaugh hopes to offer bicycle rentals so visitors can discover the park’s popular mountain biking trails.

The Lackawanna State Park boat rental is located near the pool complex. For more information, call 570-540-1587 or visit kayaktheriver.com for details and online booking.


2024 Annual Chamber Paddle

Join us on July 25, 2024, for a serene journey down the Susquehanna River with the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. Trusted guide Art Coolbaugh and the Susquehanna Kayak team will lead our annual chamber paddle from The Vosburg Neck State Park to Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park, offering a scenic 4-mile route through the Endless Mountains. Meet us at the Tunkhannock Riverside Park Launch at 4:30 PM to begin our paddle adventure. Afterward, indulge in a sweet treat from the 1961 Ice Cream truck waiting for us at Riverside Park!

Register at https://www.kayaktheriver.com/trips/river-events/

2023 Chamber Kayak Paddle, with special guest paddler WNEP Chelsea Strub.

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Leadership Wyoming Tosses Bags For New Back To School Kicks For Kids!

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Leadership Wyoming “tossed it in the hole”, raising over $7,000 at their cornhole tournament for Interfaith Friends’ Back to School shoe program. The day included 30 teams competing for prizes, plus members from the community rallied for BBQ from Control Tech and took their shot at basket raffles and prizes. A winning day for a worthy cause! Thank you to all the businesses and community members that sponsored and supported the 2024 Leadership Wyoming Project.

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Understanding Your Profit and Loss Statement: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Understanding Your Profit and Loss Statement: A Step-by-Step Guide

 

Welcome! This week’s feature will focus on empowering our local business owners with practical financial knowledge. Today, we’re diving into a crucial tool for any business owner: the Profit and Loss Statement (P&L). This financial document, also known as an income statement, provides a clear snapshot of your business’s financial performance over a specific period. Let’s break it down step-by-step to understand how to read it effectively.

 

Step 1: Recognize the Components

A typical P&L statement is divided into several key components:

  • Revenue: This section lists the total income generated from your business activities, including sales of products or services before any expenses are deducted.
  • Cost of Goods Sold (COGS): Direct costs attributable to the production of the goods sold in your company. This includes materials and labor costs directly tied to service delivery or product creation.
  • Gross Profit: Calculated by subtracting COGS from Revenue. This figure tells you how much money is left to cover all other expenses after covering the cost of sales.

 

Step 2: Analyze Operating Expenses

Operating expenses are the costs associated with running your business that are not directly linked to the creation of your product or service. These can include:

  • Salaries and wages: Payments to employees.
  • Rent: Cost of property used for business operations.
  • Utilities: Electricity, water, internet, and other necessary services.
  • Marketing and advertising: Costs to promote your business. Summing these expenses gives you the total operating expenses.

 

Step 3: Calculate Net Operating Income

Subtract the total operating expenses from the gross profit to determine your Net Operating Income (NOI). This number highlights the profitability of your business operations without considering other income sources, taxes, and additional expenses.

 

Step 4: Consider Other Income and Expenses

This section includes revenues and costs not directly tied to regular business operations, such as:

  • Interest income: Money earned from bank deposits.
  • Rental income: If you rent out part of your business space.
  • Interest expense: Cost of borrowed funds. Adding or subtracting these will adjust your NOI to show your earnings before taxes.

 

Step 5: Deduct Taxes to Find Net Income

Finally, subtract any taxes owed from the earnings before taxes to arrive at your Net Income. This is the bottom line that tells you the actual profitability of your business after all expenses and taxes.

 

Step 6: Review and Compare

Now that you have your net income, compare it with previous periods to identify trends, patterns, or areas needing attention. Are your operating expenses creeping up? Is your gross profit margin improving? These insights can help guide your business decisions.

 

Conclusion

Understanding your Profit and Loss Statement is essential for making informed financial decisions and steering your business towards greater profitability. Regular reviews will help you recognize financial trends, manage expenses, and highlight opportunities for growth.

 

I hope this guide has been helpful. If you have questions or need further assistance understanding your P&L statement, consider reaching out to a financial advisor, accountant, bookkeeper, or i-Balanced. Remember, staying informed is key to business success!

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5 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes

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iBalbance provides tips on how to avoid

5 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes in small businesses

Hey there, fellow entrepreneurs!
We get it—juggling the financial side of your business can sometimes feel like
trying to ride a unicycle while juggling flaming torches. But fear not! Here
are five common bookkeeping blunders to watch out for, sprinkled with a dash of
humor:

  1. The Personal-Biz Financetastrophy:Picture this: Your business account and your personal account are doing the cha-cha together in a financial mash-up. Not ideal! Keep ’em separated like a strict parent chaperoning a middle school dance. Trust us, it’ll save you from a headache down the line.
  2. The Forgetful Freddie:
    Ever play hide and seek with your expenses? Yeah, your wallet doesn’t find
    it amusing. Keep track of every dollar and cent like a detective hunting
    down clues. Your financial statements will thank you, and you’ll avoid
    those “Where did all my money go?” moments.
  3. The Reconciliation Rumble:
    It’s like the Wild West out there—except instead of cowboys, it’s your
    bank statements and credit card bills having a showdown. Wrangle those
    numbers into submission with regular reconciliations. Yee-haw for
    financial accuracy!
  4. The Paperwork Party Pooper: Who needs paperwork when you’ve got… well, pretty
    much anything else? Turns out, the IRS isn’t a fan of that mindset. Keep
    those receipts and invoices like prized possessions. They’re your golden
    tickets to financial accountability!
  5. The Tax-Time Tangle:
    April 15th looming on the horizon like a storm cloud? Don’t let it rain on
    your parade! Stay ahead of the tax game by staying organized and informed.
    Trust us, the taxman is less scary when you’ve got your ducks (or
    receipts) in a row.


Avoiding these bookkeeping booboos might not make you the star of the next blockbuster, but hey, financial stability is pretty darn cool too. Keep those numbers in check, and your business will be soaring like a superhero in no time!

 

iBalanced is available to answer your bookkeeping questions and help you with business finance services. Contact Toni Zalewski for a consultation today. https://www.i-balanced.com/


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YOU Leadership

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The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce proudly sponsors the Youth Opportunities Uncovered (YOU) program.

Twenty four students from Tunkhannock Area School District are participating in this inaugural year of YOU leadership training. These juniors and seniors were identified by Tunkhannock Area School District faculty to be emerging leaders in our County and will take part in this five-session yearlong program.

Susan Elias, school counselor at Tunkhannock Area High School, was inspired by her journey with Leadership Northeast last school year. As part of the Impact Program for Educators, Susan became interested in leadership. Susan noted that though our local students have always been included in applying for junior leadership opportunities through neighboring counties at Leadership Lackawanna and Leadership Northeast, transportation is always an obstacle. After meeting with Gina Suydam, the Chamber’s president, Gina revealed that creating and sustaining a teen leadership program was always a dream of the Chamber’s. Susan and Gina teamed up to write a teen leadership program proposal. Paul Dougherty, superintendent of Tunkhannock Area School District, encourages the partnership between the District and Chamber to benefit our county’s students as future leaders.

Thirty Chamber businesses are lending their financial support to the YOU program. In addition, the success of YOU is based on the cooperation between the Chamber and the Tunkhannock Area School District, as well as the eagerness of business leaders in the County to host sessions and to dedicate their time and talents to facilitate activities with the students.
Our first session was held on September 28th at Patriots Cove, a veteran’s refuge in Noxen, PA. The students learned about their leadership styles and communication preferences in an exercise conducted with Nicolette Morgan of Lackawanna College. Gina Suydam led a discussion on gratitude in leadership. Jeff Swire guided the students through The Cove and discussed his time in military leadership. Susan Elias told the students of her leadership journey, and finally, Jessica Cronauer, Executive Director of Leadership Northeast, presented an exercise in servant leadership.
The remaining four YOU leadership sessions are spread across the school year. They will culminate in April when the junior leaders and the Chamber’s core leadership team meet, connect, and set up a mentorship network. The Chamber is excited to empower our next generation of community leaders to make their IMPACT.

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Chamber Sponsorship 101

Advertising, Chamber News, Tips, Tricks and Advice

Let’s get this straight… An article in a chamber of commerce-published magazine about why it’s a good idea to sponsor chamber events?

Predictable, if not preachy?

Only, this is a guest article written by a small business owner whose entire marketing budget – 100% – is dedicated to chamber memberships and sponsorships.

So, let’s get to it…

Why Sponsor Chamber Events? 
To Support the Chamber, Of Course.
A lot of pre-pandemic chamber sponsorship spending was of the “good community citizen” variety – an understanding that chambers do an important service in the community, and that service needs to be financed. 
 
That purpose hasn’t changed at all, but the way businesses spend money sure has. 
 
Chambers everywhere have seen the frequency of big, sustaining checks fall, replaced with a need for more, albeit smaller, supporters. 
 
This is a trend that chambers are grappling with every day, and if sponsoring your chamber because you believe in its mission, and the team, is your reason for doing so, you deserve all the credit in the world.
 
Why Sponsor Chamber Events? 
Two Words: 
(Targeted  Marketing)
 
But, many businesses don’t think that way. So, why sponsor chamber events? Because nowhere on the planet will you find a better targeted marketing opportunity.
 
Yes, social media offers tremendous targeting tools, as do some other forms of advertising (if they happen to have the right audience for you).
 
But, week-in and week-out, chambers put the audience you need in a room for you, where you can talk to them directly, as opposed to simply sticking ads (they don’t want to see) in their faces.
 
On top of that, they have their bigger audience segmented for you… Events about marketing are going to draw people with that interest. Energy forums will capture that audience. Young professionals newsletters can put in front of your future hires.
 
Doing Sponsorship Right
But there’s a caveat… You have to do it right.
Sponsoring an event isn’t handing the chamber a check and just accepting their thank you from the podium. No, it’s an important part of your marketing strategy, and requires a process.
 
Which means:
1. When you scribble the check, let the chamber team know what you hope to get out of the investment;
 
2. As a sponsor, you are partly responsible for the event taking place, so put your team in the room and, while networking, call attention to your sponsorship by thanking people for attending;
 
3. Most chambers will give sponsors a list of attendees – get that list and use it… You have an easy hook for following up with people: they attended the event YOU sponsored!
 
Where else can you do laser-targeted marketing, AND help the organization fulfill its mission?
 
Here’s your opportunity.
 
Craig Turner spent eight years with the regional chamber of commerce in Western New York before starting his own business. Momentum – The Business Growth Agency consults with chambers of commerce, and their members, throughout North America.
 
– By Craig W. Turner, 
Momentum – The Business Growth Agency
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Tunkhannock Students & Employers
Embrace School-to-Work Program

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Tunkhannock Students & Employers Embrace School-to-Work Program

To address the shortage of workers that is affecting almost every sector, Wyoming County businesses have been looking to Tunkhannock Area High School to supply them with employees. Students enrolled in technology and trades-based curricula are enhancing their skills at ever faster rates, and many are already finding employment during and after school hours. These include coursework as diverse as engineering, cyber security, automotive technology, culinary arts, carpentry and construction, workplace financial management, and early childhood education.

The TAHS School-to-Work Program suffered during the pandemic largely due its intrinsic hands-on components. But it has more than bounced back in the past two years as students and parents reassess the benefits of trades-based education as it relates to an ever-evolving economy and industrial landscape. There are currently 72 students enrolled in the welding program alone. An impressive 20 percent of this year’s seniors have turned to cooperative education as a pathway to employment.

The curriculum is a combination of state-approved programs from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and a variety of supplemental programming. There is strong emphasis on employability skills, which include teamwork, interview skills, and writing resumes and cover letters.

“Pretty much everybody has a job or is close to getting one,” Greg Ellsworth, director of Career and Technology Education (CTE) for the school district, said of senior enrolled in the program. The 600-hour School-to-Work course requires 120 hours of daily classroom work, with 40 seniors currently enrolled. “If they complete that, they take the NOCTI test at the end.”

The nationally-rated NOCTI exams are tailored to the individual CTE programs. In addition to the aforementioned, they include small engines and power equipment, building construction, business technology, computer programming and coding, information technology, graphic design and print media, engineering technology and architecture, machining and metal fabrication, and wood technology.

Many students, Ellsworth noted, take classes in more than one course of study to fine tune skills for a specific job or career path. If they opt to further their education after TAHS, many of the CTE courses can be converted to college credits, giving them a head start toward a degree. Five participants are currently employed by the school as paid interns – four of them working together on the District’s tech support system and one as a custodian. Others have found work outside the school.

Tunkhannock senior Collin Matosky-Bradbury is in his second year of the CTE business program with additional coursework in computer technologies. He and a fellow classmate Michael Volker have been working at Milnes Engineering after school helping to digitize handwritten records that go back several decades.

“It’s nice to have these kids in an office environment,” Ellsworth remarked. “And they are making a big difference too.”

“It’s a fun job,” said Collin. “And we’re going to scan all of their maps and hyperlink them.” He credits TAHS instructor Rob Kuschke for giving him a solid understanding of Microsoft Office. “Just having that class has prepared me for the job.”

Tony Ostir, another TAHS senior, has been applying his education in automotive technologies as an employee at Northstar Stone where he works on a wide variety of equipment and vehicles. Tony will continue his education in electronic diagnostics and related studies beginning in June at the Universal Technical Institute in Exton. He plans to take back-to-back certification programs that will include specific instruction on Ford vehicles.

Collin will attend Penn State to pursue an accounting degree with the intent of securing a future as an accountant or financial manager. “This is a new generation,” he stated. “Newer minds are good minds, and we have much to offer.”

Both young men credit the School-to-Work Program and their teachers for helping them identify and follow their interests. “If a kid really likes a certain subject, they are going to want to work in that field,” Tony maintained. “And they’re eager to learn more.”

Third-year students in the Early Childhood Education program are also finding gainful employment outside the school, working at local day care centers. Like their counterparts in automotive, welding, carpentry, and construction whose coursework is largely hands-on, they work directly with children involved in the Tiger Tots program at TAHS.

Instructor Lori Bishop explained that her students are getting all of the individual credentials mandated for certification as a Child Development Associate, including CPR, first aid, and food safety. And they can all be completed right at the school. “It’s all about getting the certification earlier,” Bishop related. “They’ll be ready to get a job when they leave here.”

On the flip-side of career-specific courses are Employability Skills, handled at TAHS by Andrew Ulitchney, who was brought on board as an instructor when students returned to their classrooms as the pandemic eased. “This would include soft skills, which are personality traits and behaviors that will help candidates get hired and succeed at their work,” Ulitchney explained. “They relate directly to how well you can work with and interact with others.” Lessons also include resume and interviewing skills, communication skills and financial management. And Ulitchney conducts monthly meetings at a student’s place of employment with the student and the employer.

Ellsworth and all of the CTE instructors are pleasantly surprised by the growth in participation among students in the School-to-Work Program, at least double what it was prior to the pandemic and equally involving girls and boys. The Tunkhannock Area School District is gaining a reputation for turning out work-ready students, and Ellsworth fields calls daily from local business owners looking to fill entry-level positions. “Increasing CTE programming and student participation is a great trend for our students and community,” Ellsworth stated.

To learn more about the program, including dual enrollment, which allows a student to earn college credits while they are still in high school, interested readers can log on to tasd.net and click on Curriculum and Instruction under the District Information tab. Ellsworth can be reached at Greg.Ellsworth@tasd.net or by phone at 570-836-3111.

– Written by Rick Hiduk


Automotive Technology teacher Kyle Snover (right) provided the knowledge for Tunkhannock senior Tony Ostir to get a job at Northstar Stone as a vehicle mechanic.

Tunkhannock senior Collin Matosky-Bradbury (right) got his Microsoft Office training from instructor Rob Kuschke and is using it for a job at Milnes Engineering

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CDL Scholarships Available for Wyoming County Students

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CDL Scholarships Available for Wyoming County Students

As the demand for certified truck drivers continues to grow, classes at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center’s CDL Training Center near Dimock are filling faster. The current count of successful graduates of the 150-hour course stands at about 130 having passed the 100 graduate milestone in June 2022. Opportunities for students have grown along with enrollment, thanks to the ongoing support of companies that need new drivers to fill their own ranks due to growth in the industry and positions left open by retirees.

“We started very small with two trucks,” said Tammi Mowry, financial aid director and adult continuing education office coordinator for the SCCTC. The addition of two more big rigs, trailers of different sizes, a dump truck, and a deluxe driver trainer simulator have helped students explore a greater variety of options available to them upon completion of the course. “We’ve received an enormous amount of support from the industry,” Mowry related. “If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have the additional equipment needed to support the program’s growth.”

Material contributions, corporate donations and even funding through the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are fueling the tremendous success of this program. Business owners and managers participate as Advisory Board members to keep school administrators abreast of changes in the industry. They also have opportunities to meet students prior to graduation at recruitment events.

“As a feeder program, SCCTC has produced more well-rounded students than any other CDL training school in the area,” said Matt Austin, president and CEO of Eastern Freight Systems and several other businesses that routinely employ truck drivers. “We are actively engaging with every class, contributing to the students’ exposure to the vast number of transportation opportunities that we are able to provide them upon graduation.”

Austin’s companies, including Holcombe Energy, have hired more than 40 drivers from the school so far. Fresh graduates are mentored for up to six months as they learn to apply their education to job-specific tasks. “We are routinely impressed with the students regulatory knowledge, which makes our continued education easier to grasp,” Austin stated.

Students learn that there is much more to operating a big rig, dump truck, or water hauler than just moving it from point A to point B. According to Bob Bennie, trucking foreman for GasSearch Drilling Services (GDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Coterra Energy, proper loading and unloading procedures, as well as proper radio communication skills via a CB and two-way radio are equally important facets of operation that must become second nature before a new driver can strike out on their own. GDS recently hired its 14th driver from the program and, with 20 more open positions, Bennie is eager to continue filling the ranks from SCCTC.

According to Patrick Musheno, director of safety at Meshoppen Transport and subsidiary Susquehanna Gas Field Services (SGFS), the need for drivers is increasing due to a number of factors. “The current driving force is aging, and new drivers are not lining up quickly enough to fill that gap,” he remarked. “We must do what we can to interest others in a driving profession.”  

SCCTC administrators are finding new ways to bring people, including veterans and high school students, into the program, and the school has also added a third instructor. Students give the CDL Center high marks too, crediting the instructors for spending ample time preparing them for testing and building their confidence.

“They basically taught me how to drive,” said Layne Koziol of Susquehanna, who graduated from the summer 2022 session. “They’re all great people there.” Koziol was immediately hired by Nelsen’s Tree Service in Binghamton, NY, where he is working his way up through the ranks to drive a Freightliner.

One initiative that has gathered steam over the past year is the opportunity for 18-year old high school students to use Coterra’s EITC funding to enter the CDL program and obtain a CDL license at no cost.

“This program is tremendously successful, and it is our fastest growing cohort at the school,” said Mowry.

Last year, Coterra’s external affairs manager Bill desRosiers challenged Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce president Gina Suydam to spread awareness by offering 10 such scholarships to Wyoming County students.

“Coterra supports Wyoming County Chamber’s workforce development efforts by allocating additional scholarships to the Susquehanna County CDL school to Wyoming County students,” desRosiers stated. “This funding is available to high school students interested in a career in driving or those who want to bolster their resume.” The scholarships are available to high school seniors and juniors who are 18 years old and interested in a CDL.

Whether you are a high school student or an adult learner, now is the time to inquire about upcoming sessions and financial aid. Class B permits can be used for driving dump trucks, water tankers and cement mixers, which can provide a steady income while the driver pursues the Class A license, which allows them to drive combination vehicles like tractor trailers.

Since June 2022, alone, the CDL school has enrolled 39 students, 12 of whom received the high school scholarship. “A lot of students are interested but don’t know how to pay for it,” Mowry related. “There are so many funding opportunities out there for tuition assistance.” Tuition assistance for adults can come from the Workforce Initiative and Opportunity Fund, Veterans Education and Training Services, and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Some companies cover all or part of the tuition for employees to complete the course, as their certification increases their flexibility and value on the job.

“In short, the SCCTC CDL program is critical to our success and has become a vital source of extremely qualified drivers,” Bennie stated.

“If not for schools like SCCTC, it would be much more difficult for trucking companies to fill their empty seats,” Musheno agreed.

Classroom seats are already filled for the first session of 2023, which starts in February. Though the start date for the next session has not yet been confirmed, Mowry is taking names of those interested. To learn more, interested readers can log on to www.scctc-school.org  or call 570-278-9229.

 
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Keystone College Business Accreditation

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KEYSTONE COLLEGE BUSINESS PROGRAMS RECEIVE REACCREDITATION

Four Keystone College business programs have been reaccredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), recognizing them as among the world’s best in business education.

The Keystone programs reaccredited by the IACBE are the college’s bachelor’s programs in accounting, business administration, sport and recreation management, and the associate of science program in business administration. The programs were originally accredited by the IACBE in 2014.     

“The (Keystone College) Division of Business, Management, and Technology at Keystone College has demonstrated compliance of its business program(s) with the IACBE Accreditation Principles through a rigorous process of self-evaluation and independent peer review. In addition, the Division of Business, Management, and Technology has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality in its business programs and operations,” the IACBE stated.

With its headquarters in Overland Park Kansas, the IACBE was founded in 1997 and is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and business-related education for colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions whose primary purpose is excellence in teaching and learning. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions with campuses worldwide and has accredited thousands of business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

Keystone’s Business, Management, and Technology Department prepares students for success through excellence in academics and  hands-on-learning with faculty and industry leaders.

“Keystone College is honored to gain reaccreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education,” said Patricia Davis, Ph.D., professor of accounting and program director of Keystone’s accounting, business, hospitality, and supply chain management programs. “This recognition is the direct result of the excellence and dedication of our talented faculty and students. We are proud to offer business programs at Keystone that are second to none. Our successful alumni working at the top levels of their respective professions are absolute proof of that fact.”

 

Recognized as one of the best educational values in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Keystone offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, natural science, environmental science, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.

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