January 4, 2021
Boost Gives Back!

Boost Gives Back!

Boost Gives Back! by Jon O’Connell


In just a few months, the Boost Business NEPA initiative created lifelines for struggling businesses. The coronavirus pandemic forced sportswear shop owner Matt Byrne to take his business back to basics. His two … Read More

November 17, 2020
Remember what ties us together. Holly and Helen, Boost Business NEPA

Remember What Ties Us Together.

Anatomy Of A Comeback by Jon O’Connell


Helen Lavelle spotted the local economic storm approaching as it swirled on the other side of the planet. Italy alarmed her most. Before COVID-19 sunk its teeth in the United States, it showed … Read More

November 17, 2020
Bankers step up to help boost business!

Bankers Step Up To Help Boost Business!

We’re All In It Together by Jon O’Connell


Local banks are more than checking accounts and loans. The pandemic makes that especially clear. In times of need, they step up to provide more meaningful support, and lift initiatives that … Read More

October 13, 2020

Let’s Boost Business

“We all have an opportunity to make a difference right now.”
– Dan Santaniello, President/CEO of Fidelity Bank

Concerned for the livelihoods of employers and employees of every business in our region, marketing and creative executive Helen Lavelle, President of … Read More

October 12, 2020

We’re All In This Together

The COVID-19 pandemic has left our businesses in shock and denial, in helplessness and frustration, in anger and fear and exhaustion. Boost Business NEPA was created and developed to move all of us out of the problem and into the … Read More

October 11, 2020

Let’s Do This

At the end of March 2020, Helen Lavelle called Holly K. Pilcavage, Chief Executive Officer of Coal Creative, to share her insights and concerns around what was in front of us all. Helen had just gotten off of the phone … Read More

October 10, 2020

Meet Sister Liz

Originally from Elmira, New York, McGill has lived in the Scranton area since 2002. After completing her undergraduate degree at Marywood, McGill went on to St. John’s University in New York where she earned her Master’s Degree in 2008 and … Read More

June 8, 2020

A Message From Our Partner | Fidelity Bank

At Fidelity Bank we believe in standing united with a shared vision – to help strengthen our communities and make them better places to live, work, and play. From scholarship programs and education initiatives to donations and in-kind activities benefiting Read More

June 8, 2020

A Message From Our Partner | Lamar Advertising Company

Lamar Advertising company has supported local and national businesses for over 100 years as a leading Out- of-Home advertising provider specializing in billboards. We get excited to help businesses succeed by showcasing their mission, goods, and services because we know … Read More