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  • PMEDC News - Series Highlights Mauch Chunk's Role in the Development of the Roller Coaster
    North Business Park Manufacturing and Warehousing Opportunities Directions to PMEDC Our Telecom Projects Contact PMEDC back to PMEDC articles listing Series Highlights Mauch Chunk s Role in the Development of the Roller Coaster Jun 11 Filed under Current Events The Thompson Switchback Railway the world s first roller coaster depicted here in an 1884 drawing The Smithsonian Channel debuts a new series this week The first episode of My Million Dollar Invention plays out in neighboring Jim Thorpe and features contributions from the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau The series explores inventions large and small that have changed lives and culture throughout history and the men and women behind these million dollar ideas The first episode of the series Shock and Awe tells the story of La Marcus Thompson who invented the roller coaster Thompson s invention was inspired by a visit to the town of Mauch Chunk PA or modern day Jim Thorpe in the 1880s The Switchback Gravity Railroad was a system developed to transport coal in the town However when people realized the excitement of riding the rail they began to jump on board Soon the railroad began to charge guests for the excitement of riding under the force of gravity and the Switchback Gravity Railroad became a bigger tourist attraction than Niagara Falls Thompson took this idea and built the first roller coaster in Coney Island NY The Smithsonian Channel visited Jim Thorpe a town that still welcomes millions of tourists each year and the surrounding Pocono Mountains town in 2014 interviewing local historian Vincent Hydro and gathering photos and videos from John Drury of the Much Chunk Museum and Cultural Center My Million Dollar Invention will premier Sunday June 14 at 8 00 p m on the Smithsonian Channel A preview of the series and local

    Original URL path: http://pmedc.com/News/?issue=131 (2016-04-26)
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  • PMEDC News - Tobyhanna Army Depot Sets Industry Briefing Date
    Opportunities Directions to PMEDC Our Telecom Projects Contact PMEDC back to PMEDC articles listing Tobyhanna Army Depot Sets Industry Briefing Date May 29 Filed under Current Events Tobyhanna Army Depot long a leader in forging public private industry partnerships is opening its doors to potential partners for two days in June The depot plans to conduct an Industry Day to both small and large business The event will take place at the Tobyhanna Army Depot on June 9th and June 10th 2015 Attendees will receive briefings on TYAD s capabilities Public to Private Partnering upcoming contracting opportunities and TYAD s small business contracting goals Registration information about the event is available online There is limited space available for participants therefore registration will be reserved on a first come first serve basis based on receipt of registrations The Government will respond to company registration requests with confirmation of space being reserved or not available The briefings will be followed by a tour of the installation to provide information to include TYAD s C4ISR capabilities Lean Sigma Six Model Live Fire Test Simulator Radar Maintenance and Test Facility Depot Maintenance of the Future Electro Optics Night Vision Testing and Repair Facility Cable

    Original URL path: http://pmedc.com/News/?issue=129 (2016-04-26)
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  • PMEDC News - Pocono Health System and Lehigh Valley Health Network to Merge in 2016
    Contact PMEDC back to PMEDC articles listing Pocono Health System and Lehigh Valley Health Network to Merge in 2016 May 28 Filed under Current Events East Stroudsburg PA Pocono Health System PHS and Lehigh Valley Health Network LVHN announced in late may that they have signed a letter of intent to merge subject to due diligence the negotiation of definitive transaction documents and appropriate regulatory approvals The Boards of Directors of both organizations in separate meetings authorized the letter of intent We believe that the residents of the Poconos region will greatly benefit from the merger of these two longstanding high quality healthcare systems said Jeff Snyder President and CEO of PHS The combination of our two organizations will mean that Poconos residents will have greater access to the highest quality clinical care in the region the most qualified and capable physician network supported by the most sophisticated technology and advanced health records systems all delivered locally through PMC while being supported by the resources and scale of Lehigh Valley Health Network Brian Nester DO MBA FACOEP LVHN s President and CEO said the two organizations have a long history of productive partnerships in certain clinical areas such as the affiliation to provide trauma and radiation oncology services to the region He said together as a single integrated system they will accelerate steps to develop and grow to bring additional affordable healthcare services to best serve the community We look forward to developing with PMC a hospital of the future that incorporates the highest level of clinical competence to provide the highest quality care close to home Nester said in addition LVHN looks forward to the opportunity to provide more integrated care to the Poconos region through population health management which includes sharing a common electronic medical records system Pending

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  • PMEDC News - Free May 14 PREP Event Highlights Free and Low-Cost Business Resources
    North Business Park Manufacturing and Warehousing Opportunities Directions to PMEDC Our Telecom Projects Contact PMEDC back to PMEDC articles listing Free May 14 PREP Event Highlights Free and Low Cost Business Resources Apr 20 Filed under Current Events If you have a great business idea and you are wondering how to turn your dream into reality getting help early in the process is can save you time money and potentially heartache Likewise if you already own your own business you know that expert advice can be even more vital after you open your doors You can find an expert to answer your questions about start ups small business development and even business expansion when PREP Partnerships for Regional and Economic Performance hosts a free educational session for entrepreneurs at 1 p m Thursday May 14th at East Stroudsburg University s Center for Research and Economic Development This event is open to anyone in Monroe County that wants to learn more about starting or developing their business Online Registration is available for the event You will discover that many of the resources you need to succeed are available right in your own backyard and PREP s team of experts will show you how to put those resources to work for you Businesses and potential entrepreneurs attending this forum will find out more about the programs and services offered by the economic development service providers throughout northeast Pennsylvania said Jeffrey Box President CEO NEPA Alliance and Northeast Region PREP Coordinator These providers work together to make sure people have access to the resources they need to start or grow a business The Monroe County event comes on the heels of event in Lackawanna Luzerne and Schuylkill counties with follow up events set for Carbon Pike and Wayne counties For more information on

    Original URL path: http://pmedc.com/News/?issue=128 (2016-04-26)
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  • PMEDC News - Nationally-Recognized Cardiothoracic Surgeon Returns to Pocono Medical Center
    to Pocono Medical Center Mar 18 Filed under Current Events Pocono Medical Center PMC announced in March 2015 that Nche Zama MD PhD cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and a nationally recognized leader for clinical and quality outcomes returned to lead its Cardiothoracic Surgery Program During Zama s previous tenure PMC gained national recognition as one of the nation s highest rated cardiothoracic programs He rejoins PMC after spending more than two years as the Medical Director Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Program at Aria Health World renowned heart surgeon Dr Nche Zama is returning to East Stroudsburg to lead Pocono Medical Center s Cardiothoracic Surgery Program Dr Zama s exceptional track record for superior clinical and quality outcomes fully complements the cardiac services offered within our ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute said Jeff Snyder President and CEO Pocono Medical Center His leadership and extraordinary clinical skills led to the implementation of the cardiac surgery program in February 2007 and culminated with PMC being named one of the top cardiac surgery programs in the country just a few years later continued Snyder Zama s national recognition has been featured in publications such as Consumer Reports which named him as one of the top 25 heart surgeons in 2011 His return to PMC will solidify the Cardiothoracic Surgery Program as the regional destination for patients in need of care He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati and his PhD in Chemistry and Master of Science Degree in Management from Harvard University His initial training came at the Cleveland Clinic where he served as Chief Resident He later went on to train in cardiothoracic surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children s Hospital completing his specialized training in cardiac valve and complex cardiac surgery at the

    Original URL path: http://pmedc.com/News/?issue=126 (2016-04-26)
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  • PMEDC News - Former LTS Corporate Center Finds a Buyer with Big Plans
    Arcadia North Business Park Manufacturing and Warehousing Opportunities Directions to PMEDC Our Telecom Projects Contact PMEDC back to PMEDC articles listing Former LTS Corporate Center Finds a Buyer with Big Plans Mar 18 Filed under Current Events The former LTS Corporate Center an expansive facility along Route 209 in Smithfield Township that once symbolized the booming Pocono real estate market was sold in Feburare 2015 to DLP Professional Building LLC According to the broker involved in the sale the new owners plan revitalization and renovation efforts that they hope will return the the building to its former status as a beehive of activity The 71 000 square foot complex is located less than two miles off the Marshalls Creek exit of Interstate 80 It features 55 000 square feet of office space and a 16 000 square foot warehouse The new owners of the former LTS Corporate Center on Route 209 hope to return the building to its former state as a hub for regional business activity The sale was facilitated on behalf of the seller by Daniel M Perich CCIM and George Vlamis CNE of KW Commercial The Daniel Perich Group The buyer was represented by Don Wenner of DLP Realty The two brokers will now co list the property for lease My team and I are very proud to be involved in the sale of a very prominent property said Perich Although it was greatly affected by the economic downturn this building was once a huge center of business activity he continued We had leasing interest even before closing this deal and the new owners have plans to make a huge investment in building upgrades and renovations that should attract a variety of uses When LTS occupied the location they employed several hundred people We re hoping that

    Original URL path: http://pmedc.com/News/?issue=127 (2016-04-26)
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  • PMEDC News - Incentive Offered for OBTT Course Completion
    Citizens Against Regulatory Excess CARE Board of Directors KOZ Keystone Opportunity Zones Pocono Mountains Corporate Center East Pocono Mountains Corporate Center South Arcadia North Business Park Manufacturing and Warehousing Opportunities Directions to PMEDC Our Telecom Projects Contact PMEDC back to PMEDC articles listing Incentive Offered for OBTT Course Completion Nov 26 Filed under Current Events Online Broadband Technology Training OBTT is a statewide initiative designed to create awareness and training related to broadband technology applications via an online training library As an added incentive and to encourage greater participation in the program NEPA will be giving away 3 Microsoft Surface II tablets each valued at 425 and flash drives to all users who register and take one course between 11 1 14 and 1 31 15 A fourth tablet will be given away to the person who completes the most courses NEPA staff their immediate families and NEPA Board members are excluded from the giveaway The program ends on January 31 2015 so register today Visit www paobtt com or contact Debbie Phillips at the Northeastern PA Alliance at 570 655 5581 or 866 758 1929 Monroe Proud Member of Penn s Northeast Penn s Northeast the regional economic development

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  • PMEDC News - No-Cost Leadership Development Seminar Offered by NEPIRC
    Pocono Mountains Corporate Center East Pocono Mountains Corporate Center South Arcadia North Business Park Manufacturing and Warehousing Opportunities Directions to PMEDC Our Telecom Projects Contact PMEDC back to PMEDC articles listing No Cost Leadership Development Seminar Offered by NEPIRC Nov 07 Filed under Current Events Leadership development is applicable to all levels in all industries Become a stronger more impactful leader and learn how to manage teams more effectively This 4 hour no cost seminar teaches how to provide leadership in the midst of adversity and change Using self assessment tools and experiential learning attendees examine their strengths and weaknesses while exploring best practices of exceptional leaders NEPIRC Northeast PA Industrial Resource Center is offering these throughout the Northeast Region It is being offered in Monroe County on December 4 2014 at the offices of PMEDC Click here to register NEPIRC is a private not for profit corporation that receives industry U S Department of Commerce and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania support to work alongside regional small and mid sized manufacturers on initiatives designed to increase their productivity revenue and profitability which ultimately create new manufacturing jobs To learn more about NEPIRC click here or call 570 819 8966 Monroe Proud

    Original URL path: http://pmedc.com/News/?issue=124 (2016-04-26)
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