Wilkes University


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The institution we know today as Wilkes University began in 1933 when Bucknell University established its Junior College in Wilke -Barre, Pennsylvania. Bucknell University Junior College (BUJC) attracted eager, highly motivated, and able young persons, virtually all of whom were the first members of their families to benefit from higher education.

Wilkes University further distinguished itself in 1996 when the eagerly anticipated School of Pharmacy opened. Three years later, through a generous gift from Mrs. Geraldine Nesbitt Orr, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University was established. In 2004, the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership opened its doors with a unique program that emphasizes not only business skills, but also the value of cognitive and emotional intelligence.

Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,500 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 12 largest professional services firms in the country. The firm has a strong local presence with 100 professionals, serving family owned businesses throughout northeastern Pennsylvania from its Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport offices.  Visit www.bakertilly.com or contact Charlie Morgan at 570-820-0119 or email charles.morgan@bakertilly.com.

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Baker Tilly Vantagen is a visionary Human Resources firm- a business partner that balances people, technology and strategy to create a high-touch client experience. Their mission is to foster a client experience based on honesty, integrity, and accountability that reflects and respects the priviledge of serving their clients. Baker Tilly Vantagen has been providing complete employee benefits administration and human resources consulting services to clients representing a variety of industries for over 20 years.Their Client Service Commitment is "We Share Your World" to build a genuine connection with their clients, to understand the needs of the business and provide exemplary service with value and support.

M&T Bank M and T Logo

Established in 1856 as Manufacturers and Traders Bank, today M&T Bank Corporation is one of the 20 largest independent bank holding companies in the U.S., with assets of more than $69 billion and more than 800 branches, 1,800 ATMs and 15,000 employees located in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware. With a longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management, M&T has generated positive earnings and positive capital—despite the ongoing turbulence in the economy. Contact Sandy Chickeletti, Corporate Banking at (570) 831-8894 or visit www.MandTBank.com.

Wilmington Trust, an M&T Bank Affiliate 

Wilmington Trust logo WT Conference Write Up: Wealth Advisory Focus 150 words or less Wilmington Trust has been serving successful individuals, families, businesses, and endowments and foundations for more than a century. We bring a unique blend of knowledge, experience, and resources to every client relationship, offering a high caliber of service from a team of skilled and seasoned professionals. Wilmington Trust is a premier provider of wealth and institutional client services for M&T Bank, one of the most financially sound and successful companies in the U.S. financial services industry. Through our Wealth Advisory business, we serve clients in all 50 states and numerous countries with sophisticated planning and wealth transfer strategies, investment management, trust, family governance, and family office services. With more than 100 years of fiduciary expertise, we manage relationships with a long-term view to help safe keep your family's legacy. Contact: Ed Barone, Private Client Advisor 570-327-2155 

Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald, L.L.P. 

Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald

Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, L.L.P. is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest law firm, entering its 60th year in business. The firm is committed to providing clients with results-oriented legal services and personalized attention. With offices in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton, the firm specializes in family-owned businesses, assisting clients with purchase and sale transactions, estate planning, succession planning, commercial and real estate transactions, employment law, environmental matters (including oil & gas contracts), tax matters, regulatory compliance and litigation. For more information, contact: Paul T. Rushton, Corporate; Alan S. Hollander, Estates & Taxes; Robert D. Schaub, Litigation (including Personal Injury); Lee S. Piatt, Business; and Mark A. Van Loon, Real Estate. They can be reached by calling (570) 826-5600 or on the Internet at www.rjglaw.com. Our Personal Injury team can be reached by calling (570) 826-5600 or on the Internet at www.personalinjuryinpa.com.

Linde Family Business Mentoring Program 

Linde Family Business Mentoring Program

The Linde Family Business Mentoring Program at Penn State Worthington Scranton is specifically designed for junior - and senior - level baccalaureate students to enhance their educational experience. The program, established through the generosity of Eric and Mary Anne Linde, expands the students’ learning through advanced instruction and participation in special programs relating to a variety of business fields, such as management, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and leadership. During the second year, each student is matched with a high-level professional mentor in his or her field of interest. Penn State Worthington Scranton, located just off Interstate 81 in Dunmore, offers master’s, baccalaureate and associate degree programs along with the first two years of over 160 Penn State majors.

Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship -- Wilkes University 

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Founded in 1993 as an independent Center at Wilkes University, the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to teaching the principles of free enterprise and entrepreneurship. The Center serves the entire University and region of northeast Pennsylvania. The Center has a rich history of activities for students and the community including special lectures and seminars and activities to stress the real world application of classroom material. In July 2014, the Kirby Board of Managers appointed a new executive director with a vision to move the Kirby Center forward, while maintaining the Center's founding goals and expanding on the work of his predecessors. The new goal is for the Center to have the same relative economic impact on the greater Wilkes-Barre area as larger institutions of higher education have on their host cities. The new vision focuses on three main areas: education, business development, and community resource. This includes the creation of a Technology Transfer Office, the Enterprise Center (business incubator) and an Office of Industry & Community Outreach. For more info visit our website www.wilkes.edu/kirby.