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Main Office:

85 South Main St.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701

The SBDC is located at the corner of S. Main Street and E. Northampton Street.

Street parking is available in front of the building on S. Main Street on both sides. Parking lots are available on E. Northampton Street across from Movies 14 and across from the YMCA.  Unfortunately, the Wilkes SBDC is unable to validate or reimburse any parking fees.

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Monday - Friday by appointment only. 

Main Phone: 570-408-4340
Email: sbdc@wilkes.edu

Website: wilkes.edu/sbdc
Facebook: facebook.com/wilkessbdc
Twitter: twitter.com/wilkessbdc 

(See below for additional contact information and outreach office locations) 

Dorothy Lane
International Business
Direct Phone: 570-408-3336
Email: dorothy.lane@wilkes.edu 

Kristin Sassi
Business Consultant
Direct Phone: 570-408-4351
Email: kristin.sassi@wilkes.edu
Covers Luzerne and Schuylkill County
Ray Haden
Business Consultant
Direct Phone: 570-408-4334
Email: raymond.haden@wilkes.edu
Covers Columbia, Luzerne and Sullivan County
Lucy Singer
Business Consultant
Direct Phone: 570-408-4335
Email: lucy.singer@wilkes.edu
Covers Carbon and Luzerne County and Hazleton

Jackie Escobar
Graduate Assistant 
Direct Phone: 570-408-4340
Email: jacqueline.escobar@wilkes.edu

Adam Wychowanec
Graduate Assistant
Direct Phone: 570-408-3335
Email: adam.wychowanec@wilkes.edu


The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center serves Schuylkill, Carbon, Luzerne, Columbia, and Sullivan Counties. To make is easier for our clients to meet with us, we have outreach offices in each county. To schedule an appointment with a consultant at any of these offices, please use the phone numbers provided below.

Luzerne County
Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce
20 West Broad St. 
Hazleton, PA 18201
(570) 455-1508 

Schuylkill County
Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce
1 Progress Circle, Suite 201, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 628-4647 

Carbon County Chamber & Economic Development Corporation
137 South St, Lehighton, PA 18235
(610) 379-5000

Columbia County
The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
238 Market Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815
(570) 784-2522 

Sullivan County
Please call our main office to make an appointment for this center.

Whether you are a growing business or not in business yet, we would be glad to assist you!  We are here to help answer your questions and provide a wide variety of business information.  For assistance, please call us at 570-408-4340 or send an email to sbdc@wilkes.edu.

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Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development;  through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, and through support from Wilkes University.  All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling 570-408-4340.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

SBDC services are not available to individuals or entities that have been debarred or suspended by the federal government. By agreeing to receive assistance from the SBDC you are self-certifying that you are not currently federally debarred or suspended and also agree to cease using SBDC services if your become federally debarred or suspended in the future.