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Bobby Arvon Returns Home for Live Show

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Bobby Arvon Returns Home for Live Show

Scranton native and Billboard Hot 100 recording artist, Bobby Arvon, performed Sunday evening at the Kirby Center for the Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary with Marko Marcinko and the Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band featuring special guest, Lorenzo Medico.

Early in Bobby Arvon’s music career he was told by an agent that he didn’t have a recording voice.

As a singer/songwriter, he later went on to become a Billboard Hot 100 recording artist, leading to many TV appearances, notably Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show and more.

You may also recognize Bobby’s voice from the lead on the theme song of one of the most popular American television sitcoms, “Happy Days.”

Wanting to get back to his Scranton Pennsylvania roots, Bobby met Lorenzo through a mutual friend, Jeff Piazza, who owns The Fort Cafe in Forty Fort, PA.

Jeff is a “Happy Days” enthusiast and is a friend/fan of Bobby and his music.

When Bobby told Jeff he wanted to perform a show in his hometown of Scranton, Jeff connected Bobby with Lorenzo, whom owns ARTIC Entertainment.

Short for Art in community, Lorenzo’s company is focused on promoting, producing and cultivating the film, live music, and theater arts industry in Northeast Pennsylvania.

As a performer, entrepreneur, and owner of ARTIC Entertainment, Lorenzo found a way to connect the dots between Bobby and fellow Scranton native, Marko Marcinko, to put together a live, one night only show, titled “Bobby Arvon with Marko Marcinko & the SJF Big Band featuring Lorenzo Medico.”

The show held last night at the Kirby Center for the Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston PA was Lorenzo’s first live production with his company, ARTIC Entertainment.

Short for Art in community, his company is focused on promoting, producing and cultivating the film, live music, and theater arts industry in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Earlier this week, OnTheStacks Podcast host Bill Corcoran Jr. interviewed Bobby Arvon and Lorenzo Medico on the popular podcast.

Click the link below to watch the full episode. You can also stream an audio only version on any major podcast platform.

 

 

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on all 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

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New Show ALERT! The (LIVE) OTS Aftershow

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New Show ALERT! The (LIVE) OTS Aftershow

We just launched a NEW show! The OTS Aftershow, will be a LIVE show co-hosted by Bill Corcoran Jr. and Jerry Rizzo.

Catch up Bill & Jerry every Thursday on Instagram LIVE at 9pm.

We’ll be chatting about some behind the scenes content from recent #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes, bringing on special guests, and who knows what else!!

Hope to see you there!

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on all 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

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THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
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#OnTheStacks Podcast Host Bill Corcoran Jr. Featured on The People of Penn State Podcast

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#OnTheStacks Host Bill Corcoran Jr. Featured on The People of Penn State Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Host Bill Corcoran Jr. was recently featured as a guest on The People of Penn State Podcast hosted by Penn State Alumni Association CEO, Paul J. Clifford.

Alumnus Bill Corcoran Jr. ’11, is the Founder and Host of the #OnTheStacks Podcast.

Since its inception in 2020, the podcast has ranked in the top 2% of podcasts worldwide, with thousands of listeners in 34 countries, reaching all seven continents.

Bill is an outside the box thinker and creator, always willing to try new things and stand out from the crowd. He is passionate about writing, branding, social media, and helping small businesses build their brand and reputation through engaging online content.

He joins us for episode 25 of The People of Penn State for an engaging conversation on the origins of #OnTheStacks, the growth and expansion of his show, a recent partnership with the Times Leader Media Group, and much more.

Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/ZZaKd_KhI0I

You can also stream the audio only version on your favorite podcast platform.

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
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We Moved! Check the new #OnTheStacks HQ!

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Move Day!

We MOVED! The #OnTheStacks Podcast is expanding, so we moved the blu door studio to a building we purchased in Kingston, Pennsylvania, that will serve as our new HQ, recoding studio, and office space.

Check out some of the behind the scenes from the day of the move. Our video editor and show producer, Eric Curtis AKA ETP, assisted during the move and new set up!

Read more about the expansion in this Times Leaders article: https://www.timesleader.com/news/1566840/a-new-home-for-onthestacks

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on all 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
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#OnTheStacks Podcast Host Bill Corcoran Jr. Featured on The Daily Creator Podcast

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#OnTheStacks Host Bill Corcoran Jr. Featured on The Daily Creator Podcast

#OnTheStacks Podcast Host Bill Corcoran Jr. was recently featured as a guest on The Daily Creator Podcast with Eric Farber.

It’s hard to think of an original idea and even harder to sustained it over time.

“On The Stacks Podcast” is an example of a successful brand based on the Creator Economy.

The idea began as a goofy way of self-promotion in social media by its host Bill Corcoran Jr. But there’s so much more to this story.

Bill is part of a family business called Corcoran Printing in Pennsylvania. Its name might sound familiar thanks to the mention in a popular series known as “The Office”.

Bill became known in his hometown posting a series of photos of him on top of different types of paper stacks with funny captions. For a year people asked him to replicate this type of scene to post on their Instagram with similar marketing purposes as he once did.

Over time, the idea evolved into a podcast where people could tell stories and share their experiences without a filter, an organic conversation between passionate business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders in the region.

Listen to Eric Farber discuss how Bill’s idea became one of the 2% most listen globally podcast. Here’s how Bill Corcoran built “On The Stacks”.

Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/rw6ZAC9wNt0

You can also stream the audio only version on your favorite podcast platform.

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
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#OnTheStacks Expansion/New Studio Location

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#OnTheStacks Expansion/New Studio Location

We recently announced a major expansion for the #OnTheStacks Podcast with the purchase of a 735-square-foot corner property building at 474 Schuyler Ave., Kingston Pennsylvania.

The building will serve as the new headquarters and podcast studio for the #OnTheStacks Podcast.

We plan to be up and running in the new studio space by mid September.

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Read more about the expansion in this Times Leaders article: https://www.timesleader.com/news/1566840/a-new-home-for-onthestacks

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
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#OnTheStacks Podcast Partners with Times Leader Media Group

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Partners with Times Leader Media Group

We recently partnered with the Times Leader Media Group on a major distribution/streaming deal.

The Times Leader will be hosting the #OnTheStacks Podcast on a dedicated page on their website at timesleader.com/onthestacks.

You can still watch full video episodes of the #OnTheStacks Podcast on YouTube and the audio only version of the show can still be streamed on all major podcast platforms.

This partnership is an additional streaming platform for the #OnTheStacks Podcast.

To read the full story about the partnership and how #OnTheStacks go started over 3 years ago, follow this link: https://www.timesleader.com/news/1562807/onthestacks-is-now-on-timesleader-com

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
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Penn State Linebacker Teams Up with the #OnTheStacks Podcast as First Official Sponsored Athlete

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Penn State Linebacker Teams Up with the #OnTheStacks Podcast as First Official Sponsored Athlete

WE ARE….proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Penn State Linebacker and NEPA Native, Dominic DeLuca as our first Official Sponsored Athlete.

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 34 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
570 day

2nd Annual #570Day Highlights NEPA on May 7

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2nd Annual #570Day Highlights NEPA on May 7

570 DayFrom Press Release:

Northeast Pennsylvania packs a whole lot into one corner of the state. Last year’s inaugural #570Day was proof as residents, businesses and organizations spent the day flooding social media with photos and videos of some of the best people and places in the region.

#570Day is back again this year! On Saturday, May 7, 2022, event organizers are encouraging everyone across Northeast PA to celebrate local pride by using #570Day on social media to share what they love about the 570 area.

570 Day

Highlight your favorite park, shout out your Friday night pizza spot, thank a special teacher or show off a local product.

#570Day, held yearly on May 7th, is a chance to let the good in our area shine.

In honor of the 2nd annual #570Day, organizers are taking it to the next level and going beyond the post.

That means while everyone is sharing on social media, they’re also asking businesses, organization and individuals to put the 570 love into action.

The idea is to not only share what you love about the area, but to also get out and experience it.

Here are some examples of how to patriciate:

  • Offer a #570Day deal or special offer to promote your business
  • Organize a #570Day community cleanup
  • Hop on a trail for a #570Day hike
  • Grab dinner at your favorite 570 eatery
  • Put a spin on your specialty…create $570Day treats, host a #570Day yoga class or sponsor a #570Day dinner

#570Day began in 2021 as an online initiative born through the combined, creative efforts of the Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club, the Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visit Luzerne County.

The day aims to spread positivity, local pride, and celebrate the people and places within the 570 area code.

With so much in Northeastern PA and so many stories to tell, they hope this movement will continue to grow as it’s celebrated yearly on May 7th.

What will you do to celebrate?

Connect with #570Day on Instagram and Facebook.

Questions? Comments? Drop us a line at letstalk@onthestacks.com

You can now watch full length video episodes on our YouTube Channel.
Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
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#OnTheStacks Podcast Official Teaser Video

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Official Teaser Video

Beginning 3/9/22 with episode 100, the #OnTheStacks Podcast will be releasing full length video episodes on our YouTube Channel.

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Video: shot and edited by Eric Curtis

Song: “Yeah That’s Me!” by Frank Bentley

*Music officially licensed through artlist.io

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 24 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
#OnTheStacks Podcast Official Trailer

#OnTheStacks Podcast Adds Full Length Video Episodes on YouTube

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Adds Full Length Video Episodes on YouTube

Beginning 3/9/22 with episode 100, the #OnTheStacks Podcast will be releasing full length video episodes on our YouTube Channel.

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Video: shot and edited by Eric Curtis

Song: “Yeah That’s Me!” by Frank Bentley

*Music officially licensed through artlist.io

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 24 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
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#OnTheStacks Interview on PA live!

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#OnTheStacks Interview on PA live!

On 3/2/22, Bill Corcoran Jr., host of the #OnTheStacks Podcast appeared on PA Live on WBRE with Chris Bohinski and Rachel Malak to celebrate our upcoming 100th episode and to announce that the #OnTheStacks Podcast is adding full length video episodes starting on the 100th episode.

Beginning on 3/9/22 with our 100th episode, we’ll be releasing full length video episodes on our YouTube Channel.

Episodes will be released every Wednesday.

Watch the full interview from PA live! here:

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Trailer Video: shot and edited by Eric Curtis

Song: “Yeah That’s Me!” by Frank Bentley

*Music officially licensed through artlist.io

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#OnTheStacks is a Podcast & Digital Media company. Since 2019, we’ve aimed to inspire, educate, and entertain the NEPA region by sharing the stories and experiences of the most passionate entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The #OnTheStacks Podcast with Bill Corcoran Jr. is ranked in the top 2% of Podcasts Worldwide.

It is listened to in 24 Countries and on 7 out of 7 Continents! A new episode is released every Wednesday on YouTube and on all major audio podcast platforms!

► Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Here: https://www.youtube.com/c/OnTheStacksPodcast

If you believe in our mission & want to support our show, subscribe to our Patreon account for FREE MERCH + EXCLUSIVE content on Patreon ONLY!

► Subscribe to our Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheStacksPodcast

THANK YOU for your SUPPORT!!

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.
Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioAmazon Music, and Stitcher.
Nft Explained

NFTs, Explained

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NFTs, Explained

Nft Explained

Like a lot of people, you might be wondering, what the hell is an NFT?

What does NFT stand for?

NFT stands for Non-fungible token. Non-fungible means that it’s unique and can’t be replicated.

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unique digital asset that represents ownership of real world items such as music, art, podcasts, tweets, and more.

NFTs, given their unique set of properties, aren’t worth the same as other similar tokens.

They exist on a blockchain; a digitally distributed, decentralized, public ledger that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets across a network.

Rapper Snoop Dogg is taking his record label into the Metaverse by converting Death Row Records into the first NFT music label.

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

Snoop who recently acquired Death Row Records, wants to be the first “Major label in the Metaverse.”

Snoop released his latest album – BODR (Bacc on Death Row) – as an NFT through blockchain gaming platform, Gala Games.

Limited to 25,000, each ‘box’ includes 1 of 17 songs as an NFT, as well as three exclusive bonus tracks.

The NFTs offer both physical and digital rewards, including VIP access to exclusive concerts, parties at Snoop’s mansion, and more.

At $5,000 a pop, Snoop stands to earn a cool $125,000,000.

At this time, over 10,000 boxes were sold.

This NFT sale creates an interesting debate about where artists will earn their most money in the future: live, recorded music, and web3.

So what do NFTs mean for musicians, artists, content creators, and others?

NFTs are cutting out the middle man.

This blockchain technology has the power to change the game in favor of artists and fans.

But don’t get discouraged, anyone can create their own NFT, and you don’t need to be a mainstream artist.

Interested in learning more? Listen to our latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episode with Connor Scalleat.

Connor give a breakdown of NFTs, blockchain technology, web3, and explains the value of NFTs and how they are going to change the future of how we communicate with one another, buy and sell goods/services, and transmit information.

*NFTs are highly speculative and you should never buy NFTs with money you can’t afford. Do your own research, invest wisely, and make sure it’s money you can afford to lose.

Listen on YouTube (link below) or search #OnTheStacks on your favorite podcast platform.

Have more questions?! Email us at letstalk@onthestacks.com

Check out some of the latest #OnTheStacks Podcast episodes here.

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#OnTheStacks is Now on Patreon and We’ve Got the Answers to all your Questions!

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The #OnTheStacks Podcast is Now on Patreon and We’ve Got the Answers to all your Questions!

 

#OnTheStacks Patreon

What is Patreon?

For creators (that’s us!), Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things you’re already creating (podcast, videos, songs, whatevs) + it gives us the opportunity to create more.

For Patrons (that’s you!), Patreon is a way to join your favorite creator’s community and pay them for making the stuff you love. Instead of literally throwing money at your screen (trust us, that doesn’t work), you can now pay a few bucks per month towards what a creator (us!) makes.

What does this mean?

This means the creator gets paid regularly (every time he/she releases something new), and you become a bonafide, real-life patron of the arts. That’s right–Imagine you, in a long frilly white wig, painted on a 10-foot canvas on the wall of a Victorian mansion. And imagine your favorite creators making a living doing what they do best…..all because of you.

Why are we on Patreon?

Our goal with Patreon is to bring in a steady stream of revenue to help offset the cost of current and future content creation and production while we continue to build the most engaging podcast in NEPA.

How do I pay?

When you subscribe, your credit card will be billed automatically each month on the same day. You can cancel at anytime, but please don’t! haha!

What’s in it for you?!

Scroll down to find out!

PS – Don’t worry, nothing is changing with the show. You’ll still be able to listen for free as you always have! 

There are 3 options to subscribe and we’ve detailed each one below.

Option #1: Executive Producer – $10/month

#OnTheStacks Patreon

This tier is the Crème de la Crème of the #OnTheStacks Patreon. When you sign up, we’ll send you a FREE custom embroidered #OTS beanie valued at $25.You’ll also get a code for 30% OFF all #OTS merch. This savings will cover at least half the cost of the membership. You’ll also get exclusive behind the scenes looks & sneak peeks of upcoming guests + more!

  • FREE Embroidered #OTS Beanie ($25 value)
  • 30% OFF Merch
  • Your name listed as an Executive Producer of the show on our website and on YouTube
  • Sneak peek photos of upcoming Guests/Episodes!
  • Behind-the-scenes content with upcoming guests
  • FREE Stickers
  • Postcard and handwritten ✍🏼 junk mail 💌 from Bill
  • Fan requests

Option #2: Producer – $5/month

#OnTheStacks Patreon

Want some extra bragging rights? Feel like joining the #OTSgang just isn’t enough? Become a Producer of our show for $5/month. You’ll be part of the #OTSgang + we’ll list your name as a Producer of our show on a dedicated page on our website at www.OnTheStacks.com/show-producers.

  • FREE Embroidered #OTS Beanie ($25 value)
  • Your name listed as a Producer of the show on our website
  • FREE Stickers
  • Postcard and handwritten ✍🏼 junk mail 💌 from Bill
  • Fan requests
  • General Support

Option #3: Supporter – $2/month

#OnTheStacks Patreon

Become part of the #OTSgang for $2/month! 🤜🏼🤛🏼 Yeah, that’s right. You can use that hashtag on social media to join in on the conversations 🗣 and let all your friends know that you’re part of the crew.

If you simply believe in our mission and the content we create, and just want to support us, sign up for this tier. 🙏🏼

  • General Support

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YouTube Clips #OnTheStacks – Matt Mayers: Mayers Films – Ep.081

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Episode 81: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Matt & Ryan Mayers, filmmakers and co-owners at Mayers Films. After hearing about the closure and merger of the three Wilkes-Barre Area schools, these two brothers and Meyers graduates, set out to create a documentary film titled “Hustle and Harmony” to capture and preserve the emotional stories, traditions, and culture about the 87-year old rivalry between Meyers and G.A.R. that many know and recognize as one of the greatest football rivalries in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Matt and Ryan also share stories about the bonds built between teammates and the life lessons they learned from football that they still carry with them today.

This episode is brought to you by blu door Financial. blu door Financial helps you save money and reduce taxes to live a fuller financial life. To learn more, visit blu door Financial at www.bludoorFinancial.com.

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Episode 81: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Matt & Ryan Mayers, filmmakers and co-owners at Mayers Films. After hearing about the closure and merger of the three Wilkes-Barre Area schools, these two brothers and Meyers graduates, set out to create a documentary film titled “Hustle and Harmony” to capture and preserve the emotional stories, traditions, and culture about the 87-year old rivalry between Meyers and G.A.R. that many know and recognize as one of the greatest football rivalries in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Matt and Ryan also share stories about the bonds built between teammates and the life lessons they learned from football that they still carry with them today.

This episode is brought to you by blu door Financial. blu door Financial helps you save money and reduce taxes to live a fuller financial life. To learn more, visit blu door Financial at www.bludoorFinancial.com.

Subscribe & Listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, and Stitcher.

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NEW Merch Drop: #OnTheStacks Hoodies

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Our #OnTheStacks Hoodies are now available & shipping is FREE!

Click here to shop our #OnTheStacks hoodies.

Please note – this is a PRE-SALE ONLY!

We will be taking orders for 3 days ONLY. The hoodies are not yet printed and we will NOT be keeping an inventory of hoodies.

So if you would like one, you must order one during the pre-sale.

Pre-sale ends 9/19/21 at 9pm.

Your purchase will help us keep the mics on and content flowing!

You can purchase your #OnTheStacks hoodie by clicking here or on any of the photos in this article.

Oh and did we mention that SHIPPING IS FREE!! (US only)

The hoodies will be shipped out within 3-4 weeks.

We’d love to see you rockin’ your #OnTheStacks hoodie wherever you go!

Share a photo on social media of you in your #OnTheStacks hoodie and tag us @onthestackspodcast, and of course, don’t forget to use the hashtag, #OnTheStacks.

If we come across your photo, we might even share it on our social pages!

Our #OnTheStacks Tees are also still available in all sizes.

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Police Ride Along Video and My 3 Takeaways

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I recently went for an official Police ride along with Officer Homza and K9 Dasti of the Wilkes-Barre City Police K9 Unit as a follow up to his episode of the podcast (Ep.78), and here are my 3 takeaways:

#1 Appreciation & Perspective.

First let me start by saying, I gained a greater appreciation for law enforcement from this experience.

Not that I didn’t appreciate law enforcement prior to this, but after “walking a mile” in someone else’s shoes, it gave me a new perspective and a greater appreciation for the job these men and women do each day.

When I left my house that morning, there were several thoughts going through my head…

What’s going to happen today? What if we get in a car chase? What if we get caught in a shootout? Am I going to return home today?

But the one that stuck in my head is, “Am I going to return home today?”

Stop and think for a minute. When you go to work everyday, do you ever think, “I might not come home today?”

Probably not.

I know I don’t. But that day, I thought about it.

These men and women, who put their lives on the line everyday knowing they might not return home, gave me a whole new appreciation and perspective.

#2 Leadership.

Officer Homza is a leader in many ways.

He truly cares about the community and goes out of his way to build relationships.

We met a few young kids that approached officer Homza’s car while we were turning around in a parking lot of a housing development.

We drove back to the police station quick to get some sticker/badges and of course, lollipops.

He handed them out to the kids and they were so excited to talk with us.

Two of them even said they want to be just like Officer Homza when they grow up.

There were high-fives all around.

Officer Homza is a leader.

#3 Police Officers are Human, too.

I witnessed officer Homza treating people with kindness, empathy, respect – a few qualities that are rarely shown in the mainstream media.

Most times police officers are portrayed as intimidating individuals, and they can be.

It is their job to be assertive, and give clear and direct instructions.

While on a domestic dispute call, officer Homza actually took the time to understand and empathize with this individual, aka the “suspect.”

In a tense situation like this, that could have gone south very quickly, officer Homza was calm and respectful.

There was a mutual respect.

We all even shared a few laughs at the end of it.

Police Officers are Human, too.

Now if you made it this far, thanks for reading. Below is a link to the full ride along video:

 

Thank you Officer Homza and the Wilkes-Barre City Police K9 Unit for giving me this opportunity!

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Wilkes-Barre Police K9 Unit – Ride Along Video Trailer

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🚨 Official Trailer 🚨 #OnTheStacks Podcast Host Bill Corcoran Jr. went #OnTheStreets in Wilkes-Barre with Officer Homza 👮🏻‍♂️ and K9 🐕 Dasti of the Wilkes-Barre City Police K9 Unit. 🚔 Full video COMING SOON! Brought to you by #OTS Films. 🎥

Click the YouTube Video link below to watch the trailer.

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Reaches all 7 Continents with Latest Subscriber in Antarctica

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With our latest subscriber streaming from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the #OnTheStacks Podcast has officially reached all 7 Continents in the world.

Chris Dunstone, retired First Sergeant of the United States Air Force (22 years of service) recently landed at McMurdo Station in Antarctica on a 6 month mission forecasting the weather in surrounding areas to support scientific flights for the US National Science Foundation.

Dunstone just returned to the US in May after spending the last 2 years in Kabul, Afghanistan.

It took him 2 months to prepare for his next and current mission, Antarctica.

Chris shared this selfie (below) on Facebook earlier today, letting us know he was listening to Ep.073 of the #OnTheStacks Podcast, and proudly confirming he helped us seal the deal of reaching all 7 Continents in the world.

McMurdo Station (77°51’S, 166°40’E), the main U.S. Research Station in Antarctica is located at the southern tip of Ross Island, about 2,415 miles south of Christchurch, New Zealand, and 850 miles north of the South Pole.

This ice-covered landmass is virtually uninhabited. It is the coldest, driest, windiest, and iciest continent in the world.

How cold is it?

The current temperature in Antarctica is -60°F with a wind chill of -80°F.

“Here it’s cold, and I mean cold. I was mentally prepared for it, but not so much Physically,” said Dunstone. “It hurts,” he added.

So how did this happen? How did Chris find and listen to the #OnTheStacks Podcast? There’s a bit of a story to this, so follow us through…

We took to social media last week asking if any of our listeners/fans/followers knew of anyone in Antarctica that might be interested in listening to our show, and in turn, helping us put a check mark next to our goal of gaining listenership on all 7 continents.

At that point, we had listenership on 6 of 7 continents.

And wouldn’t you believe it…

A fellow podcaster from Waterloo Iowa, Nate Allison (host of The World With Nate), saw my Facebook post (below) and passed along our show link to his friend and former First Sergeant (USAF), Chris Dunstone.

Nate and Chris served in the US Air Force together at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois from 2011-2015.

Both active duty at the time, they worked for the Operations Support Squadron.

Their mission was mostly distinguished visitor travel aboard the C-21 Aircraft, similar to a civilian Learjet.

“Chris always gave me good advice and cared about the role of First Sergeant,” Allison said. “I’ll always have respect for him and his continued service.”

A big thanks is in order to Nate for making the connection and to Chris for braving the sub-zero Antarctic temps to snap a photo outside of McMurdo Station while listening to the #OnTheStacks Podcast!

Within 18 months since its inception, the #OnTheStacks Podcast has gained listeners in 20 countries (full list at the bottom of this article), and now 7 out of 7 continents.

While the majority of our listenership is in the northeast region of the United States, we’re proud to say that we have a global footprint.

A podcast from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, showcasing guests mostly from the NEPA area, is now reaching all 7 continents of the world – pretty cool, huh?! At least we think so..

Here’s the full list of countries with listeners that subscribe and stream episodes of the #OnTheStacks Podcast:

1. Australia 🇦🇺

2. Belgium 🇧🇪

3. Canada 🇨🇦

4. Colombia 🇨🇴

5. Dominican Republic 🇩🇴

6. Ecuador 🇪🇨

7. France 🇫🇷

8. India 🇮🇳

9. Italy 🇮🇹

10. Mexico 🇲🇽

11. Morocco 🇲🇦

12. New Zealand 🇳🇿

13. Nicaragua 🇳🇮

14. Singapore 🇸🇬

15. South Africa 🇿🇦

16. Spain 🇪🇸

17. Turkey 🇹🇷

18. United Kingdom 🇬🇧

19. United States 🇺🇸

20. Unknown

Where are you listening from?! We’d love to hear from you. DM on us Instagram, Facebook, or email us at at letstalk@onthestacks.com

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From #OnTheStacks to On Your Back…

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For the past few months, listeners and fans have been asking for ways to support the podcast.

Many #OnTheStacks podcast listeners suggested t-shirts, so we made it happen!

We recently launched the official #OnTheStacks MERCH and we’re super excited to share it with you.

Your purchase will help us keep the mics on and content flowing!

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You can purchase your #OnTheStacks tee by clicking here or on any of the photos in this article.

Oh and did we mention that SHIPPING IS FREE!! (US only)

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This is a pre-sale, so the t-shirts haven’t been printed just yet.

We plan to go into full production during the week of August 2nd.

The t-shirts will be shipped out within 3-4 weeks.

We will also keep a full inventory of t-shirts in case you want to buy another to gift to your significant other, family members, or friends!

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We’d love to see you rockin’ your #OnTheStacks tee wherever you go!

Share a photo (or 3) on social media of you in your #OnTheStacks tee and tag us @onthestackspodcast, and of course, don’t forget to use the hashtag #OnTheStacks.

If we come across your photo, we might even share it on our social pages!

Peep the Custom Printed Neck Tag

If you haven’t already, zoom in on the photo above – we custom printed our own tag on the inside neck area of the t-shirt.

Thanks to our boy Ryan Garvey for helping come up with the tag line – no pun intended!

These aren’t your everyday run-of-the-mill-shirts, they’re premium quality and meant to last more than just 2 washes.

As of right now, the only available merch is our #OnTheStacks t-shirt.

However, we’re aiming to launch some cold weather merch just in time for the fall.

Keep an eye out for updates to our #OnTheStacks merch store.

THANK YOU for your patience and SUPPORT!!

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Fashionably Nate: Intro to Fashion Blog

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Fashionably Nate: Intro to Fashion Blog

When it comes to picking an outfit, sometimes things can be difficult.

Where do I find the pieces I’m looking for or need? Do these colors work together? How is this jacket supposed to fit?

This is where I can swoop in to help.

My name is Nate (or Nate Fashion as you may hear Bill say it) and I will be bringing my Styling expertise to help everyone with their fashion & lifestyle needs.

For a little background, I have worked with magazines such as Esquire, Marie Claire, Elle, and Cosmopolitan.

I currently serve as the Lead Product Stylist for Saks Fifth Avenue.

I am a strong believer in shoes making your outfit – start there and then build around it.

My footwear obsession started when I was in 1st grade and as many people will tell you, I certainly have not looked back since.

I believe fashion is something that provides people with confidence and serves as another form of self expression.

You can expect to see blog posts including but certainly not limited to:

  • Fashion advice on putting outfits together
  • Outfit ideas for special occasions
  • Recent news on brands and what they’re doing
  • Previewing new and exciting pieces
  • Reviews on various items of clothing & accessories

Whether you dress for function or you dress to show out, it all provides the same thing for each person: comfort and confidence.

I’m excited to share what I know and I am really looking forward to interacting with everyone.

Let’s talk! Don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram.

Let’s bounce ideas or talk about brands or pieces you’re into lately.

Cheers!

Questions? Comments? Collab? Email us at letstalk@onthestacks.com

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Evercor

Local Company Steps up to the Plate with $100,000 Pledge to Youth Sports Programs

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Evercor Facility Management, a full service facility maintenance firm based in Wyoming, PA, is teaming up with its subsidiaries, Turfcor Lawn and Tree Care and Procor Pest Control, pledging $100,000 in grant money to benefit local youth sports programs.

Like many organizations that took a financial hit during the shutdown of 2020, so did local youth sports programs.

Grant funds will be awarded to qualifying applicants that need assistance upgrading infrastructure, improving safety, renovating existing athletic fields, or any other project that could benefit young athletes.

Evercor

“We had the opportunity to partner with Leadership Wilkes-Barre to revitalize the Challengers baseball field. After talking to parents, players, and other members of the organization it became very clear the struggles that they all faced, a big one being fundraising,” said Bryan Yaworski, Vice President of Operations at Evercor.

Evercor has been a longtime supporter of local athletics, and has years of experience renovating sports complexes.

“Being able to see the look on the players and their families’ faces on opening day was one of the proudest moments of my personal and professional life. I cannot wait to see what we will be able to accomplish with the Evercor Foundation,” Yaworski added.

In 2019 the company donated labor, materials, and equipment in order to renovate the home field of the Wyoming Valley Challenger Little League, an adaptive baseball program for players with physical and mental challenges.

The Challenger project is what inspired the Evercor community outreach committee to create the Play Uninterrupted grant program.

The grant money will be available to any qualifying athletic organization located within the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Breinigsville, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Lancaster and surrounding areas.

I also had the opportunity to catch up with Evercor President, Patrick Kane, who added, “Our goal now is to help other sports organizations rebuild their infrastructure following the pandemic, so kids in our community can get back to playing the sports they love.”

This is a no match grant, which will allow organizations to avoid contributing any funds towards their requested project.

The deadline for application is June 30th, 2021.

To Play Uninterrupted, apply now at Evercor.com.

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Who’s Who?! Meet the Expanded #OnTheStacks Team!

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Who’s Who?! Meet the Expanded #OnTheStacks Team!

Alright so after we shared a bunch of ridiculous big head videos on social media over the last few weeks, everyone has been asking, who are these guys and what are we up to?

While we can’t reveal all of our secrets, we can tell you that we plan to create the most engaging online content through this written blog, social media, and of course, the #OnTheStacks Podcast.

Do you have a topic, event, breaking news, or something newsworthy that you think we should cover?

If so, get in touch with us at letstalk@onthestacks.com

In the meantime, here’s a little intro of everyone so you know, who’s who…

Darren Elias – The Photographer

Darren Elias

Darren, the #OnTheStacks man behind the camera, is a portrait, headshot, and landscape photographer from the Back Mountain where he owns and runs Darren Elias Photography.

Photographing guests sitting atop stacks of paper every week pushes him in a whimsical corner of creativity where he crafts ways to make everyone’s time on the stacks feel unique and fun….sometimes, unapologetically, at Bill’s expense.

When not working or relaxing with camera in hand, he is an avid lover of movies, hiking, traveling, spending time with his wife Heather, and driving his daughter insane by just being a dad.

You can see more of Darren’s non-stacks photography work at www.darrenelias.com, or on Facebook and Instagram.

Ryan Garvey – The Hype Man

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Ryan Garvey

Hailing from Nanticoke, Ryan is a proud Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) native.

Excited to be part of the #OnTheStacks team, Ryan brings his big personality and charisma to table.

His goal is to deliver valuable content while showcasing and supporting the hard working millennial generation and small businesses of the “valley.”

Residing in the countryside, he enjoys everything outdoors and takes pride in his trade knowledge. An avid traveler and food junkie, he’s thrilled to introduce the #OnTheStacks readers to the vast taste of NEPA, along with many quality breweries along the way.

Ryan is the owner of Quality Overhead Doors, a garage door service and installation company that has been in business for over 30 years. He is also the Founder and Owner of Quality Custom Awnings.

You can check out Ryan’s garage door and awning business at www.qualityoverhead570.com or on Facebook and Instagram.

Nate Snedden AKA Nate Fashion

Nate Snedden

Nate Snedden

Born and raised in Kingston PA, Nate is your resource for all things fashion. He currently manages a team of Stylists for the Saks Fifth Ave PA Studio.

Nate has a love for fashion, health, fitness, adventure and people. He believes that clothes have the power to act as an extension of self-expression and self-confidence.

He is excited to help any #OnTheStacks reader discover new places, brands, and even ideas that can be incorporated into their everyday life.

You can connect with Nate on Instagram or LinkedIn.

Anthony Bartoli – The Mayor

Anthony Bartoli

Anthony Bartoli

Raised in Mountaintop, Anthony loves everything about NEPA (especially #OnTheStacks).

The people, the food, and the sense of community that’s found here, in his opinion, is unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Since he was 4-years-old, Anthony only ever wanted to be one thing – President of the United States.

At Coughlin High School, Anthony was always referred to as “The Mayor” because he loved talking to people just slightly more than sitting in class.

After college, Anthony wanted to begin his political career and ran for Luzerne County Council. Though unsuccessful, Anthony has remained an active participant in the NEPA political scene.

He is excited to bring an unbiased look at civic leaders in NEPA and hopes that through his work, people will not only learn more about the levels of government that serve them, but also the really awesome people we have representing our corner of the world.

You can call him many things, but don’t call him Tony.

You can find Anthony on Twitter and Instagram.

Bill Corcoran Jr. – The Founder and Podcast Host

Bill Corcoran Jr.

Bill Corcoran Jr.

Lifelong resident of NEPA, Bill is the Founder and Chief Content Creator for all things #OnTheStacks.

He is the host of the #OnTheStacks Podcast that many of you already know.

Bill is passionate about writing, branding, marketing, and most importantly, people.

He is an expert in printing and packaging and when he’s not #OnTheStacks or leading the sales charge at his family’s fourth-generation printing company (Corcoran Printing), Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Jess, watching Penn State Football, and indulging in some juicy IPAs or a bottle of fine wine.

You can find Bill on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Connect with #OnTheStacks on Instagram and Facebook and LinkedIn.

Questions? Comments? Drop us a line at letstalk@onthestacks.com

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6-year-old Little League Player Goes Viral in this TikTok Video

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6-year-old Little League Player Goes Viral in this TikTok Video

Absolutely nothing will make you happier this week than watching 6-year-old Swoyersville Pennsylvania native, Braylen Cunningham, living his best life while dancing during his little league baseball games.

Over the last few days, Braylen, who’s the coolest kid you’ll ever meet, has been getting his shot at TikTok fame thanks to his mom, Kelsey Cunningham.

Last week, Kelsey posted this TikTok video of Braylen dancing like crazy between hits at practice and some games – and in just 5 days the video has quickly racked up almost 2 million views, 341,000 likes, 37,000 shares, and over 2,500 comments.

One person commented, “This is his world we are just living in it” – no argument here.

@kelseygphoto

Dancing his way from T-Ball to Coach Pitch. 🕺🏼⚾️ #baseball #littleleague #tball #coachpitch #dance #son #kidtok #kid #viral #WorthTheWait

♬ Astronaut In The Ocean – Masked Wolf

He’s been featured on SportsCenter, Barstool Sports, and the MLB because of his gnarly dance moves during his little league games.

“Braylen doesn’t really think much of it,” Kelsey said. “He thinks it’s awesome how many people watched it, but is caught off guard every time someone tells him they saw his TikTok.”

I asked Kelsey who Braylen’s idol is (yanno, since he’s a trending star now), and as most 6-year-olds would say, he said, his dad. *awwwh*

You can follow Kelsey, Braylen, and the rest of the Cunningham family on Instagram & TikTok.

I promise you will not be disappointed!

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#570Day: Initiative to Spread Positivity and Local Pride Set for May 7

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#570Day: Initiative to Spread Positivity and Local Pride Set for May 7

#570Day is a new online initiative born through the combined, creative efforts of the Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club, the Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visit Luzerne County.

The day aims to spread positivity, local pride and celebrate the people and places within the 570 area code.

Being a part of #570Day is easy! On May 7, 2021, they encourage people, businesses, schools, nonprofits and organizations across Northeast Pennsylvania to use #570Day on social media to show what they love about living in the area.

“Everyone can get involved and make #570Day their own. Businesses can offer deals or promote themselves using the hashtag, individuals can highlight their favorite outdoor recreation spots, nonprofits can share their organizational history,” said Christine Mackin Meluskey, President of the Wilkes-Barre Rotary Club.

“We want the community to be creative and have fun with using the hashtag – #570Day – on Friday, May 7th.”

Post pictures, videos and stories that highlight the natural beauty, businesses and people who make the 570 area so great.

From your Friday night pizza place, thanking a special teacher, highlighting your favorite park or sharing the best music venue…#570Day is the time to let the good in this area shine!

With so much in Northeastern PA and so many stories to tell, they hope this initiative will continue to grow as it’s celebrated yearly on May 7th.

We love getting behind a good local initiative, especially ones that have a hashtag in their name 😉

What will you do to celebrate?

Connect with #570Day on Instagram and Facebook.

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

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The #OnTheStacks Podcast Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with recent release of Episode 052!

Can you believe it’s been 1 year already?!

We celebrated our 1-year anniversary by inviting our first guests from Episode 001 back on the podcast for Episode 052.

We thought it was only fitting to have Kris & Steve Vanesko back on the podcast for the 1-year anniversary since they were the brave, first individuals to be on the podcast.

Also, the actual blu door that is seen in the photos from Episode 052, will remain in the podcast studio for an entire year – listen to the episode to hear why!

For your convenience, we took a moment to round up all 52 episodes from the first year and posted them below.

We’d also like to take a moment to say thank you and acknowledge our loyal listeners, guests, fans, supporters, and friends of #OnTheStacks!

All of this wouldn’t be possible without all of YOU!

Photo Credits: Darren Elias Photography

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Ep.052: Kris & Steve Vanesko – blu door Financial

#OnTheStacks episode 52 with Kris and Steve Vanesko, co-founders and partners at blu door Financial. In this episode, Kris and Steve share some knowledge on how to be a great salesperson, including how to “paint the picture” for a prospect during the sales process, and ways to to keep learning, growing, and always staying educated. Kris and Steve also talk and how they help people save money, reduce taxes and live a fuller financial life without all the stuffy and complicated financial jargon.

Ep.051: Scott Nichols – Seven 810 Fixtures

Scott Nichols

#OnTheStacks episode 51 with Scott Nichols, owner of Seven 810 Fixtures, a custom, handcrafted light fixture business. In this episode Scott shares his journey of overcoming his struggle with alcoholism, his passion for creating music, and the power of social media that helped launch his custom light fixture business.

Ep.050: Lauren Gorney – NEPA’rogi

Lauren Gorney - NEPA'rogi

#OnTheStacks episode 50 with Lauren Gorney, co-owner of NEPA’rogi. In this episode Lauren shares her experiences working in sales and marketing, explains how to sell through “storytelling,” and how the burnout of the 9-5 rat race gave her the opportunity to turn her passion for food, family, and culture into a new pierogi business – NEPA’rogi. Lauren also talks about mental health and the importance of scheduling time for yourself.

Ep.049: Kyle Reed – NEPA MMA

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#OnTheStacks episode 49 with 3x World Champion, Sensei Kyle Reed, owner of NEPA Mixed Martial Arts. In this episode Kyle shares how he built his business and brand through engaging community events, word-of-mouth marketing, and referrals. Besides the obvious self-defense lessons, Kyle also talks about the importance of leadership and teaching children social skills, accountability, and confidence.

Ep.048: Ruth Corcoran – Corcoran Communications

Ruth Corcoran - Corcoran Communications

#OnTheStacks episode 48 with Ruth Corcoran, owner of a family-owned marketing, advertising and public relations firm, Corcoran Communications. In this episode Ruth shares her early beginnings in marketing and event planning, owning and operating a successful restaurant, takings big risks, and the importance of giving back to the community. We also talk all things content and digital marketing including: SEO, Google Rankings, Keywords, and more.

Ep.047: Jessica Sheehan – Bettelli’s Villa

Jessica Sheehan - Bettelli's Villa

#OnTheStacks episode 47 with Jessica Sheehan, operator and chef at Bettelli’s Villa. Jessica shares the history of her family’s 4th generation restaurant business, her passion for quality pizza, and how food connects people. Jessica also talks about overcoming her struggle with alcohol, her road to sobriety, and mental health.

Ep.046: Mike McGinley – Times Leader

Mike McGinley Times Leader Media Group

#OnTheStacks Episode 46 with Mike McGinley, major accounts executive at the Times Leader. In this episode Mike shares his various experiences working in journalism, digital marketing, and sales. Mike also talks about the evolution of the newspaper industry and how the Times Leader changed to a total audience approach to continue to engage and connect with their readers through a combination of print and digital.

Ep.045: Ryan Garvey – Quality Overhead Doors

Ryan Garvey - Quality Overhead Doors

#OnTheStacks episode 45 with Ryan Garvey, owner of Quality Overhead Doors. In this episode Ryan shares the story of how he got into the garage door business, the learning curves of being a new/young business owner, providing excellent customer service that enabled him to grow quickly, and his mindset about creating jobs for the community.

Ep.044: Hannah Burgess – Beekeeper’s Daughter

Hannah Burgess The Beekeeper's Daughter

#OnTheStacks episode 44 with Hannah Burgess, owner of The Beekeeper’s Daughter. In this episode, Hannah shares the story of how she went from selling her raw honey at local farmers markets to buzzing her way onto shelves of national retailers. Hannah also talks about branding, packaging, and new product innovation.

Ep.043: Nicole Farber – ENX2 Marketing

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#OnTheStacks episode 43 with Nicole Farber, CEO of ENX2 Marketing. In this episode, Nicole shares her story of overcoming adversity in life and in business, the sacrifices business owners make, and getting outside of your comfort zone.

Ep.042: Bill Jones – United Way of Wyoming Valley

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#OnTheStacks Episode 42 with Bill Jones, President and CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley. In this episode Bill shares how his early career in banking lead him to find his passion and begin working in non-profit industry to do he what he loves most: serve people in need. Bill also talks about some of the United Way’s initiatives of investing in the youth of the community, fundraising in a tough environment, the importance of education and reading to children at a young age, and developing community partnerships including one recently with singer-songwriter, Dolly Parton.

Ep.041: Jane Henry – Jane’s Sugar Magnolia

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#OnTheStacks Episode 41 with Jane Henry, owner and lead decorator at Jane’s Sugar Magnolia. In this episode Jane shares her experience working with celebrity pastry chef, Ron Ben-Israel in New York City before returning to her hometown of Dallas Pennsylvania to follow her dream of opening her own specialty pastry shop. Jane also talks about finding your path, always being a student and learning, and taking chances to avoid having any regrets in life and business.

Ep.040: Bill Corcoran Sr. – Corcoran Printing

Bill Corcoran Sr. Corcoran Printing

#OnTheStacks Episode 40 with Bill Corcoran Sr., Owner and President of Corcoran Printing. In this episode Bill gives a little history of the 4th generation family business as the company celebrates their 80th Anniversary this year. Bill explains how the company has been able to adapt and grow by taking an opposite approach to its competitors, specializing in luxury packaging, and building an inbound sales model through strong SEO and content marketing. Bill also shares his knowledge of creating multiple sources of income through real estate and investing in the stock market.

Ep.039: Rocky Rhodes – 98.5 KRZ

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#OnTheStacks Episode 39 with Rocky Rhodes from 98.5 KRZ. In this episode, Rocky shares a little behind the scenes of his lifelong experience as an on-air radio personality and some fun memories while the station celebrates their 40th anniversary this year. He also talks about the current state of the radio industry, how KRZ built its brand and listenership, and how they have been successful despite rapidly changing technology and stiff competition.

Ep.038: Neil Edley – Sugar Plum Chocolates

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#OnTheStacks Episode 38 with Neil Edley, Chief Innovation Officer at Sugar Plum Chocolates. In this episode Neil share his passion for culture and food, the importance of innovation, and how his global travel inspires new product development.

Ep.037: Jeff Kátra – Impact

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 37 with Jeff Kátra, Customer Success Manager at Impact. In this episode Jeff shares his expert knowledge on organization, prioritization, setting expectations with your managers and co-workers, and everything else you need to know to work from home efficiently and successfully. Jeff also talks about his passion for woodworking that recently turned into a business of handcrafting high quality cornhole boards.

Ep.036: Eric Kuhn – The Haberdashery

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 36 with Eric Kuhn, owner of the Haberdashery & Luxe 900. In this episode Eric talks about his love for fashion, the importance of supporting American workers and locally owned businesses, and his “do anything for your customers” type attitude that keeps people coming back.

Ep.035: Sara Peperno & Amy Feldman – Northeast Sight Services

Northeast Sight Services

OnTheStacks Podcast episode 35 with Sara Peperno and Amy Feldman of Northeast Sight Services, a 102 year old nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired community. In this episode, Sara and Amy share their experiences working together in the nonprofit industry, building a great team, and how they created and branded a “non-event” to raise funding during a pandemic with their “No Show Awards Dinner.”

Ep.034 Brad Barry & Tim McDermott – Japhy Creative

Brad and Tim - Japhy Creative

OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 34 with Brad Barry and Tim McDermott, Co-Founders and Partners at Japhy Creative. In this episode Brad and Tim share their story: “two film majors who started a business.” We also talk about the day-to-day challenges of small business owners, what makes great video content, and the grit and underdog status of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Ep.033: Fred Maier – Susquehanna Brewing Co.

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 33 with Fred Maier, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Susquehanna Brewing Company. A 6th generation family of beer brewers with deep roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Fred shares a little family history, the evolution of the rapidly changing beer industry, and what makes their beer “Brewed Right.®”

Ep.032: Todd Carmichael – La Colombe Coffee

Todd Carmichael - La Colombe Coffee

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 32 with Todd Carmichael, Co-Founder and CEO of La Colombe Coffee Roasters. He used to work in the warehouse at Starbucks. Now, his coffee empire is worth $1.2 Billion. Operating 30 stores across 6 states, Todd shares his humble beginnings, the importance of innovation, company culture, and the concept of being a decent neighbor.

Ep.031: Tony Brooks – Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society

Tony Brooks

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 31 with Tony Brooks, Director of the Wilkes-Barré Preservation Society. A history buff with a passion for all things Wilkes-Barré, Tony shares his experiences and successes in life, including one that ultimately changed history forever and one that he is most proud of, the city councils’ unanimous vote to pass an anti-discrimination ordinance to help protect the local LGBT community.

Ep.030: Bob Kalinowski – Citizens’ Voice

Bob Kalinowski - Citizens' Voice

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 30 with Bob Kalinowski, reporter from the Citizens’ Voice. In this episode Bob shares his passion for writing, his appreciation for the military and veterans, and his most recent experience as the pool reporter when Vice President Mike Pence visited Wilkes-Barre.

Ep.029: Chris Bohinski – PA Live!

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 29 with Chris Bohinski, Co-Host of PA Live! on WBRE and Creator of the SmileStory. In this episode Chris shares his experiences working in production on nationally televised TV shows, not being afraid to ask for help, performing in front of 50,000 people on Groundhog Day at Gobbler’s Knob, and his personal mission to spread happiness, joy, and positivity through his written and video blog online at SmileStory.org.

Ep.028: Amber Loomis: Osterhout Free Library

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 28 with Amber Loomis, Director of Development and Community Relations at the Osterhout Free Library. Amber shares how her life experiences from a young age inspired her to pursue a career path of giving back to the community and helping less fortunate individuals in the Northeast Pennsylvania region.

Ep.027: Dr. Loren Grossman & Dr. Steve Hippeli

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 27 with Dr. Loren Grossman and Dr. Steve Hippeli. In this episode, Loren and Steve share how their core values along with investments in new technology and great people have allowed them to grow their dental practice and better serve their patients. Steve also shares his recent achievement of being selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 – America’s Best Young Dentists” by the Incisal Edge Magazine.

Ep.026: Amy Frenchko & Noelle Balent- The Northeast Wine Company

#OnTheStacks episode 26 with Amy Frenchko and Noelle Balent, partners at a women-owned wine importing business, The Northeast Wine Company. In this episode, we share a couple of glasses of BeBike wine while Amy and Noelle share their expertise and journey of sourcing the best wines from around the globe.

Ep.025: Glenn Lawless- InterMetro Industries 

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 25 with Glenn Lawless of IntroMetro Industries. Glenn shares his story and experiences working for the world’s leading shelving and storage solutions company, how they’ve taken creative risks to produce unique digital and video content, and their initiative to give back to the community through a $50,000 kitchen makeover contest.

Ep.024: Darren Elias- Darren Elias Photography

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 24 with Photographer, Darren Elias. Published in several magazines, including an award-winning photo of Air Force One during Barack Obama’s Presidency, Darren shares his story and passion for photography from a very young age.

Ep.023: Will Beekman- Mohegan Sun Arena

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 23 with Will Beekman, General Manager of the Mohegan Sun Arena. In this episode, Will shares his experiences as a facility manager, talent buyer, and live event marketer. Will also weighs in on the future of live events and how COVID-19 has impacted the concert industry.

Ep.022: Nick Duvall- Duvall Leatherwork

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 22 with Nick Duvall, Owner of Duvall Leatherwork. In this episode, Nick shares the story of why he left his full-time job in land surveying to follow his lifelong passion for leathercraft and how he transformed his hobby into a successful handmade leather goods business.

Ep.021: Johnny Popko- Alt 92.1

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 21 with Johnny Popko, Host of Alt-Natives on Alt 92.1. From General Manager of NEPA’s No. 1 arts & entertainment newspaper to host of FM radio station that highlights local musicians, Popko shares his experiences in the local media industry and all the weird things in between.

Ep.020: Donna & Chris Caruso- Eleventh Element

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 20 with Donna & Chris Caruso, co-founders of Eleventh Element. In this episode, Donna and Chris discuss why they moved back to NEPA (from Florida) and how a personal, sports-related injury led to opening a spa business.

Ep.019: Charlie Consagra 

#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 19 with Charlie Consagra, owner of Novation Networks. In this episode we talk about how technology solutions are different for every company and how it enables your business to be more productive. You’ll also hear the story about the podcast “table” in our studio and Charlie’s commitment to giving back to the NEPA business community

Ep.018: Rachael Baratta

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#OnTheStacks Podcast episode 18 with Graphic Designer & Illustrator Rachael Baratta. In this episode, Rachael talks about her experiences in the graphic design industry, branding, illustration, and how to remain confident and happy about your creative work.

Ep.017: Rob Nelson: Big League Chew

Rob Nelson - Big League Chew

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 18 features the story of the iconic shredded bubble gum brand, Big League Chew, told by inventor and former Portland Mavericks left-handed pitcher, Rob “Nellie” Nelson. The now “Hall of Fame Bubble Gum” is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and has sold over 800 million pouches of gum.

Ep.016: Josh Katyl: Katyl Agency

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 16. In this episode I chat with Josh Katyl, owner of the Katyl Agency about opportunity, reputation and the lessons he learned from his father and grandfather growing up.

Ep.015: Denny Corby

Denny Corby

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 15 features Magician, Comedian, and Entertainer, Denny Corby. In this episode, Denny talks about his experiences performing all over the world for audiences of various sizes, including on a national televised show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Ep.014: Dan Cronauer- 10X Fitness 

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 14 with Dan Cronauer, Co-Owner of 10X Fitness. Dan talks about the importance that physical fitness and the gym has on mental health and the reason why he decided to reopen his gym against Governor Wolf’s orders during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Ep.013: Jenny Hetro- Back Mountain Chamber

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 13 with Jenny Hetro, Executive Director of the Back Mountain Chamber. Jenny talks about finding a way to make yourself invaluable, stretching yourself, and hiring people that are smarter and better than you to help you grow.

Ep.012: Paul Clifford- Penn State Alumni Association

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WE ARE….#OnTheStacks with Paul Clifford, CEO of the Penn State Alumni Association. Paul talks about his journey becoming CEO and what it’s like leading the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world.

Ep.011: Kelly Rava- Empowerment Education

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 11. Kelly Rava talks about her personal experience of being bullied as a child and why she started Empowerment Education, a nonprofit with the goal of providing a proactive approach to end bullying in schools.

Ep.010: Maria Traino- Inspired Studio

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 10. I chat with Maria Traino from Inspired Studio about branding and marketing. Changing and shifting your brand over time. Getting yourself to 70% and launching that shit. If you wait for perfect, you’ll never do it. F$@k perfectionism & roll with 70%. Done is better than perfect.

Ep.009: Dave Maloney & Tyler Rice- AxelRad Screen Printing

AxelRad Screen Printing

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 9 – I chat with Dave Maloney & Tyler Rice from AxelRad Screen Printing about the “Shirt Off Our Backs Movement,” an initiative of selling t-shirts through their website that raised over $58,000 to support hundreds of local NEPA businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown….and they’re not done yet!

Ep.008: Jon Troutman- Empathy Wines

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#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 8. A true story about my recent disappointing experience with the wine brand, Empathy Wines, and how CEO & Co-Founder, Jon Troutman, went above and beyond to make it right, gain my trust back & turn a negative into a positive. Jon, who took an unpaid internship fresh out of college with Gary Vaynerchuck over 10 years ago, talks about his experiences working with #TeamGaryVee, eventually leading him to co-found Empathy Wines with Gary Vee & Nate Scherotter.

Ep.007: Elyse Wilson & Dr. Jason Nataupsky – 501cFREE

501C FREE

#OnTheStacks (virtual) Podcast Episode 7 features Elyse Wilson & Dr. Jason Nataupsky, Chair & Co-Chair of 501cFREE, an organization founded by the Westmoreland Club to engage, enrich, and elevate local NEPA 501(c)(3) organizations via a voting process to win over $10,000 in resources and funding.

Ep.006: Mike McLaughlin & Chris Kuhar- Halibut Blue

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 6: features Mike McLaughlin and Chris Kuhar, partners at Halibut Blue, an award winning advertising agency that during the most uncertain time in the world due to COVID-19, launched #HalibutHelps, an initiative to offer their services FREE of charge to any NEPA non-profit that needs help getting information out.

Ep.005: Haley Bianco- PA Live! 

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 5: a behind the scenes look at the personal and professional life of Haley Bianco, Host of PA Live on WBRE.

Ep.004: Ted Wampole- Visit Luzerne County

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 4 with Ted Wampole, Executive Director of Visit Luzerne County. We talk about the origin of Mr. Peanut, Rockin’ the River Concert Series, Eckley Miners’ Village, and squashing the notion that “there’s nothing to do in Luzerne County.”

Ep.003: Jim Broda- Rebennacks Appliance

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 3 features the incredible story of how 2x college dropout, Jim Broda, turns $30,000 investment of appliance store into $32million.

Ep.002: Dr. Malcolm Conway – Conway Clinic

#OnTheStacks podcast Episode 002 with Dr. Malcolm Conway of Conway Clinic, a Chiropractor with a niche in sports medicine. Malcolm shares his experiences using cutting edge technology to treat & train NFL, NHL, NBA, & MLB athletes; and a true success story, from wheelchair to walking again using ARP Wave Therapy, the Ferrari of Neurotherapy.

Ep.001: Kris & Steve Vanesko – blu door Financial

#OnTheStacks Podcast Episode 001 features Kris and Steve Vanesko, brothers and co-founders of blu door Financial. We talk about building your financial house, grit, and what it takes to be successful not only in sales and business, but in life as well. Bonus at the end: the story of how #OnTheStacks started.

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The Biggest Mistake Businesses make on Social Media

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The biggest mistake businesses make on social media is not responding to comments.

When I click on a company’s Facebook or Instagram page and see comments on a post with no response from the business, it makes me cringe.

Today’s world is going more and more digital with less in person interaction (partially pandemic driven).

So now, more than ever, your business should be highly engaging on social media.

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When you don’t respond to a customer’s comment on social media, it is equivalent to a customer walking into your physical store, inquiring about a product and completely ignoring them.

Responding to comments drives engagement. Engagement builds community. Community drives traffic. Traffic drives sales.

Even if someone is not looking to purchase your product, but is just supporting your business with a thoughtful comment, thank them.

You’d be surprised at how far a simple, “thanks” will go.

Do yourself and your business a favor, and acknowledge your customers on social media.

If you don’t, your competition will.

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Crowd Cow Taste of Everything

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies

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Still looking for that unique holiday gift for those special foodies in your life? We’ve got you covered!

We rounded up a few of our favorite sweets and treats that make great holiday gifts.

Heck, with these discount codes, it’s not frowned upon to buy a little extra for yourself too.

One or more links below may contain an affiliate link, which if you make a purchase, I might earn a commission that helps me keep the mics on.

Crowd Cow

Crowd Cow Taste of Everything Meat and Seafood

  • A Taste of Everything – For the meat & seafood lovers!
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  • FREE shipping on orders over $149

Wine from the Northeast Wine Company

Northeast Wine Company

  • Pairs well with Crowd Cow (above)
  • Head to www.finewineandgoodspirits.com and type “Northeast Wine Company” in the search bar. Place an order for any of their wines and they will deliver to the Fine Wine and Good Spirits Store of your choice.
  • My Favorite is the Tempranillo (Dry red wine pictured above)
  • Get your order in before December 21st to secure delivery before Christmas!

Sugar Plum Chocolates

Sugar Plum Chocolate

  • Free shipping on orders over $75
  • Use code OnTheStacks at checkout to receive 15% OFF your order at www.sugar-plum.com
  • *Code is valid until 12/31/2020. Cannot be combined with any other offer

Abide Coffee

Abide Coffee

  • Who doesn’t like getting fresh coffee beans in their stocking?!
  • $2 OFF bag of bean coffee – mention code OnTheStacks
  • Visit them at 23 West Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
  • BONUS! New customer? Mention OnTheStacks for a FREE drip coffee

Jane’s Sugar Magnolia

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Beekeeper’s Daughter

Beekeeper's Daughter Honey

  • Use code OnTheStacks (online only) at checkout to receive 20% OFF your order at www.beekeepersdaughter.com
  • *Code is valid until 12/31/2020. Cannot be combined with any other offer
  • *Code not valid in store or any 3rd party reseller & is only valid at www.beekeepersdaughter.com

WILD Meats

WILD Meats

  • Use code #OnTheStacks (must include #) at checkout to receive 20% OFF your order at www.wildmeats.com
  • Code is valid online AND in person – just mention #OnTheStacks at the store if shopping in person
  • Visit them in person at 258 Wilkes-Barre Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702 or online at www.wildmeats.com
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Lanahu Ales | Mountain Top Brewery

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Lanahu Ales – A Hawaiian themed micro-brewery is set to open November 11th at 12 Kirby Ave in Mountain Top.

NEPA native and owner of Lanahu Ales, George Merenich aka Keoki (Hawaiian for George), recently retired from the Susquehanna nuclear power plant after 36 years.

What started as a small home-based retirement project soon expanded into a state-of-the-art brewhouse featuring a stacked roster of juicy IPAs.

Although their focus is on IPAs, there are plenty of other beers on tap including: a mango pilsner, a golden ale, a lager, a chocolate oatmeal stout, and a passionfruit seltzer.

Why the name Lanahu?

Keoki, his wife Amy and two daughters, Jessica and Christine, have been to Hawaii more than 35 times. “Lanahu” is the Hawaiian word for coal. The name of the brewery makes for the perfect blend of their love for the Hawaiian Islands and their hometown roots in the NEPA coal region.

As soon as I walked in the door, Keoki made me feel like Ohana (family). During a tour of the facility, I sipped on a few different IPAs, all of which I loved! Darren Elias (photographer) thoroughly enjoyed the mango infused pilsner.

“I just hope we do right by people – that’s all I’m after.” Keoki said.

The names of the beers pay homage to Hawaii and NEPA, with names like “8-oh-8” which refers to the Hawaiian 808 area code and “Hena Ono” which refers to the local slang, heyna or no.

Lanahu installed a next-generation “Pour My Beer” self-serve tap system that features 10 beers. Upon arrival, guests will be ID’d at a check-in window and will receive a wristband and RFID card. This card will be linked to a debit or credit card and pre-programmed for 2 pints of beer. Once the 2 pints are exhausted, you will need to see the staff to reload your card. They also plan to offer pre-filled crowlers and growlers to go.

There will be a self-serve food kiosk in the taproom, focusing on appetizers and small plates. They also plan to partner with local food trucks. Along with their delicious beer offerings, Lanahu will also sell wine from local favorite, Honey Hole Winery.

Please enjoy responsibly. HipaHipa! (Cheers)

Hours: Tue-Fri 4-9 • Sat 12-9 • Sun-Mon closed

Connect with Lanahu online:

Facebook | Instagram | Website

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All photos courtesy of Darren Elias

Garza Twins dressed as Donald Trump and Joe Biden

4-year-old twin girls with NEPA roots go viral on TikTok dressed as Trump/Biden

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No matter your political views, this story is bound to put a smile on your face.

Twin 4-year-old girls from Oklahoma, Koti and Haven Garza, went viral on TikTok, racking up 2.9 million views when their mother and Kingston Pennsylvania native, Adrea Garza, dressed them as the 2020 Presidential Candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Koti, left and Haven, right. Photo courtesy of Adrea Garza

Garza, a resident of Edmond Oklahoma is originally from Kingston, but her career as a hospital controller brought her to Oklahoma in 2009 where she later met her now husband and father of the twins, Travis.

Each year the Garza family goes all out for Halloween, but this year they had a larger than average audience.

“I never imagined this video would have 2.9 million views,” Garza said. “I posted the video reveal of their costumes, and it just blew up.”

@garzacrewGarza Twins Halloween 2020 ##twingirls ##twinmom ##biden2020 ##trump2020 ##halloween2020♬ Hey Look Ma, I Made It – Young Dice & Justin Demers


While most of the “garzacrew” followers loved the video, some negativity ensued in the comment section of the TikTok video due to the choice of costumes.

Some suggested the twins should instead be dressed as “princesses.”

“There’s nothing wrong with dressing as princesses. My girls do it all the time.” Garza said. “But there’s also nothing wrong with dressing as the President of the United States either.”

Garza further explained that she wants to teach her girls to aspire to be the POTUS one day.

Follow the Garza Crew on various social outlets:

TikTok | Instagram | YouTube |

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My Connection to Cancer and #CandysVirtuALL Fundraiser

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I am thrilled to announce that I recently joined the Board of Directors at Candy’s Place, a Cancer and Wellness Center.

For me, joining the board is so much more than a professional opportunity — it’s a personal one.

My mom, Sue DeFine Armento, and me on my wedding day, May 27, 2018

I don’t often talk about my personal connection with cancer, but now seems like the right time to share a little bit more.

A few years before I was born, my mom Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer.

As any woman can agree about their experience with breast cancer, it’s more than just a terrifying diagnosis; it takes a toll on a person physically, mentally, and emotionally.

At only 27 years old, she endured surgery and radiation treatment. Thankfully, she won her battle in a relatively short amount of time since her cancer was caught at an early stage.

Candy’s Place didn’t exist at that time, and although she had support from her family and friends, I know it’s something that she could have tremendously benefited from.

My mom now volunteers at Candy’s Place with a support group for individuals with breast cancer.

“Giving back to humanity and helping to strengthen the lives of those battling breast cancer is very important to me,” she said. As an advocate for this cause, it gives me a profound sense of fulfillment which I’m very grateful for.”

When someone is going through the fight of their life, nothing is more important than feeling secure and as comfortable as possible. Candy’s Place provides that sense of “home” for all clients, and so much more.

They’re advocates and caretakers, confidants and friends. Whether it’s helping a client find a look that makes them feel more like themselves, or pairing a client with the right stress management technique, Candy’s Place is there.

I’m honored to serve on this board and to help continue their mission forward.

The Story of Candy’s Place

Candy’s Place was founded by Penny Cunningham in memory of her sister, Candice Vincent-Mamary. Candy led a very active and healthy lifestyle, and although she was a non-smoker, she was diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer in 1997.

Before she passed, Candy told her sister Penny that she wanted something good to come out of her disease.

She wanted a place for those living with cancer to go and feel comfortable during treatment, while offering services to help them and their family members cope with their disease.

Penny kept her promise to her sister and founded Candy’s Place in 1998. The organization soon became a valued resource for those living with cancer and their families.

Join me for #CandysVirtuALL Fundraiser

All Activities. All Locations. All Month.

For the entire month of October, we will continue to honor Candy’s legacy with our Annual Fundraising Walk.

The event will take place all month long, and you can participate in a number of creative new ways.

Any activity is valid as long as there is movement. Hiking, kayaking, cycling, running, or even gaming are all options.

It is $25 to register and includes a downloadable bib, and a Candy’s Place branded mask that can be worn on the day or your activity. Since our walk is typically 2 miles, we ask that the length of your activity is equal or greater than the 2 mile mark.

Be sure to take a selfie or video of your activity and share it on social media using the hashtag, #CandysVirtuALL!

Candy’s Place heavily relies on the good people and businesses in NEPA who support us financially because of the strong belief in the good work Candy’s Place is doing.

To register click here: https://cancerwellnessnepa.org/product/2020-virtuall-registration/

What: 2+ mile activity of your choice

When: October 1-31, 2020

Where: Anywhere – local or global, inside or outside! (please follow social distance guidelines)

Registration: $25/person*

*Includes a branded mask that can be picked up at the Candy’s Place office and event bib can be downloaded after registration and worn on the day or your activity.

The Show Goes On: Young Professionals Award Winners Announced

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Chris Bohinski accepting his Inspiration Award. Photo credit: Chesla Lenkaitis

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce hosted their Annual Young Professionals Awards last night at the Garden Drive in Hunlock Creek.

Due to the ongoing safety measures, things looked a little different this year, but that didn’t stop the Chamber from putting together a fun, safe, and socially distanced event to celebrate some of the best and brightest in our community.

First, I want to congratulate the entire lineup of all-star nominees. I also want to recognize two of the winners, my friends Chris Bohinski and Mike McGinley.

I caught up with both of them today to congratulate them on their awards.

Chris, whom I recently met during his appearance on Episode 29 of the podcast, became an immediate friend. 

Last night, he was the recipient of the Inspiration Award, and is totally deserving of it.

If you listen to his episode on the podcast, you’ll hear the story of the ups and downs of his life and how even throughout the most trying times, he finds a way to keep smiling and sending positive vibes out into the universe.

“Life is full of surprises and I was humbled to learn, which was a total surprise to me, that I was chosen as the 2020 Inspiration Award recipient,” Bohinski said. “I will continue to embrace life’s serendipity and smile all along the way.”

Chris is the Co-Host of PA Live on WBRE and is the Creator of SmileStory.org.

Mike McGinley proudly poses for a photo with his Influencer of the Year Award. Photo Credit: Tony Callaio, Times Leader

Mike on the other hand, I’ve known for over 15 years.

He and I met as teenagers working at Wegmans in Wilkes-Barre. We’ve remained friends over the years, and now serve on the Wilkes-Barre POWER! Board together, with Mike as our Vice President.

Mike took home the Influencer of the Year award. He is the Major Accounts Executive and Digital Manager at the Times Leader and also has a column in the Sunday paper titled, “Around Town.”

When I spoke with him today, he talked about his work with the paper and how he uses his platform in a positive way for the region.

“NEPA is filled with phenomenal leaders and amenities. I consider myself lucky to live here, and I’m thrilled to help promote the area weekly through my newspaper column, as well as to work with many non-profits that enrich the region,” Mike said. “My life has been enhanced by the organizations and groups I’ve gotten involved with here.”

Both Chris and Mike have many things in common, but the most important commonality of all is their commitment in helping move NEPA forward.

Complete list of award winners:

  • Educator of the Year Jonathan Kadjeski, Equus Workforce Solutions at the PA CareerLink Luzerne County at Wilkes-Barre
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Ashlee Martinelli, Every Little Thing LLC and The Grand Bank
  • Cultural Ambassador of the Year Samuel O’Connell, Coal Creative
  • Intern of the Year Desiree Scott, PCC Aerostructures
  • Influencer of the Year Mike McGinley, Times Leader Media Group
  • Small Business Owner of the Year Tyler Rice, AxelRad Screen Printing
  • STEAM Professional of the Year Danny Lykens and Mike Grobinski, Krypton Design
  • Voluntary Leader of the Year Harlan Tabron Jr., Mt. Zion Baptist Church
  • Young Professional Development Award Winner Community Bank
  • Young Professional Counsel Award Leadership Recipients Amy Feldman and Remington Sweeney
  • Young Professional Inspiration Award Chris Bohinski, WBRE

 

#OnTheStacks

Introduction to the #OnTheStacks Blog

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Photo by Darren Elias

Welcome to the new and improved #OnTheStacks website and blog!

We’ve been working tirelessly on this new site and we’re really excited that you’re here.

If you’re looking to build a bangin’ site like this one, get in touch with Halibut Blue. Mike McLaughlin, partner at Halibut Blue, worked closely with me on every detail of this website to make sure I was completely satisfied.

Mike is no stranger to #OnTheStacks though. In early April of 2020, Mike and his business partner, Chris Kuhar, were featured on Episode 6 of the Podcast.

When #OnTheStacks first launched in 2019, it was a one man band — me, Bill, I was the band. It started with posting one or two photos (using my cell phone camera) on social media, with friends and colleagues who visited the stacks.

In just over one year, #OnTheStacks has exploded into a podcast, social media partner, and hub for regional influence.

On the podcast, we chat with professionals both locally in NEPA, and some from around the country, to share the story behind their awesome businesses, side hustles, and life experiences. I also don’t mind the products and swag they bring, because sometimes I get to keep them!

As the #OnTheStacks team has grown, you’ve been able to see what really goes on behind the scenes. Darren Elias is the man responsible for the #OnTheStacks glow up.

Darren goes above and beyond, making sure I’m always looking my best in every photo, since we all know I don’t normally look that good in person. All of the amazing photos you see on this new site were also shot by Darren.

I also need to give a shout out to the “Mic Man,” Mike Gombita. Before the launch of the podcast, he randomly DM’d me on Instagram and offered to assist with the audio editing and publishing of the podcast.

Mike works full time at Misericordia University, and did this on the side to help me get started. As of recently, the Mic Man has moved on, but I’m very appreciative for his work and the guidance he has given me.

There’s an endless list of family, friends, and colleagues who have unexpectedly jumped in and rolled up their sleeves to help make my vision of #OnTheStacks what it is today. I’m super grateful for their time and skills, and cannot thank them enough.

What types of blogs or other content would you like to see here?

Drop us a line at letstalk@onthestacks.com with any ideas or feedback, and make sure you follow the podcast, social media posts, and blogs, because you never know what’s happening next, #OnTheStacks.

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