WAYNE COUNTY- Eric and Gary Linde along with Tom Quinnan of Leeward Construction has been recognized as the 2012 Business of the Year by The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. The Honesdale-based utility, heavy and highway contractor, founded in 1993, is led by father and son team Eric and Gary Linde and Tom Quinnan. The company is best known for their large-scale infrastructure projects such as the construction of the church and Fourth Street Bridges in downtown Honesdale as well as being a regional force in the utility contracting industry. Leeward Construction recently completed the Route 402 bypass project in Marshalls Creek. The company has done the roadway and utility installation at the Valley View Business Park along with site work for the Mount Airy Casino. The company completes more than $40 million in project work every year and hires more than 250 employees. Because most of the employees live in Wayne County, Linde said the company believes in hiring and buying locally. Eric & Gary Linde will be honored at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Lukan’s Farm Resort in Hawley. For tickets, congratulatory ads and additional information please call the Chamber at (570) 253-1960.
84 Country Store moving
MILFORD- After a year of running their shop at the Hawley Silk Mill, 84 Country Store closed at that location Oct. 1st and announced plans to relocate to much larger quarters, at the Upper Mill, 150 Water St., Milford. Brian Sinert said that they will be open in Milford October 12th, with a grand opening planned October 31st. With 1,800 square feet, they will have much more room for their unique gifts, as well as linens, fudge, cheese, jam and jelly tasting. Later they plan to expand there, with an additional 800 square foots pace upstairs. He stated that the Hawley location was smaller than what they needed. They also have closer parking at the Milford location. They opened at Hawley in October 2011. Hours for the new Milford store will be 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. seven days a week. His wife Lisa Sinert is the manager. They are next door to the Water Wheel Cafe, and occupy the former Gifford & White gift shop location. Their main store is on Creamery Road, Greentown. For more information, call (570)994-6235 or visit 84countrystore.com. This also provides another opportunity for retail at the Hawley Silk Mill. Building Manager Mark Mitchell invited parties interested in leasing the 651 square foot premium entrance space to call him at (570)647-6900.
Antique furniture shop opens
DINGMANS FERRY- P-A Pickers is owned and operated by local husband and wife team, David Shire and Robin Hutson-Shire. Originally from Bergen County, NJ, they purchased property and moved to the Dingman’s Ferry community in January 2010. As a result of business success and expansion of Shire Jewelers in Branchville, NJ, they recently opened P-A Pickers Antiques and Collectibles Showroom in Dingman’s Ferry, PA (inside Canterbury Furniture on Route 739). For information call 201-674-0099 or 201-448-7190 or email them at: email@example.com. More information can also be found on their website at: www.p-apickers.com.
Transit Authority names KKPR
MILFORD - The Monroe County Transit Authority (MCTA), also known as the Pocono Pony – Monroe County’s public transit service, announced that the Milford- based agency, KKPR Marketing & Public Relations, Inc., will be taking over the advertising on all transit vehicles for the County. The creative boutique was awarded the contract early September and will begin the sale of interior and exterior ad spaces on October 1st. MCTA enhances the mobility of the people who live or work in Monroe County for the purposes of offering access to quality- of-life activities, including, but not limited to, health care, shopping, education, recreation, public services and employment. Last year, over 244,000 trips were completed. Katrina Foster is President and Founder of KKPR. Most recently, KKPR Marketing & Public Relations took home a SAGE Award for Best Practices in Marketing & Communications, and earlier in the year, the budding agency was presented with an ADDY award by the AAF NEPA for The Looking Glass Project. For more information visit www.kkmpr.com or call (570)296-2333.