The nation’s largest privately-owned dental distributor recently opened its doors to 64 members of the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today. Opening speaker Benco Dental VP of Sales Kari Taylor offered a welcome and shared insight regarding the concepts of teamwork and leadership.

Benco Dental annually sponsors an associate to participate in the Core Program of Leadership Lackawanna, a 10-month program in which participants gain relevant skills and enhanced understandings of the issues and topics relevant to the greater Scranton, Pennsylvania area.  Class members also participate in group projects benefiting local nonprofit organizations.  Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna’s three programs – teen, core and executive leadership – have graduated more than 1,400 community leaders. 

For more information, visit or call 570-342-7711.

One  upcoming community project #HistoricScranton, is helping promote and raise funds for The Historical Architectural Review Board to develop an online catalog of the city’s protected properties to preserve its architectural history. A fundraiser will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at P.J.’s 1910 Pub, in the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door and may be purchased at by clicking on the Current Class Projects button.