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Regional Leadership AwardThe Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance held its Annual Dinner on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at The Woodlands Inn, 1073 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The dinner was well attended by over 350 business and community leaders from around the region.

During the dinner, NEPA presented the NEPA Alliance Regional Leadership Award. The award is presented to an agency, group or individual demonstrating a significant contribution to regional growth, development or cooperation within the seven county NEPA region. This year’s award recipient was PPL Electric Utilities for their contribution to the regional economy and involvement in the regional community of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

This year’s Keynote Speaker was Raghib “Rocket” Ismail. Rocket provided a powerful presentation on his upbringing in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the community support he and his family received. He also talked about his time as a star player for Notre Dame and the NFL.

From left: Jeffrey Box, President & CEO, NEPA Alliance; Philip Condron, NEPA Alliance Board Chairperson; Ryan McGowan, M&T Bank and Alana Roberts, PPL Electric Utilities.