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    Students to Survey Scranton Businesses about Needs

    Through a community-based learning project in Principles of Management and Entrepreneurship II courses taught by professor Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D., University of Scranton students will create an up-to-date business inventory that captures the current climate of business in Scranton. The information gathered will be shared with the City of Scranton (Office of Economic Development), Scranton Tomorrow, NeighborWorks Northeastern PA and United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA, to provide them with a better understanding of how they can work to support businesses in the City of Scranton.
    February 23, 2021

    University of Scranton students will work with the City of Scranton and area civic organizations to conduct a business inventory survey during the spring semester. This community-based learning project is part of the Principles of Management and Entrepreneurship II (Mgt 352) courses taught by Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing, management and entrepreneurship.

    Through the courses, students will create an up-to-date business inventory to capture the current climate of business in Scranton. During the semester, students will phone Scranton businesses to update their information and learn about their needs, challenges and experiences. The information gathered will be shared with community partners to provide them with a better understanding of how they can best work to support businesses in the City of Scranton.

    The partners for the project are: the City of Scranton (Office of Economic Development); Scranton Tomorrow; NeighborWorks Northeastern PA; and the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA.

    Students have already begun to contact Scranton businesses. Surveys will continue throughout the spring semester, which ends May 21. Participation in the survey is optional for Scranton businesses.

    For more information, contact any of the business partners or The University of Scranton’s Community Relations Office at community@scranton.edu.

    Through community-based learning projects offered in academic courses, University of Scranton students partner with area organizations to bring their class work to life with real-world initiatives and activities. Because of current health and safety restrictions caused by the pandemic, community-based learning project for the spring semester are being conducted in remote formats.

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