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February 7

Executive Director of Diamond City Partnership acknowledges Coal Creative, start ups of Wilkes-Barre

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Larry Newman, Executive Director of Diamond City Partnership acknowledges tech start-ups likes Coal Creative in address to the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association alongside Mayor George Brown.


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February 6

Coal Creative’s Creative Director serves at celebrity bartending event benefiting Family Service Association

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Our Creative Director Sam O’Connell spent his night slingin’ drinks at Rodano’s as a celebrity bartender to help raise money for Family Service Association.


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February 4

Leadership W-B team including Coal Creative’s Sam O’Connell restoring Verve Vertu’s kitchen

Our Creative Director Sam O’Connell helped to organize and execute a fundraising event for Verve Vertu Art Studio with his Leadership Wilkes-Barre team.


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January 30

Coal Creative holds ribbon cutting for new space, announces Holly Pilcavage as CEO

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Shifting down two floors in the Luzerne Bank building on Public Square, Coal Creative has found itself in a bigger space, and the business celebrated finally getting settled in with a ribbon cutting Thursday evening.


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November 19

Business Director of Coal Creative answers “Why NEPA?” at Inaugural Wilkes-Barre Connect Conference

Young professionals and students from eight high schools and 15 colleges and universities joined together at the inaugural Wilkes-Barre Connect Conference at the Woodlands Inn Monday and listened to inspirational stories from local entrepreneurs.


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November 19

Members of Coal Creative participate in Inaugural Wilkes-Barre Connect Conference

Coverage of the first Wilkes-Barre Connect Conference, held at The Woodlands in Plains Township.


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September 17

Coal Creative produces video for nation’s 250th birthday

Pennsylvania is trying to get a jump-start on America’s 250th birthday party and a Luzerne County woman will be leading the effort.


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September 10

Coal Creative among honorees at Young Professionals Awards

More than 350 attendees filled the Room at 900 Tuesday for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Young Professionals Awards.


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August 6

Wilkes-Barre THINK Center hosts NEPA Creative monthly meetup

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Presented each month by Internet marketing company Coal Creative and Wilkes-Barre Connect, an extension of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the free event is open to all creatives in NEPA, including artists, musicians, developers, graphic designers, writers, inventors, filmmakers, and photographers.

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January 13

January brings rebrand, networking sponsorship from Coal Creative

Due largely to increased growth in 2018, the company’s rebrand will more adequately reflect the scope and scale of its capabilities in the creation of a new website, tagline, logo, and new specialized positions within the team.
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September 6

Event to honor Young Professionals including Coal Creative’s Project Manager

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce is hosting the third annual Young Professionals Awards at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Room at 900 in Forty Fort. Winners will be announced at the event.

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August 1

Penn State chooses Coal Creative’s Director as Fall 2018 Convocation Speaker

Holly Pilcavage will be the Fall 2018 Convocation speaker at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, according to Student Affairs & Engagement. An NEPA Native, Pilcavage is currently the director of Business Development & Operations at CoalCreative, an Internet Marketing Company in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

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April 22

Coal Creative chosen to produce statewide video representing the Arts

After former Exeter Mayor Cassandra Coleman, director of Governor Wolf’s Northeast office, asked Gina Malsky to chair the 2018 Governor’s Awards for the Arts ceremony, Malsky, from West Pittston, jumped right in by choosing a venue in Scranton for a major announcement about the Governor’s Awards.

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March 22

Coal Creative’s Jessica Ross talks Social Media

The theme of Thursday’s spotlight was social media, with more than 80 attendees listening to and taking part in conversations about the importance of social media and networking with Bohinski and other influencers.

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August 4

Small Business Trends Features ‘Coffee with Coal’

Want to learn more about using social media and other digital marketing methods to promote your small business? If so, there’s a new weekly livestream show that could be of interest. The show is called #CoffeeWithCoal and it’s hosted by Pennsylvania-based digital marketing company Coal Creative.
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March 27

FOX56 learns about the #NEPACreative Series produced by Wilkes University Intern Emily Bellanco

You don’t have to travel to New York City or Philadelphia to be inspired by art, music, or design. One local business is out to prove that creativity and the arts are thriving right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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March 19

Citizens Voice Business Spotlight on Coal Creative Internet Marketing

While some news reports paint a pessimistic picture of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Gerard Durling wants to tell another story. Durling, founder of the internet and video marketing business Coal Creative in Wilkes-Barre, said he plans to work on a video showing the area in a positive light.
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February 15

Times Leader reports Nonprofits big winner at Chamber Challenge in Wilkes-Barre

Prominent area residents answered multiple-choice and true-and-false questions Wednesday night. They even participated in a “lightning round.” Audience members, equipped with clappers and noise makers, cheered them on. It was a scene that would have made Steve Harvey proud. And it was all to win a bit of money for area nonprofits.
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February 8

GWB Chamber & Coal Creative to host live game show to raise funds for area non-profits

The Coal Creative founder wanted to plan a game show. And with the backing of the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Durling’s idea is coming to fruition on Wednesday, Feb. 15. “The Chamber Challenge” will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the THINK Center, 7 S. Main St. The idea pits two teams of five competing in four rounds of local trivia.
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June 21

Small Business Trends interviews Gerard Durling on the Benefit of Marketing Services Locally

The Web, aside from its ability to shrink the world, can also transform a small business into a global entity. This is especially true when the company offers online services. Think about it: To get your offering, your target client need only access the Internet via a desktop computer or mobile device.
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