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Dan Naylor, from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services’ Wilkes-Barre office, has been selected as Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina’s tenant rep broker for Northeastern Pennsylvania. Naylor is seeking franchisees for territories throughout the region. The chain currently has two locations in Western Pennsylvania.


Mary T. McNichols, Scranton, has joined Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank as a trust officer. She will be responsible for providing trust, estate and asset management services to customers of the Trust and Investment Division. McNichols comes to Fidelity Bank with more than 20 years of trust and banking experience.


Charlie Shirk has been named general manager of the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. Shirk has more than 20 years experience in the hotel management field and has relocated to Scranton from Iselin, N.J., where he was the general manager of the Hilton Woodbridge.


Stephen M. Barrouk won the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2006 Distinguished Citizen Award sponsored by Luzerne Bank. The award will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner to be held on Nov. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts.

Ellen Raineri, Ph.D., assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership at Wilkes University, is a recipient of the “Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching” award. Raineri received the award while attending the Experiential Learning Classrooms program in Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at Syracuse University. Her areas of publication research focus upon entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.

Tobyhanna Army Depot received the 2006 Best Manufacturing Practices Excellence Award. The Best Manufacturing Practices Center of Excellence is part of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research. The center works with the University of Maryland and Department of Commerce to help companies by identifying, researching and promoting exceptional manufacturing practices, methods and procedures.

Barbara Salus, Catherine Latoski and Michelle Hill, local Avon representatives, were recognized by the company for achieving the ranks of President’s Club and earning an all-expenses paid cruise to the Bahamas. The Avon President’s Club is an exclusive designation for the company’s top selling representatives. The cruise took place Oct. 27-30 aboard the Carnival Cruise ship Fascination.

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