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June 24, 2018
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WVIA recognizes Pennstar Bank for its donation through the EITC Program
Julie Williams, WVIA Corporate Development Representative receives Pennstar Bankís $5,000 donation to WVIA through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, from Pennstarís Tony Dente, Branch Manager Wilkes-Barre Blvd. office and Lisa Sciandra, Business Banking Officer.
(wvia) - WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Pennstar Bank has donated $5,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA provides educational television programming to its member schools, by delivering a vast inventory of high quality curriculum-based programming. WVIA is addressing standards and learning objectives directly to our member schools through professional development, academic centered competition, and other educational resources. WVIA is uniquely positioned to provide multimedia services, and has been a leader in the use of new technology as it has evolved from film, through videotape, two-way distance learning over ISDN, to web-streaming and podcasting.

WVIA Public Media is a scholarship organization under the state Department of Community and Economic Development's Education Improvement Tax Credit program. The program gives companies an opportunity to support quality agencies working to educate children.

About Pennstar Bank
"Pennstar Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, headquartered in Scranton, Pa., has 35 offices in six northeastern Pennsylvania counties. Pennstar Bank is a division of Norwich, N.Y.-based NBT Bank, which has 95 offices in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont and western Massachusetts. NBT Bank's Hampshire First Bank division operates from five locations in southern New Hampshire. NBT Bancorp Inc., the parent company of NBT Bank and its Pennstar Bank and Hampshire First divisions, had assets of $6.0 billion as of September 30, 2012."

WVIA Public Media Mission
People change and lives improve when powerful ideas challenge us. WVIA Public Media is a regional catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, ideas and programs to advance the best attributes of an enlightened society. Learn more,

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