and Brocca credited Allison Latagliata, library director, for helping with the event.
Businesses from the group that participated in the library event included H&R Block, Young Living Oils Distributor, C&K Insurance, Studio 582, Massage Now, PNC Bank, Invisible Fence, State Farm Insurance, A&B Doors, Independent Life Home Health Care, IT Consultant, Busy Pawz, Rodan & Fields, Classic Looks Hair Salon, Paparazzi Jewelry, Cavanaugh’s Grille, Mountain Yoga, Seacrets Distributor, Screen Printing USA, Initials Inc Distributor, and Lewith & Freeman Reality.
“We didn’t sell any products at the showcase. It was just about having the public come out so we could introduce ourselves as businesses and show what we do,” Brocca stated. “It was very successful. The community response was incredible. They really came out.”
The customers from her shop, Women’s Boutique and Consignments, were also very supportive of the event, Brocca went on, as she promoted the event beforehand and many showed up. Others that she met at the showcase, she said, noted that they didn’t know her shop existed, even though they drive past it a few times a day on their way to and from Wilkes-Barre.
“People don’t realize what’s available to them in Mountain Top,” she said. “They’ll drive downtown to get something not realizing they can get it right here on the mountain.”
The Mountain Top Small Business Partners plans to hold a lot more community events in the future, including a scavenger hunt where participants will visit different businesses to pick up clues, Brocca said.
She encouraged anyone with a business here that is interested in joining the group to like its Facebook page, Mountain Top Small Business Partners. There, information is shared on upcoming events and meetings. “Everyone who is a small business
owner is welcome to be a part of our group,” Brocca said. “We don’t have a fee, there’s nothing mandatory. We just have fun networking.”
One member of the group, who owns Screen Printing USA, is creating decals for members of the Small Business Partners, as a way for them to display their membership in the group in the windows of their establishments.
Of being in the group so far, Brocca concluded, “It’s been a lot of fun. Great friendships have been formed. We all just want to help each other, to get to know the community, and to be successful at our businesses.”