New Faces at The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has a few new faces. Chamber President, Austin Burke recently announced several staffing changes and new hires across the organization.

Marie Ferraro, Scranton, a Chamber employee for the past 14 years, will be assuming the role of Accounting Assistant.  In her new role, she will be responsible for assisting the vice president of finance with general accounting functions for the organization. Ms. Ferraro graduated from Scranton Technical High School and resides in Scranton with her mother, Lena

Amanda E. Marchegiani, Archbald, has been hired as the Communications Specialist. Ms. Marchegiani is responsible for coordinating all marketing communications for the Chamber and its affiliates.  Ms. Marchegiani has been an intern with the Chamber since March 2011.  She is a graduate of Valley View High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications in the option of Public Relations from Southeast Missouri State University. She is an alumna member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.

Elizabeth Shechner, Clarks Summit, has been hired as a Business Development Specialist. Ms. Shechner will be working under MetroAction, the Chamber’s small business development division, where she will serve as an outreach coordinator and assist with small business lending, training, and technical assistance.  Elizabeth graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications from Marywood University. She has been an active member of the Greater Scranton Jaycees for over 10 years and is a 2011 Leadership Lackawanna graduate.

Contessa Singleton, Scranton, has been hired as the membership services assistant. In this position, she will be responsible for supporting the Chamber’s membership department and assisting with Chamber events.  Ms. Singleton received an Associate degree in Business and Management from McCann School of Business.

“I am pleased to announce these new and talented additions to the staff. Their expertise will help grow and strengthen our organization,” President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Austin J. Burke, said.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the area’s economic environment and quality of life by providing programs and services which stimulate economic growth, promote business prosperity and nurture educational opportunities. For more information about the Chamber, visit

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