Besta Cork moves into new home

Posted: 10/17/2013

Besta CorkLa Plume –  The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce welcomed Keystone College student Shawn Whitiak, Jermyn, and business partners Michelle Mendez and Paula Corrales to its new TekRidge Center during recent ceremonies at the state-of the-art  business incubator in Jessup. 

Mr. Whitiak and his partners will use the facility as home to their new company, Besta Cork, which manufactures environmentally friendly products made from cork. Besta Cork was a first-place finisher in the 2013 Business Plan Competition sponsored by the Great Valley Technology Alliance. 

From left: Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick O’Malley and Corey O’Brien, Ms. Mendez, Ms. Corrales, Mr. Whitiak and Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce President Robert Durkin.