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About DiscoverNEPA®


At DiscoverNEPA, our mission is to encourage Northeastern Pennsylvania’s best and brightest to stay in the region, to promote local quality of life assets and communities, to recruit talented individuals to the region, and to assist local nonprofits by cultivating awareness and volunteerism; branding the region as one of the nation’s best places to live.

NEPA is One of America’s Best Places to Live
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We encourage you to explore NEPA’s communities. Browse through the endless stream of top-notch amenities. Tour local businesses, take a bike ride, grab a bite to eat or just float down a cool, clean river.

We want you to imagine your family here. See yourself working here. Picture your business flourishing here. It’s simple. We want to help you DiscoverNEPA as you rediscover home.

DiscoverNEPA is a free service. We do not charge any fees to be featured on or our social media accounts. If you’d like to add a business or local attraction to our site, please fill out our Add/Edit Business Profile form.

We’re a regional marketing initiative designed to promote NEPA as one of the country’s best places to live. All we ask is that if you enjoy using our site, get on social media and share DiscoverNEPA with your friends and family.

As a regional voice, DiscoverNEPA is a powerhouse of information in the form of articles, photography and videos. We feature local things to do, deals, contests, and giveaways through partnerships with many generous local businesses and organizations. It is an all-inclusive, easy-to-use resource for anyone looking to discover what Northeastern Pennsylvania has to offer.

Through this resource, we will share NEPA’s greatness from arts and culture to the great outdoors. We are the regional guide to finding the best to places to eat, drink and relax. And we will encourage the great people of NEPA to give back to their communities. This is just the first step toward our goal of showing the world the true greatness of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Robert K. Mericle, Founder

We Created DiscoverNEPA To Show The World What Makes This Place So Special

Robert K. Mericle, President of Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, established DiscoverNEPA in 2017. His goal was to create Northeastern Pennsylvania’s first regional quality of life resource covering a 10-county region. He wanted local residents to have access to all of the amenities and opportunities in the region they call home. And with DiscoverNEPA they can find things to do, explore NEPA’s communities, and get involved with area non-profits. DiscoverNEPA is also a recruitment tool for economic development organizations, companies, healthcare institutions, and colleges and universities. National surveys reveal that quality of life is one of the most important factors in the site selection process. DiscoverNEPA aims to help retain skilled workers and attract new residents. This vibrant workforce will also make NEPA appealing to companies. Mericle is a privately-owned developer of industrial, flex, office, and medical space along NEPA’s I-81 Corridor. Founded in 1985 by Robert K.Mericle, the company has developed more than 20 million square feet of space in the region. An estimated 14,500 people work in buildings developed by Mericle.

We Love What We Do

We’ve assembled the wise, the innovative, the youthful and creative. We brought together generations of experience and knowledge with our team of NEPA locals. Throw in a NEPA native who honed his craft filtering the vivid world of Baltimore through his lens. And add to that a Los Angeles transplant with a sharp eye for design and direction.

We are passionate about Northeastern Pennsylvania, and we are dedicated to letting the world know.

A Message From Our Founder, Robert K. Mericle - DiscoverNEPA

Robert K. Mericle


Rebecca Milton
Creative Director


Kristen Lombardo
Social Media Manager


Brian Johnson
Senior Videographer


Matt Giambra

Michelle Johnson

Isabella Cordaro
Program Development Specialist

Mary Kolessar
Executive Director


Dave Kuharchik
Director of Strategic Partnerships


Sherie Butzek
Content Coordinator


Jonathan Davies
Senior Writer


Tara Kavanaugh

Rachel Maculloch
Content Support Specialist

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