#FF: All of Our Picnic Partners

We’d like to once again thank all of those who helped us make the Third annual Cabot Community Picnic as successful as it was this year. Thanks to all of our many community and industry partners, the 7,000 people who showed up for the Picnic last Saturday had plenty to do, plenty to see and plenty to learn.

Rather than featuring just one handle today, we want to highlight all of the Twitter handles available from our Picnic partners. We recommend that you follow these individuals, companies and organizations and tweet them a big thank you for making the picnic a success.

American Red Cross of Susquehanna County @ARCSVRedCrossThe American Red Cross tweets about fundraising events around the county and updates followers on how to purchase tickets for events and how to donate to the Red Cross.Big Brothers Big Sisters  @BBBSA (national)

Big Brothers Big Sisters tweets out videos from their website about the power of matching adult mentors with children across the country. They also live tweet from events and encourage follower interaction with hashtags and questions.Energy Citizens @EnergyCitizensEnergy Citizens fills us in on what’s going on around the country when it comes to natural gas developments. We look to the handle for timely information about legislation and the nation’s energy strategy. Energy In Depth @EnergyinDepthOur friends at Energy In Depth keep the Twitterverse talking with studies and documents about Marcellus shale development and extraction. The handle isn’t afraid to give followers the nitty-gritty, hard facts about natural gas and public policy.Friends of Natural Gas @friendsnatgasPAThe Friends of Natural Gas Pa., handle tweets about policy leaders’ meetings and opinions throughout the Commonwealth relating to natural gas use. Follow them for their political content and legislative recaps as well as their local focus.Keystone College @KeystoneCollegeKeystone College, located just outside of Scranton, Pa., tweets about College functions and meetings as well as personalized alumni showcases. We like to read about what Keystone is doing in the community and about the successes their students have found.Lackawanna College @LCScrantonLackawanna College shares information about summer camps for community children and enrollment information for prospective students. The handle tweets photos and words of encouragement to grads and shares plenty of information about the natural gas industry booming in its community.Luzerne County Community College @LuzerneCCMuch like the other higher education institutions on this list, Luzerne County Community College provides information about happenings on the campus, from summer classes to speakers to benefits and fundraisers. Even if you don’t attend Luzerne, it’s definitely a handle to watch in Northeastern Pa.Make-A-Wish @MakeAWish (national)

With almost 75,000 followers, Make A Wish stands out as a handle worth following and a cause worth supporting. They share stories of wishes come true in times of struggle and tweet beautiful photographs and videos about making a difference.  Marcellus Shale Coalition@MarcellusGasThe MSC, which represents Cabot and many other natural gas companies in the area, tells the true story of natural gas benefits and proves wrong much of the misinformation spread about hydraulic fracturing. Their Twitter presence links breaking news to MSC’s insightful blog posts and attention-grabbing fact sheets.Penn State Extension @agsciencesThe Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Cooperative Extension tweets daily about their studies, tests and findings in the Central Pennsylvania area. The handle always incorporates relevant hashtags, making its tweets easy to find.  QDMA Susquehanna @TheQDMA (national)

Cabot has worked with the QDMA, or the Quality Deer Management Association, before to restore land to equal, if not better condition after wellpads have decreased in size. The handle tweets comments from wildlife experts and pictures of what else but – deer!Relay For Life @RelayForLife (national)

As participants in Susquehanna’s own Relay for Life this year, we appreciate what the handle accomplishes in interacting with cancer survivors and their families. They use hashtags to rally followers around their cause and tweet live from Relays across the country.Scranton Small Business Development @scrantonsbdcThe Scranton Small Business Development Center does exactly what’s in the name. They tweet vital resources for community members to start of sustain a small business. We follow them for their thoughts on leadership and for their entrepreneurial advice.Smith & Solomon Driver Training @smithandsolomonSmith and Solomon, a company that provides CDL training in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, evokes responses from followers by posing questions like, “What was you favorite road trip.” The handle also tweets great links to vehicular safety articles and quick facts about U.S. driving. Somerset Regional Water Resources@SRWR_WaterSomerset Regional Water Resources is extremely active on Twitter and brings us the latest news about the natural gas industry. They tweet not only about natural gas in Pennsylvania, but developments across the country.Susquehanna County 4-H@PA4H (State-wide)

The Pennsylvania 4-H tweets live updates from the busy travels of the State 4-H Council and provides information about how to become involved in 4-H, which stands for head, heart, hands and health.United Way of Susquehanna County @UnitedWay (national)

The United Way tweets about how people all across the country are “Living United.” They find interesting ways to spread the word about the United cause through Twitter trends and country-wide occurrences. We follow them for their wit and their commitment to a great cause.Vote 4 Energy @Vote4EnergyThe Vote 4 Energy Twitter handle explains to the public why it is so important to consider energy independence in all that we do, especially decisions we make about politics. They tweet from a wide resource base of natural gas statistics based on jobs, usage and economic benefits. 

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Bill desRosiers

Raised in Highland Falls, New York, William desRosiers learned about responsible resource development, firsthand, as a part of his family's mining business. William received his B.S. in Management, B.A.in History and MBA from Misericordia University. He currently serves in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. His primary responsibilities include strengthening media relationships, managing company-run fundraising programs, building better community relations and representing Cabot every chance he has.

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