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All Proceeds From Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day At Mohegan Sun Pocono Donated To The Brighter Journeys Foundation

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

$1,863.00 raised on Tuesday, April 10th

WILKES-BARRE, PA (April 12, 2018) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is thrilled to announce on Tuesday, April 10th, $1,863.00 was raised at Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day for the Brighter Journeys Foundation.  Free Cone Day is a world – wide Ben & Jerry’s event and at Mohegan Sun Pocono Ben & Jerry’s scooped up free ice cream in a cup or cone of guests’ choice all day long!  $1.00 minimum donations were made for the option to enjoy the free scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone.

Ice cream lovers raised $931.50, benefiting the Brighter Journeys Foundation.  “Going the extra mile for children with special needs and their families” is their mission.  “We are overjoyed by the community support in raising awareness and monetary donations for the Brighter Journeys Foundation, while enjoying a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s.  I am pleased to share that $931.50 was raised, and Mohegan Sun Pocono has matched that number, bringing the total donation to $1,863.00 benefiting Brighter Journeys!” stated Erica Tessier, Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Vice President of Marketing.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun Pocono and The F.M. Kirby Center Team Up

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

WILKES-BARRE, PA –  (April 11th, 2018) – Yesterday at a special ribbon cutting, Mohegan Sun Pocono and the F.M.Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, located at 71 Public Square in Wilkes-Barre PA, cemented a new sponsorship-based partnership. One of the highlights of the gathering, which involved Senior Leadership from both organizations, was the renaming of the lower level of the Kirby Center, which will now be titled The Mohegan Sun Pocono Parlor.

“The Kirby Center is one of the most historic theaters in our region of Pennsylvania and we’re extremely happy to be partnering with them. The deal helps promote shows and activities for guests at each property, has added benefits for loyal guests and hopefully is the start to a strong relationship to build on into the future!” – Erica Tessier, Vice President of Marketing forMohegan Sun Pocono

The new partnership allows members of Mohegan Sun Pocono’s loyalty program, Momentum as well Kirby members at the Gold Level or above, to have access to the Mohegan Sun Pocono Parlor bar area, where an exclusive drink special will be offered. The Mohegan Sun Pocono Parlor opens up this Friday, on April 13th, for the Wizard of Oz.

“This partnership is going to make a great venue even greater and will enhance the theater-going experience for the most loyal supporters of two community-minded organizations.  We are so excited and thankful for this affiliation with Mohegan Sun Pocono, and we can’t wait to officially open this space on Friday night.” – Will Beekman, Executive Director of the F.M. Kirby Center

For more information on The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit http://www.kirbycenter.org/

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

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Kenneth J. Fernandez Joins Mohegan Sun Pocono As New Vice President Of Human Resources

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

WILKES – BARRE, PA (February 20, 2018) – Puerto Rico native Kenneth J. Fernandez has been named Vice President of Human Resources for Mohegan Sun Pocono (MSP).  Having last served at the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in Puerto Rico, Fernandez brings along a wealth of experience, knowledge & skills in the casino & resort industry to MSP.

“Kenneth Fernandez is a true professional, with a very impressive background, having various fields of expertise, which in addition to Human Resources, expand into Employee Relations, Business Development, Recruitment, Talent Management, Capital Improvement, Customer Service, Finance, and Advanced Leadership, many of which will be utilized greatly at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  Needless to say, we’re thrilled to have him joining our Executive Team.” said Mohegan Sun Pocono President and CEO, Anthony Carlucci.

Kenneth J. Fernandez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management-Human Resources from the Inter American University in Puerto Rico and has additional studies in finance, human resources, labor relations and advanced leadership from the well-known educational institutions; Harvard University Business School and University of Michigan Business School.  He joins Mohegan Sun Pocono with over 30 years of business and HR experience.

After joining The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino in Puerto Rico in 1997, Fernandez was named Regional Director of Human Resources for McDonald’s Corporation (Puerto Rico & Caribbean) in 2000.

Fernandez’s career remained upward from there, when in 2004 he was named Human Resources Director for the U.S. multi-national medical devices corporation; Stryker Instruments in Puerto Rico, eventually becoming in 2005 the Director/Plant Manager for the manufacturing facility.  In 2013, he returned to the hospitality industry and became the Director of Human Resources for the San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.  A position he held until joining Mohegan Sun Pocono, one of the largest & foremost casino & entertainment destinations in Pennsylvania, which currently consists of over 1,500 team members.

Fernandez’s professional awards include; “HR Best New Talent” (Marriott International CALA Region), being named to Latin America’s Who’s Who in Latin America Professionals & Executives, Site Excellence Award (Stryker Corporation), Ray Kroc Golden Hat Award (McDonald’s Corporation Caribbean Region) and “Leader of the Quarter” (The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino).

Fernandez is also the father of two daughters and his leisure time takes him to the golf course and practicing kitesurfing.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Mohegan Sun Pocono Serves Up A Hot, Fresh Addition

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Electric City Roasting Company Opens on February 1st

WILKES-BARRE, PA (January 31, 2018) – Mohegan Sun Pocono is excited to introduce the award – winning Electric City Roasting Company as the latest addition to their coffee & breakfast offerings. Electric City Roasting Company, Northeast Pennsylvania’s premiere coffee roaster, was founded in Pennsylvania by Mary Tellie, and has accumulated numerous “Best Coffee” awards and additional recognitions throughout the region since its inception in 2003.

“We’re very excited for Electric City Roasting Company to join us at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  They’re a great company that takes pride in their products and deliver a level of customer service in line with Mohegan Sun Pocono,” said Vice President of Marketing for Mohegan Sun Pocono, Erica Tessier.

Electric City Roasting Company is owned and operated by self – dedicated coffee professionals who strive for excellence through sustainability, traceability and quality. They have direct trade relationships with partner farms, many of which have placed in the top 10 at the Cup of Excellence.  Mohegan Sun Pocono guests will now be able to treat themselves to award winning blends including Velvet and Prima Volce Espresso, as well as specialty crafted Cold Label cold brew on tap, select teas and hot chocolate made to order.  Homemade breakfast sandwiches and pastries will enhance the menu.

Electric City Roasting Company will begin serving guests at 6:30am on Thursday, February 1st and replaces Betty & Joe’s.  Business hours are 6:30am to 2:30am, Sunday through Thursday, and 24 hours, Friday and Saturday.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.

Ring in the New Year at Mohegan Sun Pocono

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Live music, dining specials and a festive night!

WILKES-BARRE, PA (December 18, 2017) – Before the clock strikes Midnight, ring in the New Year at Mohegan Sun Pocono.  With festivities all night long, there is something for everyone with live music, champagne toasts and so much more.

New Year’s Eve:

Head over to Timbers Buffet before your night out to get a full belly for just $29.99 from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.  Soup will be a lobster bisque, a carving board station with carved prime rib or roasted turkey breast, main specials with stuffed salmon filet, traditional or lobster mac n cheese, mussels scampi style, pork and sauerkraut or sweet tea pork chops with brandied apples and more.  Stop at the dessert station for favorites like cake, mousse or a cannoli.

Live Music New Year’s Eve:

Start your night listening to Ruth’s Chris Jazz trio at Ruth’s Chris Steak House from 6:30pm to 12:30am, at 9:00pm hang out with Gerald Demarco at Elixir or have a laugh with Stephanie Peters at Wise Crackers Comedy Club, party on with The Chatter from 9:30pm to 1:30am at Breakers and continue the celebration with Grace’s Downfall at  Bar Louie from 10:00pm to 1:30am.

New Year’s Day:

Timbers Buffet will feature a special menu for $19.99 per person from 8:30am to 3:00pm.  The menu includes brunch favorites like French toast, hash browns and bacon, to cold seafood offerings of spiced mussels and shrimp.  Check out the carving board station with sugar glazed ham, roast turkey breast or top round of beef.  For a main course, taste the coconut shrimp, stuffed flounder or crab cakes.  Make sure to save room and stop by the dessert station to have some ice cream, cobbler and more!

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN POCONO

Mohegan Sun Pocono, owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, is one of the most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in Pennsylvania. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. More information is available by calling 1.888.WIN.IN.PA (1.888.946.4672) or visiting our website. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram, download our app and view us on YouTube.