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Drucker & Scaccetti Drucker & Scaccetti: 327 N. Washington Avenue Suite 400, Scranton 18503 Web: taxwarriors.com

“The name 'tax warriors' started at the inception of the firm. There’s a distinction between a warrior and a street fighter, warriors are skilled artisans. This idea caught on and it's part of our brand. Our clients and others remember it very easily so it helps build our brand,” Mesko said.

Phone: 267-765-0205 Chamber member since 2013

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eoffrey Mesko, CPA, MT of the tax advisory firm Drucker & Scaccetti combines his desire to help and advise others with his knowledge and experience in analytics . A local of the Scranton area and Temple graduate, Mr. Mesko joined the firm in 2004 and quickly rose to become a partner of the 60-person firm. Bringing this branch of the firm to his hometown, he’s eager to serve his local community and consult with familiar faces. We spoke with Mr. Mesko to find out more about his unique tax business and how he serves the local community. Scranton Chamber: How does your firm stand apart from others? Geoffrey Mesko: Our firm specializes in tax and consulting. Most accounting firms perform audits of financial statements along with other services, but we lead with tax and consulting as our main revenue driver. This allows us to provide the service one would receive from a large national firm, but with lower rates. It allows our people to specialize and perform in the areas they enjoy. There‘s a misconception that we crunch numbers all day, but what we really like to do is advise clients on tax efficiency and solve problems. SC: What area of clientele can you address? GM: We have clients across all different industries and professions. Our clients usually operate in a multi-state environment. They are often entities owned by our individual clients, which allows us to see the whole picture of their tax exposure and offer solutions at the business level that impact the wealth preservation of the business owner. SC: When and why did you start calling your-

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Drucker & Scaccetti specializes in tax and consulting. selves the “tax warriors”? GM: That name started at the inception of the firm being that we specialize in tax. This concept was and still is unique for a firm our size. There’s a distinction between a warrior and a street fighter, warriors are skilled artisans. This idea caught on and we changed our website to make this part of our brand. Our clients and others remember it very easily so it helps build our brand. SC: Describe how Drucker & Scaccetti embodies its motto of “Tax As A Business Strategy.”

GM: We view “Tax As a Business Strategy” to sustain and grow our clients’ wealth. This philosophy has been our firm’s focus for 25 years. As part of this we assist clients with saving dollars and increasing cash flow. SC: What do you enjoy most about being locally based? GM: I enjoy being surrounded by people I’ve known for most of my life. I grew up in this area and my family is here too. The strong community

and companionship of so many make it enjoyable practicing here. SC: Upon joining a year ago, how has The Chamber impacted your firm and its relationship with NEPA? GM: It certainly helped in putting the word out that I’ve reconnected to Scranton in a professional context. The Chamber’s vast networking opportunities support that and the attendance of fellow members is outstanding I really appreciate their efforts and their recognition of my business.

HOW TO GET IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Each month, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Community Bank and the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal present the Small Business Spotlight award to a Chamber member who is making its mark in our community. To nominate a small business for this award, visit www.scrantonchamber.com or call 570-342-7711.

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