Onvo Nominates NEPA Schools for Educational Grant, $12,000 Donated!

January 19, 2021

We’re excited to announce that each of the 24 schools we nominated for the 2020 ExxonMobil® Educational Alliance Grant have been awarded $500!

Every year, Onvo nominates schools throughout the region for the ExxonMobil® Educational Alliance Grant. The goal of the Educational Alliance grant is to provide schools with funds to put towards supporting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in the classroom. We’re firm believers in investing in the communities we serve, and we’re happy to do so by helping our local schools purchase the tools needed to provide a more advanced STEM education in the classroom.

Jonestown Elementary faculty with their Educational Alliance grant check!

The schools who are awarded this grant put this money towards tools, technology, or hands on learning experiences that help students get a better grasp on complex mathematical and scientific topics. This year, MMI Preparatory School has used their grant money to purchase Circuit Scribe circuit drawing pens and refills to provide an innovative and immersive experience when teaching students about electricity and the inner workings of electronics. In the past, schools have used the grant money to fund field trips, purchase state of the art calculators, and hire guest lecturers.

Pine Grove Area High School Science Department with their ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Poster

As dedicated members of the community, it’s our responsibility to ensure the youth of Northeast Pennsylvania have access to all of the tools they need to get the education they deserve. We do our best to nominate schools from each of the communities we serve. This year, our list consisted of schools from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area, Susquehanna county, and throughout the Poconos. The list of schools who’ve received the ExxonMobil® Educational Alliance Grant is as follows:

Blue Ridge High School

Cedar Crest High School

Holy Cross High School

Jefferson Elementary School

Jonestown Elementary School

Juniata Senior High School

Martin L. Mattei Middle School

MMI Prep

Mt. View High School

North Pocono High School

Our Lady of Peace

Penn Kidder Elementary School

Pine Grove Area High School

Riverside Elementary West

South Abington Elementary School

Stroudsburg High School

Susquehanna Community Jr/Sr High School

Susquenita High School

Tobyhanna Elementary

Wallenpaupack Area Elementary School

Weatherly High School

Western Wayne High School

Wyoming Valley Montessori

Zephyr Elementary School

Introducing Onvo: Scranton’s Liberty Travel Plazas is rebranding!

August 17, 2020

Scranton, PA: Today’s a big day for us. One for the books. We’re incredibly excited to announce that as of today, Liberty Travel Plazas will officially begin the transition to a new name: Onvo.

So, does that mean that we’re getting new owners? Absolutely not! We’re still the same team with the same goal: to provide our guests with exceptional service that is always quick, always kind, and always convenient. All that’s changed is that we have a new name and look that matches our personality!

Onvo Full Logo
Introducing Onvo: NEPA’s premier hospitality company

Now, we know you’re probably asking “what’s an Onvo?” Great question!

Onvo is the premier network of hospitality businesses that serve motorists, delivering the most comfortable, clean, and convenient locations to recharge, refuel, and refresh. You can learn more about Onvo on our About Us page.

Wondering why we decided to make this change? Well…

A few years ago we had a summit with all of our general managers, and it came to light that as a company we were having a bit of an identity crisis. A few members of our team had expressed the idea that maybe our name didn’t match the type of experience we provide to our guests. We really took this to heart. After spending some time with this feedback, we definitely agreed. As a company who prides itself on creating a vibrant experience for our guests, we felt like the name “Liberty” just didn’t live up to our fun and friendly personality. So we decided to change it!

But, why did we pick the name Onvo?

The answer to that is pretty simple: we felt the word Onvo has a nice ring to it! Don’t you agree? Onvo represents our dedication to providing a friendly, memorable experience for our guests, every time they step into our stores. We believe the name Onvo perfectly embodies the friendliness and uniqueness of our team and our services.

So, what does this change mean for the guests?

Our guests can expect the same dedication to quality and service from our team that they’ve grown accustomed to over the years. The biggest and most exciting change is that we’ll be remodeling our stores to match the standards of our amazing new brand. Think bright colors, fun graphics, and plenty of our friendly new mascot, Onvo.

Onvo Bird
Meet Onvo, our friendly new mascot!

This has been a long, exciting process for our team and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share this news with our guests and our team members. The process of changing all of our stores will take a little time, but over the next few months, you’ll start seeing more of Onvo around. In the meantime, check out this short video we recorded to learn more about the brand.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers and our amazing team members. Without your continued support, Onvo wouldn’t be the special place that it is today.

Onvo and upwards!