CAN DO, Inc. honored Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania as its Partner of the Year during CAN DO’s 60th annual dinner June 7.
CAN DO President and CEO Kevin O’Donnell presented the award to Ken Okrepkie, Northeast PA Regional Director for Ben Franklin Technology Partners, in appreciation of Ben Franklin’s long relationship with CAN DO and its continued support of the organization’s economic development efforts.
A United States Air Force serviceman who received an “Operation: CAN DO” care package presented the CAN DO Student Action Committee with a flag that was flown in an aircraft during a mission over Southeast Asia.
Michael DellaVella, whose wife, Diane, is a Kelayres native, attended the CAN DO Board of Directors meeting earlier this month to present the Student Action Committee with the flag. He made the presentation to 2016 “Operation: CAN DO” co-chairs Jenna O’Donnell and Anthony Kimsal, Student Action Committee advisers Nancy Stasko and Charles Burkhardt, CAN DO President and CEO Kevin O’Donnell and CAN DO Board of Directors Chairman Dr. John Madden.
Representatives from Keystone Job Corps and Jim Kelshaw, CAN DO Director of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, spoke to attendees of the recent Humboldt Park Association meeting about the programs and services available to businesses and industries in Greater Hazleton.
Located directly along the I-81 corridor in Northeast Pennsylvania and just minutes from I-80, Greater Hazleton offers an ideal location, just two hours to New York City and Philadelphia and within a day's drive of half the nation's population.