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CAN DO honors Curb Appeal Award winners at ninth annual mixer

CAN DO presented its ninth annual Curb Appeal Awards to its industrial park and corporate center tenants who have beautified and maintained the visual appeal of their properties.

The awards were presented to companies in the Humboldt, McAdoo and Valmont industrial parks, Humboldt Station and the CAN DO Corporate Center during an industry mixer held Thursday at Residence Inn by Marriott in Humboldt Station. The mixer was co-sponsored by Residence Inn by Marriott and Coordinated Health.

The Curb Appeal Award plaques were presented in the Companies with 1-to-75-employees, Companies with more-than-75-employees, Commercial Service and Commercial – Hotels, Restaurants, Retail categories.

American Eagle Outfitters was named the overall winner, receiving the top award in the program.

Recipients in the 1-to-75-employee category are: Meadow Burke, Humboldt Industrial Park; Tosca, Humboldt Industrial Park West; Greif Inc., Valmont Industrial Park; BestCigarPrices.com, CAN DO Corporate Center; and PSI Container, McAdoo Industrial Park.

Recipients in the more-than-75-employee category are: American Eagle Outfitters, Humboldt Industrial Park; Office Depot Office Max, Humboldt Industrial Park West; Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Humboldt Industrial Park North; EAM Mosca, Valmont Industrial Park; and Web.com, CAN DO Corporate Center.

The Commercial Service Award recipient is the Service Electric Cablevision Inc. in Humboldt Industrial Park, and the winner in the Commercial – Hotels, Restaurants, Retail category is Capriotti’s Catering in McAdoo.

“Northeastern Pennsylvania is known for its beauty and the Curb Appeal Awards program gives us an opportunity every year to recognize those companies that made an effort to bring some of that beauty inside CAN DO’s parks and corporate center,” CAN DO President & CEO Kevin O’Donnell said.

O’Donnell thanked Curb Appeal Awards Committee co-chairs Lonnie Polli and Gary Danish, saying, “Lonnie and Gary work hard to make this program a success each year. I appreciate their dedication to helping this wonderful event continue.”

Polli said, “Many of our companies pride themselves on being active members of the local community and the energy, effort and expense they put forth in maintaining vibrant properties is a direct extension of that commitment to the Hazleton area.”

Committee members encouraged companies in CAN DO’s industrial parks to begin reviewing their facility’s curb appeal in advance of next year’s awards.

Thanks were extended to the other members of the Curb Appeal Mixer Planning Committee: Charlie Burkhardt and Elaine Judd, members of the CAN DO Community Relations Committee and to Nancy Stasko who has planned and coordinated the event the past nine years.

Award sponsors were: Arc Electric, Eddie’s Lawn Care, Gottstein Contracting, Manufacturers and Employers Association, Nause Landscaping, Trefoil TTA, T. Verrastro Beverage Co. and Larry Walko Landscaping.

“We want to thank all our sponsors. We appreciate their commitment to the Curb Appeal Awards program and to business relations in Greater Hazleton,” O’Donnell said.

Curb Appeal Overall Winner

Brian Poveromo and Christine Miller, center, of American Eagle Outfitters accept the award as the overall winner of the ninth annual CAN DO Curb Appeal Awards from CAN DO Community Relations Chair Elaine Judd and CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell. A press release issued by CAN DO and published in Saturday’s edition of the Standard-Speaker incorrectly listed another company as the overall winner.


CAN DO presented its ninth annual Curb Appeal Awards to its industrial park and corporate center tenants. Pictured are, first row, from left: Nancy Stasko, CAN DO Director of Administration; Lonnie Polli, Curb Appeal Awards co-chair; Candace Pop, Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate; Debbie Fletcher, Service Electric Cablevision; Jean Zande, Capriotti’s Catering; Randy Jacob, PSI Container; Brian Poveromo, Humboldt Park Association President and American Eagle Outfitters; Christine Miller, American Eagle Outfitters; and Rhonda Saive, Web.com. Second row: Mike Shaw, EAM Mosca; Gabriel Velasquez, Greif Inc.; Peter Shultis, BestCigarPrices.com; Kevin O’Donnell, CAN DO President; Dr. John Madden, CAN DO Board of Directors Chairman; Hank Elwell, Meadow Burke; John Beam, Office Depot Office Max; Bill Walsh, Tosca; and Gary Danish, Curb Appeal Awards co-chair.

Curb Appeal sponsors

CAN DO recognized the awards sponsors for the ninth annual Curb Appeal Awards mixer. Pictured are, first row, from left: Matthew Nause, Nause Landscaping; Nancy Stasko, CAN DO Director of Administration; Carla Thaller, Residence Inn by Marriott; Chris Robbins, NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association; Elaine Judd, Arc Electric and CAN DO Community Relations chair; Gina Whalen, NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association; and Lonnie Polli, Curb Appeal Awards co-chair. Second row: Kevin O’Donnell, CAN DO President; George Nause, Nause Landscaping; Pat Verrastro, T Verrastro Beverage Co.; Eddie Fellin Jr, Eddie’s Lawn Care; Eddie Fellin Sr., Eddie’s Lawn Care; Larry Walko, Larry Walko Landscaping; Dr. John Madden, CAN DO Board of Directors chairman; and Gary Danish, Curb Appeal Awards co-chair. Gottstein Contracting and Trefoil TTA also sponsored the awards.

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