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CAN DO News

News and information about CAN DO for the community, investors, volunteers and board members.

CAN DO secures low-interest loans for Hazle Township small business

CAN-DO-HydrodynamicsWorking to help small businesses grow, the CAN DO economic development corporation recently assisted a Hazle Township plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor to secure low-interest loans for purchasing an industrial building to house its operations.

Hydrodynamics was founded in 1994 as a home-based plumbing contractor and operated in Weston, outside Hazle Township, for several years before moving into a garage in Hazleton where it was housed until its recent move into a 5,500 square-foot building in the Milnesville section of Hazle Township.

When founder David Popiak needed help securing funding for the purchase of the new building, he turned to the CAN DO finance department, which assisted him in securing a $56,250 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. CAN DO then teamed up with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA Alliance) to secure an additional $56,250 in low-interest funding through the Economic Development Administration.

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Community celebrates CAN DO Christmas

Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a festive kickoff to the holiday season during the 22nd annual CAN DO Community Christmas on Wednesday evening.

CAN DO_ChristmasCAN DO Community Christmas “Come Celebrate the Arts” featured music from several school groups performing at Christ Lutheran Church in downtown Hazleton. The theme of this year’s event was “Nutcracker Ballet.”

CAN DO Community Christmas is coordinated by CAN DO’s Student Action Committee, made up of local high school students who plan and assist with special community projects throughout the year. Committee members Samantha Hartz of Weatherly Area High School and Haylee Kirschner of MMI Preparatory School served as this year’s co-chairs for CAN DO Community Christmas.

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CAN DO secures loan for startup brewing company

A Pittston-based company has received state funding for its expansion project, assisted by CAN DO, the economic development organization serving businesses in Greater Hazleton and the surrounding region.

susquehanna brewingSusquehanna Brewing received a $140,000 Small Business First loan from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), which certified CAN DO as anindustrial development corporation (IDC). CAN DO’s role as a certified economic development corporation means that state funding can be channeled through CAN DO. The organization offers financing assistance to all businesses in Luzerne County.

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CAN DO invites public to Christmas event set for Dec. 3

CanDo-XmasCommitee-5695CAN DO invites the public to celebrate a festive beginning to the Christmas season at the 22nd annual CAN DO Community Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The event, which features music from several school groups, will be held at Christ Lutheran Church at Church and Green streets in downtown Hazleton. Admission to Community Christmas is free and cookies will be provided by the Keystone Job Corps.

“The CAN DO Community Christmas is a longstanding downtown holiday Christmas tradition and a great way for us to showcase talent from our own community. We’re sure the community will enjoy hearing the festive music these students will share,” said CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell.

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New board members learn about CAN DO

CAN DO_orientationIt was founded in 1956 by a group of community and civic volunteer leaders to promote economic development throughout Greater Hazleton, and today, CAN DO, Inc., is still led by a volunteer board of directors that guides the organization with a mission of improving the quality of life throughout the area.

Each year, new representatives join CAN DO’s board of directors to replace those whose terms have expired. And each year, CAN DO welcomes new representatives with an orientation that takes them behind the scenes and educates them about the many aspects of the organization’s efforts to attract new industries and new jobs to Greater Hazleton.

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Freeland students donate goods for Operation: CAN DO

Freeland Operation_CAN_DOStudents at Freeland Elementary/Middle School have spent the past month thinking of local military personnel stationed abroad and have been collecting items to send them for the holidays.

Members of the Freeland Builders Club, under the direction of teacher Nathan DeBalko, led the drive for Operation: CAN DO, a project of the CAN DO Student Action Committee to collect food, entertainment and hygiene items for servicemen and women.

On Friday, the students took a break from classes to pack up the items they have collected for the men and women who are serving our country overseas.

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CAN DO student committee collecting items for troop packages

As part of its ongoing series of community service events, the CAN DO Student Action Committee is organizing the sixth annual Operation: CAN DO program to collect goods and funds that will be used to create care packages for troops stationed in the Middle East. The packages will be delivered to troops who have ties to Greater Hazleton in cooperation with American Legion Home Association Post 473 in Freeland. Co-chairs for this year’s Operation: CAN DO are Matt Caccese, Weatherly Area High School; George Gera, MMI Preparatory School; and Stephen Senick, Hazleton Area High School.

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Tootsie Roll opens Hazle Twp. facility

Officials from Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, joined with CAN DO, Inc., and state and local representatives for a ribbon-cutting celebration Friday at Tootsie Roll’s new distribution center in Humboldt Industrial Park.

Company Officers Ellen and Melvin Gordon traveled to the event from Chicago, where Tootsie Roll Industries is headquartered. Ellen Gordon serves as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Melvin Gordon is Tootsie Roll’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

“We’re excited to be here to celebrate the opening of our newest distribution center,” Mrs. Gordon said. “Our company officials were very pleased with what they found in Greater Hazleton during our search for a location. It quickly became obvious that Hazle Township is the perfect location for this facility, which will serve our distribution network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.”

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CAN DO ready to help small businesses save money on electricity costs

As the expiration of electrical rate caps in PPL’s territory approaches, businesses of all sizes are looking at their electricity bills and considering ways to save energy and cut power costs.

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United States Cold Storage officially opens

United States Cold Storage (USCS), one of the nation’s premier public refrigerated warehouse companies, today officially celebrated the opening of its new facility in CAN DO’s Humboldt Industrial Park, Hazle Township.

“USCS is very pleased to be in Greater Hazleton. We believe that the location, the community’s support, and the available workforce is the perfect combination for long-term success and growth,” said Ryan Horvath, manager of the Humboldt facility.

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