News and information about CAN DO for the community, investors, volunteers and board members.
The CAN BE incubator program helps establish new business and industry for the area, giving local entrepreneurs the keys to turn their ideas into ventures that will become successful firms able to function on their own.
During a press conference at the CAN DO Corporate Center, just off Interstate 80 in Drums, U.S. Congressman Paul Kanjorski and United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Pennsylvania State Director Tom Williams announced that CAN DO would receive a $649,800 loan and a $99,000 grant to help fund the improvements of the water supply systems in the industrial park and corporate center.
During the meeting, foundation President Gary F. Lamont recognized the members of the board, volunteers, the community and CAN DO for their contribution of time, talent and resources to the foundation during the past year.
CAN DO has partnered with SSPTV to produce the CAN DO Corner, a two-minute segment that appears monthly as part of the News 13 broadcast and CAN DO's YouTube channel.
Those watching the CAN DO Corner will learn more about the organization itself as well as current CAN DO projects and economic development news. Each segment features two speakers from CAN DO, typically a staff member and a board member, who are particularly familiar with the subject matter.
CAN DO will present awards to industries in its parks and corporate center during its third annual Curb Appeal Awards industry mixer. The mixer will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. September 22, 2010, at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Humboldt Station.
Before the dinner, the organization’s board of directors met to discuss the highlights of the last fiscal year and to elect officers and at-large board members.
CAN DO has launched a redesigned website at www.hazletoncando.com.
The site includes information for the Hazleton community as well as real estate professionals considering Greater Hazleton as a location for their business. It features property search capabilities, park maps and community and demographic information. Visitors can also learn more about the various industry clusters in CAN DO parks and Greater Hazleton, including the food service industry, plastics industry, distribution and logistics cluster and back office/business continuity cluster.
June was a busy month for Humboldt Station, as both Burger King and Sonic opened their doors on consecutive days. Burger King began serving the public on June 8, and Sonic followed on June 9.
“Burger King and Sonic will provide new dining options for the 7,000 employees in Humboldt Industrial Park and the thousands of people who travel the busy Interstate 81 corridor each day,” CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell said.