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CAN DO 2023 Curb Appeal webCAN DO celebrated its 16th annual Curb Appeal Awards on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Hazleton. This annual industry night honors tenants across CAN DO's four business and industrial parks for their dedication to beautifying their properties through meticulous landscaping and grounds maintenance.

Curb Appeal judges, Sherri Homanko, Pharm.D. and James Dino, made rounds in July to evaluate facilities on first impressions, landscaping & appeal, safety & cleanliness, and creativity.

This year, CAN DO Corporate Center tenant, Best Cigar Pub & Prices, was given the ‘Overall Winner’ award. For the curb appeal judges, the cigar lounge, bar, and restaurant stood out for its clean parking lot, beautiful facade, and attention to detail. In addition, Best Cigar Pub & Prices also received recognition on ‘The Lawn’ – a newly opened outdoor dining and event space that gives guests access to fire pits, lawn games, grilled food, and live music. ‘The Lawn’ and all of Best Cigar Pub & Prices’ landscaping was done by Steve’s Lawn Care & Landscaping. The cigar lounge’s Chief Administrative Officer, Katy Prussock, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

EAM Mosca received this year’s ‘Honorable Mention’ award for their dedication to creating and maintaining beautiful grounds within the Valmont Industrial Park despite undergoing construction on the facility’s expansion. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, John D’Ottavio, accepted the award on behalf of EAM Mosca, with credit to Michael’s Lawn Care for maintaining the beautiful space.

CurbAppeal2023 Winner BestCigarPub 3In addition to the ‘Overall’ and ‘Honorable Mention’ winners, awards were presented to tenants throughout CAN DO’s business and industrial parks. Three winners were announced for Humboldt Industrial Park – for companies with under 100 employees, 100-200 employees, and 200+ employees. Two winners were also selected from Valmont Industrial Park – for companies with under 150 employees and over 150 employees. Lastly, one award recipient was also named from McAdoo Industrial Park, the CAN DO Corporate Center, and Humboldt Station, respectively.

This year’s winners include Steelcase Inc. (Humboldt Industrial Park, Under 100 employees – landscaping by Meadowbrook Landscaping Management); Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate (Humboldt Industrial Park, 100-200 employees – landscaping by J&S Landscaping); American Eagle Outfitters (Humboldt Industrial Park, 200+ employees – landscaping by Vito’s Lawn Care & Landscaping); Burger King (Humboldt Station – landscaping by Walko’s Landscape & Nursery); Capriotti’s Catering (McAdoo Industrial Park – landscaping by Capriotti’s maintenance staff); Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences (CAN DO Corporate Center – landscaping by the Hazleton Area School District’s maintenance staff – Dean Matricino, Jean Hagenbaugh, Francisco Fabian, and Kenia Fabian); Muzo (Valmont Industrial Park, Under 100 employees – landscaping by Walko Landscaping and Muzo’s Operations Manager Jordan Darosh); and Pactiv Evergreen (Valmont Industrial Park, 100+ employees – landscaping by Eddie’s Lawn and Landscaping).

CurbAppeal2023 Group Landscaper 9The annual Curb Appeal Awards is a popular event among the community, and for event Co-Chair and Head Judge, Sherri Homanko, it’s something she looks forward to every year. "The Curb Appeal Awards allow industries to highlight their properties and business leaders to network at the annual mixer,” she said. “It is one of my favorite events, and I can't wait to see the creativity and hard work recognized this year.”

In addition to the celebration of their park tenant’s beautification efforts, CAN DO also announced the launch of the new ‘CAN DO Park Association’ during this year’s event. The newly revamped park association will give industrial park tenants throughout Greater Hazleton a platform to interact with each other, voice topics of interest, and stay connected to CAN DO’s services, partnerships, and offerings throughout the year.

In alignment with previous years, CAN DO recognizes and appreciates the dedication, creativity, and relentless hard work that industries put into maintaining their curb appeal, adding beauty and charm to the industrial parks. Through the Curb Appeal Awards, CAN DO encourages its park tenants to continue to invest in the aesthetic beauty of their properties, contributing to the overall enhancement of the region.

Special thanks to the event sponsors Residence Inn by Marriott Hazleton, Lehigh Valley Health Network – Station Circle (formerly known as Coordinated Health), and T.Verrastro Beer Distributors, along with award and door prize sponsors Eddie’s Lawn & Landscaping, Nause Landscaping, Steve’s Lawn Care and Landscaping, Walko Landscape and Nursery, J&S Landscaping, Vito’s Lawn Care & Landscaping, Meadowbrook Landscape Management, Michael’s Lawn Care, Atwork Personnel, The Pines Eatery & Spirits, Best Cigar Pub, Sand Springs Country Club, and Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association.

If you are an industry located in one of CAN DO’s business and industrial parks and would like more information on Curb Appeal, please contact Miguel Polanco, Marketing Communications Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 570-455-1508.