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

CAN-DO-VCC-mixer-webCAN DO and the Valley Country Club co-sponsored an industry mixer at the country club Wednesday.

Leaders from various companies throughout Greater Hazleton attended, mingling with fellow business representatives. The event was chaired by Charlie Burkhardt, CAN DO Community Relations Committee chairman.

CAN-DO-Marine-webA local Marine who recently returned from an overseas tour visited Freeland Elementary/Middle School Friday morning to speak to the students who helped collect items for a care package through CAN DO and the Freeland American Legion.

Marine 1st Lt. Jeff Broyan received a care package through “Operation: CAN DO,” a drive organized by CAN DO’s Student Action Committee and coordinated through the Freeland American Legion to provide entertainment, personal hygiene and food items to servicemen and women serving abroad. Freeland Elementary/Middle School’s Builders Club is among the groups across Greater Hazleton that collects items for the troops.

CAN DO has announced that Capriotti’s is constructing a new banquet hall at the entrance to McAdoo Industrial Park.

The new facility will be called Capriotti’s Palazzo. The 10,000-square-foot catering hall will seat up to 375 people.

ABF-Venturefest-WEBBusinessmen and women at a conference in the United Kingdom recently learned more about Greater Hazleton and its advantages as a business location from one of the newest companies to locate within the CAN DO Corporate Center.

A company in the Humboldt Industrial Park is crediting its employees’ dedication to safety in the workplace as the primary reason it recently received a prestigious national labor safety designation.Simmons-web

Simmons Manufacturing Co.’s Humboldt plant has earned the “star” worksite designation from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The star designation is the highest honor in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

small-business-financing-webCAN DO, Inc., Greater Hazleton’s economic development agency, has partnered with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry to offer small business financing programs in Luzerne County.

CAN-DO-xMAS-2010-3150(Hazleton, PA – December 2, 2010) – Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a festive kickoff to the holiday season during the 18th annual CAN DO Community Christmas on Thursday evening.

The event was held at the J.J. Ferrara Performing Arts Center in downtown Hazleton. CAN DO Community Christmas is coordinated by CAN DO’s Student Action Committee, which is made up of local high school students who plan and assist with special community projects throughout the year. Committee members Susan Funk and Yanira Paulino served as this year’s co-chairs for CAN DO Community Christmas.

cando-foundation-socha-1058(Hazleton, PA – November 17, 2010) – The CAN DO Community Foundation recently presented Bernie Socha with a resolution recognizing him for his efforts in restoring the Ferrwood Music Camp. Foundation President Gary F. Lamont and CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell made the presentation to Socha.

The CAN DO Community Foundation’s mission in achieving its primary charter focuses on project requirements of Conservation, Preservation and Reclamation with a slogan of “CPR – Breathing New Life into our Community.”

cando-christmas-teachers-1676(Hazleton, PA – November 15, 2010) – For the 18th consecutive year, the CAN DO Community Christmas will kick off the holiday season in downtown Hazleton.

The public is invited to the musical festivities, which will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the J.J. Ferrara Performing Arts Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. Admission to Community Christmas is free and the CAN DO Student Action Committee, which coordinates the event, will serve light refreshments.

CAN DO, Inc., Greater Hazleton’s economic development agency, has been approved as an area loan organization for Luzerne County by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

The designation means that CAN DO is able to secure financing for many different types of small businesses throughout Luzerne County. The funding can be used for a variety of business needs, including start-up, expansion and working capital.