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Chamber Women’s Networking Committee Awards Woman’s Empowerment Grants

The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking committee has recently awarded their seventh annual Women’s Empowerment Grants. This grant was established to encourage women to pursue training or education that will help them start or advance a career. The target of the grant is women who are currently working and want to advance in their career through education or training; are returning to the workforce; or are seeking to change their current career path.

“This year we received multiple applications” explains Leann Fallabel, Chamber VP of Marketing and Woman’s Networking Committee Coordinator. “After carefully reviewing and scoring each, the volunteer committee narrowed it down to our six recipients for 2014.”.

The Women’s Networking Committee raises money for this grant throughout the year at their events including, evening networking mixers, an annual Ladies Night Out event, a holiday decorating contest and social and luncheon programs. Since the inception of this grant, the Chamber has been able to award 16 women, $14,500 in grants.

Chamber Announces 7th Annual Tastes of Greater Hazleton Event Slated for October 19th

The Community Awareness Committee of the Greater Hazleton of Commerce announces the 7th Annual7th Annual Tastes of Greater Hazleton Tastes of Greater Hazleton. The event will feature a sampling of signature dishes and products from twenty-three restaurants and businesses from throughout Greater Hazleton.

It is open to the public and will take place on Sunday, October 19th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, located at 50 Moisey Drive. According to Donna Barna, committee and event chair, “This has been a sell out event since its inception, so we really encourage folks to purchase their tickets in advance, since typically we do not have many to sell at the door.”


Participating restaurants and businesses include: Boscovs Family Restaurant, Brass Buckle Restaurant, Carmen's Bakery & Deli, Carmen's Country Inn & Gardens, Chef Buzz's Hole in the Wall, Coffee Service, Damon's Sports Bar & Grille, DiPisa Italian Restaurant, Edgewood in the Pines, Genetti Catering, Giant Foods, La Mexicana Restaurant, Leonard's Fine Dining, Martin's Restaurant, McDonald's, Ovalon Restaurant, Sam's Club, Sand Springs Country Club, T. Verrastro Beer Distributor Inc, The Pines Eatery & Spirits, Theodora's Restaurant, Top of the 80's Restaurant and Victoria's Candies Inc.

Chamber Woman’s Luncheon Program Features Communication Skills Topic

The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking Committee is holding their fifth in a series September Women's Networking Luncheonof woman’s networking luncheon programs for 2014, Tuesday, September 30th from 12 noon to 1 pm at Plaza Diner located insider Terrace Plaza, 601 S. Poplar Street in Hazleton. The event is being sponsored by MMI Preparatory School and it is open for any woman to attend.

The program will begin promptly at 12 noon and will include a buffet style lunch. The guest speaker is Wally Iffert from Integral Investment Group who will present Communication Skills to Create Lasting Relationships. This inter-active discussion will provide information on how you can enhance your communication skills for better relationships in both business and in life. It will help to better understand the who, what where, when and why of others, by learning how to listen more effectively. You will gain advice on how to improve your human relation skills, which will in turn strengthen interpersonal relationships across the board.

Greater Hazleton and Carbon County Chamber to Co-Host a Mixer for Their Members

The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce invites all chamber member businesses, their employees, co-cancer treatment center promoworkers and guests to attend a Joint Chamber networking mixer in cooperation with the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce. Members from both chambers will take part in the event being held on Tuesday, September 30th from 5 to 7 pm at The Cancer Treatment Center located at 1701 E. Broad Street on Route 93 in Hazleton.

The mixer is free of charge and all attendees will enjoy an array of complimentary hors d' oeuvres, desserts and cocktails, have the opportunity to tour the entire facility and learn about the services offered by the treatment center, as well as meet their doctors and staff.

In addition, a special ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5 pm, which will celebrate the brand new office space located inside the center for the Greater Hazleton American Cancer Society.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to make reservations on the Chamber’s calendar of events at, call the office at 455-1509 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

State Senator Yudichak to Speak at Chamber Breakfast Program

State Senator John Yudichak will address the business community on Thursday, September 25th at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast program. The breakfast program is sponsored by PPL Corporation and will take place at Keystone Job Corps Center, 235 West Foothills Drive, Drums.

The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. and conclude at 9:00 a.m. A full breakfast will be served at the upcoming breakfast program for a $20 fee for chamber members and a $25 fee for non-chamber members. Chamber members and guests who would like to attend should contact the Chamber office at 570-455-1509 or register online at by Monday, September 22nd.

The Red Carpet programs are conducted monthly by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce as a way of providing information to the local business community and offering new and expanded business networking opportunities.

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