Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie J. Salavantis and Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale will address the business community on Thursday, August 25th at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Breakfast program. The breakfast program is sponsored by Billig-Helmes Insurance, and will take place at Genetti’s Catering, 1345 North Church Street, Hazleton.
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. Those who would like to attend should contact the chamber office at 570-455-1509 or register online at hazletonchamber.org by Monday, August 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.
Only a few openings remain for the 49th Annual Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing which will take place on Thursday, August 18th. The shotgun start tournament is scheduled to take place at Edgewood in Drums at 11 am.
Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, coffee, beverages and donuts prior to shotgun start, beginning at 9:30 am, on-course food, snacks and refreshments, cocktail and hors d' oeuvre reception immediately following the round of golf, buffet style dinner, hole in one contest, scoring, championship, first and second flight trophies, longest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin awards, doorprizes for each golfer and more. There is also a $5000 putting contest, pot of gold contest and a 50/50 raffle which features over $2000 in prizes.
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The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce is now seeking nominations for their 15th Annual Business & Community Awards. The awards are given each year in order to recognize individuals and businesses, which help to promote and support the Greater Hazleton Area.
Nominations are being accepted for: Small Business of the Year; Large Business of the Year, Rocco Colangelo, Sr. Volunteer of the Year, Pride of Place, Healthy Workplace of the Year, Green Business of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
A business or individual may be nominated for an award or they can nominate themselves. Once the nomination is received by the Chamber, the nominee will be notified and asked to complete an official application. The applications are reviewed and scored by a volunteer committee, and all winners will be recognized at a special luncheon program, sponsored by Luzerne County Community College, to be held on Thursday, October 27th at 11:45 am Genetti’s in Hazleton.
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The Downtown Committee of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce has announced additional sponsors for the 2016 Downtown Hazleton Classic Car Cruise-In which will be held on Friday, August 5th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Recently, the Chamber highlighted the premier sponsorship that is provided by Hazleton Automobile Trade Association. According to Downtown chairman Bill Spear, “We are extremely grateful for the Hazleton Automobile Trade Association’s support and commitment to assist us in highlighting our area through this very visible, family friendly event.” Spear continues, “Typically over 200 vehicles participate in the Cruise each year and we expect just as many, if not more, for this year’s event.”
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The deadline of July 29th is approaching for the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking ninth annual Women’s Empowerment Grant. 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; returning to the workforce; and/or seeking to change their current career path and pursue something more in line with their
interests or passions. The grant is also intended to be available to those who would not necessarily have access to scholarships or grants. For this reason, graduating high school students will not be eligible to apply for the grant.
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