youngsters can have their picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus for free on
Saturday, December 5th, thanks to the Greater Hazleton Chamber of
Commerce’s Downtown Committee. It’s all
part of the “Welcome Santa” promotion, now in its eleventh year under the
direction of the Chamber.
will begin at 10:00 a.m. with performances by the students of Sherri
O’Donnell’s All That Dancin’ a chamber-member dance studio. Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive
at Citiscape, located in The Hayden Towers Markle Building shortly after the
performances, at approximately 11:00 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with
several children. Will be arriving via a fire truck from the Diamond Fire
Company and accompanied by ambulances from APTS.
The Hazleton Area business
community and chamber members and guests, are invited to take part in the 14th
Annual Greater Hazleton Business Person’s Holiday Mixer, which will take place
at Church Street Station, the City’s new intermodal facility, located at Church
and Mines Streets, Downtown Hazleton on Thursday, December 3rd.
The mixer, coordinated by the
Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Hazleton,
will provide a unique opportunity to share holiday spirit with friends,
neighbors and colleagues from the local business community and a great way to
highlight the recently opened Church Street Station.
, officially opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 16th.
The project cost $12.2 million dollars and is the first phase of the
project. The facility will house Hazleton Public Transit, Hazleton
Parking Authority, Susquehanna Trailways and its affiliated companies; Bieber
Trailways and Greyhound. Taking part in the dedication ceremonies were: Carlo
Romaldini, Highland Associates, Dominic Yannuzzi, Alfred Benesch and Co., Donna
Palermo, President, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, Atty. George Hludzik,
Chairman, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, Toby Fauver, deputy secretary
for local and area transportation, PA Department of Transportation, Mayor Louis
Barletta, Renee Craig, acting director of Hazleton Public Transit, Sen. Raphael
Musto, Luzerne County Commissioner Steve Urban, Councilwoman Evelyn Graham,
acting Hazleton City Administrator Mary Ellen Lieb, Councilmen Jack Mundie Jr.
and Joe Yannuzzi, Paul Maher, representing Congressman Paul Kanjorski, and
Andrew M. Wallace, representing Sen. Arlen Specter.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas- but a new and different Christmas for the City of Hazleton!
Businesses, residents and visitors to the City of Hazleton this holiday season will enjoy the new holiday lights made possible through funds received from State Representative Todd Eachus, PPL Corporation, and over 20 local businesses. Eachus and PPL’s Martha Herron, as well Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce President Donna Palermo and Downtown Committee Chairman Bill Spear, joined the Mayor recently at the City’s Highway garage to unveil the new lights. The Chamber’s Downtown Committee coordinated the project by soliciting contributions and collecting the donations from downtown merchants and other businesses that were willing to assist the City with the project. In-kind donations from the Chamber included staff time, mailing and copy costs.
Local students serving on a Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce committee are once again spearheading a collection of items for those servicemen and women who have served their country and are now either living at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Wilkes-Barre or are receiving much needed care for injuries or illnesses obtained from serving in the military services.
“The Student Action Committee of the Chamber was formed 2 years ago and the students wanted to work quickly to begin a project, stated Elizabeth Bernstein, who is the chairperson for the Student Action Committee. “After much discussion, the students felt that much was being provided for those servicemen and women who are currently serving their country abroad, but they felt that something should be done to assist those who have already served their country and may be in need of some assistance here in their home country. Thus, the “Thank You Veterans” project was initiated in November of 2008 and the students wanted to continue this project in 2009.”
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