|Chamber Members Participate in Annual Day of Cultural Sharing|
The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, through their partnership with Penn State Hazleton joined business volunteers on Wednesday, October 7th with fifth grade classrooms for an hour of diversity activities and conversation in an effort to raise diversity awareness. The Annual Day of Cultural Sharing program was designed to engage the business community with the education community to make diversity a priority. This program sends a clear message that we, as a community, value and celebrate diversity.
Two pre-event training sessions were held prior to the event held at the Chamber offices. Dwayne Hilton, Director of Student Enrollment Services at Penn State Hazleton conducted the training along with Linda Mantush, Marketing Assistant for the Chamber, who also coordinated the business volunteers and worked extensively with the Hazleton Area School District and their teachers. Businesses and volunteers who participated include:
Ian Conahan, Central Air Freight; Linda Pugliese, Earley-Polli Agency; Amilcar Arroyo, El Mensajero; Maureen Gregory and Rodney Murphy, Faith Assembly of God; Roseann (Ro) Gabos, First National Bank, Elizabeth Perrong, Greater Hazleton Health Alliance; Debi Dodson, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA; Linda Mantush, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce; Laura Jones, Hazleton Health and Wellness Center; Nancy Menjivar, KNBT-Bilingual; Sherry Castrine, Lackawanna College; Nikki Krize, Local News 13; Martie Telepo, Manpower; Tess Verheyen, McCann School of Business & Technology; Ann Marie Paulshock and Bill Ferguson, Network Solutions; Charles Trettel, Fred King, Jennifer Shoemaker and Joanne Zahran, OfficeMax; Juan Mendez, PA CareerLink; Susan Sauers, Pennant Foods; Cathy Kurtz, Providence Place; Lee Pilger, Susquehanna Bank; Melissa Miller, YMCA YWCA of Hazleton, and Cathy Colangelo, Your Life Is Now.
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