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Since its inception, the Chamber has been involved in virtually every significant community development activity in Greater Hazleton. Issues are addressed by three committees:
Community Development (Activities include development of Nescopeck State Park, coordination of the annual Great Pennsylvania Cleanup litter clean-up campaign and participation in Partners in Education, a local business/education partnership.)
Transportation (Member of Transportation Advisory Board. Involved in long-range planning for the area’s transportation needs. Provides testimony at state transportation hearings.)
Government Affairs (Monitors local, state and federal legislative issues of concern to the business community. Maintains close working relationship with the lobbying arms of both the State and U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Program of Work
Every two years, members are asked to state their community priorities. This input is developed into the Chamber’s Program of Work.
The Chamber embarks on special projects or creates committees based on the needs and concerns of its members. Current committees Include: Funfest, Services, Marketing, Transportation, Diversity, Membership Development, Ambassadors, Awards, Human Resources, Women's Networking, Community Awareness, Cranberry Creek Gateway Park and Downtown.
Over the years, the Chamber has created organizations to address specific community needs and continues to work along with those entities. They include CAN DO, Mountain Council of Governments (COG), Leadership Hazleton, Junior Leadership Hazleton, Silver Leadership Hazleton, Partners in Education, the Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership and Eckley Miners Village Association.
Members become indirectly involved in the Chamber’s growing network of business organizations, including the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, Penn’s Northeast, Great Valley Technology Alliance, OSHA Alliance, NEPA Alliance, Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau, PA Council of Governments and International and Mid-Atlantic Festivals and Events Associations.