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News and information about CAN DO for the community, investors, volunteers and board members.

Tootsie Roll opens Hazle Twp. facility

Officials from Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, joined with CAN DO, Inc., and state and local representatives for a ribbon-cutting celebration Friday at Tootsie Roll’s new distribution center in Humboldt Industrial Park.

Company Officers Ellen and Melvin Gordon traveled to the event from Chicago, where Tootsie Roll Industries is headquartered. Ellen Gordon serves as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Melvin Gordon is Tootsie Roll’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer.

“We’re excited to be here to celebrate the opening of our newest distribution center,” Mrs. Gordon said. “Our company officials were very pleased with what they found in Greater Hazleton during our search for a location. It quickly became obvious that Hazle Township is the perfect location for this facility, which will serve our distribution network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.”


CAN DO ready to help small businesses save money on electricity costs

As the expiration of electrical rate caps in PPL’s territory approaches, businesses of all sizes are looking at their electricity bills and considering ways to save energy and cut power costs.


United States Cold Storage officially opens

United States Cold Storage (USCS), one of the nation’s premier public refrigerated warehouse companies, today officially celebrated the opening of its new facility in CAN DO’s Humboldt Industrial Park, Hazle Township.

“USCS is very pleased to be in Greater Hazleton. We believe that the location, the community’s support, and the available workforce is the perfect combination for long-term success and growth,” said Ryan Horvath, manager of the Humboldt facility.


Students collecting items for ‘Operation: CAN DO’ care packages for local troops

Local students serving on a CAN DO committee are again spearheading a collection of items for servicemen and women serving overseas who have ties to Greater Hazleton for the upcoming holiday season.


Wastewater treatment plant upgrades complete

CAN DO’s wastewater treatment plant in Humboldt Industrial Park is one of the first plants in the region to start using biological nutrient removal technology.


Employees mark notable anniversaries

Employees Dan Sweeney and Brian Demshock have marked their anniversaries with CAN DO.


NEPA Venture Partnership to hold events in November to boost regional entrepreneurship

CAN DO, Inc., and its economic development counterparts in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton are aggressively promoting entrepreneurship throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania through the formation of the NEPA Venture Partnership.


CAN DO to begin widening work on two Humboldt Industrial Park/Route 924 intersections

Continued expansion of Humboldt Industrial Park’s northern side has caused CAN DO to substantially improve two intersections along Route 924 in Hazle Township.


CDCF presents first Yenchko awards

thumb_cando-yenchko-0619The CAN DO Community Foundation presented the first Joseph Yenchko Awards – scholarships named for the first CAN DO employee – to three area students to attend Ferrwood Music Camp.


Foundation thanks Luzerne County Commissioners

CAN-DO-Luzerne-County2On May 18, Foundation President Gary F. Lamont and CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell presented Luzerne County Commissioners Maryanne C. Petrilla, Gregory A. Skrepenak and Stephen A. Urban and Luzerne County Office of Community Development Executive Director Andrew D. Reilly with a resolution recognizing the county for its efforts in restoring the Ferrwood Music Camp.


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Cranberry Creek

Cranberry Creek

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CAN DO Foundation


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