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CAN BE co-sponsoring May Marketing Series to help businesses navigate digital and social media marketing

CAN BE is joining other members of the Hazleton Innovation Collaborative (THInC) and the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center to sponsor the May Marketing Series designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the waters of web and social media development and management.

The May Marketing Series will be hosted by Ryan Hertel of Socialocca, a digital marketing agency based in Wilkes-Barre. The six-part series will be held online every Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m. throughout May. Each week will feature one information session and one interactive Q&A session on a different topic.

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CAN DO assists Milkhouse Creamery in completing application in just two weeks that resulted in $318,000 grant

As a Certified Economic Development Organization for Luzerne County, CAN DO has assisted companies in preparing grant applications that have resulted in local companies obtaining millions of dollars in funding for expansions and upgrades at their facilities. Although this process usually takes months to complete, CAN DO staff worked diligently to help Milkhouse Creamery LLC prepare an application in just two weeks that resulted in a $318,000 grant for the local dairy company.

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CAN DO promotes Jocelyn Sterenchock to Director of Economic Development

CAN DO, Inc., announced it has promoted Jocelyn Sterenchock to Director of Economic Development. Sterenchock has served as CAN DO’s Coordinator of Entrepreneurial Services since September of 2017. In addition to continuing to manage CAN DO’s entrepreneurial development, she will be responsible for workforce development and many of the organization’s marketing initiatives as part of the new position.

Sterenchock will continue to manage all entrepreneurial development duties and responsibilities for both CAN BE and the CAN BE Innovation Center, which includes providing leadership in the procurement and management of programmatic funding for CAN BE in addition to oversight of all leases for tenants within the facility. She will also continue to develop and manage support programs for entrepreneurs and provide leadership for the overall promotion of entrepreneurship in Greater Hazleton primarily through THInC (the Hazleton Innovation Collaborative). 

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CAN BE clients American Eagle Solutions and Ashley Evert win Chamber business awards

Two clients associated with CAN BE received awards as part of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business and Community Awards program.

Halogen Hair Company owner Ashley Evert, who was one of the first business owners that CAN BE officials worked with outside of its incubator as part of The Hazleton Innovation Collaborative (THInC) program, won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, which is sponsored by CAN BE. American Eagle Solutions, which is co-owned by Shane Acernese and Robert Bradley and located in the CAN BE Innovation Center in the Valmont Industrial Park, was one of two recipients of the Green Business of the Year award.

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