CAN DO, along with other members of The Hazleton Innovation Collaborative (THInC) including the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center and the Hazleton Launchbox Powered by Pasco L. Schiavo, is partnering with Luzerne County Community College to hold a Virtual Entrepreneurship Week May 3-7.

The partnership’s inaugural Entrepreneurship Week is open to the public and will include Zoom sessions with experts, panel discussions, interactive workshops and industry-specific meetups. The event will feature a variety of speakers, including many who run their own small businesses, offering their advice and mentorship on how to start a business, what resources there are to help entrepreneurs, and how they can move forward with their business plans.

CAN DO Director of Economic Development Jocelyn Sterenchock said, “Entrepreneurship continues to grow across our region. This initiative is specifically designed to build awareness of the tools and resources that are available throughout Northeast Pennsylvania to help entrepreneurs start businesses.”

Ursula Uhrin, Director of Career and Employment Services at Luzerne County Community College said Entrepreneurship Week provides great benefits to the community.

“I see the benefit as another option for students' career paths; a way to pursue their passion and enhance the workforce of NEPA,” she said.

For more information on Entrepreneurship Week or to register, visit https://www.luzerne.edu/career/events.jsp.