CAN DO completes major upgrade project to the CAN BE Innovation Center

CAN DO recently utilized a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to complete facility upgrades at its CAN BE Innovation Center in the Valmont Industrial Park. The project marked the first time major aesthetic modifications have been made to the 14,000 square-foot facility since opening in 2005.

As part of the funds invested, CAN DO used an $83,750 grant, received from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Development grant program, to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for the project. The furniture was purchased from Muzo, a company CAN DO had recruited from the UK, who recently announced an expansion to relocate their global headquarters and manufacturing operations to 360 Kiwanis Blvd in Valmont Industrial Park.

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CAN BE partnering to present Intro to Intellectual Property webinar

intro IP Webinar webCAN BE, in collaboration with The Hazleton Innovation Collaborative (THInC) and other partners, will present an Introduction to Intellectual Property webinar on Thursday, February 4, at 1 p.m.

Frank Vito, founder of Vito Law, and Stephen Seach Jr., patent practitioner, will present a webinar discussing the four major types of intellectual property, with a special appearance from the Penn State University Intellectual Property Clinic.

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CAN BE partnering to host Google Tools web series beginning Feb. 16

Google Tools Web Series v2CAN BE, along with The Hazleton Innovation Collaborative (THInC) and other partners, will present a Google Tools web series every Tuesday from February 16 through March 16 at 1 p.m.

Tony Bartocci, of Posture Interactive, will present Maintaining Your Digital Footprint on February 16.

CAN DO Director of Economic Development Jocelyn Sterenchock will discuss Google Drive, Sheets, Docs, Slides and Forms on February 23.

Vito Covino, of 7 Mountains Creative, will talk about Google Ads on March 2.

Mike Jesky, of Dekka Studios, will discuss Google Analytics on March 9.

Ryan Hertel, of Socialocca, will wrap up the series with a presentation on Posting and Updating Your Google Listing on March 16.

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COVID-19 Recovery & Resiliency Task Force partners help small businesses grow online presence to support their operations

CAN DO and CAN BE, along with the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce and other members of the Greater Hazleton COVID-19 Recovery & Resiliency Task Force, are helping small businesses across Greater Hazleton receive free assistance to either establish or increase their online presence as they respond to challenges faced in light of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

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