CAN DO Director of Economic Development, Jocelyn Sterenchock, to speak at the International Business Innovation Association e.Builders conference in October

Jocelyn Sterenchock headshotJocelyn Sterenchock, CAN DO’s Director of Economic Development, will speak at the 2023 Ecosystem Builders (e.Builders) Forum hosted by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA). The event will be held from October 2-3 at TechVentures in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Sterenchock will be part of a panel discussing how entrepreneur support organizations, or ESOs, can deploy successful strategies for creating ecosystems in areas with low population density – where access to necessary resources can be difficult and attracting talent is a challenge. In addition, Sterenchock plans to share her experiences regarding how CAN DO, the CAN BE Innovation Center, and other members of THInC (The Hazleton Innovation Collaborative) have worked to help budding entrepreneurs grow throughout the Greater Hazleton Area.

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Dominique Pane, Hazleton Kitchen Incubator’s newest client, helps share the art of food, awarded Food Entrepreneurship Assistant Microgrant

Dominique PaneFrom a young age, Hazleton native, Dominique Pane, knew she wanted to start her own business. Her dream? To share the art of food. From growing up making homemade cavatelli with her father to earning three degrees in hospitality, pastry management, and culinary arts, saying that food is her passion is an understatement.

While Pane originally tried to launch her business in 2020, COVID and other factors prevented her from doing so. Fortunately, through mutual connections, Pane learned about the Hazleton Kitchen Incubator, a commercially-licensed culinary facility within the Hayden Family Center for the Arts in Downtown Hazleton.

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Keystone Ballet Academy hosted a master ballet class with renowned Russian teacher, Valery Lantratov

Web KBA Master Ballet Class Older Group PhotoKeystone Ballet Academy recently held a master class led by renowned Russian teacher, Valery Lantratov, at its studio within the CAN BE Innovation Center.

During his career, Valery Lantratov danced in the companies of Vladimir Vasiliev, Maya Plitsetskaya, and Ekaterina Maximova. Lantratov was a principal dancer with the Moscowsky and Kremlin ballets and a guest artist with the Bolshoi. Famous ballet star, Rudolf Nureyev, personally selected him to be one of six lead dancers in his 1991 farewell tour. Lantratov also holds a teaching certificate from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and was awarded the title of People's Artist of Russia, Russia's highest artistic honor.

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Hazleton Kitchen Incubator Client, Little Treats & Cakes by Janna, to host a dessert showcase at Downtown Hazleton’s HUB Welcome Center

Little Treats by Janna webLittle Treats & Cakes by Janna, a rising local business owned by Janna Cordero and a valued client of the Hazleton Kitchen Incubator, will be featured at an upcoming dessert showcase called ‘Classic Dessert Shots’. The showcase will occur at The HUB Welcome Center located at 13 W Broad Street in Downtown Hazleton on Saturday, August 12, starting at 2:00 PM EST.

Targeted to both professional bakers and the general community, this showcase will feature Cordero teaching attendees the art of creating delicious, beautiful, and affordable dessert shooters, followed by a dessert sampling. Participants can actively take part in some of the preparation, fostering a welcoming and engaging atmosphere. Additionally, Cordero will share tips on how to beautifully present and decorate these desserts and will provide each attendee with her cherished recipes and a list of trusted vendors.

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