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Our Lady Lehigh

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC Carbon County has a jewel in the Lehigh River.  From the days of the Lenni Lanape Indians to the present, the Lehigh River has provided not just economic vitality and transportation but sustenance to those that live beside her, navigate her waters and enjoy her beauty.   For…

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PPL 100 years of service and 2 historic photos

PPL- A Century of Service

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities PPL celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, marking a century of service that helped nurture the experiences, growth and progress of hundreds of communities we continue to have the privilege to power across central and eastern Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., as we were known…

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Get Your Business in Shape

By Marlyn Kissner, CCEDC Executive Director At the beginning of each year, New Year’s resolutions surface and many of us set goals that focus on self improvement as we vow to eat well and get in shape. I often explain that joining the Chamber is just like joining the gym. In order to get your…

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A Look Ahead to January with the CCEDC & How It Can Positively Affect Your Business

By Dina Tulli Davis, CCEDC Director of Marketing/Webmaster A brand new business year full of new possibilities and new opportunities is about to knock on your door; are you ready for it?! The months of December and January are always important ones: December is the month of reviewing, planning and finalizing for the next year,…

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The Three Gifts

By Marlyn Kissner, CCEDC Executive Director The holidays seem to remind us of the great people in our lives. We take special time to celebrate with family and friends, co-workers and colleagues. I love giving gifts and hand written cards with a big heartfelt “thank you”… to remind our members, sponsors, volunteers and partners of…

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Appreciation

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development You don’t have to be a business owner to show appreciation to those you work with.  Unfortunately, most people go through their workday never being told that they are doing a good job, or that their hard work is sincerely appreciated.   As Margaret Cousins once said: “Appreciation can…

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Energy Efficient Holiday Decorating Tips from PPL Electric Utilities

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Think of December holiday season and you’re likely to think of something shining brightly often, it’s something powered by electricity.  Using more electricity is a natural part of the holiday season.  Family and friends come to stay, and we cook for them. The weather gets cold,…

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What Makes a Great Company?

Lessons from the Top By Kathy Henderson, Director of Carbon County Economic Development I don’t always eat fast food, but when I do, one of my favorites is Chick-fil-A.  It’s too bad I have to travel so far to get it.   Why do we love Chick-fil-A so much?  Their food is a little more expensive…

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Happy November! As the Thanksgiving Holiday Approaches, Pay It Forward…

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director of the CCEDC, E.V.P. Northern Region, GLVCC Many of us have heard the phrases “pay it forward” as well as “random acts of kindness.”  Simply stated, when someone does a good deed for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward by doing a good deed for someone else….

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Shopping for an Electricity Provider Can Save You Money

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Christmas shopping, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are probably all on your mind in November.  But did you know there is a way to shop this month that won’t cost you a cent and can actually save you money? In Pennsylvania, residents can…

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