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Thinking “Out of the Box About Your Business” During COVID-19 Social Distancing

By Dina Tulli Davis, CCEDC Director of Marketing & Communications Every once in awhile, life throws you a curve ball. This time, that curve ball is not only affecting individuals and their businesses but also the “world collective.” Uncertainty and fear can breed a lot of discomfort, especially when we are forced to venture outside…

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COVID-19 and Its Effects on Business

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC There is no doubt that COVID-19 has irrevocably changed the way businesses will compete over the next decade.  How will you survive as a business much less compete in the coming months?  Let’s put this in perspective.  Events like COVID-19 are called “Black Swan Events” and are…

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Your old, energy guzzling fridge is costing you money

By Carol Obando-Derstine, Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Do you have an old refrigerator taking up space in your kitchen or garage? It’s not just an eyesore, it’s also a money pit. According to ENERGY STAR®, there are about 190 million refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers in use in the United States today, and more than…

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Build a Climate of Trust

By Marlyn Kissner, Executive Director, CCEDC It’s enjoyable and relaxing for many of us to meet up and hang out with friends after work or on the weekends. We find comfort in sharing stories, laughing and joking or discussing serious and sensitive matters among friends and family. There is a climate of trust that we…

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What Will You Be Doing on February 29th? Make a Difference by Participating in #LeapOfKindnessDay.

By Dina Tulli Davis, CCEDC Director of Marketing & Communications On Saturday, February 29, 2020, we all get one additional day to make a difference with this year being Leap Year. What will you be doing with this extra day? We invite you to join the CCEDC and take part in #LeapOfKindnessDay and do something kind for…

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Looking to Grow & Expand Your Business & Need Financial Assistance? The CCEDC Can Help!

By Kathy Henderson, CCEDC Director of Economic Development When Starting a Business Starting a new business certainly has its challenges.  You come up with an idea you do the research even find a great location.  Now how are you going to bankroll it? Remember that usually the first dollars into your business are yours.  Perhaps you…

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How We Stay Safe Around Electricity

By Carol Obando-Derstine | Regional Affairs Director, PPL Electric Utilities Nothing is more important to us than educating the public about being safe around electricity. And we recognize how important it is to teach those lessons to young people. It’s why we created “How We Stay Safe Around Electricity,” a unique book that teaches youngsters…

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A perspective on health and wellness: Making changes in diet and exercise

By Ilyse Garber L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. , Acupuncturist, Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio There is a lot of information out there about achieving optimum health with articles, blogs, videos, etc., specifying the in’s and out’s of getting into better shape and eating right.  It seems like everyone has an opinion about how you should…

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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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