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October Is Energy Awareness Month- Six Great Ways to Manage Your Energy Use & Save Money

By Guest Blogger, Carol Obando-Derstine, PPLCLICK HERE to Learn More About PPL If we could harness the energy of little kids excited to trick-or-treat – or the energy of kids after a few pieces of Halloween candy – we could probably light the entire state of Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately, that seemingly boundless source of free seasonal energy…

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Mindful Moments

Courtesy of Guest Blogger, Shelley Jaye Hunt, Jim Thorpe Massage & Wellness Studio mind·ful·ness [ˈmīn(d)f(ə)lnəs] NOUN the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. “Mindfulness…

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What’s Your Secret to Staying Cool This Summer?

CCEDC Guest Blogger, Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Corporation It might be a cold washcloth, or an ice cube against the wrist, or a tall glass of iced tea to drink in front of a floor fan.  Whatever it is, I hope you’re putting it to good use. Another hot summer is here, and it’s important for everyone…

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Support Your Local Farmer

By Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC When you think of small businesses, you may think of many different types.  The local bakery, a restaurant or that cute shop that sells handmade soaps and lotions or even a nail salon or accountant.   Here in Carbon County, we have lots of those businesses.  Some of…

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Peregrine Falcons Return to PPL’s Tower Building After 10 Years

CLICK HERE to Learn More About PPL Corporation This spring we’ve had some pretty impressive and unusual house guests. For one thing, they can average a speed of 60 miles per hour, with top speeds of 200 mph – all without a car. They’re peregrine falcons. And they came back to PPL’s Tower Building in…

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Why Brick & Mortar Stores Are Still Important

By: Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development (CCEDC) These days all you need sometimes to start a new business is a laptop a smartphone and a space to work such as a kitchen table.  You can create an ecommerce site and your customers can begin purchasing your products or services without you having a huge…

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What’s So Cool About Manufacturing

By: Kathy Henderson, Director of Economic Development, CCEDC Tell me what you think is so cool about manufacturing. There are a number of students in Carbon County’s middle schools that can answer that question and then some! Created by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, PA in 2013, the What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? contests draw…

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7 Tips for Electrical Safety in Your Home

CLICK HERE to Learn More About PPL Corporation The PPL Electric Utilities crews working to help restore power in Puerto Rico deal with some unique safety challenges they don’t usually see in Pennsylvania – like steep, jungle-like hillsides and extremely narrow roads.  That’s why one of our top safety leaders is in Puerto Rico alongside…

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