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CCEDC Webmaster
9:48 AM

Explore, Discover & Support Small Town America


The next time you head outside, take a minute to look around, take a deep breath of fresh air and be grateful for your surroundings. Carbon County has amazing things to offer. Have you explored, discovered and supported your local area?

When you walk outside, look up at the trees and remind yourself that you live in a beautiful area with stunning backdrops filled with outdoor activities to enjoy throughout the seasons. Whether it is biking, hiking, skiing, rafting, kayaking, hunting or fishing, just to name a few, enjoy the many activities we have to offer and spread the word to family and friends.  If outdoor activities aren't your thing, take in the arts and culture in the area. Visit all of our small towns and explore what each hast to offer. The Number 9 Mine in Lansford, the Harry Packer Mansion and Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, Historical Society in Palmerton or the Butterfly Sanctuary as you head to Albrightsville.  Want to explore the talent of our local artists? Stop by the CCEDC office in Lehighton and enjoy original pieces displayed on every wall, purchase a piece you love!

Remember to take pride in your community and speak about it often and in a positive manner. When the opportunity surfaces and you have the chance to speak about your hometown, do so with excitement and pride; be a great ambassador! Take the time to volunteer for you community in some way, even if it's only an hour you can give. We have a number of non profit organizations in the area helping many local initiatives, explore your way to discovering an organization that peaks your passion, then give your support.

Hungry or thirsty? The talent that lies in our area is quite impressive when you take the time to explore. Patronize our local eateries offering outstanding bar food to upscale cuisine. Explore, discover and support our local restaurants and next time you eat out, thank the owner for setting up shop in our area. 

Let's not forget to shop local. You've heard this time and time again as we promote our small local businesses in the area. If you need a gift or something for yourself, think local, think small business. Once again, explore and discover all that we have to offer to cover your shopping and service needs... and then support our local businesses to help strengthen and sustain the industry in our area.

With spring in the air and summer right around the corner, I challenge you to explore and discover five new places or activities in your own backyard; give your support and pass along your experience. As you do, please visit our facebook page @discovercarbonpa and share your experiences with us.
In closing, I'd like to thank all of our business owners, local residents and public officials for making our area a great place to live, work and play! It is an absolute honor to serve you.

CCEDC Webmaster
10:42 AM

Shop Small, Shop Often!



by Alice Wanamaker – Member Relations Director, CCEDC

According to a blog post published last November by Emmelia De La Cruz , 54% of US sales happen at a small business. That’s a great percentage but wouldn’t it be great if it were 64% or 75% or even 90%? On average, 48 cents from every dollar you spend locally, stays local, compared to only 14 cents spent at big box stores. So as we raise our percentage of sales happening at small businesses locally, we also raise our percentage of dollars that stay locally!

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov. 26 and The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation is encouraging everyone to take action for our greater good. Whether you are a small business owner or a consumer thinking about the holidays, we encourage you to shop small and find unique items for your family and friends.
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