Hazleton LaunchBox aims to strengthen community ties with 'Walk the Block' event

A group of people in the waiting area of a pharmacy talking and laughing.

Members of the Hazleton LaunchBox and Penn State Hazleton visited businesses near the LaunchBox as part of its "Walk the Block" event. Pictured from left are: Penn State Hazleton Director of Student Services and Engagement Tracy Garnick, Hazleton LaunchBox Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator William Andahazy, Hazleton LaunchBox Entrepreneurship Facilitator Fermin Diaz, Hazle Drugs owner Bill Spear, and Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Elizabeth J. Wright.

Credit: Penn State

HAZLETON, Pa. — With the aim of connecting with local business owners and further strengthening its relationships within the community, employees of the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. and Penn State Hazleton recently visited businesses in downtown Hazleton during its "Walk the Block" event.

Held in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, the walk featured businesses near the LaunchBox, including many that were Latino owned or had received no-cost resources or services from the LaunchBox.

Another "Walk the Block" is planned for Thursday, Oct. 20.