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Hazleton LaunchBox helps diverse community of entrepreneurs

Anchoring the first floor of the recently renovated bingo hall on West Broad Street in downtown Hazleton, the new Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo Esq. demonstrates how collaborative economic development and public-private partnerships can revive Pennsylvania communities.

Hazleton LaunchBox ribbon cutting

Penn State President Eric Barron, center, officially cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. with other Penn State administrators, local and state public officials, and community partners.

Penn State Hazleton, partners offering free youth entrepreneurship camp

The Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox will hold a summer camp designed to assist student entrepreneurs in getting their ideas off the ground and learning how to start a business. The Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp is being offered in conjunction with the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress and other members of the Hazleton Innovation Collaborative.

Hazleton innovation hub named for local leader Pasco Schiavo

Penn State and the Invent Penn State initiative are honoring the late Pasco L. Schiavo, a longtime champion for Penn State Hazleton and the surrounding community who passed away Dec. 29, 2018, by naming the Hazleton LaunchBox in his name. The naming recognizes Schiavo’s stature in the region and a $1 million gift from his estate to the campus.