National Penn Bank hosted a Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce mixer on February 25, 2016 in their downtown Hazleton location (12 E. Broad St.) to celebrate the bank’s long-standing commitment to the community. Scott Fainor, National Penn President & CEO, addressed more than 70 participants at the event to recognize 76 years of Chamber membership, and highlight the bank’s achievements and its continued growth in the financial marketplace. He also provided an update on National Penn’s upcoming merger with BB&T, which is anticipated this spring. 

In order to reaffirm their commitment to the community, Mr. Fainor also presented the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress with a $30,000 donation from National Penn to support the organization’s mission of attracting new business and investment to the downtown. “We are very familiar with the work of the Alliance and the positive impacts it is having on the community. We are confident that we’ll receive a great return on our investment,” said Fainor.

This donation made it possible for us to exceed our fundraising goal and clear the financial benchmarks we needed to be awarded “Main Street” community designation from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. Without National Penn’s donation, this designation would not have been possible.

With approximately $9.6 billion in assets, National Penn is a bank holding company headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  National Penn operates 124 branch offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, including those in Downtown Hazleton, Drums, Sugarloaf, Mountaintop, and near the Laurel Mall.

From Left: National Penn Bank representatives: Dave Kennedy, Chief Banking Officer Toni Fritz, Branch Manager, Joe Kochanasz, Northern Region Retail Director, Linda McCarroll, Regional Manager, Scott Fainor, President & CEO; Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress Executive Director Krista Schneider and President Neal DeAngelo III; Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce President Mary Malone; and National Penn Bank representatives Pete Gray, Northern Region President, and Tony Cusatis, Northern Region Relationship Manager.
2015 Leadership Donors
$10,000 or more
CAN DO Community Foundation
Hannah & Samuel Cohn Foundation
DBi Services
First Federal Foundation
Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce*
Hazleton Creek Properties
Luzerne Foundation (Security Savings Charitable Foundation)
Luzerne Local Share Account Program
National Endowment for the Arts
National Penn Bank
Sordoni Family Foundation

2015 Diamond Donors 
$5,000 -$9,999

Lehigh Valley Health Network-Hazleton
M&T Bank (pledged for 2016)
PNC Bank
Quandel, Inc.
Wendy’s (Hazleton)/Hayden Family

2015 Platinum Donors 
$2,500 - $4,999

Coordinated Health (pledged for 2016)
First National Community Bank
Joyce Insurance
Stanley Komosinsky*
Mericle Commercial Real Estate
Mohegan Sun
Dennis R. Moore & Associates*
Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq.*
Times Shamrock Communications
UGI Utilities

2015 Gold Donors 
$1,000 - $2,499

Atlantic Coal, LLC
Barry Isett & Associates
Community Bank
Dr. John Degenhart
Eagle Rock Community Association
Edward Jones Investments/Tom Seigendall
Geisinger Health Systems
Hazle Drugs
Lehigh Tire
Lloyd & Associates
Luzerne Bank
Luzerne Co. Convention & 
Visitors Bureau
Northeastern Resources 
Development Council
PA Clean Ways (Keep America Beautiful)
Rotary Club of Hazleton
Smith Miller Associates
Susquehanna Bank
Ustynoski & Marusak 
Wagner & John, LLC
Whitaker Investment Group

2015 Silver Donors 
$500 - $999

D’Angelo Dental
First National Bank
Frankie’s Pizzeria*
Gennaro Contracting*
NRG Controls North
Sam-Son Productions, Inc.
James A. Schneider, Esq.*
Service Electric
Schumacher Engineering
Tunnessen’s Inc. Auto Parts
Vercusky Painting

2015 Bronze Donors 
$250 - $499 

Bayada Pediatrics
Berger Family Dealership
Bob’s Sporting Goods
Carmen’s Bakery & Deli*
C Group Energy
Giant Foods
Hazleton Insurance Center
Hazleton Shaft Corp.
Landmark Community Bank
George & Paula Leitner
Jimmy’s Quick Lunch
Management Enterprises
Motor Transportation
Precision Design
Schaedler Yesco
Dr. Stephen Schleicher
Vanick Properties (Hazleton 
Shopping Center)
Vesuvio’s Pizzeria

(*) In-kind services​