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This June the Pottsville Area Development Corporation will be offering free classes on starting a small business. Topics covered include how to create a business plan; financing; branding; developing your “pitch,” as well as a general introduction to starting a business.

Dates and classes:

FINANCE: Financial First Steps for a New business
Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 PM

GETTING STARTED: A Comprehensive Guide to Starting a New Business
Tuesday, June 20 at 10:00 am

BRANDING: How to Brand Your Business and Build Your Brand
Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 pm

THE PITCH: Developing the Sales Pitch for Your Business
Wednesday, June 28 at 7:00 pm

Classes will be held at the Pottsville Area Development Corporation, located at One South Second Street, Second Floor, Pottsville. The classes are sponsored by PPL.

All classes are free. Class size is limited to ten people, so advanced registration is required. For more information or to register call 570-628-4647.


STC Tech Trot
5K/Fun Run

Sunday, May 7, 2017
(Rain or Shine)

Registration 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
5k Race starts at 9 a.m.
1.5 Mile Fun Run starts at 9:15 a.m.

Entry Fees:
1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk (all age groups)
Pre-Registration/ Race Day $15.00 (5yrs & up)
Pre-registration includes t-shirt, event day registration includes t-shirt while supplies last.
5K Race/Walk
Pre-Registration: $20.00 (postmarked by 4/22/17, includes t-shirt)
Race Day: $25.00 (t-shirt while supplies last)Medals for winners in each age group!

Visit or our Facebook page for registration forms and more information.
To register online: click here
Schuylkill Technology Center North Campus 101 Technology Drive Frackville, PA 17931
Registration forms can be found on our website and Facebook pages. For questions, please call Stacey at 570.544.4748 x3116.

Santa Train at Union Station

The Pottsville Area Development Corporation in conjunction with Reading & Northern Railroad and LEHIGH GORGE SCENIC RAILWAY present the 2016 Santa Claus Train Rides.

The rides will be on Saturday December 3, 2016 and Sunday December 11, 2016 departing from Union Station in Pottsville at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on each day.

Train runs towards Port Clinton and the ride will last approximately 70-80 minutes. During the ride Santa Claus will visit each child.

Tickets prices are $13 for Adults (age 13 and up), $9 for Children (age 3 thru 12) *One child rides FREE with each paying adult, and Children 2 and under receive a FREE ticket. All children regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Advanced ticket purchases recommended. Tickets sold on a first come, first served basis. Seating not assigned. Remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the trips at the station. Trips run rain, shine or snow!

To Purchase in Advance please visit PADCO’s offices at One South Second Street, 2nd Floor, Pottsville PA. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or call 570-628-4647. Cash and Check are accepted.

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway

In Cooperation with the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway and the Pottsville Area Development Corporation trains will be departing from Pottsville’s Union Station on July 2nd. The train will go towards Kernsville Dam and return on this 70 minute ride. 

Trains depart July 2nd at 2:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are Adults $13.00, Children $9.00, Toddlers 0-2 Free.  Tickets available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday from PADCO’s offices at 1 South 2nd Street, 2nd Floor (cash or check). Tickets will also be available for purchase on the day of the rides.

Yards and TimBar Join to Support Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

TimBar Packaging & Display has been an active member of the Craft Brewer’s Association since 2009. When it was announced BrewExpo would take place in Philadelphia in 2016, TimBar knew its booth had to be extra special. TimBar’s design team challenged itself to create a life size replica of the Liberty Bell to be the focal point of TimBar’s booth at the event. They not only met the challenge, they exceeded it. The corrugated Liberty Bell was done tremendously and wasn’t only a focal point of TimBar’s booth, it became the talk of the show with hundreds of people stopping each day to snap photos and chat about it.

So once the tradeshow is over, what is one to do with 3,126 square feet of corrugated board weighting 123.5 pounds that took 181 manhours to turn into an exquisite replica of a piece of Americana? You give it to your friends who happen to have an outstanding brewery in Philadelphia featuring beer recreations based on the original recipes of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Ben Franklin. But the Love (Stout) doesn’t stop there! Both Yard’s and TimBar believe in supporting and giving back to their local communities so the price for the corrugated Liberty Bell was a donation to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children with programs that include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a Hospitality Kiosk at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and a Ronald McDonald Camp. To learn more or make a donation, visit

On June 13, 2016, representatives from Yard’s Brewery and TimBar Packaging & Display met to present a donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia in front of the corrugated Liberty Bell now housed at Yard’s Brewery in Philadelphia. So if you’d like to see the corrugated Liberty Bell for yourself and enjoy some great beer, please visit Yard’s Tasting Room and take the Brewery Tour. Learn more about hours and events at

TimBar Packaging & Display is a designer and manufacturer of corrugated shipping containers, high graphic retail packaging and point of purchase displays that has been servicing the Mid Atlantic region since 1955. To learn more visit