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Conversations on the Canal – The Rise of Bethlehem Steel

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Name: Conversations on the Canal – The Rise of Bethlehem Steel
Date: September 9, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Trip Builder: View Trip
Event Description:
The Rise of Bethlehem Steel National Canal Museum archivist and local historian Martha Capwell Fox will detail the rise of the great Bethlehem Steel Company from its beginnings as the Saucona Iron Company in 1857. Martha will explain how and why the company grew and also will take a close look at the multi-cultural workforce that emigrated from Europe and settled next to the steel mills in South Bethlehem. It’s a fascinating journey and one that shaped life in the Lehigh Valley for more than 125 years. Musician/singer Doug Makofka will perform ethnic songs that were heard on the streets of South Bethlehem many years ago. A buffet of ethnic foods will be provided by Culinary Experts. BYOB – wine and beer only. For information and reservations call Loretta at 610-923-3548 Ext 221 or e-mail at loretta@delawareandlehigh.org
Hugh Moore Park 2750 Hugh Moore Park Rd Easton PA 18042
Date/Time Information:
September 9, 5-7 p.m.
Contact Information:
For information and reservations call Loretta at 610-923-3548 Ext 221 or e-mail at loretta@delawareandlehigh.org
$47.50 per person
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Carbon County Hotel Tax Grant


Next Deadlines for Submission are February 28th & September 30th.


Room Tax Allocation Committee (RTAC) 
As Authorized by: The Office of the Carbon County Commissioners


The Carbon County Commissioners have delegated to the RTAC certain responsibilities concerning the solicitation, evaluation and recommendation of tourism-related projects to be funded in part by proceeds from the Hotel Room Tax imposed throughout the County.

This Committee has developed and submitted to the Office of the County of Commissioners a protocol that include: general guidelines, guidelines, application criteria and an evaluation procedure.

General Guidelines


1. Twice annually, the RTAC will provide releases to the media and place advertisements informing eligible non-profit organizations in Carbon County of the availability of grants for tourism-related projects (that primarily bring tourists into Carbon County and encourage overnight stays) and soliciting their inquiries.

2. The RTAC will provide an application to interested organizations together with a timetable of deadlines for submission.

3. Following each deadline, the RTAC will convene to evaluate all applications that have been received and will record its recommendations for funding. 

4.The RTAC will send the report to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Inc. (PMVB) for final approval per ACT 18.

5. Invoices from vendors for marketing expenditures will be sent directly to PMVB for payment up to the amount approved by the RTAC.

6. Funding recipients will be required to submit a summary of all expenditures and pertinent project information to the RTAC within 12 months of the conclusion of the funded project.

7. PMVB Branding guidelines will be provided. Branding materials should be added to print/digital advertising including, but not limited to, websites, billboards and brochures. Any questions should be directed to Brian Bossuyt, Director of Marketing (PMVB) bbossuyt@poconos.org 570-421-5791 x 3120.

8. Upon approval of funding, marketing invoices should be sent to Staci Barkalow, CFO (PMVB) staci@poconos.org for payment.

Please be sure to indicate the organizations name along with your contact information on each marketing invoice.