(Pictured: Downtown Hazleton in the 1920s.)

A hundred years is a long time. But when it comes to supporting our communities, we’re just getting started.

PPL is one of five companies being honored by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce for 100 years of membership. In other words, we’ve been supporting the Hazleton-area business community since Ford’s Model T was the hot ride, in-home electricity was still a novelty, and men wore suits to picnics.

(In fact, we’ve been backing the Chamber since before there was a PPL. The PPL we know today was created in 1920 when a group of small electric companies joined forces. One of those companies was a Chamber supporter.)

Supporting business and community organizations is an important long-term commitment for us. It helps strengthen the cities and towns where we do business. And, it improves the quality of life.

We appreciate the recognition from the Greater Hazleton Chamber. And we look forward to being part of all our local business communities for many years to come.