570 Day highlights the best local people, businesses, scenery, and more on social media on May 7
From a press release:
Northeast Pennsylvania packs a whole lot into one corner of the state. From hiking trails and breathtaking vistas, to ski slopes and water parks, to craft breweries and eateries dishing out local flavor… the list goes on and on. That’s the idea behind 570 Day taking place on Friday, May 7.
#570Day is a new online initiative born through the combined creative efforts of the Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre, the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Visit Luzerne County. The day aims to spread positivity and local pride by celebrating the people and places within the 570 area code.
Being a part of 570 Day is easy. On May 7, organizers encourage people, businesses, schools, nonprofits, and organizations across Northeast Pennsylvania to use #570Day on social media to show what they love about living in the area. Post pictures, videos, and stories that highlight the natural beauty, businesses, and people “who make the 570 area so great.”
“From your Friday night pizza place, thanking a special teacher, highlighting your favorite park, or sharing the best music venue, 570 Day is the time to let the good in this area shine! With so much in Northeastern PA and so many stories to tell, we hope this initiative will continue to grow as it’s celebrated yearly on May 7th,” the Facebook event page states.
“There’s so many hidden gems in the area that a lot of us probably don’t even realize that’s out there, so this is a great way to kind of celebrate that, spread some positivity, encourage people to get outdoors, support local, and just really celebrate the 570 area code,” 570 Day committee member Amber Loomis explained during a Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce live stream yesterday.
“We all love the area. We all know so many great things, so many great places,” Ahmad Ali said of his fellow committee members during the stream.
“We want that to be available for the community. On that day, if anyone clicks on that hashtag, they can see everything that you as an individual put out there into the world, or if you’re a business and you want to have like a 570 Day special, whether you’re hosting a concert that day to try and get people out to your business or offering a 570 menu where X, Y, and Z is $5.70, or other organizations are doing gift backs where if they get X amount of inquiries or whatever they give back to a local nonprofit. … The possibilities are endless, but the whole idea is just to showcase the amazingness that is our area.”
The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre originated in 1916 and is one of the longest-running clubs in the Wyoming Valley, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016.
The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization representing 1,000 businesses. The chamber provides a wide range of targeted business programs and services to help businesses grow and succeed in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Visit Luzerne County is the official tourism agency for the Wilkes-Barre/Hazleton area with over 20 years of destination management experience. Its mission is to increase the number of visitors to Northeastern Pennsylvania by means of advertising, promotion, and comprehensive customer service, working with partners to help visitors and locals discover all the area has to offer.
Luzerne County covers over 900 square miles, and tourism in Luzerne County supports 7,259 jobs, according to a study by Oxford Economics. Visitors spent more than $1 billion in Luzerne County in 2019 alone.
This post was compiled by the staff of NEPA Scene.