570 Day is back for 2nd year to highlight best of NEPA region online and in person on May 7
From a press release:
Northeastern Pennsylvania packs a whole lot into one corner of the state. Last year’s inaugural 570 Day was proof as residents, businesses, and organizations spent the day flooding social media with photos and videos of some of the best people and places in the region.
570 Day is back again this year. On Saturday, May 7, organizers are encouraging everyone across the 570 area code to celebrate local pride by using #570Day on social media to share what they love about the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region. Highlight a favorite park, shout out a Friday night pizza spot, thank a special teacher, or show off a local product. This new local holiday, held annually on May 7 (5/7/22, for example), is a chance to let good things shine.
While everyone is sharing online, organizers are asking businesses, organization, and individuals to take it to the next level and put the 570 love into action in person. Their suggestions include:
- Offering a #570Day deal or special offer to promote your business
- Organizing a #570Day community cleanup
- Hopping on a trail for a #570Day hike
- Grabbing dinner at your favorite 570 eatery
- Putting a spin on your specialty – create #570Day treats, host a #570Day yoga class, or
sponsor a #570Day dinner
The idea is to not only share what people love about the area, but to also get out and experience it.
570 Day started in 2021 as a campaign 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, local pride, and celebrate the people and places within the 570. With so much in NEPA and so many stories to tell, they hope that this movement will continue to grow as it’s celebrated every year on May 7.
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.