Senator Mario Scavello E-Newsletter

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In this Update:

  • Successful Business Startup Seminar
  • Online Guide to Professional License Processing
  • Fall Driving Tips
  • Farm Show National Anthem Contest
  • Farmer’s Markets Ready with Fall Fare
  • Around the 40th District

Successful Business Startup Seminar

Thank you to everyone who attended the First Step Seminar on Tuesday in Pen Argyl.

I partnered with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer this seminar again in the 40th District for anyone looking to start a new business. We will be holding more of these in the future so keep an eye out.

If you missed the seminar or have a business and are seeking guidance, Northampton County residents can call the SBDC at 610-758-3980 and Monroe County residents can call 570-941-7588.


A new online guide to PA license processing is available to help Pennsylvanians know what to expect when applying for a professional license.

Each guide breaks down the licensing process into three phases, gives the average timeline for each phase, provides tips to avoid delays, and explains how to best use the Pennsylvania Licensing Systems (PALS) in applying for a license in their field. PALs is the new licensure system of the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA).

Applicants can also watch two short videos on “How to Apply for a Professional License” and “What Happens to My Application?”

Wet leaves, fog, sun glare and frost are a few driving hazards motorists encounter during fall, but there are steps drivers can take to help make commutes safer.

PennDOT has some useful information, including keeping an eye out for increased deer activity.

The PA Farm Show is holding a contest to select national anthem singers for each day of the 2020 show Jan. 4-11.

Upload your video (without instrumental accompaniment) by noon Oct. 28. Finalists picked by a panel of judges, then Facebook voting. Rules and how to enter.

Farmer’s Markets Ready with Fall Fare

At PA farmer’s markets, you can harvest a pumpkin from the field, pick an apple from a tree, and choose a fresh fall flower before you and the family hop on a hayride.

Select pumpkins and gourds for fall decorating.  Add some farm fresh produce to your basket.  Before you go, look up in-season vegetables for meal planning and preparation. 

Around the 40th District

I want to sincerely congratulate Northampton County and the Farmland Preservation Board as they celebrate the preservation of the County’s 200th farm! Since its inception, the County has preserved thousands of acres of farmland, ensuring its rich agricultural heritage is preserved for future generations. Thank you to all the committed individuals who have supported and continued this vision throughout the years.

Congratulations to the Borough of Bath on their Grand Opening of Paw Park. I commend all of the volunteers, the Mayor and Borough Council for building this magnificent park for our four legged pets.

Congratulations to Jacob Vosseller of Troop 76 and Evan Smith of Troop 84 for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Jacob’s Eagle Scout project was to construct three blessing boxes for the Bethlehem area to help feed the homeless and destitute. Evan’s project consisted of the construction of a mountain bike trail for the Pocono Heritage Land Trust which connects the parking lot to the main trail system. The Eagle Scout Badge is the Highest award in Scouting. Congratulations Jacob and Evan!

We recently celebrated with Amrish Patel and his family as they cut the ribbon on their new business in Nazareth. Substation offers fresh hand crafted sandwiches on freshly baked rolls just like the delis that Amrish grew up next to in northern New Jersey. This inspired him to bring the flavors he loved to Nazareth and open his own deli. Best of luck and congratulations Amrish!

At the Salvation Army Harvest Festival and Auction Pat Ross was honored as the recipient of the 5th Annual Ann & Joseph Farda Community Service Award. Pat is a good friend whom I greatly admire. He has given and done so much for our community and is truly deserving of this honor. Congratulations Pat and thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!


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