March President’s Message: A Friend for LIFE

We will recognize a good friend and great volunteer — David Hawk of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates — at the Chamber’s 149th Annual Dinner on Wednesday, March 29.  This recognition comes as David finishes his tenure as president of Lackawanna Industrial Fund Enterprises (LIFE).

LIFE was formed in 1950 to raise funds for industrial development.  The monies raised through two LIFE campaigns continue to be invested in economic development to this day, supporting our mission to attract, sustain and grow jobs.

Elected LIFE president in 2005, David served in that capacity until September 22, 2016.  The Chamber by-laws specify that the president of LIFE be an ex-officio director of the Chamber and David served on both the Chamber Board and Executive Committee during his time as LIFE president.  He was also a member of the board of Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO), for 16 years and chaired the Chamber Board of Directors from 2003-2005.

David Hawk is the kind of volunteer who gives unselfishly of his time and resources.  His word is his bond and he does not take commitment lightly.  David’s wise counsel helped us to keep LIFE on track during times of economic uncertainty.

Thank you, David, for your outstanding leadership.