What comes to mind when you hear the word Hershey? For most people, it is the tasty chocolate treats that go by the same name. The Hershey Company, located in Hershey, PA, is North America's largest producer of chocolate and a world leader in chocolate and sugar confections.
Hershey, PA residents are proud to be a part of a community where one company brings so many benefits to their city in so many different ways. From employment options to community service and, of course, the Hershey Chocolate World experiences, The Hershey Company is integral to life in Hershey, PA.
One of the biggest benefits Hershey brings to the community is the economic boost that it offers. Being a world-class corporation with everything from corporate board rooms to resorts, dining, a theme park, and the Milton Hershey School, Hershey adds jobs to the city and bolsters the Hershey, PA economy.
Yet, Hershey is much more than just a employment opportunity to the city. In fact, Hershey has been recently recognized as one of the most community-minded companies in the country because of its social impact and commitment to giving back.
Hershey employees are often seen participating in community and civic events with the company hosting many of them. For example, at the Stop Hunger Now event, Hershey employees packed 210,000 meals for needy children in the local community. During Good to Give Back Week, Hershey's global week of volunteerism, over 1,700 Hershey employees participated in social projects that helped their local communities.
In addition to the civic and employment opportunities Hershey provides, it also provides exceptional entertainment. Hersheypark and ZooAmerica draw thousands of visitors to Hershey each year. You can enjoy a weekend at the Chocolate Spa, spend time play golf at Hershey's golf course, watch the Hershey Bears Ice Hockey or explore Hershey Gardens. Don't forget to see the story behind the candy at Hershey's Chocolate World.
Hershey's Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction is a favorite with the kids, and the Hershey's Great Chocolate Factory Mystery 4D experience pleases the entire family. The Hershey Entertainment and Resort complex provides many things to do that keep the people of Hershey entertained and engaged.
February is a great time to visit Hershey, because it is, after all, The Sweetest Place on Earth. The community dedicates the entire month to delectable chocolate treats. From the Hot Chocolate Pajama Party, hosted at Hershey Lodge to the Chocolate Dessert Journey, which you can experience at Hershey's Chocolate World, you will find chocolate-themed events all through the month.