Carbon Builders Association held the first of a series of "Meet the Contractors Night" events on Tuesday at R.F. Ohl, 400 Interchange Road, Lehighton. The event was open the public, contractors and remodelers and there was free food and free gifts.

Attending the event were 30 businesses representing Carbon, Lehigh and Monroe counties businesses.

There were landscapers, building materials providers, kitchen designers, gutter protection, garage doors, financial institutions and builders, remodelers and more.

"It was an opportunity for local businesses and contractors and remodelers to meet face-to-face and share their businesses and do referrals," said Debbie Kleckner, office manager for the Carbon Builders Association. "It was a good opportunity for everyone to network and learn more about what each other does."

Hosting the event was R.F. Ohl. Mike Stanley provided live entertainment.

The next event at R.F. Ohl will be a Weber cook out on April 13.