Friends don’t let friends leave money on the table

January 2021

The Sentinel Edited Small businesses are truly the backbone of our local economy and have a monumental impact on our communities. I am sorry to say, many of these businesses and non-profit organizations have been severely impacted by the events of this past year. Many of us have done what we can to help by prioritizing our small businesses when seeking goods and services, and have contributed generously to our non-profits, but perhaps there is another way we can assist.

How Centre County Used Its COVID-19 Relief Funds

December 2020

When Centre County government typically receives a grant, it’s the culmination of a months-long application process and another period of waiting to learn if the money has been awarded. Then the county might have two to three years to spend the funds.

Centre County restaurant owners struggle with latest Pa. COVID-19 restrictions

December 2020

With Centre County restaurants about halfway through a second statewide indoor dining ban, some owners say they’re frustrated and concerned about their business’s long-term survival.

Deadline today to apply for small business grant

December 2020

#12BELLEFONTE — For small businesses in Centre County, it’s deadline day.

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week provides actionable advice and inspires community

November 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In its 12th year, Global Entrepreneurship Week(GEW) Penn State, held Nov. 16-20, featured 58 total virtual events for startups and small businesses.

Penn State’s virtual Global Entrepreneurship Week | Here’s what’s happening this week and when

November 2020

From a Grammy award-winning punk rock musician’s advice on entrepreneurship to the journeys of alumni culinarians, Penn State’s Global Entrepreneurship Week seeks to cast a wide net in its virtual programming.

Punk rocker, social justice researcher to speak at Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 2020

speaker UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Martin Atkins, a Grammy award-winning punk rocker, business owner and entrepreneurship educator, will speak during Penn State Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18.

COVID-19 Won’t Stop USA Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020

November 2020

GEW[NEW YORK] – COVID-19 may have dealt a brutal blow to many US businesses but that will not stop them from celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) USA 2020 – November  16-22.

Centre approves $5.4 million in relief grants

October 2020

#12On Tuesday, the Centre County commissioners approved awarding a total of $5.4 million in relief grants to 403 local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is a part of the $14.7 million CARES Act money awarded to the county earlier this year to support businesses, municipalities, non-profits, educational institutions and county expenses associated with the pandemic.

Global Entrepreneurship Week at Penn State set for Nov. 16-20

October 2020

GEW 2020Community entrepreneurs and Penn State student innovators are invited to explore their potential by virtually connecting with collaborators, mentors and leaders during Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center, Nov. 16 to 20, with additional events throughout the month.

Centre County Awards $5.4 Million in Small Business Relief Grants

October 2020

Centre County commissioners on Tuesday approved awarding a total of $5.4 million in relief grants to 403 local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penn State SBDC program to help businesses protect their data, privacy and tech

October 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is partnering with the Harrisburg LaunchBox to host a free, virtual event, “Cybersecurity: Safeguarding Your Small Business,” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Centre County small businesses eligible for grant

September 2020

#7.1BELLEFONTE –The Centre County Board of Commissioners has released the details of its COVID-19 related grant program for small businesses in Centre County.

Large crowd gathers for Lucky 7 Travel Plaza grand opening

September 2020

#12LOCK HAVEN — Sunny skies greeted a crowd of local officials, contractors, and residents as they gathered for the grand opening of the Lucky 7 Travel Plaza on Wednesday afternoon.

Penn State SBDC launching Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence

September 2020

#9UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) received $325,000 in CARES Act funding from the United States Small Business Administration to launch a PASBDC Agriculture Center of Excellence with SBDC partners at Clarion University and University of Scranton. The center will help Pennsylvania agriculture businesses sustain operations and stabilize food supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Penn State gets money to start “Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence”

September 2020

The Penn State Small Business Development Center is starting a “Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence”.

Penn State SBDC launching Pennsylvania Agriculture Center of Excellence

September 2020

#8UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) received $325,000 in CARES Act funding from the United States Small Business Administration to launch a PASBDC Agriculture Center of Excellence with SBDC partners at Clarion University and University of Scranton. The center will help Pennsylvania agriculture businesses sustain operations and stabilize food supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centre County Board of Commissioners releases grant application for small businesses

August 2020

#6The Centre County Board of Commissioners has released the application for a one-time grant intended to support small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a press release from the board.

Centre County Opens Applications for Small Business Relief Grant Funding

August 2020

#5Centre County government is providing relief grant funding for local businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Centre County opens applications for COVID-19 relief funding. Here’s how to apply

August 2020

#4.1In an effort to provide support for locally owned and operated businesses, Centre County government is poised to release additional relief funds.

With ‘Helping Happy Valley’ Initiative, Community Leaders Look to Aid Struggling Local Businesses

August 2020

#3Two weeks ago, Harris Township Manager Amy Farkas was driving home after a day of hearing how the Big Ten’s decision to postpone the fall sports season had left the conference’s communities for dead.

County Plans to Expedite Relief Grants for Local Bars and Restaurants

July 2020

#2Struggling local bars and restaurants will be able to apply for relief grants from Centre County in the coming weeks.

Program designed to help small business navigate through the coming months

June 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact all aspects of everyday life, small businesses face an ongoing need to adapt to rapidly changing business environments.

New Centre County shop caters to pets and owners, with adoption opportunities in the works

June 2020

STC_PetPub1A new pet-centric business on Benner Pike provides a one-stop-shop for pet owners’ grooming and shopping needs.

Penn State develops program for small businesses handling COVID-19 impacts

June 2020

openThe Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a business consulting provider for small businesses in Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin counties, recently launched a program to help small-business owners develop and execute business operations regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

Desperate for cash, the self-employed face high-stakes choice between loans, unemployment benefits

April 2020

#!3A self-employed business owner, with a hair salon near Pittsburgh shuttered by COVID-19, she’s eligible for help from several programs created by the massive federal stimulus package.

Webinar: Leveraging resources to support small business resiliency

April 2020

#12The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a free, 90-minute webinar at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs seeking recommendations on the path forward in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Clarion U. SBDC Announces Upcoming Webinars to Help Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

April 2020


#11CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT)
– The Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Penn State SBDC, and the North Central Launchbox have joined together to host webinars to provide answers to pressing questions.

Clarion business center partnering on virus webinar

April 2020

In an effort to connect businesses with experts, the Clarion University Small Business Development Center is partnering with the Penn State SBDC and North Central Launchbox to host a free webinar on “COVID-19 Updates on SBA Loans, Business Resources and Tips.”

Small business centers provide assistance

April 2020

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers provide technical assistance and information for businesses navigating the impact of COVID-19.