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

April 2020

A 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

The 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

CLARION 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.

Penn State SBDC provides technical assistance to businesses amid pandemic

April 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Small businesses are among the economic anchors of communities and the Penn State Small Business Development Center is working to help these businesses navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Small Business Development Centers provide technical assistance

April 2020

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

Penn State SBDC Will Now Serve Centre, Clinton, Lycoming and Mifflin Counties

March 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – In January, a plan culminated to combine the Lock Ha­ven University Small Business Develop­ment Center with the Penn State Univer­sity Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

LaunchBox to host ‘Navigating COVID-19: Resources and Relief for Small Businesses’

March 2020

DuBOIS — The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the North Central PA (NCPA) LaunchBox are hosting “Navigating COVID-19: Resources and Relief for Small Businesses,” a free, one-hour video conference via Zoom.com at 1 p.m. on Friday.

Web Conference to Help Small Business Owners Navigate COVID-19 Crisis

March 2020

DUBOIS – The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the North Central PA (NCPA) LaunchBox are hosting a free, one-hour video conference via Zoom.com on Friday, March 27, at 1 p.m.

‘Navigating COVID-19’ for small businesses offered via Zoom on March 27

March 2020

DUBOIS, Pa. — The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the North Central PA (NCPA) LaunchBox are hosting “Navigating COVID-19: Resources and Relief for Small Businesses,” a free, one-hour video conference via Zoom at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

USDA calls for peer reviewers for proposals to help socially disadvantaged, veteran farmers and ranchers

March 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks qualified individuals to serve as peer reviewers to evaluate proposals that support socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers.

Penn State, LHU SBDCs become one

March 2020

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center and the Penn State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have joined forces.

Penn State, LHU SBDC’s become one

March 2020

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center and the Penn State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) have joined forces.

Penn State & Lock Haven Universities combine Small Business Development Centers

March 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In January, a plan culminated to combine the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center with the Penn State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

 

Bellefonte couple to open indoor market in Mattress World building

February 2020

The Mattress World building at 135 S. Spring St. in Bellefonte sat empty since November 2017, but Andrea Skirpan and her husband Brian Bonner saw potential in the run-down warehouse.

 

 

Chamber recognizes three businesses for excellence

February 2020

Three area businesses were singled out Thursday during the annual Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce awards banquet for commitment to excellence to customer service and employee retention.

 

Governor proposes $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State

January 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced a proposal to provide $2.35 million in funding for Invent Penn State as part of a $12.35 million spending initiative focused on technology and innovation programs. If approved, the funding would enable Penn State to expand its entrepreneurship programming and pilot four new innovation hubs in underserved areas of the state.

Global Entrepreneurship Week helps Pennsylvania entrepreneurs learn and launch

November 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In its 11th year, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Penn State provided a unique opportunity for student and community entrepreneurs and innovators to network and learn from one another in unique environments on and off campus.

Community Entrepreneurs Can Learn and Network During Weeklong Celebration

November 2019

Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State (GEW) runs from Sunday, Nov. 10, to Thursday, Nov. 14, with daily presentations, panels, workshops and networking opportunities geared specifically to entrepreneurs, local startups, innovators and anyone interested in thinking outside the box.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State set for Nov. 10-14

October 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State student innovators and community entrepreneurs are invited to explore their potential by connecting with collaborators, mentors and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State, presented by the Penn State Small Business Development Center.

More options for University Park Airport travelers coming as Nittany Express expands

October 2019

Nittany Express, Inc., a Benner Township-based transportation company, is expanding into a new office building and extended parking lot near the University Park Airport. “The growth within the State College area due to successful, expanding industries and Penn State prompted our decision for expansion…

Nittany Express Expanding Airport Services with New Facility

October 2019

Transportation company Nittany Express will expand its services for travelers at University Park Airport with the addition of an extended parking lot and new office building offering shuttle and valet services.

Nanoporous Antireflection Coatings secures $75,000 in tech tournament

October 2019

As 12 early-stage startups and inventors took the stage for the 2019 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference Tech Tournament to make their pitch for up to $75,000 in cash to help their organizations take the next step to commercialization.

SEDA-COG to hold import seminar for area businesses

September 2019

Area businesses can learn about importing goods and services through a seminar offered by SEDA-Council of Governments’ Export Development Program. It will be held from 9 am to noon, Oct. 16, 2019, at 200 Innovation Boulevard, State College.

SBIR Road Tour coming to University Park

August 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) national SBIR Road Tour is coming to Penn State’s University Park campus on Sept. 19 as part of a 16-stop tour to connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding…

Todd Miner Offers the Happiest Transportation in Happy Valley

July 2019

He says he provides “transportainment” for our community, and he certainly does that. It would be hard to imagine a transportation source better suited to fun-loving Happy Valley than the pedicabs operated by Todd Miner under the banner of “Vamos! Lion Chariot.”

New Owners Acquire Gamble Mill

June 2019

The Gamble Mill in Bellefonte has been empty since 2015 and since then seen two potential sales fall through, but now the historic building finally has new owners.

International town-gown conference focused on strengthening communities

May 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More than 350 higher education and municipal government professionals from around the world convened at University Park and in downtown State College from May 19 to 22 for the 2019 International Town & Gown Association’s City and University Relations Conference.

Two Local Startups Win Top TechCelerator Prize

May 2019

A pair of local startups — a laundry service utilizing artificial intelligence and an on-demand urgent care service — split the top prize in a business pitch competition hosted by Ben Franklin Technology Partners as the TechCelerator@State College program graduated its newest class