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For media inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Fegert,  ejh5029@psu.edu.
2024 Pennsylvania Outdoor Business Roundtable
04/10/2024
Representatives from more than 20 businesses and economic development partners gathered for the roundtable discussion hosted by the Penn State Small Business Development Center to assess challenges and opportunities for developing outdoor businesses in Central Pennsylvania.
Penn State SBDC: A Vital Asset for Regional Growth
03/13/2024
In celebration of America’s SBDCs’ impact on local communities, SBDC Day will take place nationwide on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Throughout the day, the Penn State SBDC will host events that are free to the public to recognize the achievements and of our small business clients.
Third Time’s the Charm in the PA Wilds: Apply for the 2024 Big Idea Contest Now!
01/31/2024
For the third straight year, innovation is getting a boost in the PA Wilds. This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to start up their business. The Penn State SBDC is a proud sponsor of the contest and can not wait to hear all of the competitors' ideas.
Entrepreneurs And Small Business Flourish In Happy Valley
01/09/2024
Happy Valley is synonymous with all things Penn State, a community filled with small business owners and entrepreneurs who call State College home. The Penn State SBDC has provided assistance and support to small business owners to continue to grow the community.
Championing Entrepreneurs at Every Step of the Journey
10/12/2023
The Penn State SBDC, marking its 25th anniversary, aided 500+ clients, generated $32M in capital, and sustained 1,400 jobs last fiscal year. Consultants Elizabeth Fegert and Director Tim Keohane underscore the SBDC's evolution in this featured news article written by Happy Valley Industry.
40 Under 40 SBDC Trailblazers Recognized at SBDC Conference
09/14/2023
Elizabeth Fegert, a Penn State consultant, was recognized as a 40 Under 40 Trailblazer at America's SBDC Conference for her resilience and creativity, underscoring her critical role in shaping the future of the American business landscape as a professional.
Laundromat Secures Revolving Loan Funds for Business Endeavor
08/10/2023
Haven Wash Station LLC reopened under the new ownership of Brian and Heather Renninger. The couple worked with Penn State SBDC consultant, Tom Keiffer to develop a business plan and financial projections for their new business venture.
SBDC Showcases Resources for Creative Entrepreneurs
06/06/2023
The Penn State SBDC recently held a Creative Entrepreneur Roundtable at the Pennsylvania College of Technology to highlight resources and programs that assist creative entrepreneurs, including those undertaking ventures in music, art and photography.
Fairfield Greenhouse Celebrates Grand Opening
05/10/2023
Fairfield Greenhouse, a Penn State SBDC client, hosted a grand opening celebration from May 12 through May 14 to commemorate their new beginning. In the months coming, Fairfield Greenhouse has exciting plans to expand operations!
Penn State SBDC Celebrates 25 Years of Assistance
05/05/2023
The Penn State SBDC celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 2, 2023. The celebration featured clients from each of our four counties: Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, and Mifflin to talk about their small business success in the industry.
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