June 7, 2022
Who Will Walk Away With Up To $50,000 in Ben Franklin's BIG IDEA Contest?

In partnership with the PA WILDS Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners recently sponsored a $50,000 BIG IDEA contest targeting innovators working in the maker economy, forest products, outdoors and recreation, and even tech-manufacturing. CHECK OUT THE FINALISTS! American Precast Industries, Billett Electric, Brinc Building Products, Neodime, Nimbus-T Global, and The PA Mushroom Company.  […]

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June 6, 2022
“Pure Fun:” The ultimate Penn State road trip experience

The Nittany Lions are hitting the road to SEC Country for a first-ever match-up at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 17, and Collegiate Athletic Travelhas put together the ultimate road trip package for Penn State fans. The trip package includes airfare, accommodations, transportation to and from the game, and a guided tour of Auburn’s campus. […]

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June 6, 2022
"I’ve lived all over, but State College is home"

By Cara Aungst This feature is part of a series about what makes Happy Valley such a popular destination for retirees. We interviewed individuals and couples about what drew them to the area and about the ways they contribute time, experience, leadership and business knowledge to the community. Hear how today’s retirees are bringing resources […]

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June 6, 2022
Strong Happy Valley roots set the stage for Big Spring Spirits expansion

By Caryn Anderson Big Spring Spirits location offers stunning views of Talleyrand Park and nearby access to the Big Spring. Photo Courtesy: Big Spring Spirits Happy Valley’s Big Spring Spirits just started construction on an exciting new endeavor: a 55,000-square-foot project at the former Joseph C. Finch Distillery in Pittsburgh that’s projected to open in […]

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May 31, 2022
Strong community and volunteer opportunities a “pretty big get” in retirement

By Cara Aungst This feature is part of a series about what makes Happy Valley such a popular destination for retirees. We interviewed individuals and couples about what drew them to the area and about the ways they contribute time, experience, leadership and business knowledge to the community. Hear how today’s retirees are bringing resources […]

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May 31, 2022
Join Ben Franklin’s virtual pitch event on June 14 to pick the People’s Choice Winner

Eight entrepreneurial startups are graduating from Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College, and will be competing in a pitch contest for seed money to help launch their companies. On Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 2:00 PM, the teams will pitch their business concepts to a panel of independent judges for a cash prize of up to […]

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