09/13/2022
Penn State ranked in top 25 American public institutions

Photo: Penn State/Christie Clancy. Penn State topped rankings in  U.S. News’ annual "Best Colleges" ranking for 2022-23, released on Sept. 12. In the study, Penn State is in the top 25 among American Association of Universities public institutions, 31st among national public universities and 77th overall among 443 institutions included in the "National Universities" ranking. […]

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09/13/2022
The finalists in Ben Franklin’s Agriculture, Food & Beverage BIG IDEA Contest have been announced  

Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s BIG IDEA Contest recently offered agriculture and food & beverage entrepreneurs, innovators and companies in Ben Franklin’s 32-county footprint the chance to pitch to win up to $25,000 in seed funding. This cash prize is designed to support every aspect of turning a business idea into a business reality. “This is […]

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09/13/2022
The first step to bringing your new business vision to life

By Beverly Molnar Photo: Provided. Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank is now accepting applications for its Idea TestLab, a four-week program beginning in October to help would-be entrepreneurs and business owners take the first step toward making their ideas a reality. “The first step is to determine whether you have identified a problem […]

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09/13/2022
How choosing a Happy Valley HQ over “centers of industry” made the difference for Shaner Corp

By Cara Aungst Shaner Corp CEO Lance Shaner credits the company’s core values of rewarding success and operating with integrity for its 400% growth over the past three years. Photo: Provided. Thirty years ago, Lance Shaner and his brother Fred were looking for a new home for their progressive hospitality business. They explored Atlanta, Durham, […]

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09/06/2022
Penn State’s new virus identification method works in mere minutes

By Timothy Kelly H5N2 viruses trapped on aligned carbon nanotubes. Photo: Penn State University. Identifying a new or emerging pathogen involves three tasks: collect a representative sample, analyze the sample and interpret the results. Using established methods, collecting a sample, isolating and concentrating a virus involves multiple steps, taking hours or days to complete. A […]

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09/06/2022
At The Rivet, there are no limits to the imagination

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Students observe work being performed on a potter’s wheel. Photo: Provided. We often hear the phrase “there are no limits to the imagination.” What we rarely hear discussed, which is much less romantic, are the limitations imposed upon creatives when they can’t afford the tools and training that they need to usher those […]

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