June 14, 2022
Big Idea Contest winners get $50,000

Two entrepreneurs split a $50,000 prize at the Ben Franklin BIG IDEA Contest that was held on June 9 at the North Central PA Launchbox in DuBois. Jeffrey Billett from Billett Electric LLC from Jefferson County, and Esperanzo Wilcox from PA Mushroom Company from Clarion County each received a $25,000 cash prize to help them […]

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June 14, 2022
Stigma, safety and a green future?

By Caryn Anderson The exterior of Curaleaf’s Happy Valley location. Photo: Curaleaf Medical marijuana is still relatively new in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf signed it into law in April 2016 and the region’s first dispensary, Nature’s Medicines (now Ayr Wellness) opened in 2018. In February 2022, Curaleaf offered a second option and the latest dispensary, Verilife, […]

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June 14, 2022
Badminton, the arts and the best alumni in the world

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 14, 2022
What success looks like for Bellefonte’s remote work experience

By Jodie Dello Stritto Participants selected for the Wilds are Working program will live in downtown Bellefonte for a month. Photo: Downtown Bellefonte Inc Mainstreet manager Jennilyn Schuster believes Bellefonte’s quality of life infrastructure is so unique and appealing, it only takes experiencing it firsthand for someone to fall in love. “The initial focus is […]

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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
Take your best customer on 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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