11/29/2022
A win-win for farmers and the environment

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Photo: Provided. Hunter Swisher, president and CEO of Phospholutions, Inc., founded the company in State College in 2016. During his time as an undergraduate at Penn State, Swisher learned about phosphorus-enhancing technology from Dr. Jonathan Lynch, a professor who initiated research into what would later become RhizoSorb technology. “The patents were not […]

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11/29/2022
“Rare for an innovation to have such wide-ranging benefits to society:” Startup wins big with medtech solution

By Cara Aungst Phiex CEO CL Tian accepts the grand prize of $350,000 at AdvaMed’s The MedTech Conference. Photo: Steven Schloss. Did you know that the methods used to sterilize most medical equipment have been linked to cancer? Ethylene oxide or EtO — which is used in most legacy methods — has recently been restricted […]

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11/29/2022
Local entrepreneur & Penn College grad on what’s driving the school’s success

By Jodie Dello Stritto Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology. Photo: Provided. Williamsport-based Penn College, a special mission affiliate of Penn State, recently celebrated five top 10 rankings in the Regional Colleges North category in the latest U.S. News & World Report: #6 in Regional Colleges North #2 in Best Colleges for Veterans #2 in Best […]

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11/22/2022
Request, respond, record: How Mission Critical Partners is there during every step of an emergency

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger A Mission Critical Partners employee provides assistance during a time-critical incident. Photo: Provided. Mission Critical Partners began with just three people: Kevin Murray, Brian Bark and Len Kowalski, working in makeshift offices above their garage and in their basements. Today, the company is known as the top public safety, courts consulting advisory […]

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11/22/2022
Penn State was a clear choice for Gorilla Glass inventor, no pun intended

By Cara Aungst Dr. Mauro and Brittney Hauke (Ph.D. student) performing a calorimetry experiment on a glass sample. Photo: Provided. If glass and ceramics had a hall of fame, there’s a good chance that there would be a lifesize (glass, of course) statue of John Mauro at the entrance. The co-inventor of Gorilla Glass has […]

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11/22/2022
Happy Valley capitalizes on the life-changing magic of travel

By Cara Aungst Upcoming events in the upcoming year include The Ironman 70.3 triathlon set for July 2023. Photo: Provided. The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) measured markers of Covid-19 economic recovery a little differently than the rest of the world. While other businesses looked to the CDC or Wall Street, HVAB watched the people […]

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