Unleash Your Business Potential: The Power of Authentic Storytelling

By Erik Evans In an article from the Harvard Business Review Titled Storytelling that Moves People, “Most executives struggle to communicate, let alone inspire. Too often, they get lost in the accoutrements of company speak: PowerPoint slides, dry memos, and hyperbolic missives from the corporate communications departments. Even the most carefully researched and considered efforts […]


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Hometown Turnaround: Entrepreneur Offers Free Lewistown Storefront

The Facebook post read like the opening of a good book: “I will be offering a free storefront for 12 months. Looking for something unique that is proven to be successful to downtown Lewistown to make it a walking town. Submit an actual business plan, not just a vision.”  But this wasn’t fiction; it was […]

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Happy Valley’s Kijenzi Enables World-Class Manufacturing for Anyone, Anywhere

Started right here in Happy Valley, Kijenzi is now developing solutions to deliver medical equipment to remote areas in four different countries around the world utilizing 3D printing. The founding team at Kijenzi came together through Penn State's humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship program. “We launched out of the university and kept Happy Valley as […]

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Ben Franklin Giving Happy Valley Innovators a Boost with $50k Grand Prize

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is looking for innovators with big ideas in Happy Valley, Clarion, Clearfield, and Jefferson Counties — and the winner takes home $50,000. “If you are developing or crafting a product, process or innovation related to the maker economy, outdoors and recreation, forest products, manufacturing or technology, you need to apply for […]

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Speeding Up the Scientific Process Through the Power of AI

A group of Penn State researchers that received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy is aiming to improve the efficiency of turbines for power generation through the use of artificial intelligence. Wesley Reinhart, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Penn State, said that higher efficiency […]

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Penn State Moves into Top 25 for Entrepreneurship Studies

In just a year, Penn State has moved up 15 spots to 21 in the Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship magazine’s 2022 top schools for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies. Penn State’s growing entrepreneurship ecosystem includes areas of focus inside and outside the classroom. In addition to the Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship major through Smeal College of Business, […]

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“It’s Not About Being Right, It's About Getting it Right”

“We’ve all seen other local companies where successful entrepreneurs sell to a large company and eventually lose their identity and their employees — and their culture is gone,” says Restek’s Head Coach Bryan Wolcott. “But we were determined to sustain for the long term.”  Holding onto the principles that founder Paul Silvis had infused into […]

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