Free event for entrepreneurs: Register now for CREN Spring Social

The Centre Region Entrepreneur Network (CREN) will host its Spring Social Event on Tuesday, May 16, from 5 - 7 pm on the 2nd floor deck of the Technology Center at Innovation Park (200 Innovation Blvd, State College). The free event is an opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs and hear about the free support available […]


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Unbaked Flour Company restores the joy of food to those with digestive disorders

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Hannah Carney with her donut holes at the Happy Valley Venture Capitalist Competition. Photo: Provided. Sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention. At least that’s the case with Hannah Carney, whose medical condition inspired her to take dietary matters into her own hands. Carney’s issues with her health originated in 2020, right […]

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“Gritty, fast and focused on outcomes”: Todd Erdley’s plan for explosive growth in private industry

By Cara Aungst On March 1, Videon founder Todd Erdley joined Ben Franklin Technology Center as a central regional director responsible for mentoring startups and small manufacturers in Centre, Mifflin and Juniata Counties. He calls it a natural next step for him — Ben Franklin was instrumental in Videon’s growth and market dominance, and Erdley […]

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Want to innovate? Your company needs intrapreneurship now

By Holly Riddle The upcoming Conference on Intrapreneurship Employees as ChangeMakers sheds light on the many ways intrapreneurially-minded employees can benefit their organizations from within, while also showing employees how harnessing their intrapreneurial spirit is a fantastic opportunity to innovate, but without the risks that come with traditional entrepreneurialism. These are both concepts that students […]

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Why Bellefonte’s unique bed and breakfasts are thriving post-pandemic

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger The Queen. Photo: Provided. Part of Bellefonte’s draws for visitors are the unique lodging opportunities available at local bed and breakfasts. Owning and operating a B&B requires hard work and commitment, plus a passion for people and hospitality. Three Bellefonte B&B proprietors share how they have continued to thrive amid changes and […]

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Central Pennsylvania creative professionals take networking to a new level

By Veronica Heller Photo: Provided. If you’re not yet familiar with the nonprofit support group, Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals (also simply referred to as [CP]2) is a network by local entrepreneurs for local entrepreneurs in the creative fields. Dedicated to improving businesses near and far, big or small, whether you’re a single-person operation or have […]

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Historic Gamble Mill flourishing again with new owners and offerings

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger The picturesque Gamble Mill. Photo: Provided. Most Happy Valley residents know Gamble Mill. Originally constructed in 1786 and known as Lamb Mill, the iconic structure in downtown Bellefonte became Gamble Mill in the early 1900s. It changed hands several times in the next decades, and offered a restaurant and then a brewpub […]

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