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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Create innovation from within your company with Intrapreneurship Conference on May 11

FREE ONE-DAY DOWNTOWN CONFERENCE (3 MEALS PROVIDED) -- REGISTER HERE Do you want your company to be adaptable and agile? Dr. Irena Yashin-Shaw, a world leader in intrapreneurship education from Queensland, Australia, said that the key is empowering and energizing employees to create change. On May 11, Dr. Yashin-Shaw will be the keynote speaker for […]

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Find employees that can solve your company’s problems? It all comes down to intrapreneurship

by Holly Riddle “Intrapreneurship” is a buzzy business word at the moment, but what does it really mean in the lives of employees and for a company’s bottom line? Penn State’s upcoming Conference on Intrapreneurship Employees as ChangeMakers hosted by the College of Engineering’s School of Engineering Design and Innovation hopes to help Happy Valley […]

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COVID layoff turns into thriving marketing biz, thanks to Happy Valley Launchbox

by Cara Aungst Khurram Shahzad had no intention of starting his own company when he landed in Happy Valley five years ago so his wife could pursue her Ph.D. But thanks to some unplanned changes during the pandemic — and the resources of Penn State — his digital marketing company Digilatics is changing the landscape […]

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Outdoor recreation is the future of economic development for small towns, and Purple Lizard is mapping the way

by Cara Aungst Purple Lizard maps showcase Happy Valley's outdoor recreation assets. On the day of our interview, Mike Hermann and his team were days away from finishing their 17th map. The map represented more than a thousand hours spent over two years, starting with hiking boots on the ground exploring the trailheads and ravines […]

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Anonymous donor honors Wally Triplett with endowment to create Brand Academy

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Penn State sports fans may recognize the name Wallace "Wally" Triplett. A tailback and linebacker for the Nittany Lions, Triplett became the first Black player to start for Penn State on Nov. 17, 1945. According to a recent Penn State press release, Triplett became the first Black player to be drafted by […]

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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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