Community generosity helping nonprofits meet rising demand

by Holly Riddle Just as Happy Valley’s entrepreneurs benefit from a robust support system, a strong network of nonprofits, supported by generous donors and volunteers, helps to fill gaps in areas of need for residents in the community.  Nowhere is Happy Valley’s nonprofit landscape represented better than during the annual Centre Gives event. Hosted by […]


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The Technology Council of Central PA Celebrating Membership Growth and Women in Tech

For more than 20 years, the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania (TCCP) has been connecting its members and organizations to promote technology and fuel economic development. TCCP has five priorities: collaborate to solve strategic problems; recruit diverse talent; stay sharp with peers; grow the business; and promote the region. “Our current value and commitment to broader workforce issues […]

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ConidioTec on Its Breakthrough Bed Bug Treatment and What to Do After Your Next Vacation

In a recent “Bugs without Borders” study, 89% of pest professionals report treating bed bug infestations in single-family homes, 88% report treating in apartments/condos and 67% report treating in hotels/motels. Bed bugs can live for months without a blood meal and survive temperatures from freezing to 122 degrees. They can travel home from your vacation or […]

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From Startup to Global Leader in Educational Technology: The Schoolwires Success Story

Edward Marflak founded Schoolwires in 2000 with the mission to serve schools with a solution for managing and sharing information with students and families. Ben Franklin Technology Partners, part of Happy Valley’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, provided support that helped the company develop from fledgling educational platform to global content management system used by more than 1,700 […]

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The ReaxFF Method Empowers Researchers Around the World with Better Simulations and Increased Efficiency

What if you could perform chemistry on the computer? That’s essentially what the ReaxFF method allows researchers to do — and it’s a tool that more than 1,600 researchers around the world have now requested access to. Developed by Adri van Duin, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, the ReaxFF method can be used […]

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Avail Tec’s CEO on Transporting America and What His Team Hates to Hear Him Say

When it became clear that Avail Tec would need to hold their annual conference virtually for a second year in a row, the team set out to make sure it was the best virtual conference experience possible. It’s a steep precedent, but nothing new for them. The ESOP has been in the business of offering […]

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Private equity is investing millions into Happy Valley, and for good reason

Private equity is investing millions into Happy Valley, and for good reason. Happy Valley industry is pioneering world-changing breakthroughs like magnets that can target cancer in cells, live stream innovation for sports, news and emergency services and is leading the nation in utility bill accounting and energy management solutions. On June 22, media pioneer Videon […]

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