Unlocking the Charms of Happy Valley: A Glimpse into Central Pennsylvania's Tourism Landscape

By Emily Babinchak The Growth of Happy Valley Tourism Recent data analysis conducted by the HVAB utilizing technology reveals an exciting growth trajectory in visitors to Happy Valley. In 2023, the region welcomed over 4.4 million visitors, marking a significant increase from the previous year's 3.9+ million visitors. This surge boosts Happy Valley's status […]


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Xact Metal Celebrates 100th 3D Metal Printer Order

  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – May 15, 2023— Xact Metal, on a mission to make metal 3D printing affordable and to decentralize the technology, announced today that it has received its 100th printer order, a significant and exciting milestone in the company's growth. This achievement comes after the successful launch in 2021 of the XM200G, […]

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Recruiting Penn State alumni to one of the best places to live and work

By Nikki Ciecierski The only people who love Happy Valley as much as the people who live here are the Penn State alumni who dream of living here: A fulfilling, high-paying career, great schools, safe neighborhoods, outdoor adventure, arts and culture… in the place where they made their best memories. Happy Valley employers, YOU hold […]

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What Geisinger’s acquisition by Kaiser Permanente’s Risant Health could mean for Happy Valley healthcare

By Nikki Ciecierski Photo: Geisinger Kaiser Foundation Hospitals has established Risant Health, a nonprofit organization that aims to broaden and accelerate the acceptance of value-based healthcare in diverse, community-based health systems with multiple payers and providers. According to a press release from Geisinger, upon regulatory approval, Geisinger becomes part of the new organization through acquisition. […]

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spotLess Materials readying product launch with leadership of startup-experienced VP

By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger Tim Hurley doesn’t shy away from sticky situations. After starting out as a mentor to the spotLESS Materials team, he took on the role of Vice President of Business Development in November, 2022. In bringing Hurley on board, the company’s goal is to attract more customers in the both residential and commercial […]

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KCF Technologies partners with local talent on creative storytelling

“The play button is the most compelling call-to-action on the web.” - Michael Litt, Co-founder & CEO of Vidyard For companies of all sizes and types, video continues to grow in popularity and importance as a means of illustrating the impact of their products and services in customers' lives. Jon Baker, Happy Valley native and […]

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Defining success in Happy Valley

By Holly Riddle Happy Valley Changemakers: Gary Barone (Silcotek), Bryan Wolcot (Restek), Juan Mario Gomez (Xact Metal), Michael Croce, Jeffrey Sorg (Hotel State College & Co.) Happy Valley is no stranger to success stories — but how do some of the best of the best in regional industry and lifestyle define their success and continue […]

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