The Wilds Cooperative and the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship are proud to present the first
PA Wilds Creative Entrepreneur's Conference
April 27, 2018
The Wilds Cooperative of PA is rural PA’s largest network of creative entrepreneurs. Our creative artists and entrepreneurs influence our regional brand and visitor experience in a unique way. Join us we launch our first conference to engage members in program strategies, networking and professional development. Session topics include Capitalizing on PA’s Booming Outdoor Recreation Economy, Unifying Your Community with the PA Wilds Design Guide, Marketing Across Digital platforms and Within Four Walls, and Producing for Wholesale. The event will also feature a Keynote luncheon and tours of the Pajama Factory.
We are in the process of finalizing the agenda so check back soon for more details and registration information!
Join us on April 26 for the Annual PA Wilds Dinner for two days of networking and learning.
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More than 100 business and community leaders from across the Pennsylvania Wilds, along with state partners and officials from Harrisburg will gather for the dinner and conference to get an update on the state and local effort to grow the region’s economy while “Celebrating 15 Years – The Wilds at Work.” This is a great chance to introduce your work to PA Wilds enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and business leaders. We have a variety of ways for your company to get involved, and we would welcome the opportunity to work with you to combine a number of these opportunities to create an experience that is the best fit for you.
Download our Business Opportunities Info Sheet to learn more about these opportunities
As a business you can:
GENERAL INFORMATION We will also have a community information sharing space, with tables and bulletin boards. You may bring your own for free, or mail it ahead with $25 “stocking fee.” Contact LaKeshia directly about this opportunity, lknarr at pawildscenter.org
Act now! Our commitment and materials deadline is April 13, 2018.
Are you interested in sponsoring and underwriting multiple programs?
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Williamsport has many lodging options from Bed and Breakfasts to larger hotels throughout the city and surrounding area. Our team has worked with the Holiday Inn Downtown and Holiday Inn Express to negotiate a preferred rate for our event.
Holiday Inn Downtown, 100 Pine Street, $75 plus tax (for single or double) call 570-327-8231 for reservations
Holiday Inn Express, 90 Pine Street, $80 plus tax (for single or double) call 570-327-5292 for reservations.
You must call to book your reservation and reference the "PA Wilds" rate while booking your room.
Additional Discounted Rates for Event Attendees:
Genetti Hotel & Suites, 200 West Fourth Street, $84 rate for singles and doubles (plus tax) for 15 rooms per night. The cut-off date will be April 11th. Guests can call the hotel at 570-326-6600 and request the “PA Wilds Center” group room rate.
Hampton Inn Williamsport, - Downtown, 40 Via Bella, Non-Commissionable room rate of $92 (plus tax) per night for single-quad occupancy. Guests can reserve online using Group Code “PAW’ or by calling the hotel directly at 570-323-6190 and asking for the "PA Wilds” room rate.
Find additional lodging options via the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau website here.