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    • January 01, 2019
    • May 01, 2019
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    USING THE PA WILDS LOGO : Licensing Program Summary

    PURPOSE

    The PA Wilds Licensing Program provides a way for businesses and organizations to apply to use the PA Wilds logo on saleable and non-saleable products to help them leverage their business and community development efforts.

    TYPES OF USES

    There are two main types of logo uses:

    Non-Saleable Uses include using the logo on business or event websites,banners, rack cards, signage and other marketing materials not sold in the marketplace. There is no cost for this type of use but a one-page application is required. Approval takes about one week, the application can be found here. 

    Saleable Uses include using the logo on t-shirts, hats and other merchandise to be sold to customers. These types of uses require a contract and membership in The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.
    A standard royalty is collected: 9% on wholesale or 4.5% retail. Royalties go to support the work of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, a regional non-profit dedicated to growing  the region’s nature and heritage tourism industry.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Businesses, organizations and individuals serving the Pennsylvania Wilds region may apply to use the logo on saleable or non-saleable items. All participants must adhere to the standards defined in the PA Wilds Brand Book.

    HOW TO APPLY

    The application for non-saleable logo uses can be found by visiting here

    Continue with this application to apply for saleable use of the PA Wilds logo. 

    The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship welcomes the opportunity to meet with companies exploring saleable uses of the PA Wilds logo. Contact us today to learn more about the logo property, to discuss ideas or talk next steps.

    • March 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Capitol Building East Wing Gallery, 501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120
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    The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. and Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania are proud to announce that the Creative Makers of the Pennsylvania Wilds – A Traveling Public Art Show will be featured in the Capitol Building East Wing Gallery from March 8-28, 2019.

    A closing reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, March 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend; however, registration is requested.

    Closing Reception Agenda

    March 27, 2019

    1-4 PM



    1:00 PM Welcome & Introduction

    Tataboline Enos

    Executive Director, Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc.



    1:10 PM The Power of Creative Makers

    Karl Blischke

    Executive Director, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts



    1:20 PM The Power of Place

    Cindy Adams Dunn

    Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources



    1:30 PM The Power of Travel

    Carrie Lepore

    Deputy Secretary for Marketing, Tourism, and Film,

    Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development



    1:40 PM Closing Remarks

    Abbi Peters

    Managing Director, Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc.

     

    Details about The Creative Makers of the PA Wilds Exhibit

    The Creative Makers of the PA Wilds -- A Traveling Public Art Show celebrates the artisans and producers of rural Pennsylvania by bringing processes that are often completed behind the scenes, in the rolling hills of the Wilds, to public spaces.

    “This show now features nearly 200 images of 49 artisans, including painters, photographers, jewelry and fiber artisans, as well as woodworkers and glass artists. When combined in one space, the exhibit showcases the breadth of skill and talent in the Pennsylvania Wilds, while also demonstrating the processes behind a finished product,” explained Abbi Peters, managing director of the PA Wilds Center.

    Artisans featured in the exhibit are juried artisan members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO), a value chain network managed by the PA Wilds Center.

    “The Pennsylvania Wilds region covers about 25 percent of the Commonwealth, but only about 4 percent of the population calls it home. A while back, it became a mission of the PA Wilds Center and the WCO to help share the stories of the artisans and makers, as well as how they create their products,” Peters explained. “This is what led to the Creative Makers of the PA Wilds - A Traveling Public Art Show.”

    The exhibit features artisans from each of the 13 counties encompassed in the Pennsylvania Wilds region, including: Warren, Forest, Elk, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Clinton, Lycoming, Clearfield, Jefferson, Cameron, Clarion and Northern Centre.

    The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) has supported this project for the past two years, helping the PA Wilds Center contract with four photographers from the region to document creative makers. So far, the show has been exhibited in five public spaces across the PA Wilds. The Capitol exhibit will be the first time it has been shown outside of the region.

    Details about the Creative Makers of the PA Wilds Exhibit, registration for the closing reception, and how to bring the show to a gallery near you, can be found at www.wildscopa.org/creative-makers.


    • June 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Kinzua Bridge State Park 1721 Lindholm Drive, Mt. Jewett PA, 16740
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    When: Saturday, June 15 (Rain or shine)
    Where: Kinzua Bridge State Park
    Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Set up begins at: 8 a.m. and your booth must be ready by 9 a.m.
    Fee: $20 non-refundable fee per vendor/organization: includes approximate 10X10 space (large enough for a pop-up canopy) and on-site parking
    Registration closes May 20

    This event registration is for Wilds Cooperative members only.

    This event is open to the public.

    The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania boasts many artisans, creative services, and host sites that provide several all-natural products, services that promote physical wellness, and offerings that connect people with nature. Connecting the community with these resources is the mission of the  PA Wilds Conservation Shop Wellness in The Wilds event which will be held on Saturday, June 15.

    There are so many destinations that are in your backyard that you may not know about, whether you’re up for an adventure or relaxation.  Is there a place to rent kayaks for a day on the river?  Where can you go for a weekend getaway to unwind?  Some of the best places to visit are not always the easiest to find, but are worth the effort.

    Living in the rural areas of the Pennsylvania Wilds, it’s not always easy to find products that are both good for you and good for the environment. Where does one begin to look?  Is what you’re buying online truly what you’re looking for?  Can the average person justify the higher price tags that many companies are charging for healthier products?  There are people in your community who would like to try to be healthier and use more environmentally friendly products, but feel those options may be out of their reach. You have a passion and a product that you can share with others and show them a healthy lifestyle is something they can achieve.

    With over 30,000 visitors to the center last June, this event is a great opportunity for the community to get an introduction to your services or products, see the process by which you create your products, and build a lasting relationship with you.

    Please be a part of the PA Wilds Conservation Shop Wellness in The Wilds event. Share your knowledge during a day filled with natural products, demonstrations, and education where you can make a difference.

    • January 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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    The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for wholesale suppliers to stock the 300 sq. ft gift shop at the new Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center. To be considered applicants must meet eligibility requirements:

    Preferred Terms.
    We will be buying inventory (no consignment) to stock the gift shop and preference will be given to vendors that can extend Net 30 terms.

    Wilds Cooperative Members.
    Vendors must be Juried Artisans or Creative Service partners in good standing. Not a member? For info on how to join visit The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania.

    Wholesale Pricing.
    Vendors must create work that can be reproduced and sold in quantities of 20 or more and offer wholesale pricing (we use keystone pricing to calculate our retail pricing). Selected vendors will be invited to submit this information in digital form via a buyers' pack.

    You can read more about the opportunity here

    As you fill out the application please be sure to complete all of the fields with as much description as possible.  We may not be familiar with your work and this is the time to let us know what and how you make your products. 

Past events

March 02, 2019 2019 PA Wilds Conservation Shop Buyer's Market
December 01, 2018 Holiday in The Wilds
October 20, 2018 Fall Marketplace- Cornucopia of Craftsmanship
September 20, 2018 2019 Spring Jury Review for Artisans
September 20, 2018 2019 Spring Jury Review for Creative Service Partners
September 17, 2018 2018 Fall Jury Review for Artisans
September 17, 2018 2018 Fall Jury Review for Creative Service Partners
June 16, 2018 Wellness in The Wilds
May 12, 2018 A Day for Mom
March 19, 2018 2018 Spring Jury Review for Creative Service Partners
March 19, 2018 2018 Spring Jury Review for Artisans
March 03, 2018 2018 PA Wilds Conservation Shop Buyers Market
February 12, 2018 Underwriting Opportunities: 2018 PA Wilds Dinner & Creative Entrepreneur's Conference
November 03, 2017 Creative Makers Opening Night
November 01, 2017 2017-2018 Signage Grant Application
October 24, 2017 Growing Your Business in the PA Wilds - Clinton County
September 26, 2017 Growing Your Business in the PA Wilds - Tioga County
April 07, 2017 2017 Fall Jury Review
April 01, 2017 PA Wilds Conservation Shop Buyers Market
January 30, 2017 2017 PA Wilds Arts Fest Application
January 27, 2017 2017 PA Wilds Arts Fest Registration for Wilds Cooperative Members
September 26, 2016 2017 Spring Jury Review
May 19, 2016 2016 Fall Jury Review
May 18, 2016 Wholesale Supplier Workshop
April 05, 2016 Annual Advisory Board Meeting
February 09, 2016 PA Wilds Artisan Trail Branding Strategy Pitch
February 05, 2016 2016 PA Wilds Arts Fest Application
January 01, 2016 2016 Spring Jury Review
December 09, 2015 Artisan Trail Branding Forum
October 21, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Clinton County
August 21, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Lycoming County
August 19, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Clarion County
August 13, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Tioga County
July 29, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Centre County
July 22, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Forest County
July 12, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Jefferson County
July 08, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Potter County
June 13, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Elk County Afternoon
June 13, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - Elk County Morning
June 13, 2015 Proudly Made in the PA Wilds Arts Fest
June 03, 2015 Making the Brand Work for You - McKean County
The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania is a program of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, a regional non-profit. Find them online at facebook.com/pawildsTreps or Twitter @pawildsTreps

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