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PA WILDS BUYER’S GUIDE

COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES

ADDITIONAL WCO
SUPPORT

PA WILDS BUYER’S GUIDE

Looking for more products for your retail outlet?  Looking for a retail location where you can sell your products? 

Download our free PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide, the premier tool for sourcing artisan products proudly made in the PA Wilds. 

The Wilds Cooperative of PA (WCO) is a value chain network of juried visual, craft and food artisans; creative industries partners; retailers and more — all of whom call the PA Wilds home. These artisans’ goods reflect the beauty, bounty and rural traditions of our region. And the places that sell those goods make it easier for shoppers to “take home a piece of the PA Wilds,” a brand with true retail power! The WCO helps make the connection — and this guide is a product of that effort. 

This guide is organized by medium, so you can focus on the types of products that fit your retail space and your market. The guide also showcases PA Wilds branded products and creative industry professionals who can help fulfill other business needs.

COVID-19 RELATED RESOURCES

There are many resources and tools available to businesses, employers and nonprofit organizations experiencing setbacks due to COVID-19.  Check out updates from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development.

GENERAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Find financial support, information for employers and workers, and more.

ARTS & NONPROFIT RESOURCES

Locate resources for the arts industry and nonprofit community.

RELATED INFORMATION

Check out updates and recommendations from state and national agencies.

WILDS ARE WORKING VIDEO SERIES 

LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER AMID COVID-19

In 2020, WCO members were invited to take part in the Wilds Are Working: Rural Entrepreneurship in Uncharted Times, a Facebook Live video series to share how they pivoted to survive the coronavirus crisis. Some of the lessons are ones that will have lasting impacts.

The goal of this initiative was to cross-pollinate ideas, approaches and resources that small businesses and entrepreneurs in the PA Wilds used to get their companies through the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provided a sense of community in a time when social norms were majorly disrupted.

ADDITIONAL WCO SUPPORT

Be sure to check out all of our other resources, opportunities and tools made available.

Find out who will win up to $50,000 at the PA Wilds $50K BIG IDEA final pitch event

Tune in on Thursday, June 9th from 2-5 pm for the PA Wilds $50K BIG IDEA Contest final pitch event at North Central LaunchBox in DuBois, PA. RSVP to attend live or virtually via ZOOM.

Regional Artists Needed for ‘Heart of the Arts’ Project

Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center (BCPAC) is looking for skilled and experienced artists for this year’s Heart of the Arts (HOTA) project.

Register for CCAC Regional Juried Photo Show by May 27

The Clinton County Arts Council will host its Juried Photo Show for 2022, titled “Ways of Seeing,” from June 10th to July 3rd, 2022. This year's annual regional photography show will be open to all interested photographers living within a 150 mile radius of Lock Haven.

Become Bike Friendly on PA Route 6

The PA Route 6 Alliance has recently announced its Bike-Friendly Business Program to help businesses attract more bicycling visitors to the Route 6 corridor and the entire region. This program is available at no cost to business owners and provides tools to enable them to better support bicycling enthusiasts.

Call for original literature: Submission period open for Northern Appalachia Review Volume 4

The Northern Appalachia Review welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction written about, representing, or engaging with the experience of living in or being from what we define in our mission statement as northern Appalachia. Submissions will be accepted through June 15, 2022.

RESOURCES

Learn more about WCO member benefits and how to make the most of your membership.

OPPORTUNITIES

Take advantage of opportunities to leverage the PA Wilds brand and grow your business.

TOOLS

Find more tools and resources related to WCO membership and growing your business.