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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.

The Gateway Lodge: Creature comforts nestled in the PA Wilds

Nestled among the hemlock and pine next to Cook Forest State Park, near Clarion, PA, and part of the Cook Forest and The Ancients landscape of the Pennsylvania Wilds, lies The Gateway Lodge. 

Finalists in the PA WILDS BIG IDEA Contest Have Been Announced

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, and with funding support provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ recent innovation competition targeted the counties of Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, and Jefferson. Nearly 40 entrepreneurs applied for this opportunity; six finalists have been selected from the group.

The Progress Fund hires Project Manager for PA Wilds region

The Progress Fund recently announced the hiring of Kristi Wendel as the Project Manager for the PA Wilds region. In this new role, Wendel will support tourism-niche markets with a focus on providing non-traditional and flexible financing opportunities to help small businesses grow and prosper in rural areas.

Nine entrepreneurs kick off 2022 PA Wilds PACE Program to grow their businesses

Nine small business owners in the Pennsylvania Wilds region are working their way through a course meant to inspire and grow their businesses. The program started on April 14 as the entrepreneurs, representing nine different businesses from across the PA Wilds, gathered in Williamsport to kick off the 2022 PA Wilds PACE program, a 5-week professional development course designed to help scale rural businesses.

Jabebo Earrings: Recycling cereal boxes into jewelry that celebrates nature

In 1994, Kevin Abbott made his first pair of earrings — a sun and moon set — for his wife, Mary. Since then, more than 300 designs have been developed by Kevin and the artisans employed at the couple’s earring company, Jabebo.