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Wilds Cooperative of PA members gathered for 2024 spring membership meeting at Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro

Members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA met at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Tioga County on Monday, April 22 for the first of two Membership Meetings to be held in 2024. These meetings are held twice a year, typically with the spring session on the eastern side of the PA Wilds region and the fall session on the western side, giving as many Wilds Cooperative (WCO) members as possible the chance to attend.

SpringBoard announces 2024 grant program

SpringBoard, a coworking and community space powered by Downtown Bellefonte Inc., has officially launched its 2024 grant opportunity for businesses in Centre County.

Innovators invited to apply for 2024 PA Wilds Big Idea Contest, chance to win $50,000

You Could Win $50,000 for your BIG IDEA! Calling All Visionaries in Cameron, Clinton, Lycoming, Potter, and Tioga Counties, PA! Are you a trailblazing entrepreneur with a game-changing idea in the maker economy, outdoors and recreation, forest products, manufacturing, or technology? Your innovation could be the spark that transforms industries and landscapes. Welcome to the Big Idea Contest: Where WILD Ideas Thrive!

Penn State SBDC Business Plan Bootcamp – Applications Due Dec. 29

The Penn State SBDC Business Plan Bootcamp is an 6-week accelerator program designed to take entrepreneurs and business owners through the complete journey of writing a comprehensive business plan. 

Wilds Cooperative members turn out for 2023 Membership Meetings

Members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA got a first look at the PA Wilds Media Lab on Tuesday, September 26 during one of the two Membership Meetings held in 2023. 

PA Route 6 Alliance: Supporting a scenic heritage corridor

The PA Route 6 Alliance champions the Pennsylvania section of this transcontinental highway, promoting the plethora of rich heritage and beauty still alive along the route.

Wilds Cooperative members can sign up for PA Wilds Marketplace, Makers Market

You MAKE things in the PA Wilds. Here’s an opportunity to SELL them! The PA Wilds Makers Market is an online exhibitor event on November 4, which features products only found in the Pennsylvania Wilds on ShopThePAWilds.com.  Register by August 31 to participate!

WCO Creative Maker applications due by September 18 for 2023 Fall Jury Review 

Monday, September 18, 2023 is the deadline for artisans creative professionals to register for the Wilds Cooperative of PA Spring Jury Review. Basic Level Creative Makers are also eligible to be re-juried.

Explore PA Wilds made products, services, branded goods and local shops in the 2023 Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking for unique and authentic products from the Pennsylvania Wilds? Do you want to support local artists, makers and businesses in this beautiful 13-county region? Check out the 2023 PA Wilds Buyer’s Guide, a free digital resource that connects you to hundreds of creative entrepreneurs and their amazing offerings.

Finalists announced for $50,000 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest

Finalists announced for $50,000 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest The finalists have been announced for the 2023 PA Wilds BIG IDEA Contest, in which local entrepreneurs will compete in a…
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