Category: Press Release

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bellefonte to pilot program hosting remote workers as part of Pennsylvania Wilds initiative

Bellefonte is one of two communities piloting a new remote work program called the Wilds Are Working: Recreation and Technology in Rural PA with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship.

Artisans invited to apply for PA Wilds PACE business boot camp by March 4

The PA Wilds PACE Program is designed for entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses and leverage the Pennsylvania Wilds brand and marketing opportunities. Open to artisan producers participating in the Wilds Cooperative of PA, the 2022 cohort will help entrepreneurs look backward, forward and outward to set their businesses up for long-term success.

WCO Creative Maker applications due by March 21 for 2022 Spring Jury Review 

Monday, March 21, 2022 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.

October 23 PA Wilds Makers Market: Watch artisan demonstrations, find regionally-made wares from home

If you’re looking for a gift or locally-sourced ware, be sure to tune into PA Wilds Makers Market on October 23.  This online shopping experience is designed to help you ‘find your next WILD thing,’ specifically handcrafted products and services in the Pennsylvania Wilds. 

PA Wilds Center partners with Hello Social Co. to offer intensive social media marketing workshop

PA Wilds Center partners with Hello Social Co. to offer intensive social media marketing workshop Businesses and organizations in the Pennsylvania Wilds seeking to receive hands-on social media marketing training for their brand have an opportunity to attend a November 8 mini-conference-style workshop in Emporium. To be held from 10 a.m. to noon on November…
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