Tag: Community Partners

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.

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.

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.

PCA seeks partner organizations for Folk and Traditional Arts Partnership program

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is currently seeking applications from organizations interested in serving as partners in the PCA Folk and Traditional Arts Partnership program. Letters of interest are due by 5:00 PM EST February 28, 2022.

Hello Social offers group coaching social media support

Hello Social Co., a Wilds Cooperative of PA member based out of Bellefonte, recently announced a Group Coaching service designed to support individuals and entrepreneurs on a budget.

Elk County Council on the Arts Announces Funding Opportunities for Small Arts Organizations in the Region

The application period is now open for Entry to Program Stream, a new general operating support grant opportunity for small arts organizations and non-arts organizations or units of government.

Applications for Penn State SBDC Business Plan Bootcamp due by January 14

The Penn State SBDC Business Plan Bootcamp is a free 8-week accelerator program designed to take participants through the entire journey of writing a full business plan.

Penn State SBDC: Supporting entrepreneurs with education, tools and info

Serving Centre, Clinton and Lycoming Counties, the Penn State Small Business Development Center (Penn State SBDC) provides entrepreneurs with the education, information, and tools necessary to build successful small businesses.

Bellefonte launches community-wide gift card program to support small businesses

Shoppers in Bellefonte will now have an exciting new way to support small businesses. Downtown Bellefonte Inc. will launch a community-wide gift card — The LoveBFT Card — on Small Business Saturday (November 27).