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Bucknell University SBDC Holds 2017 Celebration of Small Business

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On Friday, July 21, 2017 the Bucknell University SBDC held is annual Celebration of Small Business on Bucknell's campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During the breakfast, four awards were given to the following exemplary small business owners: InnovateHER Business Challenge Bucknell SBDC Regional Winner: Kaitlin Schuck, Threading Love, Recognizing her efforts and…

Want to Commercialize your Technology? Learn How at the 2017 SBIR Workshop in Villanova

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Are you a small business owner or an entrepreneur in the technology sector looking for opportunities to fund development of an innovative technology? If you want to commercialize your technology, The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program can help.   As a highly competitive awards-based program, SBIR provides funding for innovators…

"Meet the Lenders" Event For Local Entrepreneurs Slated for October 5 in Philadelphia

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On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District will be participating in a lender outreach event hosted by SCORE. Together, they bring “Meet the Lenders” Borrowing Matchmaking, a networking event designed to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with resource partners and lenders in an engaging…

Small Businesses Win Big at Inaugural Governor's ImPAct Awards

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On Thursday, May 23, 2013 Governor Tom Corbett recognized Pennsylvania companies and entrepreneurs that are creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy at the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Awards. Eleven award winners were Pennsylvania SBDC clients, who were nominated by their local SBDC in collaboration with other economic development partners as a part of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP).  The Pennsylvania SBDC congratulates all of these small companies for their achievements and contributions to Pennsylvania’s economy.

Congratulations to the following Pennsylvania SBDC client award winners:

  • Central: AcousticSheep (Bellefonte) – Entrepreneur Impact Award (Penn State SBDC)
  • South Central: Zeigler Brothers (Gardeners) – Export Impact Award (Kutztown University SBDC)
  • Lehigh Valley: ABEC, Inc. (Bethlehem) – Export Impact Award (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Lehigh Valley: Puritan Products (Bethlehem) – Small Business Impact Award (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Lehigh Valley: Air Products (Allentown) – Community Impact Award (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Northwest: Franklin Bronze and Alloy Co., Inc (Franklin) – Small Business Impact Award (Clarion University SBDC)
  • North Central: Miller Welding and Machine Company (Brookville )– Community Impact Award (Clarion University SBDC)
  • North Central: KMA Remarketing Corporation (DuBois) – Entrepreneur Impact Award (Clarion University SBDC)
  • North Central: Brookville Equipment Corporation (Brookville) – Jobs First Award (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Northern Tier: Diaz Companies (Kingsley) – Entrepreneur Imapct Award (University of Scranton SBDC)
  • Southwest: Hormann Flexon (Leetsdale) – Small Business Impact Award (Duquesne University SBDC)

The Pennsylvania SBDC congratulates all of its clients who were finalists in their respective categories:

Central

  • Community Impact Award Finalist: Ideal Family Farms – Selinsgrove (Bucknell University SBDC) 
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Vargo Outdoors – Lewisburg (Bucknell University SBDC)
  • Jobs First Award Finalist: Pik Rite – Lewisburg (Bucknell University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: Custom Care Pharmacy – Milton (Bucknell University SBDC) 

Lehigh Valley

  • Community Impact Award Finalist: ATAS International – Allentown (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Computer Aid – Allentown (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Dynalene – Whitehall (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: HindlePower – Easton (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: OraSure Technologies – Bethlehem (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Jobs First Award Finalist: Gaver Industries d/b/a Barker & Barker Paving – Bethlehem (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Jobs First Award Finalist: Follett Corp. – Easton (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: First Generation Visual Communication – Allentown (Lehigh University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: EcoTech Marine – Allentown (Lehigh University SBDC)

Northeast

  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Condron & Company - Scranton (University of Scranton SBDC)
  • Jobs First Award Finalist: At-Home Quality Care – Clarks Summit (University of Scranton SBDC)

Northwest

  • Entrepreneurial Impact Award Finalist: Francis J. Palo, Inc. – Clarion (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: Klapec Auto Body Inc. – Cranberry (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: Roser Technologies Inc. – Titusville (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Community Impact Award Finalist: Berner International Corp. – New Castle (Duquesne University SBDC)

North Central

  • Community Impact Award Finalist: Kessel Construction Inc. – Bradford (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Gateway Lodge – Cooksburg (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Secco Designs LLC – St. Marys (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Silverado Springs – Brookville (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Export Impact Award Finalist: Allegheny Bradford Corporation – Bradford (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Export Impact Award Finalist: Matson Lumber Company – Brookville (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Export Impact Award Finalist: Straub International, LLC dba Skipta India – St. Marys (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Jobs First Award Finalist: Arete QIS – Ridgway (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: Absolute Powder Coating, LLC – St. Marys (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: P/M National Inc. – St. Marys (Clarion University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: Sintergy Inc. – Reynoldsville (Clarion University SBDC)

Northern Tier

  • Jobs First Award Finalist: Diaz Companies – Kingsley (University of Scranton SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: BX3 Inc., dba Taylor Rental – Montrose (University of Scranton SBDC)

South Central

  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Roy-Pitz Brewing Company – Chambersburg (Shippensburg University SBDC)

Southern Alleghenies

  • Community Impact Award Finalist: Keller Engineers – Hollidaysburg (Saint Francis University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: New Pig Corporation – Tipton (Saint Francis University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneurial Impact Award Finalist: Mail Pro, Inc. – Duncansville (Saint Francis University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: In-Shore Technologies – Johnstown (Saint Francis University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: ITI Trailers & Truck Bodies – Meyersdale (Saint Francis University SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: Fishertown Country Store/Ridge Market – Fishertown (Saint Francis University SBDC)

Southwest

  • Community Impact Award Finalist: AEC Group – McKeesport (University of Pittsburgh SBDC)
  • Small Business Impact Award Finalist: SDC Nutrition – Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh SBDC)
  • Export Impact Award Finalist: Randall Industries – Pittsburgh (Duquesne University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Compunetix, Inc. /Chorus Call, Inc. – Monroeville (Duquesne University SBDC)
  • Entrepreneur Impact Award Finalist: Orionvega, LLC – Pittsburgh (Duquesne University SBDC)
  • Community Impact Award Finalist: Precision Defense Services, Inc. – Irwin (Duquesne University SBDC)