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You are viewing 20 posts for 14 May 2015 with the tag Clarion University

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Local business changes ownership: Briar Hill Rustic Furniture

Duane Hedgecock had been working for Briar Hill Rustic Furniture for 23 years when the current owner, Denny Pierce approached him to inquire if he was interested in purchasing the business.…

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The Secret Tradition Continues: Santinoceto's Market

Santinoceto’s Italian Market celebrated its grand opening on March 4, 2016. However, the Santinoceto family name is far from new to the Clearfield area. Nick Santinoceto’s grandparents, Joseph and Mary, opened…

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PMP Printing

PMP Printing opened in March of 2014 and has been booming ever since. It is a specialized printing service located in Franklin, Pennsylvania with a focus on sports-related clients that require…

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Haberberger Disposal

Haberberger Disposal, previously known as Helping Hands, has been making a name for itself in McKean County. The business serves Kane, Mount Jewett, Norwich Township, Crosby, Ludlow, James City, and…

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CJ Spirits

CJ Spirits celebrated their grand opening on June 14, 2014 by having a full day of food, craft vendors, music, and distillery tours. CJ Spirits is a craft distillery located in…

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Clarion Center for the Arts

Clarion Center for the Arts opened in August 2013, having always been a vision of the owner, BreAnna Kirkland. Ms. Kirkland has lived in the area through her adolescence, and knows…

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Red Bandana Winery

Red Bandana Winery opened in May 2012, having been in the making for the past two years. Its owner, Kathleen Hall, conceptualized the project after moving to the region with her…

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Hayes Lubrication

The necessity of gasoline in our lives has become more and more painful at the pump for consumers and small businesses of the United States. Caleb Hayes, owner of Hayes Lubrication…

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Ajax Wireline Corporation

After 35 years in an industry, an individual can amass a great deal of valuable knowledge. Richard Carpenter decided to use his experience to start his own business and finally become…

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Unique Fabrications

Unique Fabrications provides custom steel fabrication, machine work and plasma cutting, and welding for a variety of industries. The company performs truck conversions, permanent and removable hitches, power extension mirrors, trailer…

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Stacy Mahle’s Family Hair Care

Stacy Mahle’s Family Hair Care is a newly established beauty salon serving the Strattanville area of Clarion County. The salon focuses on accommodating individuals of all ages. The venture started with…

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Elk County Powdered Metal

Elk County Powdered Metal (ECPM) opened their doors in early 2012. In their first quarter they were already exceeding their projected goals. This was due, in great part, to the leadership…

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Roser Technologies, Inc.

According to Crawford County business owner Jack Roser, if you offer your customers a quality product, if you are responsive and build solid relations with them, they will keep returning. But…

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Paws-Itive Image

Jeanette Forsythe first opened Paws-Itive Image in 2001 in the basement of her home. She offered pet grooming and boarding to the local Brookville area. At the time she began she…

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Sintergy, Inc.

Sintergy Inc., a world class manufacturer of custom engineered powder metal components has opened the doors to their new 43,000 square feet facility located in Industrial Drive in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania thanks…

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Farmer Smith's Gift & Garden

Farmer Smith’s Gift and Garden Center has been a family owned and operated business for over 30 years. The business offers an extensive garden center and greenhouse, as well as a…

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Dinsmore Welding and Fabricating, Inc.

Think business is slow in a recession? Not for Melvin Dinsmore. Last year, Mr. Dinsmore decided the growth of the company was enough to continue to expand--even as other manufacturers were…

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Clarion Research Group

Dr. James Rutkowski has maintained a private dental practice in Clarion since 1983. Using his dental lab, Dr. Rutkowski designed a device called the "VeinStay" that holds the vein in place…

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Micron Research Corporation

Micron Research Corporation, located in the rural town of Emporium in Cameron County, is a manufacturer of fine grain graphite. Currently, the company produces five different grades of graphite that…

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Absolute Powder Coating

As a young widow, Audra Mitchell was determined to provide for her son in a business that would keep her close to home. She entered a traditionally-male sector after intensive research…