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Castlerigg Wine Shop: Carlisle's Cozy Gem

The Castlerigg Wine Shop is in a charming older building in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, replete with interior wood shutters on floor to ceiling double hung windows, 12-inch oak baseboard trim, an antique…

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Performing an Encore: Halbrendt Vineyard & Winery

John and Noemi Halbrendt personify the definition of encore careerists. More specifically, they represent the growing ranks of encore entrepreneurs. Recently concluding professional careers, they retired into winemaking. Not that it…

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Michele’s Pet Grooming & Boarding

On a normal day at this recently opened doggie daycare and boarding facility, Daisy the “greeter” comes up to customers, happily wagging her tail, when they enter. A groomer might be…

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The Igloo Ice Cream Parlor

Nicholas Papoutsis first contacted the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Shippensburg University in early February 2014. Nicholas was going through a life transition at the time, having recently been “downsized”…

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CJ Complete Cleaning Service

CJ Complete Cleaning Service, LLC provides commercial and residential cleaning services specializing in office and carpet cleaning, hardwood floors maintenance and furniture steam cleaning. The owner and operator is Mr.…

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Pizza ‘N Stuff

Tony Marchiano has been working in the pizza industry for twenty-five years, starting when he moved to the United States from Sicily. His wife, Jessica has many years of experience in…

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Amped Apparel

Adam Sitz attended Shippensburg University to pursue a college education. While at Shippensburg, he continued to develop the Amped Apparel business that he started as a teen and that is celebrating…

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Proud to Serve Mini Mart & Deli

Talk about chance. Barbara and her husband Rachid Houggati, had patronized this convenience store when it was previously NS Deli. They had always thought about how great it would be to…

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Cartridge World

Ever look back and think, "I did not see myself in this position a couple years ago?" After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009 with a degree in Media…

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Caledonia Power Sports

Jeff Katusin and Tony McIntyre found their passion for power early, riding dirt bikes and four wheelers as children. As Katusin got older, many of his life experiences would prepare him…

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Jazzy Ladies Day Spa

From spending time with her mother as a child to spending time with her daughter as a mother herself, Anntoinette Saunders wanted to encourage and spread mother-daughter experiences around the area.…

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DataLife Labs

Technology is wonderful, but have you ever had that terrible sinking feeling when your hard drive dies or your photo disc doesn’t download the pictures from a big event? Now you…

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ChipHeadz Computer Solutions

Many people are in need of computer support and maintenance. The rapid pace of technological change often leaves the average consumer unable to resolve software and hardware problems. Dale Satterfield and…

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Roy Pitz

From the time they were in high school, Ryan Richards and Jesse Rotz dreamed of owning a brewery. Quite unlike the dreams of most teenagers, Ryan and Jesse were determined to…

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Touch of Paradise Salon & Spa

It’s a new year, one the Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and a Franklin County woman are greeting with a sense of accomplishment. The center, which opened its doors…

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Uncle Mike's Backyard BBQ

If there is one thing that “Uncle Mike” knows, it’s how to barbeque. For over a decade Mike Robinson’s, friends, coworkers, and neighbors have savored the taste of his cooking and…

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Thinking Green Systems

Thinking Green Systems has brought home building materials into the eco-friendly era, providing insulation services in any building. What sets this venture apart is a new product called BioBased 501. This…

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Kathy's Deli

Kathy Pugh’s passion for food lead her to open -- and later expand -- her own business. She originally opened Kathy’s Deli with husband Glenn on King Street in November 2002.…