Partners create branding for Wilds Cooperative

We’ve deemed Fridays as gratitude day here at the PA Wilds Center, and this week’s love letter goes to the North Central PA PREP partnership, which is a group we meet with regularly that includes economic development types and small business service providers that help entrepreneurs with things like business plans and financing. The NC […]

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You know you are a Pennsylvania Wilds child if …

Popping in today to say thanks to all the well-wishers on the latest addition to my family, my new son Dash. He was born June 24, weighing in at 8 pounds, 9.6 ounces, the third of three boys. Mom and baby are doing great. Here are a few pictures from our journey. I told friends […]

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Place-based tourism: a growth industry in rural PA

Last month we held a workshop for county commissioners from the Pennsylvania Wilds before our big annual awards dinner. Speakers from state and federal agencies that serve the region’s rural communities highlighted their funding programs. I was asked to do a 15-minute overview of the PA Wilds effort to kick things off. It’s not easy […]

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What Makes A Wilderness Race Great?

Hyner View Trail Challenge/Photo Courtesy Clinton County Economic Partnership

I used to work evenings at the Anchorage Daily News, in Alaska, so three or four mornings a week in the summer and fall I’d drive to south Anchorage and run Flattop Mountain before my reporting shift started at 1. I was in my late 20s then and loved mountain running. The crisp air, the […]

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Pushing Through Uncertainty

Hughes Pottery

Pushing Through Uncertainty The Pennsylvania Wilds effort is entering new territory. For the first time, we’re tackling product and brand development in a big way. We worked for a decade to get here. A long time, I know. But despite popular belief, that’s how entrepreneurial things often happen, brick by brick. Here’s how we laid […]

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