Abbi Peters Graduates as Fellow of Appalachian Regional Commission’s Appalachian Leadership Institute

Abbi Peters Graduates as Fellow of Appalachian Regional Commission’s Appalachian Leadership Institute Peters joins 77 others from across the Region in the Appalachian Leadership Institute Alumni Network On July 15, 2021, Abbi Peters, EVP of Operations at the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. was one of 38 fellows who graduated from the Appalachian Leadership…

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Mobile PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park now open

Mobile PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park now open New online shopping experience also available at ShopThePAWilds.com On Monday, June 7, the mobile unit of the PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park officially opened to the public, offering PA Wilds made and branded wares and apparel to park visitors…

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2021 PA Wilds Champion Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to June 30

2021 PA Wilds Champion Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to June 30 The deadline to submit nominations for the 2021 PA Wilds Champion Awards has been extended to June 30, 2021.  Each year, the PA Wilds Center recognizes individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and businesses that have made significant contributions to help grow and sustainably develop the outdoor…

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New ARC report on tourism trends and strategies spotlights PA Wilds case studies

New ARC report on tourism trends and strategies spotlights PA Wilds case studies The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), in partnership with the University of Tennessee Knoxville and Collective Impact, recently released a report that looks at the history of tourism in Appalachia and provides recommendations for communities and tourism professionals looking to employ it as…

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PA Wilds Conservation Shop coming to Leonard Harrison State Park

PA Wilds Conservation Shop coming to Leonard Harrison State Park WELLSBORO — The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship (PA Wilds Center) announced Monday it is opening its second PA Wilds Conservation Shop at Leonard Harrison State Park via a mobile unit this summer, expanding visitor services at the busy state park and improving market access…

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New tool to help rural communities build outdoor recreation economies highlights regional PA Wilds strategy

New tool to help rural communities build outdoor recreation economies highlights regional PA Wilds strategy A new toolkit has been developed and released nationally to help rural communities grow their outdoor recreation industries.  Developed by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) in partnership with Oregon State University’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative and the National Governors Association Outdoor…

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PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs

PA Wilds Center announces development of new regional ecommerce infrastructure to support rural entrepreneurs WARREN – This time next year, the nonprofit PA Wilds Center plans to pilot an online marketplace where consumers can buy authentic local products made in the PA Wilds region by a variety of nonprofits and small businesses. Erie-based MakerPlace Inc.…

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