PA Wilds Center issues RFP for Lycoming County Business Outreach Specialist

PA Wilds Center issues RFP for Lycoming County Business Outreach Specialist Proposals due by September 3, 2021 Individuals based in Lycoming County and interested in helping small businesses grow are encouraged to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PA Wilds Center) for an Outreach Specialist.…

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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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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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Details on COVID-19 Relief Small Business Assistance Program now available

Details on COVID-19 Relief Small Business Assistance Program now available Many new details about the state’s new grant program for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns are now available online. “We are encouraging outfitters, lodges, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries, B&Bs, retailers, makers, craft ag food producers, creative services companies and other small Main Street type…

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Grant funding for small businesses in the PA Wilds impacted by COVID

Grant funding for small businesses in the PA Wilds impacted by COVID Governor Tom Wolf on Monday announced a $225 million statewide grant program to support small businesses that were impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis and subsequent business closure order. PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship and The Progress Fund, a non-profit community development financial…

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Drawing on region’s Depression Era roots, PA Wilds Center launches program to pay small businesses to help each other amid crisis

Drawing on region’s Depression Era roots, PA Wilds Center launches program to pay small businesses to help each other amid crisis The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship announced Monday it is launching a Facebook Live video series for locally-owned small businesses to share how they are pivoting to survive the coronavirus crisis, and the nonprofit…

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New report: PA Wilds region hits record high in traveler spending in 2018

New report: PA Wilds region hits record high in traveler spending in 2018 Travelers to the Pennsylvania Wilds in 2018 spent more money than ever before, breaking previous records for the 12-county region in rural north-central Pennsylvania, according to a new report. “Travelers spent more than $1.8 billion in the Pennsylvania Wilds region in 2018…

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PA Wilds Center Seeking RFP for Maker Marketplace

The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship seeks proposals for the front-end design and launch of a managed retail Marketplace service solution. The ideal Marketplace proposal will be a hosted platform that is a SaaS customized for one url specific to the PA Wilds Center’s brand needs, a commission-based model and feature robust Marketplace functionality. Timeline:…

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Pennsylvania Wilds entrepreneurs invited to participate in Small Business UnConference

Pennsylvania Wilds entrepreneurs invited to participate in Small Business UnConference Ta Enos, PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship founder and CEO, to serve as a keynote speaker WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Small business owners and entrepreneurs of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania (WCO) are invited to participate in the Small Business UnConference being held this fall, the…

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