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Duquesne SBDC gets funding via CARES Act

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Here's how the money will be put to work to help small businesses deal with Covid-19 related challenges.

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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On an average day, Trina Worrell Benjamin handles invoices, returns calls and emails, directs a team of nearly a dozen employees and manages a client roster that has included big names like Rite Aid and Toys“R”Us. She admits her first steps into entrepreneurship were not easy. But with the help of…

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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18 for October: Roy Pitz Brewery

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Up next in our 18 for October series: Roy Pitz Brewery.

Ever since high school, long-time friends Ryan Richards and Jesse Rotz dreamed of owning their own brewery. After getting help from the Shippensburg SBDC, Jesse and Ryan were able to fulfill that dream and secured funding to open Roy Pitz Brewing Company.

Since its inception, Roy Pitz Brewing Company has doubled their sales volume every year, allowing Jesse and Ryan to turn their hard work and dreams into a successful company.  Jesse believes the SBDC help has been critical to their business start-up and early success. He looks forward to a continued relationship.

“You continue to work with each other throughout the years as the company grows. That was not something I was aware of when I first heard of the SBDC,” said Jesse.

Read more about Roy Pitz.