College Prep Lady Prepares High School Students for Post- Secondary Education in Central, PA

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Like all local heroes, and nascent entrepreneurs, Myra Blackwell successfully identified a business opportunity after listening to the needs and challenges in her community.  As a result, Myra Blackwell, also known as the “College Prep Lady”, began the courageous journey to create a new venture that aims to simplify the process…

Bucknell University SBDC Holds 2017 Celebration of Small Business

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On Friday, July 21, 2017 the Bucknell University SBDC held is annual Celebration of Small Business on Bucknell's campus in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. During the breakfast, four awards were given to the following exemplary small business owners: InnovateHER Business Challenge Bucknell SBDC Regional Winner: Kaitlin Schuck, Threading Love, Recognizing her efforts and…

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The True Economic Engine

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The Punxsutawney Spirit wrote a nice article on the grand opening of Creative Garden, a Punxsutawney daycare facility that moved into a new building this fall.

Erin Cameron started Creative Garden after attending a First Step workshop and receiving consulting assistance from the Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Her business plan evolved as she continued to work with the SBDC.

“It just changed as we had new ideas,” Cameron said about working with the Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC). “We originally thought about doing an addition on the house. But then I thought, we may as well start from scratch.”

Lucy Ames, a consultant with the Clarion University SBDC, talked about the role the SBDC plays in assisting small businesses with strategic and financial planning – like Creative Garden.

“We work to complete the full business plan and assist with funding agencies,” said Ames.

Several Pennsylvania legislators were on hand to help with the ribbon-cutting ceremony, including U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, state House Speaker Sam Smith and Mark Adams, representing state Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati.

Small businesses such as Creative Garden are “the true economic engine in the country,” said U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.

Read the full article here.

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Lucy Ames, Consultant from the Clarion University SBDC, U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, Rep. Samuel H. Smith, and Mark Adams, representing Sen. Joseph B. Scarnati were on hand for the grand opening of Creative Garden in Punxsutawney.