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Historic Estate Gets A New Life: Bush House Estate

If the walls of the historic 6000 square foot Bush House Estate could talk, they would tell a tale that started in the mid 1800’s and continues today with the latest…

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Embellish Salon and Formal Wear Now Open in Lock Haven

Ashley Kramer has been in the beauty supply industry for 11 years. Ashley has worked for Bonnie’s Hair, Nails & Tanning Salon for the last 5 years. Once the opportunity to…

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Glamour & Sass Nail Spa & Salon

Tami Jean Lowe is no stranger to the hair and nail industry. She has extensive experience as a nail technician, and has received years of training and certifications in the field.…

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Farmers Insurance

In July 2014, Linda Ungard attended a workshop at the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) entitled “The First Step for Starting a Small Business.” She had a vision…

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Gia Hair and Things

Gia Jones opened a Beauty Boutique specializing in the sale of beauty products, hair weaves, hair extensions, wigs, accessories, and much more. Gia is operating out of a remodeled room in…

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24/7 Body Central

Michelle McGinness and Randy Haffley have opened a fitness center specializing in fitness, weight/cardio training, and general health improvement. The center also sells fitness clothing and accessories as well as energy…

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Fat Cat Vapor Shop

Chris Hughes has opened a retail business specializing in selling electronic cigarettes (e-cig) and accessories named Fat Cat Vapor Shop, operating in Lycoming County. They are marketing their business to…

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Sport & Spine Chiropractic Rehab

Dr. Jason Madigan had been practicing professionally as an employed member of chiropractic facilities for over 10 years, with the past 8 years occurring in the Williamsport area, when he decided…

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In 2012, Jamie Fox was struck with a vision.  She saw a need in the area for high-quality, gently-used clothing that is both affordable and fashionable.  She understood the importance for…

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Transport Designs, Inc.

Transport Designs, Inc. is an industry-leading manufacturer of custom motorhomes, toterhomes, and enclosed trailers. Steve Mattie has been the owner of Transport Designs, Inc. since opening shop in 1988. The Matties realized…

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Hometown Dental

Husband and wife, Dr. Kevin Conklin and Dr. Calie Dang had been practicing dentistry for nearly 3 years when they were presented with the opportunity to purchase a local practice, Hometown…

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Corbin's Footwear

Since 2004, Bob Simcox, owner of Corbin’s Footwear, has paid close attention to the retail apparel and footwear industry. His most important observation has been that the footwear industry is…

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Northern Lite Fine Clothing

Rob Ferguson has worked with the Lock Haven Small Business Development Center (SBDC) since he had the idea of becoming a business owner. He attended the First Step for Starting a Small…

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Central Susquehanna Oil and Gas Expo

Based on a successful Business to Business Oil and Gas Expo in 2009, the Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) once again took the lead in organizing a follow…

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Telepole

In 2003 Kim Digenakis was working for an awning company when he saw the demand for telescoping poles drastically increase. His company was unable to step up and fulfill the market need. …

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MLP Reporting, Inc.

In 1992, Maureen L. Pritchard started MLP Reporting, Inc. in Lock Haven, PA. She began her career as a registered court reporter in the early 1980s and worked at the Clearfield County…

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Katie Benson School of Dance

Katie Benson had been working at a local dance studio for several years and was presented with the opportunity to purchase the business in a few years. In order to prepare…

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West Branch Tennis Club

Creating a friendly, casual environment for tennis players of all ages and skill levels since 1975, the West Branch Tennis Club (WBTC) prides itself on the idea that it's not just a country…

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Air Parts of Lock Haven

Air Parts of Lock Haven, Inc. was started in 1986 with one part-time employee in a small hangar located at the William T. Piper Memorial Airport. Since that time, Air Parts has…