The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers have helped thousands of entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures, expand an existing business, or return a business to profitability.

Read about some of our clients who have allowed us to share their stories, representing a wide range of assistance provided across a variety of industries.

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Rocky Road Stables, LLC

As a senior at Luzerne Community College, Melissa McHenry of Bloomsburg first came to the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in March of 2012 for assistance in developing a…

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Red Bandana Winery

Red Bandana Winery opened in May 2012, having been in the making for the past two years. Its owner, Kathleen Hall, conceptualized the project after moving to the region with her…

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Mrs. Chalkbox

Holly Rosenthall has always loved the idea of being a business owner. Several years ago, she and her husband owned and operated their own Subway franchise. Rosenthall would be retiring from…

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J&M Export Deli

Jennifer Olson and her cousin, Michelle Renn, first contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in September 2012 for assistance in developing a business to purchase an existing…

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Hayes Lubrication

The necessity of gasoline in our lives has become more and more painful at the pump for consumers and small businesses of the United States. Caleb Hayes, owner of Hayes Lubrication…

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AAA School of Trucking

AAA School of Trucking is a family owned and operated trade school providing training and testing for truck drivers leading to the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). It was founded in 1997…

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Pennex Aluminum

Pennex Aluminum is owned by Metal Exchange Corporation, based in St. Louis, a global metals trading, manufacturing and processing company. Pennex has over 33 years of experience and is a global…

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Gresham's Chophouse

Tom Regenski, Jr. came to the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in 1995 as he flirted with the ideas of several businesses. In 1998, Regenski decided that along…

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Industrial Heat Solutions

Industrial Heat Solutions (IHS) is a start-up company designed to provide value-added services into the specialty metals industry. This company provides the process of heat treating to the specialty metals used…

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Comfort Zone Restaurant and Deli

Pedro Reyes has lived and worked in New York City for most of his life. He has made a living by waiting tables at some of the more notable restaurants in…

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TM Industrial Supply

Established in 1976, TM Industrial Supply originally focused on the manufacturing of separators, receivers, pulsation dampening bottles, and knockout pots for the air and gas markets. In 1986, the Fluid Engineering…

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AEFIS, LLC.

Mustafa Sualp, President and CEO, founded AEFIS as a start-up company in 2009, incubated within his first company Untra Corporation, the IT consulting business Sualp founded in 1999 which became 85th…

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Quality Management Services

In 1996, Angelo Salandra was working at a national document management company. When assessing his work and the processes involved, he realized he could provide a better quality service at a…

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Austin's Auto Service

After eight years of working at Austin’s Auto Service, Nelson Tavarez, Jr. was faced with a decision. Austin Godshall, the owner of the business, fell ill and considered closing. Not…

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ServiceMaster by Ryan

Katy Ryan began working for an Altoona ServiceMaster franchise in 2001. She started out working as a part-time cleaner for Merry Maids, the residential portion of the ServiceMaster brand. She also did part-time…

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Harvest Local Foods

As environmentalists and lovers of healthy foods, Mary Ann Ford and Pam Nelson loved the idea of running a business that sells locally grown and produced products. Although they had no…

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Ajax Wireline Corporation

After 35 years in an industry, an individual can amass a great deal of valuable knowledge. Richard Carpenter decided to use his experience to start his own business and finally become…

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Gerome Manufacturing

Joe Putila is President of Gerome Manufacturing, a profitable manufacturing business in Uniontown, Fayette County that has been in business for more than 55 years. Gerome Manufacturing fabricates the most…

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Columbia County Bread & Granola

The owner of Columbia County Bread and Granola, Doug Michael, began his business by making and selling sprouted grain bread. As this bread gained popularity, Michael expanded his offerings to…

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Newkirk Honey

EunJin Newkirk and her husband, Jason, are beekeepers. They moved to Scranton, PA from Iowa in 2011. They maintain over 100 active hives and produce honey-based products such as lip balm,…