From live music to chainsaws, the state's annual festivals celebrate everything under the sun. They also boost their communities, increase local pride, and showcase the host area for a wide swath of new people. The economic benefits redound throughout the year. In this latest episode, we're joined by representatives from Bethlehem's Musikfest and Ridgway's Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
Three companies rose to the top during the second of three planned Big Idea Contests in the PA Wilds region. One thing they all share: A commitment to community and doing good, whether that's through a piece of handmade art, a cup of coffee, or a software program.
It’s that time of year again: Time to boost some of our favorite Pennsylvania small businesses and help readers with their holiday shopping in the process. From rocks glasses to fresh flowers to one-of-a-kind jewelry, there's something for everyone on your list.
Communities across the state are using food production and food culture to connect people to their shared humanity. From an urban agriculture/arts mashup in Philadelphia, to a video series spotlighting traditional dishes in Central PA, to a bucolic theater venue on the Delaware River, Pennsylvanians are cooking up change.
Two innovative companies emerged victorious from the pitch competition, earning an infusion of cash to build their businesses. The winners represent very different sectors, demonstrating the dynamicism of the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In the this episode, we speak with Mario Mazza, a second-generation winemaker based in one of the state's most beautiful regions. His family has been making fine wines on the shores of Lake Erie for 50 years, and the future looks bright.