Category: Features
Mar 27

Preserving community character in the PA Wilds

A refreshed design guide and a big annual event will boost efforts to nurture place-based tourism and development in this scenic Pennsylvania region. Ed McMahon, a national expert on sustainable growth, headlines a April 27 banquet in DuBois.

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Mar 21

Pittsburgh hosts international Hardware Cup

Companies working on a physical product are often underestimated by investors. This event at AlphaLab Gear (April 19-20) looks to change that by highlighting up to a dozen startups from across the globe, and introducing them to Steel City in the process.

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Mar 14

Lesson #8: Don't believe the hype

Wayne Barz has more advice for startups in his latest "Incubating Innovation" column. Not every hot new thing goes mainstream. Once you've made your first sale, avoid the hype cycle and focus on pushing innovators to adopt your tech-driven product.

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Mar 13

City on the Rise

A new generation of locals, transplants and repatriates are transforming Lancaster City, shifting the reputation of a metropolis that's long been in its famous county's bucolic shadow. Whether you're looking for a night out, a historic home to renovate or fertile ground for your fledgling startup, this compact burg has you covered.

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Feb 27

On the Way to...Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

Spring 2017 is the perfect time to explore this iconic piece of American architecture as the country celebrates what would have been Wright's 150th birthday. Fortunately, we're here to help you make the most of your trip by providing places to stop along the way, from more marvelous homes and a dose of natural beauty to a moment of remembrance and a great meal.

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Feb 20

Jumpstarting development in Philly neighborhoods

A local real estate mogul has used a personal line of credit to fund over $2 million worth of loans to upstart entrepreneurs in Germantown. It's part of a holistic training program that encourages local residents to rehab homes and keeps dollars in the community. Now the idea is spreading.

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Feb 14

Bringing buyers and sellers together in the PA Wilds

This scenic region has a wealth of amazing artisan producers including sculptors, potters, brewers, vintners and craftspeople. An April 1 event will connect these creative entrepreneurs with wholesale retail opportunities. Fortunately, the general public is also welcome to shop till they drop.

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