The founder of Whole Wide World Toys spent years traveling the globe with her family before settling in Hershey and launching this innovative company. Their beautiful playsets prepare kids for a changing world, encouraging cultural literacy — priming them to study abroad, pursue cross-cultural job opportunities and seek out diverse communities.
Coffee shops have come to serve a central role in small towns and resurgent neighborhoods, providing a gathering place for the community. Here we profile four of our favorite cafes from across the state, and talk with the owners about how their missions go beyond the perfect brew.
Pennsylvania is packed with wineries and B&Bs, but then there are those special spots that combine the two. In honor of Pennsylvania Wine Month, we're helping plan your next trip by profiling businesses across the state that offer both homegrown wines and guest rooms, with extra points for fire pits and al fresco opportunities.
Changes are afoot in this historic McKean County hamlet thanks to an energetic mayor, streetscape improvements, and a plethora of thriving small businesses. Now a new business incubator is set to provide an additional boost to this spectacular region.
If you're looking for signs of growth and progress in Erie, it helps to have the right tour guide. Katrina Vincent is a young economic development professional with a powerhouse resume and a deep knowledge of the local business landscape. She's working hard to help companies stay in the region, create jobs, and flourish financially.
Steve McKnight is part of a new generation of young professionals bringing fresh energy to the world of economic and community development. In this first installment of a new series, we follow him as he bikes around Blair County, forging connections and spreading the word about the region he loves.
Hurricane Sandy was the push these two coffee experts needed to open their own shop, and Philadelphia was the right place. They recently added an off-site roastery, providing beans to both the cafe and other local businesses.