When it comes to grapes, Commonwealth winemakers are thinking beyond the usual suspects, experimenting with off-beat varietals that thrive in cooler climates. Their hard work is paying off, winning awards, expanding the industry, and enticing local wine lovers into sampling something new.
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.
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.
Thanks to technology, students across nine counties will be able to access in-person classes -- and the opportunities that come with postsecondary education -- via the new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania. The goal is to boost the area economically by preparing locals for the jobs of the future.
On October 26, celebrate the local business community at this event designed to stimulate conversation, build new connections and re-engage highly talented people who grew up, went to school or worked in Erie.