Planning perfect days is a dream come true for York Township entrepreneur

Wedding planner and floral designer Leah Barnes has created an interactive playroom for couples preparing for their big day.


Cookie connoisseurs savor success with high-tech tools and a culture of kindness

Doug and Sara Taylor spent their dating journey baking together. They never imagined it would turn into a multi-location cookie empire.

Next generation continues father’s excavating legacy with help of PeoplesBank

When Usner Excavating founder Rodney Usner died in 2019, his children had a choice: sell the business or work together to keep it running.

York native’s livestream platform empowers local high school athletes

Dew Jones brought together his passion for youth sports and video production to launch Sports Shooting Stars, which livestreams Central Pennsylvania high school athletics, such as basketball and football.

McNees Accelerator invites entrepreneurs to apply for free business guidance

The program at York College of Pennsylvania, which provides training to early-stage company owners and people with business ideas, is accepting applications for 2023 until February 15.

Harrisburg designer empowers women through fashion

Amma Johnson couples her love of art and fashion with her drive to strengthen women through her brand, AMMA JO.

Lancaster-based social space innovator offers help for adoptive parents

Isaac Etter’s paid parenting platform, Identity, caters to foster and adoptive parents, with subscribers across the U.S., Canada, and even New Zealand.

Artist opens studio to help marginalized creatives in York’s WeCo district

Artist and educator Ophelia Chambliss plans to use her new studio space — Ophelia’s Making Agency — not only to create art but to assist artists of color with the business side of creative work.

Southern York County entrepreneurs open Aces Axe Throwing

Amanda Bobby and her family’s business pivoted after the pandemic to open their own axe throwing venue in Shrewsbury.

York Federal Fellows builds next generation of leaders

One participant said the program gave her more confidence in myself and made her more comfortable taking on emotional and mental challenges.

Lancaster homeschool mom blends past skills into running Keystone Coffee House

Donna Shenk says the skills she honed while homeschooling her four kids apply to operating her shop inside the Lancaster Amtrak station.

Gamut Theatre Group founders celebrate 30th season

Melissa and Clark Nicholson brought together their love of theater 30 years ago to create a one-of-a-kind organization in Harrisburg.

BloomBox founders see explosive growth in online sales, in-person delivery

Chase Hafer didn’t know much about plants when he launched BloomBox. That was business partner David Zablocki’s realm. The decision to merge online sales with an in-person touch helped the duo build a one-of-a-kind online plant retailer.

Founder breaks with past to go ‘all-in’ on Harrisburg-based circuit board company

Dan Thau scaled Millennium Circuits Limited from a basement business into a multi-million dollar global company.

Harrisburg-area veteran creates an app of hope for those recovering from addiction

Sharina Johnson’s company is developing a tool that uses artificial intelligence to track emotional triggers and offer support to those in recovery.


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