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Owners Ryan, Dennis, Nancy and Michael McFarland credit much of their family-owned business success to the assistance of SBA resource partner Penn State SBDC.
Mifflintown, Pa. business named as SBA Eastern Pa. 2016 Family-Owned Small Business of Year

Pictured: Owners Ryan, Dennis, Nancy and Michael McFarland credit much of their family-owned business success to the assistance of SBA resource partner Penn State SBDC.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– It has been roughly 15 years since Buttonwood Campground, a Mifflintown, Pa. family-run business, began working with SBA resource partner Penn State Small Business Development Center. Dennis McFarland proudly notes that in that time, Buttonwood has indeed grown into a true ‘family affair’ with his adult sons, Michael and Ryan (Air Force and Reserves) who returned to the area to help run the complex operation. Owners Dennis, Nancy, Ryan and Michael McFarland credit much of their success to the Penn State SBDC.

“If it wasn’t for the SBDC, we wouldn’t be here today. They understood our vision and helped us get there,” Ryan McFarland said.

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U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced Eastern Pennsylvania’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Pop! Promos, with firm President Sterling Wilson and Philip Innamorato, from the office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. Pictured, left to right: Collette deChalus-Lee, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration, Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania
SBA Names Pop! Promos As Eastern Pa. 2016 Young Entrepreneur of Year

U.S. Small Business Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson-Urtecho and SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Antonio (Tony) Leta officially introduced Eastern Pennsylvania’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Pop! Promos, with firm President Sterling Wilson and Philip Innamorato, from the office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. Pictured, left to right: Collette deChalus-Lee, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration, Antonio (Tony) Leta, U.S. SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director, Kelly Shermer, Director of Marketing, Pop! Promos, Sterling Wilson, President, Pop! Promos, Natalia Olson-Urtecho, U.S. SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator and Philip Innamorato, from the office of U.S. Senator Pat Toomey.

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA – Young professionals President Sterling Wilson and CEO Erin Reilly grew up as best friends and went to boarding school together. Since its inception... Read More

Pictured: Kutztown University Small Business Development Center Business Consultant Kecia Sturdivant; Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Jennifer Tilden; President Alicia Williams and CFO Denean Williams of Full Circle, Inc.; Director Tony Leta, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District.

SBA Officials Celebrate Black History Month with Exton, Pa.-based small business visit

Pictured: Kutztown University Small Business Development Center Business Consultant Kecia Sturdivant; Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Jennifer Tilden; President Alicia Williams and CFO Denean Williams of Full Circle, Inc.; Director Tony Leta, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District.

Woman-Owned Small Business Full Circle, Inc. is finding its way forward to growth and success with help from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program.

Full Circle, Inc. is a highly successful SBA (8a) and woman-owned small business (WOSB) certified firm providing information systems, education and training, and program management to federal government agencies. Full Circle has a proven track record of providing efficient and effective professional services to help federal agency and commercial market missions.

“Full Circle is... Read More

Antonio "Tony" Leta, Director, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District and Solomon Wheeler, SBA Harrisburg Branch Manager celebrate Black History Month with York Pa. small business CEO and founder of One on 1 Accounting & Consulting and Seth Springer, Esq., Tax Attorney.

SBA celebrates Black History Month with York Pa. small business

Pictured: Antonio "Tony" Leta, Director, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District and Solomon Wheeler, SBA Harrisburg Branch Manager celebrate Black History Month with York Pa. small business CEO and founder of One on 1 Accounting & Consulting and Seth Springer, Esq., Tax Attorney.

Angela Huyghue, CEO and founder of One on 1 Accounting & Consulting, is a rising star among central Pennsylvania small businesses who discovered that her U.S. Small Business Administration resource partner, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center was “the one” to help her succeed.

One on 1 Accounting & Consulting Services is a woman-and minority-owned business founded by Huyghue in the summer of 2003. Huyghue relocated her headquarters to York, Pa. and in... Read More

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