Private Healthcare Business in Cumberland County Receives PIDA Loan Approval to Expand


Private Healthcare Business in Cumberland County Receives PIDA Loan Approval to Expand
Early Bird Therapy, LLC, and Growing in Motion LLC, receives $409,000 loan

Mechanicsburg, PA – June 9, 2023 – The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) is pleased to announce that PIDA has approved a 15-year, $409,000 loan to two related companies, Early Bird Therapy, LLC, and Growing in Motion LLC, to open a second location at 2104 Aspen Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA. These companies are leading providers of skilled pediatric and adolescent occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.

Under the guidance of Keith Parker, a dedicated Occupational Therapist and owner of both companies, these companies have become trusted providers for children aged 0-3 and 3 and up, offering comprehensive therapeutic services tailored to their unique needs. The new location in Mechanicsburg will allow the organization to extend its reach and provide vital support to even more children and families in need.

The expansion of a second location marks an important milestone for the companies, demonstrating a commitment to meeting the growing demand for specialized pediatric therapy services in Central Pennsylvania. The new facility in Mechanicsburg will feature state-of-the-art equipment and a welcoming environment designed to enhance the therapeutic experience for children and their families.

“As a mother, I know firsthand the importance of quality pediatric therapy services. Early Bird Learning and Growing in Motion’s expansion means more families will have access to the care and support they need to help their children thrive,” said Anita Weikel, Economic Development Lending Officer for CREDC. “CREDC is thrilled to see this center grow and continue to make an impact in our community.”

The expansion project is set to commence immediately, with an estimated completion date in August 2023. Early Bird Therapy and Growing in Motion extend gratitude to the local community, families, and partners for their continued support throughout this exciting journey.

The 15-year PIDA loan of $409,000 provides the company fixed rate financing at 3.5% over 7 years and a maximum of 5.5% for the remaining 8 years. CREDC recognizes Orrstown Bank as a partnering lender in this package which is providing $409,000 in a senior collateral position.

Administered through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the PIDA program provides low-interest loans and lines of credit to Pennsylvania businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs in the Commonwealth, as well as for development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Applications are packaged and underwritten by CREDC and other Certified Economic Development Organizations (CEDOs) that partner with PIDA.

About Early Bird Therapy, LLC and Growing in Motion, LLC

Early Bird Therapy and Growing in Motion specialize in a wide range of diagnoses and are committed to delivering top-quality treatment for conditions such as articulation, ADHD/ADD, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, oral motor challenges, sensory processing disorders, stuttering, and more. With a highly skilled and compassionate team of therapists, Keith is dedicated to fostering positive growth and development in every child they serve.

About Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members, and powerful results. Building on its 136-year history, the organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development, and advocacy services under one roof to boost economic vitality and livability across the region. The Chamber & CREDC is 5-star accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, a distinction achieved by less than five percent of chambers across the nation.

Media Contact:
Anita Weikel
Lending Officer, Economic Development
Capital Region Economic Development Corporation

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