Invest in your Local Economy – Shop Small!

Invest in your Local Economy – Shop Small!

by:  Paul Van Winkle, Finance Specialist – CREDC Do you know where your hard earned dollars go? Shop small this weekend and you can be sure they stay local and provide returns to your community. The growing global economy has broadened consumer opportunities beyond what we could have imagined decades ago. Think about the last time you bit into aread more

K&W Engineers Move into New Headquarters: CREDC worked in concert with Orrstown Bank on Project

After buying the iconic King Mansion last spring, Kurowski & Wilson Engineers, LLC (K&W) recently moved into their newly renovated headquarters. Launched in 2005, K&W is a civil engineering and site design firm now located at 2201 North Front Street, Harrisburg. They are a team of fifteen consisting of a mix of civil engineers, landscape architects, land surveyors, and CADread more

Got Interns?

Last month, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC partnered with Intern Bridge, the nation’s premier college recruiting, consulting and research firm, to hold an internship workshop designed to help business and non-profit organizations build a win-win experiential education program to help recruit and retain top talent. Thank you to our presenting sponsor – Roundtop Mountain Resort. The presentation included detailedread more

Meet Lindsey Holtzman

From time to time, we will be interviewing Chamber & CREDC staff members so you can get to know a little more about us – our hobbies, our career paths, where we grew up. Our second staff member on the list is Lindsey Holtzman. Lindsey has been with the organization since 2006.  Read to learn more….. QUESTION:  What is your role atread more

 CREDC Receives Recertification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Since first becoming certified in 2009, CREDC has packaged nearly $75 million in loans and grants for local businesses and projects.  This has leveraged over $160 million of private investment, which together created a total economic impact of nearly a $240 million for our region.  These projects impacted the retention or creation of close to 4,000 jobs.

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Calling on the BEST of the Region…..Nominations are Open!

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Catalyst Awards are now open for nominations!  Please show your appreciation for business associates and clients by nominating them for one of our prestigious regional awards.   Nominations must be submitted by September 1st and are being accepted for the following categories: Athena Award An individual who demonstrates excellence, creativity, etc…”  I know that it’sread more

Meet Larissa Bailey – Government Relations Manager

From time to time, we will be interviewing Chamber & CREDC staff members so you can get to know a little more about us – our hobbies, our career paths, where we grew up. Our second staff member on the list is Larissa Bailey. Larissa has served in her current position since 2010.  Read to learn more….. QUESTION:  What is your roleread more

Engaging Economic Development in the Capital Region

Often times taking on a new project comes with the overbearing possibility of putting unmanageable risk on the shoulders of your growing organization. These challenges among others set the stage for you to engage your local economic development specialists to help get your project launched and completed.

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Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week: Connecting Students and Businesses

By:  Nicole Keiner, Director of Communications & Outreach Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a summer program that connects students and businesses.  It educates sophomore and junior high school students about the American free enterprise system.  Last year over 2,000 students participated.  Since the program’s inception in 1979, over 40,000 young adults have learned about what it takes to beread more

Encouraging the Entrepreneurial Spirit: 2017 Chamber High School Business Challenge

by:  Larissa Bailey, Government Relations Manager In recent years entrepreneurship has become a transformational 21st century trend, serving as a key driver for economic growth both domestically and abroad.  Entrepreneurship requires creativity and innovation, demands risk, and ultimately yields our business leaders of tomorrow. Each year the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s High School Business Challenge encourages the entrepreneurial spiritsread more