Stories tagged: "small businesses"


A small business in Pennsylvania.
Millions in American Rescue Plan Funding Heading to Pennsylvania’s Small Businesses

Over $10 billion in funding will be distributed to nine states through the State Small Business Credit Initiative and Pennsylvania is set to get the largest amount of money.

Emily Leone Honhart pictured at her shop Wandering Spirits in in Ligonier, Westmoreland County. (Courtesy Emily Leone Honhart)
A Bonfire Bitch-Fest Turned a Pennsylvania Woman Into an Independent Liquor Store Owner

After complaining about the lack of Pennsylvania-brewed liquor options offered at state stores, Emily Leone Honhart set out to change things and emerged from her pandemic bubble as an independent liquor store owner.

Elaine Pivinski (Courtesy Franklin Hill Vineyards)
Meet the OG of Pennsylvania’s Women-Owned Wineries

Elaine Pivinski started Franklin Hill Vineyards with one row of grapes in 1976. Today, the operation includes a winery, a distillery, and three retail shops.

NEPA’rogi owners Frank Marcinkowski and Lauren Gorney, in front of their Luzerne County shop. (Courtesy of Lauren Gorney)
Young Business Owners Bring New Flavor to Old Tradition

On National Pierogi Day, Lauren Gorney tells us about her family’s new pierogi business in Luzerne County.

Child care
These Small Businesses Take Care of Your Children. Who’s Taking Care of Them During the Pandemic?

“I’m trying to carry on here every day. I’m coming in at 6:30 every morning and I’m here until 5:30 in the evening. I’m the owner and director, I’m here all the time, and I have a family at home to worry about as well."

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We Spoke to Three Women Who Had to Close Their Businesses Indefinitely Because of the Pandemic

To get a better sense of what’s been lost to the coronavirus pandemic, COURIER interviewed three women who had to shutter their businesses in recent months.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Inside Joe Biden’s Ambitious Plan to Reopen the Economy

Biden’s plan would include federally-funded testing and PPE for all workers called back to their jobs, guaranteed paid sick leave for workers affected by COVID-19, and the creation of a contact tracing jobs program of at least 100,000 workers.