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Presenter Aimee Eckley, interactive media director of The Republican Herald and Shamrock Digital Group, has over 19 years of experience working with small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). She’ll share the best tips and ready-to-implement strategies you’ll need to make marketing successful!

2019 Business Plan Competition Participants

The most recent Business Plan Competition occurred in spring 2019 in Penn State Schuylkill's John E. Morgan Auditorium. The competition attracted five participants, four of whom were awarded startup funds for their small businesses.

From left to right:

  • Angel Cicero, Cicero's Crafts
  • Lillian Stoyer, Project 4 Love
  • Erin Portland, Schuylkill Grantworks, LLC
  • Stephen Goodale, Noteworthy Automation
  • Devon Paderewski, Greenway Apiaries

2017 Business Plan Competition Winners

In March of 2017, Penn State Schuylkill hosted its first Business Plan Competition, awarding start-up funds to seven of ten competitors.

Top row, from left to right:

  • Joe Medica, On Target Archery
  • Andrew Savakinas, Parts Online Network
  • Carmen Cicioni, Car Men Restorations
  • John Matulevich, Ruthless Athletics
  • Jamie and Joseph Anczarski, Analog Archaeology

Bottom row, from left to right:

  • Mariann Young, Beauty and the Beads
  • Karen Shiffert and Stacey Lehman, Caregivers Aide, LLC

Cheryl Cresswell, owner of 'Call Me Coach'

"Entering the LionLaunch Business Plan Competition gave me the opportunity to organize my dreams and present them to our community. The competition adds credibility and support for my business idea. This encouraging experience will be the foundation to develop my business."

- Cheryl Cresswell
Call Me Coach
2018 Business Plan Competition Winner