Small Business Spotlight

As part of our celebration of small businesses and the spirit of our entrepreneurial community, we have highlighted some great stories from our partners across the state. Read more to learn about small business activity in your region.

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The Yasua Bros.


Yosuatreegames was founded by brothers Dan and Ryan Yosua, who design and launch new mobile apps for Apple and Android. Their latest project is Speecher, a public speaking app. Learn more about the sibling team who launched their own company in Pennsylvania.

Dries Orchards

Dries Orchards, Inc.

A 200-acre orchard in Central Pennsylvania, Dries Orchards offers fresh produce and a variety of jams, teas, honey, cider, baked goods, and candies at local stores, farmers’ markets, and produce stands across a tri-county region. Read more about their local growth in Pennsylvania.

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Mezzimatic LLC

A unique toy company specializing in making toys that inspire messy play, Mezzimatic is known for its innovative paintballs designed to be thrown by hand. Learn more about how the founder got her start in the Lehigh Valley.

Saladax Biomedical

Saladax Biomedical, Inc.

Saladax Biomedical specializes in developing and commercializing novel diagnostic blood tests for the delivery of personalized medicine. Find out how they entered the Taiwanese market with the help of Pennsylvania partners.

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Elk County Powdered Metal

Experts in short run production of high-quality powdered metals, Elk County Powdered Metal serves an important niche in the manufacturing industry. Read more to see how this company has grown in Pennsylvania with the help of Clarion University SBDC.

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CJ Spirits

CJ Spirits is a craft distillery located in Kane along the famous Route 6 corridor in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Hear more about how this distillery got its start.

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SouthWest Savory Grill

The SouthWest Savory Grill is an award-winning food truck serving the area around Luzerne County. Learn how this mobile business is making the most of social media with the help of the SBDC consultants.

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Elecast, Inc.

A die casting company in Northeast Pennsylvania, Elecast has wide range of customers in industries as diverse as furniture and medical components. Read more about how this company is bringing manufacturing back to Pennsylvania.

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Pag-Omar Farms Market

Operating a family-owned farm, this dairy operation also grows vegetables, fruits, and other crops. Learn more about how this farm expanded to create its own retail store  through the consulting and business plan provided by the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center.

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BX3, Inc.

BX3, Inc. is a specialized equipment rental company serving the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania. Find out how this company is strategically growing in Pennsylvania with the help of PA partners.

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PMP Printing

PMP Printing offers specialized printing services for sports-related clients that require digital printing for products such as season ticket booklets, parking passes, and parking tags. Read more to see how this company was started in Pennsylvania.

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Abbott Furnace

Abbott Furnace is a manufacturer of industrial sintering furnaces in Northwest Pennsylvania. See how this small business is being led by Lean Champions.

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Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc.

Custom Milling & Consulting designs, manufactures, and assembles chemical material processing equipment for sale in the U.S. and internationally. Learn more about how this growth-focused company is expanding with the help of the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center.

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Mi Casita

Mi Casita is a bilingual Spanish-English preschool in Southeast Pennsylvania, engaging children in learning both languages in an immersive environment. Check out how this novel school is taking off with the help of the Wharton Small Business Development Center.

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Shaffer Transfer & Moving

In operation for more than 85 years, Shaffer Transfer & Moving continues to serve clients in the Southern Alleghenies region of Pennsylvania. Read about how a couple of new entrepreneurs took the leap to acquire the business in Pennsylvania.

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Biotechnology company ITSI-Biosciences performs contract research and manufactures ready-to-use kits for biomedical research. Read more about how this company has gone global with the consulting help of Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center.

Castlerigg Wine Shop

Castlerigg Wine Shop provides wine aficionados with a classy and convenient setting for tasting and buying wine. Learn how one entrepreneur turned his hobby into a business with the consulting expertise of the Shippensburg Small Business Development Center.

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Krall Contracting Inc.

Krall Contracting is a woman-owned business in South Central Pennsylvania manufacturing a premium enriched screened topsoil. Read more about how this company added government contracting to its repertoire.

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Choigoda is a small company dedicated to exporting American-made goods to Kenya and other markets in Eastern Africa. Learn how founder Beatrice Agono has grown her export business by more than 100 percent since she started with the help of the Duquesne University SBDC’s Global Business Program.

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Birdbrain Technologies

BirdBrain Technologies LLC is devoted to cultivating creativity and computational thinking by providing flexible and inspiring products that engage students and teachers in programming and robotics. Read more about how this company is engaging the next generation of roboticists.

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