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Berks County now has an alliance for businesses committed to being LGBTQ safe spaces

In early January, Reading Pride Celebration launched the Berks LGBTQ+ Business Alliance, a support network for gay-owned and ally businesses. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Harrisburg boutique owner shares her passion for thrifting and how she uses it to empower women

Janica Wright, Owner of Jay’s Boutique, joined us on The Spark Thursday to tell her story, share her passion for thrifting, tips for thrift shopping and how she uses thrifting to empower women.

By Aniya Faulcon

Hershey teen vintage furniture collector turned successful furniture store owner shares his story

David, who is now the Co-CEO and Founder of Rarify and his colleague that he met in college studying architecture, Jeremy Bilotti, Co-CEO and Founder of Rarify joined us on The Spark Thursday to share their story and the importance of their work in the world of fast furniture.

By Aniya Faulcon

Local pottery business owner discusses the importance of creativity and diverse entrepreneurship

According to a recent survey, women have powered the post-pandemic small business boom, with the share of women entrepreneurs nearly doubling from 2019 to 2021. Robin Wheeler, Owner of Wheel of Light Studio, is one of those women.

By Aniya Faulcon

Pennsylvania native kid sisters discuss young entrepreneurship and their business

The Saunders sisters joined us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to tell us about their experience as young entrepreneurs and their business.

By Aniya Faulcon

Women entrepreneurs are facing challenges, here’s how they can overcome them

Carolina Martinez, CEO of CAMEO, Adriana Eiriz, Vice President of Partnerships at Accion Opportunity Fund, and Jennie Groff, Member of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage joined us on Monday’s Smart Talk to provide some insight on the obstacles women entrepreneurs face and resources to help them succeed.

By Aniya Faulcon