Williamsport, PA- The SBA’s ScaleUp North Central Pennsylvania program held a launch event on November 4 at the Williamsport-Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce. Antonio Leta, Eastern SBA PA Director, highlighted the event. Mr. Leta, a native son of Williamsport, is responsible for SBA operations in the 40 eastern counties of PA.
The event marked the kickoff of the program, which will be operated by Supply Chain Vistas HUBZone as part of a federal Small Business Administration contract. In his statement, Mr. Leta pointed out that ScaleUp America, which initially launched in eight communities across the United States last summer, officially kicked off in Williamsport in early October. The program, according to Mr. Leta, provides peer-to-peer round-table sessions, one-on-one consulting, and assistance accessing regional resources to small businesses with $150,000-$500,000 in revenues.
The event at the Chamber of Commerce also highlighted the support small businesses and the ScaleUP program receive through other organizations and community leaders. Dr Brady, in his comments, noted the strong cooperative working relationship that the organizations have in the region, all working to provide a robust support environment for small businesses. “We are proud to be contributing to this community and these efforts” he said. In attendance at the event were the SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania director Antonio Leta, Rep. Jeff Wheeland, members of Congressman Tom Marino’s staff, members of Rep. Garth Everett’s staff, officers of the Williamsport-Lycoming County Chamber, local business leaders and executives, including Jim Shillenn Executive Director/CEO of the Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), Inc. and members of the Supply Chain Vistas team.
ScaleUp NCPA is currently recruiting driven small business owners looking to grow their businesses. For more information about ScaleUp North Central Pennsylvania, contact Dr. Steve Brady at firstname.lastname@example.org or Levi Buck at email@example.com.