Catalyst

Premiering in 2006, the PA Chamber's full-color statewide quarterly magazine, Catalyst, boasts a readership of more than 15,000 business professionals and elected officials across the Commonwealth. Through print and digital editions, readers can explore insightful articles by and about PA Chamber members, as well as legislative and regulatory updates.

Business Spotlight
Business Spotlight
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Complete profile of a PA Chamber Investor Member company that covers their history, operations, plans for the future and economic impact to the Commonwealth.

Made in PA
Made in PA
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Highlights the recognizable and not-so-well-known products made in the Commonwealth by PA Chamber members.

Small Business Big Voice
Small Business Big Voice
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Showcases a small PA Chamber member company describing their goods and services, as well as the benefits and challenges they experience doing business in Pennsylvania.

North American Neighbors

Fall 2018

In an insightful, exclusive Q&A with Catalyst, Canadian Consul General Phyllis Yaffe explains how the historic, unprecedented relationship between Canada and the United States is mutually beneficial for both of our nation’s economies and our safety; and expresses why it’s imperative that we keep it going strong.

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UnitedHealthcare: Diverse Scholars Initiative Helping to Groom Next Generation of Health Care Talent in Pennsylvania and Beyond

Fall 2018

Having a robust, diverse workforce of doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners is tantamount to providing the best health care possible for Pennsylvanians, as well as improving the care-delivery model of the future.

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Sweet Success: From a Scranton Kitchen to a Household Name, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Builds a Family-Owned Legacy

Fall 2018

Back in 1915, when Gertrude Hawk was only 12 years old, she began working in a candy shop in Scranton, Pennsylvania. While her reason for working there was out of necessity (her father died young and her mother fell ill, leaving her to support her family financially) she soon learned and found a love for the art of chocolate making. 

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Cornerstone: Bringing Insight, Influence and Integrity to Asset Management in Pa.

Fall 2018

Cornerstone is one of the nation’s leading independent investment consulting firms managing nearly $6 billion of client assets. The company’s mission is to build and preserve the assets of institutions and wealthy families, now and into the future. Its success is based on navigating complex financial decisions on behalf of its clients. Cornerstone’s mission is laid out right in its tagline: Insight. Influence. Integrity.

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Bravo Group: The Tough Fight Story of Pennsylvania’s Top Independent PR Firm

Summer 2018

Since 1999, Bravo Group has worked on behalf of companies and causes where government and public opinion impact success. Whether it be a short-term problem or a long-view challenge, the largest independent PR firm in Pennsylvania assembles experience-informed and talent-driven skills under a single, overarching objective: help clients win tough fights.

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Wall-to-Wall Studios: Building Strong Brands for Companies in PA and Beyond

Summer 2018

Raise your hand if you know what a “brand” is. If you are thinking of a logo, or a website, or a business card or an advertising campaign, put your hand down. Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos defines brand as “what other people say about you when you’re not in the room”.  Bezos is right. Your customers, employees and other stakeholders will tell you what your brand is. If you are doing things well, they’ll be saying what you hoped they would.

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Trickling Springs Creamery

Summer 2018

Since 2001, Chambersburg, PA-based Trickling Springs Creamery has been focused on supporting our local community of family farms. We are privileged to have our products sold to, and served in, several locations throughout the greater Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Our culture is about appreciating the animals that supply our product, the famers and families that care for them and the employees that process the final product. 

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Legacy Business Advisors

Spring 2018

Legacy Business Advisors prepare business owners to successfully monetize their biggest asset.  As described by Bo Burlingham — the author of “Small Giants,” “The Great Game of Business” and “Finish Big” — Legacy Business Advisors “has set a standard that everyone else in the business should aspire to.  Truly, it is “best in class.’”   

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Kepner Scott Shoe Company: Making Healthy Shoes for Little Feet Since 1888

Spring 2018

During the Industrial Revolution, when nearly everything bought in America was American-made, the tiny Pennsylvania town of Orwigsburg — which today has a population of about 3,000 — was a major hub for shoe manufacturing. Deep in the heart of coal country, Orwigsburg, which is nestled in the area between Pottsville and Reading, was once the home of 11 shoe companies that manufactured more than 1.4 million shoes each year. It was in 1888 — at the peak of this time period — that the Kepner-Scott Shoe Company was founded.

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Almac: A Global Pharmaceutical and Biotech Company Celebrating 50 Years

Winter 2018

Beginning over half a century ago with the pioneering vision of one man, Sir Allen McClay, and his unwavering belief that one company — Almac — could make a substantial contribution to the world of healthcare.

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PPG: The Role of Coatings in Enabling the Future of Autonomy

Winter 2018

When you think of the future of mobility and autonomous vehicles, you may think of Silicon Valley, high-tech displays and technologically advanced operating systems. But, when you think of the future of mobility, do you think about Pittsburgh, or better yet, paint?

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Downtown Daily Bread: Serving the Hungry and Homeless of Harrisburg

Winter 2018

Imagine having no place to call home. Your feet are always wet, and the cold permeates your bones. Meet John, a client at Downtown Daily Bread, who has been living under a bridge in the city for many years. John cannot seem to escape his situation, which is driven as much by mental illness as it is by his decision to not take shelter.

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SERVPRO: Making Things Right for Customers, Communities Across Pennsylvania

Summer 2017

SERVPRO Fire & Water - Cleanup & RestorationSERVPRO is the leading provider of fire and water damage restoration in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Gallatin, Tennessee, SERVPRO has more than 1,700 franchises nationwide, with professionals available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year who are ready to restore your property quickly and efficiently. Their goal is always to make it seem as though any customer’s emergency never even happened.

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Brookville Equipment Corporation: Designing Powered Rail Vehicle Solutions for Coal Mines and City Centers

Summer 2017

In May 12, 2017, one of six new QLINE streetcar vehicles made its first official passenger trip along a brand new rail alignment up and down Woodward Avenue near downtown Detroit. It was the first streetcar passenger trip to occur in Detroit in more than 60 years, and was greeted with great fanfare by thousands of locals and supporters in a weekend-long celebration.

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Wood Star Productions, Inc.

Summer 2017

Wood Star Productions, a Lancaster-based, full service video production company, will have its busiest year ever in 2017! The question is … why Wood Star, and why is video on top now? In 2013, the Associated Press announced that video has now overtaken the written word as the most common form of communication. It is also known that a company’s Search Engine Optimization (the degree to which a company’s website will appear as a top result when entered into a web browser like Google) will increase if video exists on the website. In fact, the majority of Google search responses that include video have a far higher click-through rate, and evidence has shown that viewers will stay longer on a company’s web site if it contains video. The truth is that if video is not part of your marketing program, you are years behind your competition.

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Armstrong Flooring: Bringing Innovation and Durability to Consumers for Generations

Spring 2017

Chances are you’ve strode across Armstrong Flooring’s products at some point in your life.

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Trident Enterprises Deer Fence: Your Answer to A Deer-Proof Garden

Spring 2017

What began as a low-key electric fence installation company in the 1980’s in Frederick, Maryland has grown to be one of the most trusted names in the deer fencing industry, providing quality do-it-yourself garden fences that stand up against the threat of crop damage due to wildlife nuisances such as white-tailed deer, elk, feral hogs and rodents.

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Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.: In the heart of “America’s Orchard”

Spring 2017

Anyone traveling through southcentral Pennsylvania is amazed at the abundance of beautiful orchards that dominate the landscape. More than a century ago, pioneers in the fruit industry started these family-owned orchards, many of which span five, six or even seven generations. These families recognized that the slopes of the local mountains, the rich soils and perfect drainage, coupled with warm days, timely precipitation and cool nights, provided the perfect garden for growing the most delicious fruit in America. Headquartered in the heart of “America’s Orchard” is Knouse Foods Cooperative, Inc.

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APPI Energy: Excelling in Energy Management Solutions, Customer Service Since 1996

Winter 2017

Since 2002, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry has endorsed consulting firm APPI Energy as a PA Chamber Preferred Provider. Business professionals and elected officials in the Commonwealth have unprecedented flexibility to align energy management strategies with corporate goals, budgets and fiscal calendars. Unbiased and independent since 1996, APPI Energy provides data-driven consulting and procurement solutions that reduce electricity and natural gas costs.

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Love for Food, Family Sparks Three Generations of Success for A.S.K. Foods, Inc.

Winter 2017

A.S.K. Foods, Inc. started as a love affair.

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WebpageFX Mastering the Magic of Technology in an Inspired Work Environment

Winter 2017

In 1973, science fiction author Sir Arthur C. Clarke said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

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The JDK Group: Making Memories in PA, One Valued Client at a Time

Spring 2016

The memory of a significant life event stems from the ambiance surrounding it. Whether it’s an important corporate reception, a social event where you want to make a great impression or one of the most special days of your life — your wedding day — the JDK Group’s energized team of specialists is in the business of making that memory a beautiful one.

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UGI Brings the Benefits of Natural Gas to Pennsylvania Consumers

Spring 2016

UGI logoUGI is helping businesses and homeowners take advantage of the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas, Pennsylvania’s clean, plentiful and local natural resource.

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Since 1925, Erie Insurance Helping Customers Feel Secure Along the Road of Life

Winter 2015/16

Erie Insurance has been helping people make things right since 1925, working side-by-side with the best insurance agents in the business. When H.O. Hirt and O.G. Crawford decided to start an insurance exchange, they wanted to base it on “simple common sense, mixed with just plain decency.” They turned to the Golden Rule as a guiding principle, and on April 20, 1925, Erie Insurance and its legacy of service opened for business. That principle has acted as a beacon for 91 years as Erie Insurance has grown into what it is today.

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A Century of Progress: Mack Trucks Continues to Thrive in the Lehigh Valley

Winter 2015/16

How do you keep a 116-year-old brand fresh and exciting? Ask the people at Mack Trucks.

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Success Performance Solutions

Winter 2015/16

The convergence of technology, shifting demographics and globalization has disrupted the ways that things have always been done — and recruiting and hiring employees are no exception. According to Success Performance Solutions President and Founder Ira Wolfe, "Many businesses are trying to recruit and hire employees without using automation, technology and social media — and that's like trying to send an email using a typewriter."

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