The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 25, 2013

New business incubator opens Tuesday in Sunbury

SUNBURY — The Greater Susquehanna KIZ and REDC will open a new business incubator in Sunbury which will provide business services and, based on eligibility, some companies will also be eligible for grant programs or micro-loan programs. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at 218 Chestnut St., Sunbury. Doors open at 4 p.m. and will remain open for visitors until 7 p.m.

The ribbon cutting will be provided in conjunction with the Central PA Chamber of Commerce. Senator John Gordner and State Representative Lynda Schlegel-Culver will be in attendance.

Lease space will be available in April 2013 for occupancy for start-up businesses, entrepreneurs and inventors to begin or grow their business ventures. This is a low-cost incubator providing business with a professional atmosphere in which to begin and grow a new business idea. The location is in walking distance of the downtown Sunbury area. Businesses may receive free and reduced cost business consulting services; have access to research and development resources; opportunity to work with college students; assistance with sales and marketing and educational and training services.

The GSKIZ has been working with the Seiple Family Foundation, Central PA Chamber of Commerce, Bloomsburg, Bucknell and Susquehanna Universities; Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Geisinger Health Systems, the Sunbury Revitalization Inc. and Mayor David Persing to bring the new incubator to Sunbury.

Current GSKIZ and REDC companies will be on hand to showcase their products and/or services as well as discuss with attendees how the GSKIZ/REDC organizations have assisted with their business development and growth.  Some of the companies that will be in attendance (all at varying levels of development) are Columbia County Bread and Granola; Contrast Communications; Dirty Boy Industries; Fresh Roasted Coffee LLC; Systematic Filing Products; Touche EDI; viaEd Technologies; and World of Wood.

For more information contact the main office at 245-0096 or e-mail