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John Hook

John Hook is the president of The Hook Group, a local management consulting firm, and active in several nonprofit organizations. Previously John spent 25 years in executive, management and marketing positions with regional and national firms. John lives in Ferguson Township with his wife Jackie and their two children.

Articles by John Hook

The Remarkable Talent of Penn State's Musical Theatre Program
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The Remarkable Talent of Penn State's Musical Theatre Program
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
A very small subset of the bright and gifted graduating students next month – one dozen to be exact – are extremely talented young adults who will graduate from the musical theatre program in the College of Arts and Architecture’s School of Theatre. [Read More]
Thank Goodness for Accountants
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Thank Goodness for Accountants
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Here we are on April 10, and one week from today your tax returns are due. If you haven’t filed yet, dreaming of being an accountant isn’t going to help you. You need to start dreaming of finding an accountant. [Read More]
Still a Great Ambassador for Penn State, and an Inspiration for All
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Still a Great Ambassador for Penn State, and an Inspiration for All
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
When life took a turn that no one expected, he and his family used that opportunity and his platform to find ways to give back by creating a foundation to provide grants to families to help cover non-medical bills, so they can devote their attention to supporting their child’s fight against cancer [Read More]
It's Time to Rethink Airport Screenings It's Time to Rethink Airport Screenings
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Jobs I would not do was a topic I found myself thinking about as our family was traveling over spring break. And no, I wasn’t thinking about the President of the United States. But that’s not far off – I was thinking of certain federal employees. The jobs I was thinking about are those held by [Read More]
For the Young Stars of the Future, Clean Up Hoops at Its Highest Levels
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For the Young Stars of the Future, Clean Up Hoops at Its Highest Levels
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
There are lots and lots of good kids in Happy Valley, which makes you wonder what they have to look forward to if they pursue basketball to the next step and beyond. [Read More]
Musing on the Winter Olympics: Why We Watch and the Lack of Penn State Connections
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Musing on the Winter Olympics: Why We Watch and the Lack of Penn State Connections
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Since I am a Happy Valley and Penn State homer, I wondered how much of a connection Penn State has to the competitors in these Winter Olympic Games. We all know the names of plenty of Penn Staters who competed in the Summer Olympics. But not a single Penn Stater in South Korea. [Read More]
People Before Things
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People Before Things
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Connecting with people in the same physical space is, for lack of a better term, a human birthright. We are social animals and need people. That means real people, not people within your phone. So how do we get the youth of today, and the rest of us, to focus a bit more on people before things? [Read More]
What Can We Do to Preserve the Places That Define the Spirit of Happy Valley?
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What Can We Do to Preserve the Places That Define the Spirit of Happy Valley?
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
With the closing of the Rathskeller, State College will lose one of the places that has contributed to its rich sense of community, writes John Hook. And the question becomes, is that how we want to do things? How do we maintain the spirit and life that is Happy Valley, so that it remains happy? [Read More]
Whitehall Road Regional Park Will Be a Gift to Area Youth
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Whitehall Road Regional Park Will Be a Gift to Area Youth
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
What a great holiday season this turned out to be for the youth of Happy Valley. The children of the Centre Region should soon enjoy the benefits of the largest park ever built in this area. [Read More]
A Local's List for the Holidays in State College
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A Local's List for the Holidays in State College
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
As long as we townies have three weeks of “nothing-but-the-locals” until the spring semester starts on Jan. 8, these are some things you need to do while you have the chance. [Read More]
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