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Winners of Governor’s Impact Awards announced

by on June 05, 2014 10:23 AM

HERSHEY — Two small businesses in Central Pennsylvania that seek guidance from the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) won Governor’s Impact Awards for the Central Region in Hershey.

AcousticSheep, LLC, located in Bellefonte, won the Export Impact Award.

This award is given to a company that has significantly increased its export sales and foreign markets since 2011, according to the award organizers.

Webster’s Bookstore and Café in State College won the Community Impact Award.

According to the Governor’s Impact Award website, the Community Impact Award is given to a company that exemplifies the tenet of "doing well by doing good" by showing a sustained commitment to the growth and development of its employees and the community in which it does business.

AcousticSheep, LLC has been a client of the SBDC since 2008. Webster’s Bookstore and Café originally began working with SBDC in 1999.

Another SBDC client, PSR, Inc., based in Philipsburg, was nominated for the Entrepreneur Impact Award.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation created the Governor’s Impact Award program to recognize Pennsylvania companies and individuals who are making a difference in the Commonwealth by creating and maintaining jobs.

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