Gettysburg Times Column

Dishing the Dirt: It’s Part of the Process

There it was, front page, top of the fold. What placement! Gleaming gold shovels and the requisite hard hat photograph. Big smiles from everyone. I wonder what they’re building… I intend to find out! But, here’s “the dirt.” By the time you see shovels [...]

By |2023-07-13T09:56:08-05:00July 13th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Let the Sparks Fly: Spark Loan Program Designed to Reignite Small Businesses

Back in February, our column announced that plans were underway to launch a revolving loan fund to help Adams County’s small businesses get back on their feet following the pandemic. And now those plans are becoming a reality! Introducing the Spark Loan Program, designed [...]

By |2023-06-08T07:35:33-05:00June 8th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Agribusiness: Where do we go from here?

Adams County’s green spaces are some of the biggest reasons for our highly-rated quality of life. It seems like everyone enjoys and appreciates our expansive battlefield vistas, fields and forests, orchards and nature. And those agricultural green spaces drive one of our most unique industries: [...]

By |2023-05-11T10:25:47-05:00May 11th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Coming Soon: An Exciting Loan Program for Small Businesses

The economic impacts of the pandemic are still being felt by many businesses. Although none of us unfortunately have a magic wand to fix everything, the Alliance may actually have the next-best thing for struggling and recovering Adams County businesses. Personally, I’d say it’s one [...]

By |2023-03-09T11:12:41-05:00March 9th, 2023|Business Financing, Gettysburg Times Column|

Quality of Life: How Would You Rate Adams County?

I’m just going to come out and say it. The world needs fewer annual reports. No disrespect to anyone whose business depends on annual reports—they definitely fulfill a function for many successful businesses. But personally, who among us gets excited to sit down and [...]

By |2023-02-08T20:43:31-05:00February 8th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Ready for the Next Generation of Farmers

January might seem like an unlikely time to talk about farming. But there’s never been a better time to sow some seeds for Adams County’s agricultural growth—and here’s why: America’s agriculture industry, as a whole, is concerned about farming’s future. Likewise, Pennsylvania state officials [...]

By |2023-01-12T09:51:07-05:00January 12th, 2023|Gettysburg Times Column|

Politics, Change and Economic Development: It’s All Local

“All politics is local,” is a statement made famous by former longtime U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. Similarly, I’ve heard many people say, “All change begins at the local level.” And guess what? Economic development is local too! Sometimes it’s difficult for the [...]

By |2022-11-10T09:37:43-05:00November 10th, 2022|Adams County, Gettysburg Times Column|

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