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October 10th, 2022

Reflections on Additive Manufacturing

Notes from ‘Design for Additive Manufacturing’ (DfAM) Accelerator. Penn State 9/27-9/28/22 I went to the event believing that additive manufacturing (AM) was the future of industrial production, that ten years from now batch production would be dying and companies would be able to print everything as they needed it. No inventory. High customization. Not so. AM won’t be used for making thousands of identical parts for a long time. AM is a wonderful tool to be used in conjunction with others, or to solve a specific problem, but it is not yet, and may never be, the ‘killer app” for […]

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November 30th, 2017

The Chiropractic ART of Lewisburg Sport & Spine

The Chiropractic ART of Lewisburg Sport & Spine For Lonni Ernst Dancy, entrepreneurship is a fairly new venture. After graduating from chiropractic school in 2013, she moved to northern Virginia to start her career. There, she worked for an established practice alongside other doctors for several years. However, when her husband accepted a position at Bucknell University, they relocated to Lewisburg, PA. Originally from nearby Milton, Lonni knew that returning back home would be the perfect time to start her own chiropractic practice. Lonni quickly discovered an ideal location on Market Street in bustling downtown Lewisburg and sought out the services […]

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November 9th, 2017

Caring for their Community

After years of working for big box pharmacies Bradley Gill decided it was time to take the plunge into starting his own pharmacy where he could truly serve his customers with individualized attention. While networking with an area pharmacist, Brad heard how the Bucknell SBDC had assisted them and decided to contact the center. The SBDC reviewed his preliminary business plan, compiled industry research, and helped him prepare financial projections. With the business plan complete, his next challenge became finding a suitable location. As luck would have it, downtown Lewisburg recently experienced the closing of a location of a major […]

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