2017 Sep 12

Fay-Penn Assists a Local Business With A Low Interest Loan to Rosensteel Personal Training & Fitness, LLCs

Fay-Penn recently closed on a loan to Rosensteel Personal Training & Fitness, LLC through its Small Business Loan Fund (SBLF). Rosensteel Personal Training & Fitness, LLC is an existing fitness business located in Connellsville, PA, owned and operated by Ms. Lori J. Rosensteel since 2014. In 2017 she established a new fitness facility doing business as House of Steel. . . . more

2017 Aug 16

Fay-Penn Announces A New and Exciting Small Business Development Project: HOPWOOD FOODLAND

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council is proud to announce the latest loan made through its Small Business Loan Fund to Mount Pleasant Foodland Fresh, Inc., dba Hopwood Foodland. When Adrian’s Market in Hopwood closed in December of 2016, residents were left without a local grocery store, and many . . . more

2017 Aug 16

Fay-Penn Announces A New and Exciting Small Business Development Project: Platinum Edge Salon

At the Fay-Penn Board of Directors Meeting held on, Jessica Firmstone, Fay-Penn’s Loan Program Coordinator, announced the following loan, made from the Fay-Penn Small Business Loan Fund (SBLF), to Platinum Edge Salon. . . . more

2017 Aug 8

Fay-Penn Unveils Business Attraction Initiative

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council is proud to announce the latest loan made through its Small Business Loan Fund to Mount Pleasant Foodland Fresh, Inc., dba Hopwood Foodland. When Adrian’s Market in Hopwood closed in December of 2016, residents were left without a local grocery store, and many of . . . more

2017 Aug 2

Fay-Penn Announces A New and Exciting Small Business Development Project Angelo Trout Farm, LLC

At the Fay-Penn Board of Directors Meeting held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Jessica Firmstone, Fay-Penn’s Loan Program Coordinator, announced the following loan, made from the Fay-Penn Small Business Loan Fund (SBLF), to Angelo Trout Farm, LLC. . . . more

2017 Aug 1

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, in conjunction with Penn State Fayette, is hosting a Business-to-Business Expo on Friday, August 11, 2017

Bob Shark, Fay-Penn’s Executive Director stated that this Expo is a great opportunity for buyers and business owners to meet and hopefully expand their business networks. The Expo will be held at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus from 8 am – 3:15 pm and will provide . . . more

2017 Jun 15

Columbia Gas parent company, NiSource, completes project to retain 290 employees in Fayette County

Smithfield, PA (August 7, 2017) - NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, hosted an open house celebrating the unveiling of a 10,000 sq.-ft. renovation in their Customer Care Center located in Smithfield, PA. Approximately 80 people attended the ribbon cutting at the Fayette Business Park. . . . more

2017 Jun 5

Government contracting assistance available through Fay-Penn

Working to help build and strengthen Fayette County’s economy through job creation and increasing businesses bottom line is the mission of Fay-Penn Economic Development Council. The organization is adding to its menu of services by working directly with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) to provide one-on-one government contracting assistance to Fayette County businesses. . . . more

2017 May 19

15 Little Free Libraries find permanent home in Fayette County

The 2017 Fayette Leaders Academy cohort, under the direction of the Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, is pleased to announce that fifteen Little Free Libraries are “open for business” in various cities and towns across the county. The county-wide initiative began in September 2016 with the arrival of Fay-Penn’s second Fayette Leaders Academy cohort. The Academy, comprised of leaders . . . . more

2017 May 18

Fay-Penn Celebrates 2016 Accomplishments at Annual Dinner

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council is celebrating its 2016 accomplishments tonight, May 18, 2017, at its annual dinner meeting at the Aaron’s Building in downtown Connellsville. Over 200 attendees are expected to attend, including Mr. John Frick representing U.S Senator Pat Toomey’s office, Pennsylvania State Senator Mr. Pat Stefano, Pennsylvania State Representative Mr. Ryan Warner . . . . more

2017 Apr 27

Fay-Penn Announces Two Small Business Development Projects

At the Fay-Penn Board of Directors Meeting held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, Jessica Firmstone, Fay-Penn’s Loan Program Coordinator, announced two (2) loans to local small businesses, totaling $85,000.00. Fay-Penn provided Black Squirrel Outingz  (BSO) with a loan through the Small Business Loan Fund . . . . more

2017 Mar 03

5th Annual Fay-Penn EDC Bankers' Breakfast

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council held its 5th Annual Bankers’ Breakfast at Duck Hollow Golf Club on Friday, March 3, 2017. This popular event was attended by 70 people involved in various facets of the banking industry, which yearly proves to be an excellent networking venue. . . . more

2017 Jan 26

Fay-Penn Announces Four Small Business Development Projects

At the Fay-Penn Board of Directors Meeting held on Thursday, January 26, 2017, Jessica Firmstone, Fay-Penn's Loan Program Coordinator, announced four (4) loans to local small businesses, totalling $193,900. Fay-Penn provided Your Pets, LLC, a full pet store and grooming salon, with a loan through the Rural  . . . more

2016 Jul 21

Townsend Insurance Services Loan Closing

On July 21, 2016, Fay-Penn closed on a loan to Townsend Insurance Services, LLC located at 7829 National Pike in Uniontown, PA.   This low interest loan was made possible through the Small Business Loan Fund and will provide working capital to be used for the start-up of Townsend Insurance’s 2nd location in Carmichaels, PA. . . . more

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2016 Jul 19

Country Care Manor Loan Closing

Jessica Firmstone, Fay-Penn’s Loan Program Coordinator, announced a loan through Fay-Penn’s Fayette Capital Loan Fund (FCLF) to Dawn Group, LLC to assist in the purchase of an established Assisted Living Home (ALH), Country Care Manor, located in Fayette City, PA . . . more

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2016 Jun 08

Fay-Penn Announcing Dunbar Township Business Park Ribbon Cutting

Dunbar Township - A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 in celebration of Phase 1 of the 311-acre Dunbar Township Business Park. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 10:00 AM July 14, 2016. Over 80 acres are now fully-developed with roads, utilities and street lighting in-place . . . more

2016 Jun 07

Ruffin' Around Resort & Day Spa, LLC Loan Closing

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council announced that the following business has recently received financing through Fay-Penn’s Rural Microenterprise Assistance Program (RMAP) . . . more

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2016 Apr 28

May's Custom Meat Processing & Shane Felter Industries Loan Closings

Jessica Firmstone, Loan Program Coordinator for Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, announced today that Fay-Penn has recently provided low-interest loans to Shane Felter Industries, Inc. and May’s Custom Meat Processing, LLC . . . more

2016 Apr 25

PTC will be First Leaseholder in the New Fay-Penn Business Center in Downtown Uniontown, PA

April 25, 2016.  Lemont Furnace, PA.  Fay-Penn Economic Development Council announced today that PTC has signed a 5-year lease to become the first occupant in the New Fay-Penn Business Center in downtown Uniontown, PA.  Fay-Penn is renovating 24,000 square feet in what was formerly the VFW Building at  . . . more

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2016 Feb 23

Bringing Career Awareness to Fayette County

Fay-Penn Economic Development Council is excited to announce its plans for this year’s United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) National Basketball Championship at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This year, in addition to bringing high school students to the campus for the tournament and a tour of Penn State’s campus, Fay-Penn, through its Fayette Leaders Academy . . . more

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2016 Jan 28

Fay-Penn Announces Latest Business Development Projects

Linda Yuhaniak, Accounting/Finance Manager for Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, announced today that Fay-Penn has recently provided low-interest loans to three businesses. The first loan in the amount of $66,667 to Stephen Wright & Associates, Inc. . . more

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2016 Jan 14

Speedway LLC - New Resident at University Business Park

University Business Park will soon have a new resident. Speedway purchased approximately 4 acres at the intersection of Rt. 119 and Eberly Way, with plans to construct a convenience store on the site . . . more

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2015 Oct 22

Local Manufacturing Day Activities

Lemont Furnace, PA - To celebrate Manufacturing Day℠, which is meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers, Fay-Penn Economic Development Council (Fay-Penn) organized several local activities targeted to impact students, employees, and local manufacturers. The Boeing Company facility, located in the Fayette Business Park in Smithfield, opened its doors to 20 high school students and five instructors . . . more

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2015 Oct 22

Fay-Penn Announces Latest Small Business Loan Recipient

Linda Yuhaniak, Accounting/Finance Manager for Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, is pleased to announce that Fay-Penn recently closed on a $66,479.00 loan to Republic Investments, LLC. Fay-Penn provided Republic Investments, LLC d.b.a. Fat Angelo’s Pizzeria with a loan . . . more

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