2013 Capital Region Chamber Business Expo

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC is pleased to announce the 27th annual Business Expo @nd Technology Show, one day only, on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

Including close to 200 exhibitors, and over 1,500 attendees, the Business Expo is the largest event that the Chamber & CREDC hosts annually. This business-to-business event offers maximum exposure for participating companies and provides a venue for boundless networking opportunities.

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Pod Local: Livin’ the Dream! with J Blair Brown

The latest addition to our Pod Local Directory is Livin’ the Dream! with Harrisburg author, publicist and radio host Juice Brown. Livin’ the Dream features writers, authors poets, musicians, entertainers and anyone else who ekes out a living in the writing and entertainment industries. All past episodes are available on iTunes and RSS, and listeners can call into live broadcasts through BlogTalkRadio by calling (347) 539-5805. Livin’ the Dream is on live Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7pm EST.

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Buy Local Feature: Give Local

This holiday season, MODE Magazine urges readers to Give Local. Just as patronizing local businesses helps keep a greater portion of resources in the area, giving to local charities ensures your donations produce tangible results in your own community. The following guide is a brief look at some of the organizations in the Harrisburg area in need of your support.

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Buy Local: ReMix Clothing

Throughout Central PA

ReMix Style – Art 2 Wear is a project dedicated to providing clothing with an additional life beyond its trend cycle. ReMix mixes new and vintage clothing to create exciting, innovative and upcycled fashions. Each article of clothing in the ReMix collection is carefully ReMixed with other fabrics and accessories to create a one of a kind handcraft piece.

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Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, Buy Local will help you surprise your kids with toys from one of the country’s most renowned toy stores, give your significant other a unique piece of art or jewelry from a Central PA artist, remind faraway relatives of home with a Made in PA gift basket, or provide your loved ones with one-of-a-kind experiences like glassblowing lessons, independent film screenings, helicopter rides or holiday concerts. Give incredible gifts while you give back to your community by Buying Local.

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Family First with Faulkner Honda

Faulkner Honda, Harrisburg

Balancing the responsibilities of work, finances and family life can be a struggle for every American throughout their life. Harrisburg’s Faulkner Honda on Paxton St. has thrived for over 30 years by operating under the philosophy of “Family First,” an approach that affects how Faulkner treats its customers, employees and community. 

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Buy Local Holiday Gift Guide Preview: Record Store Day

On Black Friday, November 23, music lovers around the world will take part in Record Store Day, gathering at their local record shops to get copies of limited releases from some of the biggest names in music. This year’s exclusives include albums by Band of Horses, the Beach Boys, Gaslight Anthem, Merle Haggard, M83, Toro Y Moi, the White Stripes, Link Wray, Lucero, the Rolling Stones, Dr. Dog, Eric Burdon, Bob Dylan and more. A number of Central PA stores were chosen to participate in Record Store Day 2012. Check with the store of your choice to find out how they’ll be celebrating and which exclusive albums they’ll be stocking. Many of the Record Store Day albums will have printings of 2,000 copies or less, making them incredible gifts for the music lovers in your life.

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Reclaiming Homemade with the Quick & Dirty Co.

Quick & Dirty Co., Uptown Harrisburg

Quick & Dirty Co. is the Uptown bakery of husband-and-wife team Mike & Hanniel Craton. “Our schtick is that we use all local ingredients and when we can’t get something local, like sugar or coffee or chocolate, we buy it fairly traded from companies that are pretty small and know the farmers,” explained Hanniel. “People really like seeing things homemade, and that’s part of what’s awesome about people in Pennsylvania; it’s a part of their heritage, and I think it’s something people here are reclaiming.” 

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