The Clarion University SBDC provided startup assistance to Mickayla Poland in September of 2017. Shortly after, PA Made was formed. Mickayla also attended a First Steps Seminar, which helps new business owners determine what types of businesses can be formed and how to form them.
Name and location
PA Made located in St. Marys, PA
PA Made offers a variety of merchandise such as t-shirts, coozies, stickers and magnets with designs inspired by the outdoors, Elk County, and Pennsylvania. PA Made artisan Mickayla Poland also creates hand painted glass windows with custom outdoor and wildlife scenes.
What sets your business apart?
PA Made is unique in the variety of items available as well as the subject matter. The designs are unique to Elk County and its culture. These are items you can't find anywhere else. Mickayla Poland’s paintings are also unique because of the materials. Her canvases are old wooden framed windows that were once in a house. The subject matter is still inspired by the outdoors and wildlife and features scenes including elk, black bear, deer, and other North American wildlife.
How will you be celebrating Small Business Saturday/Global Entrepreneurship Week (any
online specials, giveaways, etc.?)
PA Made is running a promotional giveaway on Facebook to celebrate Small Business Saturday. One lucky winner will receive a shirt, coozie, and four stickers. To enter, individuals must Like PA Made on Facebook (@ElkcoArts), Like and share the Small Business Saturday post from November 1st, and write Share in the comments. The winner will be drawn on Small Business Saturday, November 25th.