Center of Excellence for Tourism 

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The Gannon University Small Business Development Center's (SBDC) Center of Excellence (COE) for Tourism is an initiative that assists tourism businesses in Pennsylvania to sustain and stabilize operations in the wake of the pandemic.

The Center's experienced business consultants will:

To learn more about the other PASBDC Centers of Excellence located across the state, visit the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center's website.

Funding support for this initiative was provided by the United States Small Business Administration and the CARES Act.

Tourism Business Resources

Operational Guidelines

Includes information on COVID-19  regulations and guidelines. 

 Industry resources

This page contains helpful resources for your business operations.

Business Associations

This page includes PA county visitor centers and other tourism related business associations. 

COE Webinars

The Center of Excellence for Tourism webinar topics include marketing, finance, product development and human resources. Each category of each month reflects what a given month's topic of COE webinars will highlight. The topics rotate monthly. We encourage all businesses to register for our no cost webinars! 

Upcoming Monthly COE Topics
- June 2021: Product Development
- July 2021: Human Resources
- August 2021: Finance
- September 2021: Marketing 
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Financial Auditing - Cut the Fat

July 20th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Live webinar by Gannon SBDC

Our Testimonials

We are incredibly proud when we see one of our clients find success! These are just a few of the success stories that focus on the tourism industry. Click here to read all of our success stories.

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Insight Salon:

An Insight to Success

Staying positive and confident can be a struggle for many people. For one entrepreneur, the answer was starting a business that makes it easy and affordable to get the pep back in your step. This drive helped Colleen Zeiber launch Insight Salon in the Millcreek Mall. 

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