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Keep it Local, Central PA!


Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. From restaurants to roofing companies, these locally owned and operated businesses strengthen our community. They help create personal relationships, provide local jobs and fuel the entrepreneurial spirit. In short, who doesn’t love local, small businesses?

Over the past few months, the pandemic has caused a wave of financial challenges for small businesses. Now is our time to come together and support them by keeping our dollars local to help our local economy thrive. We’ve teamed up with Konhaus Print & Marketing for our ‘Keep It Local’ campaign, which is focused on spreading positivity, awareness, and supporting small businesses throughout Central PA. We are #CentralPAStrong!

Get to Know our Business Member 

Our campaign partner, Konhaus Print & Marketing, has been a business member of ours since 2003 and in September 2020, their CEO, Sarah Barr will celebrate 10 years with Konhaus. She is passionate about her company, employees, clients and what she does. Thus, when she was given the opportunity to purchase the company, it was a no-brainer decision for her. Her local print and marketing company offers graphic design, print, direct mail, promotional products and signage.  

Keep It Local Campaign 

As a small business owner, Sarah has seen first-hand the impact this pandemic continues to have on businesses and organizations, and we’ve seen our businesses members struggle as well. It is time we stand behind them, show our support, and keep our dollars in the local economy as much as possible.   

We encourage businesses and shoppers to get involved with our campaign by: 

  1. Downloading a sign below 
  1. Taking a photo with the sign 
  1. Posting the photo on social media with our #CentralPAStrong hashtag and tag Konhaus Print & Marketing and Members 1st  
  1. Shopping local and posting photos of your local shopping trip (even if it’s online) on social media, along with #CentralPAStrong in your posts 

Small business – download a sign here

Shoppers – download a sign here.  

I Spy Game 

Each week, Konhaus is giving social media followers the opportunity to win gift cards and other prizes from local businesses with their “I Spy with Konhaus” game. Watch for their Instagram post for hints on where you can find the prize at a local business. To win, identify the business and go locate the prize, which will be in an envelope on our campaign yard sign at the business.  

Advice for Small Businesses 

While there are so many uncertainties right now, Sarah encourages businesses to not stop marketing! Update your website, review your social media channels, freshen up your logo and print marketing materials. Stay in front of your customers and prospects!   

In addition to posting photos with our signs, we encourage you to interact with local small businesses by checking in, writing reviews, posting pictures and following the small businesses you frequent on social media. This will not only support these small businesses but will also increase awareness and motivate others to support local business. Remember, we are #CentralPAStrong! 

Let us meet or beat your current merchant processing pricing


Take our $250 guarantee –
We’ll meet or beat your current merchant processing pricing, or we will give you $250.

Merchant services

Accepting electronic payments is a cost-effective way for any business to provide quality customer service and still maintain operational efficiency. If you are a retail business, service, mail-order or Internet business, we can help you process electronic payments and assist you with the ability to accept credit, ATM and debit cards.

Our partnership with The Small Business Authority, powered by Newtek provides you with all of the tools you need to set up merchant payment processing and a way to customize programs that will help drive customers to your door. The Small Business Authority provides competitive processing rates while also offering the highest level of customer service and expertise available in the industry. The Small Business Authority will also assist you with implementing personalized gift card programs, ATM’s and check guarantee services to help maximize your revenues and reduce your costs. And as an added convenience, equipment purchasing and leasing are available.

To learn more about our business services, visit your local branch.  

Newtek, The Small Business Authority will pay $250 to your business if we cannot lower your “true effective rate” from your current merchant processing provider. Rate and price comparisons are based upon the calculations provided by NEWTEK Merchant Solutions. The most recent two (2) month’s credit card processing statements are required to calculate the “true effective rate.” Pricing comparison applies to Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover Network® credit card processing rates and other normal monthly fees only, and does not include one-time set up, hardware or software fees. Select business types are not eligible for the $250 offer. Ineligible business types include, but are not limited to: travel agents, ticket brokers, airline tickets, debt consolidation/collection services, dating services, online dating sites, financial consulting, recurring billing or continuity merchants, computer software sales, discount clubs, or custom furniture retailers. The $250 will be paid in the form of a check within 30 days. Limit one offer per merchant relationship/business entity. Offer is only available to new NEWTEK Merchant Solutions – The Small Business Authority customers.

** Percent discounts on merchant processing are based on average cost savings experienced by new NEWTEK Merchant Solutions – The Small Business Authority customers. Actual percent discount may vary.

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