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Steve Stumbris to serve as moderator for the new season of WVIA’s Keystone Edition Business
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PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA, the PBS and NPR affiliate for northeastern and central Pennsylvania, has announced that Steve Stumbris, Director of the Bucknell University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will serve as moderator for the next season of Keystone Edition Business.

Stumbris takes on the role after local entrepreneur Kristopher B. Jones served as moderator for the first two seasons of the program. "It was an amazing honor to serve as host of Keystone Edition Business for two seasons and work side-by-side with an incredible staff of WVIA producers and media professionals. I'm excited for Steve Stumbris as the new host and know that he will have the requisite support to thrive," said Jones.

“We are so grateful to Kris Jones for building the Keystone Edition Business brand. With his energy and insights, Keystone Edition Business became a must-watch program for the business community and aspiring entrepreneurs,” said WVIA President and CEO Carla McCabe. “We look forward to this new chapter and are thrilled to welcome Steve, whose experience and expertise have helped thousands of Pennsylvania businesses to start and grow.”

“I’m excited to be joining WVIA and look forward to sharing the stories of business leaders and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania as the moderator of Keystone Edition Business,” said Stumbris. “The Commonwealth’s rich history of industry is matched only by the burgeoning new innovations that are driving the economic development of the future.”

The next season of Keystone Edition Business will premiere on Monday, October 10th with 

The State of Business, which will highlight the current statistics and business trends in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. The upcoming season will also cover the topics of inflation/recession, downtown businesses, locally made products, immigrant-led businesses, female founders, youth entrepreneurship, and agricultural businesses. This season will feature the inclusion of live studio audiences and questions for each of the program tapings. Reservations are free but limited and can be made at wvia.org/events

About Steve Stumbris

Steve Stumbris has served as Director of the Bucknell SBDC since 2012. Under his leadership, the center was recognized by the US Small Business Administration with the SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award for Pennsylvania.

Steve helped launch Startup Lewisburg and Startup Danville, business incubators for startups in local communities, and founded BizPitch, Bucknell University’s student startup competition. He is a community organizer for One Million Cups Susquehanna Valley, a program that empowers and connects entrepreneurs throughout a broad rural region. He serves on the boards of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Lewisburg Downtown Partnership and advises the Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone. 

Steve holds a Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Before his work in entrepreneurial economic development, he held a variety of roles in product development, design engineering, and manufacturing in central Pennsylvania and Virginia. He is the proud parent of students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology and Emory University.

About Keystone Edition Business

Started in 2020, Keystone Edition Business is a monthly thirty-minute multimedia panel discussion with entrepreneurs, executives, and creators to get their insights on what it takes to make it in today’s modern marketplace, examining an array of topics including workforce development, professional development, and regional commerce, among others.

To learn more about Keystone Edition Business and to watch previous episodes on-demand, visit https://www.wvia.org/tv/keystone-edition/keystone-edition-business/

About WVIA

WVIA is the PBS and NPR affiliate serving over 22 counties in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. For over 50 years WVIA has been committed to serving the people by offering informational, educational, and entertaining content that enriches and expands viewpoints and serves as a catalyst for positive change. WVIA television channels include WVIA TV, WVIA PBS Kids 24/7, and WVIA Create. WVIA’s radio channels include WVIA Radio, WVIA HD2, and the Chiaroscuro Channel. WVIA’s programs can also be found streaming live and on-demand on wvia.org and the WVIA app. 

WVIA Mission

WVIA educates, inspires, entertains, and fosters citizenship, diverse cultures, and perspectives to nurture community.