Our Story

“Where did that store come from?” It was an all too familiar saying in 2012. Just from casual traveling around York, we kept seeing businesses that we didn’t notice before. We would stop in and lo and behold, we find out it’s been there for 9 years. Hmmm...now why haven’t we seen or heard of this place before? No advertising! No website! Just a brick and mortar presence! Our mission became, "let's change this."

Over the next 4 years, The Central Penn Business Group was born to, not only help small business owners gain more of the market share, but become a community supporter. We provide several affordable marketing options at a fraction of traditional costs without sacrificing any cuts in quality or customer service to small businesses just like yours.

We are proud to devote our business to your business. We believe marketing and advertising have the power to do more than sell a product, but also provide an opportunity to tell your story. Right now is the time to let your community know about that incredible thing you do. We live and work right here with you. We are your business partner. We are your friend. We are your neighbor.

What We Do

How many people are missing out on what you do? With hundreds of thousands of potential local customers, the number may surprise you. Let’s team up together so that we can tell your story and show the community what you do. Use the contact form below or call us to schedule an appointment and one of our account managers will visit you at your office at your earliest convenience. Before you start your next advertising campaign or website project, call The Central Penn Business Group. Let’s see what we can do together.

Magazine Ads

An efficient way to brand your business is to advertise on our digital magazine website, Penn Pages™. This is a monthly magazine directed to approximately 100,000 people in York County giving your business the exposure you are looking for. With 3 different ways to advertise in the magazine, we have one that fits your needs and your budget.

Website Design

We do website designs and hosting giving businesses an important web presence. Studies have shown that more and more people search on the go by using smart phones. Because of the surge in mobile device usage, it is vital for every small business to maintain a web presence. We have several options and plans that will suit any business needs.

Graphic Design

We design marketing material for you so that you can focus on what you do best. We know that trying to come up with a basic design can be stressful. We have talented graphic designers who can take your ideas and turn it into a creative reality. Whether you need a business card or a magazine display ad, we are here to help you.

Direct Mailers

Targeted direct mail is an effective way to brand your business when you want your business to stand out from the rest. Direct mail postcards are mailed to specific zip codes which allows you to target and saturate a certain area with your business name. Post cards are mailed per 10,000, so you are in control as to how much you want to spend.

Small Businesses Stats*

of Small Businesses
Have No Website

of Small Businesses
Say Their #1 Worry is Finding New Customers

of Small Businesses
Spend $0 Monthly on Advertising

of Small Businesses
Spend $500 or Less Monthly on Advertising

*Source: www.yodle.net/files/smb-sentiment-report.pdf

Penn Pages™
Coming Soon!

Meet The Team

RA
RA

As Marketing Operations Manager, Ray brings a mix background of sales, creative marketing, and teaching to TCPBG. After 19 years in developing his diverse skill set, he concentrates his efforts on building a stronger business community in York. As a Penn State graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Information Sciences and Technology, Ray is committed with a clear and passionate vision to change the lives of every small business owner he meets. Ray likes to fish, hike, and spend time with his family including two guinea pigs.

DS
DS

Dan, the IT Support Manager, comes to TCPBG with a strong IT background spanning over 11 years. Dan’s programming wizardry and ever growing talents have made him an integral member of the team. With an Information Sciences and Technology bachelor’s degree from Penn State, Dan uses his skills to come up with technological solutions to business problems. He also helps to maintain the technological side of TCPBG. In his spare time, Dan enjoys playing table top games, going to the movies, and listening to music.

DS
NN

Nick is a graphic designer with TCPBG. Ever since Nick was a teenager he enjoyed using Design Software to create t-shirts and manipulate images. With his bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of York, Nick is thrilled to bring his style of creativity and technical skill to TCPBG. When not on the computer, Nick likes to collect records, books, video games, and other oddities.

DS
MG

Mark has joined TCPBG as a graphic designer. He has amassed an impeccable work history over the last 24 years, building upon his strong work ethic and organizational skill set. He has recently completed his Bachelor degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute in York. He was also awarded the Excellence in Design Sliver Award for his creative talents with recognition from his teaching mentors. When not creating for work, Mark enjoys working on side projects, remodeling his home, and is an avid Netflix watcher as well as amateur photographer.

Our Thoughts

Jan 2
Jan 2

Supporting Our Local Businesses

Let’s support our family owned restaurants, diners, and other eat and drink establishments. Help keep your dollars in our community.

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Jan 2
Jan 2

Changing Lives in Every Direction

We are excited to see a plan come together. Every day we know that we are one more step closer to launching our new flagship product. Our goal is to change lives. We hope that everyone will appreciate the work we plan to do in the community and spread the word.

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