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For Immediate Release
March 13, 2023

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PA Chamber Launches Inaugural “Coolest Things Made in PA” Contest

What’s the coolest thing made in PA? Voters will soon decide in a first-of-its-kind face off!


Today, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry launched the first annual “Coolest Thing Made in PA” tournament, where 32 of the most interesting products made in Pennsylvania will compete for the right to be called this year’s “Coolest Thing Made in PA.”


“From the steel that built our nation’s cities, to the food that feeds our families, and the cutting-edge technology driving today’s and tomorrow’s innovation — Pennsylvania makes it all,” Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Luke Bernstein said. “This competition celebrates the commonwealth’s storied history and continued leadership in manufacturing, and spotlights the amazing companies who are making incredible things right here in Pennsylvania. We can’t wait to see who comes out on top and look forward to growing this competition in the years to come.”


The 32 companies and products included in this year’s tournament will face off in a single-elimination bracket format with winners chosen through public voting on the PA Chamber’s Twitter page. Voting will begin on Tuesday, March 14, at Noon.


The tournament voting schedule is as follows:


First round: 3/14-3/17
Second round: 3/21-3/24
Third round: 3/28-3/29
Fourth round: 3/30-3/31
Championship: 4/3


In addition to bragging rights, the winner will receive complimentary tickets to next year’s Annual PA Economic Forecast and Business Leadership Summit where they will be honored.


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The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state’s largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.