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For Immediate Release
March 15, 2023

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“Coolest Thing Made in PA” Contest Taking the Commonwealth by Storm

We’re just 24 hours into the inaugural “Coolest Thing Made in PA” contest, and while we’re still weeks away from the declared winner, the incredible response so far shows that thousands of Pennsylvanians are invested in the outcome.


“We are incredibly excited to see the immediate outpouring of positive responses,” PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein said. “More than 10,000 votes have already been cast, and counting, and people are passionately supporting their favorite products. Will it be the Sheetz MTO or the Astrobotic lunar lander? Hershey’s Kisses or Aurora self-driving cars? Pennsylvania has some of the most famous and beloved brands in the nation, and we can’t wait to see who comes out on top.”


In addition to the incredible social media response, news outlets across the state are also getting in on the fun. Coverage of the PA Chamber’s “Coolest Thing Made in PA” contest has been broadcast statewide across radio, television and newspaper outlets, including the Philly Voice,  Fox 56, abc27 News, Butler Radio, York Daily Record, Altoona Mirror, and more. You can view the full list of coverage as of this morning here.


Two days still remain to cast your votes in the First Round of voting on the PA Chamber’s Twitter page. Voting in Round Two will begin on Tuesday, March 21, at Noon.


The full 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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