Business Spotlight: Intrada Technologies

Intrada Technologies is a full-service web development and network management company with a focus on creating ongoing, trusted partnerships with each of our clients. We make sure our clients have what they require to run their businesses with maximum efficiency and reliability, as many of their needs are mission-critical. Our unique, collaborative partnerships allow us to provide our clients with the assurance that we will be there when they need us.

Intrada Technologies was launched in 2000 to fulfill a need experienced by founding partners, Paul Boyer and David Steele. They wanted to start a company that offers its clients the opportunity to forge and build an ongoing, collaborative relationship with their information technology company.

Intrada does not believe that one specific technology is the solution, but technology is a tool used to create the correct and most effective solution. This concept requires partnering with our clients and their staff to build relationships while delivering a valuable solution through an outstanding customer experience. It is through our unique client/partner relationship that allows us to provide cutting-edge technology services from top-level network management to advanced internet development to digital marketing solutions.

Intrada is comprised of a unique, growing team with diverse technical, educational, and on-the-job experiences. Supporting clients throughout the United States with a strong presence in Pennsylvania has allowed us the opportunity to serve a wide-ranging client base and create an individualized approach to the delivery of our services. With an emphasis on customer service, Intrada makes sure our clients have what they need to run their businesses with maximum efficiency and reliability.

Information Technologies
Managed Services / Network Support / Help Desk / Office 365 / Virtualization / VoIP /Security Compliance / Disaster Recovery

Web Design & Development
Design & Development / Search Engine Optimization / Mobile App Development / Multimedia / Module & Plugin Development / E-Commerce / Strategy & Consulting

Digital Marketing
Search Engine Marketing / Social Media Management/ Content Development / Video Production / Analytic Consulting / Dashboards / Pay Per Click / Event Streaming/ Reputation Management / Conversion Technologies / Customer Engagement

Hosting and Cloud
Website Hosting / Email Hosting / Mobile App Hosting / Multimedia Hosting /Azure AWS / Disaster Recovery / Storage

To learn how Intrada Technologies can help your business, contact James Haywood, Senior Project Coordinator, at 570.321.7370 or

Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County Announces Economic Development Council

The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) is pleased to announce the creation of an Economic Development Council. The Council comprises business leaders, chamber members, municipality representatives, and community stakeholders. This initiative aims to harness members’ collective expertise and insights to drive economic development cohesively and synergistically.

Underpinning the Council’s endeavors is the creation of a county-wide comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). CEDS is a place-based, regionally driven economic development planning process. Further, CEDS provides a framework for strategic infrastructure development, community revitalization, workforce needs, and enhancing Centre County’s competitiveness while improving the quality of life for our shared community.

“The Council is not just about creating a strategic vision for Centre County. It’s about responsiveness and agility,” states Greg Scott, president & CEO, Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County. “In today’s dynamic business environment, the ability to seize opportunities and quickly address challenges is paramount. By implementing a CEDS, we are paving the way for a resilient, inclusive, and sustainable economic future for Centre County.”

The CEDS and the Council will play a vital role in fostering partnerships and collaboration among local businesses, government agencies, and community organizations, ensuring a unified approach toward economic development. This cooperative effort allows us to prioritize key sectors and industries that have the potential to thrive in Centre County, thereby attracting new investors that are a good fit for the region.

The creation of the Economic Development Council marks an important milestone for the Chamber, cementing our commitment to working in partnership with stakeholders across the County to foster a prosperous future.

To learn more about the Chamber, Economic Development, or the Council, please visit

Economic Development Infographic
Infographic Courtsey California Association for Local Economic Development

Bill Hayes Announces Kish Leadership Transition Plan

William P. “Bill” Hayes has announced that effective June 30, 2023, he will relinquish the title of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kish Bancorp and Kish Bank, while retaining the role of Executive Chairman. Following the effective date of this change, leading the company forward as its CEO and President will be Gregory T. Hayes, who currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer. This step is part of an established and Board-approved transition plan and is intended to ensure leadership continuity until the Board and Bill Hayes determine his full retirement, the date of which has not yet been established. As Executive Chairman, Hayes will continue to be engaged in a number of critical risk management functions and client acquisition efforts as well as maintaining responsibility for Board leadership and development.

Bill Hayes joined Kish in 1977 and has served as its CEO since 1983, or more than 40 years. During his time at Kish, the Bank has grown from $10 million in assets to $1.4 billion, and from two full-service branches and a mini office focused primarily on serving the Kishacoquillas Valley, to today operating 16 branches and financial centers in five central Pennsylvania counties, an Innovation Center in Reedsville, and a loan production office in Hudson, Ohio serving the Cleveland to Columbus corridor.

Since Hayes joined Kish, the company has grown from 17 to nearly 250 employees while expanding its services from basic banking to a breadth of solutions that includes commercial, retail, and mortgage banking; property and casualty insurance; wealth management and trust services; health care benefits consulting; and travel consulting. In that time period, Kish’s total stock market value has risen from $800,000 to approximately $90 million. The Bank’s earnings have grown from less than $100,000 per year to $12.9 million in 2022.

During his tenure, Hayes has been actively engaged in both industry and community activities. In addition to serving numerous committee leadership roles for the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Hayes served as its Chair in 2001-2002. Today, he is Chair of the Pennsylvania Bankers Past Chair Forum and sits on the Association’s Banker Advocacy Committee. Hayes has also held several leadership positions for the American Bankers Association, serving as Chair of its Communications Council and as a member of several key committees and boards, and later traveling the U.S. as a media advisor addressing banking issues on behalf of the Association.

In addition to industry engagement, Hayes has been active in numerous community organizations. He is currently a Trustee of Juniata College and chairs the Mount Nittany Health Foundation Board. Past board positions included Chair of Lewistown Hospital, Easter Seals of Central PA, Mifflin County Industrial Development Corp., Chair of PA Friends of 4-H, Mifflin County Youth Park Board, United Way Board, Rotarian, and Chair of Team Mifflin County.

Hayes has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Juniata Valley Council Boy Scouts of America’s Joseph V. and Suzanne Paterno Community Impact Award (2022); the Lafayette College George Washington Kidd, Class of 1836, Award for Alumnae Achievement; the PA Bankers Advocate of the Year Award; and recognition by the NYFD for his outstanding support of the 9/11 Victims and Families Relief Fund (2003).

Hayes is a graduate of Lafayette College with Honors in American Civilization and English Literature. He attended post-graduate programs including the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the Kellogg ABA CEO Graduate Program, and the Bucknell School of Banking.

Bill Hayes and his wife, Connie, will continue to reside in State College and maintain a seasonal home in the Kish Valley. Their daughter, Maggie, resides in Richmond, Virginia with her son, Andy, and her husband, Byron; their son, Greg, resides in State College with his wife, Meghan, and their children, Aidan, Sarah, and Declan.