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Mud and Maker Owner named to Reading Eagle 40 under 40 Stephanie Premich, owner of Mud and Maker in Pottsville, was named to The Reading Eagle’s “40 under 40” list.

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appetizers along with chatty conversation. In her downtime, Stephanie likes to spend time in her garden as well as work in her studio. While she works you can be sure to hear her favorite playlist coming from the speakers. Her favorite genres include a mix of Indie rock, 90s throwbacks and jazz piano. If given $1 million to support a cause of her choice, Stephanie told the Reading Eagle that she would donate to keeping art alive in K-12.

NEPA Presents Johnson College with ARC Grant NEPA presented Johnson College with a $76,974 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant. NEPA, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Office of Appalachian Development worked to assist Johnson College in preparation of the grant and recommended the project to ARC for approval. The goal of the grant project is to update the technical training systems that Johnson College students utilize in their educational experience that reflects the latest developments in materials, tools, machinery, equipment, methods and techniques; ultimately allowing for a quicker response to industry labor needs. Johnson College matched the grant with an additional $76,974. The combined funds will be used to purchase 12 different “Training Systems” which guarantee the students practical experience with high- technology tools and resources that employers expect them to show proficient use of during their first professional positions in the industry. Johnson College was ranked #10 on Forbes “Top 25 Two-Year Trade Schools: Colleges That Can Solve The Skills Gap.” The grant ensures that the students have the skills to meet the most current industry standards and provide a family-sustaining wage .

Stephanie has owned Mud and Maker for seven years. The studio on South Centre Street in Pottsville, prides itself on unconventional

pottery. The studio offers a full gallery of their work as well as teaches workshops for all ages. Premich states that the business environment is very casual. Their meeting environment usually involves drinks and

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