PMEF helps fund startup of high school storeMay 9, 2023
Penn Manor High School now has its own store, run by business students, where students and visitors can buy Penn Manor swag.
The Penn Manor School Store, located around the corner from the gymnasium lobby, was opened with support from the Foundation.
Business education teacher Christa Craig received a $3,000 Venture Grant, along with a $2,000 interest-free loan, to develop the store, which opened in April during the high school dedication weekend.
The funding was used to purchase Penn Manor T-shirts, hoodies and other merchandise from Screen Printing Select Inc., a company established by Adam Sinz, a 2009 Penn Manor graduate.
Adam recently returned to his alma mater to talk with business students about his experience as a small business operator.
He got his start by designing and branding a T-shirt line called Amped Apparel, which he sold to fellow Penn Manor students and at Motorsports events. After college, Adam started his own printing company in a rented two-car garage with used equipment purchased on Craigslist.
Screen Printing Select is now one of the largest apparel printing shops in the area, with a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and state-of-the-art equipment. Among its customers is the NFL.
For a limited time, the school store is selling PM polo shirts online. You can order the traditional Penn Manor log here: http://pmcometpolos.macromerch.com/ or the logo in block letters here: http://pmpolos.macromerch.com/ Online sales close May 24.
PMEF is proud to inspire a new crop of Penn Manor entrepreneurs by supporting the school store project.