The Urban Connection is Central PA’s leading publication for diversity, inclusion and multicultural news. The Urban Connection also produces special events that are culturally inclusive and experience based.

The Urban Connection is known for curating rich, relevant cultural content that meets the needs of our loyal readership. Our commitment is to maintain this foundation while framing the brand identity of Dauphin County as a welcoming community.

The Power of Music

Vera Cornish, Publisher The Urban Connection It was brought to my attention that every program The Urban Connection produces involves music. If you come to the Access & Opportunity Breakfast, there’s music. If you attend a Women of Heritage Leadership Breakfast,...

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New President of the Board at YWCA – Marcia Dix

Marcia Perry Dix, CEO & Founder of Perry Media Group, has been named as President of the Board for the Greater Harrisburg YWCA.  She has served on the YWCA Board since 2012, and her appointment as Board President will allow her to continue to focus on her deep...

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The Impact of Geofencing Technology

To get the strongest impact for a business, non-profit, or recruiting effort a look at geofencing technology is likely the most powerful method of getting your message to the right individuals.  The internet has changed the way we go about advertising and the...

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Dauphin County is the Place to Be

A recent ranking of the best places to live in the country only confirms what we already know: Dauphin County is the place to be.   In the latest ranking from U.S. News and World Report, the greater Harrisburg area is Pennsylvania’s top place to live due to its...

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A Shift In Perspective

US News & World Report Confirms What We Knew To Be True A Shift In Perspective   US News & World Report ranked the nation’s 125 most populous Metro areas as it relates to the quality of life, choosing Harrisburg as #1 in Pennsylvania and #44 in the...

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We Hope To See You There!

Access & Opportunity is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce and talent pool. Access & Opportunity welcomes you to explore the careers that are available in the Capital Region of Pennsylvania.

The Access & Opportunity Breakfast Series is the convening of thought leaders in business, community, health, education, and government.

The morning of January 20, 2020, is dedicated to the life, legacy, and principles of Dr. King. Based on the lessons learned from the presentations by Vibrant Pittsburgh, one of the most critical questions posed was, are we a welcoming community?

In 2019 US News and World Report assessed 125 Metro Areas in the United States. The Greater Harrisburg Metro Region was chosen as #1 in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and #44 in the Nation for quality of life. Key factors included the availability of employment, cost of living, cost of housing, the geographic location with access to urban, suburban, and rural communities. An added benefit is the ease of access to other Central Pennsylvania communities and larger metropolitan markets. 

With all of the favorable factors stated, there is still an underlying disconnect for those that relocate to the region. Hear directly from our speakers who so poignantly share their relocation stories, why each remains in Central Pennsylvania and offers advise on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and talent pool.