History, scenery, recreation — Pennsylvania has it all. And thanks to Karen DeKlinski, reminders of the Keystone State are now readily available to share with friends and family.

In August 2004, DeKlinski opened Perfectly Pennsylvania, a store dedicated to the state’s rich mix of products, in the new terminal of Harrisburg International Airport. Perfectly Pennsylvania carries a variety of unique, high-quality products ranging from Crayola Crayons and Slinky toys to clothing and Amish-country quilts and Hex signs.

The idea for Perfectly Pennsylvania came as DeKlinski was looking for a new career following 20 years of serving in appointed state-government positions.

How SCORE Helped: 

“Retail was the furthest thing from my mind during all those years,” DeKlinski says.  “A friend and I staffed a kiosk at a local farmers market twice a week and I got hooked on promoting Pennsylvania products. Visitors are always looking for something special to take home from the area, so it made sense to open a store with everything in one place.”

To learn more about Perfectly Pennsylvania, visit www.perfectlypa.com.

Perfectly Pennsylvania