PNA move signals new era of opportunity

PNA move signals new era of opportunity

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Building in Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaPNA headquarters at 3899 N. Front St. in Harrisburg has been our home since it was built nearly 24 years ago. It was a perfect fit for our needs, providing meeting and training space while also housing a wonderful staff that has well-served our members and clients over the years.

Even before the pandemic, however, our physical space had become too large for PNA staffing and work needs. As the pandemic unfolded and remote working transitioned into a hybrid office environment, the size of our property increasingly exceeded our needs. Our building, much like a home that becomes too large to maintain, had become a costly asset. The PNA Board of Directors listed the building for sale in fall 2021; the property sold at the end of August to Youth Advocates Program, a nonprofit organization that provides community-based alternatives to youth incarceration, congregate placements, and neighborhood violence. The new owner needs the entire office space which will serve as their headquarters locally.

Beginning Oct. 1, PNA headquarters will be a few miles away in a smaller, more productive leased space that better accommodates our working and training space requirements. Our new address will be 4000 Crums Mill Road, Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Our main phone number will remain (717) 703-3000.

This is a bittersweet moment. The move provides an opportunity to lay a sound foundation for the future. With proceeds from the building sale and savings on property upkeep, PNA has strengthened its financial security as it continues to provide the outstanding member services, training, and ad placement our members and clients expect. Our hybrid working environment has also expanded PNA’s staffing footprint, employees now working in multiple regions of Pennsylvania and in other states. Who could have imagined such a work environment even a few years ago?

It is often said that people and memories make a house a home, which is why vacating our Front Street building will be a sad day. But we plan to take our rich history with us as we prepare for a robust future in our new location.

Brad Simpson
PNA President