How It’s Built in the Burg

FEATURING – Amma Johnson, Founder of AMMA JO, a local fashion company at Strawberry Square. Back in 2014, Johnson began her line of handbags with one design when she sold her first 20 handbags in a gift shop that was previously located at Hollywood Casino in East Hanover Twp. After the sale of the 20 handbags she used the profits to make 100 handbags which were sold to family and friends, and at local expos. Since then Johnson has had 25 different designs and now sells her handbags in 30 stores in seven states. Hosted by Larry Binda, editor of The BURG. The Harrisburg Young Professionals' (HYP) “How It’s Built in the ‘Burg” series is a new program held every other month. The series will highlight innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the companies they have built. HYP will pull in local entrepreneurs and business founders from the Central PA Area to share their triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight. Guests are invited to network prior to the event with a cash bar and appetizers. AN RSVP IS REQUIRED. Space is limited. Proceeds from this series help to support HYP’s Kiva Loan Program.


The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company

50 North Cameron Street Harrisburg PA 17101

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