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Business offers brews and farm-fresh produce

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     Factoryville, PA (WNEP) — You won’t find the new owner of Nick’s Beer Company inside the store near Factoryville.

The 21-year-old Lackawanna Trail graduate, Nick Pawlukovich, is currently stationed in Kuwait, serving in the United States Air Force.

His dad, Robert, is managing things until his return.

“He’s had a couple of business ideas here and there but never anything quite like a local business like this,” said Robert Pawlukovich.

In a time when so many businesses are shuttering, Pawlukovich feels lucky to be doing the opposite. But starting a new business during a pandemic has presented its fair share of challenges.

“To a certain degree, fun, but then a little on the scary side because you don’t know. Half of the stuff we couldn’t get because the suppliers were out of it. It’s difficult to find contractors to do work, a lot

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Veteran couple brews up successful business thanks to military skills | Article

For two Ft. Stewart veterans, a brewing hobby has bubbled over into a fulltime job.Dr. Kristen Boucher and retired Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Boucher opened the doors to Split Fin Brewing in Midway, Ga., in June and both attribute their business’ early success to the skills they gained while serving.Jeremy, a Springfield, Massachusetts-native, most recently served as a maintenance technician with the 3rd Infantry Division on Fort Stewart and retired earlier this year after 22 years of service.Kristen, a Syracuse, New York-native, served as a chemical officer for four years before leaving the military in 2017. She now works as a Department of the Army civilian at Hunter Army Airfield.The couple married in 2016 and said a brewery was definitely not in the plan at the time.“I actually never drank beer until I met my wife,” Jeremy said.Fatefully, Kristen’s aunt sent a winemaking kit years before. The next

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