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February 9, 2016

GUCDC’s Storefront Activation Program: Pairing Local Artists and Makers with Germantown Businesses

We’re currently accepting proposals for Germantown United CDC’s Storefront Activation Program – a low-cost, high impact initiative that pairs local artists and makers with neighborhood businesses and property owners to upgrade storefront window displays, and interior spaces visible from the street. If you’re a business and want your storefront redone, or if you’re a maker and have an idea for a project, learn more here…

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December 16, 2015
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Three questions with Karen Singer, Germantown business owner and tile maker

We asked longtime Germantown business owner and artist Karen Singer three questions about her business and series of collectible tiles picturing iconic Germantown buildings. Germantown United CDC recently commissioned Singer to create a custom tile as a thank you gift for donors to We Are Germantown, the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

Germantown In the News: November + December 2015

Germantown is in the news! Germantown United CDC staff pick your must-reads of the month, including Pulitzer prize-winning writer Inga Saffron’s take on the renovation of Vernon Park, Germantown’s business district, neighborhood revitalization, and rising development. Good stuff!

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November 6, 2015

Germantown United CDC featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer today

Parks can be a powerful tool to rescue struggling commercial areas. Pulitzer prize-winning writer Inga Saffron, architecture critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, recently visited Germantown to tour the newly renovated Vernon Park, which fronts Germantown’s central business district. Read her take on the park’s comeback, neighborhood revitalization, and rising development in Germantown.

Funding opportunities for local businesses

The Merchant Fund’s Business Stabilization grant (deadline approaching: September 15!) and the City of Philadelphia’s Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) are currently accepting applications from small businesses looking to grow their businesses and improve their storefronts. Want to know how Germantown United CDC can support a grant application for your business? Read on.

April 7, 2014

The BIG G: Gentrification in Germantown

“The Big G: Gentrification in Germantown: How it works, and for whom?” A blue-ribbon panel will be moderated by Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic …

March 8, 2014

Rendell delivers pep talk at Germantown United CDC’s inaugural fundraiser (Newsworks)

Rendell delivers pep talk at Germantown United CDC’s inaugural fundraiser (via NewsWorks) It can happen. Over and over, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell stressed that …

November 9, 2013


Dear Germantown residents This is a follow up to the community meeting with Pathmark Managers, Jeff Kelly and Rashad Waleed, on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. …

October 12, 2013

RE-Start Germantown

Parking Day in Germantown 2012 #14
September 18, 2013
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PARKing Day 2013

Germantown Park(ing) Day to bring the arts and forward-thinking students to Chelten Ave. on Friday September 18, 2013 By Alaina Mabaso for NewsWorks, @AlainaMabaso As SEPTA …