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Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Open House Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 7

Germantown is one of 25 historic Main Street districts across the country participating in the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets Open House Weekend. To celebrate, Germantown United CDC will host an Open House on Saturday, October 7 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the organization’s first storefront office, located at 5320 Germantown Avenue, at the corner of W Penn Street. We invite you to come by and see our new headquarters.

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September 28, 2017
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Germantown Market Square Pop-Up Farmers Market, Sunday, Oct. 8

The Germantown Market Square Pop-Up Farmers Market will be held on Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Market Square Park, located at 5501 Germantown Ave (between School House Ln and Church Ln). The market will feature goods from Wild Flour Bakery, Sweet LadyBug Gluten Free Bakery, Weavers Way Co-op, Lancaster Hummus Company, Germantown Kitchen Garden, and more.

Germantown United Community Development Corporation A Finalist For National Trust for Historic Preservation Grant

As a finalist in the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign, Germantown United Community Development Corporation encourages the public to visit VoteYourMainStreet.org/Germantown to help Germantown United CDC secure funding to preserve two buildings on Germantown Avenue’s business corridor: Parker Hall (5801 Germantown Ave) and John Trower’s building (5706 Germantown Ave). Germantown is the only neighborhood in Philadelphia and the entire state of Pennsylvania participating in this competition. With the awarded funds, this project will provide necessary facade and structural improvements to these two significant 20th-century African-American historic sites.

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September 18, 2017
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Big Announcement: GUCDC is Moving!

We at Germantown United CDC are thrilled to announce that we are moving into our first storefront office located at 5320 Germantown Ave, at the corner of W Penn Street. This space that has been vacant for nearly a year.

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September 6, 2017
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Germantown Business Info Session: Activate Your Storefront, Wednesday, Sept. 20

Germantown United CDC’s next Germantown Business Info Session, organized in partnership with The Business Center, will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 8 a.m. – 10 …

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August 28, 2017
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Power Up Your Business

Germantown United CDC is partnering with the Community College of Philadelphia and a diverse and collaborative team working to support the micro-businesses and small companies in Philadelphia.

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August 8, 2017
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Do you want a farmer’s market in Germantown?

A new farmers market is being proposed for Germantown. Weavers Way Co-op, Greener Pastures, and Germantown United CDC are trying to assess the level of interest of consumers in the community for a farmers’ market. Providing answers to these questions will help gather information and build a market that provides the products and services you desire. A new farmers market is being proposed for Germantown. Weavers Way Co-op, Greener Pastures, and Germantown United CDC are trying to assess the level of interest of consumers in the community for a farmers’ market. Providing answers to these questions will help gather information and build a market that provides the products and services you desire. Take this short survey >>

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July 8, 2017
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Germantown Business Info Session: How to Define Your Target Market

Germantown United CDC’s next Germantown Business Info Session will be held on Wednesday, July 19 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Germantown Life Enrichment Center, located at 5722 Greene Street (across from Vernon Park). Start your day with us! Refreshments will be provided.

Germantown Second Saturday Festival is Saturday, July 8, 2017, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Germantown Second Saturday Festival will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. The festival will take place along a one-block stretch of Germantown Avenue, between School House Lane and Coulter Street, and surround Market Square Park (5501 Germantown Avenue). Rain or shine. The community festival, presented by Historic Germantown and Germantown United Community Development Corporation, invites the public to experience Germantown. The festival celebrates the kick-off the Second Saturday series–when all 16 Historic Germantown sites are open monthly–and showcases the many thriving cultural, civic, and business attractions and activities that make Germantown an exciting place to live and visit. (Event rescheduled from previous date of May 13 due to weather.)

Announcing the 2017 Pillar of the Community Award Recipients
April 7, 2017
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Announcing the 2017 “Pillar of the Community” Award Recipients

Germantown United CDC is pleased to announce the second annual recipients of the organization’s Pillar of the Community award are civic advocate Reverend Chester Williams of the Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club and business leader Suzanne Quinn of Bargain Thrift Center. With this award Germantown United CDC acknowledges those among us who have significantly contributed to the betterment of our community. Toast the honorees with us at the For the Love Of Germantown! Fundraiser on Thursday, April 27th at Rittenhouse Soundworks. Read more about the award recipients >>