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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.)

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June 2, 2017
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Germantown In the News: June 2017 Recap

Germantown is in the news! Germantown United CDC staff pick your must-reads of the month, with a focus on business, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization news.

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May 11, 2017
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Important Weather Update About Germantown Second Saturday Festival May 13

Due to inclement weather, all outdoor components of the Germantown Second Saturday Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 13 from 12pm – 5pm, will be postponed. The indoor components of the festival are on as planned (read on for details). An updated schedule is included below. The outdoor festivities, including Live Music & Performance, Art & Craft Vendor Marketplace, Kid Zone, and Food Trucks, will be rescheduled for Saturday, July 8 from 12pm – 5pm. Stay tuned for updated information about the rescheduled events.

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 >>

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March 2, 2017
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Germantown Business Info Session: Creative Ways of Financing Your Business, Wednesday, March 15

Germantown United CDC’s next Germantown Business Info Session, organized in partnership with The Business Center, will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 8am – 9:30am. A panel of experts will discuss various ways of financing your business, using loans, equity, and grants. Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend this FREE program. All sessions include time for attendees to network, ask questions, and talk with Germantown United CDC staff members. Learn more.

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February 28, 2017
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Save the Date: For the Love of Germantown! Annual Fundraiser, April 27

Join us at ​Germantown United CDC’s annual fundraiser on Thursday, April 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. Get your tickets today, or learn about sponsorship >>

Revitalization of a historic YWCA brings hope for more change in Germantown
February 18, 2017
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Germantown In the News: September 2017 Recap

Germantown is in the news! Germantown United CDC staff pick your must-reads of the month, with a focus on business, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization news.