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November 5, 2015
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Meet the Lenders: Attend GU’s FREE Business Info Session Thursday, November 12

Germantown United CDC’s next Business Info Session is all about money. Meet the Lenders and learn about the types of loans and financing opportunities available to small businesses. The event will be held in the evening next week on Thursday, November 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Flying Horse Center. Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend.

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October 28, 2015
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Germantown In the News: October 2015

Germantown is in the news! Germantown United CDC staff pick your must-reads of the month. Read all about: the Germantown Masjid, why the “Open Streets” movement is not the apocalypse and what it could mean for our business district, the recent Liquor Control Board hearing about a problematic deli near Vernon Park, construction progress at Queen Lane Apartments, and what Philadelphia’s next mayor Jim Kenney thinks about Germantown. Good stuff!

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October 22, 2015
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Seven Grassroots Community Improvement Projects Awarded “Fund for Germantown” Micro-grants by Germantown United CDC

Germantown United CDC is proud to announce the next round of grantees for the Fund for Germantown, the organization’s micro-grant program supporting community-driven beautification projects in Northwest Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. Since the program launched, 17 micro-grants have been awarded, with funds supporting a wide range of projects from greening to murals, neighborhood bulletin boards, cleanups and other community-building activities.

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September 10, 2015
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Councilwoman Bass Introduces Bill to Raise over $3.4 million for Street Calming Efforts

Improving walkability can boost Germantown’s commercial corridors, in addition to saving lives. Today, Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced a bill to raise an estimated $3.4 million for street calming efforts in the City. More about the bill is included in the attached press release.

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Attend GU’s FREE Business Info Session on Wednesday, September 16

Germantown United CDC’s next Business Info Session will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Speakers include business growth strategist Veronica Woods, and Giana Lawrence, Manager of the Philadelphia Department of Commerce’s Storefront Improvement Program (SIP). Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend.

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August 24, 2015
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GUCDC highlighted in Philly.com’s The Next Mayor Project

Germantown United CDC is participating in Philly.com’s Street Level series, part of The Next Mayor project. Watch our video and check out GU’s profile on Philly.com after the jump. In a few weeks, candidates Jim Kenney and Melissa Murray Bailey will tell us what they would do about it, as our next mayor.

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August 19, 2015
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For the Doers: A Guide to Germantown United CDC

Thanks to everyone who came out to GU’s For The Doers: Build A Better Germantown, our volunteer info session held on July 30, 2015. If you couldn’t be there but would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities and our work in general, you can now view a digital version of our presentation right here on our site. Worth a look for anyone interested in keeping up-to-date with GU and getting involved!

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.