Business Info Sessions

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 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.

Meeting Topic

Activate Your Storefront, and Use Marketing & Social Media to Increase Business
Learn about the storefront improvement program and resources available to Germantown businesses to make façade renovations, and get tips on representing your business online.

Who can attend?

Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend. This program is FREE. To RSVP call Germantown United CDC at 215-856-4303 or email edoley@germantownunitedcdc.org.

About the series

Germantown Business Info Sessions are held bi-monthly and feature invited speakers who give brief presentations about resources that can benefit local businesses, and updates on GUCDC’s work as it relates to the local business community. All sessions include time for attendees to network, ask questions, and talk with Germantown United CDC staff members. 


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GU’s Germantown Business Info Session series is made possible with support from First Niagara Foundation.

Germantown Business Info Session: How to Define Your Target Market

Germantown United CDC’s next Germantown Business Info Session, organized in partnership with The Business Center, 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.

Meeting Topic

How to Define Your Target Market
Who are your customers in Germantown? Learn about the consumers living and shopping in Germantown, and define the target market for your business.

SPEAKERS: Rojer Kern, Philadelphia Department of Commerce; and Meg Sowell, Real Estate Strategies, Inc.*

***Germantown United CDC has been working with Real Estate Strategies, Inc. (RES) to conduct a market study and develop a revitalization strategy for the Chelten Avenue commercial corridor in Germantown. The purpose and objectives of this study are to explore opportunities to strengthen and diversify the mix of commercial uses in the corridor, the potential to reuse vacant or underutilized properties, business and job attraction strategies, and available sources of funding to support recommended revitalization strategies. At the Business Info Session on July 19, Meg Sowell will speak about her findings thus far.

Who can attend?

Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend. This program is FREE. To RSVP call Germantown United CDC at 215-856-4303 or email edoley@germantownunitedcdc.org.

About the series

Germantown Business Info Sessions are held bi-monthly and feature invited speakers who give brief presentations about resources that can benefit local businesses, and updates on GUCDC’s work as it relates to the local business community. All sessions include time for attendees to network, ask questions, and talk with Germantown United CDC staff members. 


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GU’s Germantown Business Info Session series is made possible with support from First Niagara Foundation.

Germantown In the News: June 2017 Recap

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

new-loan-lendersGermantown 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 on Thursday, November 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at The Flying Horse Center.

We’ll be joined by representatives from Citizens Bank, The Enterprise Center, FINANTA, First Niagara Bank, PIDC, KIVA Zip, and other invited lenders. Each group will present on available services. After the brief presentations, participants will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with our lenders and network with other local businesses and entrepreneurs in attendance.

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Who can attend?

Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend. This program is FREE.

About the series

Business Info Sessions are held bi-monthly and feature invited speakers who give brief presentations about resources that can benefit local businesses, and updates on GUCDC’s work as it relates to the local business community. All sessions include time for attendees to network, ask questions, and offer feedback.

gu-bizinfosessionEvent logistics

WHEN

Thursday, November 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE

Pegasus Room at the Flying Horse Center
5534 Pulaski Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

QUESTIONS?

GUCDC Office: 215-856-4303
Emaleigh Doley, Commercial Corridor Manager: edoley@germantownunitedcdc.org


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GU’s Business Info Session series is made possible with support from First Niagara Foundation.

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

gu-bizinfosessionGermantown United CDC’s next Business Info Session will be held on Wednesday, September 16 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Germantown Historical Society, located at 5501 Germantown Avenue. Speakers include business growth strategist Veronica Woods, and Giana Lawrence, Manager of the Philadelphia Department of Commerce’s Storefront Improvement Program (SIP).

The session will also include an update from GUCDC the neighborhood website we are developing that will highlight Germantown businesses, amenities, and attractions for both residents and visitors.

Who can attend?

Anyone who owns a local business, or is interested in opening a business in Germantown is welcome to attend. This program is FREE to attend.

About the series

Business Info Sessions are held bi-monthly and feature invited speakers who give brief presentations about resources that can benefit local businesses, and updates on GUCDC’s work as it relates to the local business community. All sessions include time for attendees to network, ask questions, and offer feedback.

More about the speakers

VeronicaWoods_image_lowres3Veronica Woods will speak on topics related to strategic planning, implementation best practices, and new product launches. She works with business leaders that have taken a stand to move to a new level of business growth, and guides businesses looking to implement strategies to serve new clients, form new strategic partnerships, or expand into larger markets. Read more: www.vwoodsenterprises.com

SIPGiana Lawrence works with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce as the Manager of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP). The purpose of SIP is to encourage businesses and property owners within targeted neighborhood commercial corridors, like Germantown, to improve their storefronts, making these areas more attractive to shoppers and growing their vitality and economic performance. The program reimburses owners up to 50% of the total cost of eligible improvements, for a maximum reimbursement of $10,000 for a single commercial property or $15,000 for a multiple address or corner business property. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Read more: business.phila.gov/storefront-improvement-program

Event Logistics

WHEN

Wednesday, September 16 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

WHERE

Germantown Historical Society
5501 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

QUESTIONS? 

GUCDC Office: 215-856-4303
GU’s Corridor Manager Emaleigh Doley: edoley@germantownunitedcdc.org


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GU’s Business Info Session series is made possible with support from First Niagara Foundation.

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