Downtown Inc is hiring a Manager of Business Services to oversees the organization’s day-to-day business recruitment, retention, and expansion strategy, with an emphasis on providing technical assistance and support to existing businesses within the business improvement district.Read More
Dear Downtown Partners,
I began my new role as CEO of Downtown Inc on October 17. After nearly 15 years living and working away from York County—in Philadelphia and Allentown—it is great to return to the city where many of my childhood memories played out.
Downtown Inc announces that Silas Chamberlin has started his position as the new CEO of Downtown Inc as of Monday, October 17. Downtown Inc also announces that Timothy Miller has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Meagan Feeser has been named Chief Marketing and Development Officer (CMDO), as the organization moves forward with its new mission and vision.Read More
(York, PA)--Please join us outside of 35 West Market Street (Baron Von Schwein) on Thursday, September 15th, at 1:00 PM as we celebrate the next phase of public art installations in Downtown York.
This Phase IV installation was funded by the York County Community Foundation and through contributions by West Market Street merchants. A total of three pieces have been installed on the unit block of West Market St.
Local artist Sean Doll created two pieces of functional art: a beautiful wooden bench which now sits in front of Clay Path Studio and a matching trash can across the street. Local artist Bob Machovec added a functional and colorful flower planter, now situated in front of My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe.
Downtown Inc works to revitalize and foster reinvestment in downtown York. Its mission is to facilitate collaboration, advocacy, and promotion of downtown initiatives to improve the economic growth, enhance the physical appearance, and increase foot traffic throughout the downtown district, and communicate to the community at large the positive activities taking place in downtown York.
Friday, July 1
Candlelight Remembrance for the community to gather during First Friday and commemorate the life of Louis J. Appell, Jr. Mr. Appell was a huge supporter of Downtown York and loved First Fridays, so this is a fitting tribute to the man who gave so much to our city. All are welcome to attend.
Downtown Inc will host the Sixteenth Annual Downtown First Awards on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 6pm at LSC Design on North George Street in downtown York. The awards are presented annually to celebrate the people and businesses that put downtown first through their commitments of volunteer service, financial support, and advocacy efforts.Read More
It’s time for Spring Cleaning in York City! To mark the arrival of spring in downtown York, a press conference will be held on Monday, March 21 at 11am in Continental Square to announce several York City cleaning and greening initiatives happening this season. Speakers will include representatives from the City of York, Downtown Inc, the York County Solid Waste Authority, Keep York Beautiful and the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper.Read More
A 1.4-mile portion of the York County Heritage Rail Trail will be closed for all public use beginning early this spring. This City of York project will include reconstruction of the Rail Trail from the Colonial Courthouse on North Pershing Avenue south to Grantley Road. The project is slated to be completed by mid-summer 2016, with the newly improved Rail Trail opening to the public at that time.Read More
Downtown Inc today announced the departure of its executive director, Sonia Huntzinger. Huntzinger will remain in her role through March 11, 2016 while the organization’s Board of Directors initiates steps toward a search for a new Executive Director and plan an orderly transition.Read More
Ophelia M. Chambliss has been selected by a committee of city stakeholders to complete a conceptual art and design plan for the greening of Lafayette Plaza. The commission of an artist for this project was made possible by a contribution from Buchart Horn, Inc.
Members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting to learn about and provide input on a planning project for green infrastructure in the City of York. The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 7pm at Buchart Horn, First Floor Atrium, 445 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401.Read More
Downtown Inc has moved its offices to the “Golden Swan,” the two-story, Federal-style building at 2 E. Market St., right on Continental Square. The building, once known as the Weiser Building, dates back to the early 1800s, if not earlier.Read More