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merchant workshop series

Join us at our 2014 Merchant Workshop Series!

Different topics including social media communications and web presence, safety, resources and more will be covered the THIRD Wednesday of every other month, beginning at 7:45 am.

Workshops are FREE to businesses within Downtown Inc's boundaries. (Registration links are provided below each workshop description)

Businesses are encouraged to submit suggestions to info@downtownyorkpa.com.

2014 Schedule
March | May | July | September | November


Buy It or You'll Pay For It
March 19

Guest Speakers: Officers Blake McBride and Mike Davis, York City Police

This workshop will provide information about shoplifting and other threats that may be lurking for your business, focusing on applicable laws and prevention strategies.



Guest Speaker: Lisa Torres, The Art Institute of York, PA

This workshop will provide information about how to make your merchandise look its best. Highlights of discussion will include window displays and product merchandising.  

Eventbrite - Merchant Workshop - Visual Merchandising 101




Likes, Follows and Pics
July 16

Guest Speakers: Staff members of Gavin Advertising

This workshop will provide information about social media strategies for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more! 

Eventbrite - Merchant Workshop - Likes, Follows and Pics




September 17

Guest Speakers: Philip and Allison Given, The Susquehanna Photographic

This workshop will focus on the importance of good website design...and ways to make your site stand out.

Eventbrite - Merchant Workshop - www.HowsYourWebsite.com


Small Business Resources
November 19

Guest Speakers: TBA

This workshop will provide information about resources available from local business support organizations, including York SCORE, Community First Fund, EDC Finance, and more!

Eventbrite - Merchant Workshop - Small Business Resources


Entrepreneurial Support Alliance (ESA)

In addition to workshops hosted by Downtown Inc, the Entrepreneurial Support Alliance is a great resource for start-ups and small businesses.  A complete list of upcoming workshops and other learning and networking opportunities can be found online at www.ycea-pa.org.