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Downtown Update

Downtown York has witnessed exponential growth over the past few years. With increases in its small business offerings, major development and redevelopment projects, including local and regional investment, Downtown Inc is proud to share where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Positive Progress

Join us on Wednesday, November 8 at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts for our Fall 2023 Downtown Update! Doors will open at 7:30am for networking and a light breakfast, followed by the program beginning at 8:00am.

Attendees will hear an update on the work of Downtown Inc, the organization committed to driving, enhancing, and encouraging investment in Downtown York through promotions, placemaking, public safety, and economic development. Presenters include Katie Mahoney, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for YCEA & Downtown Inc., Hannah Beard, Marketing and Merchant Engagement Manager and Bronley Martin, Urban Revitalization Manager.

In addition, York City Police Commissioner, Michael Muldrow will highlight some of the Department’s recent projects and initiatives with an inspiring report on public safety in the City of York.

To close out our program, Sully Pinos, Executive Director of BLOOM Business Empowerment Center, will share the latest developments of BLOOM, and announce the Grant Recipients from the York City BLOOM Grant Round.

We hope you’ll join us for an informative morning of what’s happening in our #HistoricallyEdgy downtown!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, M&T Bank, our reception sponsor, WellSpan, and to our Live Stream Sponsor, Business Information Group, for helping make this event possible.

Past Downtown Updates

From notable milestones to significant announcements, reading old updates allows you to relive the exciting moments that shaped Downtown York’s progress.

Spring 2023 Downtown Update

Get the scoop on exciting recent development and hear from local community leaders and organizations on all things Downtown York. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, M&T Bank, our live stream sponsor Business Information Group, Inc. and event host, Appell Center for the Performing Arts

Fall 2022 Downtown Update

The Fall 2022 Downtown Update was held at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts on October 5, 2022. The program included an update on the Economic State of Main Street Communities by Julie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, and a Downtown York Economic Forecast. A panel discussion featuring Downtown York business owners followed. Panelists included Lauren Days, owner of Sara Ellen Event Venue & Skillet2Plate Soul Bistro, Joanne Wilmore, owner of Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast, and Kate Harmon, co-owner of Working Progress.

Spring 2022 Downtown Update

The Spring 2022 Downtown Update was held at the Appell Center for Performing Arts March 15, 2022. The program included speakers from Keystone Kidspace, Yorktowne Hotel, the History Center, C.S. Davidson, Police Commissioner Michael Muldrow.

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