Downtown Chambersburg Inc (DCI)
The 501(c)(3) non-profit, downtown revitalization arm of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce; otherwise know as the Main Street Program. Technical affiliation is with the PA Downtown Center in Harrisburg. DCI is the one stop shop for a wide variety of economic development assistance and lending needs in Downtown for your commercial, retail, or residential needs. DCI is a partner with DBC and Council for the Arts to bring Ice Fest PA to the Downtown in late January of each year.
Downtown Business Council (DBC)
The membership based organization that focuses on large and small promotional events throughout the year that attracts shoppers and visitors to Downtown. Works closely with Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. on many aspects of Downtown Revitalization, but with a stronger emphasis on event coordination and promotions. DBC is a partner with DCI and Council for the Arts to bring Ice Fest PA to the Downtown in late January of each year. Coordinates Celebrate the Arts at Old Market Day; AppleFest; Art Walk; First Fridays at 5:00 p.m.; Candle Night; and many other Special Sales events.
Borough of Chambersburg
Places special emphasis on Downtown Revitalization by funding the Main Street Program to the level of $25,000 each year and contracts with Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. to manage maintenance of the service area and looks to DCI for economic and community development input and implementation actions related to the Borough Comprehensive Plan.
Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce
Parent organization of Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. (Main Street Program). Provides Office space and direct operational in-kind support; manages all payroll operations for the two paid staff personnel. Provides economic development direction and assistance in ways that helps to leverage development resources at all levels of government and the private sector.
Chambersburg Area Development Corporation
Funds Downtown Chambersburg, Inc. at $25,000 per year, and has been a long standing partner for downtown investment since 1994. Investment projects include Chamber’s Fort Park, Chambersburg Heritage Center, Capitol Theatre Center, Professional Office Suites, Montgomery Alley Parking Lot, Spring Street Development Site, and participation in development strategies for Southgate Shopping Center, North Main Street Redevelopment, Black Avenue Corridor, King’s Grant Senior Housing Project, Central School Redevelopment Concept, and the Washington House Hotel Redevelopment Concept.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Works cooperatively on drawing tourism to Downtowns throughout Franklin County. Specifically supportive of the Capitol Theatre Center, Chambersburg Heritage Center, and selected promotional events that draw visitors annually. Cooperative advertising is coordinated between the Franklin County Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Partnership to leverage dollars.