CHBA 3/22/21 News and Resources:

Home & Garden Stroll Reminder
We are less than a month away from our annual Home & Garden event! The CHBA is planning a modified Home & Garden Stroll to adapt our traditional Home & Garden Festival to the current pandemic restrictions. The event will attract customers to patronize our shops and restaurants, incorporate a limited guest vendors and entertainment, and use a format that encourages visitors to explore the entirety of the Avenue. As a reminder to all CHBA members if you would like a location in a lot you can email our Marketing and events coordinator Please keep us updated with any events or promotions you have for the Home & Garden Stroll in our Google Form :

New Member Welcome:
 Welcome to the CHBA's newest supporting member, Marshall Shigon, of 1847 Financial. Information on the business can be found at

Spring Cleaning: 
Spring is here, and our BID staff are working to keep our streets and sidewalks looking their best. However, individual businesses can have a big impact by supplementing these efforts and sweeping their sidewalks on a regular basis. This is especially important on days when windy conditions and falling tree buds can quickly counteract morning cleaning efforts. Please join us in our efforts to keep Chestnut Hill beautiful. 

.En Route March 2021 Marketing Report: Click HERE to view En Route's most recent monthly report. Web traffic increased significantly in the month of March, and our Instagram following surpassed the 14,000 mark. 

2021 Events Calendar (Working Copy): Plan ahead to get important event dates on your calendar. Click HERE to view the working copy of the Business District's 2021 Events Calendar. 

Crisis Intervention and Prevention PowerPoint: If you missed the recent workshop on this topic with Chestnut Hill Hospital and the 14th Police District, you can access the PowerPoint presentation HERE.

Flower Show's Bloom Philly contest and deadline:
The annual Bloom Philly! The Philadelphia Flower Show will take place June 5 – 13 at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. The contest invites businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area to join the excitement of the upcoming Philadelphia Flower Show by creating festive, flower-filled displays inspired by the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show theme “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece! Bloom Philly welcomes participation from food and beverage businesses to enter fun and tasty flower shoe-inspired menu items, streetery décor, and short term pop ups. Collaborations with professional florists and designers are welcome to compete in their own unique category as well! he theme embodies the symbiotic relationship between beautiful, natural landscapes and diverse flora and fauna. Habitats are vital for sustaining life -- and hosting the show outdoors in FDR Park in Philadelphia is a perfect illustration of this year’s Show theme.The deadline to Register is April 16th, join the flower show today!
Financial Resource
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Covid-19 Vaccine
As a Chestnut Hill business, you are eligible to register for a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic being organized by the CHBA with Centennial Pharmacy Services. To register and select your preferred appointment time click HERE

Virtual Plastic Bag Ban Information Sessions For Businesses
In December 2019, Philadelphia City Council passed a Single-use Plastic Bag Ban, a major advancement toward cleaning up Philadelphia’s streets and waterways and reducing plastic waste. After being delayed due to the City’s response to COVID-19, the law will now go into effect on July 1, 2021.
The Philadelphia Department of Commerce’s Office of Business Services will be hosting three information sessions on the City's plastic bag ban in April, May, and June 2021. The first virtual session will kick off April 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. You can also find more information on the Plastic Bag Ban timeline here
Register to attend one of the information sessions below: