This Week in Danville...
August 25 - August 31, 2019
Montour Preserve in Jeopardy
The Montour Preserve, a beautiful recreation area that many individuals utilize each year, is in jeopardy of closing. Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) has worked to raise funds - a goal of $200,000 - to maintain the preserve, but fell very short raising only $30,692.25. Since news of the financial crisis, Talen Energy and county commissioners have stepped forward and are working to help MARC find a solution.

While the fate of the preserve is "bleak," there is still hope that making the public aware of MARC's situation will call the community and businesses to action. MARC was approached by a prospective buyer of some of the land has potential to create a new partnership to save some of the recreation land.

The Montour Preserve is a vital component to our community for those that live, work, or visit from surrounding communities both near and far. If your wish to contribute to this cause, you can donate by following the link below.
2019 Planter Contest - People's Choice Award
Mill Street and member businesses joined the green side this year and helped to beautify our community by maintaining planters with beautiful floras. This is the second year that the Danville Business Alliance has hosted the contest. This year the business alliance added a People's Choice Award category in addition to Best on Mill/Zamboni Beautification Award and Honorable Mention. Cast your vote for your favorite planter to help one lucky business owner win the first-ever People's Choice Award!

Just follow the link below! Winners will be announced in next week's newsletter!

Good luck to all and thank you to all the businesses that chose to participate this year!

Thank you to:
Altera Life, Danville Area Community Center, Rosie's Comfort Shoes, Danville Sub Shop, D's Clothier, Kidde Korner, Borough of Danville, Kut-N-Kurl Family Salon, Fulton Bank, Ryan's Jeweler's, Victoria's Photography, Merle Norman, and Old Forge Brewing Company
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40th Fall Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019
9 a - 5 p
Mill Street

The 40th Annual Danville Fall Arts & Crafts Festival is a one-stop shopping extravaganza for Danville and the surrounding area. From handmade jewelry to up-cycled wooden furniture, crafts and toys, to children's face-painting and fashion accessories - it's all together in one location!

Over 140 local vendors exhibit their fine arts and photography, handmade crafts, soaps and beauty items, and more! So, you'll feel really good supporting the local economy while acquiring unique gifts for your family and friends! In addition to the arts and crafts, the Festival offers a wide selection of mouth-watering food and refreshments. It is also a great opportunity to explore the diverse downtown businesses on Mill Street!
Sponsored by:
5th Saturday at Merle Norman

Saturday, August 31, 10 a - 3 p

Bring your red special shopper bag - or pick one up at the store - this Saturday and receive 20% off everything you can fit inside ! Hope to see you there!
Build Your Business by Selling on Amazon
 September 19th
1:30-4:30 pm

Amazon has over 150 million unique visitors per month and
more than 50% of Amazon's total unit sales come from third-party sellers.

Attend this workshop to increase your reach and
drive sales of your products on Amazon.

Attendees will learn:
* What you need to know before starting your online store
* Which selling method is right for your business?
* How to open an Amazon account
* What are Amazon restricted categories?
* What is Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)?

Presented by  marketing, brand management, and online sales expert
Lorna Best of Best Online Retail Consulting. Lorna has been
recognized as an eBay Seller Diversity Advocate and eBay Top Seller. 

Cost: $35. Veterans are welcome at no charge.

Register online at www.bucknell.edu/sbdcevents or call (570)577-1249.
SAVE THE DATE

Ferry Street Growers Market
Saturdays, May 18 - November 23, 8 a.m. - noon

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 23, 5-9 p.m. &
Sunday, November 24, noon - 5 p.m.

Hometown Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8

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