Author Archives: Ellen Matis

Choose your outdoor adventure in Bellefonte

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Visit us here in Bellefonte and it won’t take long for you to see that in addition to world-class food and fun, the outdoor adventures just can’t be beat.  It’s the perfect setting, first of all. Nestled among the mountains and quilted farmer’s fields of central Pennsylvania, you will find state parks, state forests, trails […]


Downtown Bellefonte Inc. accepting applications for Board of Directors

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Interested in getting involved with Downtown Bellefonte Inc? We’re currently looking for applicants for our Board of Directors. We’re always looking for volunteers for our committees, as well. Committees include: Organization Economic Development Marketing Events Fundraising To volunteer with Downtown Bellefonte Inc., fill out the form below:    Loading…


Now hiring: Main Street Manager

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Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is hiring a Main Street Manager! Applications are open through February 17, 2021. The Main Street Manager is the public face of DBI to Bellefonte and the surrounding community at large. They will promote downtown activities, educate businesses, serve as a listener, collaborator, clearinghouse, visionary, facilitator, and coordinator based on the four […]


Bellefonte businesses participating in Happy Valley Takeout Trail

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The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) and Lion Country Lodging, working in partnership with other community partners, have launched a new initiative designed to encourage takeout from Centre County restaurants impacted by the ongoing pandemic. The Happy Valley Takeout Trail, which has support from Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown State College Improvement District, […]


Downtown Bellefonte Inc. funds second facade grant application; launches 2021 contest 

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Downtown Bellefonte Inc., an organization that aims to help the Bellefonte business community thrive, has announced a second recipient for the organization’s Best Facade Forward grant program. The program, first launched at the beginning of 2020, offers a $1,000 grant to downtown businesses to make updates to a business’ overall facade.  “First impressions matter,” said […]


PRE-ORDERS OPEN: Stay-at-Home Date Night Fundraiser

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Date night in a bag! This is a fundraiser that supports local businesses + Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is a great way to celebrate the month of love from the comfort of your home. Fundraising efforts for Downtown Bellefonte Inc. directly support small business support and economic growth in the Bellefonte community. Each bag is designed […]


Celebrate love this February in downtown Bellefonte

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This February, celebrate the special relationships in your life in downtown Bellefonte. Whether you come for a weekend, or drop in downtown for a day, there’s a way for you to celebrate love and support local businesses. Shop Small Crawl Downtown Bellefonte Inc.’s Shop Small Crawl continues for February, with the opportunity to enter to […]


Now hiring: Business Relations Coordinator

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Downtown Bellefonte Inc., an organization that supports business and economic growth in downtown Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, seeks a Business Relations Coordinator. POSITION SUMMARY: The Business Relations Coordinator will serve as a collaborator between Downtown Bellefonte Inc. and the business community, and grow public awareness of the organization’s efforts and activities as they pertain to business retention […]


Downtown Bellefonte Inc. accepting applications for board of directors

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Interested in getting involved with Downtown Bellefonte Inc? We’re currently looking for applicants for our Board of Directors. Please fill out this form and return it to Gina Thompson, Main Street Manager, by September 15, 2020. Email your application to: manager@downtownbellefonteinc.com. We’re always looking for volunteers for our committees, as well. Committees include: Organization Economic […]


Summer Sounds in the Park 2020 Schedule

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The Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association will start their Sunday evening concerts beginning at 7 p.m. in Talleyrand Park on Sunday, June 28. Find a concert schedule below: June 28 – Eventide (classic acoustic rock) July 5 – Ramalama (50’s & 60’s a cappella doo wop) July 12 – Tommy Wareham (local favorite redux) July […]