Author Archives: Ellen Matis

Here’s how to support Bellefonte businesses during closure

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For relevant news updates and local community and business related resources, please click here. In a press conference on March 19, PA Governor Tom Wolf ordered a statewide recommendation to close all non-essential businesses in Pennsylvania to close, including non-essential stores, bars and restaurants, except for takeout offerings. Grocery and convenience stores, drug stores, and […]


COVID-19 related announcements and resources

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Our list of links to business’ updates has moved to this link. Resources for Businesses ✔ Penn State Small Business Development Center: For the more current news and resources related to businesses. They are still offering consulting via the phone and Zoom meeting technology. If you have business needs SBDC is happy to help and […]


Business announcements and opportunities amid COVID-19 outbreak

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In an effort to help our downtown businesses amid closures, cancellations and more, Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is curating this list of business changes and special notes from management. To be included on this list, email Gina Thompson at manager@downtownbellefonteinc.com.   Art a la Carte – CLOSED Art a la Carte will be closed for two […]


Chalk the Walk fundraiser planned in Downtown Bellefonte

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Join us for Chalk the Walk on Sunday, May 3, in Downtown Bellefonte!  As part of the Bellefonte Art Museum’s First Sunday celebration in May, we’re going to bring Bellefonte to life with colorful artwork created with chalk on High and Allegheny streets downtown. Squares will be designed by residents and families, as well as […]


Friday in the ‘Fonte: February 28, 2020

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The last Friday of each month, celebrate downtown Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, arts and craft beverages during our new event, Friday in the ‘Fonte! This month we are celebrating Mardi Gras! Visit these participating businesses for fun treats and special Big Spring Spirits, 4 to 10 p.m. Warm up inside Bellefonte’s only distillery with handmade cocktails […]


Workshop: Designing Creative and Effective Retail Displays

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Your display is the first thing that potential shoppers see when they walk in the door of your business. Creating an enticing retail display will help more passers-by become shoppers. In a workshop presented by Downtown Bellefonte Inc. at 5 p.m. on February 27, local designers Nicole Brown and Corinna Bressler will share their tactics […]


Open Coworking Day set for July 10

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Want to try out the coworking experience? Pack up your laptop (or favorite device!) and head down to SpringBoard for a day of Open Coworking (free!). It’s open to entrepreneurs, remote workers, or anyone that just wants a change of scenery from their 9 to 5 spot! You’ll get to see what it’s like to […]


Friday in the ‘Fonte activities: June 28, 2019

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The last Friday of each month, celebrate downtown Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, arts and craft beverages during our new event, Friday in the ‘Fonte! This month, these businesses are participating: Spotlight businesses: Cool Beans, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cool Beans is open late for this Friday in the ‘Fonte! Craving breakfast for dinner? You’ll love […]


Friday in the ‘Fonte activities: May 31, 2019

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The last Friday of each month, celebrate downtown Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, arts and craft beverages during our new event, Friday in the ‘Fonte! This month, these businesses are participating:   Spotlight Businesses in May   Art a la Carte, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. We’re welcoming Art a la Carte to Bellefonte this month! The […]


Outdoor Adventure Expo planned for June 9, 2019

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Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is excited to announce its next event, planned for June 9, 2019. The Outdoor Adventure Expo will highlight Bellefonte’s beautiful and easily accessible natural assets, while showcasing regional vendors and businesses that specialize in outdoors and recreation-related products. The event is planned from noon to 5 p.m. in the Talleyrand Park Annex. […]