Author Archives: Ellen Matis

Chalk the Walk, Live Music and more on Howard Street at July 30th Friday in the ‘Fonte

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Friday in the ‘Fonte — a free summertime event which supports Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, craft beverage producers and more — is held on the last Friday of the month in May, June, July and September. As part of the Friday in the ‘Fonte celebration in July, we’re bringing Bellefonte to life with colorful artwork created […]


Request for Proposals: LoveBFT

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Downtown Bellefonte Inc., an organization dedicated to the economic growth and vitality of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, seeks an individual or company to produce a physical representation of “LoveBFT.”  Over the course of the last two years, Downtown Bellefonte Inc. has worked with other Bellefonte organizations and businesses to utilize the social media hashtag #LoveBFT to promote […]


Adult Beverage Garden and Live Music planned in Talleyrand Park at June 25th Friday in the ‘Fonte

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Friday in the ‘Fonte, a free summertime event which aims to support Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, craft beverage producers and more will be held on the last Friday of the month in June, July and September. During June’s celebration, musician JT Thompson will be performing in the gazebo at Talleyrand Park. Music is sponsored by Blink […]


Downtown Bellefonte Inc. receives 2021 Main Street America accreditation

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Downtown Bellefonte Inc. has been designated as an accredited Main Street™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™. “We are proud to recognize this year’s 889 […]


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 […]