Ellen is the president of Downtown Bellefonte Inc.'s board, and owner of downtown businesses Hello Social Co. and Studio 1795. In both her work as a social media agency owner and through volunteering, she uses social media to connect more people to their communities and neighbors.
Ellen sits on the Marketing and Business Owners committees for Downtown Bellefonte Inc.
When she's not at Studio 1795, you can usually find Ellen grabbing a Bonfatto's latte or walking her dogs around the neighborhood.
Rod Beard is the Vice President of Downtown Bellefonte Inc. He is the owner of Beard Law Co. in downtown Bellefonte.
Taylor is currently serving as the DBI Treasurer. She is a graduate of East Carolina University where she obtained a B.S. in Accounting. After graduating she has worked in the financial services field as a Research Analyst, Portfolio Manager, and Performance and Attribution Analyst. Taylor has also worked on GIPS Compliance for a large mutual fund company.
Taylor grew up in Central Pennsylvania and has proudly called Bellefonte her home for the past 11 years. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys tap dancing, camping, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and three dogs in beautiful Bellefonte.
Virginia DiRienzo is the secretary of Downtown Bellefonte Inc. She is currently a manager at KPMG in the Resource Management Support Team. She has spent the bulk of her career working with professional services firms in the areas of scheduling, reporting and compliance. She and her husband are in the process of renovating one of the homes in the historic district and are looking to find ways to make a positive impact on their adopted community.
I first joined DBI at as a representative of Bellefonte Borough Council, but quickly realized what a great booster it could be for the larger revitalization of Bellefonte. I'm involved in a few committees, but feel like I make the most impact with the Events committee, where we are committed to developing events that highlight our downtown businesses and natural assets, while working to change the perception of what's possible in our beloved community.
Outside of DBI, I co-own 3twenty9 Design, a web and graphic design shop with my husband, Troy Weston. I love getting my hands dirty with new projects or learning new skills, camping adventures in yurts where we bike to the next brewery, or cooking for and sharing with the people who make you laugh the most.
As a sales professional throughout my career I have always been passionate about building relationships and adopting new concepts that better myself, my company and my client's experience.
During this time, I have had the privilege of working alongside talented individuals with various businesses throughout Central Pennsylvania.
I have worked in the financial industry since 2001 assisting Individuals and Businesses with their Financial Well Being.
Fulton Bank's Cash Flow Conversation assists me in helping small businesses Accelerate Receivables, Manage Payables, Forecast their Future Cash Flow Position and make sure they have Access to Credit when needed. Our proprietary tools position us as an Industry Leader.
My areas of expertise include: Health Care, Agricultural, Professional Services, Manufacturers and Wholesalers, focusing on Small Businesses with Annual Revenue between $1 and $5 Million.
Ellen Matis, Chair
Mark Dello Stritto
Mike Scott, Co-Chair
Joseph Griffin, Co-Chair
Nancy Perkins, Chair
Robbin Degeratu, Chair
Melissa Hombosky, Chair