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Carlisle Pennsylvania – Information

Carlisle Pennsylvania – Information

Here is a quick list of information and resources for Carlisle. You can also find more by searching (using the search box at the top of the page).

Official Borough Sources
Carlisle Police : 717-243-5252
Carlisle Borough
Carlisle School District

Utilities
Electric: PP&L
Natural Gas: UGI
Water/Sewer: Contact the Borough (link above)
Telephone: Embarq

Organizations
Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Carlisle Association

Dickinson College
Penn State Dickinson School of Law

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The Marketing of Carlisle : Part I

The Marketing of Carlisle : Part I

by Charlie Andrews

Prologue

A town is a living thing that has an identity, spirit and personality that makes the community unique and alive. Towns are old enough to have seen generations grow, walk their streets, live their lives and pass on. The town itself continues on. This is what gives a town special meaning in our lives. Changes occur, of course, but the essence of the town remains the same. The essence of Carlisle is its downtown, the face and heart of our community. Downtown Carlisle is beautiful, historic, and has a core of unique shops, galleries, antique stores, an art center, a performing arts center, lodging and restaurants. Carlisle overall is an economically diverse town with three colleges, that is growing culturally, intellectually and socially. It has tremendous (yet unrealized) potential.

In the 27 years I have made my living here in the downtown, I have worked alongside fellow merchants, other businesspeople and public officials for the betterment of Carlisle and its downtown.

Today, however, those efforts are no longer moving Carlisle forward. We are slipping into decline. If this decline is allowed to continue, more downtown storefronts will become offices, converted into residences, or increasingly occupied by less-than-credible merchants. I know that this sounds over the top, but I would suggest that it isn’t, and the process has already begun.

We have reached the point of diminishing returns with our current marketing programs as they are currently designed and funded. Complacency has set in as infrastructure ages and economic factors shift. In the mean time, new economic dynamics begin to present opportunities, brought upon by the recent revitalization of our existing malls.

Why is the downtown so important? It is a vital economic factor to Carlisle and the surrounding area that it serves. It is our county seat, an important crossroads and our most significant image of our community to the world. Can we survive without it? Yes, but only as the suburbs of the greater Harrisburg/West Shore area.

To counter this decline, Carlisle must present itself to the world as the unique, beautiful, historic and interesting town that it is. It must do this creatively, energetically, and head on. Carlisle ranks with the Georgetowns and New Hopes of the world, and it needs to show it. This would be the marketing of Carlisle.

Go to Part II

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Business Airport of Carlisle

228 PETERSBURG RD
Carlisle, PA 17013

The Business Airport of Carlisle, serves about 66% local general avaiation and the remainder is through traffic (or destination) aircraft.

Reports of the staff at the Carlisle Airport are very positive, showing that our area again has a genuine caring community, with a sense of humor.

The website in the link is not specifically for the airport itself, but the AirNav site which holds and updates technical information.

Carlisle Fish and Game Assn

Carlisle Fish and Game Assn

Carlisle Fish & Game Association is located midway between Carlisle and Mechanicsburg on State Route 641. Its more than 100 acres is dedicated to outdoor recreational pursuits. Activities open to the public include trap, skeet, sporting clays, wobble trap and 5-stand. A 300-yard rifle range with covered firing line and 25-yard pistol range are reserved for members, as are the fishing lake, archery field course, and archery practice range. Hunter safety instruction, fly tying, rifle and shotgun classes and semi-annual outings are available for both members and the community at large.

1421 W. Trindle Road
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-9808

Hampton Inn Carlisle

The Hampton Inn Carlisle is close to I-81 and the PA Turnpike. By staying with us you have easy access to many of the special attractions in Carlisle such as: The Carlisle Fairgrounds, US Army War College, Dickinson College Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and Carlisle Barracks.

Visitors are always pleased to find we are centrally located to many other attractions including the Gettysburg Battlefield, Hershey Park, Harrisburg State Capital, Ski Round Top and varied local golf attractions!!

Enjoy our complimentary full hot breakfast buffet as well as our indoor heated pool and on site fitness facility!!

We are conveniently located just 35 minutes from Harrisburg International Airport.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

1164 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-240-0200

The Dragon’s Way School of Kenpo

The Dragon’s Way School of Kenpo is a recognised name in the Carlisle community for over ten years teaching Kenpo Karate the ultimate in unarmed self defense.

The Dragon’s Way School of Kenpo teaches Kenpo karate under quality board certified instruction to children and adults of all ages, Woman’s Self Defense Seminars, Bully Busting Workshops and much.  Stop by for a free lesson many packages available.

Members of the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce.

200 S Spring Garden St
Carlisle PA 17013

717-218-5422