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.

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S. A. Davis Electric

Davis Electric has been providing professional electrical services in Central Pa for over 25 years! Davis Electric is a well-established, Carlisle electrical contractor with a modern approach of no job is too small. We pride ourselves in the quality and neatness of the work we perform and the good customer relationships we have achieved over the years.

Davis Electric provides a wide variety of services for residential and commercial customers ranging from new installations to repairs. We bring our personal touch from start to finish. We use only quality materials to guarantee the success of each and every project.  With our years of experience, we are sure to bring Customer Satisfaction. Scott Davis personally guarantees courteous, prompt, and efficient services for all of his customers.

Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-6185

First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle

Our heritage goes back to 1734, when a large settlement of sturdy, God-fearing Scots-Irish from Lancaster County established a Presbyterian Church at Meeting House Springs, located on the Conodoguinet Creek about two miles west of the Carlisle Public Square.

The first minister was installed there in 1739 and preached from a crude pulpit in a one-room log church. Eventually, Meeting House Springs proved to be too far removed from the new county seat of Carlisle, established in 1751, so the congregation moved to town in 1757 and subsequently built the edifice in which we worship today. Behind the old stone walls at Meeting House Springs endures what is left of our earliest heritage, an old church graveyard with stones that date back to 1744 – the oldest anywhere in Cumberland Valley.

Please continue your visit to our website and our church.

2A North Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-4612

Cole’s Bicycles

Cole’s Bicycles

Since 1940, our family run shop has provided friendly and knowledgeable sales and service. Weather you ride road, mountain, comfort, hybrid, juvenile, or special purpose, we have the expertise and the bikes you need. A full range of accessories are available to enhance you riding pleasure.

The bottom photo is the shop in the 1950’s

327 N. Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-3833

Thus Saith the Lord

A ministry encouraging everyone to study their Bibles for a ‘Thus Saith the Lord’. 1. We are not a church nor are we trying to replace the church. We encourage regular church attendance (based upon Hebrews 10:25). 2. We are not a following but we encourage people to properly follow every word of God (based upon Matthew 4:4). 3. We are an international, non-profit, personal ministry team.

700 Clay Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-8785

The Sentinel / Cumberlink

The Sentinel is Carlisle and Cumberland County’s local newspaper.

457 E. North St
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 243-2611

Please Note: There have been a lot of comments on deliveries or missed papers, here on this listing. You NEED to contact the Sentinel directly, this is NOT their site and only lists information so you can contact them, We are not publishing missed delivery comments. Staff at the Sentinel do not read this post. Thanks, Mgt
Home Depot

Home Depot

Home Depot, Founded in 1978 in Atlanta, GA, The Home Depot® is the world’s largest home improvement retailer. At the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2003, the company’s portfolio includes 1,707 stores, including 1,515 Home Depot stores in the United States, 102 Home Depot stores in Canada and 18 Home Depot stores in Mexico.

The company also operates 54 EXPO Design Centers, 5 HD Supply stores, 11 HD Landscape Supply stores, two Home Depot Floor Stores and businesses operating under The Home Depot Supply brand. The Home Depot is committed to offering the ultimate home improvement shopping experience. With about 40,000 different products, trademark customer service and guaranteed low prices, Home Depot stores cater to do-it-yourselfers, as well as home improvement, construction and building maintenance professionals.

1013 S Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-249-1771