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

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

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Carlisle Association

Dickinson College
Penn State Dickinson School of Law

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Mary Kay Cosmetics – Terri Critzer

Mary Kay Cosmetics – Terri Critzer

My name is Terri Critzer and I am an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

I offer FREE skin care analysis and complimentary facials.  Please give me a call to schedule a time to meet. I also partner with businesses and provide FREE service when talking to prospective clients about our products.  Mary Kay Cosmetics have the Good House Keeping Seal  and a portion of the sales goes to the Mary Kay Ash foundation for breast cancer.

I would love to discuss our business opportunity as well.  Please give me a call if I can be of service to you or your company.

Kirkpatrick’s Barber Shop

Our Mission: We strive to offer the best full service salon to our local community.
Company Profile: We have been in business since 1995.  We offer a full line of hair care products.
What do other people say about our company?  We have been told that we are one of the best salons in the United States. We have serviced customers from all 50 states and many from other countries.

24 W Louther St
Carlisle, PA 17013

The Marketing of Carlisle : Part III

by Charlie Andrews

The Decline Again

Over time, most organizations, businesses or communities fall into a routine. There is no individual fault, yet we are all at fault as we become comfortable, and complacency creeps into our routine. This is a difficult thing to combat, but it is particularly disastrous for what is essentially a marketing effort. We need to continue finding ways of increasing our marketing to the outside world, and ways of funding it. Our efforts have stalled, because our current plan for addressing this is no longer effective.

The downtown’s new decline is now apparent and has begun a vicious cycle. As empty storefronts appear, they are not soon filled with new merchants. They remain empty, become trashy looking, weeds are beginning to grow and tree wells are not maintained.

Stores become harder to rent, and rents start dropping. This allows less-credible merchants in who do not maintain or improve their storefronts, sidewalks, window displays, etc. The gutting of the sign ordinance further enhanced this deterioration. These less-credible merchants don’t stay long, and we are left with either another empty and now further- deteriorated site, or another less-credible merchant who is not going to last either.
All this means fewer people on the sidewalks, so they become attractive to skateboarders and bicyclists. This is illegal, but because there are fewer merchants or shoppers to complain, even less attention is paid to the downtown. Even traffic and crosswalk enforcement declines for the same reasons.

An ominous indicator of the downtown’s decline is that this year (2004) a building owner applied for and received a zoning exemption to convert a storefront into a residential apartment. For the downtown, this is “the kiss of death.”

Go to Part IV

Gallop Country

Gallop Country was started in 2011 in the midst of the great recession. The idea was to create a place to serve the horseback riding and horse loving community through making it possible for riders to buy quality consigned horse related equipment, apparel and gifts, and for people to consign items that they no longer used. We felt that this would help people keep doing what they loved for less money.

We also have tried hard to find good value new items for the store and website. We have found many locally made items such as gifts and cards. We hope to find more.

Most of all we hope to create a friendly atmosphere that will bring the horse community together. Yes we have  a business, but first we are horse people just like our customers.

Gallop Country
900 Cavalry Road
Carlisle, PA 17013

Project S.H.A.R.E.

Project S.H.A.R.E., formed in January 1985, is an interfaith, non-profit cooperative effort created to meet the needs of the hungry by providing supplementary food on a monthly basis.  Assistance is provided to the communities of Carlisle, Carlisle Springs, Mt. Holly Springs, Boiling Springs, Gardners, Plainfield and Middlesex, New Kingston, Pennsylvania.

5 North Orange Street, Suite 4
Carlisle, PA 17013

Superior Metalworks

We are the very proud owners and employers of this sheet metal fabrication company.  We mostly do commercial restaurant equipment, but also have done work for many residential homes.  Our client base runs from New York City to Virginia and EVERYWHERE in between.  Outside of doing the normal hood, duct work and kitchen furniture we have also custom fabricated grills for both cars and trucks, stainless steel sculptures of ALL KINDS for many businesses, outdoor fire pits and many other things.  We give our all and our reputation speaks for itself.  There is NOTHING we won’t at least “try” to fabricate to suit your needs.  We love our work and it shows.

1779 W. Trindle Rd
Carlisle, PA 17015

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