Dickinson College Radio WDCV

Dickinson College Radio WDCV

WDCV is Dickinson College’s student-driven radio station. We focus on underrepresented music and high-quality public affairs programming.

Our studio is located on Dickinson College’s beautiful campus in downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania. We are proud members of this community, and we take pride in serving as a link from the College to the borough of Carlisle and to the world at large.

Carlisle, PA 17013
717-2451444

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 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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Highland’s Tire

Highlands Tire & Service LogoHighlands’ Tire and Service is a full service tire dealer and automotive repair company. We sell passenger, light truck, truck, farm, lawn and garden, and off the road tires, and we do more than just sell tires; our certified technicians will take care of all your automotive needs.

We strive to keep you coming back time and again. We do this by consistently exceeding your expectations and by offering the highest level of service in the industry. We carry a large inventory of tires at very competitive prices. If we don’t have the tires you are looking for, chances are we may have it at one of our other locations and we can get them to you quickly through our inter-store transfer system.
COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: (717) 243-1382
Address: 1257 Holly Pike,
Carlisle, PA 17013

Hours:
7:30AM – 5:30PM M-F
7:30AM – Noon Sat.

At Highlands’ Tire and Service we pride ourselves in “Hometown service from world-class people”. Highlands’ Tire has been family owned and operated since 1948. We have stayed in business that long by practicing ethical business methods and cultivating honest relationships.

Stop in at a Highlands’ Tire and Service Center near you and “GO WITH THE PROS”

The Garden Gallery

The Garden Gallery, owned by Charles and Susie Andrews, was established in 1976 in historic downtown Carlisle, and is the oldest fine arts gallery in Central Pennsylvania.
The gallery is also famous for its custom framing/design center as well as for art, photography and frame restoration. Charles has extensive experience in using various materials and fabrication techniques, and is a technical consultant to artists and corporations regarding fabrication, display, and archival protection of art works.

Charles and Susie are also both artists working in ceramics. Their work is shown at the gallery along with a number of outstanding artists some of whom have been represented by the gallery for over 20 years. The Garden Gallery primarily represents Pennsylvania artists along with a few nationally recognized artists from New York, New Mexico, and Kansas.

The gallery showcases its fine arts and crafts with art shows throughout the year. You will find fine original paintings, hand blown glass, ceramics, (functional as well as non-functional), silver jewelry, photography and more. The Garden Gallery is a celebration of not only the handmade but of a community that exists to create for personal and public satisfaction, and to promote and enhance the world in which it exists.

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Vision:  Our Vision is to be the recognized leader in fostering business development in the Central Cumberland County area.

Carlisle Chamber of Commerce Mission:  To be a catalyst that will actively promote and support responsible economic growth in the Carlisle region, while continuing to provide enhanced benefits for our membership and a vibrant quality of life for our community.

212 N. Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
717-243-4515

AC & H Services

Air Conditioning and Heating sales service and installation.  Quality at a rate that won’t break your bank.  We are a sole proprietor operation located close to down town Carlisle.  I try and keep my rates low to make things easier on my customers and still provide quality as well as friendly service.