Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church

Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church

We are an enthusiastic United Methodist congregation living out Jesus’ commands to love another as He has loved us and to make disciples of Him.

We offer a wide variety of ministries including Little Lambs Day Care Center, Tweener and Youth Groups, Cub Scout Pack 168 and Boy Scout Troop 168, Sunday School for all ages, purposeful worship services, Bible Studies, Community outreach opportunities and seniors ministries.

Good Shepherd Community United Methodist Church
2135 Ritner Highway, Carlisle, PA 17015
717-249-6879

Trindle Self Storage and The UPS Store

Trindle Self StorageAt Trindle Self Storage we have a wide variety of storage units. We have all different sizes to help our customers store their things here whether it be a few boxes or storing a vehicle. We have a brand new facility located conveniently off Trindle Road in Carlisle. We have a surveillance system with 24 hour monitoring. Everything is gated with code entry only. In need of self storage? Come down to see our great facility and what we have to offer!!! You will always be greeted with a smile and a hello!

1755 W. Trindle Rd
Carlisle, PA 17015
717-245-0026

The Marketing of Carlisle : Part II

by Charlie Andrews

Some History

In the 1970’s the only efforts to market Carlisle were by the merchants themselves. For many years they met once a month for a breakfast meeting at the old Bellaire House Restaurant, first as the Central Carlisle Business Association then as the Downtown Business Association. Essentially, the marketing efforts were of group advertising in the local newspapers and radio, holiday specials, and a one big annual event, “Sidewalk Sales” in July. The effect of two malls on the edges of Carlisle had already wrought dramatic change in the downtown (and in downtowns across America). Stores like Montgomery Wards, Penney’s, The Bon-Ton, Wengers, etc., moved to the malls. The downtown still had a lot to offer in its owner-operated stores and restaurants within a beautiful and historic downtown setting.

It was obvious, however, that marketing efforts needed to be increased to attract new businesses and people. We needed a person who was paid to work on these efforts constantly and consistently, rather than relying on volunteer merchants who already had a lot to do just running their businesses.

In 1980, the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of then president Len Doran, proposed the formation of an organization and the hiring of an individual whose job would be to coordinate existing marketing efforts and develop new ones. They would create new opportunities to celebrate Carlisle and bring outside people to the downtown. There would be a board of directors with regular meetings, and various committees would be developed for events, beautification of the downtown, economic development, membership, etc. Initially, the Chamber of Commerce and the Borough each contributed money toward a matching grant from the state’s Department of Community Affairs (today called the Department of Community and Economic Development). The grant was made for each of three years, and after that the state grant ended. Local businesses and industries were also solicited and donated over $25,000. The idea was that after the grant ended, Carlisle would see the benefits of the program and continue to support it.

In Carlisle’s case, we did, but a number of communities across Pennsylvania didn’t. Many essentially lost their downtowns as far as economic effectiveness or meaning to their communities. Carlisle’s program, started in 1981, was initially called the Carlisle Economic Development Center. Today it is called the Downtown Carlisle Association (DCA).

Since its formation, the DCA has continued to develop group advertising ideas, new events (Octubafest, Street Hoops, Corvette Parade, etc.), financial assistance programs for facades and signage, and new marketing tools in the form of a Carlisle brochure and video, etc. Originally the goal was to draw people from the surrounding local areas to Carlisle. As the years have gone on though, it has became apparent that for Carlisle to really thrive and prosper, we need to draw people to Carlisle from out of the area, i.e. Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, northern Virginia, etc. At the same time, we also need to attract competent merchants to the downtown.

Other, positive developments in the downtown have been the Carlisle Theater, the downtown hotel, and the parking garage as well as the Carlisle Arts Learning Center and the expansion of the Cumberland County Historical Society. Additionally, we are seeing the redevelopment of the old Woolworth’s building and the fire ravaged properties on the corner of High and Pitt Streets.

From the DCA’s beginning in 1981 and into the 1990’s, Carlisle had turned its downtown around and improved it significantly.

Go to Part III

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.

Randy Billman / B-H Agency

Buying or Selling Real Estate?

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You, Is The Most Important
Decision You Will Make.

It’s A Good Thing That You Have A Friend In The Business.

For Over 18 Years,I Have Been Helping Folks In this Area With Their Real Estate Needs.

Please Give Me A Call! I Would Be Glad To Discuss Any Of Your
Real Estate Concerns.

I Can Also Be Reached On My Cell Phone @ 497.4040. I Look
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163 N. Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717)243.1000 / 243.1718

Domestic Violence Services

DVS/CP seeks to provide services and support to those who are experiencing domestic violence and to foster, as resources allow, social and systems change through education and advocacy.

DVS/CP is a private, non-profit organization incorporated in May 1990 and has provided 24 hour a day unduplicated services to the communities of Cumberland and Perry counties since 12:01 midnight on July 28, 1990.