(610) 369-3054
3 E. Philadelphia Ave.
Boyertown, Pa 19512

Welcome to Building a Better Boyertown

Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) is a non-profit organization formed in 2002. Boyertown, PA is a Main Street Community, received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and private donors to focus on downtown revitalization.

BBB staff and volunteers develop and accomplish tasks that maintain Boyertown’s historical heritage, promote downtown Boyertown and attract people to the community. They concentrate on business recruitment and retention and on providing technical assistance and grant opportunities for property and business owners in the Main Street District to make facade improvements enhancing the town's Victorian architecture.

Overall, Boyertown's approach to revitalization is comprehensive in nature. We are always looking for fresh faces and ideas to help us achieve our goals. Come join us, and the fun!

Firefly-Logo-FinalVegetarians, Vegans and Gluten-Free Lovers, UNITE!  This spring Boyertown will have its own vegetarian and vegan cafe!  Firefly Cafe is posting many of their wonderful fireflydishes on Facebook right now!  Like their page and be the first to see the wonderful dishes they will create for you.  Located just around the corner from the BBB office at 12 N. Reading Avenue, Firefly Cafe will offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.  They are restoring the space to seat 30 comfortably, and will host private events, musicians and local artists works in the cafe.   Some of the dishes are Vegan and gluten-free “pulled pork” with vegan coleslaw and sliced avocado…made with jackfruit, an Asian fruit, as the meat substitute and Portobello “Philly cheesesteak” on a toasted seeded multi-grain baguette…gluten-free and vegan options available…yum!!!

#Boyertown #vegan #vegetarian #FireflyCafe #BerksCounty #plant-based

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February 16th Basics of Social Media Marketing
This seminar will show you the value of using social media to reach your customers, members, and
prospects – plus how it can drive repeat business from your current customers, and how it can lead to new
customers, members, and volunteers. From 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm located at the Spring City Library, 245
Broad Street, Spring City, PA 19475. Cost: FREE

February 17th The Power of the Inbox
This powerful seminar will take you step-by-step through the keys to harnessing the power of the inbox
including growing your list, creating a branded mobile-friendly email, getting it opened, and tracking your
results. From 10:00 am to 12:00 pm located at the Pottstown SCORE office, 244 E High St,
Pottstown, PA 19464. Cost: FREE

February 23rd You’re Social: Now What?
You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, and you’re ready to take
the next step. Where do you go from there? This seminar will give you a closer look at the popular social
media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. From 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
located at the Royersford Public Library, 200 South 4th Ave, Royersford, PA 19468. Cost: FREE

February 24th Retirement Planning for Business Owners
This presentation will give you an overview of what you need to think about when it comes to planning for
retirement. You’ll look at case studies from a variety of industries where you can identify with the unique
retirement challenges facing business owners. From 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm located at the Pottstown SCORE
office, 244 E High St, Pottstown, PA 19464. Cost: $10 advance registration and $15 at the door.

roseBeginning this Friday, February 12th, there will be a myriad of events taking place in Boyertown.  Everything from romantic train rides into the Secret Valley, to glass blowing, antique shopping and SO much more! Download your schedules of events HERE and be sure to visit the participating merchants for a special gift – spend $20 and get a red rose!  See flyer for details!

state    “My Grandparents, Edith (Mimi) and Frank Diehl, moved to the Boyertown area in 1941.  In 1975, my Mom, (Dolly) moved back to the same farm house, and now two of my sisters, Bonnie Wren and Debby Meehan have also moved back to the area.  We all share many fond memories of those earlier times, including visits to the State Theatre, to Bauses Drug Store, the Mansion House Restaurant and even Landis Store when it was a general store.  We all want to see Boyertown’s history preserved, while helping Boyertown grow and thrive.  This purchase and improvement to the State Theatre is our way to be part of the community effort to make it happen.” (Steve Maguire) continue reading…

coldYou might think of acupuncture for relieving your aching back or chronic headache. But acupuncture can also help you avoid colds and flu this winter; or at least get rid of them faster.

Hours: Mon – Thurs 10:30 am – 7:30 pm Friday 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Contact us for a FREE ½ hour consultation (610) 367-1633 www.thriveacupuncturecenter.comthrive-newlogo

4th-Dancing-4-Hope-SMINVITEJoni us Saturday. February 27th, 6-10 p.m. at La Massaria, Bella Vista Golf Club.  Download your invitation HERE.  Tickets will NOT be available at the door.  You may purchase tickets in person at the Tri County Area Federal Credit Union in Pottstown or online at www.designing4hope.org

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Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Wednesday, February 17th 2016
1:00pm- 2:00pm
Chestnut Knoll at Home Services
1041 E Philadelphia Avenue Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Breakfast Club
Wednesday March 9th, 2016
8:00am-9:00am
Saville’s Diner
830 E Philadelphia Avenue Boyertown, PA 19512 continue reading…

bsandc_ribbonFor Immediate Release:

Ribbon Cutting Celebration for Boyertown Secrets and Collectibles – Boyertown, Pennsylvania.

On Friday, February 5th 2016 a ribbon cutting celebration was held in honor of the grand opening of Boyertown Secrets and Collectibles in downtown Boyertown.  Hosted by Building A Better Boyertown and the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce, the ribbon cutting event is part of the organizations strategy in supporting local business.

Boyertown Secrets and Collectibles is a blend of retail and history, with one side being items for sale by vendors in the area and the other with a museum-eques style. History enthusiasts should stop by to see the antiques offered as well as their historical artifacts. The building itself has history dating back to the secret railroad, making this destination one to admire. continue reading…

Dear BASD Community,

I am pleased to announce that beginning this month, my 9th grade Art students from Junior High East will be pioneering the first Window Display Project right here in the Boyertown community.

This project will give students the opportunity to learn about and “try on” the real world career that is Visual Merchandising & Retail Display, a valid option that blends both artistic and business aspects.  Students will become creators of original three-dimensional window display concepts and personally install them at local businesses in downtown Boyertown.  We have partnered with continue reading…

Boyertown, PA –The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will, for the second year in a row, celebrate Fastnacht Day in the Reading Diner. On Tuesday, February 9 from 11am-3pm, visitors will be able to purchase a fastnacht and cup of coffee for 50 cents and eat it in the restored 1938 Reading Diner, which is on display in the Boyertown Museum gallery. This event is included with regular admission.

The historic Reading Diner was built in 1938 by the Jerry O’Mahony Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey. Constructed to look like a rail car, the Reading Diner operated as a freestanding eatery along Route 422 in Exeter Township. continue reading…