(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!

Studio-Ribbon-Cutting-9806Friday, October 9th Patricia Keith held a ribbon cutting ceremony at her newest location at 10 S. Reading Avenue, Boyertown.  Patricia’s website has everything you need to know about her services in voice coaching, classic piano lessons and more. Welcome Patricia!

5KFallFrolicPrint Your Flyer

Boyertown Community Park, Saturday October 17, 2015
Registration 7:15 – Race 8:15 $30
Perks of the Run:
Professionally timed by Pretzel City Sports
FREE Post event refreshments
FREE goodie bag, themed LS T-shirt while supplies last
FREE raffle ticket just for registering to win prizes/gift cards
Custom acrylic trophy and medals for Overall Champion Runners (M-F)
Medal awards for top three male and female finishers in each age bracket
Scenic, and challenging open road course through Historic Boyertown
Indoor Bathrooms near the pavilion
8th Annual Turning Leaf Fall Festival and Pickfest to follow the event from 10-7
Print registration and mail to:
Boyertown Rotary 5K PO Box 176, Boyertown, 19512
OR register the day of the event


Contact:  Laura Justiniano
(267) 253-4777

Pottstown SCORE Hosts 25th Anniversary Client Expo

“Business Success in Today’s Business Environment”

Pottstown, PA. On October 22, 2015, Pottstown SCORE, a regional chapter of SCORE, begins its 25th Anniversary celebrations hosting a FREE business expo highlighting current and past clients, FREE seminars, and FREE mentoring during the event.

Keynote Speaker is Barry Cassidy from Barry Cassidy Planning & Development Mr Cassidy is a Community and Economic Development Specialist, Grant Writer and Grant Administrator.
Mr Cassidy has worked extensively in the economic development of many towns across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

FREE seminars will cover topics like Marketing, and the new Google continue reading…

edwardjoneswebej-collageEdward Jones of Gilberstville offers free seminars throughout the month on everything from college savings and entrepreneurial education to events in the market and economy and saving for the future by investing in bonds.  Check out our schedule and download your flyer – join us!

October 7th, 10 – 11 a.m. – Entrepreneurial Education, Pottstown SCORE office – Flyer
October 8th, 5 – 7 p.m. – College Savings at Edward Jones office, Gilberstville – Flyer
Second Wednesday of every month – Breakfast Club, current market at Saville’s Diner – Flyer
October 29th, 1 – 2 p.m. – Bonds, Interest in Your Future, The Center at Spring Street, Boyertown – Flyer

walnutwoodsWalnut Woods have some great upcoming events- please join us!

Monday, October 26th 7:00 P.M. – Walnut Woods hosts Trick or Treat Night for all children under the ages of 12

Saturday, November 7th 2:00 P.M. – Vocalist Maria Damore performs at Walnut Woods

Monday, November 9th 7:00 P.M. – The  Dogs from Falknerswamp perform at Walnut Woods

Tuesday, November 17th 4:30 P.M. – Boyertown High school Cheerleaders will be performance at Walnut Woods
Tuesday, November 17th 7:00 P.M. – Huffs Church Bell Choir performs at Walnut Woods

Tuesday, November 24th 4:00 P.M. – Ventriloquist Marian and Friends performs at Walnut Woods
Monday, November 30th 2:00 P.M. – Christmas Show with variety music impersonator Eric Kearns performs at Walnut Woods
Saturday, December 12th  9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Holiday Craft and Vendor Sale at Walnut Woods

townieCongratulations to Shannon Anthony of BBB for being named Townie Volunteer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.  Check out her mention on page 14 of this issue.

thrive-tennisthrive-newlogoPlaying sports is a wonderful way to stay in shape and have fun with friends. Whether you are a casual sports player, a weekend warrior or someone who trains hard every day, acupuncture can be extremely valuable for you: it assists both acute and cumulative injury recovery, helps prevent future injuries and enhances athletic performance and endurance.

Many acupuncture techniques were born from the needs of the martial arts traditions in China. Acupuncture played an important role in keeping ancient fighters in peak condition and it continues to keep modern athletes healthy and active. Some recognizable sports names who use acupuncture regularly are Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Carl Lewis, Charles Barkley and Jim McMahon. Also, many professional sports teams employ acupuncturists to treat injuries and keep players in top condition.  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.com

fallfest coupon adEvery Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October, Village Nursery & Gardens (7829 Boyertown Pike) will host a Fall Festival.  There will be face painting, a haunted house, hayrides, pumpkin painting and a hay bale maze.  Click HERE to print your coupon for $1.00 off one hayride

picfest-septimageBoyertown Pickfest, a fundraiser and community awareness initiative benefitting Building a Better Boyertown and the Colebrookdale Railroad, is ready to celebrate its ninth year with expanding the festival to cover two days for 2015. On Saturday, October 17th from 10am-7pm and Sunday, October 18th from 10am-4pm join the town of Boyertown to celebrate the beauty of fall with a tribute to Americana roots through trains, food, music and agriculture. The festival will be broken into four areas all surrounding the beautifully restored Colebrookdale Railroad: Phoenix Crane Stage, Bootleggers Junction, Americana Collective, and the Daniel Boone Crafters.
On Saturday, the iconic crane anchoring the corner of  READ MORE

Photo from left to right: Adrianne Blank, Main Street Manager, Representative David M. Maloney Sr. Senator Judy L. Schwank, U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach, Jake Lea, BBB board member, Charles Haddad, BBB board member, Frank Deery, Borough Council President and Mayor Marianne Deery. (Photo taken during Boyertown's streetscape dedication August of 2012.)

Photo from left to right: Adrianne Blank, Main Street Manager, Representative David M. Maloney Sr. Senator Judy L. Schwank, U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach, Jake Lea, BBB board member, Charles Haddad, BBB board member, Frank Deery, Borough Council President and Mayor Marianne Deery. (Photo taken during Boyertown’s streetscape dedication August of 2012.)

Building A Better Boyertown, the Borough’s accredited National Main Street Program has been awarded a matching $50,000 Keystone Communities/Façade Improvement grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to assist local property owners and businesses to improve their local facades.  The matching grant will invest $100,000 in the downtown over the next four years.

The façade grant will be used in the town’s efforts to revitalize and grow the community of Boyertown. The money will be used to help improve exterior paint, architectural elements, windows, signs, and awnings. All of these efforts will help keep the store fronts looking historically accurate while also providing the necessary repairs.
Areas open to access for this grant includes East Philadelphia Avenue to S. Madison Street, North Reading Avenue to Spring Street, South Reading Avenue to Second Street, and West Philadelphia Avenue to Walnut Street.   A façade committee of volunteers has formed to review applications.
More information about the design guidelines, qualifications, and a map of available areas can be found at http://boyertownpa.org/revitalization/ . Please contact the BBB office to apply or if you have any questions call 610-369-3054.