Meeting Agenda

Note: Meeting extended until 10 a.m.

Lancaster City Merchant Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 , 2024

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The Ware Center│The Binns Room

  1. Introductions/Announcements: Marshall Snively, President of Lancaster City Alliance
  2. Member Spotlight: Silantra Asian Street Kitchen presented by Xian Sam Guo and Cindy Guo
  3. Presentation: Roots & Blues Festival Returns Presented by Rich Ruoff, Festival Director & Founder
  4. Special Presentation: PR Unplugged: Strategies to Amplify Your Brand’s Voice and Growth – This presentation will cut through the noise and confusion that often hold businesses back from harnessing the power of Public Relations. It’s not marketing, advertising, or sales, but it’s equally important and more budget-friendly. Learn the unique value PR delivers to businesses of all sizes and services and why this could be the missing piece your marketing strategy needs now! Presented by Stephanie Shirley, Strategic Communications Consultant and owner of Bennis Public Relations
  5. Presentation: PPL Electric Business Energy Efficiency Program – This PPL Program aims to help businesses reduce energy usage and costs through various incentives and resources. It provides financial incentives for implementing energy-efficient upgrades and improvements, such as lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades, and energy-efficient equipment installations. Presented by Joe Watson, Operations Supervisor, PPL Business Energy Efficiency Program
  6. Member Intra Marketing Committee Report
  7. Open Discussion

The next Merchant Meeting will be on Wednesday,
June 19, 2024, at The Ware Center. 

Please let us know the Anniversary of your business by completing the following short survey.


Add value to your business with Downtown Dollars Gift Certificates!  Merchants interested in participating in the program should contact Lancaster City Alliance via email at or by calling 717.394.0783.

As a non-profit organization, the Lancaster City Alliance relies on the commitment of our generous corporate sponsors. Our 17 Visionary Sponsors demonstrate their commitment to the City’s collective good through their contribution to the Lancaster City Alliance. Thank you to AP Murray, Baker Tilly, Barley Snyder, Benchmark Construction, City of Lancaster, Discover Lancaster, Ecklin Development, Irex Contracting Group, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Orrstown Bank, PNC Financial Services, PPL Electric Utilities, The M&T Charitable Foundation, UGI Utilities, Inc., Warehouse DistrictWillow Valley Communities, and Woodstream.