Meeting Agenda

Lancaster City Merchant Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

The Ware Center│Binns Room

  1. Introductions/Announcements: Marshall Snively, President, Lancaster City Alliance
  2. Member Spotlight: I:Train Studios, presented by Wayne Mutata, founder, visionary, and co-owner
  3. Presentation: It’s Okay to Say “NO” to Panhandling Campaign – a better way to help is by contributing to or volunteering for nonprofits and organizations with essential outreach programs that truly help those in need with long-term solutions presented by Dave Aichele, Executive Director, Downtown Investment District
  4. Special Presentation:  The Performing Arts Means Business – the impact of the cultural & performing arts on the merchant community and how you can partner with them for small business success.  – a panel presentation by The Fulton Theatre, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Prima Theatre, The Ware Center for the Arts, and the Trust Performing Arts Center
  5. Member Intra Marketing Committee Report
  6. Open Discussion

Our next Merchant Meeting will be Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

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 the 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 Baker Tilly, Barley Snyder, Benchmark Construction, City of Lancaster, Discover Lancaster, Ecklin Development, Irex Contracting Group, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Murray, Orrstown Bank, PNC Financial Services, PPL Electric Utilities, The M&T Charitable Foundation, UGI Utilities, Inc., Warehouse DistrictWillow Valley Communities, and Woodstream.