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Congratulations to the Frankford CDC

On October 18th, at the Kimmel Center, the AIA (American Institute of Architects)  presented the Community Design Award to the Frankford Community Development Corporation and Richard Carroll, Brad Springer, Robin Miller, Sophia Lundeholm, Carrie Sauer and Michael Williams for excellence in design, collaboration  and community impact in the conceptual design of the streetscape improvements planned for the intersection of Margaret, Arrott, and Paul Streets with Frankford Avenue.

Proposed streetscape looking from the foot of Oxford Avenue across Arrott Street.

The plan is to take some of the chaos out of the intersection and make it more than what it is right now.  The first piece of that project is the Frankford Pause pop up park which is now being constructed.

It will be bold and not easy to miss. It will be a place for the community to gather for events and being next to the Daral building makes that block a hub for all civic business in Frankford.

When the reconstruction of the Arrott Transportation Center is completed the area will be much different.  Now, if we can get some of those stop and go stores out of there, things might really start looking up.

 

 

 

 

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Business Development Workshop Series Starts September 26

Are you interested in starting a business? Are you a current business-owner? Join us for an interactive workshop series to establish and grow your business!

  • Business Planning for Success

    Attracting & Keeping Your Customers
    Basic Accounting: How to Keep Track of Your Money
    Tuesday, September 26th 6 PM – 8 PM
    Explore the steps of putting your ideas on paper, challenging your thinking, and positioning your business for growth.

  • Attracting & Keeping Your Customers

    Basic Accounting: How to Keep Track of Your Money
    Tuesday, October 10th 6 PM – 8 PM
    Explore the steps of putting your ideas on paper, challenging your thinking, and positioning your business for growth.
    Delve into the fundamentals of marketing with the primary purpose of finding new customers, keeping those customers and getting them to spend more of their hard-earned money with you versus your competitors.

  • Basic Accounting: How to Keep Track of Your Money

    Tuesday, October 24th 6 PM – 8 PM
    Explore the steps of putting your ideas on paper, challenging your thinking, and positioning your business for growth.
    Delve into the fundamentals of marketing with the primary purpose of finding new customers, keeping those customers and getting them to spend more of their hard-earned money with you versus your competitors.
    Learn the fundamentals of accounting, specifically for operating a small business and assessing the financial health of your business.

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Frankford CDC Update On the Daral Building Project

The Daral Building at 4667-69 Paul Street is the Frankford CDC’s new main building. With our NAC office on the ground floor along with the offices of State Representative Jason Dawkins, the community will benefit from the colocation of services. Additionally, the new space will allow the Frankford CDC to grow and expand its services.

Currently, we are building out the café space in the first floor storefront. This space will serve multiple purposes. First, it will provide a space for the Frankford CDC to incubate a new business. Second, it will bring a new business model to the corridor. And third, it will be a space to host events and workshops for the community.

We are excited to expand our programming and grow our organization to better serve the Frankford community with this new space, and it would not be possible without the continuing support of people like you.

Renovations to the interior and the façade have been funded through generous contributions from individuals and businesses as well as grant funding from the City of Philadelphia, PIDC, and tax credit funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Partnership Program with corporate partner BB&T.

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Frankford CDC Moving to the Daral Building

The Frankford CDC will be moving the office during the week of January 30th through February 3rd, 2017.  Our new location will be 4667-69 Paul Street (at the Intersection of Frankford Avenue) Philadelphia, PA 19124.

Our phone numbers will stay the same but there may be an interruption of service on February 1st, 2017.  Please bear with us as we transition into our new space.  During our move we will try to answer emails and return phone calls if possible; however, our office will be closed for intake during that week.

Thanks for your patience and we hope to see you at our grand opening this spring.

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Frankford CDC Gets a Vote of Confidence

The Frankford Community Development Corporation recently announced it was awarded a grant through Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Assistance Program – Neighborhood Partnership Program!

Through this program, the Frankford CDC has partnered with BB&T Bank for the Neighborhood Assistance Program – Neighborhood Partnership Program tax credit.  This is a five-year program that will result in the CDC receiving $100,000 each year for five years.

The CDC will use the funding toward completing renovations on the Daral Building, construction of the Frankford Pause Park, and the Arrott area streetscaping project.

More importantly, acceptance into the program is a vote of confidence in the Frankford CDC.  It shows that the  grant makers recognize the CDC for its ability to plan and achieve its goals as planned.  Congratulations to Kim Washington and the crew.