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Cumberland County COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) – Available 3/15/21

The Cumberland County COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) will be released on March 15th and available to accommodations and food service businesses. This is a rolling application process until funds …

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Cumberland County Proclaims March “Shop Local Month”

The Cumberland County Commissioners have proclaimed March “Cumberland County Shop Local Month” to encourage shopping at Cumberland County retail stores. The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) are promoting Shop Local …

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CAEDC Launches New Grant To Support Small Businesses For Pandemic Related Relief

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (February 8, 2021) - The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) is announcing the Cumberland County Small Business Relief Working Capital Program to provide immediate support for Cumberland …

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Cumberland County Designates February Restaurant Month; Launches Come Back Cumberland Valley Promotion

CUMBERLAND VALLEY, PA (January 28, 2021) - The Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) in partnership with the Cumberland County Commissioners, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce, Shippensburg …

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4 Small Business Trends for 2021

2020 was a wild year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we all do business. Small, local businesses were hit the hardest by statewide restrictions and lockdowns put in …

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American Hotel & Lodging Association Releases State of the Industry Report

The American Hotel & Lodging Association today released its first-ever State of the Industry report forecasting for 2021 and the immediate future. The report examines the high-level economics of the …

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Innovation in the Cumberland Valley

Cumberland Valley’s business community has responded to the changing economic climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic with innovative approaches to help generate income, stay connected to consumers, and ensure that …

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Pennsylvania Travel Indicators for November 2020

The State Tourism Office shared Pennsylvania Travel Industry Indicators for November 2020. Hotel Occupancy With hotel room demand down 41% year-to-date through November and a 19% drop in the average daily room …

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State Tourism Office Presents Findings from Tourism Sentiment Survey

The Pennsylvania Tourism Office recently presented the findings from their latest Tourism Sentiment Survey. The online survey of 25 questions was sent to 1,000 individuals from October 26 to 28. …

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SmartAsset Ranks Cumberland County Top 10 in Purchasing Power & Median Income

Cumberland County ranked in the top 10 of a recent SmartAsset study that aimed to find the places where average living expenses are most affordable to the people who live …

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