Be Part of Collegeville Borough Branding

What’s great about the Collegeville community? Be a part of the branding of Collegeville, which recently received the 2012 National Trust Main Street Accreditation.

Collegeville Main Street  is seeking a slogan or graphic that conveys the following:

Collegeville is a walkable community, home to Ursinus College, the Perkiomen Trail, and the Perkiomen Bridge, contributing to a small historic town feel;

Collegeville offers numerous amenities for families and businesses, yet retains charm and hospitality.

Interested residents and students can submit branding proposals with contact information by e-mail to manager@collegevilledevelopment.or or mail to 476 East Main Street  Collegeville, PA 19426 by Friday, Aug. 3. Further information can be obtained by email to manager@collegevilledeveopment.org or by calling 610-454-1050. Winners can get up to $500 for their creative efforts.

Collegeville Main Street, a subsidiary of Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) has been designated an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center®. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrate success using a four-point approach for strengthening the local economy and protecting historic buildings.

The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by Collegeville Economic Development Corp., which works in partnership with the National Trust Main Street  Center to identify the local programs that meet performance standards which set the benchmarks for measuring a Main Street program’s application of the four-point approach to commercial district revitalization, including developing a mission, fostering  strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking economic progress and preserving historic buildings. More information on the national accreditation program can be found here.

Collegeville Main Street’s community-based revitalization program’s goals include keeping current businesses thriving, attracting new businesses, creating events and activities for additional foot traffic, involving the community through volunteerism and improving the quality of life for residents. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. Established in 1980, the National Trust Main Street Center® helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts.