Business Development

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Our Charge

Scranton Tomorrow's Business Development Committee strives to position the Downtown Scranton Business District as the center of the community, and the hub of economic activity. The group meets quarterly to brainstorm, plan, and execute their vision to develop new traditions for a growing business district.
In 2020, the Business Development Committee is responding to the changing needs of the business community due to the global pandemic through a variety of new and expanded projects and promotions. Countertop Conversations is among the new projects developed this year. Scranton Tomorrow hosts this series of Zoom sessions to maintain open communication among business owners and community leaders in Scranton.

Our Projects & Promotions

The Summer of Scranton

In support of the Downtown Scranton Business District, Scranton Tomorrow has launched “The Summer of Scranton” campaign.

After a challenging spring of full and partial closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Summer of Scranton is designed to encourage everyone in the community to support locally-owned businesses in Downtown Scranton. The campaign runs through July and includes:

  • Independents “Indie” Week:Through July 7, Scranton Tomorrow’s Indie Week social media campaign celebrates the spirit of local entrepreneurs, and the small businesses that make Downtown Scranton so unique.  A national movement, Indie Week was founded by The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) in recognition of local, independent businesses and the community values they embody. For nearly a decade, Scranton Tomorrow has hosted Indie Week. Follow Scranton Tomorrow on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

  • Style Mag Daily Video Series: Scranton Tomorrow is partnering with fashion stylist and blogger Maggie McGregor, creator of Style Mag Daily, to promote Downtown Scranton businesses through an exclusive video series on Style Mag Daily’s Instagram TV (IGTV). Style Mag Daily is a fashion blog that empowers an authentic sense of self, and promotes mental well-being. For updates, follow Style Mag Daily on Instagram.

  • Christmas in July:Halfway to the holidays, Christmas in July features summer promotions for those who want to jumpstart their holiday shopping.

Designed to enhance the charm of historic Downtown Scranton, 100 banners showcase the new Downtown Scranton Business District brand. They’ve been placed in key shopping and dining areas from Lackawanna Avenue to Mulberry Street, and from Jefferson to Franklin Avenues. The project will continue with the addition of 140 more banners.

Scranton Tomorrow is proud to organize

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Scranton  with its partners.

Seasonal Promotions
Our holiday campaign highlights the spirit of the season with special promotions from Black Friday through New Year's Day:
  • Downtown Scranton Black Friday: Kick off the holiday shopping season with great deals from local businesses in Downtown Scranton.
  • Small Business Saturday in Downtown Scranton: Shop small to make a big impact in your community! On Small Business Saturday in Downtown Scranton, dozens of shops and restaurants offer special sales and promotions.
  • Holiday Window Decorating Showcase: A seasonal tradition in downtown Scranton, the annual Holiday Window Decorating Showcase features festive window displays in more than 60 businesses. Visitors are encouraged to take in the picturesque scenes of holiday cheer as they eat, shop and celebrate in downtown Scranton.
For the most up-to-date schedule of holiday promotions, follow us on Facebook.

Our Invitation to You

Dozens of Downtown business owners participate in the Business Development Committee quarterly meetings and Countertop Conversations. New businesses are always welcome. Members of the business community interested in participating are encouraged to follow us on Facebook, send us an email, or call 570.963.5901.

© Scranton Tomorrow 2020

307 Linden Street

Scranton, PA 18503

Phone: 570.963.5901

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