Past Tourism Marketing Grants
View the variety of past tourism marketing grants by year below.
Allenberry Resort - $20,000 – Purchase and operation of a 12-person shuttle to allow for increased offerings to resort guests
Appalachian Brewing Company - $7,500 – Materials to develop a new factory tour and promotional materials for tour and 2018 Brewser Race
Appalachian Trail Museum - $15,000 – Final touches on Children’s exhibits, new displays on main exhibit hall
Carlisle Events - $25,000 – Purchase and installation of digital sign welcoming guests and promoting upcoming shows and other activities happening in the area
Central Pennsylvania Conservancy - $6,000 – Renovation of existing bedroom and bathroom at the Ironmaster's Mansion to create a private Bridal Suite to compliment weddings
Craighead House Committee - $15,000 – Required parking lot renovations to prepare for ADA accessibility to the site
Cumberland County Historical Society - $2,500 – Advertising to support new 2017 Heritage Festival Weekend and reenactment
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail - $25,000 – Additional one mile of completed trail
Downtown Carlisle Association - $4,000 - Advertising for 2018 Ice Art Fest
Keystone Theatrics - $17,500 – Purchase and installation of screen and projector for performance and group use
Market Cross Pub & Brewery - $10,000 – Creation of Beer Garden in current outdoor space
The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School - $10,000 – Creation of outdoor kitchen for class and demonstration use
Uprise Events - $10,000 – Advertising for 2017 Uprise Festival
Appalachian Trail Museum - $5,600 – Installation of track lighting, Day on the Trail mural and welcome cabinet for children’s exhibits.
Army Heritage Center Foundation - $2,500 - Advertising for 2017 Army Heritage Days.
Borough of Lemoyne - $25,000 – Painting and installation of 100 ft long gateway mural for I-83 Ramp.
Bosler Memorial Library - $2,500 - Advertising for 2016 Celebrate the Book Week.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet - $25,000 - Advertising for 2017 5-Week Program.
Craighead House Committee - $12,990 – Installation of sign for parking lot and painting the historic Craighead House.
Downtown Carlisle Association - $5,644 - Advertising for 2017 Ice Art Fest.
Historic Carlisle - $2,500 - Modernize and update 11 existing waymarker signs and install one new sign.
TCO Outdoors - $15,466 - Purchase four boats and accessories for Children’s Lake and print rack cards.
Army Heritage Center Foundation – $2,500 – Advertising dollars to promote Army Heritage Days.
Carlisle Sports Emporium – $3,700 – Professionally photography, design and print of an updated brochure for marketing distribution.
Conference Center at Shippensburg University – $2,716 – Production of 32 double sided pole flags in parking lot and production of one video tour to promote meeting space.
Cumberland County Historical Society – $15,000 – Manufacturing and installation of Heritage Gateway gate in Pocket Park and informative signage.
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail Council – $10,000 – Creation of parking lot and resurfacing of the 1-mile trail at Allen Road.
East Pennsboro Township – $8,450 – Two entrance signs for Adams Ricci Park.
Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park – $21,730 – Construction of a 50 foot bridge over Mountain Creek, 1.72 miles of trail improvements, two trails signs, two bridge signs and 10,000 brochures with map.
Historical Society of East Pennsboro Township – $819 – Production of 18 signs to be placed at historical sites including the East Pennsboro Historical Society, Harrisburg Nail Works, Boyer House and more.
LeTort Regional Authority – $300 – Analyzation of trail usage based on sensor counts of visitors on the trail in Fall 2015.
New Cumberland Old Town Association Business & Professional Group – $1,200 – Creation of a two minute video promoting New Cumberland.
Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum Association – $795 – Directional sign for the museum.
TCO Fly Shop – $25,000 – Restoration upgrades of Yellow Breeches Outfitters to restore building in historically appropriate manner, including siding, flooring and roofing.
Uprise Events Live – $4,500 – Advertising for 2016 Uprise festival.
West Shore Symphony Orchestra – $1,500 – Purchase of mailing list and post card printing to distribute 2016 season information.
Whistlestop Bookshop – $500 – Four shark fin banners to welcome targeted visitors (War College Students, Dickinson Students, Central Penn Youth Ballet Students and First Friday visitors) to the store.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy – $10,000 – Installation of new kiosk to match surrounding streetscape and printing of seven brochures to distribute at kiosks and events.
Appalachian Trail Museum Society – $18,000 – Retrofit basement of A.T. Museum for museum use and create and install displays for youth activities.
Audubon Pennsylvania – $1,031 – Professionally design and print a South Mountain Birding brochure.
Carlisle Arts Learning Center – $2,315 – Enhance S.E.E. Art Salon program by installing building sign; purchasing a projector, screen and folding chairs; and purchasing sidewalk signs.
Central Pennsylvania Conservancy – $1,000 – Install addition to existing sign to designate the Ironmaster’s Mansion as a hostel and event facility and reprint 5,000 promotional brochures.
Cumberland County Historical Society – $14,000 – Pave rear parking lot to make commute between Visitor Center and Historical Society safer; increase available parking including an ADA space and two Visitor Center spaces; and enhance space to allow for hosting events in parking lot.
Cumberland Valley Appalachian Trail Club – $500 – Update and print brochures, print contact cards and update photos for display board in efforts to gain new volunteers to maintain the A.T.
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail – $8,404 – Install two new trail kiosks, warning, interpretive and wayfinding signage, and print 1,000 brochures. Matching funds provided by South Mountain Partnership Mini Grant.
Downtown Carlisle Association – $9,000 – Creation of 28 Welcome to Carlisle banners for use on car show weekends, advertising for Harvest of the Arts through flyers, posters and radio placement.
Camp Curtin Historical Society – Install five Civil War Wayside Markers in Camp Hill and Mechanicsburg, and update an accompanying self-guided brochure.
Cumberland County Planning Department – Working with the Yellow Breeches Watershed Association, updating and reprinting the very popular Yellow Breeches Creek Water Trail brochure.
Cumberland Valley Bed & Breakfast Association – Update the CVBBA website to simplify content and blog updates, integrate better mapping and make the site mobile-friendly.
Downtown Carlisle Association – Advertise downtown events in Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA using Google AdWords.
Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership – Update and reprint downtown brochures, design and manufacture “Open” flags and event posters.
Friends of Opossum Lake Conservancy – Design and print new posters for the three kiosks surrounding the lake.
Roundtop Mountain Resort – Working with the Courtyard by Marriott, promote ski/snowboard overnight packages via Google AdWords and Facebook advertising to young families in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. markets.
Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce – Design and print “About Our Town” Brochures, downtown pole banners and install signs outside of the Chamber Office.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy – Install interpretive signage and displays in the Visitor Information Center in Boiling Springs.
Boiling Spring Civic Association – Update and print the “A Walk Around Boiling Springs” historical, self-guided walking tour brochure.
Camp Hill Economic Development Group – Advertising for the Plein Air Arts Festival in the Baltimore MD and Washington D.C. DMAs.
Carlisle Events – Develop a marketing campaign, including landing page, in the Baltimore MD DMA encouraging visitors to take specially crafted road trips to Bike Fest, as well as to provide day trips once they are in Cumberland Valley to encourage extended stays.
Central Pennsylvania Conservancy – Design and print three informational brochures to promote the use of the Ironmaster’s Mansion for weddings, youth groups and general purposes.
Cumberland County Planning Department – Update and print Simply Moving brochure which includes all municipal parks and trails in Cumberland and Perry counties.
Shippensburg University – Install branded brochure racks in the Conference Center at Shippensburg University to provide Cumberland Valley information to conference attendees.
Timber Hill Technologies – Group various running races in Cumberland Valley into the Cumberland Valley Race Series to increase repeat visitation from participants.
2011 Fall Tourism Grant
Mid-Atlantic Appalachian Trail Conservancy – Create and install three informational posters along the Appalachian Trail in Cumberland Valley.
Audubon Pennsylvania – Create educational materials, including a self-guided tour brochure, for group use at Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch.
Borough of Carlisle – Create brochure map promoting the new Carlisle Borough Bike and Pedestrian Trail.
Downtown Carlisle Association – Create and define quadrants in downtown Carlisle using color-coded flag banners that will associate with Downtown Carlisle Association’s annual brochure.
LeTort Regional Authority – Install four interpretive signs along the LeTort Spring walking trail.
Mountain Lakes Market – Install new sign for the market and place directional signage to the market.
Perry County Council of the Arts – Update and print Rt. 15 ByWay of the Arts trail guides.
Shippensburg D.O.I.T. – Create a Civil War themed mural in downtown Shippensburg that will eventually become part of a mural trail.
Shippensburg Historical Society – Promote annual March to Destiny event through printing of brochures, place mats, posters and other collateral.
2011 Spring Tourism Grant
Cumberland County Historical Society – Promotion of annual Mclain Celtic Festival.
Cumberland Valley Rail Trail – Install 15 interpretive signs along the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail highlighting the importance of the railroad and Cumberland Valley for Agricultural and Civil War purposes.
Paulus Farm Market – Print new signage for market and market events and advertising.
Shippensburg Historical Society – Purchase of program needs for March to Destiny event including website updates, tablecloths, pull ups and banners.
Camp Hill Economic Development Group – Seed money for the first Plein Air Arts Festival in Camp Hill PA.
Capital Resource Conservation & Development – Support Buy Fresh, Bike Local and Geocache Bash events.
Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center – Advertising of special packages during two events during season.
Cumberland Valley B&B Association – Update logo, website and create brochure.
Dickinson College – Support the House Divided program in creating augmented reality Civil War walking tours and training students as guides.
Hayman Farms – Seed money to sponsor and promote a rodeo at Hayman Farms.
US Army Heritage & Education Center Foundation – Creation and promotion of a joint effort with the Cumberland County Historical Society and Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse to create a WWII-themed package to take place in conjunction with Army Heritage Days.
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