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20
November
2017

Small Business Saturday!

Shop Small in Etna on Saturday, November 25

In conjunction with the Etna Economic Development Corporation, retail shops, restaurants, salons and specialty businesses as well as two pop-up shops are opening their doors for Small Business Saturday on November 25!

Many proprietors are offering specials, sales and giveaways, and the EEDC is championing our local businesses by providing special promotional holiday ornaments to encourage people to #SHOPSMALL. Select Etna retailers will be distributing the limited-edition ornaments and Shop Small tote-bags while quantities last.

Small Business Saturday!
20
November
2017

Light the Night in Etna!

Friday, November 24 - 6:00 to 9:00 PM

The streets of Etna illuminate to welcome the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving!  

 

Festivities begin with a hometown parade escorting Santa down Butler Street. The evening features a host of family fun, including trolley rides, live reindeer, children’s games and activities, photo booth, balloon artist, Christmas card collection for soldiers and of course Old Saint Nick and Mrs. Claus! Performances by Pine Creek Community Band and strolling musicians, and a dramatic reading of “The Night Before Christmas”. The finale at the ballfield includes the Firemen’s Open House with a toasty bonfire and a magical fireworks display!

 

Light the Night in Etna!
28
September
2017

Annual Lottery Calendar Ads for Sale

The EEDC is officially launching their 2018 Lottery Calendar Ad Campaign!   People have already come in to see if the 2018 Calendar is available for sale!!  WOW – that shows its popularity!

This is a major fund raiser for the Etna Economic Development Corporation which has been working hard the last year, leveraging the funds raised into GOOD THINGS in our community!

This year, they awarded a façade grant of $3,000.00 (work to begin shortly!); have initiated a SIGN GRANT program, whereby business owners can get up to $1,200.00 towards the purchase of new signage for their business (one already up!); sponsored numerous community events, including the WINTER STREET SKATE, the BEE-A-FRIEND SEED TOUR, the third annual ART TOUR, the STREET CARNIVAL; continued publishing the BUSINESS BUZZ – promoting our wonderful businesses;  sponsored the FARMER’S MARKET (celebrating 10 years this year!); received a grant of $250,000.00 for the Etna Riverfront Park Project; received a Heinz Foundation Grant of $25,000.00 for a market analysis of our core business district (study underway as we speak!) and are working with the Borough to install a new gateway sign as you come into Etna on Route 8!

WOW – that’s a lot accomplished in a year! 

Why not help those efforts by purchasing an ad for your business or organization in our 2018 Lottery Calendar?  Your money will be put hard to work – and you will have the satisfaction of knowing you were a part of the exciting work the EEDC is doing!

To purchase an ad, or if you have any questions, please give us a call, Melinda, our Economic Development Coordinator, would be happy to assist!!!  412-781-0569

Annual Lottery Calendar Ads for Sale
14
September
2017

ONE WEEK AWAY!

The 3rd Annual ETNA ART TOUR

Join the Etna Economic Development Corporation for its 3rd annual Etna Art Tour—a celebration of art and artists of Etna!

Visit artists’ studios, galleries and shops. Enjoy community art activities and performances. Outdoor concert on Butler Street by André Costello and the Cool Minors with Essential Machine and the Mondaze. Studio tours featuring 448 Studios, Reneski Replications, .5 Gallery, Blue Hazel Studio, and more! Food Trucks + Local Eateries! FREE ADMISSION! OPEN TO EVERYONE! Free parking on-street or at Crescent Street Ball Field.

This year, the event will be expanded, and Butler Street between Freeport and Bridge Streets will be closed for a free outdoor main-stage concert featuring local standouts, Andre Costello and the Cool Minors, along with Essential Machine, and Etna’s very own The Mondaze.  The EEDC is grateful for the support of HEAR CORP who is providing the sound production for the event.

Artists at 448 Studios, Reneski Replications, Blue Hazel Studio, and .5 Gallery will open their doors for this walk-about tour of artwork created in Etna.  This is an opportunity for the public to meet and see how and where artists work, and talk with them about their creative process and inspiration.

In addition to studio tours and the main stage musical entertainment, the evening includes art demonstrations, performances, a children’s art table, and an interactive “paint-our-canvas” community activity. The PGH Taco Truck will be on-site, and local restaurants will be open and serving delicious fare. 

Local businesses, including Jester’s Court, N.C. Hair Studio, Etna Print Circus, Quickhatch Coffee+Food and Cop-Out Pierogies will also be participating and highlighting the unique artistic aspects of their professions.

About the Etna Economic Development Corporation
As an all-volunteer organization, structured on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street model,the Etna Economic Development Corporation identifies, organizes and implements projects of civic, community and commercial importance in Etna. It is led by a Board of Directors, business owners, elected officials, and residents of the community, all dedicated to economic development and revitalization of Etna’s business district.

About Etna, Pennsylvania

Etna is a small bustling community covering one square mile along the banks of the Allegheny River, and is bordered on three sides by Millvale, Shaler Township, and Sharpsburg. Centrally located, Etna is just 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and close enough for easy access to the shopping centers in North Hills, Fox Chapel, and Monroeville, the cultural opportunities in Oakland and North Side, and nine local colleges and universities.

Once a mill town, over the past twenty years, Etna has re-emerged as a residential community with a highly diversified business base. Within its borders are over 160 businesses ranging from good-sized industrial firms to smaller, family-owned retail and consumer outlets. Etna has an approximate population of 3925 and is growing younger each year as more families with small children move into the community. These young families have a refreshing vitality and a dedication to get involved and work to make Etna a great place to raise children. Their efforts have been fruitful, as evidenced by the many youth-oriented activities that abound throughout the year. There's baseball, softball, and deck hockey leagues open to both girls and boys and active scouting troops from Cubs and Brownies to Seniors and Explorers. These activities, coupled with Etna's pool, playground, and sporting complex on Pine Street afford positive, close-to-home leisure time fun, not just for children, but for the whole family.

ONE WEEK AWAY!
31
August
2017

Andre Costello and the Cool Minors Headline the Etna Art Tour

with Essential Machine and The Mondaze

Join the Etna Economic Development Corporation for its 3rd annual Etna Art Tour—a celebration of art and artists of Etna!

Visit artists’ studios, galleries and shops. Enjoy community art activities and performances. Outdoor concert on Butler Street by André Costello and the Cool Minors with Essential Machine and the Mondaze. Studio tours featuring 448 Studios, Reneski Replications, .5 Gallery, Blue Hazel Studio, and more! Food Trucks + Local Eateries! FREE ADMISSION! OPEN TO EVERYONE! Free parking on-street or at Crescent Street Ball Field.

This year, the event will be expanded, and Butler Street between Freeport and Bridge Streets will be closed for a free outdoor main-stage concert featuring local standouts, Andre Costello and the Cool Minors, along with Essential Machine, and Etna’s very own The Mondaze.

Artists at 448 Studios, Reneski Replications, Blue Hazel Studio, and .5 Gallery will open their doors for this walk-about tour of artwork created in Etna.  This is an opportunity for the public to meet and see how and where artists work, and talk with them about their creative process and inspiration.

In addition to studio tours and the main stage musical entertainment, the evening includes art demonstrations, performances, a children’s art table, and an interactive “paint-our-canvas” community activity. The PGH Taco Truck will be on-site, and local restaurants will be open and serving delicious fare. 

Local businesses, including Jester’s Court, N.C. Hair Studio, Etna Print Circus, Quickhatch Coffee+Food and Cop-Out Pierogies will also be participating and highlighting the unique artistic aspects of their professions.

About the Etna Economic Development Corporation
As an all-volunteer organization, structured on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street model,the Etna Economic Development Corporation identifies, organizes and implements projects of civic, community and commercial importance in Etna. It is led by a Board of Directors, business owners, elected officials, and residents of the community, all dedicated to economic development and revitalization of Etna’s business district.

About Etna, Pennsylvania

Etna is a small bustling community covering one square mile along the banks of the Allegheny River, and is bordered on three sides by Millvale, Shaler Township, and Sharpsburg. Centrally located, Etna is just 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and close enough for easy access to the shopping centers in North Hills, Fox Chapel, and Monroeville, the cultural opportunities in Oakland and North Side, and nine local colleges and universities.

Once a mill town, over the past twenty years, Etna has re-emerged as a residential community with a highly diversified business base. Within its borders are over 160 businesses ranging from good-sized industrial firms to smaller, family-owned retail and consumer outlets. Etna has an approximate population of 3925 and is growing younger each year as more families with small children move into the community. These young families have a refreshing vitality and a dedication to get involved and work to make Etna a great place to raise children. Their efforts have been fruitful, as evidenced by the many youth-oriented activities that abound throughout the year. There's baseball, softball, and deck hockey leagues open to both girls and boys and active scouting troops from Cubs and Brownies to Seniors and Explorers. These activities, coupled with Etna's pool, playground, and sporting complex on Pine Street afford positive, close-to-home leisure time fun, not just for children, but for the whole family.

Andre Costello and the Cool Minors Headline the Etna Art Tour
19
July
2017

Save the Date for the 2017 Etna Art Tour!

Saturday, September 23 - 6 PM to 10 PM

The EEDC presents the 3rd Annual Etna Art Tour!  This year, the event will be expanded to include musical entertainment and performing arts along Butler Street between Freeport and Bridge Streets.  River Projects, 448 Studios, WNE Studios, Cheese and Crackers, and Pittsburgh Actors’ Space will open their doors for this walk-about tour of some AMAZING artwork made right here in our community! Meet the artists, tour their studios, paint our community canvas, enjoy light food & drinks.  FREE admission, open to the public!

Save the Date for the 2017 Etna Art Tour!
17
July
2017

Etna Riverfront Park

The Borough continues to work on the development of their Riverfront Park and Trail along the Allegheny River below the 62nd Street Bridge.  They are currently developing plans for connections into the community and to Shaler Township so that they, too, can directly access the trail along the river in Etna and for parking areas near the trail head.  They acquired the remaining parcels located in Etna along the riverfront through a donation by Friends of the Riverfront in 2014 and have diligently been fund raising to make this Park and Trail connection a reality.  In 2016, the Borough adopted their Park and Trail Master Plan.  Several public meetings were held for input into the design of the Park.  Work for riverfront trail development both north and south of Etna is ongoing, making the possibilities for connections exciting!  The Etna portion will begin at the Shaler Township boundary line and continue to the boundary with our neighbor, Sharpsburg Borough.  Etna is working closely with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Allegheny County, Friends of the Riverfront, State Senator Randy Vulakovich and State Representative Dom Costa to make the river trail connections up the Allegheny Valley a reality.

Etna Riverfront Park
06
July
2017

EEDC launches new website

Fresh, clean and more interactive

The EEDC is pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website! After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to announce our redesigned website is live

Our goal with this new website is to provide our visitors with a more interactive platform. The development effort were focused on aesthetics, simplifying our content, and to easily provide updated news and events with our new more powerful calendar and news sections.

We hope you like the fresh updated look of the website an find it easy to navigate. We also wish to establish this portal as a source of information for those who visit our site.

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EEDC launches new website

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