"To maintain a high integrity in the effort of identifying, organizing and implementing projects of civil and commercial importance for the revitalization of the Borough of Etna."
Etna Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is a 501(c)3 non-
The EEDC sponsors the annual Farmer’s Market, held from early June through mid-
The EEDC sponsors the yearly Etna Lottery Calendar sale – a great way to make sure you don’t miss any of those great Etna events and maybe win a few bucks while you are at it! Their other fund raiser is the annual Night at the Races held in March each year.
Etna Needs Your Help...
We're sure those of you who have lived and worked in this town share our concern for its future. We, of the Etna Economic Development Corporation, wanted to take this opportunity to share with you, the shareholders of Etna's prosperity, some of our vision of our town. Our hopes and dreams are for an Etna community that is vibrant, economically healthy, environmentally friendly and, in short, a wonderful place to live and work. A number of local business people and residents are working diligently behind the scenes to move the community in this direction, but WE NEED YOUR HELP.
We realize our Etna business community does not offer every product or service to meet every possible need. We do, however, believe that the businesses in the community provide many of the essentials of everyday life, and, in some instances, much more.
The vitality of our business community plays a major role in the quality of the community at large. Police and fire departments, road crews, recreational areas, and activities such as Light the Night, summer concerts, street fairs, local government programs, education for our youth, environmental initiatives and much more, are dependent on the tax revenues collected from the local business community.
With this in mind, we ask you, the residents of Etna, to do what you can to patronize your local businesses. So doing will help ensure the long-
Sign Grant Program
The EEDC has implemented a pilot program to encourage downtown business proprietors to participate in energizing the Central Business District with new and well-
Sign Grant Application
Facade Grant Program
Open to all business owners in Etna, the Façade Grant Program offers the opportunity for business owners to receive dollar-
FAÇADE GRANT OPEN TO SMALL BUSINESSES – The EEDC is now accepting applications for the 2019 Façade Grant Program. The application deadline is May 31. Eligible applicants must be current dues paying members of the EEDC. Applications and detailed guidelines are available at the Municipal Building. This is a dollar-
SIGN GRANT OPEN TO SMALL BUSINESSES
NIGHT AT THE RACES – Thank you to all who attended or bought horses for the 9th Annual Night at the Races, held on Saturday, March 2. The hall was filled with exuberance as we cheered our winning horses to the finish line!!!
“BEE A FRIEND” TOUR – On MAY 4, area businesses will greet patrons with FREE packets of seeds provided by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania and the EEDC! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., participating businesses will offer discounts, coupons and samples that will showcase what makes their businesses and Etna so special! The EEDC is sponsoring this event to encourage the community to SHOP LOCAL and also to promote environmental awareness of the plight of declining bee populations.
EEDC CARNIVAL – Come one, come all!!! For the 3rd year in a row, EEDC will be hosting the Annual Carnival! The Carnival will take place June 24 – June 29. The Carnival opens each evening at 6:00 p.m. and will have games, carnival rides, bingo & food. There will be a variety of food available provided by Cop Out Pierogies and Porky’s Bar and Grill each evening from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Come on down and join us for some good old-
Eco District News
Plans Announced for the Etna Community Library
At the EcoDistrict meeting on April 3, Councilwoman Megan Tuñón announced that plans are underway to create a new Community Library in the heart of Etna! This exciting new space is still in the very preliminary phases of development, but a space on Butler Street has been chosen for the location. Mrs. Tuñón explained that the Etna Community Library will be modeled after the Millvale Community Library, which she described as a “grassroots, community focused library, that not only offers books and technology to its residents, but a diverse range of programs and services that are in direct response to the needs of the community.” As plans continue to develop, Etna Community Organization will be holding community input meetings so that all residents have an opportunity to share what resources they want to see at their library. Stay tuned!
Etna and Sharpsburg residents came out in a big way for the Earth Day Challenge on April 13! In total 353 volunteers showed up at their respective borough buildings to suit up for a morning of trash clean up. The first 100 volunteers at each location were given custom, high visibility t-
TriBoro Home Performance Workshop – May 18
Join the Etna EcoDistrict Team May 18 at the Millvale Moose for a free series of events tied to energy efficiency. From 3 to 5 p.m., the workshop features hand-
Tree Celebration Planned for May 25th!
The Borough of Etna and the Etna Community Organization (ECO) are hosting a celebration at the Playground on May 25. We will be celebrating the opening of the pool for the summer season, as well as the 12 new trees that have been planted on the playground and pool grounds. The trees are just the first of 100 new trees that will be planted this year throughout the borough as part of a $50,000 grant that was awarded to Etna Borough by the Allegheny County Health Department. The ECO Air Quality Champions will also be installing sculptural artwork on the playground fence that provides information about air quality issues in our region. Etna EcoDistrict Fellow, Alexis Boytim, and the Shaler Area High School GATE students will be celebrating the new walking trail and signage throughout the borough. The ECO Water Champions will be sharing information on how to keep Pine Creek healthy as well as leading a nature walk with kids. There will be free food and drinks, though a limited supply and on a first-
The annual Farmer’s Market celebrates its 12th Anniversary in 2019, and is open each Thursday, from June 6 through October 24, 3:00 to 6:30 P.M., across from the Municipal Building at 437 Butler Street.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor at our Farmer’s Market, contact Mary at 412-