BECOME A PART OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY

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Our goal at Downtown Kittanning Incorporated is to foster a positive local economy through community impact projects and offering our members resources to grow their business, create new jobs, and attract new homeowners to our beautiful town.

Welcome to Downtown Kittanning! 

Our goal at Downtown Kittanning Incorporated is to foster a positive local economy through community impact projects and offering our members resources to grow their business, create new jobs, and attract new homeowners to our beautiful town. We do this through a focus on 5 key areas:

  1. Drive vision and develop a decision-making process to carry out the long-term goals for the business community in the Kittanning area.
  2. Communicate information about business resources and best practices to foster growth for existing businesses and to mentor entrepreneurs.
  3. Develop and preserve the culture and beauty of Kittanning, especially through visual art.
  4. Promote special activities to support local business growth and to raise additional funds to support our annual goals.
  5. Advocate for local business through consistent communication with local government partners

We are always looking for new members to join us in our mission. Check out our events, contact us if you have any questions, and become a member when you’re ready to help us make the Kittanning area an even better place to live, work, and play.

  2023-2024 DKI Small Business Grant

Through our partnership with Nextier Bank, we’re excited to offer $7500 in Small Business Grants to new and existing local businesses beginning in November 2023. Grant applications are open now and will be reviewed beginning in the last week of October. The process is competitive, so please do not delay your submission. Once the grant funds have been depleted, applications will close for this round. We encourage all eligible businesses who meet the following criteria to apply:

Who the Grant is For:

  1. Someone wanting to start a new business in the Kittanning area defined by the 16201 zip code.

Helpful Hint: Your business plan should be completely fleshed out and you are ready to launch or are already into your business launch.  If you are still in the early planning stages, we recommend attending the First Step: Starting A Small Business in Pennsylvania Workshop and utilize the other resources offered by the Small Business Development Center at Clarion University.  These resources are free to you and have been helpful to many businesses in the area.  You can find more information at https://www.clarion.edu/SBDC/index.html

  1. An existing business in the 16201 zip code that wants to add a new business offering.
  2. An existing business in 16201 zip code that has experienced economic hardship due to circumstances beyond their control such as fire, flood, health challenges, or other unforseen circumstances.

What the Grant Includes:

  1. $500-1,000 to accomplish the goal of your application.
  2. One year membership in DKI.
  3. Promotion of your business through press releases and social media posts.

What are the Stipulations?

  1. Businesses must be based or being opened in the Kittanning area defined by the 16201 zip code.
  2. Grant money must be used for the purpose specified on the grant application.
  3. Grant money must be used within 90 days of receiving the check.
  4. A representative of your company must appear in a picture with a representative of DKI that will be used for a press release and social media posts.
  5. Your business will be featured on social media posts to promote the business and or the specific project this grant was awarded for.
  6. You must submit proof that the grant funds were used for their intended purposes.
  7. You commit that If you do not use the grant money for the purpose stated on your grant application or within the 90 day timeframe, you have to pay back the funds within 15 calendar days of Downtown Kittanning, Inc.
  8. You agree that if you do not abide by these terms, DKI may file in small claims court to recover the original grant funds as well as court costs.
  9. You also agree that if you do not abide by these terms, your one year complimentary membership in DKI will be revoked.

How do I apply?
Fill out the google form at: https://forms.gle/asj2fuB7hs9Twvtw7

We’re excited to see the ideas that will be submitted and we look forward to working with you to make our city an even better place to live, work, and play. 

 

Upcoming Events

  • May 30, 2024

    Business Development Town Hall
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • June 18, 2024

    DKI Board Meeting
    8:15 am - 9:45 am
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • July 12, 2024

    2024 Downtown Market
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rosebud Mining Co, 301 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

    SAVE THE DATES FOR 2024!

    May 17th, 4pm-8pm
    July 12th, 4pm-8pm
    September 13th, 4pm-8pm

    Rosebud Mining Lot | Downtown Kittanning

    Homemade, homegrown, handmade.
    Local artisans & farmers.

  • July 13, 2024

    Downtown Kittanning Wine Walk
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    215 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

    Get ready for the 7th annual Kittanning Wine Walk happening on Saturday, July 13th.
    Welcoming back last year's favorites and introducing some new wineries from near and far.
    Along with local music, vendors and businesses participating, the atmosphere is sure to be great!
    *NOTE - Wine Pickup is available to everyone BUT please note the following:
    VIP - your wine purchases will be delivered to Wine Pickup for you until 3PM.
    Regular tickets - you must take your wine purchases to Wine Pickup to be held.
    VIP HOUR - enter the event ONE HOUR EARLY by purchasing a VIP ticket. (11am-12pm) - $40
    Benefits:
    Shorter lines
    Free lunch from Greater Good BBQ (Pulled pork sandwich and a side) by showing your wristband.
    Unlimited access to wineries on Market St for a full hour before the main event opens at 12pm.
    Wine purchases will be delivered to the pickup area until 3PM.
    Only 100 VIP tickets are available.
    Bring a friend and join us for great wine, and even better company.
    FAQ:
    Can someone under 21 attend this event? - NO ONE under 21 is permitted to purchase a ticket or partake in the wine tastings/purchasing of wine. We will be carding attendees at check-in/registration. Those under 21 are permitted to participate in the vendors who will be set up around town.
    What does my ticket get me? - Your ticket gets you a wine glass, wine lanyard, and admission to all attending winery tastings.
    Will there be food? - YES. VIP ticket holders will have a complimentary lunch available and there will be offerings from local restaurants and vendors to purchase throughout the day.
    Do we have to purchase tickets in advance? - No, but it is highly recommended. Ticket prices will go up on the day of the event. Pre-purchased tickets are $25 and 'day of' tickets are $30 at the event.
    Those who purchase their tickets online, in advance, will be entered into our VIP drawing! What does this include? An extra hour in the event, a free ticket for next year's event & a VIP parking pass for the day of the event by wine pickup.
    Want to join our committee? Email ArmstrongWineWalk@gmail.com for more info or send us a message!

  • July 16, 2024

    DKI Board Meeting
    8:15 am - 9:45 am
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • August 20, 2024

    DKI Board Meeting
    8:15 am - 9:45 am
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • September 13, 2024

    2024 Downtown Market
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rosebud Mining Co, 301 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

    SAVE THE DATES FOR 2024!

    May 17th, 4pm-8pm
    July 12th, 4pm-8pm
    September 13th, 4pm-8pm

    Rosebud Mining Lot | Downtown Kittanning

    Homemade, homegrown, handmade.
    Local artisans & farmers.

  • September 17, 2024

    DKI Board Meeting
    8:15 am - 9:45 am
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • October 15, 2024

    DKI Board Meeting
    8:15 am - 9:45 am
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

  • November 19, 2024

    DKI Board Meeting
    8:15 am - 9:45 am
    Ispirare Coffee, 140 Market St, Kittanning, PA 16201, USA

CURRENT MEMBERS

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SERVICES WE OFFER

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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