Why Does Downtown Matter?

Downtown marketing and promotion efforts are made possible thanks to all of our partners.

It is the mission of Downtown Chambersburg Inc to drive, enhance, and encourage investment in Downtown Chambersburg.

  • A downtown is home to locally owned, independent businesses that keep 68% of their revenue recycling back into the community.
  • A healthy, vibrant downtown is an indicator of the economic condition of the City and the County.
  • Downtown businesses provide employment opportunities at all skill levels.
  • Successful downtown businesses can pay higher business privilege and mercantile taxes, contributing to the overall growth and economic improvement of the City and County.
  • A healthy downtown enhances property values and expands the City’s tax base.
  • A vibrant downtown creates a sense of place and pride for the community.
  • A downtown reduces sprawl by concentrating commercial activity in one area.
  • It serves as an incubator—for new, small, and locally owned businesses.
  • Downtowns preserve and improve property values—in both immediate and surrounding residential neighborhoods.
  • The rehabilitation of old buildings supports the local economy by employing local trades… and local tradesmen usually purchase local building materials.
  • A downtown serves as a community space where members of all segments of the community can come together for parades and other community events.
  • The downtown is usually home to a community’s arts and cultural offerings—which also act as an economic driver and catalyst for business development.
Become a Downtown Partner

If you’re interested in supporting our downtown and learning more about the benefits you’ll receive as a partner, please contact us at 717-264-7101 or [email protected].

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Explore the Arts

Experience the arts and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and creativity of the community.

Public Parking

Public parking is available at various lots throughout downtown. There is also street parking on most streets.


Explore and enjoy events with our fun-filled calendar.

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Submit your own event to show on our calendar!


Join the 28th Crabfeast for all-you-can-eat crabs, games, and more.

Food Crawl

Join us and our Latin / Hispanic food places.

Market Information

Downtown Chambersburg: Economic hub with diverse businesses, detailed demographic and consumer data.

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