Johnstown natives who have moved away and people with friends in the area may soon notice Facebook content that promotes living in Johnstown.
Targeted Facebook ads are part of a nascent campaign to attract telecommuters to move to Johnstown, which is being promoted for its affordability and outdoorsy appeal.
The Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and Problem Solutions founder Mike Hruska to launch the campaign, which they named Choose Johnstown! Click here for the full article.
Visit Johnstown has recently secured a grant from the Community Initiatives Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies to help tourism businesses and organizations recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19.
As a result Visit Johnstown has created the Cambria County Destination Recovery Marketing Program. The purpose of the program is to provide marketing funds to:
Click here for details about the program and the required application information. Applications will be accepted between December 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
The Cambria Regional Chamber and their community partners are launching a new campaign.
It’s called “Light up Local” and was started to encourage the community to support their local businesses this holiday season. Click here to see the full article.
To offset dark times small businesses face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cambria Regional Chamber of Commerce has introduced its “Light Up Local” campaign this holiday season.
Shoppers are invited all month long to light up social media with the campaign’s hashtag – #lightuplocal – after they’ve shopped at a local business rather than an online national company. Click here to read the full article.
After months of fundraising and work, the grand opening of the Virtual Learning Center at The Flood City Youth Fitness Academy is scheduled for 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
Local students will be able to visit the 200 Lincoln St. location and use resources there to attend online classes, complete virtual assignments and receive on-site homework assistance.
Academy officials have purchased 20 desktop computers and 10 laptops, along with printers and new furniture. Click here to read the full article.
Holiday festivities began in Cambria County Friday night with the debut of the Hometown Christmas Stroll in Downtown Johnstown.
“We weren’t going to let this night go by without doing something. We look at it as our responsibility to the community to give them something on this night,” said Melissa Radovanic, President of the Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership who organized this event.
This year would have been the 75th Anniversary of the “Hometown Christmas Parade” and “Light Up Night,” but the event has been adapted due to Covid-19. Click here for the full article.