The VFTCB Spotlights Small Businesses in Montgomery County

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The VFTCB introduced three video vignettes in partnership with 20/20 Visual Media to promote the new Make It Main Street initiative. Image via VFTCB.

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board introduced three video vignettes in partnership with 20/20 Visual Media, promoting the newly launched Make It Main Street initiative, writes Sam Cummons.

Make it Main Street was introduced to support local, family-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19 and proud to be “Made Strong in Montco.”

The videos feature small business owners in Ambler, Skippack, and Lansdale, and can be viewed by users on @VisitValleyForge’s social media platforms.

The Lucky Well – Ambler

When the shutdown happened, The Lucky Well owner and Food Network star, Chad Rosenthal, says his team, “didn’t miss a beat.” Rosenthal goes on to say that during the pandemic, he turned into a delivery driver, a new service offered by the restaurant, to ensure all customers could safely enjoy meals.

Regina Marie Designs – Skippack

All artists featured in this downtown Skippack art gallery reside within 20 miles of the area. Regina Marie Designs co-owner, Regina Ewer, notes that pre-COVID, the majority of their business came from art shows.

In March, having the store suddenly became the place people could support these artists. Ewer gives nod to the Skippack Business Owners Association and how members rallied together to keep their doors open and support local during this time, “that’s what America is… small business,” said Ewer.

The Black Reserve Bookstore – Lansdale

Not just a book store: The Black Reserve Bookstore located on Lansdale’s main street, offers black literature, apparel, jewelry, and more.

A place where customers, who owner, Shaykh Anwar Muhammad, says, “are so loyal, they become family,” feel safe to express opinions on social issues. “People got reacquainted with books when the pandemic hit. That’s what helped us stay afloat – people ordering books.”

Meet the streets and plan a stay at Montgomery County downtown destinations here. Support the businesses that fuel our community and share your main street memories using #MakeItMainStreet!

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