The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board introduced two additional video vignettes promoting its Make it Main Street initiative.
Make it Main Street was introduced to support local, family-owned businesses impacted by COVID-19 and proud to be “Made Strong in Montco.”
To date, this campaign has received over 640,000 video views on @VisitValleyForge social media, and is getting traction on television, radio, and various digital platforms.
Joseph Ambler Inn
North Wales, PA
Tucked away on 12 acres of lawns & gardens, the Joseph Ambler Inn is the result of decades of work and vision by owner Richard Allman and his dedicated staff.
Welcoming its first guests in 1983, the Inn has transitioned from a small bed and breakfast to a 52 room luxury hotel and highly acclaimed restaurant, spread throughout five historic buildings.
In this exclusive clip, Allman shares the journey of having his staff return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the Inn continues to be an important place in his guests’ lives.
“We’re all working harder, we’re working longer, and we’re working smarter,” Allman says, “We’re doing everything we can to make the Joseph Ambler Inn experience a great one.”
Exhibit B Gallery
Harry Boardman, owner of Exhibit B Gallery in Souderton, talks adapting his business during COVID-19, as well as what community means to him.
In 2014, when Boardman and his wife bought the building, they were able to envision the art gallery today, which houses work from more than 28 artists.
“In the very beginning of the closure, it was scary. Everyone was collectively holding their breath,” Boardman says, “Each one of the artists represents a one-person business.”
The Montgomery County community is what helps to keep these businesses surviving. Boardman is thankful for those supporting small and feels, “The idea of main street is community. Small businesses offer an experience and the ability to connect.
Users and visitors can meet the streets here, and plan out their stay at Montgomery County downtown destinations. Support the businesses that fuel our community and share your main street memories using #MakeItMainStreet!