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Letter From The Executive Director

Dear Manayunk Business Owners,

I would like to invite you to become a member of the Manayunk Development Corporation. MDC was established in 1992 with the mission of promoting business and economic development in the commercial areas along Main Street, Cresson Street and the side streets in our district. We believe that by sharing our our assets, knowledge, and ingenuity, we as a business district become resilient, forward thinking and prosperous.

Joining MDC gives you the opportunity to access additional resources, maximize your efficiency and increase your productivity by teaming with others in our district. Consider your MDC membership a way to leverage your individual funds and creativity with others to generate results and greater impact.

The list of benefits that MDC provides its members is constantly growing (the full list of benefits is below). As a member you will receive regular updates about MDC services, public safety, promotions, area events, and funding opportunities. Membership allows you active participation in the "Manayunk Brand". There are dozens of ways to participate, and best of all you can participate as fully as your schedule allows. You may simply want to receive member updates and emails or you may want to become active on a committee or board level. MDC welcomes you and your input and you can reach us by telephone, email or at scheduled meetings. Membership in MDC provides a unique opportunity to collaborate and partner with other businesses to help shape not only your individual business but the entire district.

Below is a list of membership privileges and an application form. I look forward to working with you in 2014, and remain committed to being responsive to you. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns: my direct line is 267-270-3074, email: .


Jane Lipton
Executive Director

Membership Privileges

Voting Rights

  • Members vote to elect the MDC Board of Directors.
  • As a member in good standing, you may run for a position on the MDC Board of Directors
  • Members have the opportunity to be on committees for Manayunk events.

Discounted Parking

  • Discounted parking permits valid exclusively in MDC Lots.
  • Discounted parking validation stickers for your customers that can be used at the Main Street and Levering Street lot.


  • Links and photos on MDC's website business directory.
  • Member pricing on website advertising opportunities.

Marketing & Advertising

  • Participation in MDC subsidized or partially subsidized advertising (like Magazine).
  • Member pricing on dedicated e-blasts from the Manayunk e-newsletter which now reaches more than 10,000 people.
  • members will have the opportunity to be featured in the MDC e-newsletter and merchant handouts.
  • We push selected sales and stories on MDC's social media Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts.
  • Access to MDC's marketing consultant.

Public Relations

  • PR opportunities through news and social media outlets.
  • Promotion of your prepared and submitted press release.
  • Member stories will be suggested to MDC's PR consultant.

Special Events

  • Opportunities to get involved in Manayunk events at a FREE or discounted rate: Manayunk Arts Festival, Manayunk on Ice, StrEAT Food Festival, First Fridays, Halloween, Holidays, etc.

Education & Office Services

  • Free access to MDC's business education workshops.
  • Use of MDC's resources, i.e. technology center, photocopier, fax machine, etc.