Lancaster Avenue Business Association

Celebrating - 2 Decades/Plus of
Community Service

LABA, today bridging business and community... Since 1986

In lieu of the many obstacles, LABA-CDC has experienced many victories during our twenty plus years of community service.Much appreciation is extended to those community partners having worked with us and continue your efforts of support, as we collectively address our community service needs.

Community Service Programs

In Support of Community Initiatives, 2004 marked a triumpth of the efforts of the Lancaster Avenue Business Association-CDC bringing community together, as we initiated the fight to save our community Poat Office, in the Belmont Community on Lancaster Avenue, and successfully accomplished our plight preventing the closing .

It is our interest to stimulate more attention to the consideration of developing a larger postal facility in the Belmont community designed to provide increased services and convenience helping to meet the growing needs of our current and new residents targeted for this area. (Daily Penn and Philadelphia Daily News)

Annual Merchant Turkey Give Away - Annually LABA-CDC collectively organize business support to provide Free Turkeys and Complete Dinner Gift Baskets to deserving families that link the communities to our business district. Participating businesses support this initiative, by donating time and resources, contributing as an open token of their appreciation for community patronize. This effort also enhances collectively support from local community base organizations and groups, thus bridging business and community working together in community service. (Photos)

Annual Corridor Parade & Western Day In The Park - Annually LABA-CDC sponsors a fun day on the business corridor featuring the African-American Cowboy & Cowgirls Association. This fund raising event promotes increase marketing for the Lancaster Avenue Shopping District. Offering a day for community fun and business at the Western Fair in the Park, provides give aways, games,pony rides, western story telling-of pioneer horsemen and proformances. A day where local vendors can market their products to the extended communities. The parade consist of clowns, steppers, music, horse & buggies, native americans and so many more. (photos)

Ultimate Goal - To maintain the integrity and respect of the BA, in honor of the pioneers and historians who set the pace, of Showcasing Everyday People sincere in their efforts to obtain and maintain self and community empowerment, through economic independance and social order. To strengthen funding resources for LABA-CDC programs and initiatives designed to improve conditions that will enhance the quality of life and increase equal and fair business opportunities for a diverse growing community. We shall continue to promote LABA Inclusive Initiatives, recognizing both monetary & sweat equity contributions,and volunteer support rendered, all geared towards the betterrment of our business corridor and communities as a whole. We shall maintain and increase LABA-CDC Programs to identify with Economic Development supporting entrpreneur and small business development, Education and Youth Initiatives targeting anti drug,anti violence, promoting life and professional skills development, as well as, Community Health and Welfare Initiatives. Both short and long range goals of LABA-CDC will reflect LABA's mission,and will work to provide efficient service as a valued entity and resource to our local businesses, bridging communities

Business Services
Corridor Beautification Programs

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