intro to 2017

17 days and counting down until we ring in the new year, 2017.

17 more days of holiday tunes on the airwaves, at retail and dining locations seemingly without exception, and woven into any and all commercials and advertising.

And for those of us who write checks, 17 more days of getting the date right, effortlessly (before getting it wrong for the next 2 or 3 months”¦!).

Basking in the glow of these December days, we are also transitioning from our geospatial blog series. If you need a refresher, this content can always be found on our web site. For quick reference, a direct link to the first of the series is here:­ ­

Another link worth sharing is this:   Congratulations to our clients and friends who made this great list and if you find yourself in Lititz or Bellefonte during office hours, stop by to say hello to our staff in those communities!

In other news, we are ramping up for fresh content in the new year and the National Main Street conference in May. While others may have been checking off their shopping lists, we have already made a trial run to Pittsburgh and back, visiting communities along the way and checking out the conference hotel. It looks to be a fantastic venue for a fabulous event in a fun town.

As we traveled the “road to Main Street” from Philly to Pittsburgh, our pre-conference road trip literally took us from one side of the state to the other, on a road less traveled. When people in the US think of iconic road trips, Route 66 is always part of that conversation.* Based on what we found, Pennsylvania’s section of the Lincoln Highway has a great many stories to tell too.

We are excited to share insights from our travels, photos of our time spent in these communities, and key essential elements of these great downtowns (with perhaps a Cars reference ”¦ or many ”¦ ).

Stay tuned!

And in the meantime, have a happy and healthy December and a very merry new year!


* In case you haven’t seen it, the Disney movie Cars takes viewers along a portion of Route 66, as only Disney can. If you find yourself with time on your hands this holiday season, it’s worthwhile viewing. “Git-R-Done!”