EnCourage Lancaster will advocate for businesses, who will need a combonation of Grants, Rent Assistance, Support Services and Easy To Obtain Flexible Loans to survive this crisis. 

What is EnCourage Lancaster?

EnCourage Lancaster was established during the unprecedented health crisis of 2020 to empower all small businesses, micro-enterprises and start-ups in Lancaster County to continue enriching our local economy. We call on our fellow residents to let our voices be heard, serve our community, and support one another to continue contributing our goods, services and expertise, now and in the future.

EnCourage Lancaster reaches out to the community of Lancaster small business owners and all residents as we continually remind one another:

“Yes, we CAN do this. We are here to support each other and we are here to stay.”

EnCourage Lancaster | Our Vision

 

We support each other and our community in the following ways: 

 

Encourage

In the tough times and the great times, as a community of small business owners in Lancaster County we stand with one another with courage and celebration of what we can do together.

Empower

We stand together with all small businesses, micro-enterprises and start-ups in Lancaster County as we provide advocacy, tools, and support.

Execute

Together in Lancaster County we speak in one voice to ensure our unique business models, services, and work are represented and supported by the resources that help us the most. This includes holding key stakeholders accountable in the decisions that they are making on our behalf.

Enrich

We seek to enrich our Lancaster County community by providing our unique goods, services, and expertise. We also seek to shine a light on what  working in and on a small business looks like and how it helps our local economy.

Envision

We look to the future of small business in Lancaster County and ask ‘how can we move forward as a small business community?

Our Team

ANNE KIRBY 

KRISHA MARTZALL

DANA ROBERTSON

CHARLIE CRYSTLE

RICHARD WAINE

 

MEGAN WALDMAN

NANCY KEELER

ADAM GALLEK

SANDRA KILPATRICK JORDAN

JEN REINER 

 

 

PAIGE DURBOROW

MICHELLE SALINAS

ROBERT SMITH

JOSH CARRIGAN

JEFF STOLZFUS

 

START AN ENCOURAGE CHAPTER IN YOUR AREA

Encourage Lancaster is also ready to empower other areas in Lancaster County to start their own Small Business Emergency Funds. Contact us today and learn how to start a chapter and emergency fund in your own area. We’re eager to help you help your communities during these difficult times–and after.

Small Business Support

JOIN OUR SLACK SUPPORT GROUP

LANCASTER CHAMBER COVID-19 INFO PAGE

SMALL BIZ BRICK & MORTAR SURVEY

How Else You Can Help

HAVE TIME ON YOUR HANDS? BECOME A HELPER

SIGN OUR PLEDGE – COMING SOON  

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Image by Jeff Stoltzfus from Cinerial