Lawrenceville Corporation is a membership organization for the business owners and stakeholders in the neighborhood. Becoming a member of the Lawrenceville Corporation offers a number of benefits, from opportunities to connect and collaborate with fellow business owners, to marketing and communications assistance.

In 2010, there were 62 members of Lawrenceville Corporate. Today there are…

95


Levels of Membership

General - $140

  • Free listing in Lawrenceville’s annual Business Directory & Map – Fourth Edition (printed in Fall 2015, Fifth Edition slated for Spring 2017)
  • Inclusion of business news and events listings on LVPGH.com calendar, business directory, and monthly Lawrenceville Happenings e-newsletters.
  • Priority  for mentions in editorial written about and for the community (e-newsletters, press releases, etc.)
  • Opportunities to participate in neighborhood advertising, group promotions and collective ad space purchases.
  • Lawrenceville History in the Remaking window decal featuring the Doughboy

Marketing - $1500

All the benefits of the General Membership plus:

  • Monthly promotion via Lawrenceville Pittsburgh’s Facebook page (12 months / 10,000 monthly reach / 120,000 impressions)
  • Business logo featured in Lawrenceville Corporation’s e-newsletter for one year (12 newsletters / 12,000 monthly readership / 144,000 impressions)
  • Business logo featured on the website (lvpgh.com) for one year (15,000 monthly pageviews / 180,000 pageviews yearly)

Streetscape - $2500

All the benefits of the General Membership plus:

  • Sponsorship of a Lawrenceville Doughboy custom litter receptacle. Recognition via a special posting at lvpgh.com (15,000 monthly pageviews / 180,000 pageviews yearly)
  • Business logo featured in Lawrenceville Corporation’s e-newsletter for one year (12 newsletters / 12,000 monthly readership / 144,000 impressions)


Additional Opportunities

Business Directory Sponsorship - $3500

All the benefits of general membership plus:

  • Exclusive sponsorship of lawrenceville’s popular business directory and map (15,000 copies / 37,500 impressions)
  • Business logo on Lawrenceville’s Happenings e-newsletter for one year (12 newsletters / 12,000 monthly readership / 144,000 impressions)
  • Monthly promotion via Lawrenceville Pittsburgh’s Facebook page (12 months / 10,000 monthly reach / 120,000 impressions)
  • Business logo featured on the neighborhood website lvpgh.com for one year ( 15,000 monthly pageviews / 180,000 pageviews yearly)

Community Happy Hour Sponsorship - $500

All the benefits of the General Membership plus:

  • Business logo on Happy Hour invite to businesses and community members
  • Business table at the event
  • Recognition and speaking opportunity at event

PEP Rally Sponsorship - $500

All the benefits of the General Membership plus:

  • $250 goes directly to PEP Rally, a Lawrenceville United program dedicated to enhancing our neighborhood schools through parents, resident, and business owner engagement
  • Receive a “Proud Partner of Arsenal School” window cling
  • Opportunities for Arsenal students to give back through service-learning at your business
  • Invitations to attend school events, or provide promotional materials for distribution

Community Event Sponsorships

There are many opportunities to sponsor community events in Lawrenceville, such as:

  • The Lawrenceville Blossom Tour (May)
  • Lawrenceville Artists’ Studio Tour (October
  • The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour (December)

Contact us for more information about sponsorship at 412-621-1616 x102 or via email.

Sign Grant Program

Importance of Good Signage

First impressions have a lasting influence. That’s why it’s important that neighborhood business districts like Butler Street and Penn Avenue present an appealing image to potential customers, tenants, and investors. Signs are particularly important. When well designed and properly maintained, signs enhance the unique image of a neighborhood and favorably influence people’s perceptions of individual businesses and the district as a whole.

Important things to consider when designing a sign for your business:

  • Does the sign’s design take into account the historic character of the building and the neighborhood?
  • Does the sign reflect the image of your business? Is it attractive enough to entice new customers?
  • Is your sign readable? Do the typeface, color, and design make it easy for customers to recognize your business?
  • Can your sign be seen at night?

Sign Grants

To help small businesses afford attractive signage, the Mainstreets and Real Estate Committees of the Lawrenceville Corporation (LC) created the Sign Grant Program.The Sign Grant Program offers 50/50 matching grants to businesses in the Butler Street and Penn Avenue business districts. Businesses in buildings that have been rehabilitated or renovated are eligible for up to $500 of matching grant funds. Proof of payment or of an in‐kind donation will be considered for the business/property owner’s match. Sign grants are reimbursable grants, which mean business/property owners must pay the sign fabrication and installation fees upfront, and then be reimbursed for half of the fees up to $500.

Testimonials

The sign grant helped me get the sign I wanted, rather than the sign I could afford. I would have had to purchase a much plainer, less noticeable sign if I did not have access to the sign grant. I was able to get an attractive, professional sign. I am really happy with how it looks. I’ve received many compliments and it has been up less than a month! – Rebecca Morris, Wildcard

Streetface Façade Renovation Program

The Streetface façade renovation program, administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh, provides matching funds to eligible commercial building owners and tenants to improve their building facades. Improved façades not only have a marked impact on the appearance of the neighborhood, but can also positively affect a business’s bottom line by attracting more foot traffic.

The Lawrenceville Corporation facilitates Streetface applications for Lawrenceville’s Butler Street and Penn Main business districts. The Lawrenceville Corporation has assisted in the rehabilitation of over 100 façades in these districts.

Property owners, developers, or tenants who are interested in the Streetface program should contact us at 412.621.1616 x 102 or via email.

These funds only apply to exterior (façade) renovations. Low-interest loans for interior renovations on commercial properties in Main Street districts are available through the Business Development Center of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.