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

Residential Membership - $50

  • Your membership directly supports the work of the Lawrenceville Corporation. Thank you!
  •  Lawrenceville History in the Remaking window decal featuring the Doughboy

General Membership - $150

  • Free listing in print and interactive online editions of the Lawrenceville Business Directory & Map
  • Priority inclusion in print and digital media (web and social media posts,
    e-newsletters, press releases, newspaper and magazine features, etc.)
  • Lawrenceville History in the Remaking window decal featuring the Doughboy
  • Special member-only discounts on:
    • Neighborhood marketing campaigns and events
    • Sponsored content package
    • Visit Pittsburgh membership

Happy Hour Sponsorship - $500

All the benefits of General Membership, plus

  • Branded Happy Hour invite to businesses and community members
  • Event promotion across lvpgh.com, e-newsletters, and on social media
    networks
  • Tabling and speaking opportunities at event

PEP Rally Sponsorship - $500

All the benefits of General Membership, plus

  • $250 goes directly to PEP Rally, a Lawrenceville United program
    dedicated to enhancing our neighborhood schools through parent,
    resident, and business owner engagement
  • 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


Marketing Membership - $2000

All the benefits of General Membership, plus

  • Business logo and link featured site-wide on lvpgh.com
  • Business logo and link featured in monthly e-newsletter
  • Free sponsored content package

Business Directory Sponsorship - $5000

All the benefits of Marketing Membership, plus

  • Exclusive sponsorship of our popular Business Directory & Map
  • Business logo featured on promotional materials for select neighborhood-wide marketing campaigns and events

Sponsored Content Package - $100
(Non-Members $200)

Included free at Marketing Membership level and above
Promote your business or event to our network via our website, e-newsletter, and robust social media networks. Our sponsored content package includes:

  • Featured article with photo about your business or event on lvpgh.com, in our monthly e-newsletter, and shared across social media platforms
  • Article & photo(s) packaged for you to share via your own digital marketing channels
  • Our in-house marketing staff will help you tailor your content for maximum reach

For more information contact Rachel Webber

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 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.